StreetDancing group Heartbeat have booked themselves a spot at the upcoming European and World StreetDancing Championships after being crowned England’s best at the weekend.

The 7 strong team took out the Adults Group competition at Sunday’s SDI/IDO All England Finals in Luton, beating the top nine teams in the country.

Choreographed and coached by former World Champion Zec Luhana, the group have been dancing together since 2011 and train at Warrington’s StagePro Academy four times per week.

Shane Edwards, Owner of StagePro Academy says; “This is the culmination of years of hard work and professional tuition. We are proud to have Heartbeat train at StagePro and the team are great role models to our younger dancers”.

The group were last week invited to open the show for Parris Goebel’s Royal Family Skulls and Crowns Show in Manchester selected from 82 entrants, and say it was one of the highlights of their dancing careers.

Heartbeat are now focussed on their goal of becoming World Champs in Italy in October. Before then, they’ll travel to Poland to represent England at June’s European Championships.

Three team members were also successful in the solos and duo competitions qualifying for both the European and World Championships. 15 year old Emily Edwards from Warrington placed 4th in Solos, whilst Northwich’s Emily Bain and Tumelo Moniwa from Warrington placed 9th respectively.

Edwards and Moniwa also finished third in the duos, booking themselves a spot to fly the flag for England at the upcoming Championships.