Alex Illing (U4E) travelled to Blackpool at the weekend to compete in the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Grand Finals. The ISTD is one of the world’s leading dance examination boards and the Grand Finals are well regarded as a national dance competition.
Alex performed outstandingly across the whole weekend and achieved the finals in all four competitions he entered.
In the Under 12s, dancing with his teacher, he achieved 5th in Ballroom and 2nd in Latin.
In the Under 16s, dancing with his partner Claire in the Gold medal class, they achieved 4th in Ballroom and 1st place in the Latin competition. A fantastic result against some dancers four years his senior.