Oldham boy crowned champion of Great Britain in roller skating dance
A boy from Oldham was crowned roller skating dance champion this weekend at the 2021 GB Skate Artistic Dance Championships.
Thirteen-year-old Zac Anderson became the Hope Men Solo Dance champion at the event in Essex over Halloween weekend, with his mother, Donna, coming in second in its category.
Zac said he was “very grateful to be crowned” and that he was “so happy for his mother”.
The championship involved nearly 20 categories, with Zac winning the title for boys over 13. Competitors had to perform a figure dance, test accuracy with dancers given by the judges and a free dance, where they could show off their flair. with stuff.
Zac included a lot of laps in his free routine, saying, “I was very dizzy.”
He said he had skated since walking, competed in events since he was four and even auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent when he was five.
The pandemic has had a major impact on roller skating dancing, with training centers mostly closed for more than a year. Zac, who normally trains five times a week, went six months without being able to train, which he described as “very hard”.
Zac has skated most of his life and has no intention of slowing down.
He said: “I will do my best to defend my title.”
In addition to continuing to participate in events, including his next one in three weeks, Zac is interested in coaching others, which he is now able to do after recently receiving his Level 1 Coaching Badge.
Despite his young age, Zac is already accomplished and experienced and wants to put his talent and effort to good use.
He said: “I like helping people who are new.”
The sky is the limit for Zac as he has already accomplished so much and still has such a long way to go.