A massive Hip Hop battle will take place on the Dreamland Scenic Stage

A Hip Hop battle will take place at Dreamland

b.By the Sea, the Kent arm of b.Supreme: Women in Hip Hop festival will once again be bringing their B-girl dancers to Margate.

This time,  they will be performing a new routine with young dancers from Hartsdown Academy, St George’s C of E and Ursuline College. This will be followed on by a massive hip-hop dance battle on the Scenic Stage at Dreamland on Friday July 21, 6pm-7.30pm.

b.By the Sea had a sell out hip hop dance battle for Margate Festival in September 2016 and in 2017 b. by the Sea ran an 8 week, all female Hip Hop dance training project with young dancers from Hartsdown Academy, Ursuline College and St George’s C of E Foundation school.

The project ended with three days of hip hop dance performances at Turner Contemporary, Theatre Royal Margate and Dreamland as part of POW! Thanet’s International Women’s Week festival.

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For Margate Festival 2017, b. by the Sea is again bringing together the young dancers who will be taught  new choreography to be performed on the main stage at Dreamland.

In line with this years’ theme  of Making A Change, the aim is to bring communities together using the medium of Hip Hop.

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Ayaan Bulale, of b.By the Sea, said: “We’re going to reunite the students that we worked with from Hartsdown Academy, Ursuline College and St George’s C of E Foundation School for a day of intensive training and workshops with an industry professional.

“This day will demonstrate what happens when you bring members of the community together creatively and what they’re able to achieve in a small space of time.

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“It will conclude with a ‘people’s battle’ where we invite locals, families, holidaymakers and diverse communities in Margate to partake in an immersive battle experience. Alongside the battle, will be performances from our resident dance group ‘Company b’. The company is made up of some of London’s most influential emerging artists.”