Welwyn Garden City street dancers show off their moves

PUBLISHED: 15:41 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 14:53 19 November 2018

DIDDI DESTINY of KT's Dance Academy celebrating fifth place at the Street Dance competition. Picture: Katie Perrin

DIDDI DESTINY of KT's Dance Academy celebrating fifth place at the Street Dance competition. Picture: Katie Perrin

Katie Perrin

A Welwyn Garden City dance school has put its best foot forward in a street dance competition.

Sophie Whiter and Lucy Gray from KT's Dance Academy. Picture: Katie PerrinSophie Whiter and Lucy Gray from KT's Dance Academy. Picture: Katie Perrin

Dancers from KT’s Academy of Performing Arts travelled to the UK Street Dance Challenge in Swindon on Sunday, November 4 - some of them competing for the very first time.

“A lot of our students who participated in this event were very nervous,” said principal Katie Perrin. “I didn’t expect them to come away with anything but experience.”

So Katie and the young dancers, who come from all over Welwyn Hatfield, were delighted that they beat stiff competition out of hundreds of youngsters.

The older troupe, Destiny, came sixth out of 13 teams in their category, missing a trophy by just a couple of points.

DIDDI DESTINY from KT's Dance Academy looking ready for the challenge. Picture: FoxpicsDIDDI DESTINY from KT's Dance Academy looking ready for the challenge. Picture: Foxpics

Diddi Destiny, the younger troupe, came fifth in their category.

In the duo categories, Sophie Whiter and Lucy Gray came fourth, in what Katie described as one of the toughest of the day.

In their duo section, six-year-olds Lydia Simpson and Phoebe Wilkinson came second.

Katie couldn’t be more proud of her dancers - for their performances on- and off-stage.

Six-year-olds Phoebe Wilkinson and Lydia Simpson from KT's Dance Academy. Picture: Katie PerrinSix-year-olds Phoebe Wilkinson and Lydia Simpson from KT's Dance Academy. Picture: Katie Perrin

“Not only were they well mannered and encouraging to other students and participants, they came away with some wins,” she said.

Dance troupe DESTINY from KT's Dance Academy. Picture: FoxpicsDance troupe DESTINY from KT's Dance Academy. Picture: Foxpics

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