Dance success is strictly fantastic


Members of Milton Keynes Dance Centre stole the show when competing in a national dance competition in Blackpool.

The team scooped top honours in four classes boasting eight new national rock ‘n’ roll champions with a further four MK couples achieving runners up positions.

More than 70 dance students from MKDC qualified through regional heats to compete against dancers from all over the country in the IDTA Nationwide Dance Finals.

MKDC’s two freestyle disco children’s teams, Team “Tribal” for age nine and under and Team “Skream” for dancers aged13 and under, also both excelled by finishing second and third in their categories respectively.

MKDC principal, Debra Young, said: “We are absolutely bursting with pride at these results.

“We now have eight national champions and 38 finalists in the school. This is one of our best results ever. All the competitors, children and adults, put up an excellent performance. They are a credit to the school and have really put Milton Keynes in the dancing spotlight.”

MKDC’s National Rock ‘n’ Roll champions are James Lloyd-Knibbs and Tyley Bright (age 10-13), Jack Gilbert and Amanda Harris (age 14-17), Claudia Lowe and Christina Parapadakis (age 18-25), and Allan and Sue Sawyer (age 50 and over). Grace Coward and Cara Allen, Zeffy Fairman and Estelle Randle, Gordon Rowlinson and Donna Harris, and Roy and Karen McDonald all took the runner up positions in their classes.

MKDC’s next competition will be the Open Freestyle Competition in Sudbury on Sunday 1st December for Freestyle and Rock n Roll.


Attachment – photograph – MKDC national championship finalists with their trophies