Twenty dancers from the Elite Dance Academy in Donegal traveled to Blackpool, after months of hard work, to compete in the Hip Hop World Championships, winning a World Championship title.
The elite senior crew competed in the over-18 category, despite only two dancers being over 18, and took 1st place overall.
The oldest dancer to ever compete, Courtney Clare, said: “The suspense of waiting to find out if we won was insane, we had to do our best to keep our composure because two teams weren’t were not called and placed.
“But when they announced Elite as world champions, we burst and burst into tears!
“I couldn’t believe it, all of our hard work paid off.”
Courtney also thanked dance teacher Clare McCarron and choreographers Aoife McEleney and Aoife McGill, for pushing them and supporting the team throughout the competition.
The solo and doubles winners of the weekend were:
- Brandon Lynch – Under 18 Advanced: 2nd place
- Aoife Breslin and Clodagh Keys – Over 18 Doubles: 2nd place
- Amy Leigh Murray – Under 18: 3rd place
- Leon Halligan – Over 18 Advanced: 5th place
- Aoife Breslin – Under 16 Advanced: 5th place
- Patrick Gill – Under 18 Advanced: 6th place
Elite Dance Company would like to thank everyone who sent messages of support and congratulations.
The company is currently taking a little time off but will be back soon, opening their new dance studio in Buncrana and then welcoming all classes back for 2022/23.
Elite Dance Academy Wins Big at the Hip-Hop World Championship was last modified: August 25, 2022 by