Dancers triumph in a winter wonderland

Dancers from Caspers taking part in the 2013 Nationwide Freestyle and Rock n Roll competition held at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Pictured is group Hardcore
Dancers from Caspers taking part in the 2013 Nationwide Freestyle and Rock n Roll competition held at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Pictured is group Hardcore

Performers from Caspers Dance School in Brighouse have put in another impressive showing at a national competition.

The dance school has just competed at the 2013 Nationwide Freestyle and Rock n Roll competition at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

Qualifying competitions have been held all across the UK to reach the finals.

Groups Hardcore in the 18 to 25 category and C’est La vie in the over 36s, representing the north east area, both triumphed in their categories.

Dance teacher Claire Lambert from Caspers said: “The standard was extremely high in all categories . It was so exciting and as you can imagine their hard work had paid off .”

In the three-five year rosette girl category for freestyle, Neve Wood was in such a big competition round after round and finishing with her solo routine, she swooped into first place.

Destiny Maximilian and Autumn Blakey topped last year’s second place by going one better in the in the 18 to 25 year freestyle pairs.

In the 18 to 25 year freestyle man solo Steven Wilson scooped first place after a brilliantly sharp solo spot while Chloe Ennis danced her way to first place in the over 36 category.

The rosette rock n roll aged three to five years saw several heats with several heats of age 3 to 5 girls . After many rounds Danielle Leader partnered by Billie Lambert and Neve Wood partnered by Leanne Trunkwald made it to the final.

Danielle Leader took 6th place and Neve Wood took another top spot.

Duo Amy Posner and Craig Hornigold were triumphant in the star dance rock n roll category.

In the freestyle solos six to eight rosette Mia Lawrence fired her way through the heats to take third place followed by Daisy Campbell in the nine and under section who also took third. Joe Garbutt and Kieron Collins both with their partners Elicia Lockwood and Rhona Campbell danced their hearts out and took third and fourth and

18 to 25 year pairs Craig Hornigold and Leanne Trunkwald won a very deserving second place followed by Shonte Cannonier and Mia Lawrence in the under nine coming in at fourth place.

Freya Gledhill in the 14 to 17 age group fought for her place literally after a box split jump was taken to Freya’s throat. She continued through the heats and come out with second place.

The 18 to 25 years again saw a fierce competition with two Casper girls in this final . Danielle Richardson with her uber spins came fifth and Destiny Maximilian powered her way to fourth .