5 year old Elissa dances at UDO World Championships in Glasgow

Young talented dancer Elissa Sweeney headed to Glasgow this weekend where she competed in the UDO World Street Dance Championships.

Elissa (nicknamed Liss) from Warrington is just 5 years old and full of character. This combined with her confidence and dancing skills helped her achieve qualification to this incredible event where the best from all over the World meet and battle for the trophies.

This weekend she headed to Glasgow with her mum Emma Sweeney and her 3 sisters and what an incredible experience it turned out to be.

From the outset, Liss went into battles for fun and wasn’t afraid to go up against much older and much more experienced dancers. This just pushed her harder in preparation for the dance workshops she also attended at the UDO event.

Elissa at UDO Worlds 2015

The following day it was time to get serious and Liss was ready to compete in the Under 5’s Solo category of the UDO WorldX Championships.

The intensity was incredible and what an experience it was. Liss competed in round one and instantly grabbed the judges attention, putting smiles on everyone’s face with her confident character. Liss was called back through two rounds before her competition ended. What an incredible result for such a young dancer. Just one step of the final round finals.

All of StagePro Academy, family and friends would like to congratulate Liss on her achievements and bring on 2016 !

2016-10-12T12:31:01+00:00August 31st, 2015|Dance, News|8 Comments


  1. Emma Sweeney (mum) 31st August 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Absolutely amazing experience. Even though she didn’t place the weekend was an inspiration for her and the rest of my lovely crew ! Thanks to stagepro for giving her the wings to fly ?xxx

  2. Tracy Cottam 31st August 2015 at 6:28 pm

    She is a little star and a fab little dancer what a great experience for her that she will remember for a long time liss make me smile so much when I see her dancing xx

  3. Sharon Hindley 31st August 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Liss is a little superstar and what an amazing experience taking part in the UDO World Championship. This is just the beginning, she is one to watch for the future as she is a born entertainer and is a credit to her wonderful mum Emma ūüôā x

  4. Sara Chapman 31st August 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Liss you have done really well – fantastic experience with great moves!! xx

  5. Keris Stevens 31st August 2015 at 8:12 pm

    I am totally blown away everytime I see Liss dancing…..her confidence is something to behold & I think it will take her far in the world of dancing into which she fits perfectly…..a superstar in the making x x

  6. Vicky Brown 31st August 2015 at 9:29 pm

    An amazing inspirational little girl. Well done Liss keep dancing x

  7. Sarah Thorp- Brown 31st August 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Liss is a little sassy star… Love watching her dance…. Going to enjoy watching her talent develop as she gets older… defo one to watch xx

  8. Sue Sweeney 1st September 2015 at 9:35 am

    Liss is a natural performer and has been from a very early age. Stage pro has channelled and developed those skills which has enabled liss to qualify for the world championships at 5 years of age. I can see, with the continuing support from stage pro and her mum Emma Sweeney she will go far in the future

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