Published on 25th November
In the whole school assembly, on Monday 11th November, the children had the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of two sisters; Wiktoria (Year 5) and Julia (Year 2) who had performed Latin and Ballroom dances at the famous Blackpool Ballroom. The competition is called The Blackpool Championship Grand Finals.’
Julia achieved 3rd place in the Ballroom category and 1st place in the Latin category. This means she is the UK, under 6 champion. An amazing achievement for someone who only started dancing when she was 4 years old.
Wiktoria reached the semi-finals in both Ballroom and Latin. She competes at a level beyond her age group and so did remarkably well also.
Wiktoria said she got into dancing after watching Dancing with the Stars on television and copied what she had seen. She asked her mum if she could find dance classes.
‘It was a bit hard at the start as we hadn’t done it before.’ she said.
Both girls said that they were a little nervous, when they started to compete in front of others, but are now more confident.
They have performed in Birmingham, Southampton, Horsham as well as Blackpool.
Their favourite dancers are Michael Malitowski and his partner Joanna Leunis.
We are all very proud of what the girls have achieved and hope they inspire others to follow their example.