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!