By Mark, 12, Tamsen, 13, and Mia, 13.
Jack, 13, of Priory Comminity School Academy, in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset and his 30-strong team won a national Hip Hop dance in Bournemouth.
Having trained to his fullest, the Angel Dance Academy attendee and his team beat five other teams to win the Future Cheer Competition with his Hip Hop dance crew, Funky’s.
When asked about his beginnings in dance, he said “I started at age four, it’s always been a passion of mine.
“When I was three, I knew I wanted to do dance and tried Jazz to begin with but I didn’t find Hip Hop till a bit later”. Jack was inspired by Essex dance troupe sensation Diversity who rose up after winning Britain’s Got Talent in 2009.
Having met them once, Diversity members told him “keep doing what you’re doing” which has always stuck with him.
There are more than 200 children in his dance academy and dancers compete annually.
PCSA Principal Angelos Markoutsas said: “Jack has achieved a brilliant dancing accolade in helping to win this national competition. We are very proud of him.”
Jack’s favourite move is ‘the windmill’ and he loves dance because of the skills in teamwork, learning new moves and the good communication needed.
Funky’s dance crew are made up of more than 30 young people.