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Troupes from six colleges wowed audiences at a street dance competition hosted by Delhi Technological University.

entertainment Updated: Feb 24, 2010 01:26 IST
Ila Bose

Street dance was taken to a whole new level at the ENGI Fest, a street dance competition held at Delhi Technological University (DTU).

Six colleges came together to present larger-than-life hip-hop dance acts that were judged by Sahil Aheja, a hip-hop choreographer. The teams, dressed in bright colours, exuded lots of energy on stage. “We have been practicing for the competition for months, and are grateful for this opportunity,” said a participant. She added that street dance is gaining popularity among Indian youth.

As the participating troupes put their best feet forward, the crowd cheered them on. Mind-boggling stunts and moves such as spinning on the heads and cartwheels were part of the performances.

The audience, that comprised of students from different colleges, loved the electrifying performance by the Lord’s team of Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology (MAIT), that later claimed the top prize.

An equally enthusiastic response was given to the members of Desi Streetz, a team from Kasturi Ram College, that shared the second place with the choreography team from Dyal Singh College. DTU’s own team, Ruckin Fetardz, received the third prize. Raman, a third year student said, “It’s amazing to see how talented these students are. Other colleges should also host such theme-based dance competitions.”