Beckenham Festival 2015 – results

Beckenham Results!
Well Done and huge congratulations to all the competitors. The teachers are extremely proud of the pupils great successes – another excellent Festival. If you have any more, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

 

SOLO Alicia Ally Modern Modern Dance – Age 14 years 466 2nd – Distinction – 87 Marks
SOLO Alicia Ally Greek Greek – Age 14 years 469 3rd – Distinction 85 Marks
SOLO Sophia Ally Greek Greek – Age 9 and under 430 1st – Distinction 84 Marks
SOLO Sophia Ally Modern Modern Dance – Age 8 years 422 2nd – Distinction – 86 Marks
SOLO Darcie Bennett Greek Greek – Age 9 and under 430 3rd Distinction – 82 Marks
SOLO Erin Dallas Greek Greek – Age 14 years 469 2nd – Distinction – 86 Marks
SOLO Erin Dallas Modern Modern Dance – Age 14 years 466 2nd – Distinction – 87 Marks
SOLO Erin Dallas Tap Tap – Aged 14 years 468 2nd – Distinction – 85 Marks
SOLO Erin Dallas Ballet Ballet – Age 14 years 463 2nd – Distinction – 86 Marks
SOLO Erin Dallas Contemporary Contemporary Dance – Solo Age 14 502 1st – Distinction – 87 Marks
SOLO Erin Dallas Choreography Choreographic – Solo – Age 15 and under 489 3rd – Distinction – 85 Marks
SOLO Sasha Gardiner Lyrical Lyrical Modern – Age 15 years 475 Distinction – 83 Marks
SOLO Daisy Herriot Modern Modern Dance – Age 12 years 450 Distinction – 83 Marks
SOLO Georgia Hoad Modern Modern Dance – Age 13 years 458 Distinction – 81 Marks
SOLO Georgia Hoad Greek Greek – Age 13 years 461 4th – Distinction – 84 Marks
SOLO Ellie House Modern Modern – Age 14 years 466 4th Distinction 85 Marks
SOLO Ellie House Ballet Ballet – Age 14 years 463 Distinction 83 Marks
SOLO Georgia Kewell Greek Greek – Age 10 years 437 2nd – Distinction – 83 Marks
SOLO Georgia Kewell Ballet Ballet – Age 10 years 432 3rd – Distinction – 84 Marks
SOLO Chloe Marcham Greek Greek – Age 16 years and over 485
SOLO Jessica Mitchell Modern Modern Dance – Age 14 years 466
SOLO Jessica Saunders Greek Greek – Age 13 years 461 Distinction – 82 Marks
SOLO Imogen Shern Greek Greek – Aged 12 years 453 Distinction – 81 Marks
SOLO Paige Simpson Greek Greek – Age 9 and under 430 3rd – Distinction – 82 Marks
SOLO Grace Stroud Greek Greek – Age 16 years and over 485
SOLO Amelia Stuart Greek Greek – Age 13 years 461
SOLO Isabelle Weir Song and Dance Song and Dance – Age 12 years 454
Duet Sophia Ally
Paige Simpson
Greek Duet Greek Duet – Age 9 and under 509
Duet Georgia Hoad
Alicia Ally
Greek Duet Greek Duet – Age 15 and under 511 Distinction – 86 Marks
Duet Daisy Madkins
Mary Mahoney
Greek Duet Greek Duet – Age 15 and under 511 Distinction – 85 Marks
Duet Grace Stroud
Michaela Barshell Wheeler
Greek Duet Greek Duet – Age 21 and under 511
Duet Erin Dallas
Alicia Ally
Modern Duet – Chicago Modern Dance – Age 15 and under 515 1st – Distinction – 87 Marks
Duet Ellie House
Jessica Mitchell
Modern Duet Modern Duet – Age 15 and under 515 Distinction – 84 Marks
Duet Daisy Madkins
Georgia Hoad
Modern Duet – Tea Party Modern Duet – Age 15 and under 515 Distinction – 84 Marks
Greek Quartet Michaela Barshell Wheeler
Harriet Clare
Jacqueline Brown
Hannah Weir
Greek Quartet Greek Quartet – Age 21 and under 552 1st – Distinction 85 Marks
Greek Trio Bethany Mitchell
Chloe Marcham
Olivia Golton
Greek Trio Greek Trio – Age 21 and under 532 2nd – 84 marks
Greek Senior Group A Genevieve Busby
Lily Gibbons
Daisy Herriot
Natasha Herriot
Georgia Hoad
Georgia Kewell
Daisy Madkins
Kanyinsola Odeyinde
Lauren Pierre
Emma Poole
Jessica Saunders
Imogen Shern
Millie Smith
Amelia Stuart
Elements Greek Group – Age 15 and under 571 1st – Distinction – 84 Marks
Greek Senior Group B Alicia Ally
Michaela Barshell Wheeler
Marina Billings
Jacqueline Brown
Harriet Clare
Erin Dallas
Olivia Golton
Mary Mahoney
Chloe Marcham
Bethany Mitchell
Jessica Mitchell
Kate Noble
Grace Stroud
Hannah Weir
Theseus & the Minotaur Greek Group – Age 21 and under 572 1st – Distinction – 88 Marks
Modern Troupe 1 Kezi Defriend
Olivia Golton
Bethany Mitchell
Jessica Mitchell
Alicia Ally
Erin Dallas
Ellie House
Hannah Weir
Harriet Clare
Sasha Gardiner
Georgia Hoad
Isabelle Weir
Kate Noble
Annie Waites Modern Troupe – Age 21 and under 576 3rd – Distinction – 88 Marks
Modern Troupe 2 Kezi Defriend
Olivia Golton
Jessica Mitchell
Alicia Ally
Erin Dallas
Ellie House
Hannah Weir
Harriet Clare
Sasha Gardiner
Bang Bang Modern Troupe – Age 21 and under 576 2nd – Distinction – 89 Marks

