Hype Dance Company (Bristol) (UK)
Hype Dance Company is an exciting community-based street dance company. It consists of three different groups: Lil Hype aged 5 to 10 years, Hype Juniors, aged 11 to 15 years, and Swoop, aged 16 to 25 years. The company has been running since 2003 but each year a new set of people get to represent 'Hype'.
The company’s style of dance is very different from the average street dance company: They mix various styles such as bhangra, carnival calypso and African dance, to represent the diverse mix of cultures within the groups.
In 2011 company CEO Natasha Benjamin saw great potential in a student called Lewis Norman, then aged 16, and has now awarded him the position of co-choreographer of Hype Dance Company Bristol.