Fleur’s flair floors ’em

FLEUR Elizabeth Lynn (above), at just 3 years and 10 months, can quickstep with the best of them.

The tiny tot with bouncy ringlets and flowing skirts was born with a dancing pedigree.

She is the grand-daughter of Da Katipa, a former New Zealand dancing champion and foremost dance teacher. Dad is Auckland entrepreneur Hugh Lynn, who finished sixth in the World Ballroom Championships at the height of his all-conquering dancing career.

Mum, Lynne Lynn, is a dancer and well-known figure in television dance sequences.

Fleur first donned her dancing pumps at the tender age of 2 1/2, and has been dancing her heart out ever since – despite major misgivings by Dad.

“I always said if I had kids they would NEVER dance,”grins Hugh.

Hugh danced from the age of 3 to 25, won every dancing championship there was to win in New Zealand, then took the Australasian Latin American title in 1962 and then in 1964 took the highest place ever attained by New Zealand dancer at the world championships.

“I vowed my kids would never have to go through all that grind,” says Hugh, “but look at Fleur. She’s proved me wrong already. But how can you stop her? She loves it so much.”

Despite her tender years, Fleur gave a small glimpse of what was to come at the recent New Zealand Queen of
the Ballroom contest in Auckland.

Judged on appearance, dance and deportment, Fleur danced away with the Princess title for under six-year
old, as well as the cup for the best dresses competitor.

And there’s another young Lynn waiting in the wings.

Misty Lynn is just two, but she is already practicing her steps for her dance debut.


~ by viradoang on 20 October, 2008.

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