Whakatane girls Keahna Hata and Keighly McNeil are competing on an international hip hop stage and enjoying success.
Dancing for the Neverland studio in Mairangi Bay, Auckland, the pair dance for renowned New Zealand junior crew Khaos while Keahna also dances for Varsity crew Midas.
Last week they travelled to Sydney with their dance crews to compete in the World Supremacy Battlegrounds (WSB).
Competing in the junior division against 13 other international crews, Khaos won gold and the glory of being the International WSB Junior Champions of 2017.
Keahna’s varsity crew Midas also placed 5th against 16 other international crews. The World Supremacy Battlegrounds competition is the biggest and most prestigious international street dance comp in the southern hemisphere.
Australian home-based, held annually and host to the best of the best dancers from around the world, WSB is the ultimate dance platform that showcases the skill, creativity, talent and artistry to cross boundaries and foster relationships between different cultures.
All styles and hip hop dance battles, all-age divisions, live djs and international workshops. This year workshops were with New Zealand’s world renown dance ‘Royal Family’ and Parris Goebel.