Sparkling performance from young Sheffield dancers

SPARKLE..Firth Park Sparklers took part in the Let's Dance Competition at Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield and beat off stiff competition to win third place.
SPARKLE..Firth Park Sparklers took part in the Let's Dance Competition at Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield and beat off stiff competition to win third place.
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THEY simply sparkle.

These young street dancers are celebrating after waltzing their way to a medal success in a tough contest.

The talented troupe scooped bronze in a competition which was open to dance groups from all across the city.

Firth Park Sparklers took part in the Let’s Dance Competition at Don Valley Stadium in Attercliffe, Sheffield, and beat off stiff competition to win third place.

And what makes their success even more impressive is that most of the young dancers had only trained for six weeks and the group was formed just a year ago by Brushes Tenants’ and Residents’ Association.

They are now practising to join a host of dance groups which are set to appear at Sheffield’s huge Halloween Fright Night celebration to be held in the city centre this November.

Linda Daniels, Brushes TARA Treasurer and East Area Board Member at Sheffield Homes, said: “We are very proud of the children and their achievements.

“Since we formed the group it has really taken off, with children coming from all over the Firth Park area.”

She added: “The children enjoy the dancing and it’s also a great form of fun exercise for them.”

As many as 22 children aged four to 13 take part in training sessions run by Activity Sheffield every Thursday from 4pm to 5pm at Brushes Community Centre, West Quadrant, on the Brushes Estate.

New dancers are welcome to go along and the sessions are free.

The North East Community Assembly has provided funding for the group and Kier has helped out with clothing.