Watch Chesterfield teen’s impressive moves as he prepares to represent town in Can You Dance? convention

A Chesterfield teenager has beaten hundreds of other dancers to secure a place in the UK’s biggest dancing convention.

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Friday, 14th February 2020, 2:59 pm

Liam Jackson, 16, will represent the town at Can You Dance? Dance Star 2020 events across the country this year.

Chesterfield College student Liam, who has been a pupil of the town’s Directions Theatre Arts for many years, said: “I am super excited for the opportunity to work alongside great choreographers and dancers.”

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Liam Jackson, 16, has gained a place at the Can You Dance? Dance Star 2020 convention. Pictures and video by Rachel Atkins.

Liam’s family added: “We are all exceptionally proud of Liam and all that he achieves.

“We are always blown away by his sheer talent.

“This is an amazing opportunity for Liam to continue to shine.”

Liam was selected by a panel of leading dance industry experts including professional dancer and choreographer Tom Shilcock, who has performed for a variety of big names like Rita Ora, Take That and Jason Derulo.

Young dancer Liam Jackson.

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Young dancer Liam Jackson.