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Inventive Dance Competition

Inventive Dance Competition

29 June 2011

Inventive Dance Competition

The Inventive Dance Competition 2011 was held once again at the spacious Whitwick Leisure Centre, Leicestershire on 20th February to an enthusiastic crowd. There were two sections, Classical and Latin. One of the three gavottes presented won the shield – Ava Rose Gavotte by Barry Earnshaw and Beverley Murch-Fowkes. It is a pretty gavotte and well liked by the audience.

The Latin section was won by a first time winner for the ISTD, Sarah Ward Jones and Martin Bird, with their Pear Tree Rumba. There were fewer participants in the Latin section but there were some new entrants this year which was encouraging.

During the day the three-dance Medallist qualifying competition was held. Including this competition with the Inventive Day was another ‘first.’ There were several rounds of the children’s as well as adult events and it was possible for the dancers to see how the Sequence dances come into being and for the inventors to watch how their dances look on the competition floor. It was a successful outcome to an experiment which may be repeated.

As usual the day ran smoothly thanks to Julie Earnshaw and Jill Bush acting as comperes and keeping the event to time. And, between them Jonathan Reed and Mark Watkins were the scrutineers, sound engineers and DJs for the day. Thanks also to Robert Aldred and Karen Byron for checking the scripts. The Committee is especially grateful to Julie Earnshaw for her help in organising the event.

Diana Wykes

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