A 25 strong team of FitzGraham Academy of students spent their half term week competing at a regional dance festival in Bristol, the Kingswood Eisteddfod. They competed in a variety of dance genres including: ballet, modern & lyrical including solo dances, duets & trios.
Our students work tirelessly week after week on their dances and this culminated in huge successes at this eisteddfod. The FitzGraham team came away with an amazing 5 trophies, 7 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 7 bronze medals,
The students who came away with medals are as follows:
Lily Thomas (aged 11)
Holly Harris (aged 11)
Corey MacDonald (aged 9)
Jasmine Hiscox (aged 9)
Luisa Drew (aged 9)
Tara Morris (aged 10)
Gemma Skinner (aged 7)
Lilly Mears (aged 7)
Elowen Faulkner (aged 7)
Katie Shepperdson (aged 7)
Tatiana Williams (aged 5)
Isla Petty-Fitzmaurice (aged 5)
A notable achievement was in the aged 7-8 classical ballet solo class where FitzGraham Academy of Dance students won gold, silver, bronze & fourth place which was a huge thrill for us all!
We received trophies for the following achievements: highest mark in classical solo aged 10 and under to Tara Morris, trophy for highest mark in a solo to Tara Morris and highest mark for a classical ballet duet to Corey MacDonald and Tara Morris. But most notably, Tara Morris was awarded the most promising dancer award for the whole competition and Corey MacDonald was awarded the most promising boy trophy from the festival which the judge created specially for him.
Wendy Graham & Rebecca Petty-Fitzmaurice, the co-principals of the dance academy have said "they are utterly amazed by the commitment, dedication and skill that their dancers show and are always blown away by their performances on the stage. We could not be more proud!"