NINE young dancers have jumped to world stardom just 12 months after they swapped cheerleading for hip hop.
The girls learned their first hip hop move when Britain’s Got Talent finalist Samantha Jenkins joined Milton Keynes Cheerleading Association (MKCA) as a coach last year.
Five months later the Nemesis dance group had formed Limitless Crew, and won their first competition. This summer they competed in British championships where they won by a landslide vote.
MKCA director, Miki Garratt, said: “There was an incredible 102 points between them and the group that came second. It was an amazing win.”
As a result the girls were invited to go to Disneyland Florida to complete against dozens of other countries for the coveted world championship title. But there is just one problem preventing them from making the trip next April – the £10,000 cost.
“It’s a huge amount of money but we are determined to raise it. This is the chance of a lifetime for this group to become world famous.” said Miki.
“We’ve held tombolas and all sorts of fundraising events over the past few weeks. So far we’ve raised £2,000.”
On Saturday the crew is appealing to shoppers by staging a five hour danceathon in Middleton Hall at thecentre:mk.
“We realise time is ticking by and we need a boost. We’re hoping people will come along and support us,” said Miki.
She is also appealing for businesses or organisations to sponsor Limitless Crew. Anybody interested in helping should call Miki on 07707950204.