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Rebecca Wallace - Fun and Funky School of Dance

Achievement Award winner on the way to pop stardom!

Essex teenage pop group Sweet Chix gained national recognition as they wowed the judges in the 2014 season of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent. Leading the vocals for the troupe is 16 year old Rebecca Wallace from Rush Green in Essex. In 2011 Rebecca won a Jack Petchey Achievement Award for her commitment to the Fun and Funky School of Dance, where she volunteered on Saturday mornings as a class assistant to help younger dancers develop their skills. In true Jack Petchey Foundation style, Rebecca used the £200 she won to stage a further awards ceremony at the dance school, purchasing medals and trophies and hiring a DJ for the event.

Rebecca now attends the Emery Stage School in Rainham, which is ran by Natalie Emery who's daughter Summer is also in Sweet Chix. The final three members of the group are Tayler Martin, 14, from Hornchurch, Jessica Ali, 16, from Romford and Georgia King, 16, from Dagenham.

Rebecca is certainly using the skills gained at Fun and Funky and Emery to advance her own performing career with Sweet Chix. The girls performed Back to Black by Amy Winehouse (below) to advance in the national talent competition, with Simon Cowell commenting “I can see real potential with you!”

Sweet Chix are also a part of Together in Harmonya group of emerging young artists who have come together to record a single to raise money for The Fusiliers Aid Society (registered charity number 259229) in memory of Fusileer Lee Rigby.

Congratulations to them and we wish them all the best on their road to the top!

Photo (Right):  www.togetherinharmony.co.uk
Photo (Above): www.unrealitytv.co.uk 

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