NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Feb 11th, 2019.
The Coral Leigh Dance Academy, who are based in Connah’s Quay, have qualified to represent Wales in the Dance World Cup over in Portugal.
The dance school who use St Mark’s Church Hall in Connah’s Quay as their base will now be up against other elite dance schools from across the world.
The group consists of seventeen girls, all aged between seven and thirteen.
The girls are now trying to raise enough sponsorship so they can all go over to Portugal and represent Wales.
Mark Tami was asked by one of the academy’s directors, Rachel Attewell, to visit the school to see some of the work they do.
He said; “I heard about the academy’s fantastic achievement in qualifying for the Dance World Cup and I was very keen to come and show my support. It is always very nice to see local groups do well and it doesn’t come much bigger than representing your country at the world stage.
“Rachel was telling me about the struggle in finding enough sponsorship to ensure the girls can get over to Portugal. It would be such a shame if financial constraints would prevent the academy representing Wales.
“I saw first-hand the amount of work that these girls and their teachers put in and I know they’ll do a fantastic job representing Wales.
I would therefore encourage any local businesses or organisations who are looking for sponsorship opportunities to get involved.”
For more information about the academy visit their website https://www.coralleighdanceacademy.co.uk/about-us