On Sunday 21st January 2018, we kicked off our season in Blackpool at the ICC Northern Championships!
Our new teams had worked incredibly hard to prepare for the day and all of their efforts paid off on the dance floor. Every team gave an amazing performance and the results were:
Embers Tiny Pom - 1st Place Division Champions!
Dazzlers Mini Pom - 1st Place Division Champions and the highest score for Mini Dance!
Wildfire Youth Pom - 1st Place Division Champions!
Crossfire Junior Pom - 1st Place and Grand Champions for Junior Dance!
Dynamites Senior Pom - 1st Place Division Champions!
We are so excited to see their progress over the season with such a strong start!
We would like to say a huge thank you to:
- ICC for hosting a great competition
- The ICC event staff
- Our dancers for working so hard
- Our parents for their commitment and support
- Our coaches and choreographers
- All of the other teams in attendance, who showed excellent sportsmanship and made the weekend so enjoyable for all of us!
Liam Gallagher has kindly donated two 'Guest List' tickets to attend his homecoming Manchester Arena event on Saturday 16th December 2017 in support of the Red Hot Flames community fundraising auction.
Following the success of Liam's lead single, 'Wall of Glass', tickets to his Manchester Arena event SOLD OUT in record time! Liam's debut solo album 'As You Were' also leapt straight to no.1 in the album charts... This is a gig not to be missed!
All proceeds from this auction will go towards buying our very own competition-standard Harlequin dance flooring.
The winning bidder will receive a confirmation letter from Liam's management and their two chosen names will be added to Liam's guest list.
Red Hot Flames would like to thank Liam Gallagher for his overwhelming generosity and support.
Peter Hook, founding member of Joy Division, New Order and his band, The Light, has kindly donated two tickets to attend the Hacienda Classical at the O2 Apollo Manchester on the 25th November 2017 in support of the Red Hot Flames community fundraising auction.
The tickets offer the winning bidder the exclusive opportunity to join the artists on stage for a "once in a lifetime" experience... Priceless!
Red Hot Flames would like to thank Peter Hook for his overwhelming generosity and support.
Hacienda Classical sees FAC51's original DJ partnership Graeme Park and Mike Pickering reinterpret seminal dance classics which shaped th original club alongside Manchester Camerata, conductor Tim Crooks and guests. (Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult)
February 2017 was the month for the remainder of our dance teams to debut their Pom routines. We traveled to Peterborough to compete five pom teams and were delighted to walk away with 5 Division Champion titles and 3 Grand Champion titles! What a day! Detailed breakdown of results is as follows:
Embers Tiny Pom - Division Champions!
Dazzlers Mini Pom - Division Champions!
Wildfire Youth Pom - Division Champions & GRAND CHAMPIONS for Tiny/Mini/Youth dance!
Inferno Junior Pom - Division Champions & GRAND CHAMPIONS for Junior dance!
Flames Senior Pom - Division Champions & GRAND CHAMPIONS for Senior/Open dance!
Huge thank you to ICC for an amazing event!
In January 2017, six of our teams travelled to Blackpool to debut their Pom routines! We had a fantastic time and performances were outstanding! Results were:
Stardust Tiny Pom - 2nd Place!
Sparklers Mini Pom - 1st Place!
Heatwave Youth Pom - 1st Place!
Crossfire Junior Pom - 1st Place and GRAND CHAMPIONS!
Flames Senior Pom - 1st Place and GRAND CHAMPIONS for the 6th consecutive year!
Dynamites Senior Pom - 2nd Place!
Thanks to ICC for a great competition experience!
Sunday 3rd July marked the end of an incredible season for our Worlds team and the team are so pleased to end on a high! The girls secured their first National Champion title at Live Your Legacy Nationals at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham.
It was an emotional day, as 3 members of the close-knit team danced their final routine. Coach Sara, Hayley and Gina will be leaving us after over 10 years each at the RHF Program! Their passion and dedication has been outstanding and we are sad to see them go, but we wish them all the best in their future endeavours!
This season has been the most successful one to date for the team and we are so proud of the following achievements:
Legacy: Be Visionary - CHAMPIONS
ICC Northern - CHAMPIONS & GRAND CHAMPIONS
FC Circus Spectacular - CHAMPIONS
ICC Nationals - 2nd Place & an At Large Bid to Worlds
ICU World Championships - 11th in the World & 3rd in Europe
Dance Worlds - 17th as a team and 9th as a Nation
Legacy: Live Your Legacy Nationals - NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
The team already have high hopes for the next competitive season and the team can't wait to start working on next years routine! We would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported us throughout this season, whether it is coaches, sponsors, event producers, family and friends. We could not do what we do without the overwhelming amount of support we receive!
