Hogsthorpe girl wins seven dance medals


A TALENTED young girl from Hogsthorpe has won a total of seven medals in a recent dance festival.

Young dancer, Charlie McGough, competed in a three-day festival in Boston where she scooped five bronze medals for character, ballet, disco, tap and prop and two silver prizes for both national and a self choreographed dance.

The 14-year-old only had two weeks to prepare for the competition and was coached by her dance and drama teacher, Sue McGough, also her mum.

She has also been busy working towards her latest dance exams and a presentation held at the Skegness Embassy Theatre.

Charlie said: “It was great fun. I just love being on stage and winning the medals, is an added bonus.”

A total of 12 dance school took part in the competition where the standard was said to be very high.

She also came third recently in a ballet duet with her dance partner Daniel Evans who lives in Ingoldmells.

Charlie attends the Julie Stevens School of Dance in Chapel St Leonards and the Gee Bees Disco Dance of Skegness.

At present the young talent is also busy preparing and taking part in rehearsals for the up-coming So Festival, where Charlie will feature as one of the dancers in July.

Sue McGough, mum and teacher said: “It is always an absolute pleasure to teach Charlie. She is always so hard-working and it is nice that we obviously share a passion of the stage.

“Charlie didn’t start dancing until she was eight and she loves to enter many competitions and I just love seeing her on stage, she just comes to life.

“I think she is quite excited about the So Festival and is looking forward to performing in front of such a large audience. I think because it is local she is even more excited.”