DanceNZmade Competition – National Winners
“Hey-Ya!” by Outkast starts to bounce around the walls of The Regent on Broadway. Audience members intensely stare at the stage with anticipation. A smile erupts onto their faces as Noah Purcell and Zac Maskill appear to levitate across the stage with Jake Maskill acting as their wrangler. A moment later the skateboards that Zac and Noah had been lying on to create the illusion are gone. An energetic, sharp, and upbeat dance routine follows.
Their self-choreographed number is a hit with not only the cheering audience but the judges too. Zac Year 13, Noah Year 11 and Jake Year 9 were announced overall champions of the Regional Duos and Trios section of the DanceNZmade competition held on Sunday, 6 September 2020 at the Regent Theatre.
At the National DanceNZmade competition on Friday, 18 September they were named National Champions in their ‘Open Duos and Trios’ category and then were awarded overall ‘New Zealand Duos and Trios Champions’ - a fantastic achievement.