URBAN dancers from Huddersfield have triumphed in a major competition.
Fourteen dancers from Suga Brown Creative Arts Ltd competed in the 2005 Hip Hop Idol Championship at the National Basketball Arena in Dublin on December 3.
They came home with nine trophies - even though it was the first time dancers from Suga Brown had competed in a major contest.
Their trip was paid for by a £5,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund's Awards for All scheme.
The dancers were accompanied by Suga Brown manager Deborah Brown and three choreographers - Lynzi Brown, Tameka Thomas and Dennis John.
Suga Brown won the starter category and team category.
Suga Brown dancers also won seven trophies in individual categories.
Chelsea Kavanagh won the under 13s section and came second in the overall competition.
Sharnelle Durkin won the under 14 category and Ashley Powell came second in the same section.
Sheridan Green claimed second place in the under 16 section.
James Jackson came second in the under 18 section and Toni Young came third in the same category.
Deborah Brown said she was amazed with her dancers' success.
She said: "They did amazingly well. They were so brilliant. The judges gave extremely high marks to all the dancers.
"We will definitely be entering more competitions in future. This has inspired us to take things further."
The trophy-winning team routine was performed on Friday as part of Suga Brown's fifth annual Christmas performance at the Deighton Centre.
The production was entitled Proud To Be Young 05.
Suga Brown was founded in 2001 as a voluntary group which ran urban dance classes every Saturday for youngsters in Brackenhall.
But as it branched out into providing other activities for youngsters, it was decided to make it a limited company - Suga Brown Creative Arts Ltd.
It is now based at The Media Centre at Northumberland Street.