Dancers’ Disney date

Daniel Williams - 15 yrs old, and Leah Champagnia - 12 yrs old: Both students at Carleton Community High School, Carleton, Pontefract.'The pair are preparing to compete in a street dance competition held at Disneyland Paris. Daniel & Leah travel to London every weekend to train with the rest of the dance crew, No Limits.'p4893d114
Daniel Williams - 15 yrs old, and Leah Champagnia - 12 yrs old: Both students at Carleton Community High School, Carleton, Pontefract.'The pair are preparing to compete in a street dance competition held at Disneyland Paris. Daniel & Leah travel to London every weekend to train with the rest of the dance crew, No Limits.'p4893d114
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HOT-footed youngsters Daniel Williams and Leah Champagnie wowed the crowds at a street dance showdown in Disneyland Paris.

The Carleton Community High School pupils, who both dance with London-based crew No Limits, performed in the finals of the UDO European street dance competitions in France last week.

Daniel, 15, head boy at the Green Lane school, said: “It was an absolutely amazing experience and we got to meet dancers from across Europe. I absolutely loved it.”

Daniel and Leah, 12, who travel to London every weekend to rehearse with their crew, were hand-picked to take part in the extravaganza on Saturday and Sunday.

The teenager said: “We didn’t have to compete to win a place and went straight into the semi-finals of the competition on Saturday night.

“We the got through to the finals on Sunday morning, where we didn’t win first, second or third – but we were in the final ten street dance groups in Europe.

“While we were there we got to take part in a dance class led by Turbo TV’s Got To Dance and met loads of other street dancers. It was just incredible.”

Success in the competition was even more special for Daniel, who only started learning to street dance when he joined No Limits last September.

Daniel said: “I absolutely love to dance. I’ve been dancing since I was three years old and have learned tap, dance, jazz and latin and ballroom.

“I decided to audition for No Limits after hearing about it while I was at an audition in Barnsley – everyone else in the crew has been doing street dance for a lot longer than I have.

“I’ve always been a very technical dancer, so it’s been difficult to learn to a new style of dance, but I love the challenge.

“Leah used to live in London and went to the Sylvia Young Theatre School, so her mum and my mum take us down there every week to rehearse. It can be tiring, but we both love it.

“It’s something I really want to carry on doing in the future.”