A long but terrific day at dance finals

Daisy Campbell from Caspers Freestyle Dance group in Brighouse
Daisy Campbell from Caspers Freestyle Dance group in Brighouse

Caspers freestyle dancers have impressed at the International Dance Teachers Association Street National Finals 2013 this month.

The Brighouse group qualified for the event at Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke-on-Trent in the regional heats last summer.

Maddison Eastwood from Caspers Freestyle dance group in Brighouse

Maddison Eastwood from Caspers Freestyle dance group in Brighouse

Claire Lambert, principal at Caspers, said: “ We had only taken a small group as our main style of dance is freestyle and rock n’ roll but all qualified in the street dance.

“It was a very long day in Stoke but it was a terrific occasion.”

One dancer who had an exceptional day was Maddison Eastwood competing in the six-years-old and under category. After many tiring rounds she made the final and took centre floor for her moment in the spotlight.

“Maddison, even at such a young age, didn’t let it phase her and confidently strutted her stuff,” said Claire.” After the nerve-racking count down Maddison took first place. We were all so proud of her.”

Next to perform was the group’s Emmerdale star Daisy Campbell who performed in the nine-years-old and under street solo competition. She steamed through the rounds and got to the final.

With speed and determination, she triumphed in a very hard and competitive category.

In the 13-years-old and under boys section Caspers had Joe Garbutt popping and breaking. After winning last year’s national competition in the younger age group, this year was a tougher challenge as he was competing against boys a lot older than himself but did the group proud coming in third place which was a massive achievement as the standard was extremely high.

Steve Wilson was the representative in the 18 to 25 year. Known as the jelly man for his extreme suppleness, he definitely didn’t let the side down coming in at third place.

In the nine-years-old and under pairs section, Maddison Eastwood teamed up with Billie Lambert and came a respectable fourth.

Joe Garbutt was in action again as he and his partner Ely Lockwood reached the final in the 13 and under pairs section.

Cassandra Firth and Steve Wilson came third in their pair category while the group of Billie Lambert, Joe Garbutt, Ely Lockwood and Emma Broadbent finished joint third.Also taking part in the event were Destiny Maximilian, Jess Groves and Kim Ansley who all made the day one to remember.

The Brighouse dance group will also be moving into their new home at unit 4, Bonegate in Brighouse.

Caspers also welcome Jan Booth and Sharon Louise who will be helping to host children’s parties and catering for events.

New classes start this month. To find out more visit www.caspersfreestyle.com