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Bamber Bridge dance student lands first place with team at national championship

Posted on - 27th December, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Education, South Ribble News, UCLan
Chloe Farmer with dance partner Luke Taberer

A UCLan dance student who is part of the renowned Fever Dance has celebrated after the team secured first place at a national competition.

Chloe Farmer, 19, from Bamber Bridge, and the rest of the Fever Dance team won the British National Latin Formation Dancing Championship, held recently in Blackpool.

The annual event, which in 2021 celebrated its 46th anniversary, covers three days of the best British Ballroom and Latin competition and takes place in the Empress Ballroom at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.

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Chloe Farmer, second right front row, with Dance Fever team

Chloe, who is studying the BA (Hons) Dance and Performance at UCLan, said: “Since the age of four when I first discovered a love for dance, it’s become a lifelong passion.

“Playing a role as part of the team to win at these national championships feels fantastic, and it’s something I’ll always remember.

“Even though I’ve been teaching dance for many years, my technique has improved significantly while at UCLan.

“Forging a career, either as a professional dancer or as a fully qualified teacher, is my aim, and studying the subject at degree level is providing the best opportunity to achieve my ambition.

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Chloe Farmer

Chloe would love a role on Strictly Come Dancing after meeting Len Goodman and Shirley Ballas at previous competitions and knows the value of aiming high.

Chloe has also run her own business as a children’s entertainer for more than three years.

She added: “I dress as a Disney princess or any other character popular among children.

“With Christmas around the corner, I’m quite busy, and my festive elf is going down particularly well! As long as I’m on the move, I’m more than happy.”

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