BRING IT ON DANCE
Bring it On is a High School dance competition created to empower our youth. We provide a platform for students to express their
passion for dance while showcasing the talent and creativity of our youth.
Our events proudly bring together a diverse range of students from secondary schools to compete for the title of Bring It On Champion in their city.
Through the competitions we endeavour to instil a “Bring It On attitude” in the students to help them face life’s obstacles and challenges.
First Established in 2003.
The very first Bring It On dance competition was established in the city of Auckland, New Zealand in 2003. The competition consisted of six secondary schools in the Auckland region and it came about from one persons desire to empower our youth through dance. Her desire was to change attitudes of the Auckland youth and curve them away from gangs, drugs, violence, suicide and teen pregnancy. Through this desire the Bring it On platform was created to help them to see their potential in life and dare them to chase their dreams.
From this one competition Bring it On dance has grown and launched itself into three other cities in Australia & New Zealand. In 2008 we successfully established a competition in Brisbane and in the year following 2009 we launched another competition in Sydney. In the years following this, we received interest from the youth and teachers in Wellington asking us to bring the competition to their city and in 2012 we did just that.
A re-buidling phase for Bring it On Dance.
Over the past couple of years we have been engineering a new internal structure that will help us to reach more cities around the world, work together with more schools and be able to impact more students through this competition. This new structure brings about an exciting new phase for Bring it On in 2019, a re-building phase.
In 2019 we will focus on establishing ourselves in Australia having competitions in Sydney only. Next year we look forward to re-establishing Bring it On in Brisbane and in Wellington, New Zealand. Our goal is to take Bring it On to as many towns and cities as we can in Australasia and around the world and continue our impact on the youth of today.
We are always looking for people to help run the Bring it On competition in their city. If you are someone who believes in our vision to impact the youth in their city and want to be a part of this movement, get in contact with us to find out more.
Bringing joy, confidence and enthusiasm to our youth.
We’re very proud of the impact and influence each Bring it On competition has had on the hip-hop scene in each of the different cities. This competition has brought about a real positive unity between all the schools that compete. When all the schools come together on the event day its like they are a big happy family although they are ready to go head to head. We encourage our students in this competition to support each other and cheer for every single school that performs on the night and this is what makes our competition special.
Throughout the years students from Bring It On have gone on to create their own dance crews and dance academy’s. In 2008 a dance crew from west Auckland known as Sweet and Sour took the world by storm winning the Varsity division of the World Hip Hop Dance Championships in Las Vegas putting New Zealand on the world stage of hip-hop dance. This group went on to perform on video clips for musicians and also American television shows such as American’s Best Dance Crew.
This has paved the way for other students from Bring it On Dance to do the very same thing creating their very own dance crews and showcasing their talent to the world. Over the years students that have been a part of Bring it On dance have dominated the World Hip Hop Dance Championships in the United States. A more recent example of this is the dance crew The Bradas who are currently dominating the world hip-hop scene winning the Adult division of the World Hip-Hop Dance Championships two years on a row.
This competition brings a joy, confidence and enthusiasm to our youth, keeps them in school and doing something that they love to do which is dance.
IN THE COMMUNITY
We have a responsibility to assist, contribute and support the local communities of our youth.
Over the years we have strived to partner with organisations who help others across Australia and New Zealand including the Salvation Army and Legacy House Sydney and believe that as we grow we will be able to give so much more to our communities.
Wildcard Can Appeal
The whole initiative for the can appeal came about because churches and charities that provided donated foods for needy families and individuals in the community were running low on donations. We believed that the concept of the wildcard in this competition could help in this situation and would also be a benefit to the students in knowing that they were participating for a good cause and giving back to thier community buy collecting cans.
How does it work?
For each Bring it on Heat, four schools get the opportunity to proceed to the Grand Final event along with two wildcard entries. Schools that want to compete for the wild card entry are required to collect as many food cans for donation as possible over a one week period. The two schools that have the most cans secure their place in the Grand Final.