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Congratulations to Neil Jones & Ekaterina Sokolova and to Ben Hardwick & Lucy Jones who have been selected to represent England in the European Amateur Latin Championships in the Czech Republic in June.
Dominique Corolleur & Diane Cottee competed at the Slovenian Open at the start of May and placed 3rd in the Senior II Latin and were semi-finalists in the Senior I Latin.
Joseph Hopwood & Alexandra Hawley, represented England and danced in the IDSF Open Amateur Latin in Slovakia and placed 16th.
BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT - AKA dancers
AKA Freestyle Dance School who are affiliated to EADA opened the Newcastle auditions of Britain's Got Talent last weekend. They are an all-girl group from Newcastle, aged between 10 and 20 years old, and performed a Tina Turner themed routine. They received three yeses from the judges and have since been on GMTV, Live at 5 and have been interviewed by the Sun.
In the World Senior 10-dance Championships in Palma de Mallorca, Kieron Brown & Claire Howard-Robinson placed 37th. Gordon & Debby Maguire also entered the event and placed 68th and Ramen Sen & Fides Matzdorf placed 80th.
Logan Culliney & Alicia Phillips-Bullock will be apppearing on Children's BBC on Saturday 8th May for Basil and Barney’s Swap Shop.
Congratulations to Neil Jones and Ekaterina Sokolova who won the 29th World Trophy Latin American by winning all five dances. Over 600 spectators gathered at the Steigenberger Kurhaus Hotel in the Hague. The World Trophy Latin American was founded in 1982 by Bobby Short & David Simon and the last English Winners were Matthew Cutler & Nicole Westdyk in 1998.
Adam Brunyee & Sophie Denton placed 59th and Callum Sanderson & Natasha Jackson placed 62nd at the World Youth Latin Championships in Linz, Austria.
Richard Still & Morgan Hemphill came 22nd at the European 10-dance Championships in Moldova.
George Bowyer & Zoe Stacey were 28th in the recent World Youth ten-dance Championships in Toronto, Canada. Sadly the volcanic ash problem has meant they have been unable to return as planned and will be coming back via New York in a few days and then will have a quick turn-around before heading out to Korea! We wish them well.