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Ottawa, May 7 (Caadian-Media): 17th annual STOMP -- one of Youth Week's highlight events -- urban dance competition and showcase was held yesterday in which more than 330 young performers competed at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, which had drawn an audience of approximately 3,000 people, media reports said.
STOMP fostering an environment of youth safety, celebration and youth encouragement is one of many youth initiatives developed by Parks, Forestry and Recreation, reportedly the keepers of our common grounds, the urban forest, the parks and public spaces that enliven us and the recreation spaces where children, adults and seniors get active and build life-long connections.
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation. Image credit: Facebook Official
.Participants of the event were youth performers ages six to 24 from Parks, Forestry and Recreation dance programs and other youth-serving agencies.
The events showcased various urban dance styles such as step, break, hip hop, dancehall, bollywood, jazz and contemporary, as well as Toronto's up-and-coming youth bands, vocalists, rappers and dub poets.
The judgement was based on the dancers' choreography, music, costume, creativity, originality, synchronization, use of the stage, rhythm, interaction with the audience and musicality.
The winning teams are as follows:
Novice: First place: Dream Tribe; Second: Baby All Stars; Third: Arch Angel Dance Academy (solo)
Beginner: First place: The Unknowns; Second: Black Creek Condors; Third: JJM Bollywood Fusion
Intermediate: First place: Arch Angels Dance Academy (duet); Second: AOS Dance Team; Third: SUI2
Advanced: First place: Elite Dance Crew; Second: Halo Halo; Third: 6ix Boss Social media fan favourite: Dixon Hall Dance Crew.