Dancing duo win British Junior Championships

CHAMPIONS: Harry Eyre and Amber Brunton (S)
CHAMPIONS: Harry Eyre and Amber Brunton (S)

A dancing duo who have enjoyed years of performing together have finished their professional partnership in style - by winning the British Junior Championships.

Harry Eyre and Amber Brunton, both 15, once again wowed the judges in both Modern and Classical Sequence, winning all eight of their dances at the Blackpool Junior Dance Festival.

The pair met at Sanderson Dance and Fitness centre in 2007, when they were both nine-years-old.

They have since gone on to have a fairytale journey, triumphing in every major championship across the country in their final year of competing together,

Harry, who is Head Boy at Park High School, in Colne, intends to move to college this Autumn to undertake A-Levels. Amber will also be concentrating on her studies, moving towards her GCSEs next year. Both intend to keep dancing for fun and fitness, with Amber now teaching dance to younger children at Sanderson Dance and Fitness.

Their headteacher Dr Paul Parkin said: “Both Harry and Amber have excelled in professional dancing, successfully managing to fit practice sessions in with school studies. They are great role models to other students, showing that dedication and hard work brings deserved results. It is fitting that they retire from professional dancing at the height of their achievements by winning the British Junior Championships.”

The Blackpool Junior Dance Festival has been running since 1947 with young dancers from all over the World visiting Blackpool to compete.  This year, Sanderson Dance and Fitness took more than 40 dancers to the festival to compete at the prestigious event.

As well as other gongs, they also came away with three British Championship titles - two Junior titles won by Harry and Amber, and the Juvenile title won by Scarlett Houston and Sadie Quinn.