Mersey­girls (for­merly Just Us)

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Dance troupe

The five-strong group, made up of sis­ters Alice,

17, and Julia, 15, and their friends

Poppy, 14, Re­becca,

16, and An­nie, 17, met at their lo­cal dance school in The Wir­ral. Their first au­di­tion was tinged with sad­ness af­ter

Julia re­vealed she suf­fers from sco­l­io­sis (cur­va­ture of the spine), and is hav­ing surgery soon, mean­ing she’ll no longer be able to dance at the same level again. Ale­sha says: ‘When you’re pas­sion­ate about some­thing, I couldn’t imag­ine not be­ing able to ever do that again.’ Mersey­girls say: ‘It’s so sur­real, be­cause we’re just nor­mal girls – we never thought any­thing like this would hap­pen to us. Ev­ery­one has been so sup­port­ive and peo­ple who used to get bul­lied about their back are now go­ing to school with their back braces and are talk­ing about it be­cause of Julia’s sco­l­io­sis. We’re re­ally ex­cited

to show our new dance.’

Buzzed by Ale­sha

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