Cockburn Youth Centre dancers get into hip-hop


Hockey (front centre) with her student mentors Nyra Anderson (front left) and Shaneeka Yarran (front right) and hip hop students during their end of term concert.
Hockey (front centre) with her student mentors Nyra Anderson (front left) and Shaneeka Yarran (front right) and hip hop students during their end of term concert.

ABOUT 100 people packed the Cockburn Youth Centre hall to watch an end of term concert put on by kids taking part in a hip-hop program.

Dance and drama tutor Fleur Hockey said the kids put on an incredible show inspired by US dance crew, the Jabbawockeez.

Students created special glow in the dark costumes to add to the performance.

“It was the biggest turnout we’ve had,” Ms Hockey said.

“We even had teachers from our students’ schools come and watch.”

Ms Hockey runs the hip-hop program each Wednesday throughout the school term.

Classes are $8 per session, with money going towards a program developing indigenous mentors.

“The classes are run for two reasons – teaching hip hop and teaching future leaders,” Ms Hockey said.

Classes will return in term two.

The focus will be on filming a video clip to go with a hip-hop track.

For information, contact the youth centre on 9411 3888.