Spalding street dance group in double joy at competition

Polka Dot Dance Academy's under-17s crew who came first at the East Anglian Street Dance Championships in Peterborough.
Polka Dot Dance Academy's under-17s crew who came first at the East Anglian Street Dance Championships in Peterborough.
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Spalding youngsters have picked up two awards at a regional street dance competition.

Polka Dot Dance Academy won the under-17 crew category at the East Anglian Street Dance Championships in Peterborough last weekend.

Brother and sister pair James and Zoe Worthington who came second in the under-17s duo category at the East Anglian Street Dance Championships in Peterborough.

Brother and sister pair James and Zoe Worthington who came second in the under-17s duo category at the East Anglian Street Dance Championships in Peterborough.

Meanwhile, brother-and-sister James (16) and Zoe Worthington (14) showcased their own routine and came second in the under-17s pairs competition.

Academy co-ordinator Becky Tarrant said: “Nine members aged between 14 and 17 entered the championships held at The Cresset Theatre, Peterborough. “The under-17 crew were up against seven other dance crews and danced to a remix of a popular track by the singer Rihanna.

“After just one show-stopping performance of their routine, the under-17s went through to the final against two other crews.

“They had to perform their routine again but the group took it to another level and absolutely smashed it, taking first place in the end.

The under-17 crew took their routine to another level and absolutely smashed it, with their performance being so impressive that other dance school teachers complimented the group

Becky Tarrant of Polka Dot Dance Academy

“In fact, their performance was so impressive that other dance school teachers complimented the group.”

James and Zoe, both part of the winning crew, then went on to perform their own routine in the under-17 duo category.

Becky said: “They made it up at home and costumed it themselves too, so to go up against six other pairs and take second place was very rewarding.

“The under-17 crew had been practicing non-stop, learning the routine back in January and then having three rehearsals where the routine was fine-tuned.

“We also spent the whole morning before the competition outside in the theatre’s car park rehearsing the routine.

“All the children involved had an amazing time and enjoyed every moment of the experience, so much so that it has left them wanting more.

“We’re going on to enter more competitions because I’m so pleased with them and with how they performed.

“They put everything into their performances and I couldn’t be prouder of them.”

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