Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Our students have started working on pieces for the whole school dance show, flights have been booked for our Germany trip in June and by the time February has finished we will have attended our fourth dance competition of the year!
|Recent dance class in Lewes|
|Last year's school show|
|Our February 2014 Ad in Viva Lewes|
Friday, 7 February 2014
Just a few of the gorgeous dance action shots taken by our new friend Ana from Brighton University
This was during our Tuesday teenage Rock n Roll and Street dance classes in Lewes.
More to follow ...
Sunday, 2 February 2014
Today we were at a Children's Ballroom and Latin dance competition in Southend. Although we only took 8 dancers, they represented East Sussex Dance very well!
You can see how well they all danced by viewing some of the videos on our YouTube page.
First up was Emma, who danced in the Juvenile (Under 12) pre-bronze category. Emma danced the Quicktep and Cha cha; she really catches the eye on the floor despite being one of the littlest dancers in her event.
Next was Francesca, also competing in the Juvenile category but her dances were the Waltz and Jive. Francesca's enjoyment really shows through her dancing, to the point where we couldn't watch anyone else!
In the Junior couples categories, dancing the Quickstep and Jive were Natasha, Josh, Camille, and Oscar. The boys' posture has improved tremendously over the last few months and they are now standing like young men instead of boys.
Camille and Natasha showed great control in their very demanding Quickstep and Jive routines; a difficult thing to accomplish considering these are the two fastest dances!
Representing the older students were Jack and Elysia, two very experienced dancers. You can tell these two have been dancing for years in their confidence on the competition floor.
The attack and precision Jack displayed in his Tango and the musical expression in his Rumba require years of refinement.
Elysia presented her Gold Foxtrot exactly how it should be danced; with effortless, powerful movement and big shapes.
Forthcoming shows in Worthing and East Grinstead
Weekly school update
Bournemouth children's Ballroom & Latin Competition report
Saturday, 1 February 2014
We have just received 2 big cardboard boxes of medals, trophies and cups for the dancing exams held on 1st December.
This session included the biggest number of high level (above Gold) entries we've ever had;
Special congratulations to our Gold Star and Imperial Award candidates:
Rosalind Lloyd Bostock
And to our Josephine Bradley Award candidates:
The Josephine Bradley Award is a tremendous achievement; candidates show 8 dances across the ballroom & latin spectrum to a very high standard, the culmination of 10 years training for Elysia and Chloe (pictured with Marcus and Alex).
Well done to all of our other dancers too - you have all worked hard and will receive your medals very soon!
The next ISTD exam session will be on 27th April in Patcham.