Having won the Schools Division of the Project Youth Hip Hop Dance Competition three times, the MAGS Dance Megacrew entered the Open Division this year for an added challenge.
Competing over Queen’s Birthday Weekend in Mt Maunganui against some of New Zealand’s largest dance companies, MAGS finished fourth in a close competition – a fantastic result for a school team.
Director Arts Co-Curricular Jacqui Cesan said, “Congratulations to Ms French, leaders Holly and Janelle Kara, Karissa Tapu and Moanekah Va’ai and all the dancers for a great result.
Ms French said the dance competition was a fantastic experience, as was staying at a local marae.
“We stayed overnight at Tamapahore Marae. The students really enjoyed the experience and learnt a lot about Tikanga Maori. And a huge thank you to the three other teachers that came with me: Miss Goff, Miss Mackinnon and Miss Bovaird.”