Victorious dancers bring home success

YOUNG dancers from a Worthing dance academy brought home more than 130 trophies from a competition at Hayling Island.

W27062H13 Sacha Buitenhuis, Tiarna Blackwood, and Ashleigh Wood
W27062H13 Sacha Buitenhuis, Tiarna Blackwood, and Ashleigh Wood

Carla Porter, principal of Premier dance academy, said: “This is such a fantastic achievement and I couldn’t be any prouder.

“We have worked so hard for this.”

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More than 30 of Premier’s students aged between three and 21 attended the ‘Dancer of Dancer’ freestyle championship, where dancers must demonstrate their skills in freestyle, street/hip hop and lyrical dance.

The contest featured around 1000 dancers from across the UK, and Premier students won the overall prize in three age categories: Tiarna Blackwoood in the under-6s, Sacha Buitenhuis in the under-14s and Ashleigh Wood in the under-16s.

There were runner-up prizes for Premier’s Florence Manns in the under-12s and Emily Gander in the over-16s.

Carla Said: “We had three winners last year and it was another huge achievement this time.”

“A lot of hours an hard work went into this and I am very proud.”

The academy will next compete in the Wessex Championship in October.