Dancers triumph against all the odds

Contributed by editor on Apr 18, 2005 - 10:41 AM


Local dancers who were kicked out of the Hawkinge Community Centre and whose bid for sponsorship from the Hawkinge Parish Council was thrown out returned from the USA as World Champions.

Chloe Scott and Charlotte Reeves from Hawkinge and Folkestone girls Louise Collins and Sasha Buckingham, joined the England Dance Team last year.

The four dancers from the locally based Franze Academy of Modelling  competed for the team in Hollywood, and helped bring home the prestigious title of World Champions in Dance Excellence.

At the Parish Council meeting o­n Wednesday (13 April) councillors congratulated the dancers o­n their achievement, but the opportunity to have the Hawkinge logo seen by the world was lost for the sake of a few pounds in sponsorship.