Dance club notches up double success

December 30 2016

A DANCE school in Mangotsfield is celebrating after two of its groups won first and second place in a competition that qualifies them for the European and World championships.

A DANCE school in Mangotsfield is celebrating after two of its groups won first and second place in a competition that qualifies them for the European and World championships.

The VDance Academy teams competed against 12 other groups at the nationwide United Dance Organisation contest in Newport, where they performed in front of three judges and thousands of supporters.

Dance Addix, which is the under 12s group, competed in street dance and won first place and Dynamites, the under 18 group, took second place.

Dance Addix and Dynamites have earned themselves a place in the European Championships in Germany and the World in Glasgow later this year.

Owner and director Vicky Moody, who started the first class with just a handful of children just over a decade ago, has seen the academy grow. 

The Lyrical Senior Group were given one of the most prestigious accolades in dance competition for their dance ‘Homeless’ and they performed at the Welsh Pride in Cardiff in August last year.

Vicky has a team of instructors who teach children from age three up to adults, in numerous dance styles including lyrical, hip-hop, disco, street, contemporary, jazz, ballet and show dance.

She said: “I am so proud not just of Dance Addix and Dynamites for their achievement but of every single boy and girl at our school. They walk through the doors each week full of energy and ambition and a smile on their face.

“Our school is supported by the most wonderful parents and friends and it’s not just about what goes on inside the dance school, it’s also about the opportunities it creates outside of our walls.

“It’s not all about competing, there are many classes for children who just want to come and dance weekly, which is wonderful to see. They still get the opportunity to perform in shows, local displays and become part of our welcoming school.”

Vdance Academy welcomes new children and offers classes every day of the week. For further information contact Vicky at Vicky@vickysdance.com