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Annual Dance Showcase Wows Epping Audiences At The Motiv8 Festival

Young people from local schools, clubs, performance academies and New City College took to the stage for an annual youth dance showcase this week.

Performers aged from five to 18 demonstrated a wide variety of dance styles at the tenth annual Motiv8 Youth Dance Showcase held at New City College's Epping Forest Campus, on Borders Lane in Loughton.

Phil Hall, Deputy Principal at New City College's Epping Forest campus said:

Motiv8 is a fantastic annual dance showcase celebrating the work of dance groups from across the Epping Forest District and this year's mix of ages, styles, costumes and choreography was one of the best yet with full houses for both performances.

We were proud to have co-produced and hosted the event for Epping Forest District Council for the last 10 years and we are delighted that our students are so central to the whole project not just as performers but as graphic designers, photographers, video producers and music composers - as well as providing Front of House and Technical support. We are already looking forward to MOTIV8 2020.

A selection of contemporary, street, was performed in front of family, friends and Epping Forest District Council members.

Dance groups from around the district who took part included Moves and Groves, D.AT.C., Hip Hop Pop School's Club, The Stadium Theatre School, Stage One, Illusions Dance Academy and West Hatch High School alongside performing arts students from New City College as well.

The theme of this year's show was 'Epping Forest - our natural environment' where the groups had drawn influences from nature into their routines.

Annual Dance Showcase Wows Epping Audiences At The Motiv8 Festival