The event took place at the Apollo in Victoria London, where the show WICKED is currently being staged. We had the privilege of being granted the venue by WICKED for this one day spectacular street dance event which has been described as the "Street dance equivalent of the Oscars".
The sponsors for the event included, Universal Pictures (Step up to the Streets), Kiss FM,Royal Academy of Dance, The Stage newspaper and Bullseye.
Below pic: Step Up to the Streets 2 movie out now in HMV.
I had to be at the venue by 8.30am which was extrrrrreeeemmmmllllyyy early for me on a Sunday. Sunday tends to be my lie-in day :)
When I got to the venue I got my stage team together and had a brief meeting whereby I made a few changes to the original plan. I was fortunate to have a fantastic stage team and really appreciated all their work and efforts on such a hectic day.
The presenters for the show were Eddie Kadi and Kamal.
Below pic: Presenter Eddie Kadi with Akon
The special guest performer was the critically acclaimed Saxophonist Yolanda Brown, who put together an amazing performance.
Below pic: Saxophonist Yolanda Brown
The winners of the Championships were dance group Unity!!!
Diversity, ( last year's winning group) handed over the gigantic Trophy to this year's new winners Unity.
Below pic: Last year’s winning team Diversity
Overall the show was a complete success despite the chaos I was dealing with backstage.
Sorry guys, I was soo busy I did not get a chance to take hardly any images but managed to get quickly take this pic before I left with members from the winning group Unity.