Unforgettable moment for talented Tegan as she dances with Justin Bieber

A dream came true for talented Tegan  Williams when she danced on stage with her idol, pop sensation Justin Bieber yesterday.

Monday, 31st October 2016, 11:31 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:13 pm
Tegan (left) on stage with Justin Bieber as he introduces her to the audience

Eleven-year-old Burnley schoolgirl Tegan strutted her stuff through a three minute routine on stage to the song Children with Justin during the Glasgow leg of his UK Purpose tour.

It was an unforgettable moment for Tegan and her proud family who were watching in the audience, including her dad, Gareth Williams.

He said: "As the time came for Tegan to go on stage my heart was pounding and watching her up there with Justin was just surreal.

Tegan Williams in full dance action

"We were all crying with joy and emotion. After the dance Justin asked Tegan her name and introduced her to the audience and asked everyone to cheer for her.

"She high fived him and it was just an incredible moment."

Tegan was one of four young dancers chosen to join the mega star on stage after he dance teacher, Lorna Jackson-Digger, sent a video of her dancing into a competition held to find the UK's best young dancers.

At least 200,000 young hopefuls sent in audition tapes but only four were chosen for each venue.

Tegan Williams in full dance action

And along with the delight and honour of dancing with a mega star, Tegan was representing her hometown and the UK as the three other dancers at the Glasgow show were all from Scotland.

Gareth added: "Tegan and the other dancers waited in a special area at the front of the audience during the show and they were called on stage just after the start of the second half.

"She had been rehearsing the dance routine and was surprisingly calm before she went up.

"After the show Tegan could not stop smiling and as we left the venue people were pointing and smiling at her as they recognised her. We were all just buzzing with the emotion of it all."

Among those cheering Tegan on in the audience were her mum, Billie Jo Fallows, her stepmum, Kirsty Fielden, her aunt, Jade Williams and of course, dance instructor Lorna who teaches Tegan as part of the team called Fierce at Energize dance studo in Burnley.

The once-in-a-lifetime experience was an extra special early birthday gift for Tegan who turns 12 on Saturday, November 12th.

And she will have some wonderful stories to tell her classmates when she returns to her studies at Unity College, Burnley, after the half term break.