See you all next season!
Red Hot Flames
For the first time ever, the Red Hot Flames program sent one of our younger teams stateside to compete at an American national event! Our youth pom team Wildfire flew over to Pensacola, Florida on April 13th ready to compete at the US Finals competition on the following weekend! The team had a lot of fun in Pensacola and spent a lot of time bonding as a team before putting on an incredible performance at the competition!
All of their hard work paid off when the team were crowned DIVISION CHAMPIONS beating 6 American Allstar dance teams! The team were consequently awarded the famous US Finals white jackets, banner, trophy and medals - a dream come true that the girls and boys will never forget! The team will now also be entered into the Champions Challenge, where they will go head to head with dance teams from the US with the chance of being awarded the US Finals Grand Champion title! We wish them the best of luck and are overwhelmed with what the dancers have achieved at such a young age!
Wow! What an amazing time our Worlds team had in Orlando, Florida. The team travelled to the USA on the 16th April 2016 and had lots of training and some down time in Disney and Universal before competing at the most prestigious events in our industry - the ICU World Championships held in ESPN Wide World of Sports and the USASF Dance Worlds held at Coronado Springs Resort!
The team took to the floor on Friday 22nd April as Team England Freestyle Pom and put on a show stopping performance! This was reflected in the results where the team ranked 11th in the WORLD and 3rd in Europe! This is the highest England has ever ranked in the Freestyle Pom category since this competition started and we could not be happier to officially be known as the best team in England, the 3rd best in the EU and the 11th best in the world!
After shaking off their Worlds nerves and getting focused on the competition ahead, the girls put out two fantastic performances at Dance Worlds which allowed them to rank 17th as a team, 9th as a nation and 2nd in Europe! What an achievement!
Red Hot Flames had an unforgettable experience at Worlds and are already raring to go to set new goals and make even more progress ready for their last competition of this season and for Worlds 2017 where they will be representing ICC for the second time!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following:
- ICC and their staff for their support and guidance on our journey to Worlds
- Count 2 Eight for our sponsored music
- Power Nation for our Team England T-Shirt sponsorship
- Great British Bows for our sponsored England bows
- M&W Freight for sponsoring our Allstar Designs tracksuits
- SportCheerGB for selecting us to be the last club team to compete as Team England Pom
- ICU and USASF for hosting fantastic events
- All of our teammates, friends, families and supporters who have cheered us on since the beginning!
With just 12 days left until our senior team fly to Orlando to compete in the ICU and USASF World Championships, we would like to take this opportunity to wish ALL teams competing a huge GOOD LUCK in your final preparations and for your performances over in the US! We can't wait to see all UK teams shine on stage, the performances we have seen so far have been incredible and we know it's going to be a great year for British cheer and dance!
We would like to thanks ICC for allowing us to represent them at Worlds and for their support during our journey to Worlds 2016. We are truly grateful for this experience and cannot wait to touch down in Disney!
A huge good luck to Team ICC at Worlds 2016 - Red Hot Flames IOP, Gold Star Galaxy IOP, Brisbane School of Dance IOP, Oblivion Allstars Storm IOHH, Unity Black IOC5, Unity Ruby IO5, Oblivion Allstars Revolution IOC5 and Rising Stars Midnight IOC5! Also pictured are bid winners in IOP and IOJ the RSD Leading Ladies - The Flames will miss you at Worlds this year but we will see you in 2017!
On 19th March our youth team Wildfire and senior Flames travelled to Nottingham to compete at the biggest and most difficult competition of the season so far - ICC Nationals! Both teams had worked really hard in the run up to competition and it sure showed on the floor! Both teams put out energetic, exciting performances and coaches were immensely proud of every one. Results were:
Wildfire Youth Pom - 2nd Place!
Flames Senior Pom - 2nd Place!
AWARDS: A bid to the 2017 Dance Worlds to represent ICC in the International Open Pom division!
We would like to say a huge thank you to ICC for putting on another fantastic national championships. We'd also like to thank every team who supported and congratulated us throughout the day! The sportsmanship at this event was phenomenal and we couldn't be prouder to be a part of this friendly, supportive sport! Congratulations to all, performances were excellent and our coaches, dancers and spectators throughly enjoyed watching you all!