On May 25th 2014 the Red Hot Flames Senior Pom team set off to Newcastle to compete in the North East Classic competition. The girls had trained hard for two months for this event hoping to achieve the highest honor in allstar dance, a bid to the USASF Dance Worlds in Orlando, Florida. After an energetic but imperfect performance, the girls had given up their dream of going to Worlds 2015 and when they sat on the mat for results, they just wanted to place as high as possible with the routine they had put out. The girls were over the moon to be announced 2nd place out of 9 in Senior Medium Pom but they still had given up hope on getting the Worlds bid. When bid announcements began, the girls sat on the mat to hear who had been lucky enough to receive the bids, little did they know, that the first team to be announced for an At Large Bid to Worlds would be the "Red Hot Flames!". The girls were ecstatic, they couldn't believe what they had just heard. The girls jumped up in excitement, there wasn't a dry eye between them! They called family and relatives, eager to tell them the news as the venue had been too far away for them to travel down to spectate . The news took a while to sink in, the girls just couldn't believe it. They had reached their goal for the season with time to spare and had managed to score the 3rd highest score of the whole dance competition, meaning that they were also next in line for the sought after Partial Paid bid! The Flames will remember this competition forever, and are now working hard on the journey to Worlds 2015, hoping to be bigger, better and stronger than ever before.
We wish them the best of luck and can't wait to see them perform on the Worlds stage!