World championship medals for tap dancers from Nailsea

PUBLISHED: 18:00 19 December 2018

Emelia with the junior formation group.

Emelia with the junior formation group.


A mother and daughter from Nailsea have picked up medals at the International Dance Organisation's World Tap Dance Championships in Germany.

Team GB at the world championships.Team GB at the world championships.

Tap Attack – the official UK Tap Team – comprises 49 dancers from across the UK.

The team won five more world titles, three silvers and four bronze medals.

Emelia Nurminen, who attends Adele Stitch School of Dance in Nailsea, picked up one of the bronze medals as part of the junior formation group.

Her mum Kate won a gold medal in the adult small group.

Kate with her winning tap dancing group.Kate with her winning tap dancing group.

Team GB’s head coach Jo Scanlan said: “We knew this year was going to be a tough year, but our dancers fought their way through the rounds and achieved exceptional results.”

“The team have been very successful over the past few years and returning to the world championships as the reigning champions brings extra pressure and intense competition.”

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