Rising Leeds dance star eyes a dream trip to Hollywood

Junior Frood
Junior Frood
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Rising star Junior Frood is jumping for joy as he is Hollywood bound.

The 11-year-old UK Freestyle Street Dance Champion has won the trip of a lifetime to Tinseltown.

The Leeds West Academy pupil, who was talent-spotted for his incredible dancing ability, has been offered a one-week summer school in California and a $500 scholarship.

He will get the chance to train with top American choreographers in various dance styles, star in his own dance music video and make his own professional video reel. He will also be able to indulge in a spot of sightseeing like the Walk of Fame.

But Junior needs your backing as his trip of a lifetime could cost as much as £5,000.

Mum Kerry Frood, of Meanwood, said: “In order for Junior to attend this once in a lifetime opportunity of a week in Hollywood we need your help. The cost of the journey and flights is going to be around £5,000 and I am pleading with any local business to support our local Leeds dancer.

“He has put Leeds on the map in terms of dancing and has proven to the world that boys can dance . Despite years of bullying for his love of dance he has come out on top and is now a huge inspiration to male dancers across the country, gaining respect and support from many celebrities.”

Up until last year Junior was a self-taught dancer with no professional training whatsoever until he was awarded a full-time scholarship to Pineapple Performing Arts Academy at the famous Pineapple Dance Studios in London. He has being attending there every week since last September.

His impressive CV includes supporting X Factor’s Sam Bailey on her first UK Tour, performing in the main character parade in Disneyland Paris and playing at a host of top venues.

He has also supported many different good causes and has helped raise over £250,000 for both local and national charities.