Leighton’s dancing farmers claim first place!

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Leighton Buzzard Young Farmers are celebrating after winning the Bedfordshire round of January’s dance competition, writes Peter Humphreys.

Members from six clubs across the county converged on Toddington Village Hall in order to compete in the county round of the Commercial Dance competition. This type of dance contains many styles including Jazz, Hip Hop, Funk and Break dancing to name a few, it has to be high energy and highly entertaining.

To begin the evening members were taught a set routine by their instructor Amy Bunker which they had to memorise whilst adding they own twist. Next they had to create an ending and perform the whole routine to the judges who were made up from Amy and three ex-young farmers.

After the club from Leighton Buzzard were awarded first place a team consisting of members from across the county were selected to go to the through to the next round at eastern area later this month. If they triumph there then the next stop will be the Young Farmer’s AGM in late April.

The annual general meeting held in Torquay this year is due to attract over 5,000 members from across the county who are there to celebrate being part of one of the largest rural youth organisation in the UK.

Whilst most members will be partying, there are also national finals of many competitions including Pantomime, Dance, Member of the Year amongst all the discussions and meetings that are available to attend.

Shortly after this will be the annual Bedfordshire rally this year held at Herne Manor Farm in Toddington on May 16. This day will attract members from all over the county to compete in a wide range of competitions including animal showing, stock judging, grain and hay, handicrafts, cookery and flowers.

There will also be live demonstrations, show jumping, tug of war, parade of decorated floats and lots more.

This day is open to the public with tickets available on the gate – fun for all the family. More information can be found at www.bedsyfc.co.uk.