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Youth Hip-Hop and Break-Dance Groups Gather in Civic Plaza for Surrey’s First Street Dance Showcase

Youth Hip-Hop and Break-Dance Groups Gather in Civic Plaza for Surrey’s First Street Dance Showcase

July 2, 2019

Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey celebrated the beginning of summer break with its first Street Dance Showcase, a free outdoor event offering youth aged 25 and under the opportunity to showcase their hip-hop and break-dance skills.  More than 70 youth gathered in Civic Plaza for the event, which featured a live DJ and prizes for best performances.

“Surrey’s youth dance community has rapidly grown, and it was a natural fit for us to offer an outdoor platform for them to showcase their talent,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “We know that heathy communities are ones where youth feel engaged, supported and valued. This event is a great example of how Surrey youth have stepped up and used their voice and enthusiasm to help shape their city.”

Since the opening of Guildford Recreation Centre, a fast-growing, local hip-hop and break-dance community has gathered to connect and refine their craft together. Over the years, the group has grown so large, that recreational planners now plan to install mirrors and upgraded audio systems to support and further encourage the dancers at the centre.  Free drop-in space has also been programmed at nearby facilities to cope with especially busy days, like School’s Out days, along with the winter and spring breaks.

Spectators of all ages attended the event and Surrey’s SAFE program provided complimentary refreshments for the dancers and spectators.  

For more information on youth activities happening in Surrey this summer, visit surrey.ca/youth

 

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For Event Information:

Daljit Gill-Badesha
Healthy Communities Manager
Parks Recreation & Culture
DGill-Badesha@surrey.ca
604-502-6352

For Media Interviews:

Amber Stowe
Communications Specialist
Parks Recreation & Culture
Amber.stowe@surrey.ca
604-598-5854