Talented young dancers qualify to compete on the world stage
A DANCE school is celebrating after qualifying for an international freestyle competition.
Three dancers at Dance Addicts, based at the Silk Works on Pickford Street, were among around 30 youngsters who beat off hundreds to form Team England in the 2016 Freestyle Olympics.
The event, for which the girls, Freya JohnsonTraynor, eight, Ella-May Hill, seven, and Mia-Rose Pollitt, eight, will compete as a team and individually, is at Winter Gardens in Blackpool in August.
There they will compete against several thousand dancers from all over the world.
Dance Addicts principal Allan Lowden, said: “We were over the moon and didn’t expect it as it was our first attempt.”
The girls’ winning routines, for which they train at the school three times a week and daily at home, incorporated a mixture of contemporary dance and ballet.
Allan said: “It would be incredible if they won in August but I’m just so proud they’ve qualified.”
He added: “We’ve had an awesome year, with Alex Hartley, 16, Thea Perry-Williams, 13, and Mia Aldridge, 10, also qualifying for the World Championships at the Winter Gardens in June.”