On Sunday 19th November, our tappers from grade 2 and above took part in the attempt to break the workd record for 'largest tap dance in multiple venues' and raise money for Children in Need. Well done everyone!
On Sunday 11th June, we held the biennial Choreography Competition at Ruislip Social Club. Students created routines outside of class and performed them in front of an appreciative audience and our lovely adjudicator Mary Vaughan (The founder of Pinner Theatre Dance)
All of the students performed confidently and showed that they have great skills in terms of choreography. It was a very difficult task to choose winners!
The Compass Mosaic Concert was held on Sunday 20th November at the Compass Theatre in Ickenham and we were delighted to have our Advanced street dance and grade 4 modern class included. The girls looked super on the stage under the professional lighting and we had a great time backstage waiting for our turn to go on!
This year's Tapathon attempt took place on Sunday 20th November. We were attempting to beat the World Record for 'The largest tap dance in multiple venues' and raise money for Children In Need. Sadly we didn't beat the workd record this time, but we did help to raise over £29,000 for Children In Need! We really enjoyed the routine and adding BSL to the opening section. Well done everyone!
On Saturday 16th July we held our School Dance show at Hatch End High School. It was so wonderful to be back on the stage since we had had to cancel the 2020 one. What an amazing day!
Our fabulous street dancers did a great job performing at the St Lawrence May Fair. Well done!
Also on Sunday 21st November, 52 of our tappers took part in the Annual tapathon. We are trying to beat the world record for 'The Largest tap dance in multiple venues' as well as raise money for Children in Need. Last time we were very close to beating the record, so who knows- maybe this time we'll have done it.
Obviously it was a challenging year for everyone and we weren't able to do all the things that we had planned.
However, we are very proud of the fact that we were still able to hold exams and 56 students took these and passed with great results!
Some of our students took part in the ISTD Street Dance online competition where they had to learn and perform a set routine and submit the video. Well done to all who entered!
Our other achievement this year was holding some face-to-face workshops during the Summer holidays when the restrictions had lifted. This gave us a chance to test out the new social distancing practices which we then used in our regular classes during the Autumn term.
A big thank you to all the teachers, students and parents during this year!
In November our tappers participated in the 10th annual Tapathon. We were attempting to break the world record for the largest tap dance in multiple venues which currently stands at 7596 people.
In total across the country there were 7612 so we have in theory broken the record- we are just awaiting final confirmation from the Guinness World Record officials. Check back here for an update in the new year!
Regardless of the record, we are proud that the event raised £38,300 for Children in Need and we raised a further £135 on the day with a cake sale.
In February some of our ballet students performed alongside Trinity Orchestra in their performance of Hansel and Gretel. They performed beautifully. Congratulations ladies!
On Thursday 29th November our students gave another great performance for Pinner Pantomime evening. Here are a few photos from the night.
On Sunday 25th November, the Commercial Street Dance class represented the school at the Compass Christmas Concert at the Compass Theatre in Ickenham. It was a lovely fund raising event supported by lots of local groups and our students performed brilliantly!
We celebrated the 40th anniversary of the school this year with a full scale show. To tie in with our ruby anniversary every routine had an element of red and we were joined by the previous two principals, Mary Vaughan and Susanna Vincent-Taylor who also performed.
AUTUMN TERM DATES
Classes start back on Monday 4th September.
The last class of term is Saturday 9th December
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