Dancing dads qualify for British Championships

Not your typical ‘dad dancers’

Five dads from Crewe have joined forces and qualified for the British Dance Organisation’s British Championships in March.

Their training began at The Glasheen Academy four months ago, following an idea posed to them by academy owner Damian Glasheen.

The group, Dynamic Dads, has since entered and won two competitions - in Manchester and Blackpool - securing their place in the British Championships.

Competing against other parent teams, Dynamic Dads’ winning dance consisted of a routine including four styles: hip hop, whacking, locking and tricking (don’t worry, we don’t know what those are either…!)

The Dynamic Dads trump all other street dance rivals they know of, for being the only parent team to consist solely of dads!

TGA Street Dance teaches over 300 children across Crewe and Nantwich - with this new venture attracting dads of the dancers (as opposed to dad dancers, that’s different) to compete.

Academy owner Damian said: “My idea about starting a dads’ team just began when I wanted to prove to my 13 year old daughter, Kya, that you can do anything if you put your mind to it.

“I was determined to get a group of dads dancing and see them enter competitions and win.

“I was surprised but so delighted to have won the two competitions that we've entered so far and to now be qualified for the Street Dance British Championships for next year!”

Dancer Martin Fisher added: “I started with Dynamic Dads for a bit of fun with like-minded novice dads. I never would have believed at the time that we’d compete in a competition and then go on to win!

“The reaction we received was incredible, when we competed for the first time in October.

“My friends and family keep asking when the next competition is and now we’re gearing up towards our third competition in March - the British Championships!”

The dads train once a week at TGA’s full-time dance studio on Thomas Street in Crewe and will continue to practice in preparation for the Championships in March.

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