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Dance crews taste success in South West competition

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: April 30, 2014

By Caroline Chick

  • CELEBRATING SUCCESS: 4Real Dance's PDX picked up fourth place in the under-14s' novice section of the UDO South West heat of the Street Dance Championships

  • 4Real Dance's PDX picked up fourth place in the under-14s' novice section of the UDO South West heat of the Street Dance Championships.

  • 4Real Dance's newly formed Mayhem crew were third.

  • 4Real Dance's Unit 4 crew secured third place in the under-18s' category.

  • Milly Lytham, from Tregony.

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STREET dancers are spinning at their success after bringing home a haul of trophies from the South West Street Dance Championships.

Youngsters representing 4Real Dance, including members from Probus and the Roseland, picked up 13 trophies and will participate in the United Dance Organisation (UDO) World Street Dance Championships in Glasgow in August.

Dance teacher Angie Smith from Probus, 4Real Dance's founder, said it was its biggest success to date.

"The competition was absolutely amazing and there were plenty of tears of joy and a lot of laughter," she said.

"They have all worked so very hard."

Forty-seven dancers in four crews travelled to Exeter for the South West round of the competition.

Winners included dance crew Misbehavin', third in the under-10s, and newly formed Mayhem, including Lowenna Pollard and Harvey Smith, both from Probus, which came third in the under-14 beginners' section.

Mrs Smith said: "This was their first competition. They only went into the event for the experience so they did incredibly well."

Unit 4 took third in the under-18s and PDX managed fourth place in the under-14 novice section.

Trophies were also won in the solo and duo elements. Mrs Smith said: "Our soloists have been taking part in quite a few competitions and getting really close to the finals but just missing out. This time they made it through and it's wonderful."

Safia Hazeldean came first in the under-8 novice category and Esme Thomas-Marshall, from Probus, won the under-8 beginners' section before they teamed up to take first in the intermediate section.

Milly Lytham, from Tregony, came fifth in the under-18 beginners' section and then joined teacher Ben Adams to compete in the over-18 intermediate section, placing fifth. Olivia Phillips and Beth Pike were first and Abigail Barr and Alice Samworth second in the under-14 novices.

Emmy Lovegrove secured third place for her efforts in the under-10 beginners' section and Ellie Handley and Evie Leer came second in the under- 10 duos.

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