Freestyle danc­ing group’s pledge to top win­ning year

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

A DANCE school is cel­e­brat­ing its best year yet.

Dance Ad­dicts, based at the Silk Works on Pick­ford Street, en­tered its young­sters in 18 com­pe­ti­tions through 2014, re­sult­ing many suc­cess sto­ries.

Across the dis­ci­plines and age groups the school saw 54 win­ners and 20 more podium fin­ishes.

But the school’s big­gest suc­cess was to see five dancers qual­i­fy­ing for Disco Kid, the World Cup of Freestyle Danc­ing, which in­volves 2,000 dancers from all over the world. De­cem­ber

Some of the dancers were cho­sen to rep­re­sent the UK at the dance world cham­pi­onships in Black- pool in July.

Al­lan Low­den, owner and for­mer cham­pion dancer, said: “Dance Ad­dicts is now two years old but this has been our first year at com­pe­ti­tions.

“In our first year we have had 18 com­pe­ti­tions and had 74 dancers in the top two, 54 win­ners and seven Tops of Tops, where all the win­ners dance against each other for the over­all win­ner.

“The big­gest story of the year how­ever is that we had qual­i­fiers for the big­gest and best com­pe­ti­tion there is, Disco Kid. Peo­ple lit­er­ally come from all over the world to try and qual­ify.

“I had orig­i­nally thought it would take us years to qual­ify. I know schools who have been go­ing for 10 years and haven’t qual­i­fied.

“I per­son­ally danced for 25 years at another school and didn’t qual­ify once.”

“We man­aged to have five dancers at Disco Kid, we achieved this by our teach­ers teach­ing new mod­ern teach­ing tech­niques, hav­ing very com­mit­ted dancers and very help­ful par­ents.

“It was an amaz­ing 2014 for Team Dance Ad­dicts, bring on 2015.”

Classes for boys and girls from 18 months to 18 years run on Satur­day morn­ings and Thurs­day evenings.

●● Dancers from Dance Ad­dicts in Mac­cles­field

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