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Countdown to Strictly

 

Countdown to Strictly

The countdown is on ahead of the Care for Cancer Strictly Kids Dancing on April 12 in the Mellon Country Inn. Following on from the profiles of the two Pom Pom Panthers cheerleading teams in last week’s Tyrone Herald, we are introducing three more acts,
The Shockarellas, 
Omagh St Enda’s and Ruby’s Jive Bunnies. Concluding in the day before the event, we will be giving a profile of the two remaining acts; Cliodhna’s Academy and the Blue Thistle Highland Dancers.

Tickets on sale now in the Care For Cancer offices in Campsie, the News Shop in Campsie and from various committee members.

All the teams will be hoping for as much support and sponsorship as possible, so if any members of the publicor business would like to sponsor a team or make a donation towards this cause contact the centre on 028 8224 6599 

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YOUNG Omagh based Hip Hop dance crew, the Shockarellas, are busy perfecting their ‘tutting’ and ‘popping’ moves ahead of their Strictly Kids Dancing competition on April 12.
The team of nine girls and one boy are part of the successful and popular Dance Revelation troop that teach a range of hip hop dancing to children of all ages and adults at the Station Centre in Omagh. Coach and senior team member, Kirsty McCausland has put together a team of 9-12 year olds especially for this event, which will be their first big competition. Kirsty said they are all “psyched” as they will get to showcase their range of hip hop and break-dancing skills to the local audience. The 18-year-old dance teacher said, “The audience can expect a very energetic and lively performance. They might think it is something they would see on Britain’s Got Talent. Just like the name of the group says, I think those in attendance will be shocked at the energy and enthusiasm of the group and also by the high standard of dancing. “Many have been part of the group for years and are really looking forward to now having the chance to show their talent at this event. They are psyched and buzzing. They are putting in extra work on this big routine. They will be dancing to a medley of about eight songs and can’t wait to get out on the floor at the main event.” Kirsty, who has been dancing with the club since she was 11 knows what it takes to win, she was part of the successful Dance Revelation team that won a number of titles at a recent competition at the start of March. With participants starting from P1 up and over 50 attending the junior primary school age classes, Sarah said the main emphasis is fun. Always welcoming new members Kirsty encouraged anyone interested to just call into the Station Centre for more details and a form.

YOUNG Omagh based Hip Hop dance crew, the Shockarellas, are busy perfecting their ‘tutting’ and ‘popping’ moves ahead of their Strictly Kids Dancing competition on April 12. The team of nine girls and one boy are part of the successful and popular Dance Revelation troop that teach a range of hip hop dancing to children of all ages and adults at the Station Centre in Omagh. Coach and senior team member, Kirsty McCausland has put together a team of 9-12 year olds especially for this event, which will be their first big competition. Kirsty said they are all “psyched” as they will get to showcase their range of hip hop and break-dancing skills to the local audience. The 18-year-old dance teacher said, “The audience can expect a very energetic and lively performance. They might think it is something they would see on Britain’s Got Talent. Just like the name of the group says, I think those in attendance will be shocked at the energy and enthusiasm of the group and also by the high standard of dancing. “Many have been part of the group for years and are really looking forward to now having the chance to show their talent at this event. They are psyched and buzzing. They are putting in extra work on this big routine. They will be dancing to a medley of about eight songs and can’t wait to get out on the floor at the main event.” Kirsty, who has been dancing with the club since she was 11 knows what it takes to win, she was part of the successful Dance Revelation team that won a number of titles at a recent competition at the start of March. With participants starting from P1 up and over 50 attending the junior primary school age classes, Sarah said the main emphasis is fun. Always welcoming new members Kirsty encouraged anyone interested to just call into the Station Centre for more details and a form.

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'Ruby’s Junior Jive Bunnies
are ready to bop'

A VETERAN jiver from numerous strictly dance competitions over the years, Ruby Rankin from Castlederg is excited about mentoring her ‘Junior Jive Bunnies’ for the Care for Cancer fundraiser. Especially for this event, Ruby has put together a group comprising of six couples aged between six-12 from Donnyloop just across the Donegal border.

The fully female dance group have been busy practising their kicks, spins and flicks for the past 12 weeks and are ready to hit the dance floor. Ruby said, “I have been teaching in Donegal and all over for a while and I got approached to put together this junior group for the Care for Cancer event and the timing was right.

“I have been part of many strictly events before and I had decided I wasn’t doing anymore but as this is different with the kids, I just felt I had to do one more. The children have been absolutely loving it. They have been putting in the hard work and are now just looking forward to showing what they can do. “There will be lots of good jiving and they will all be changing partners on the beat working together as a team.

“We will be sticking to country music for this show and I have chosen a great song by Derek Ryan that will be sure to get the audience tapping along as well to the music.”



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'Keeping it traditional with
St Enda’s set dancing group'

THE set dancing group from Omagh St Enda’s are no strangers to high level competition, but with the Strictly Kids Dancing event fast approaching their emphasis on the night will be “fun and entertainment”. The multiple Tyrone champion winning set dancers are choreographed and mentored by Alison McElhatton and Marian Doody, who have previous experience in the world of strictly events with an adult team.

They are now looking forward to letting the young team aged between eight-13 display their talents. Alison commented, “These children have been taking weekly set dancing classes with Marian at Omagh St Enda’s for many years. They have competed in many Scór na nÓg competitions and some are Tyrone champions.

“They just love dancing and were out recently on St Patrick’s Day dancing on Main Street. That gave them good practice ahead of this event. It is very social, great fun and a great past-time for them.“ This is a new piece especially choreographed for the Care for Cancer event. They will take the audience back in time to the old set dancing days and most of all it will be great entertainment.

“While going to Scór na nÓg competitionscan be very serious trying to become Tyrone champions, this is more fun for them and they are going out to enjoy the evening. They are running around with their sponsor sheets and are delighted that they are helping a great cause,” she added.

Articles and Photos courtsey of Mark McKelvey and the Ulster Herald

 

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