Natalie Gumede to follow in footsteps of Colne students?

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Pendle star Natalie Gumede will be hopefully following in the footsteps of students at her old high school when she performs in Blackpool tonight.

Colne Park High School students Amber Brunton (14) and Harry Eyre (15) have already seen success in the seaside resort – having recently been crowned the top Under 16 couple in the country in their age range.

Competing in the highly prestigious Classical Sequence Dance Festival at the Winter Gardens in October, they were awarded first place in three major events – Junior Boy/Girl Under 16 Championships, Junior Modern Sequence 3 Dance Open Championship, and Junior Classical Sequence 4 Dance Open Championship – winning all their 11 dances outright.

Amber, who is in Year 10, and Head Boy Harry, who is in Year 11, have been dancing together for the last six years.

Amber, who also danced for three years prior to pairing up with Harry, was inspired by the gorgeous gowns and glamour, while Harry simply wanted to try something different.

The dancing duo, who dedicate up to four hours a week training at Nelson’s Sanderson Dance Studios, are huge fans of Strictly Come Dancing – showing a particular interest this year with Colne’s Natalie taking part.

Amber, who used to live on the same street as Natalie, said: “I love watching Strictly Come Dancing but it makes me cross if they get it wrong!”

Amber and Harry’s next big challenge is the British Championships in April 2014.