He’s the little pocket rocket from Leeds who’s being booked for shows across Europe.
But young dancer Junior Frood’s dreams of making it big in the professional industry will depend on raising enough money to help meet the increasing demand for his talents.
As his stardom soars, Junior’s mum Kerry said they now need a sponsor to help pay the hefty expenses’ bills which will continue to rack up.
The 10-year-old, of Meanwood, recently supported former X-Factor winner Sam Bailey on the Manchester gig of her UK tour after she was impressed by his dancing at the Leeds Christmas lights switch-on.
And in the pipeline are bookings including a Disney parade performance and opening ceremony at Disneyland Paris; the Dance Show Live at Glasgow SECC Arena and re-call auditions for Thriller Live in the West End.
Junior is also booked for celebrity children’s festivals across the country alongside stars of CBBC and CBeebies and has a week-long scholarship to the Pineapple Dance Academy in London.
Kerry said: “We desperately need a sponsor for Junior to enable us to pay for accommodation, travel expenses and dance footwear and costumes. He has already been approached to do some massive performances in the next few months. A sponsor would gain publicity from Junior as their logo and name would be advertised on Junior’s clothing, flyers, Facebook and Twitter as well as helping a young lad achieve his dreams.”
She said Junior is still buzzing from performing to 3,000 people at Manchester Bridgewater Hall for Sam Bailey’s tour - and it’s given him a taste for more. She added: “He definitely has now set his sights on bigger things. His dream is to make it big in the professional industry and become a professional dancer and choreographer in the future.”
For more information on sponsoring Junior, email Kerry at firstname.lastname@example.org. A public fundraising page has also been set up at gofund.me/Junior-frood.