Nine young dancers from Leeds Dynamite’s TNT group have won Bronze medals at the World Dance Championships in America at the weekend (6 May 2023).
As we reported here, they were competing in the All Star World Dance Championships at Universal Studios in Florida, USA. They were competing in the Junior division, which is the biggest in the competition, and they were one of the youngest teams. The TNT dancers range from 10-14 years, but were up against 16- and 17-year-olds. They are the first ever Hip Hop team from the UK to win Bronze in this division.
A spokesperson for Leeds Dynamite said:
“We are still speechless but so proud of our dancers. They are just 9 children and two coaches Danielle and Lauren Watkins from Middleton Leeds 10, who are the best of friends.
“They train in local church halls no fancy studio once a week. The hardest working kids and they are living out their wildest dreams with the support of their coaches, parents and families.
“We are so proud of them for taking the biggest step up to the Junior Division at Worlds to make sure they could compete as the original ‘Super 9’. They held their own and just blew us away.
“World Champions – we are proud beyond words of these kids.”
Leeds Dynamite run many different teams across ages from 4 years old through to young adult. They hold classes Monday to Friday from 4:30-8pm at the Ark Family centre in Middleton. To find out more go to their website at: leedsdynamitedance.co.uk, or find them on Facebook.
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