Happy 18th Birthday Bree!

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The first of our Senior girls is stepping into the world of legal drinking today as our lovely Bree Ella Quinton turns 18.

dsc_0028Bree began dancing at our school at the ripe age of 3 years old when her mum and former pupil Stacy brought her along. Her distinguished dance career had its humble beginnings from her first appearance as a little chicken in Our Favourite Things 2002 at the University Drama Studio and her first competition dance age 4 to Out of Town, to the heights (so far) of performing as a Semi-Finalist in Miss Dance of Great Britain 2016 and winning the IDTA’s Modern Jazz Performer Award.

Bree has been nominated to compete in the IDTA’s Theatre Dance Awards every year since 2012, and in 2015 was the first pupil in the school’s history to get nominated in all four disciplines in the same year: Ballet, Tap, Theatre Craft & Modern Jazz.
We were particularly overwhelmed with pride earlier this year when Bree performed at the IDTA’s Theatre Dance Awards, the blue ribbon event of our dancing world, to win the Modern Jazz Performers Award. She was asked to represent the IDTA at the Theatre Dance Council International’s British Championships.

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Some familiar faces here… Bree Back Row Centre

Recently, Miss Quinton took 5th place at Danum White Rose Championships in the Ballet category while also making it through to the semi-finals of the Song & Dance section.

Over her time with us, Bree has performed on both Sheffield Theatres’ stages, appearing in pantomimes from the age of 7 at the Lyceum and also appearing in the Crucible’s production of Kes in 2014.

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History repeats itself – Bree’s first competition trio, Sunny Side of the Street… coincidentally her mum’s first trio too.

By June 2017, Bree will also have had the honour and achievement of competing in Miss Dance of Great Britain three times. We will be delighted to support her and Jack there next June. 

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For the time being, Bree is concentrating on her A Levels and applying for dance colleges. Happy 18th Birthday Miss Quinton, you’ve given us a lifetime of proud and happy memories, and we hope you go on to create more.

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Miss Dance 2017 – Becky Qualifies!


A huge congratulations to our massively talented Rebecca Hanneman who has tonight won her spot at the IDTA’s Miss Dance of Great Britain 2017 in Blackpool next year.

This will be Becky’s third time appearing at Miss Dance and she will be joining Bree Quinton and Jack Skelton (for Dance Master). Well done sweetheart, we can’t wait to cheer you on.

Four of our other girls are also working towards places in this prestigious competition, and we’re sure it’s only a matter of time.

CBeebies’ The Nutcracker

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Getting into the Christmas spirit early this year is our pupil Rebecca Hanneman, who has joined the cast of CBeebies’ The Nutcracker!

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CBeebies staged their Christmas production at Sheffield Theatres’ Crucible this weekend, where it was filmed for broadcast in this year’s festive TV season. All our favourite people from CBeebies are appearing in this magical show like Justin Fletcher, Cat Sandion and Ben Faulks.

Working to promote the show, our very own Rebecca Hanneman joined the CBeebies’ festival in Sheffield, where she joined the ‘toy makers’ was a doll who came to life (en pointe)! They performed a small ten minute show every two hours over the course of the weekend, meaning a total of 12 shows overall.

Becky said:

It’s my first paid dance job and it was such an amazing experience. I met most of the production team who work with CBeebies and the presenters who are on telly!

Well done Rebecca, we’re sure you made a pretty magical ballerina doll!

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