Holder of the UK Title and a string of trophies from around the world for break dancing – Karam Singh has now being rewarded by the City of Derby with a Made In Derby Plaque.
Karam Singh might just be the youngest-ever recipient of the ‘Made In Derby’ plaque. The globe-trotting dancer told Derbyshire live how proud a moment this will be for him.
He said: “I love Derby and to think of taking my place alongside famous people who have been the inventors and shapers of society and be part of the city’s history is just amazing.
“I am so excited about the star and hope that by it being mine it will give recognition to younger people.
“Perhaps they will see what I am doing and think they can do something too. I am really proud and grateful and over the moon, it’s happening.”
Singh started dancing at the age of eight, with classes from local Trinity Warriors dance crew, Karam has built up a formidable reputation that sees him currently hold the UK title with a string of titles and top 10 world rankings under his belt.
He is now hoping for a call-up to Team GB if breaking is officially accepted as an Olympic sport in time for the Games to take place in Paris in 2024.
In the meantime, he is getting over the shock of being chosen to have a plaque with his name on it in the Cathedral Quarter area of the city between the Market Place and Derby Cathedral.