A dance school from Northampton is hoping to become world champions this weekend at Glasgow’s SECC arena.
A hip hop and street dance competition group, called Royalty, based at Parklands Dance Centre, has already survived two heats – placing fourth and fifth – to reach the final of the UDO World Street Dance Championships 2013.
The group of 12 children, aged between eight and 14, are competing against 19 other squads in the under-18s beginners class to try to become the world champions and return back to Northampton with a trophy and cash prize.
The principal of the dance school, Carly Shatford, said: “Words can not describe the pride I feel for these children. It’s an outstanding achievement and they have worked incredibly hard.
“It’s not just about winning, its also about enjoying the competition.”
The children will also be taking place in dance workshops at the weekend, led by dancing stars such as Britain Got Talent’s Diversity and Twist and Pulse, as well as Got To Dance winner, Akai, and other dancing stars from around the world.
“I think the children are more excited about the workshops than actually performing,” added Carly.
“They are very overwhelmed and extremely lucky.”
She said that if they were to win the competition the prize money would go towards the school and improving their facilities.
Parklands Dance Centre is welcoming three to 16 year olds to be a part of their dance school, which focuses on many types of dancing, including street, ballet and modern.
To contact them, call 07534 358049 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Royalty will be competing on Saturday afternoon.