Famous Five!

Wow wow wow – Miss Charlotte Stones… what a star. A huge congratulations to our lovely and extremely talented Charlotte who has tonight secured her place in the International Dance Teachers’ Association’s Miss Dance of Great Britain 2016.

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Performing her tap solo in a heat in Hartlepool tonight, our very own Miss Stones earned her place in this prestigious and hotly contested competition. Charlotte has a particular talent for tap, and in 2014 won the IDTA’s Tap Exam Grade Scholarship.

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This now takes our Miss Dance ladies up to a grand total of 5/5 – a turnout for the books! The girls will take part in the national competition on 12 June later this year, and will get to perform on Blackpool’s great Winter Gardens stage.

Fantastic Four at Miss Dance 2016

Well, not one to be outdone, our very own Miss Alexandra O’Brien took today’s Miss Dance heat by storm! A huge congratulations to Alex on securing her place in Miss Dance of Great Britain 2016.

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Alex is through to Miss Dance 2016!

So, let’s count it up: Rebecca Hanneman, Bree Quinton, Bridie Thorpe & now Alex! We didn’t think it possible to top our excitement from last year when we had 3 of our pupils in this prestigious competition, but here we are: the Fantastic Four.

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Rebecca, Bridie & Bree will be joining Alex in Blackpool

Miss Dance takes place in June at the Winter Gardens Theatre in Blackpool, and is a national competition hosted by the International Dance Teachers’ Association, whose syllabus we follow. After competing in heats across the country, 50 young dancers are brought together on this immense stage to perform in front of a whopping 3,500 people.

Get your sandwiches packed and your best cheering voices warmed up because this year’s Miss Dance is going to be pretty special! 4 down, 1 to go, can we make it the Famous Five? No pressure Charlotte!

2 Down…

We’re gonna need a bigger coach! A massive congratulations to the lovely Miss Bree Quinton for securing her place in the Grand Final of Miss Dance 2016 at a heat last night. Well done too to our Miss Bridie Thorpe who took the place of runner-up… it surely can’t be long now.

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Bree & Bridie with their trophies

Alongside Rebecca, both girls performed at Blackpool’s iconic Winter Gardens earlier this year at Miss Dance 2015, a day that the whole dancing family will never forget. We now have two more young ladies competing for their place, so now we begin the countdown to making our Fabulous Five.

Best of luck to Bridie, Alex & Charlotte in the coming heats, and another very heartfelt well done to Bree.

Dancing All The Way To Blackpool… Again!

Book the coaches, start on that packed lunch, because we’re off to Blackpool again next June! A huge congratulations to our very own Miss Rebecca Hanneman who performed her heart out in Loughborough to secure a place in the Grand Final of Miss Dance 2016.

After doing us tremendously proud this year (along with Misses Bridie and Bree of course), Becky has been back competing for a place in this prestigious competition, and we’re so looking forward to cheering her on once more. Well done!Rebecca