This weekend saw the first time we had entered the UK Dance Class Championships and Elite School of Dance were superb! Massive congratulations to Isobel, Jenny and Olivia (who all progressed to the semi finals in Modern (Isobel in Ballet too) and also to our two youngest Eliters!
Both Daisy and Amy made it to the semi finals in Tap, followed by Daisy being awarded 3rd place out of 60 tappers in the final! Quite a phenomenal result for a 9 year old! Amy then went on to WIN the commercial section! Incredible!!! We are so very proud of all of our dancers and love to see them shine like this. And best of all, these children had the best time, supporting each other, sharing the highs and lows and making amazing memories.
Our competition squads of 2017/18 competed in the semi-finals of That’s Showbiz 2019. We had a fun day with two workshops delivered by Jon Ford and Alex Ryan (who’s also returning to Elite to choreograph a lyrical routine for our Elite Competition Squad). Both ‘Run Boy Run’ and ‘Friend Like Me’ have progressed to the finals in the Liverpool Echo Arena in March 2019.
Our festival squad have achieved paramount success in the latest competition in Ellesmere Port. Please see below for full list of winners and medallists:
Esme Wilkinson - 4th Place Baby Modern
Esme Wilkinson - 3rd Place Baby Tap
Esme Wilkinson - 2nd Place Baby Ballet
Aoife Skitt - 2nd Place Baby Ballet
Oliver Davies - 1st Place Senior Lyrical
Oliver Davies - 1st Place Novice Modern
Mollie Bastock - 3rd Place Open Tap
Mollie Bastock - 4th Place Classical Challenge
Mollie Bastock - 2nd Place Open Ballet
Lauren Horswill - 2nd Place Novice Modern
Daisy Bartlett - 4th Place Novice Tap
Lillie Dodd - 4th Place Open Lyrical
Following our examination weekend from 7th - 8th September, the results have reflected our best set of exams to date! Maintaining our 100% pass rate - including a staggering 47 distinctions from our Pre-Juveniles to our Grade 5s and the highest Prep results ever. Exam certificates, report cards and rosettes will be arriving soon and will be given out accordingly at a presentation evening. Watch this space for more info! Congratulations to everyone who participated!