Our school had a fantastic day at the ISTD Imperial Classical Ballet Junior Awards held on stage at The Venue, Milton Keynes on Sunday 6th November. This is a prestigious national competition, held annually, with students travelling from all across the UK to compete. Competitors were required to perform set exercises, plus a set dance, to a panel of three adjudicators, and a large audience.
We only took two students to the Grade 1 class — both competing in a class of 59 candidates. Both students qualified for the finals, and had to perform the exercises and dance once again.
We are so proud to announce that in the finals, one student won third place, and the other was awarded the Patricia Plaisted Cup for Musicality. This was the girls' first ever dance competition, and so we are incredibly proud of their achievement.
Our Grade 2 student, in a class of 56 entrants, also successfully reached the finals.
Above 5 photos credit: Hudson Photography