DANCERS from centres in Rhyl, Prestatyn, Dyserth and Ruthin have been chosen to represent team Wales during the world finals in Spain.

A total of 21 dancers from North Wales School of Dancing (NWSD) have been selected and will take part in the 2018 Dance World Cup in June. The contest, in Sitges near Barcelona, is hailed as the largest all-genre dance competition in the World.

NWSD is one of only six schools in the county that has been chosen to represent Wales at the international competition. The girls auditioned last Autumn and went head-to-head against hundreds of other dancers around the country.

Lisa Messham, principal at the North Wales School of Dancing, said: "It’s an absolute honour for me that our girls and school were chosen. I have the most talented qualified teachers who choreographed all the dance routines, and the girls have worked so tirelessly this year, they are truly ambassadors for our North Wales coast.

"I’m so proud of what they have achieved. I can truly say now we are at a World Class level in NWSD, and I can’t wait for them to go out to Spain with the hopes and dreams of our community, family and friends going with them."

Competing and attending the Dance World Cup is a self funded activity. NWSD are undertaking fundraising activities and have set up a JustGiving page -

Lisa added: "Even the smallest donation from our community is brilliant. We have to buy Team Wales uniforms, competition fees, travelling and accommodation costs for the girls."

The event in Sitges will be televised for streaming live online. More than 5000 dancers representing 47 countries will compete from the June 22 to the June 30.