Te Puke Showdown – National Dance Battle

A WBOPDC funded Te Puke COLAB YED project.

A Creative Communities funded project.

A Te Puke Baptist Church (Oktoberfest) funded project

Digital Print sponsored by SignCentre Mt Manganui

Insurance provided by Epic Te Puke

Project Development by Vector Group Charitable Trust

What is the aim of holding this event?
Project is Youth led, inspired by Badal Gill and Reuben Foote, who are Te Puke High School students.

Establish an event that could lead to an annual youth event held in Te Puke. One that could be replicated to other regions.

Celebration in dance, the arts, relevant, inspirational, multi-generational family event, unique event to Te Puke.

  • Kaitautoko kaiarahi: support and lead at the same time
  • Inclusive: embracing diversity
  • Responsive: evolving with the sector

-What are you hoping to achieve?

Strengthen youth engagement and inclusivity, celebrating diversity.

Strengthen collaboration of Te Puke community alongside youth service providers and to others.

  • Rourou: whakawhanaungatanga – connect the sector
  • Kete: whakamanatanga – raise the standards
  • Korowai: taiohitanga – champion youth engagement and development
  • Waikawa: rōnakitanga – promote sustainability

-What inspired you to hold something like this?

To be part of a national celebration of youth (youth week 2019)
The theme is “We are more than you see” “He wai hōhonu a mātou” (literally, we are deep waters, thus referring to unseen depths).

-What are you most looking forward to with this event?

Fun, diversity, music, dance, and anticipation and unknown of what the car is going to look like after we graffiti it.

What have you been doing in the leadup to this event?

Involved in Te Puke CoLab project overseen by Social Link and funded by WBOPDC, which is focussed on the continued strengthening of collaboration strategies between social sector groups in Te Puke.

Supporting Te Puke youth to Maketu Rotary youth project – develop business plan, and present for a youth led community project. Badal Gill and Reuben Foote (youth)

tepuke-national-dance-battlel

Te Puke Throwdown Agenda

Venue: Jubilee Park, Te Puke / Te Puke Baptist Church Hall (weather venue)

May 18: 11-3pm

Alongside event is a 1988 Nissan Sentra having some graffiti done on it.

We will also have some surprise performances hopefully up our sleeve ie well known “as seen on TV” beatboxing, plus…. 😉

Set up

9am Sound system / event (Steve & team)

10.30am Crowd Control set up / soundcheck (DJ & MC’s)

11am The Afrolites set up

11.45am Afrolites soundcheck

Entertainment

11am John ‘Happyfeet’ Vaifale workshop (20min)

11.25am Renee Sharp workshop (20min)

11.45am Afrolites soundcheck

11.55am Event Welcome

12pm All Styles Quarter Finals

12.30pm Breaking Quarter Finals with The Afrolites

12.40pm Breaking Semi Finals with The Afrolites

12.45pm Local battle / giveaway

1pm Showcase (Donna)  really looking forward to this as Donna works with kids with disabilities.

1.10pm All Styles Semi Finals

1.25pm All Styles Final

1.35pm Breaking Final

1.40pm Prize Giving

1.45pm Open Jam

3pm Pack down

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Discover

Sponsor

Latest

Pop-Up Ball Shop – Te Puke High School – 2017

We need clothes racks, circular or straight. We are also welcoming any suits, ball dresses, shoes, ties, belts, jewelry. Get in touch with Tracey on 027...

In honor of Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, I recommend celebrating some of my favorites, including the personal collections of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. https://www.librarything.com/profile/MartinLutherKingJr,...

Beautiful Attire for the Te Puke High School Ball

Wow! over 80 dresses donated by the community and abroad in support of students that attend Te Puke High School. We are thoroughly blown...

Te Puke: Plant & Food Research

Te Puke is the base of New Zealand’s $1 billion kiwifruit industry. Our Te Puke site works closely with ZESPRI and is home to...

Statement of Intent – VGCT, Annual and Long Term Plan

Statement of Intent - (working document). Vector Group Charitable Trust - Philanthropic B2Business B2Non-Profit B2Youth Alignment to the Western Bay of Plenty Short and Long...
ajax-loader