THERE'S a chance for young people to join the Street Dance revolution, with a masterclass with professional dancer Claire Harris next week in Bideford. Claire, 35, who moved to Northam from Brighton three years ago, has been dancing Street for nearly 10
THERE'S a chance for young people to join the Street Dance revolution, with a masterclass with professional dancer Claire Harris next week in Bideford. Claire, 35, who moved to Northam from Brighton three years ago, has been dancing Street for nearly 10 years. Since arriving, she has set up her own company, Born2Dance and runs classes locally which are going from strength to strength. Now she wants to spread the word even further. Claire and a team of her dancers will be demonstrating some of the hottest hip-hop moves. She will be teaching a choreographed routine to those who go along for the two-hour session at Fitness M8 on Mill Street, (opposite Caffecino's) in Bideford, on Saturday November 22.Claire says: "Street Dancing is a brilliant way to keep fit. It's energetic, great fun and now, totally cool! The High School Musical movies have been smash hits and are encouraging a whole generation of youngsters to get out there and throw a few funky shapes. I can teach them how." Street Dance is no newcomer to the dance scene; it originated in the United States way back in the 1970s. It has continued to evolve within hip-hop culture and its explosion in popularity today has led to an increase in the number of serious street-dance competitions around the world. Claire says: "I promise, so long as you haven't got two left feet, it's possible to pick up a great routine in a short amount of time."She adds: "It's wicked being able to hit the dance-floor, perform a few jaw-dropping moves and make it look easy at the same time. Come and try it and you'll find out!"Claire's masterclass is 2- 4pm. No booking is needed and entry is £5 per person for the two hour session. Entry is limited to young people aged 15 and over.