Bassetlaw dancer wins gold in Dance World Cup 2022

A young dancer from Bassetlaw has become a world champion after striking a gold in the Dance World Cup finals.

Thursday, 30th June 2022, 5:48 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th June 2022, 5:49 pm

Will Barker, aged eight, from Retford, has clinched gold while representing England in the boys Mini Solo Jazz and Show Dance category at the prestigious Dance World Cup.

Along with his gold medal, he also claimed bronze for his Mini Tap Duet, and came in fifth place in the Mini Boys Ballet Soloist.

Mum Lisa Barker, who watched the moment in the audience, said: “It’s absolutely incredible.”

Will Barker, from Retford, has become a world champion after representing England in the Mini Jazz and Show Dance class at the Dance World Cup 2022.

Will’s dad and brother made sure to watch his momentous winning moment through a livestream of the event alongside their dog.

Will is just one of four boys to have qualified at the World Finals for his age group and dance genre in the UK.

MB Academy of Dance said: “The improvements, Will, are just insane. We’re so, so proud of you and every achievement.”

To keep up with Will’s achievements, follow him on Instagram by clicking here.

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