Dancing has always been a driving passion for Year 9 Howick College student, Erin Stuck.

From the first time her mother, Audra, took a three-year-old Erin to a music and movement playgroup, her natural talent and ability has been plain for anyone to see.


Erin Stuck receives the award for Most Outstanding Female Dancer. Photo Mo + Co Photography

No stranger to competition success, Erin was thrilled to be named the Most Outstanding Female Dancer at the recent Hip Hop International New Zealand Dance Championship Auckland Regional Qualifiers at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau.

Erin and hip hop team Beast placed second out of more than 30 crews competing in the junior division and will now prepare to represent New Zealand at the Hip Hop International World Dance Championships in Phoenix, Arizona, in August where they will compete against thousands of dancers from more than 50 countries.

Originally from South Africa, Erin and her family moved to New Zealand when she was 2-years-old. She enjoys all forms of dance from tap to ballet, but finds hip hop the most exciting and challenging.

Her ambition is to travel the world and dance alongside leading hip hop artists before eventually becoming a choreographer in her own right.

Erin is inspired by Parris Goebel, the internationally-renowned choreographer, dancer and singer from east Auckland whose crew, the Royal Family, won the World Hip Hop Dance Championships three times.

 

 

Full Story: https://www.times.co.nz/news/beast-second-in-hip-hop-international-nz-champs-qualifier/

A MESSAGE FROM HHI ON COVID-19

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the entire world, HHI has decided to postpone the USA Hip Hop Dance Championship, World Hip Hop Dance Championship, World Battles and Urban Moves to August 5-14, 2021. 

From the start of this unprecedented outbreak, the health and safety of our HHI family has been of the utmost importance. We are confident that making this decision is in everyone's best interest.  

HHI recognizes that this is a challenging time for all of us. We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines being set by our respective governments and believe these actions are necessary to help us return to our normal lives. 

We pledge to make the 2021 World Hip Hop Dance Championship and World Battles the most memorable and exciting yet. 

In fairness to all, Hip Hop International will expand registration in 2021 to include crews and dancers who qualified in 2020 as well as 2021. We will also permit crews with members aging out to remain together to compete in 2021. 

This is a unique time, but we will get through it together. 

On behalf of Hip Hop International, we thank you for your consideration, understanding, passion, and commitment. 

Stay strong, stay safe and stay healthy!  

  

HIP HOP INTERNATIONAL