Award winning Charity

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27 IDO European & World Champions 


With 60 dancers  enrolled, We will continue to work with existing and new academy students and will also bring in outside lecturers to lay foundations in other styles to strengthen their dance portfolios.

The Movement Initiative's academy and its groups will not only compete on national and international stages but will also take part in community led events throughout the year.

Our Academy has both hip hop/street dance and contemporary sections

Hip hop is led by 3 time World hip hop champion &

Academy Director Tega Alex and the contemporary is led by Director of

Education Becky Smith

IDO World championships 2019 saw us take 3 Gold and 3 Silver medals

Gold- adult formations - Dream Chasers Collective 

Gold - Adult battle crew - 3 Lions 

Silver - Adult Boogaloo solo -Toby Stannard

Silver - Adult female solo -Maizy Theze

Silver - Childrens make solo- Dylan Smith


IDO World Championships

23 top ten finishes including

5 x Gold Medals

4 x Silver Medals

1 x bronze medal

IDO UK Championships

9 x 1stsπŸ₯‡

15 x 2nds πŸ₯ˆ

5 x 3rds πŸ₯‰

9 x 4ths

5 x 5ths

IDO European Championships

17 top 10 finishes πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ’ͺ🏼

2 x Gold

2 x Silver

3 x bronze medals

2 x 4th

3 x 5th

Performances so far this year include Dance 4 cancer, Dancers Delight U18s and Celebrate and Flawless Reboot tour

Our first run of Dance leaders course were a complete success with 13 young people competing and gaining their qualifications.

We were also able to provide over 300 FREE class places in the process.

Thanks to funding from The Partnership Foundation we have been able to start another round of course which will run into 2018.

2017 was an amazing year for the Academy


IDO UK Championships - 11 UK champions ( 9 advanced 2 Intermediate)

IDO European Championships - 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals

IDO World Championships - 3 Gold and 2 Bronze medals

CKC Schools cup winners

World of Dance London Junior Division Champions


Firefighters charity show Portsmouth Guildhall

Dance 4 Cancer

Set 4 Set

Shakethat showcase

Breakout south coast

Move It ( opened Main stage)

Wickham C of E

Court Lane summer fete

VW Beach Buggin