Article Title:Big break for dancers
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:26th October 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2073
Text:The second annual Toa Toa Urban Maori Pacific Dance Championships, a brainchild of cabaret star Mika, started this week with the first of five Auckland-wide heats. The competition, which aims to uncover hot new dance talent in Auckland, involves teams of six dancers performing self-choregraphed routines that combine kapa haka, hip hop and Pacific dance styles in a five-minute audition for judges. Project manager Jason Te Mete says there are few opportunities for dancers in New Zealand and the competition works as a possible entry point to Mika's internationally-renowned Torotoro dance troupe.    
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