Dancers celebrate success at season end

Fleetwood Royalettes dance troupe enjoyed one of its biggest successes for years in the an end-of-season championship event.

Thursday, 22nd September 2016, 11:48 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 2:03 pm
Fleetwood Royalettes Morris Dancers who are celebrating their 30th year in the parade at Tram Day

The group emerged with a haul of 15 trophies at the Tameside Morris Dancing Organisation Championships (TMDO), held this year at the Prestatyn Sands Holiday Park, North Wales.

Royalettes won a string of top awards, and came second in others, competing against almost a dozen other dance troupes.

The Royalettes, established in 1986, are run by co-principals Shirley Farrington and Sammy Hemphill.

They are divided into age sections, the Babies, Tinies, Seniors and Juniors.

Shirley told The Gazette: “We’re really pleased with the results, this is one of the best successes we have had in years.”