Big thank you to Liverpool Lord Mayor Councillor Roz Gladden, who made this a special day and a magic moment in time, presenting certificates to Team England from Jeli Studious, who won 4 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze medals at the World Dance Championships held in Jersey earlier this month.
Team England from Jeli Studious Bring Home 2 Gold 4 Silver 2 Bronze
Liverpool Heartbeat has put its heart and ‘sole’ into providing young people an opportunity to showcase their talent on the world stage.
The Merseyside charity, that encourages young people to live healthy and productive lifestyles, has sponsored dancers from Jelli Dance Studios to attend the Dance World Cup this year. Over 12,000 competitors from 38 countries will compete at the world finals, taking place in Jersey this year.
The Dance World Cup is billed as the greatest all-genre dance competition in the world for children and young adults and allows competitors to show their talent to a world-wide audience.
The young people attending from Jelli had to qualify and will now wear their Great Britain tracksuits as they will be representing this country.
Robin Baynes MBE, said, “I have seen these dancers perform on numerous occasions and they are outstanding. As soon as we were asked to help get them get to Jersey the decision was easy.
“Opportunities like these are rare for young people but when they are so committed and determined to be the best at what they do it’s important we should support them.
“I wish them all the very best of luck.”
Liverpool Heartbeat was joined by local business New Start to sponsor the Jelli dancers by match-funding Liverpool Heartbeat’s donation.
Gerrard O’Connor, Business Support Officer, said “We have supported Liverpool Heartbeat and its activities for nearly 20 years now. It is a tremendous charity that does so much for children and young adults in Merseyside, so when Robin asked New Start to lend its support we knew it was going to be good.
“It was an absolute pleasure to meet the dancers and see the excitement and determination in them.
“New Start is focused to helping people in the community and personal circumstances and social background shouldn’t prevent anyone achieving their potential, especially young people.
“We are so delighted to be involved and we wish everyone competing the very best of luck.”
The World Dance Cup finishes on Saturday 2nd June 2016,