Strictly George Spencer – Season 4

This year’s Strictly George Spencer was bigger than ever with fourteen participants, four staff members and ten students. They had the usual ten weeks of training along with two Saturday sessions and they all performed really well on the night.

img_1868The event was a sell out as always and the enthusiastic crowd encouraged all the dancers to performances they didn’t know they were capable of. It was a tough decision for the judges, Claire Hall, Andrew Field and Michelle Webster, with many deserving contestants but in the end they selected seven lucky finalists who got to perform one routine once more.img_1873

The judges scored these performances and they  gave Harry a maximum score of 30, closely followed by Hymke on 29. However the ultimate winner is chosen by the audience and this year they selected Hymke. It is the first time we have had a female winner and the first staff member to win so a double first. Well done to Hymke partnered by Liam, although everyone performed brilliantly.

img_1878Once again it was a fantastic evening and there are many people who contribute to its success. Chris Haggett does a tremendous amount of work pulling it all together assisted in particular by Debbie and John, both of whom have been former contestants.

Thanks also to our partners in giving up their time for both rehearsals and on the evening: Luke, Liam, Alex, Karen, Paul, Josh, Grace, Lydia, Andy, Stuart, Molly, Emily, Craig and Olivia.

It is a real team effort and we couldn’t do it without all your support.

Roll on next year for Strictly Reunited!!!!

NATD Exam Session

We recently held our NATD examination session over last Saturday and Sunday, due to the volume of exams being taken. It was terrific to see everyone so well turned out and all danced their very best. The examiner was very impressed and complimentary about the overall standard.

Well done to everyone for their hard work and dedication and thanks to Ruth for her assistance over the weekend. The presentation dance will be Sunday 29th January so make sure you get your tickets.

Next up we have Strictly George Spencer which promises to be another exciting evening followed by the annual Christmas Party. Look out for further reports.