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Charlotte Stuart amazed judges at Junior Hordes 4 Break Dancing competition
Charlotte Stuart amazed judges at Junior Hordes 4 Break Dancing competition
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TWO St Helens dancers have wowed judges at a regional dance competition.

UC Crew members Charlotte Stuart, 10, and Dylan Redman, nine, performed exceptionally well at the Junior Hordes 4 Break Dancing competition in Ormskirk with their spins and tricks.

Dylan Redman amazed judges at Junior Hordes 4 Break Dancing competition

Dylan Redman amazed judges at Junior Hordes 4 Break Dancing competition

Charlotte, of Parr, defied the odds of beating the other beginner level break dancers from across Lancashire and Merseyside to become the overall tournament champion as this was her first competition.

She was crowned B-Girl of the Day for her passion, enthusiasm and eagerness to win. She made it to the final battle against Dylan, of Newton-le-Willows.

A B-Boy or B-Girl is a dancer of the genre ‘B-Boying’ or ‘breaking’ – the original form of street dancing that began in New York City in the 1970s.

UC Crew coach Tom Glynn said: “I’m so proud of both of them, they really represented St Helens with the determination to win against the odds and both make it to the final.

“Many of the children and teenagers that competed were entering their first ever competition.

“Their confidence and courageousness was outstanding and they really benefited from overcoming shyness and the fear of dancing in front of a room of people in a competitive setting.”

Dylan and Charlotte train every Friday at Queens Park Leisure Centre, 5.30pm until 6.30pm.

For more information visit www.uccrew.co.uk