Once Upon A Time Show Success

FitzGraham Academy of Dance's production of Once Upon a Time hit the Wyvern Theatre Stage at the end of July...

Just under 200 FitzGraham students took to the stage at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon in July taking the audience on a magical journey through the fairytales.

Audiences were treated to some enchanted fairies, Little Red Riding Hood with the wolf...and grandma(!), a modern version of Rapunzel where she realises that true beauty is within. The Frog Prince had an array of tapping frogs, a mind-blowing guest appearance from the City of Bath Rhythmic Gymnasts, and an exciting lyrical duet with some impressive lifts. The first act finished with Sleeping Beauty, with numerous beautiful pre-primary and primary ballet students as the courtiers and then the epic first half finale: The Forest Ballet, encompassing every ballet student of the school including our adorable squirrels.

The second half kicked off with Hansel & Gretel, with all of our modern students looking amazing in red & white candy stripes. The costumes from Jorinda & Joringel alongside the menacing musical score made a spectacle to behold. The final fairy tale was the Twelve Dancing Princesses, this 1920's inspired choreography was danced with style by our senior students and picked up the mood of the Gershwin score well. This story also had a modern twist with the princesses ruining their shoes by attending a rave! A notable highlight was our spectacular Dads with their Dad dance!

We couldn't be more proud of our students and we were thrilled this year to be able to award our students with trophies. A list of this years winners is below:

The Jack Cross Memorial Trophy: Alice Colesby & Daniel Wilshire

The FitzGraham All-Rounder Cup: Ella Thomas

The Big Achiever Cup (For Highest Mark in an Exam): Tara Morris

The FitzGraham Boys Trophy: Corey MacDonald

The FitzGraham Lyrical Cup: Olivia Chapple

The FitzGraham Tap Trophy: Lottie Skinner

The FitzGraham Modern Tropy: Holly Harris

The FitzGraham Overall Ballet Trophy: Tara Morris

The FitzGraham Musical Theatre Cup: Kairi Brine

The FitzGraham Contemporary Trophy: Gabrielle MacAllister

The FitzGraham Hip-Hop Cup: Emma Gorman

The FitzGraham Junior Ballet Cup (For Most Promising Junior Dancer): Mia Sheppard

The FitzGraham Intermediate Ballet Cup (For Most Promising Intermediate Dancer): Lily Thomas

The FitzGraham Senior Ballet Cup (For Most Promising Senior Dancer): Olivia Porter

The FitzGraham Cup for Dedication to Dance: Annabelle Robinson

FitzGraham Award in Recognition of Marked Improvement: Bethany Hastie

FitzGraham Award in Recognition of Marked Improvement: Zara Petty-Fitzmaurice

FitzGraham Award in Recognition of Marked Improvement: Jasmine Hiscox

The FitzGraham Graduation Trophy: Lydia Robinson

The FitzGraham Baby Cup: Arabella Groce


Congratulations to all, and we look forward to the next show in 2 years time!!

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