Cups and Awards

Erin Dallas – Hilton Cup – joint winner for aggregate Tap & Modern mark

Kay Ball – Principal

Dip L.C.D.D F.I.S.T.D.
Registered member R.A.D
Examiner I.S.T.D.

Kay Ball trained at the London College of Dance & Drama, after graduating she taught for a number of prestigious schools in the West Sussex area. She has been principal of the Redhurst Schools of Dancing since January 1986.

Kay is qualified to teach Classical Ballet (RAD & ISTD), Modern, Tap and Classical Greek, and is an examiner for the Classical Greek & Modern Faculties.

She has sat on the Classical Greek Dance Association Faculty Committee of the ISTD since February 1988 and took over as Chair of the Faculty in 2001 and one of the CGDAF representatives on the ISTD Theatre Faculties Board. Kay became Vice Chairman of the Theatre Faculties Board in 2007 and was voted Chair of that Board this year (2015).

In 2008 Kay was appointed onto the Board of Trustees of ISTD Council and in September 2014 became Chair of the ISTD Teacher’s Benevolent Fund.

In 2015 Kay was awarded Imperial Theatre Award, which is the highest accolade the ISTD can present to a member given for outstanding achievements and service to the society.

As Principal of the Redhurst Schools of Dancing her first priority is to provide enjoyment for the children and encourage a happy and friendly atmosphere throughout the school.

Patricia Prime

A.R.A.D. (Solo Seal)
FISTD Examiner for Imperial Classical Ballet (All levels)
Member of Grand Council ISTD

Patricia Prime received her training at the Bush Davies Schools and at the Royal Ballet Upper School. Having gained her RAD Solo Seal and all of her teaching qualifications, she successfully ran her own school of dancing, for a great number of years, with pupils going on to dance in the Royal Ballet Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Northern Theatre Ballet, Phoenix Dance Company and West End Musical Theatre.

Patricia is an ISTD Examiner for the Imperial Classical Ballet Faculty, examining all Grade & Vocational levels along with the teaching qualifications DDI. DDE. Licentiate and Fellowship.

Patricia was Chair of the ISTD Theatre Faculty Board, Chair of the Imperial Ballet Faculty, and Vice Chair of the ISTD Council. She is now a member of the ISTD Grand Council.

At present she coaches Ballet for Kay Ball at the Redhurst School of Dancing and is teaches at the Italia Conti Academy in Guildford, coaching their Vocational Graded examinations and teaching qualifications.

