Tal­ented young dancers qual­ify to com­pete on the world stage

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

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.”

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