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World Amateur 10 Dance Finalists

Old Suttonian siblings Max Harrison (2018 C) and Katie Harrison (2019 C) competed at the World Dance Organisation's Amateur 10 Dance Championships, held in the Nottingham Albert Hall. 
6 Oct 2021
Written by Will Radford

Anyone associated with the School over the last decade will be familiar with the ballroom successes of Old Suttonian siblings Max Harrison (2018 C) and Katie Harrison (2019 C). Since leaving the School, both have gone on to study at Royal Holloway, University of London with Max reading Law and Katie reading Medical Biochemistry. Throughout their studies, they have continued to dance at the highest level and we are delighted to say that they recently competed at the World Dance Organisation's Amateur 10 Dance Championships, held in the Nottingham Albert Hall. 

Their involvement in the competition was all the more meaningful as Max has recently been hospitalised, which put their participation in the competition at risk. Despite that, the pair excelled and made the World Final in all ten dances. That culminated in them finishing fifth overall. As an international competition with dancers travelling around the world to compete, Max and Katie’s achievement is phenomenal.

In their own words “Over the last nine years, we have competed in a combined total of 534 competition events. However, words cannot describe our emotions following Sunday. This has been our greatest dream for as long as we have danced together and now, after absolutely everything, we have finally gone and achieved it! This is undoubtedly the single greatest achievement in our lives.”

To be fifth in the world is worthy of huge congratulations from the School and SVS Foundation community as a whole; we are thrilled and immensely proud of your success.

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