Top performance from youngsters

Dancers from the Chelsea Lupton School of Dance with their trophies.
Dancers from the Chelsea Lupton School of Dance with their trophies.

A DANCE school has returned from a competition with a massive haul of trophies.

Delighted officials at the Chelsea Lupton School of Dance, on the Headland in Hartlepool, were celebrating after the school took a hatful of titles at the Supreme Grand Prix competition.

The event was held at a venue near Filey and attracted a strong field of entrants but the school took an impressive 24 first places as well as 21 second places and 28 third spots.

Delighted dance school owner Chelsea Lupton said: “They all did really well.

“I knew they would do well but I did not think they would do as good as that. They really did pull it out the bag this time.”

Between 250 and 300 dancers took part in the competition and Chelsea took 20 in her own contingency.

The youngest of her dancers was aged five and the oldest was 17.

All the sections of the competition were held in a freestyle disco format with the trophies awarded for different age groups of dancers.

Meanwhile the dance school, which is based in the Victoria Buldings on the Headland, is continuing to hold sessions for students.

They run between 4pm and 8pm from Monday to Thursday, as well as all day on Saturdays.

Chelsea said those interested in going along for the first time should do so on Mondays from 4pm.

There are already 60 students based at the school but Chelsea said she would love to hear from more.

Meanwhile, the dance school students will be hoping for more success when they take part in their next competition.

Chelsea said: “I will be taking a lot more of my dancers next time when we go to Flamingoland for a competition in around three weeks time.”

“We will be hoping that we can repeat our last performance.”