DAZL at ICE Spring Thaw Out 2017

On Sunday 14th May 2017 Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL) took 120 dancers from Inner South, Inner East and Outer South Areas of Leeds and over 200 parents to the ICE Championships in Sheffield. The competition featured division in Cheerdance, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Contemporary with groups from across the north of England and the Midlands.

We were so impressed with all the talent and the standard of the young dancers, DAZL took home 7 1st Place Trophies, the title of Hip-Hop Grand Champions, Cheerdance Grand Champions, The Sportsmanship Award and Also a special award for DAZL Director Ian Rodley. We couldn’t be more proud of all the families, Coach’s and dancers who have worked so hard in rehearsals, community fundraising events and showcases. 


Here is a list of the DAZL results from Cheerdance & Hip-Hop Teams in age order.

  • (3-6yrs) Tiny hiphop 2nd(3-6 Yrs) Tiny pom 3rd
  • (6-8yrs) Mini hiphop 3rd
    (6-8 yrs) Mini pom 3rd
  • (8-11yrs) Youth boys HipHop 1st
    (8-11yrs) Youth Boys Pom 2nd
  • (8-11yrs) Youth Inspire Pom 4th
    (8-11yrs) Youth Inspire HipHop 5th
  • (8-11yrs) Youth Girls Pom 1st
    (8-11yrs) Youth Girls HipHop 2nd
  • (11-14yrs) Junior Pom 3rd
    (11-14yrs) Junior HipHop 1st
  • (11-14yrs) Junior Inspire Pom 5th
    (11-14yrs) Junior HipHop Inspire 4th
  • (14-19yrs) Seniors Pom 1st & Grand Champions
    (14 -19yrs0 Senior HipHop 1st & Grand Champions and highest scoring routine of who competition.
  • (21yrs+) DAZL Mums Pom 2nd
    (21yrs+) DAZL Mums HipHop 1st


Hip-Hop Solo Awards.

  • Youth solo HipHop – Lenny 2nd 
  • Youth solo HipHop – Finley 1st
  • Junior solo Hiphop Amy 2nd



Special Awards

  • Grand Champions Cheerdance – Highest Scoring Cheerdance routine of championships, DAZL Seniors
  • Grand Champions Hiphop – Highest Scoring Hip-Hop routine of championships, DAZL Seniors
  • Sportsmanship Award 2017 – Special award for supporting other teams, encourging other and showcasing good sportsmanship.
  • DAZL Director Ian Rodley Special Award and Mention from the ICE Championships. Inspiring, Supporting and Encouraging hundreds of individuals, dancers and coaches.


Again we are so proud of each and everyone of all the dancers, parents and coaches. We couldn’t have achieved any of this without them and feedback from the other organisations, dance schools has been wonderful. Special thank you to choreographers Natasha Smith, Vicky Mawson, Amy Smith, Tammy Barker, Mason Jubb, Ian Rodley, Chrisie Emmonds. DAZL Dance Leaders Raegan McDonald, Fallon Cooper, Kaci Emmonds, Liam Mathews, Abbie taylor for all your wonderful work #DreamTeam.
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