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World Class Dancers! Three Mount Pupils in Team England at The Dance World Cup 2024


Huge congratulations to Lilia (Year 12), Holly (Year 9) and Hope (Year 6) who have been selected for Team England to perform at The Dance World Cup in Prague (runs 27 June – 6 July) where they will compete against teams from over 60 countries, against 9,500 competitors!

This super talented trio qualified in the top four in the English National Heats in order to represent their country at the World Finals.

This is the first time Holly has qualified for which we congratulate her, especially after she overcame challenging injuries along the way, showing admirable resilience and fortitude.

Holly said:

“I’m very grateful to have this opportunity and experience of representing Team England at The Dance World Cup. I’m very excited to pursue my dream of dancing on The World Cup stage.

This is the second time Lilia represents Team England at this esteemed global competition, after she came a tremendous fourth in Group Jazz last time. Lilia’s experience was the first time ever that a team from North Yorkshire qualified for Team England which paved for the way for this second opportunity.

Lilia and Holly will both compete in:

  • Senior Jazz
  • Senior Showdance
  • Senior Commercial
  • Junior Jazz
  • Junior Showdance

Holly also competes in one more: Junior Lyrical.

This is also the first time in the competition for super excited Hope who will join Lilia and Holly for a small role in the Commercial section.

The girls all finish school at the end of this week to prepare for this amazing opportunity and the whole Mount school community are behind them and wish them all the luck.

Principal, Mr David Griffiths, said:

Congratulations to Lilia, Holly & Hope for securing this outstanding opportunity. We have such talented girls at The Mount – where we see them in our own productions and showcases – but it’s wonderful to see them excelling outside of school too, and on a world stage, no less.

Holly’s no stranger to dance success across different disciplines, though very modest with it, ranked a fantastic second place at The Lyrical Prima Dance Championships. She also got Distinctions in all her Grade 4 and 5 tap, ballet and modern exams. Bravo!

Lilia and Hope are both Performing Arts scholars at The Mount with vast credits to their names. They are given time out and support from school to pursue diverse external opportunities. For example, Hope appears in Opera North’s A MidSummer Night’s Dream tour this Autumn. Break a leg!

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