Sisters Katie (Year 14) and Emma Chambers (Year 11) recently travelled to compete in the ‘Dance World Cup’, held this year in Telford, England. The girls represented Northern Ireland in a competition that saw 120,000 competitors representing 62 countries. To gain a place in the competition to represent their country, finalists had to be placed in the top three in their dance ‘genre’ in video auditions, judged by Dance World Cup officials.
Katie Chambers competed for Northern Ireland in Musical Theatre in the 14-18 year old section and was awarded with a bronze medal overall. Katie also competed in ‘Tap Troupe’ and ‘Modern Jazz Troupe’ which was also awarded bronze and 4th place. A fantastic achievement!
Emma Chambers also qualified to represent Northern Ireland in ‘Tap Solo’, ‘Lyrical Solo’, ‘Lyrical Trio’ and ‘Modern Jazz Trio’ as the second youngest solo performer in the 14-18 year old section. Emma performed brilliantly against a field of much older girls and achieved two top ten rankings.
We are so proud of the girls and all that they both achieved. We wish them well and we hope to be able to enjoy watching their performances on our RSD stage again in the not so distant future.