Tap dancer wins talent contest after showing a clean pair of heels

Tap dancer Adam Maclean showed everyone a clean pair of heels when he won this year’s Harborough’s Got Talent.

Adam scooped first place in the competition staged in front of a packed audience at Welland Park Octagonal Theatre on Saturday.



The 14-year-old Welland Park Academy pupil won £500 and the opportunity to perform at the Harborough Carnival.

The Woodcock Theatre Arts dancer choreographed his own tap dance for his silver arts award at school to Black Betty by Ram Jam .

Adam said: “I am totally amazed at winning Harborough’s Got Talent as the standard of performers was so high.

“I would like to thank my family , friends and dance teachers for supporting me.

“I am hoping to put the prize money towards funding my dance training and exams to become a dance teacher in the future.”

Adam also thanked all the judges and organisers for making it such a fantastic experience .

Second place and winner of £100 was Charlie Hilton, of Great Bowden who wowed the crowd with his electric guitar playing.

Third place went to country music singer Laura Bent from Walton, who won £50.

The event was organised by Stage by Stage events in aid of Market Harborough Musical Theatre and Harborough FM.

Organiser Eleanor Shepherd said: “The evening was jam-packed with talent and I’m not exaggerating when I say it gets better every year.

“The talent has been so high this year the judges and audience had a really tough decision.

“This is our third year and Stage by Stage are so proud to be putting on this event to raise a platform for all local talents and to raise much-needed money for two great charities such as HFM andMarket Harborough Musical Theatre.

“I can’t wait to see what next year brings!

The half time entertainment was provided by last year’s finalist Ruby Finch, who said it was great to be back, and The Big Easy Band, who got the audience up and dancing while the votes were being counted.

The judges were director Mark Pullin, choreographer and performing arts lecturer Kim Laughton, professional musician and Castanet Kids founder Faye Deane and HFM presenter Barry Badger.

The evening was hosted by Abygayle Baird-Smith.

If anyone would like to apply for next year’s event they can send their details to harboroughsgottalent@yahoo.co.uk.