PRE-SCHOOL children are among youngsters learning hip hop dancing.

But the children, some as young as three, are not on the streets – they’re in Skelmanthorpe’s Savoy Youth Club.

The sessions are organised by dance school the Attitude Academy.

Founder Jonny Wood, 22, said: “Teaching hip hop to young children is quite a challenge.

“We put music on and get them to move their arms and legs. After a while they get a routine going and start remembering the rhythm.

“We had our first session with nine kids aged three to six and it went down a treat.

“It was fantastic and the kids had fun, which is the whole point.”

The academy runs hip hop classes from 4.30pm to 5.15pm every Monday, followed by a break dancing session for 10 to 17-year-olds from 5.15pm to 6pm.

There is also an adult hip hop class from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Sessions cost between £3 and £3.50.

Jonny, 22, of Wakefield, set up Attitude Academy two years ago with his friends Alicia Brady, 19, from Kirkburton and Katie Ashmore, 23, from Middlestown.

The group used to hold classes at Shelley College but recently moved to Savoy Youth Club to save on rent.

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