Leeds Dynamite, the Middleton-based dance and cheerleading squad are USA bound after their latest competition success.
The group took 100 dancers and supporters to Telford on Easter Sunday for the UK Championships and came home with four winner’s trophies. The win also means that Dynamite have been invited to represent the UK in the international championships in Virginia USA in June 2014.
This is a great honour, but also a challenge for a group who meet in a down-at-heal church hall in Middleton. Danielle Watkins who runs the group reckons the trip will cost £50,000, but she’s not daunted. In fact she’s started fundraising already.
This isn’t just an opportunity to dance and compete at international level, for many of the group it will be the first time they have traveled abroad. As one young person said:
“I’ll have to get a passport, the furthest I’ve been from Middleton is Scarborough.”
Local businesses Middleton Fisheries and Thorpe Lane Commercials have already pledged sponsorship. If you can help with fundraising or sponsorship please contact Danielle on 07525 836960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.