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Ruby Ginner Awards 2016

Ruby Ginner Awards 2016

19 December 2016

A successful day of challenge and inspiration

Sunday 23rd October arrived with a bright, crisp morning, as is the norm for our annual Ruby Ginner Awards. Arriving at Michael Hall Theatre, East Grinstead to get ready to begin candidates were both excited and nervous. 

This year as in the past the standard was high and many difficult judgments had to be made. Throughout the day our adjudicator Miss Madeleine Shea spoke of her delight at the high standard of technique shown in all classes. She congratulated the teachers on their work to produce rounded, educated and musical dancers, going on to say how wonderful the Classical Greek genre was for this. Miss Shea also praised the candidates on their speed of learning sequences in a performance situation with an unfamiliar teacher, whilst still maintaining good technique. Miss Shea was assisted by Penny Childs for the Special Awards throughout the day. 

The classes taught by Kay Ball, Fiona Sheehan, Lucy Pohl and Sally Brenner were challenging and inspiring and pushed the candidates to think and work hard, and pianists Liz Hewson and John Hoskins provided wonderful music. At the end of the day Kay Ball thanked the organiser Penny Childs and all who had helped to make this a successful day.


Ruby Ginner Results 

CLASS A 

Class Award 

Winner, Libby Moore, Mayhew School of Dance 

Musicality Award 

Winner, Gracie Payne, Kilburn School of Dance 

Set Sequence Award 

Winner, Holly McAlindon, Kilburn School of Dance 

CLASS B 

Class Award 

Winner, Viviana McKean, Kilburn School of Dance 

2nd place, Darcie Bennett, Redhurst School of Dance 

Musicality Award 

Winner, Sophia Ally, Redhurst School of Dance 

2nd place, Rachel Simmons, Willingdon School of Dancing 

3rd place, Hannah Richards, Sussex Dance Studios 

Set Sequence Award 

Winner, Alannah Brind, Roshe Performing Arts 

2nd place, Elena Lee, Willingdon School of Dancing 

3rd place, Paige Simpson, Redhurst School of Dance 

CLASS C 

Class Award 

Winner, Ronal Galhena, Kilburn School of Dance 

Musicality Award 

Winner, Isabella Hordok, Buckhurst and Woodford School of Dance 

2nd place, Caitlin Garbutt, Mayhew School of Dance 

Set Sequence Award 

Winner, Beatriz Kingsmill-Smith, Mayhew School of Dance 

2nd place, Lewis Daynes, Sussex Dance Studios 

CLASS D 

Class Award 

Winner, Lidia Slominski, Sue Merrett School of Dance 

2nd place, Harriet Burrows, Roshe Performing Arts 

3rd place, Emilia Spencer, Buckhurst and Woodford School of Dance 

Musicality Award 

Winner, Emily Lentern, Totnes School of Dance 

2nd place, Abigail Huitson, Kilburn School of Dance 

3rd place, Scarlett Treadaway, Roshe Performing Arts 

Set Sequence Award 

Winner, Annabelle McEwen, Buckhurst and Woodford School of Dance 

2nd place, Faith Moloney, Sussex Dance Studios 

3rd place, Hanna Wright, Buckhurst and Woodford School of Dance 

CLASS E 

Class Award 

Winner, Jodi Coughlan, Roshe Performing Arts 

Musicality Award 

Winner, Amelia Dyson, Roshe Performing Arts 

Set Sequence Award 

Winner, Georgina Shih, Roshe Performing Arts 

2nd place, Jessica Saunders, Redhurst School of Dance 

CLASS F 

Class Award 

Winner, Chloe Holder, Mayhew School of Dance 

2nd place, Alice Atkinson, Guernsey Classical Greek 

Musicality Award 

Winner, Ruth Knight, Mayhew School of Dance 

2nd place, Amelia Hudson, Guernsey Classical Greek 

Set Sequence Award 

Winner, Anna Cliff, Guernsey Classical Greek 

2nd place, Lucie-Beth Setters, Sussex Dance Studios 

CLASS G 

Class Award 

Winner, Victoria Reeves, Guernsey Classical Greek 

2nd place, Erin Dallas, Redhurst School of Dance 

3rd place, Nell Foister, Roshe Performing Arts 

Musicality Award 

Winner, Tallulah Treadaway, Roshe Performing Arts 

2nd place, Olivia Thompson, Roshe Performing Arts 

3rd place, Emily Pohl, Buckhurst and Woodford School of Dance 

Set Sequence Award 

Winner, Anna Smith, Roshe Performing Arts 

2nd place, Alicia Ally, Redhurst School of Dance 

Joint 3rd place, Amy Pickup and Hollie Hubsch, Roshe Performing Arts 

SPECIAL AWARDS 

Kay Ball Shield 

Morning session, Caitlin Garbutt, Mayhew School of Dance 

Afternoon session, Sophia Ally, Redhurst School of Dance 

Tanya Allen Trophy 

Morning session, Lidia Slominski, Sue Merrett School of Dance 

Afternoon session, Chloe Holder, Mayhew School of Dance 

Junior Boys Trophy 

Lewis Daynes, Sussex Dance Studios 

Biddy Pinchard Cup 

Scarlett Hordok, Buckhurst and Woodford School of Dance 

Christine Orange Cup 

Emily Pohl, Buckhurst and Woodford School of Dance

By EG Photography

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