Mount Austin hip-hop crew to ‘bring it on’ at Sydney dance competition

LOCAL PRIDE: 13 of the 34-strong crew ready to take on the city. Picture: Les Smith

LOCAL PRIDE: 13 of the 34-strong crew ready to take on the city. Picture: Les Smith

The Mount Austin High hip-hop crew are set to tear up the stage as the only regional entrants in Sydney’s Bring It On dance competition. 

The crew first entered in competition in 2015 and made it to the grand final. They will compete in Heat 3 against eight metropolitan schools. 

HIP HOPPING: Christina Grauer-Kompos, 17, Shylar Davis, 13, Trianda Biggs, 16, Gwen Little, 15, Kathryn Niki, 14 and Summer Bourne, 13. Picture: Les Smith

HIP HOPPING: Christina Grauer-Kompos, 17, Shylar Davis, 13, Trianda Biggs, 16, Gwen Little, 15, Kathryn Niki, 14 and Summer Bourne, 13. Picture: Les Smith

Christina Grauer-Kompos, 17, has been in the crew since year 7. She think they’re in with a chance. 

“It’s the way we bring the group together, good communication, good friendships and a good time,” Miss Grauer-Kompos said. 

“It gives me the motivation to get up and go to school.” 

Judy Solomon, Aboriginal community engagement officer, said dancing has had a positive influence on school participation. 

2017 Mt Austin Bring It On promo

“For them to be a part of this they have to stay on top of their school work. It makes a big difference, it gives them ownership and pride in what they’re doing,” Ms Solomon said. 

Two of the 34 dancers have never been to Sydney before.

The crew practiced twice a week to master their moves for the weekend. 

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