Mark steps up to take Advertiser Dance Off title

By Jessica Fogarty | 11/04/2012

Mark steps up to take Advertiser Dance Off title

MICHAEL Jackson dance-alike Mark Adey is the Advertiser’s first Dance Off title winner.

Self-taught Mark (13), from Mexborough, wowed the judges with his routine to take the trophy and a £100 cash prize.

Duo Ashley Mills and Jessica Riley, both 14, from Bramley were runners-up and 11-year- old Daniella Myers, from Kimberworth, was third.

Advertiser events manager Tracie Midgley said: "We were overwhelmed by the standard of talent from everyone who took part, particularly as they were all so young.

"It was our first dance competition but we will definitely be hosting the event again next year when we hope to attract even more young dancers.

"I would just like to say well done to all contestants. It was a great night."

The final, hosted at Liquid and Envy nightclub in Rotherham, featured street dance, hip hop and tap routines from children aged six to 17.

Each performed a routine in front of a panel of four judges and an audience of family and friends.

Judges were Andrew Barker, managing director of Garnett Dickinson Print, part of the Garnett Dickinson Group which publishes the Advertiser; Rebecca Hill, a professional dancer and teacher who holds zumba, salsa and burlesque classes at Liquid/Envy every Thursday; Anthony Bayou, a hip-hop dance teacher and performer who runs his own dance school, Discreets Urban Dance Academy and Janine Barnes, founder of the new Ultimate Dance & Fitness Studio in Mexborough, who has been a professional dancer for the past seven years.


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