Dancing kids up for ultimate challenge

MAD Studios team perform at the Ultimate Scottish Street Dance Challenge
MAD Studios team perform at the Ultimate Scottish Street Dance Challenge

North Lanarkshire youngsters went head to head and toe to toe with dancers from all over Scotland in an ‘extreme’ competition.

The Ultimate Scottish Street Dance Challenge saw hundreds of dance schools from across the country face-off at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility to find Scotland’s ultimate dance masters.

More than 1,500 people attended the competition staged under the auspices of the United Dance Organisation (UDO) and hosted by MAD Studios.

Established eight years ago, the Coatbridge-based group have 55 competitive dancers regularly competing across the UK and they’ve grown used to success in recent years, finishing as runners-up in the recent UK Street Dance Championships.

Michelle Connelly, class organiser at MAD Studios, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response to this competition, more than 1,500 people had a great time at Ravenscraig and we’re delighted.

“Over 20 schools from all over Scotland attended, coming from as far afield as Thurso, and everyone definitely brought the heat.”

In total MAD Studios took home 84 trophies, including top novice Jodie Muir, top intermediate Corey Owens and top advanced Lily Kilcoyne, with Kayleigh Adair from NC Dance as top beginner.

Michelle said: “We’re very, very proud of all the teams that took part as they work extremely hard throughout the year to achieve success.

“We wish to congratulate everyone who took part, with extra mention to our top soloists Kayleigh, Jodie, Corey and Lily, and the trophies will take pride of place in the studio.”