Video: Derbyshire teen scoops success at street dance competition

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Teenager George Murphy has popped and locked his way to street dance success.

George, from Killamarsh, came third in his category at the UDO World Street Dance Championships in Glasgow.

George Murphy at his home in Kilamarsh who has come third in a Street Dance competition

George Murphy at his home in Kilamarsh who has come third in a Street Dance competition

The 14-year-old, who is a member of Donfield-based Dancedaze, was competing in the 14-and-under intermediate category.

Mum Karen Murphy, aged, 44, said: “I am really, really proud. He was awarded a huge trophy.

“When he got up and danced the judges were fascinated with him. They couldn’t take their eyes off him. They stood and stared at him.”

To qualify for the finals the Eckington School pupil finished second in the Yorkshire final.

George Murphy at his home in Kilamarsh who has come third in a Street Dance competition

George Murphy at his home in Kilamarsh who has come third in a Street Dance competition

It was the second time that George had performed at the world finals.

Last year, he finished in 11th place.

Karen, a childminder, said: “George has been with DanceDaze for three years.

“He used to dance on his own and make up routines to music.

“Rich Hawke, who runs Dancedaze, came into George’s school to hold auditions for a DVD he was making and that’s how he got involved.

“George is really busy. As soon as he walks in from school he gets dressed and we are straight back out the door again to dancing.
He wants to be a professional dancer and this has given him some determination. Going from 11th to third in a year is fantastic.”