Dance champions take on the world

Louie Houghton, eight, Casey Foster, seven and Tiana Green, nine of FY Wingz

Louie Houghton, eight, Casey Foster, seven and Tiana Green, nine of FY Wingz

A Fylde coast dance school is celebrating after students popped and locked their way to success on the world stage.

Children from FY Wingz, based at the Oracle in St Annes Road, South Shore, swept to international glory at the UDO World Street Dance Championships in Glasgow last month.

Dance teacher Samantha Bell praised the talents of students including Louie Houghton, pictured, who was named best newcomer in the under eight category.

She added: “We had four students qualify for the event, Louie, Casey Foster, seven, Tiana Green, nine, and Jade Finlayson, 12.

“There were thousands of people there and a real pressure to perform.

“Louie did really well to win, with Casey coming second after winning her event last year, while finished fourth in the under 10s. Jade did really well to compete after having a knee operation this year.”

The quartet faced off against dancers from France, China, Holland, Belgium and Germany, dancing for two minutes at a time while being rated by judges.

Sam said the four had done themselves proud and inspired other dancers at the school.

She added: “It was great. There was a lot of hard work done beforehand but I’m pleased with how they performed.

“They practise regularly in other competitions but it is still an outstanding achievement considering the competition they were up against.”

For anyone interested in joining the group, call Samantha on 07856310




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