Worksop teen to perform live on BBC’s The Greatest Dancer

A Worksop teen will perform live on the BBC’s The Greatest Dancer on Saturday night after tough auditions.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 3:10 pm

Evie Davis, 13, who has danced since the age of four, will perform with 15 other members of Vale Dance School.

She and her fellow team mates will go up against 11 other groups in the knockout contest for the ultimate prize of a slot on Strictly Come Dancing and £50,000 prize money.

Ecstatic mum Louise Davis, 46, told how her mind was ‘blown’ when she watched her daughter become a finalist on Saturday night on BBC one.

Evie Davis, Greatest Dancer contestant

Evie joined Vale Dance School in Stockport three years ago after seeing posts about it on social media.

The renowned club - which is ranked third in the world - train six days a week with mum Louise and dad Michael providing transport to and from Worksop for their daughter.

Arduous training sessions include a bootcamp workout once a week to keep up strength and endurance.

Product merchandiser Louise said: “She just absolutely loved them and aspired to be like them.

Evie, bottom left, with Vale Dance School

“She came home one day and said ‘mum I want to go there’.

“The training is very intense but this group work really hard - they rehearse until 10pm sometimes to perfect everything.

“Evie is just so committed to it.”

Louise said her daughter had gathered quite a collection of trophies as a result.

After competing with Team England at last year’s Dance World Cup she came home with five gold, four silver and a few bronze medals.

Speaking about the upcoming show on Saturday Louise said: “She’s really, really excited.

“All of the girls are just so excited and looking forward to it.

“Seeing her on TV at the weekend was so overwhelming - to see your little girl on TV just blows your mind.”

However Louise admitted Evie was not thinking too far ahead at present and was just enjoying the moment.

She said: “She’s just enjoying what she’s doing - she loves dancing.

“At the end of the day she is 13 but she has talked about dance college one day.”