23rd Jan, 2018

Dancers strut their stuff to defend international competition in Jersey

Aisling Kiely 11th Jul, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A DANCE TROUPE from Castle Bromwich has stolen the spotlight and defended their world title with a show-stopping performance at this year’s international dance competition in Jersey.

Spotlight Stage School took the world by storm when they represented England at the World Dance Competition – adding more medals to the trophy cupboard.

The three times world champions went head to head with over 40 national teams and took to the stage with a number of modern, tap, hip-hop and musical theatre routines.

Nine year-old, Amiyah Joseph put on a stand-out performance and walked away with six gold, one silver and one bronze medal

under her belt – as well as scoring top marks in her age category.

She added: ” I was honoured to be chosen to represent England with eight different dances, but never imagined that I would win so many medals.”

The dancers secured first place after smashing the competition and even managed to get their hands on the most sought after trophy for the best modern group dance.

Spotlight principal, Vicky Richards said: “It is a great honour to qualify for the competition, let alone go on to represent Team England at the Dance World Cup.

“We were extremely lucky to receive lots of support from local businesses to enable us to get the dancers to the competition, especially the generous £5,000 donated by Birmingham Airport.

“The children have all worked exceptionally hard to reach world-class standards and often trained five times a week.

“I hope they have made everybody from the local area and England very proud”.

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