Polka Dot lot in dreamland for Disneyland

Polka Dot Dance Academy members who are raising money to enter the Equity and Ultimate Dance Championships at Disneyland Paris next February.
Polka Dot Dance Academy members who are raising money to enter the Equity and Ultimate Dance Championships at Disneyland Paris next February.
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Youngsters from a Spalding-based dance school dreaming of showing off their skills at Disneyland Paris are appealing for help from South Holland people to get there.

A group of young performers from Polka Dot Dance Academy in Westlode Street hope to make the district proud at the Equity and Ultimate Dance Championships in France next February.

Polka Dot Dance Troupe members.

Polka Dot Dance Troupe members.

The event is “run by dancers for dancers”, according to organisers Equity of Brighton whose team organise educational and sporting activities around the world for children and young people.

Becky Tarrant, of Polka Dot Dance Academy, said: “We are now in our 11th year and, each week, we open our doors to over 150 students who range from toddlers to adults.

“Classes take place at The Umbrella and we also teach sessions at primary and secondary schools across the area, including street dance, cheerleading, jazz, toddler classes and adult fitness dance sessions.

“We are always looking for new and exciting opportunities for the children which is how we came across Equity and Ultimate Dance Competition at Disneyland Paris during the February half-term holidays next year.

“This trip is an amazing opportunity for everyone involved as it’s a competition where the children can showcase their talents before a team of top industry judges in competing to win the Equity and Ultimate Star 2016 title.”

Youngsters from Spalding, Holbeach, Crowland and the Deepings are expected to form the group that will fly the flag for Polka Dot Dance Academy at Disneyland Paris, with the chance to take part in a pre-parade along the resort’s Main Street USA.

Becky said: “Our group is trying to raise money to help them take part in this exciting trip and we are looking for events to perform at where we can continue to fundraise, including workplace parties, village fetes, school fairs and arts events.

“The kids are all fantastic dancers and a very talented bunch who could perform whatever themed pieces are requested as we are already well-known for our fantastic and high-energy dance shows held annually at South Holland Centre, Spalding.

“Our students previously performed on-board Royal Caribbean International’s Independence of the Seas cruise ship last summer when they wowed the passengers, made new friends and brought back with them memories that will last forever.

“We are hoping to raise at least £1,000 and so if anyone has any event coming up for which they would like some exciting and enjoyable entertainment, we would love to be a part of it.”

You can call Becky on 01775 712359 or email polkadotdance@outlook.com