Trinity Warriors Set Their Sights on International Competition Stage
Derby urban dance group Trinity Warriors are on course to qualify for an international competition in Las Vegas following the success in a UK event.
Trinity Warriors, who are now based at regional dance house Déda in Chapel Street, netted a massive 80 trophy haul at the XM British Open Street Dance weekend held recently in Mablethorpe. Twenty nine young people aged six to 24 took part in the competition – winning group and individual trophies in a range of age group categories. Their next major competition will be later this year and, depending on the success, Trinity Warriors will then qualify for the world street dance championships due to be held in Las Vegas in 2017.
Trinity Warriors director Paco Box said: “The success at the recent competition puts us on course for the ultimate goal which is the world championships in the USA. “We only need one more successful competition to qualify for this fantastic competition and are already putting plans in place to start fund raising to ensure we can take as many young people as we can to this event. “Going into partnership with Déda has enabled us to take Trinity Warriors to the next level and being based at the studios here with business, marketing and performance technical support from the organisation is paying dividends. “We hope to be flying the flag for Derby across the UK and then again on the world stage over the next 18 months.”
Déda’s Head of Dance Development and Learning Clare Limb added: “We are extremely proud of Trinity Warriors’ success and their continued development as part of the wider Déda offer. “Under this innovative partnership, Trinity Warriors are going from strength to strength as a group and also sharing the quality and creativity of their work with members of the Déda Youth Academies and students on the University of Derby BA (Hons) Dance degree students who are based here.”
Trinity Warriors has grown from strength to strength since it reached the final of Sky Television’s ‘Got to Dance’ in 2011. The Trinity Warriors Academy now has more than 60 members aged 5 to 26 and continues to win a wide range of competitions.
Fellow director Leon Haywood continued: “We are now the biggest name in urban dance in the East Midlands and joining this new competition framework broadens our horizons even wider to the international stage competing against groups from across the world. “Returning to our original home at Déda has enabled us to expand even further and welcome more young people into our training and competition structure.”