LITTLE Aria McCart is the undefeated hip hop dance champion of the world – and she is only five.

The tiny dancer is now recognized as the undefeated champion around the globe with her amazing dance moves.

The Dance Mafia star has won 10 Hip Hop competitions; is undefeated in Hip Hop with eight trophies, five sashes and medals and even when she is moved up competition levels, Aria beats them all.

Her mum Amyleigh who runs Dance Mafia describes Aria as the “queen” of Hip Hop.

“She has worked so hard,” beamed Amyleigh.

Another trophy for this tiny dancer’s collection.

Another trophy for this tiny dancer’s collection.

“Like so many of our dancers she has kept her training up and Kilwinning teacher Tracy Maguire has been great giving her extra focus on the lead up to competitions.

“Even when Aria is moved up a level to the older category, she remains undefeated around the world, she is a true Queen.”

During lockdown, rehearsing did not stop for the members of Dance Mafia with the young stars all signing up for competitions, training with Amyleigh and staying focused on their dancing.

And it was during that time that the school set up new classes as their Facebook page was inundated with youngsters who wanted to start dancing.

They set up a boys class and the demand since the studio re-opened on April 26 has made Amyleigh decide to start a second session for boys.

And now they are all in the serious stages of training as our competition teams are preparing for the UDO British championship which take place this summer.

Little Aria is the world Queen of Hip Hop

Little Aria is the world Queen of Hip Hop

“We are also preparing to get teams ready for the world championships this August, just because the lockdown is here doesn’t mean that competitions are off and it is so important for the dancers to stay focused and keep training, we have trophies to win.

Amyliegh said: “I have to say that during lockdown these kids have been amazing and dedicated to dancing, they even made a video around Saltcoats.

“They trained hard for competitions; they never missed a Zoom lesson; we kept the strong sense of Dance Mafia community going throughout the last 12 months and I am so proud of all of them.”

With lockdown easing the younger dancers are back at the Green Street studio and more and more have signed up to start their dancing journey.

Aria can’t wait to compete in more dance competitions

Aria can’t wait to compete in more dance competitions

Amyleigh went on: “Dance Mafia has started two new beginner teams for kids with no previous experience, we are training them up to get ready to compete later this year anyone is welcome to come and join our new teams just get in contact via our Facebook page.

“We cannot wait for life to return to normal to let us start putting shows on and get back out into the community.”