Step to stardom for dancer
TALENTED Micha Richardson beat more than 2,000 hopefuls, to take a step closer to her dream of dance stardom.Micha, 12, mingled with stars SClub Juniors and caught the eye of Pop Idol judge Nicki Chapman to get a place in the final of a Blue Peter dance competition.
By Amanda Cresswell
By Amanda Cresswell
TALENTED Micha Richardson beat more than 2,000 hopefuls, to take a step closer to her dream of dance stardom.
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Micha, 12, mingled with stars SClub Juniors (not called SClub 7 juniors any more), and caught the eye of Pop Idol judge Nicki Chapman to get a place in the final of a Blue Peter dance competition.
If she wins, she gets a contract with a choreographer and the chance to groove on stage with pop idol runner- up, Gareth Gates.
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The delighted Northgate High School pupil, said: "It is very exciting. The only thing I have ever wanted to do is to dance. I couldn't dream of doing anything else. I am really nervous in case I don't win but I am glad I have got through to this stage."
Micha, from Ipswich who attends the Suffolk Academy of Dance and Performing Arts, was born to dance.
She started at the age of four and has never looked back since, winning a string of competitions.
But making it through to the final, live on TV in the Blue Peter roadshow in Skegness, was a dream come true – after a video of her dancing caught the eye of judges.
The roadshow is one of seven nationwide with 20 dancers competing in each. Three youngsters from each roadshow go through to the final in Newquay.
Micha's mother Julie, who watched her daughter compete, said: "I am so proud of her. I was so chuffed I was screaming when she got through. Nicki Chapman picked her out straight away.
"Her dancing is so good. There is nothing else that she wants to but dance. She's a born natural. She never keeps still."
Micha loves dancing to R&B, pop and chart music and is always dancing about the house.
She shows such promise that her mother has even made her daughter's bedroom look like a dance studio.
Let's keep our fingers crossed for Micha, at the grand final on August 21.