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Young Lincoln teams enter dance competition

Young dance groups from Lincoln and North Kesteven will be putting their best moves on show for the final of Dance Factor 6 this week.

Eight teams of 11-18 year olds will compete in the annual Dance Factor competition final, held at the Engine Shed.

The teams, originally 12, had nine weeks to come up with and rehearse dance routines before taking part in semi finals at the Terry Toole Theatre in North Hykeham and the New Life Church in the city centre.

The remaining groups will now dance off to see which team will be crowned the winner of this year’s competition.

The project is run by the City of Lincoln Council alongside artsNK and Energize, which started the sessions in order to get under 18s more active and also lower anti-social behaviour.

Keith Taylor, City of Lincoln Council’s Senior Sport Development Officer said: “This competition is really important to all the young people taking part – not only does it help improve their fitness and give them a fun activity to take part in, but also really helps built a sense of working in a team.

“The standard of the performances are really high this year so everyone who comes along is in for a real show.”

Dnace Factor is supported by funds from the Sportivate scheme through the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, Sport England and Lottery, with help from artsNK through North Kesteven District Council and Arts Council England and the Lincolnshire County Council run Positive Futures project.

Janet Inman, Chief Executive Officer at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: “Dance Factor is an excellent competition showcasing some fantastically talented youngsters.

“Every year the level on talent on show gets better and better, and I think there is something for everyone.”

Members of the public are invited to watch the final on December 16, with 750 tickets up for grabs. Tickets cost £3 and are available for the Engine Shed box office.