Crews from three Thanet schools kick off POW! Thanet with hip hop performances

Youngsters from three Thanet secondary schools have opened the POW! Thanet 2017 festival.

Pupils from Ursuline, St George’s and Hartsdown demonstrated their hip hop skills in dance performances at Turner Contemporary this afternoon.

The youngsters had been working with female hip hop crew b.supreme for eight weeks to perfect their dance moves.

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At the launch  they performed three inspiring short choreographic pieces focusing on female empowerment and supporting one another.

Speaking at the event one of the b.supreme crew said: “It’s been amazing. It has been challenging, some of the girls have never danced before or not in this style.”

The crews, U Line from Ursuline, Hartbeats from Hartsdown and The Dragons from St George’s each performed separate routines to a packed room at the Clore Gallery inside the Turner Contemporary.

The youngsters will be battling it out on Friday at a hip hop competition at the Theatre Royal and again on Saturday at Dreamland.

Find out more about POW! here