Jodie Clark

FISTD / ARAD / BA (Hons.) / QTS /
Adjudicator for Federation of Festivals

Jodie has taught for many well-known events and institutions including Laine Theatre Arts and ISTD Janet Cram Awards.

Her past students are performing across the dance genre for companies such as RADC, Rambert & Akram Khan, commercially for X Factor & well known Music Artists, in the West End and on Cruises.

Trained at Bird College where she won the Dancing Times Choreography Award and graduated with Distinction. Jodie enjoyed a diverse performing career across many genres including Musical Theatre, Cabaret and Contemporary Dance throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide on board luxury cruise liners.

Jodie is Director of Dance at The BRIT School where she teaches a range of techniques and writes, choreographs and directs performance work. She also choreographs for various corporate events, pantomimes and local theatre projects. Jodie holds BA (Hons.) from Christchurch Canterbury University, QTS and Fellowship status with the ISTD.

She was in the first cohort to benefit from The Dance UK Teacher mentoring programme and is an adjudicator member of The British and International Federation of Festivals.

Carol Vasko

Dip. L.C.D.D., L.I.S.T.D.(Ballet, Modern) A.I.S.T.D.(Tap)
Registered member RAD F.I.S.T.D. (Greek), Examiner ISTD

Carol trained at London College of Dance, graduating with an overall teaching grade of Distinction, and the winner of the Audrey MacBeath Award for Most Promising Teacher.

She spent two years teaching in Canada as Head of Ballet at a studio in Northwest Ontario. Since her return to the UK, Carol has worked as a freelance teacher, privileged to work in some of the most respected dance studios in Hampshire and Sussex.

Carol is qualified to teach Classical Ballet, Classical Greek, Modern, Tap & National, and is experienced in teaching Choreography, GCSE and A level Dance.

Carol is an active member of the Classical Greek Dance Faculty, she is the current Vice-Chairman; and is a representative on the Theatre Faculties Board of the ISTD.

Scout Hut

We mainly use the Scout Hut in Moat Road for all our Tap Classes, it is a great facility and we are also very pleased to be supporting the Scout Movement by utilising their building at quiet times.

There is not much parking at the Scout Hut and many parents find it easier to park at the nearby King’s Leisure Centre, there is a small area to change but it is recommended that the students come ready for their classes.

SCOUT HUT HQ
Moat Road
East Grinstead
RH19 3LN

Click Here for the 1st East Grinstead Scout Group website

Michelle Campbell

Michelle studied at The BRIT School for Performing Arts, then went on to further her training and Graduate from Bird College in 2009.

Michelle was part of the Bird Company and performed regularly at “Move It” at Kensington Olympia.

Theatre credits include “Who could ask for anything more” “Legends, Icons and Idols” “Noitamina” and “Sweet Charity”.

In 2011 Michelle joined the cast of “Shaun’s Big Show” (UK Tour). She also performed at the Amphitheatre in Oman for their international Dance Festival in 2013

Michelle has some great tips and advice for students who wish to pursue a career in Dance and Performing Arts

In 2016 Michelle gained a BA Hons in Performance Studies from City University, which is a great achievement and hopes that it will spur on many opportunities in her teaching career.

Michelle is very passionate about the ISTD examining boards and has recently completed her Licentiate in Tap and DDE in Modern Theatre. She plans to continue her way through her teacher exams and hopes to work her way up the ISTD ladder and to one day become a Tap and Modern examiner.

Michelle is thrilled to be a part of the Redhurst Schools of Dancing team and will give as much as she can to ensure that the students in their training and have fun

New Website

Finally we are able to launch the new Redhurst Schools of Dancing website, it is not finished yet however, the new design will give us more functionality and hopefull make things easier to find! We hope that you will like it.

All England Dance Festival

All England 2015

Regional Finals

Sophia Ally
2nd for Greek Solo with distinction & special commendation also received a distinction in her Modern Solo

Erin Dallas
1st with distinction & special commendation for Greek Solo

Paige Simpson & Sophia Ally
1st for Greek Duet with distinction & special commendation

Senior Classical Greek
1st with distinction & special commendation

Senior Troupe
1st with distinction & special commendation

Finals

Erin Dallas
2nd with her Greek Solo