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Street dance group gear up for contest

DANCING TO SUCCESS ... members of The Sarah McVey School of Dance at Ocean Road Community Centre.

DANCING TO SUCCESS ... members of The Sarah McVey School of Dance at Ocean Road Community Centre.

DANCERS who have already sampled a taste of success are gearing up for their next big competition.

A street dance group from the Sarah McVey School of Dance wowed judges as it made its way to the regional finals of the national Pulse Competition.

The group, based at Ocean Road Community Centre, South Shields, narrowly missed out on a place in the national finals.

However, the experience has spurred it on and the school is now gearing up for its next big contest – the North East Street Dance Championships in North Shields.

Members are also receiving extra lessons from breakdancers, The Battalions.

Dance teacher Sarah Shaw said: “The girls have done really well for what was their first big competition.

“They worked really hard to get to the regional finals representing South Tyneside, and I’m really proud of them.”

The school has also taken part in a fundraising event in aid of Kian Musgrove, who has neuroblastoma – a form of cancer – and hopes a fun day they are planning will help boost it’s own coffers.

The school is also on the lookout for new members and holds classes for youngsters, aged five to 17, on Mondays and Thursdays, from 7pm to 8.45pm, and Saturdays, from 10am to noon.

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