Hackney youngsters step to the beat at streetfest

Hackney Homes street dance group Nemesis, recently performed at the Streetfest festival in Shoreditch on Sunday 5 May.
The high profile celebration of street culture, presented a collective of creative minds from the world of design, art, spoken word, dance, skate, music and more.  The dance stage was managed by b.supreme an organisation dedicated to supporting, nurturing and platforming women in hip hop. 
This is the second year that the group have performed at the streetfest festival, with 30 members in attendance. Ranging in age from eight – 15 years, Nemesis dance troupe showed off their synchronised moves to the crowd; performing twice throughout the day.  They also had the chance to meet and learn from various professional dancers from across the UK.
Nemesis street dance workshops take place across three Hackney locations throughout the week: New Kingshold Community Centre, Young Hackney Woodberry Down and Springfield Club for young people. Young residents have the opportunity to learn dance moves with trained dance experts for free.
Chair of High Hill Tenants and Residents Association, Shade Ajigbeda said: "The kids always look forward to the street dance sessions and it has definitely rocketed the confidence of many who attend.  A big thank you to Nemesis for giving the kids in our area something positive to focus on.”

Rupert Tyson MBE, Chair, Hackney Homes Board
Projects such as this encourage our young residents to develop key social skills, allowing them to build relationships whilst keeping active and having fun.
Rupert Tyson MBE, Chair, Hackney Homes Board

For more information on upcoming dance workshops contact Youth Engagement Officer, Sonia Bradley on 020 8356 6128.