joshchampoct2018

Blessed Trinity's Josh is a champion street dancer.

The 11-year-old took part in United Dance Organisation competitions in Darlington and Sheffield.

Josh came first in the Under 14 solo beginner category at Sheffield and also won the duo Under 14 beginner/novice category at Darlington, making him a national champion.

It means Josh, who trains at Energize in Burnley, has qualified for the UDO World Championships in Blackpool next year.

“It’s a tough competition as there are a lot of competitors in this age group,” said Josh. “You all dance at once and the judges write down numbers and select people for the finals.

“I just tried it and got into it. I can do back flips and tricks, all the dance moves.”

Josh also recently celebrated a hat-trick of wins in all intermediate categories – the Under 14 solo and duo and the Under 12 team - at the Calling Out UK Streetdance competition in Bury.