Hi-Heyters from St. Mary’s Catholic Seconday School won the third round of Toronto’s Best High School Dance Crew competition, taking home a prize of $1000. Their unique choreography answered the question “what do waiters do before the shop opens?” and the answer was hilarious and engaging. This team made excellent use of props, and stayed in character even while taking their bows, showing a surprising amount of professionalism from a High School dance crew.
17 different High School Hip Hop dance crews participated in the finals, all to be commended for their high level of energy, skill, and dedication. One crew gave respect to a departed team member, Lesean Grant-Dizon, by bringing his cap on the stage, and the entire audience of over 1000 dance fans took a moment of silence to remember him.
Mariano Abarca made a very entertaining host (photo left) and congratulations to Ill Skillz Director Carlos Aster Taguba (center) for creating an exciting event that has given hundreds of high school students a venue for expressing themselves through dance.
If you missed it, chances are you can see some of these amazing performers again at Youth Day Canada this summer at Dundas Square Sunday July 22, 2012.