A NEW hip hop craze sweeping Inverclyde has caught on at Craigend Resource Centre.

Greenock Telegraph: Hip hop at Craigend Resource Centre

Youngsters in the east end have been queuing up to give street dance a go with artist Nadia Sewnauth.

Her sessions went down a storm at the centre's summer playscheme.

Greenock Telegraph:

Part of her role as the Beacon's artist-in-residence was to bring hip hop out of the studio and into the community.

Boys and girls alike were quick to give it a go and were in full flow when the Tele stopped by at the centre for a visit.

Greenock Telegraph:

Nadia, 39, said:"The response at Craigend was amazing, we had so many girls wanting to take part.

"At first they are shy but then they just go for it.

"Hip hop originates on the street. It is not about standing in front of a mirror in a studio, it is about moving.

"So as an artist in residence I wanted to go out in the community. Craigend were happy to have me and I loved it there."

Greenock Telegraph:

Nadia, who runs her own dance school, Forever Funk, focuses on choreography and performance.

She has taken up a three month residence at the Beacon, which is funded by Inverclyde Cultural Collective.

She said:"It has been fantastic to take part in the residency and giving people an opportunity to try something new."