See the stunning photos of seven year old dancer who won over thousands with her moves
A South Shields dancer impressed thousands with her freestyle moves when she entered a online competition during lockdown.
Seven-year-old freestyle dancer, Isabella Grant of Horsley Hill, was crowned the winner of a national competition after pulling her best moves during lockdown.
The Facebook competition run by the North East-based Simply Media Productions in June, asked dancers to share a photo of themselves practising their moves at home during the pandemic, for the public to vote for their favourite one.
The competition reached over 200,000 people with local celebrities including Geordie Shore star Gaz Beadle getting involved.
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The Sea View Primary School pupil won the internet over with a gorgeous black and white shot – garnering more than 5,500 likes from fans.
Isabella who usually travels across the UK to compete in freestyle competitions has now been made an ambassador for the company and was treated to an exclusive photo shoot last week in Hardwick Park, Sedgefield.
She was ‘delighted’ when she found out she had been selected as the winner out of almost 100 other dancers across the country.
The youngster normally dances seven days a week with Melanie Moore dance school in South Shields, but during the coronavirus lockdown has been completing her classes online instead.
Mum, Chloe Waugh said that the photo shoot has been a huge boost for Isabella, who struggled with shyness at the start of her dancing journey.
“She was very reserved at first but once she felt more comfortable she loved it, it was a massive boost for her confidence,” said the 25-year-old.
“I’d just like to thank everyone who voted for her, it was really close and Isabella was so excited she was checking the page every morning.”Chloe added: “Every time I see the photos I just burst with pride.”
Sarah Bailey, owner and operator of Simply Media Productions also had plenty of praise for the schoolgirl, she commented: “Isabella is an absolute credit to her mam and dance teachers, her lines and feet are utter perfection.
“She was an absolute pleasure to work with and I'm looking forward to working with her throughout this year.”