South Shields dancer's talents hailed 'outstanding' as she picks up another trophy

A youngster is proving to be a real dancing queen as she continues to bring home the trophies each time she competes.

Tuesday, 27th November 2018, 5:00 am

Hollie Cairns has been described as “outstanding” by teacher Rachel Jackson as she picked up her latest competition accolade.

The nine-year-old, a student at Nu Dance, in Ada Street, South Shields, for the past 11 months, recently battled against 49 others to be crowned the Cleveland Juvenile Runner-Up Acro Champion.

It was the first time Hollie, who began dancing at the age of three, has competed in this category at a championship level.

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Miss Jackson said: “What Hollie has achieved this last year with our Nu Dance team is outstanding.

“Hollie has star potential and will definitely make a career out of dance.”

In the past three months, Hollie has taken part in four competitions and two championships, dancing her way to a range of trophies and medals, including: First Place Winner TDCI Midland Juvenile Ballet Champion; LS Festival Runner-up Junior Champion; LS Festival Highest Mark 8 and 9 years; LS Festival Highest Mark Junior; Starstruck Runner-up Improvisation; Sunderland Dance Festival Overall Adjudicators Choice 6-9 years; NE Live Golden Ticket Bursary Winner; NE Live Move It Ticket Winner; 13 first places, three second places and one third place, for solo routines as well as various first, second and third places for trios and troupes.

Miss Jackson added: “Winning all of these accolades is amazing.”