CBBC show follows Blackwood ballroom dancing teens
TWO teenagers from Caerphilly will star in a children’s TV show next week.
Bailey and Summer, both 13, are ballroom dancers from Blackwood. They will appear on My Life: Battle of the Ballroom on CBBC and iPlayer on Wednesday, November 24 at 7:20 p.m. ET.
The program – produced by Yeti – will follow teens as they train and prepare for their biggest competition at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom.
Bailey is autistic and visually impaired. He puts his focus and determination into his dancing, while Summer aspires to be professional and has been dancing since the age of two.
The documentary follows the couple’s training during Covid lockdowns and back to their local dance club once restrictions are relaxed.
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It also covers the final preparations ahead of the Blackpool Championships, including haircuts and costume selection.
The duo compete against 600 competitors in various classes and categories where they perform Latin, Ballroom and Cha-Cha-Cha routines.
Sian Price, Creative Director of Yeti, said: “The moment I saw Bailey and Summer waltzing around a hotel parking lot during Covid, I knew I was witnessing a truly special friendship and of two extraordinarily talented dancers.
“It has been inspiring to follow their trip to Blackpool and to have the privilege to share their life over the past six months. I have no doubt that viewers will definitely support them, and a few might even be inspired to try ballroom dancing for themselves. ”
My Life, Battle of the Ballroom will air on CBBC and BBC iPlayer on Wednesday, November 24 at 7.20 p.m. ET.