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Imperial Classical Ballet Junior Awards 2013

Imperial Classical Ballet Junior Awards 2013

24 December 2013

Ruth Davies was impressed by the high standard of the students

Undeterred by the impending weather warnings, the 2013 Imperial Classical Ballet Junior Awards on 27th October proved to be as busy as ever. This popular event attracted more than one hundred competitors, representing more than 30 schools. The excited young dancers were eager to impress and did not fail.

Teachers Alison Barnard (Grade 1) and Michele Bone (Grade 2) conducted their respective classes with an authoritative, calm approach, putting the children at ease and allowing them to fully enjoy their experience. The class work was beautifully arranged at both levels and was enhanced by the accompaniment of the inspirational Kate Dickson at the piano.

Sarah Wildor & Adam Cooper with the Grade 2 Award winner

The Faculty were delighted that new Imperial Classical Ballet patrons Adam Cooper and Sarah Wildor were able to attend the event and the Grade 2 prize winners were thrilled to personally receive their awards from them. 

“This popular event attracted more than one hundred competitors, representing more than 30 schools.”

Overall, the standard of the students was very pleasing, showing an exceptionally high quality of technique alongside an obvious enthusiasm and love of dance. This was particularly evident in some infectious performances of Picking Blackberries by the Grade 1 candidates.

The day ran extremely smoothly thanks to the meticulous planning of the Faculty Committee, the work of the infallible Julia Beattie and the team of volunteers. This culminated in a fantastic day all round and hopefully everyone beat the storm home!

Ruth Davies


Juinor Awards results

Grade1/Class Exam 1
1st Leia Ratteray-Drover
(Adagio School)

1st Elif Chang
(Adagio School)

2nd Ava Broughton
(Adagio School)

3rd Carys Clarke
(Shining Stars Academy)

Musicality

Lilly-Mae Hewett
(Sexton School of Dance)

Class Commendation

Faye Coad
(Angela Allport Performing Arts School)

Class Commendation

Tilly-Mae Padley
(Timestep School of Dance)

Class Commendation

Paige Morris
(Angela Allport Performing Arts School)

Grade 2/Class Exam 2

1st Sasha Hussain
(Angela Allport Performing Arts School)

2nd Zoe Hartley
(Timestep School of Dance)

2nd Katie Maddox
(Adagio School)

3rd Maya Szcesenyi
(Adagio School)

Musicality

Caitlyn Francisco
(Angela Allport Performing Arts School)

Class Commendation

Grace Bird
(Angela Allport Performing Arts School)

A selection of photos from the event

Photos by James Hudson


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