A STUDENT is preparing for a huge dance tournament after managing to secure a spot in the competition.

Performing Arts student Lydia Razzell, from Braintree, has secured a finalist spot in the Dance World Cup finals, which are set to take place in Spain this June.

The Dance World Cup, an all-genre dance competition for children and young adults around the world, sees over 120,000 competitors from 62 countries competing in the country qualifiers.

Qualifying competitors then progress to the world finals to compete for the top spot, and Lydia, from the Cambridge Regional College, is one of just four Team GB performers to be representing the UK.

Lydia said: “I am excited to have been given this opportunity, this is the biggest competition I have been involved in, and it could be a game changer.

“At the competitions, I will represent Team GB which is quite cool.”

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As a performer with the Pixie Lott Performing Arts Academy, Lydia has already competed in two vocal performance competitions this year, Stars UK where she secured first place silver and the Platinum Dance Festival, a competition between regional dance schools, where she secured gold.

In addition to her competition success, Lydia has secured an offer to study Musical Theatre at London Media Academy.

Lydia added: “When I was offered an unconditional place at LMA, I accepted immediately.

“I knew I wanted to be in London as my ultimate dream is to perform on stage around the world.

“If I could choose one show to star in, it would be Phantom of the Opera, as I am obsessed with Andrew Lloyd Webber.”