Roc Boyz, Rocafellas, Heist and Outlawz representing Hartlepool

FLASHBACK: Last year's national champions Ruff Diamond. Four town crews are hoping to follow in their footsteps
FLASHBACK: Last year's national champions Ruff Diamond. Four town crews are hoping to follow in their footsteps
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FOUR dance crews from a prestigious studio are bidding for success at a national championships today.

Good luck to Roc Boyz, Rocafellas, Heist and Outlawz who will all be representing Hartlepool at the idance UK Hip Hop Championships at Mile End in London.

Each crew is made up of dancers from the Urban Rockz studio run by Zac Healey in 
Whitby Street South, in Hartlepool.

Each will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Ruff Diamond from Hartlepool who took top spot in the adult section, and went on to represent the UK at the world hiphop championships in Las Vegas.

Zac said: “Ruff Diamond are having a year off from this because we are busy doing other things, but we have four crews in the UK championships.

“This year, we have someone in every section.”

Zac has high hopes for his teams this year. The junior crew will be the all-male Roc Boyz, while another all-male crew Rocafellas and all girl crew Heist will compete in the varsity section. The adult section will be represented by Outlawz.

Zac said: “All of these people have been doing well in lessons and this year, we are looking at the future.

“Hopefully, they will do really well and qualify for Vegas.”

The winners of the UK titles will qualify to compete at the world event which will be held at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas from August 10.

More than 280 dance crews from more than 40 countries will be participating.