29 October 2019

Whatever you enjoy, keep it up and chase the dream!

Year 7 pupil and accomplished dancer Harry Beynon talks about his love of dance, the opportunities it has given him and how he hopes to chase the dream.

I’m Harry Beynon, 11 years old and a Year 7 student, with a love for street dance!

I started dancing with Harrow’s Kidology Dance Co (KDC) when I was eight and my passion for dance has continued. Despite being quite shy, dance has given the confidence to do things I never thought I could and now I love to perform. My main styles of dance are popping, street and hip hop.

For me, dancing is a great way to keep fit, be creative and feel free. I perform solo, in a duo and as part of a crew, competing at various competitions such as the UK Street Dance Championships where I’ve placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in different categories. For me it’s not about winning but about being the best I can be and enjoying myself at the same time.

I have been lucky enough to perform at some great venues like ExCel London and recently danced at before kick off at a QPR game. I am currently rehearsing for a production called Misfits, which is our adaptation of The Greatest Showman, at The Watersmeet Theatre on Sunday 3rd November. Come and see me if you’re free!

Although I’m still with KDC, I also dance with Flawless Dance School in Vauxhall who were finalists in Britain’s Got talent in 2009 and Futunity UK, who were semi-finalists in 2018.

What’s next for me? I’d love to audition for BBC’s The Greatest Dancer show in a couple of years.

It’s hard to keep everything going at times but it’s really important to have something you’re passionate about outside of school hours. For me it’s dance but whatever you enjoy, keep it up and chase the dream! ?

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