Dance Factor Championships 2018….I really don’t know where to start…I have been doing this festival for 10 years now and I think this one is right up there with one of the best! All of our dancers worked so hard on the run up and it was all worth it, everyone coming home with a trophy and everyone absolutely shining on the floor. We had not 1, not 2 but 3 Tops of Slows and an amazing 2 Tops of Solo’s in the Grand Finals!
I could of burst watching you all do your spots…you all made the most of you time to show what you can do! Wales is not just about the results..its about spending quality time with my Cookie Family, we always have so many belly laughs and have a total blast from beginning to end!
Thank you so much to Karen and Wendy ..another amazing K & W Festival, you both just go above and beyond! Looking forward to next year already!
All of our fantastic results;
Zoe Brown – Results;
- First Qualifier U12 Intermediate – 3rd
- Semi Finalist U12 Intermediate Slow
- Grand Final U12 Intermediate Solo – 4th
Brilliant weekend for you Zoe, you danced amazing every time you stepped on the floor! Loved seeing you perform your spot…WOW! you absolutely went for it and nailed it! Be super proud of yourself Zoe, you were confident, smiled and made sure every judge seen you…HUGE well done!
Ria Burns – Results;
- 1st U6 Intermediate Solo – First Qulaifier – *Winner*
- 1st U6 Intermediate Slow – *Winner*
- 1st U6 Grand Final U6 Intermediate – *Winner*
- 1st U6 Street *Winner
Your last competition in U6 and OMG you went out with a BANG! Absolutely fantastic dancing from you all weekend Ria, loved watching you go for it taking the bigger girls on in the Tops Of!! You are more than ready for your next chapter in U8’s! Your confidence has grown and you are dancing outstanding!! Super proud of you….Great memories made for you!
Ashton Redhead – Results;
- Grand Prix 1st place U/14 Beginner Solo
- Slow 1st place U/14 Novice
- Fast Grand Final 1st place U/14 Beginner Solo
Wow! What a corker of a weekend for you Ashton, you powered your way through those solo rounds to get to show off your spot, which you absolutely nailed! Your slow was simply stunning…3 well deserved first places!!! Huge congratulations, what a fantastic way to leave beginners and lose your last life! Super proud of you!
Chloe Mclean – Results;
- Semi Finalist – First Qualifier – U/10 Beginners
- Winner – Second Qualifier – U/10 Beginners
- Semi Finalist – Grand Final – U/10 Beginners
OMG! What a way to start competing Chloe! After telling us 2 weeks prior that you want to compete and only a handful of lessons to learn a routine and a fast spot, you took it on and absolutely danced up a storm! You beamed on the floor and we can’t wait to see you back on it competing! Huge well done Chloe…a few lessons and a win!!! Now that is pretty awesome!
Alisha Mclean – Results;
- U14 Champ 1st place – First Qualifier *Winner*
- U14 Champ Slow – 1st place – *Winner*
- U14 Champ Tops of Slow Champ *Winner*
- U14 Champ Solo Grand Final *Winner*
- U14 Champ Tops of Solo *Winner*
What an AMAZING weekend for you Alisha, you danced out of your skin! Absolutely fantastic results! You went on a mission and nailed it! You should be really proud of yourself, we all are…. two tops of’s!!!! High Five Alisha!! What a way to move up to a *Double Prem* Congratulations!
Sian Carrick – Results;
- Semi Finalist First Qualifier U16 Starter
- Second Qualifier – 5th U16 Starter
Massive well done to you Sian 🙂 I seen you beam and a sneaky pout all they way round that floor, you did your best and were just brilliant, so proud of you…wished you could of done your spot, your time will come! It has been a while since your last wales..another one to add to ‘The best memories!’
Abbey Leigh Forth – Results;
- 1st Place u10 Champ First Solo Qualifier *Winner*
- 3rd Place U12 Prem Slow (Dancing up from U10)
- 2nd Place u10 Champ – Grand Final
What a weekend for you Abbey-Leigh, absolutely incredible dancing from you….so proud of how you took on the challenge dancing up in U12’s and won a podium spot! Your solo was so strong and your slow was stunning! Super proud of you, your very first Dance Factor Championships and you certainly won’t forget it! Congratulations!
Lacey Forth – Results;
- 2nd Place U6 Starter Solo First Qualifier
- 3rd Place U6 Street
- 2nd Place U6 Intermediate Slow
- 1st Place U6 Starter – Grand Final *Winner*
Woweeee…..HUGE well done Lacey, you really went for it all weekend! You totally nailed your spot at just 5 year old, with not an easy spot to learn and you smashed it! Loved watching you slow and your street 🙂 Congratulations Lacey.
Grace Costello – Results;
- 5th Place First Qualifier U12 Intermediate
- 5th Place U12 Intermediate Slow
Huge well done Grace, my favourite has to be your slow over the weekend you looked beautiful and danced amazing, those tilts and leg holds were on point! Your solo was so strong, we all felt your disappointment not reaching that final, your spot would of blew them away! Still be so proud of how you danced and what you achieved, you were amazing!
