Italian job as Hitchin dancer Tyresse selected for Team UK at world championships
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A teenage dancer from Hitchin is training hard as part of the national team set to compete in a world championships.
Tyresse Hare – who has been dancing since he was able to walk – has been selected as part of the Team UK squad for next month’s prestigious World Hip-Hop, Electric Boogie and Breakdance Championships in Italy.
The 14-year-old will be representing his country against more than 100 competitors in the event which showcases the best talent from around the world, as part of Team England in the Junior Boys Solo Hip-Hop category.
Arsenal fan Tyresse has already achieved an impressive ninth place ranking in the European Championships in June, and plans to better his position at the world championships in Rimini next month.
He said: “I’m really excited about competing in the world championships for my country.
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“I’ve worked really hard, and I’m looking forward to bringing a medal back home for Hitchin.
“If I do happen to win a gold medal it’d be great to be able to take it to an Arsenal game and show all the players.”
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Tyresse’s mum Cheryl Eversley said: “I’m so proud of my son. He’s done well and works really hard at his dancing.
“I support him every step of the way. Thanks to everyone who has helped.”
His dance teacher Rebecca Alfano, principal of BX Crew, added: “I’d love for Hitchin folk to get behind their local lad.
“If anyone wants to contribute to his costs please contact email@example.com or for more information on our street dance classes visit the www.bxdance.co.uk website.”