ALL-GIRL dance group the Dolly Mixtures are hoping to taste sweet success after being invited to take part in a major competition.
The Dolly Mixtures are to jet off to Paris where they will compete against groups from different countries in the European Street Dance Championships.
And the Huddersfield-based group are hoping to take the male-dominated industry by storm with their unique brand of performance.
They are one of only a handful of groups who have been selected to represent the UK in the event, which is being held at Disneyland Paris in April.
They are hoping that their unique style will impress the judges.
Ashleigh Lewis, the eight-strong group’s choreographer, said: “We’re hoping to pull something special out of the bag that will stand out.
“It’s a really big opportunity for us and it will be exciting to watch all the other dancers.”
The girls, who rehearse at the Bodyrockerz School of Dance in Milnsbridge, have to fit in their practising around their busy lives as they are all in full-time employment or education.
But they are more than used to the challenge as they have already performed at galas, talent competitions, fashion shows and even music videos for local artists.
Last summer the group performed at Huddersfield Carnival and are the current champions of the Huddersfield’s Got Talent competition.
The group met taking dance classes at the school and were put together by dance teacher Ashleigh, 23, two years ago as she felt there was a lack of female dancers in a male-dominated industry.
The other members are Lorna Felix, 24, from Golcar, Sara Radcliffe, 25, from Firth Street, Katie Field, 19, from Milnsbridge, Ronique Collins, 18, from Brighouse, Lisha Taylor, 18, from Crow Lane, Joanne Simpson, 24, from Golcar and Sheridan Fisher, 18, from Holmfirth.
To fund the trip they need to be able to raise the £2,500 to cover their expenses so they are staging a big fundraiser.
The Dolly Mixtures’ fundraising event is at the Cotton Factory on February 18 and will feature music, dance performances, fire breathing, stilt walking and a raffle.
For details ring 07853128549.