A talented young dancer has won a prestigious dance competition against some of the best dancers in Europe. Sam Lake, 17, from Kirby Cross, took part in the Urdang International Competition in Islington, London. Sam won the Senior section of the Lyrical Contemporary section. He has attended classes at Stagestruck Academy in Frinton since he was just ten. He is now preparing for auditions to go onto dance college in September.

Urdang Academy is one of his top choices and it has already invited him for an interview after his competition success.

Stagestruck principal Simone Castle said: “Sam is a talented student, who’s dedication and commitment has definitely paid off and has really given him a motivational boost ahead of his college application.”

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