Two of our delightful students were invited by the IDTA to represent the association in the Junior and Senior Tap Grades. Imogen Amos for senior tap and Eavie Amos for junior tap.
After taking part in a class and then performing their tap solos, Eavie was chosen as the WINNER of the TDCI International Junior Tap Scholarship by Rosemary Ford winning £300.00!!!
Such a huge acheivement - we are so proud of you Eavie!
Well Done to Imogen too, who represented the association wonderfully in the Senior Tap section.
6th Place TDCI British Chmapionships
Out of 99 outstanding song & dance routines Georgia danced her way to the Grand Final and gained 6th out of 7 Finalists.
It's been two very long weekends at the All Stars Festival but ads pupils you have all worked so hard with so much energy, fitting in extra practices in the studio and some of you nipping back for grade classes in between,on the Saturdays. From little dancers to seniors you have never once tired. Well done all. Adjudicators choice solos were Eavie Amos tap, Leylah Rushton modern, and Imogen Amos character who was the Winner. Congrats every dancer.
Well done Carys Dalby winner of the South & West Yorkshire Senior Modern Championship
Championships TDCI and a 5th place for Leylah Rushton.
Two very hard working students congratulations girls.
Hugs all round for these three dancers, for their places in the South & West Yorkshire Senior Song and Dance Championships. Winner Paige Tye (centre) 3rd place Leylah Rushton (left) and 6th place Imogen Amos (right).
Congrats to these dancers who took part in the IDTA Manchester Festival TDCI Championships.
IMOGEN AMOS - WINNER SENIOR SONG
MADDISON MCGAWLEY - 4TH PLACE SENIOR SONG
TILLY RAJ - 3RD PLACE JUNIOR BALLET
KHALEIL FELL - 5TH PLACE JUNIOR MODERN
EAVIE AMOS - 6TH PLACE JUNIOR SONG
It’s always sad to say Goodbye to long standing pupils who have been in the school many years. Between these two dancers they have notched up 18yrs of studio classes. With great attendance and most of all a fun attitude, but yet serious about their work. Many performances later from sassy tap routines, mama trios, depressing characters ! Acrobatic team work with hours of rehearsals, le jazz hot duets, National dances and of course those all singing and dancing numbers. A life time of competitions sat in a different venue for most weekends, racks of costumes, make up boxes oh and the props! Yes the props.... !! road trips, hotels and those serious times ... hour long exams. Both students have had some great successes enjoying the highlights proving hard work can pay off. But despite the exciting times, there has and always will be disappointments in the art of dance. But these girls are true grafters and keep going. There are so many fond, funny, and actually comical stories they can share from their time at ads, we hope their memories are lasting. So a bitter sweet GOODBYE Zaccaia and Paige you will be missed dearly at Ads. Congratulations on your new beginnings for September Zaccaia who is going to Urdang London to study a BA (Hons) 3yr Musical Theatre and dance course. Paige joining Bird College of Performing Arts Sidcup Kent for again the 3yr BA(Hons) Musical Theatre course. Always remember our Ads message ‘Be yourself and go be you’ you have the wings now go fly.
It’s not easy doing teaching exams for dance. So many hours are spent studying behind the scenes. So a massive congratulations to Beverley and Katheryn who have both been successful in passing Unit 2 - Technique and syllabus Knowledge for their chosen genre of dance, Ballet of the Theatre Branch. For those who don’t know about how to be qualified for teaching dance, these students and many others have had to pass -
Students teachers part 1 grades below grade 3.
Students teachers grade 3 to 5
Plus an Anatomy paper
This unit 2 which was a two hour exam each and a file like a boeing jumbo jet on the Intermediate syllabus. Plus musical arrangements and discussions. It’s not over yet there is on the horizon
another part to come soon as the practical. Plus these ladies have been pupils of Ads since childhood and have also taken all grades up to advanced level before attacking these exams. Just a thought of how much real time goes into the art of being a teacher. 5 exams ! and that’s just for one subject.
Thank you Maddi and Aimee too for demonstrating the pointe work section and giving up your free time . You both looked beautiful.
🍾🍾 Huge Well Done B and K 🍾🍾
Relax and enjoy your summer.