DANCERS ARE TRULY IN HARMONY
TALENTED young dancers are celebrating after winning 16 top awards at a competition.
Pupils from Harmonys School of Dance and Performing Arts in Chesham attended the British Association of Teachers of Dancing’s (BATD) annual dance competition for the London region at the Civic Theatre in Essex on Sunday, November 8.
Schools from across the region come together once a year to compete for gold medals in all styles of dance from tap, modern, ballet, and streetdance to acro and musical theatre.
The BATD is the longest running association in the UK and is accredited by the Council for Dance Education and Training.
Principal Harmony O’Quinn, who has been qualified with the BATD for 17 years said: “It is a really fun event that the children look forward to every year.”
This year, the students did themselves proud as well as family and friends after coming home with nine first places, three second places and four third places.
Adjudicators Tim Newman and Stuart Dawes, who are the principals and owners of the Brighton Acdemy, said the standard was at its highest this year.
Students aged 14 years plus also had the chance to compete for a summer school scholarship and a week’s scholarship at the school.
Harmonys students Candice Bryant, Hayley Wilson and Leon Chapman were delighted to be awarded with this opportunity after their dazzling perfomances.
There is no rest for these students as it is full steam ahead to their dance examinations with the BATD at the beginning of December as well as pupils Keanna-Skye O’Quinn, Lashea Chapman, Madison Vieira, Grace Tigar, Olivia Reardon, Holly Cox, Willow Springall and Billie Fisher all performing in panto.
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