Thanet can boast a new world champion title after Under 16s at Westgate’s Wisewood’s Dance scooped top place in the UDO street dance championships.
The under 16 team took the top title at UDO Worlds 2019, held in Blackpool, with an incredible set based around the hit TV show Peaky Blinders.
Wisewoods’ teachers and owners Hannah Wise and Olivia Harwood started thing about the set more than a year ago.
They said: “We wanted to create a slick, current piece that created moments that embodied the series, including the iconic costume.
“Hannah directed the piece, choreographing the first two sections and the “moments” within the routine- horses made out of jackets, the “drinking” line, a fight scene and jackets as doors. What is so special about this piece, is our own pupil Jack Whitehead, now training at Urdang, choreographed the end few sections.
“Our own homegrown student, coming back to work alongside his friends, with the team he was competing with only this time last year, is so special.
“The team has the best bond. The friendships are so strong. They are a dream to teach and wanted this so much! Passion, commitment and drive. It feels special, because this is the seniors’ first UDO world championship win and the only time we really have been aiming for a 1st and nothing less.”
The Peaky Blinders team was made up of dancers Charlie, Ellie, Holly, Katie, Kayla, Lily, Liv, Lottie, Lydia, Macey, Madz, Missy, Mollie, Tayla and Ashton, The soundtrack was put together by Fraser and Neil.
The Westgate dance school also brought home trophies for the under 12 novice team, quads and solos. These ranged from 7th to 4th place.
Hannah and Livvy work from both Ursuline and King Ethelbert schools in Westgate.