Dancers step up for awards

Tal­ented team are just cham­pion

Hamilton Advertiser - - ALL ABOUT LANARKSHIRE - Shirley Bar­tynek

A tal­ented La­nark­shire dance crew have been reach­ing new heights and are on a win­ning streak.

Morse Code were set up last year by a group of tal­ented friends who wanted to form their own crew.

They train at Mother­well’s South Dalziel Par­ish Church on a Wed­nes­day evening and are in­volved in work­shops taken by top chore­og­ra­phers.

Over the course of a tro­phy-laden year they have won a num­ber of top prizes in­clud­ing the United Dance Or­gan­i­sa­tion Un­der-18 In­ter­me­di­ate Scot­tish, the Bri­tish Cham­pi­onships and the World Cham­pi­onships.

Not only are they do­ing well as a crew, but in­di­vid­u­ally but they also hold a va­ri­ety of top awards – scoop­ing over 70 in the last three com­pe­ti­tions they have en­tered.

The team are made up of Ab­bie Wed­lock (12), Molly Ryan (12), Jodie Moore (13), Char­lie Es­son (13), Morgan Fair (14), Corey Owens (15), El­lie Gra­cie (16), Han­nah Sandi­lands (16), Liam Ryan (16), Bob­bilee Coull (16), Holly Dun­smore (17) and Jade Di­folco (18).

Molly Ryan made the lime­light back last year when she was se­lected to per­form on stage along­side su­per­star Justin Bieber in front of 13,000 of his fans.

The St John Ogilvie High School pupil was ec­static to find out the video of her danc­ing caught the eye of the Cana­dian mu­si­cal icon’s chore­og­ra­phy team when she sent it in ahead of his sell-out Pur­pose World Tour gig at the SSE Hy­dro.

Molly, who also at­tends street dance classes in Glas­gow, said at the time: “I am re­ally ex­cited – I guess I bet­ter get prac­tis­ing now.

“My brother filmed me and sent off the video and I just got the email back from Justin’s team. I can’t wait to go.”

The email that Molly re­ceived from Bieber’s man­age­ment team read: “Con­grat­u­la­tions Molly, you’ve been se­lected out of thou­sands of sub­mis­sions to join Justin Bieber on stage for the Pur­pose Tour in Glas­gow.

“I’ll wait while you scream... Okay. Deep breath. This is re­ally hap­pen­ing!”

On stage Molly Ryan per­formed with su­per­star Justin Beiber last year

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