Geek Freaks three-peat at OUCH dance competition

The accolades and awards continue to pile up for the Geek Freaks dance crew, a collection of Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students, as they cemented their status as the dominant dance crew in the province, taking home their third straight Ontario University Competition for Hip Hop (OUCH) title.

Presented by Durham College, the competing schools included Durham and UOIT, Trent University, McMaster University, University of Waterloo, Brock University, Western University, George Brown College, Humber College, York University, Ryerson University, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Toronto St. George, University of Toronto Scarborough, Carleton University and University of Guelph.

The Geek Freaks have performed in videos with hip-hop artists such as Tyga and Lil Twist, from the group Young Money, and have opened for the likes of Drake, Rick Ross and Busta Rhymes.

OUCH is a non-profit, annual hip-hop dance competition founded in 2003 by Ray Mendoza, a student from the University of Waterloo. His goal was to “establish friendly competition amongst universities, and to promote the exciting, growing and influential culture known as hip hop”. OUCH invites university and college dance teams from across Ontario and has grown exponentially over the past ten years bringing together talents from across the province and giving students a chance to showcase their skills through art and dance.