DLN Dance School in Penwortham awarded fifteen world champion titles

Posted on - 22nd December, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Kid's stuff, Penwortham, People, Preston News, Proud Preston, Recreation, Schools, South Ribble News, Sport
The Tinytrons, 8&U World Champions.
The Tinytrons, 8&U World Champions. Pic: Demi Naylor

DLN dance school represented England in the World Street Dance Championships in London on December 9 and 10, walking away with fifteen World Champion Titles.


The small dance school is based at Vernon Carus Sports Club in Penwortham, with dancers from ages four-17 working all year round and training three times a week to compete in the awards.

The weekend’s success means the school are now 15x World Champions. They have also had over 20 placements of second to fifth place.

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Teachers and parents made the journey to London, with 21 dancers in total competing in different categories ranging from soloists, duos, teams and battles.


The first win of the weekend was the team ‘Tinytrons’ who are aged 4-8 and have only trained together for 10 months, they are now world champions.

Owner of DLN Dance, Demi Naylor said: “The atmosphere was amazing, the kids were all so nervous but they absolutely loved it.

“To get the results we did… we didn’t expect it.

“We were competing against schools from Spain and to get noticed being a small dance school from Preston is amazing.”

12&U Advanced World Champions. Pic: Demi Naylor

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Demi arranged a big party to celebrate the win, with pyjamas, pizzas, presents and even an appearance from a naughty elf.

She is hoping the school will qualify to compete in the World Championships again next year. 

She said: “I am so proud of what all the kids have achieved. We want to go bigger and better next year.”

DLN Dance. Pic: Demi Naylor.

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