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Members of the Phuket school team perform in the Bangkok contest

Phuket Dance Team Heroes Win National Title and Cash in Bangkok

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
PHUKET: A team of young dancers from Phuket's Ban Bangneaw Municipal School won the national finals of the "To Be Number One" Teen Dancersize Competition held in Bangkok January 26-27.

Competing in the Junior Division for students age 6-9, the HERO team wowed the panel of celebrity judges with their precision, high-energy performance in front of a standing room only crowd to win the competition for the second year in a row.

The team, sponsored by the Phuket Provincial Health Office, won a cash prize of 30,000 baht, adding to the 20,000 baht they won by winning the south regional finals at Jungceylon in Patong on December 15.

The proceeds are used to pay for the considerable costs of costumes, props, transportation, hotel accommodations and future team development.

A total of 12 teams compete in the Junior Division. Another team from the south, the "Victory" team from the Rajaprachanukro 3 School in Chumphon took third place in the Junior division.

Another team from Ban Bangneaw School, "AHA", won the Southern Regional Championships in December and got an honorable mention in the pre-teen competition finals in Bangkok.

Both teams are coached by Charinthorn "Khru Pop" Thongsamer and his sister Sasithorn "Khru Pim" Thongsamer.

The competition is part of the ''To Be Number One'' campaign of Princess Ubol Ratana Rajakanya to keep kids away from the dangers of drugs.

For complete results of all three divisions see here:


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