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Penwortham dance school’s success at World Championships

Posted on - 7th September, 2020 - 9:19pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Kid's stuff, Penwortham, People, Preston News, What's On in Preston
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Both DLN Dance duos placed 4th in their category. Pic: Demi Moore

Penwortham dancers from DLN Dance are jumping for joy after their team ‘Paragons’ placed second in an online World Championships.

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The dance school, which has been operating since last November in Penwortham, has had success at the UDO Street Dance championships.

Demi Naylor, owner of the DLN Dance, said: “We had put one team in to compete and they managed to grab second place in the world.

“We had four soloists and two duos also representing England as they made it through many rounds and successfully made it to the finals.

Group Paragons placed second in the world championships. Pic: Demi Naylor

“The team who won was from Spain so as you can imagine the competition was very high. Our dancers competed against children from Japan, Spain and China.”

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Soloists Rose, 5, placed 7th, Ella, 9, placed 4th, Tegan, 11, came 3rd and Grace, 18, came 5th.

Duo dancers Reagan and Ellie in the Under 14 advanced placed 4th. Tegan & Mya in the Under 14 beginners also placed 4th.

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The United Dance Organisation competition was established in 2002 and is the world’s largest international street dance organisation.

Demi added: “Last year they placed top 20 in the world in teams, and this year they’ve placed second.

“As you can understand this is a massive achievement for us as a small dance school in Preston.

“During this hard time for our world it’s been amazing to come out the other end. I am so proud of them.”

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