Street dancers showcase their skills at theatre

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Youngsters from across Lincolnshire, including a duo from the Sleaford area, have showcased their dance skills in front of a live audience.

Some 13 dance crews from the county took to the stage in front of a packed house at Skegness’ Embassy Theatre last weekend for Dance Factor 2016.

The event marked the culmination of this year’s Dance Factor project, a scheme run by community group InspireDance, which gives young people the chance to take part in street dance sessions led by a professional dance artist.

Representing Sleaford were Sarah Grocock and Codie Simpson, who completed sessions at the town’s 1Life gym.

They performed a routine inspired by a soldier’s journey and were praised by judges for their ‘great lyrical moments with contrasting beat drops’.

April Hatcher, dance teacher to the girls, congratulated Sarah and Codie on a ‘great job’ last weekend.

She said: “The performance went really well.

“It can be scary going on to a large stage and performing when there is just two of you but they did it. I am really proud of them.”

Amy O’Sullivan, committee member of InspireDance and dance teacher to this year’s champion ImMeNse6, said: “The Dance Factor Party was a fantastic event, and the standard of dancing from all the young people involved was amazing.”