Cups galore for dancers

PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 January 2016

Members of Western Dance Force with the trophies they have won in 2015

Members of Western Dance Force with the trophies they have won in 2015


A brother and sister team which runs an Exmouth dance group is hoping to build on last year’s success in 2016.

Western Dance Force (WDF), based at Exmouth Community College, has been racking up the awards at this year’s World and European freestyle championships.

The group, which has more than 20 members between the ages of six and 17, is run by Alex Western and his sister Samantha.

Alex said: “We are so very pleased with all our dancers. They work so hard, training only once a week. We have seen great improvement in the children.”

Last month, WDF competed in the European championships where dancer Jade Thomas came home with four solo titles.

With dance partner Sian-Leigh Moyle, she also won the youth disco championship pairs and the youth slow dance pairs.

WDF’s success followed on from the world championships earlier this year, when Carli Shaw and Charley Tyrell won the U16 intermediate freestyle pairs.

Sian-Leigh Moyle was a finalist in the U16 solo world street dance competition.

There was also a third place for Sian-Leigh in the U16 supporting disco solo contest, while Jade Thomas came second in the supporting freestyle competition.

Alex said WDF was always open to new members.

New classes would start in January at Littleham Leisure Centre, he added.

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