Dance school marks golden years

Rossendale Free Press - - News -

A LONG-STAND­ING dance school recog­nised star pupils at their 50th an­nual prize­giv­ing.

The Stephanie Bridge School of Danc­ing, based at Fearns Com­mu­nity Sports Col­lege, held a show and awards night, with former pupil Aimee Thom­son pre­sent­ing pupils with their prizes.

Aimee at­tended the school from the age of five un­til she started univer­sity and she was nom­i­nated twice for a Freestyle Schol­ar­ship by ex­am­in­ers from the In­ter­na­tional Dance Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion. She later went on to Sh­effield Hal­lam to study a de­gree in math­e­mat­ics.

In to­tal 22 stu­dents aged be­tween four and 11 years old, and one se­nior, took the au­di­ence back 50 years to the mu­sic of 1967, then brought them back through the decades to 2017.

All dif­fer­ent styles of theatre dance - bal­let, tap, freestyle, gym­nas­tic dance, line dance, river­dance, song and dance and dance ex­er­cise were in­cluded in the show at the academy, which was founded in 1964 by Stephanie Bridge and is now run by her daugh­ter Kathryn.

Stu­dents are now work­ing to­wards their Christ­mas ex­ams in gym, tap, bal­let and freestyle.

●● Mem­bers of the Stephanie Bridge School of Danc­ing at their 50th Prize­giv­ing Event

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