Numero UDO Shaw dance groups on top of the world

TWO groups from Fierce Dance Club, Heyside, are best in the world after they placed first at the UDO Street Dance World Championships.

Shaw youngsters, Lillie Law and Lizzy Banjo, brought home top spot in the Under-6 duo category, while the U12s group, Fierce Fury, were also successful as they took top in their age group.

The UDO Street Dance World Championship saw more than 6,000 dancers from 36 countries compete at the four-day event at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.

Successes with Lillie and Lizzy, plus Fierce Fury, was closely matched with by three other teams entered into the competition by Fierce Dance

Fierce Thunder (U8s), Fierce Future (U12s and Fierce Empire (U16s) performed superbly with Thunder and Empire placing fourth in their age groups.

The U10s age group also placed highly in their category, as they returned home with the runners up trophy

Marie McKay, mum of Lillie and Grace Law (member of Fierce Fury) was ecstatic both came home with first place trophies.

“All the parents are so proud, and we want to give a huge thanks to Fierce Dance for all their hard work and dedication with the kids.

“Fierce Dance Oldham was founded in 2014 by Jen Lynch. Since then the team have acquired over 250 members, and also provides gymnastic lessons and a drama school.

“There are multiple people behind the scenes. But Jen participates a lot with the groups, especially when it comes to the creation of the routines.

“Jen choreographs most of the dances with some help from Courtney Rodgers.”

U6s champion Lizzy may not be related to any of the Banjo members in the famous dance crew Diversity but Marie believes she could have the same success in the future.

The club has already bagged multiple titles across the nation, as well as being awarded World, British and European Championship titles in multiple categories.

If you want to find out more or are interested in joining the award-winning club, call Jen Lynch on 07710 404059.

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