Local dance school Xpression StreetDance have an extra spring in their step after gaining third position in their first ever street dance competition.

The young team took part in the BDO Street Dance Championships, at the Olympiad in Chippenham on Sunday. BDO is one of the UK’s biggest competitive street dance platforms, with hundreds of dancers travelling across the country to take part. The eight members of Xpression StreetDance’s crew Baseline Beasts entered the under-14s category, with a two-minute dance incorporating a mixture of styles including Hip Hop, Breaking, House and Waacking.

Xpression StreetDance owner Diane Prior said: “Baseline Beasts gave it all their energy and commitment and absolutely smashed it! Coming third place in their first ever competition was a massive achievement for them and their little faces lit up when they heard the results.”

This success follows a busy season for the team after two sell out performances in November at The Neeld in Chippenham and appearances at Christmas Light Switch On events in Chippenham, Calne and Corsham. To find out more visit xdance.co.uk.