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Dance group for Vegas competition

By Shalveen Chand
Monday, February 10, 2014

A LOCAL hiphop dance group called KVT 679 has won a place at the Hip Hop World Championships in Las Vegas in August.

All it took was just one video for KVT 679 to impress the selection panel and secure a place in the championship.

The group is led by Jiuta Vucago Tigarea, who formed KVT 679 just three weeks ago.

"It's a funny story how we started. I was dancing with Vou and they have a policy that their dancers are not to have tattoos," he said.

"I think there was a miscommunication between VOU director Sachiko Soro and myself.

"Instead of covering up, I had a quarter sleeve done.

"Sachiko told me that if I still wanted to dance, I would need to form a group and try to make it to international dance competitions. And that's what we've done."

Since there were no qualifying rounds anywhere in the Pacific, the group sent a video to the organisers. And organisers were impressed with what they saw.

The biggest obstacle the group faces now is finances. The group needs at least $50,000 for the trip.

They hope they have enough time on their hands to meet their target and in true Fijian style, make waves at the championship.


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