A JIVING five-year-old is making a name for herself in the world of disco after scooping a whopping 26 dance trophies in just over two months.
Despite her young age, Eve-Alexa McKie joined the Kimberley Gough Dance Academy, in Baltic Street, Hartlepool, eight months ago and took part in her first competition 10 weeks ago.
And since then the toe-tapping youngster, who specialises in disco dancing, has never looked back, wowing judges at contests and dance festivals in Scarborough, Newcastle, and Doncaster to already earn herself a cabinet full of trophies.
Today her mum, Emma Tompson, 27, told the Mail how proud she was of her entertaining daughter.
She said: “I’m really, really proud of her, she’s done so well considering the length of time she’s been dancing and the length of time she’s been dancing and the length of time she’s been competing.
“She just absolutely loves it and from the minute she started she’s just got on with it and enjoyed every minute of it.
“We can’t believe how many trophies she won, in fact she won three more at her last competition.”
The mum-of-two, who has her own cleaning company, added: “She’s really chuffed at how well she’s done as well, she’s absolutely over the moon.”
Eve-Alexa, who lives with her mum, dad Mark McKie, 27, and baby brother Leyton, aged one, in Evergreen Close, Bishop Cuthbert, takes part in solo, slow and pairs competitions.
The Clavering Primary School pupil started at the bottom of the rung in the ‘beginners’ section, but has excelled to reach the ‘starter’ stage already.
Her first contest as a starter took place last weekend where she walked away with three more trophies to add to her collection.
Emma added: “She loves going to the competitions and we love going to watch her. Her little brother has been to every single one with her as well. He’s never missed one!”
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