Year 12 students (clockwise from front) Georgia Hampson, Hope Kelland, Emily Convery, Hannah Schimke and Brittany Graham will perform as part of the WestMAC hip-hop troupe.
Year 12 students (clockwise from front) Georgia Hampson, Hope Kelland, Emily Convery, Hannah Schimke and Brittany Graham will perform as part of the WestMAC hip-hop troupe. Rob Williams

Hip hop troupe take on challenge

DANCERS in the West Moreton Anglican College hip-hop troupe were born more than 10 years after Mario was created, but they have dedicated their latest routine to him and other nerdy heroes.

The troupe will personify many classic video game characters when they taken on their south-east Queensland rivals today.

Twenty-six boys and girls from years 9 to 12 make up the troupe, which will compete in the Brisbane Hip Hop Challenge.

The main prize is a coveted hip-hop class with So You Think You Can Dance contestant Jesse Rasmussen. The WestMAC troupe's quirky hip-hop routine was awarded second place in the hip-hop section of the Brisbane Eisteddfod last week.

A contemporary routine by year 12 students Georgia Hampson, Hope Kelland, Emily Convery, Hannah Schimke and Brittany Graham, won its section at the eisteddfod.

Dance teacher Erin Judd said the results showed the girls' versatility.

Ms Judd said the troupe had the ability to win today's event.

"The students have been working on this performance since February," Ms Judd said.

"After last weekend's successful result, they are ready to go one better on Saturday.



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