Ellie Moulding – Results;
- 5th Place U14 Champ Solo First Qualifier
- 2nd U14 Champ Slow
- 3rd U14 Champ Solo Grand Final
What a brilliant Wales for you Ellie, you put your heart and soul into all of your dances, your slow was just beautiful! Loved watching you, your new solo spot was awesome! Massive well done, very proud of you.
Kyra Houlsby – Results;
- 1st U12 Premier Champ First Qualifier *Winner*
- 1st U12 Premier Champ Slow *Winner*
- 1st U12 Premier Champ Grand Final *Winner*
- 5th U12 Street
Another HUGE OMG Kyra!! Look at those wins! So well deserved..that solo spot! If the judges blinked they missed a twist or a turn…absolutely fantastic! Your slow was stunning, and your street was just fab! Massive Congratulations Kyra!
Amelia Houlsby – Results;
- 1st U6 Starter Solo First Qualifier *Winner*
- 2nd U6 Starter Slow
- 2nd U6 Starter Solo Grand Final
WOWEEEE How fast did you move Amelia! You are an absolute firecracker on that floor, the speed on those little legs in your solo :)) Loved watching you all weekend, for such a little one you totally went for it….Super proud of you!
Anya Houlsby – Results;
- Semi Finalist U10 Starter First Qualifier
- 1st u10 Starter Second Qualifier *Winner*
- 1st U10 Starter Slow *Winner*
- 1st U10 Starter Grand Final *Winner*
It was like a repeat of Wales 2017….you came back in the second solo qualifier and blew the judges away then OMG that spot in the Grand Final was incredible then BOOSH another win! Your slow was brilliant and another win 🙂 Huge well done Anya!
Lucy Connor – Results;
- Semi Finalist U12 Starter Solo First Qualifier
- Semi Finalist U12 Starter Solo Second Qualifier
- 7th U12 Starter Slow
Fabulous dancing from you all weekend Lucy, you looked so confident on that floor, just wish we could of seen you show off that awesome spot in the final, but you did everything you could, it was sadly just one of them 🙁 I was so proud of how you bounced back to win your pairs and to get to the final of slow and certainly had a blast competing in street. Massive well done Lucy, special memories made!
- 5th U16 Champ First Qualifier
- 2nd U16 Street
- 2nd U16 Champ Slow
- 6th U16 Champ Solo Grand Final
After being so poorly you really pulled it out the bag Ella! Huge well done …finals for you all weekend…achieving a fantastic runner up in both slow and street, you always just ‘Bring It’ to your street and your slow was amazing, that spot! You dance it so well! Congratulations Ella on making that Grand Final, another brilliant Wales for you..super proud!
- 1st Adult Premier Champ First Qualifier *Winner*
- 1st Adult Premier Champ Slow *Winner*
- Tops of Premier Champ Slow *Winner*
- 1st Adult Premier Champ Solo Grand Final *Winner*
- Tops of Premier Champs *Winner*
Phenomenal all weekend Abbey! Absolutely blew the judges away! you went out to achieve and you certainly did, giving everyone in that room goosebumps 🙂 5 wins!!! You are on top form, nothing is stopping you…keep it going Abz, you got a chapter to fill ahead of you! Super proud!
Jocelyn Crosby – Results;
- 2nd U12 Starter Solo First Qualifier
- 1st U12 Starter Slow *Winner*
- Tops of Starter Slow *Winner*
- 4th U12 Starter Solo Grand Final
Wahooooo!!!! You had an amazing Wales last year as an U10…this year as a fresh U12 still saw you driving home with a Tops of, a win and two brilliant solo finals!! You looked and danced amazing all weekend, and that spot….it ain’t no starter spot and you smashed it! Massive well done Joss, very proud of you!
Katie Robson – Results;
- Semi Finalist U12 Intermediate First Qualifier
- Semi Finalist U12 Intermediate Second Qualifier
- 2nd U12 Intermediate Slow
Katie you were dressed to perfection and you danced outstanding, your smile in your solo showed how much you were enjoying it! You danced your solo so strong and your slow was beautiful we were all so happy to see you on that podium, very well deserved! Think the whole Cookie Family were buzzing for you…massive well done!
- U6 Beginners – Ria Burns & Lacey Forth – Winners!
- U12 Beginners – Lucy Connor & Zoe Brown!
- U/14 Beginners – Jocelyn Crosby & Ashton Redhead – Runners Up!
- U/12 Intermediates – Abbey Leigh Forth & Grace Costello – Winners!
- U/16 Intermediates – Ella Callaghan and Sian Carrick – 7th
What a totally awesome weekend for all of us…..HUGE WELL DONE EVERYONE!
Lots of love from Sarah, Ruby, Aysha and the rest of our SHCSOD Family xxx