Barking street dancing crew to compete in world championships

PUBLISHED: 09:39 06 June 2012

The Studio 3 dancers

The Studio 3 dancers


Six talented street dancers will be jetting off to Germany after landing a coveted spot at the final of an international competition.

Big Deal, who train at Studio 3 Arts, in Abbey Road, Barking, are one of a handful of crews selected to represent England a the 2012 Street Dance Championships in Bochen in October.

After winning the regional qualifiers in Portsmouth in April the girls went on to claim their place in the England team at a closely-fought nationwide final at the Indigo 02 in Stratford on May 20.

Studio 3 Arts’ artistic director, Liza Vallance, said: ‘This is an awesome achievement for Big Deal, particularly in light of the fact that we currently have no funding to run the programme.

“This shows that dedication, commitment and passion can override adversity. I’m so proud of the dancers, they deserve this.’

Studio 3 Arts are holding a number of fundraising and sponsored events over the coming months to cover the travel and accommodation costs of sending the troupe to Germany.

If you would like to sponsor Big Deal, please contact 0208 594 7136 or emal

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