Bottesford Irish dancers jog their way to glory in The Great Big Dance Off

Composed children at an Irish dancing after-school club in Bottesford have put their best feet forward and won the regional final of a national dance competition.

Monday, 4th March 2019, 9:05 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 11:00 am
Irish dancers from Bottesford PHOTO: Supplied
Irish dancers from Bottesford PHOTO: Supplied

The class, 25 girls and five boys aged six to 11, fought off the challenge from 20 other dance schools in The Great Big Dance Off at the Albert Hall in Nottingham.

Teacher Caroline McManus said: “Bottesford Primary School was crowned East Midlands regional champions 2019.

“The children were so excited and thrilled to win because the standard of competition was very high.

With the trophy PHOTO: Supplied

“We will now go on to the national final in Oxford on June 4.”

The Great Big Dance Off is aimed at both primary and secondary schools. The initial phase of the competition requires schools across England and Wales to submit a video entry. If successful, schools then go to the regional final and then the national final.

The boys PHOTO: Supplied