Olivia scoops top dancing trophy

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Olivia Hewes won the top trophy in a prestigious national competition after being off the dance floor for more than a year.

The teenager has not been able to dance because she has been looking after her ill mother, but within weeks of her return won a national contest and was given the lead role in the group’s next show.

Team Revolution’s dance principal, Nichola Buckley called Olivia ‘a role model to younger dancers and a shining example to today’s modern youth’.

The delighted teenager, who is currently studying for her GCSEs, said: “When they announced my name as the overall winner I was overjoyed. I’m so happy,” she said.

Olivia, who lives in Brinsley, described the last year as ‘challenging’, but said she wanted to do well for her mum, Elizabeth.

“The past year has been really challenging. My greatest desire is to dance but I have had to put that out of my mind and concentrate on looking after my mum’s welfare.

“Everyone at team revolution has been really supportive. When Nichola suggested I compete in the Dream Promotions Competition, my mum just told me to got for it.

“I felt elated to be back on the dance floor again and was determined to do well – especially for my mum,” added Olivia.

Dance teacher Keely Whittle heaped praise on Olivia, who lives in Brinsley.

“She lights up a room with her presence and leads by example. We are so proud to see her enjoying life like any teenager should.”

The Dream Promotions Freestyle Superstars competition was held in Scunthorpe.