Winstanley College dancers shone this weekend at the Northern Frostbite Dance Extravaganza in Manchester.
The college competed in the ‘All Star’ category, which included not just colleges, but dance schools as well, meaning the standard was very high.
Despite some serious competition, the dancers went from underdogs, with only a handful of cheers when welcomed for the first routine, to champions with rapturous applause and high praise throughout the rest of the day.
The results for Winstanley were:
Hiphop – 1st
Jazz – 1st, plus crowned Grand Champions – meaning the dancers achieved the highest marks in jazz in the whole competition
Contemporary – 1st and Grand Champions
Other successes included 17-year-old student, Amy Deakin, winning her lyrical as a soloist meaning a chance to compete in the final at Pontins and triumph in the improvised rounds with Winstanley taking away 2nd and 3rd in Hiphop improv, and first in Hiphop partner improv.
Dance teacher, Kelly Birchall, who accompanied the dance troop said: ‘It was a super successful day with 10 trophies and two champion flags to bring back to college. The students were fantastic and a credit to the college; we received so many compliments and congratulations from the judges and other competitors.’