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Published on July 26th, 2010 | by Denny Armatrading

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Street Dance XXL Championships 2010



Hosted by Comedian Eddie Kadi and including cast and crew members from the recent hit British movie Street Dance 3D, The Street Dance XXL Championship 2010 took place at the ExCel Centre, London on Sunday 25th July.
The Streetdance XXL Championships is the event that acts such as Flawless, Peridot, Twist and Pulse and Diversity orignally made a name for themselves.
With the beautiful Nicola Burley (The main Star of Street Dance 3D) and the directors of the same film in attendance, the event kicked off.

The event is split into 3 catergories:
Under 14
14 – 17
18 +

There would be a winner for each catergory and then an overall winner. The winner overall winner will be featured in the upcoming feature film Street Dance 3D 2.

Several of the dance groups had two different team entered in more than one category such as Ebonessence and Futinity which showcased more for the individual dance schools they represented.
Before the competition kicked off we were treated to an exhibition dance by last years winner, Status.
Status who have been nomintated for an Urban Music Award this year showed why they were 2009’s deserved winners and why they have gone on to become one of England’s most popular dance troupes.

Ebonessence Dance School

Ebonessence Dance Troupe

The competition kicked off with the 14 – 17 age group of dance acts, the talent from the very first act was immense.

Though probably the weakest of the three categories the dance groups were skilled and well presented, with good costumes.
Prodigy was the stand out group and therefore deservedly took the top prize for this category.

Between the catergories we were treated to another exhibition dance act by the established Karizma Crew.

Karizma Dance crew

Karizma Dance Crew

Next up came the under 14’s category.
After a few acts it was evident that despite the younger age range, these dancers were more than capable of keeping up with their older opponents.
All the acts were very tight, though a special mention has to go out to Ghost crew.
It was near to the end of this category, with Ghost Crew probably edging top spot when out stepped Masters of Movement (M.O.M) and blew away the competition, a view echoed by the judges when asked in the interlude who they liked the look of.

Masters of Movement are a highly skilled dance crew and the talent could be seen individually with each of the dancers on stage.

Masters of Movement won this category and would now be in wit ha chance for the overall prize.

Before the final category took place there was an intermission.
Upon returning from the break we were treated to previous winners and Britains Got talent Semi-Finalists Peridot.

Peridot performed a great dance routine that not only showcased the dance group dancing in sync but gave opportunity for each individual member a chance to showcase their talents.

Peridot Dance Crew

Peridot Dance Crew

The always funny Eddie Kadi then came on stage and insisted he could do just as well. The DJ let the music run and he performed a little dance routine with the help of Peridot that had the crown in laughter and applause.

The 18+ category then promptly kick off.
This was probably the overall strongest group, including an amazing performance from Futunity based around Thundercats.
This group provided lots of tricks and treats with astounding costumes on some of the groups.

With several acts in this group that could be crowned overall winner it was going to be a tight choice, including the two winners of the previous categories.

While the Judges deliberated over the results we where treated to freestyle contest.
The under 16’s category was won by a young boy called Joe who seemed to have an unlimited list of moves in his repertoire bringing out new moves in all three rounds of the freestyle contest.

The over 16’s was won by a member of the Karizma Crew who went up in a very close final against a young chap simply know as “The Ginger Bread Man” from Doncaster.
It was a great final. Clips can be seen in the video above.

Streetdance XXL Championship 2010

18+ Freestylers Finalist

Before the judges returned to the stage with the results we were treated to another performance from last years winners Status.

The Judges along with presenter Eddie Kadi then announced the winners.
Which are as follows?

Under: 14’s
Winners: Masters of Movement

Category: 14 – 17
Winners: Prodigy

Category: 18+:
1st Protocol
2nd Futunity
3rd Abyss

Overall Winners and 2010 Street Dance XXL Champions:
Masters of Movement

Status at Streetdance XXL Championships 2010

2009 Winners Status, handing trohy to the new 2010 winners

Final Verdict:
A great show and the UK’s top event for seeing the next big dance groups that will be emerging in the wake of popularity set by the likes of Diversity, Akai & George Samson.
Great presenting by Eddie Kadi and a great family event. With a group from the youngest category winning, it’s sure to insprie even more youngsters into this genre of dancing.

Masters of Movement

Master of Movement , 2010 Streetdance XXL Champions

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is a massive music fan and has been writing professionally about it since 2009. Graduating from University in Digital Arts & Design for Interactive Media, Denny has years of experience working online in various areas. Music is his passion and his work.


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  12. Nic says:

    The performance by Masters of Movement was brilliant, creative, loads of energy well done to you all for winning the overall prize and well done to the cheoreographer who will go far!

  13. Casey White says:

    Well done masters of movement. Thank you Sian Taylor for all your hard work and guidance. All of our hard work has paid off!!!!
    We love MOM!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Kay and Bill says:

    We couldn’t believe how fantastic Masters of Movement danced on Sunday at the Nationals,such energy and the choreography was second to none, those kids will go far, Simon cowell you need to sign them up! There is definitely a gap in the market for a group like this!!!

  15. T says:

    My fave was definately Ghost Youth… The performance was amazing with such creativity!! Well done 2 u all & hope 2 c u at many more future Street Dance events!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Gwan Ebonessence you were the best! xxx

  17. Shaniyaa says:

    Shout out to The Ghost Crew, I think you should’ve won. A special shout out to Kay-LiLi and Joefloe, you rock! Don’t worry next year is yours, Ghost. Well done!

  18. Joanne says:

    This was the second time I have been to such an event and I would like to give a massive congratulations to The Ghost Crew, who I thought were outstanding, the best by far. KEEP IT UP GHOST!!!

  19. bibi bon says:

    This was by far one of the most exciting and exclusive events my friend Vix and I attented. Every one were winners to us. Eddit Kadi smashed the hosting and his personality outshined alot of others! We especially love Peridot! For their perfomances, winning success and intricate moves. They excel in every possible way! WE love you guys! Your too hot for us! xx well done all x V & B x

  20. sandra says:

    Ghost were my personal favourites.

    under 14’s category:

    1st Masters of Movement
    2nd Ghost
    3rd Revellation

  21. Danny Kinghold says:

    I went to watch the show and it was brilliant
    personally I think the adult category was the weakest
    The kids category bought the fire this year
    Show highlights for me was
    Aliex, Prodigy, Ebonessence, Abyss and Protocol

    Category: 14 – 17
    1st Prodigy
    2nd Ebonessence
    3rd Futunity

    Category: 18+:
    1st Protocol
    2nd Futunity
    3rd Abyss

    ….i don’t remember who else won in the kids.

  22. Katie Frost says:

    What a fab event this was with the added extra of Masters Of Movement not only Winners of 8-13 category but overall winners too. Well done to you all and not forgetting Sian Taylor for all the hard work and time she has put into MOM

  23. Ellis White says:

    Well done to Masters of Movement, best group! Youngest group to ever become champions,
    And a great well done to my little sister whos part of MOM
    xxx

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