A Swords based dance studio have struck gold at a prestigious international dance championship, with countries from all over the world taking part in a virtual event.
House of Swag Dance Studio were due to take part in the World Street Dance Championships, but the in-person event was cancelled due to Covid-19. However, a virtual event was held last week instead, where House of Swag took home nine gold medals, 8 silver medals and 4 bronze medals.
This is the first time the group, and any Irish group, have won gold in street dance. Speaking about their outstanding achievement, a representative for t he group said: “House of Swag kids, representing Ireland in the World Streetdance Championships, won a total of 54 awards for Ireland! Absolutely amazing – streetdance in Ireland has never seen this kind of victory.”
Dancing their way to victory in nine categories, the group won gold in one Group Dance, with group Nasty 2.0 taking home the title, with other members of the studio taking home gold in 3 Duo routines, 2 Quad (four people) routines, and three solo dances.
House of Swag have previously made headlines after leaving viewers and judges on Britain’s Got Talent speechless earlier this year, with their performance around the theme of mental health. They received praise from the judges, including Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Amanda Holden, as well as on social media.
Members of the group were also handpicked to share the stage with superstar Justin Bieber back in 2016 when he took to the stage at the 3Arena during his Purpose World Tour.