A lovely little post to close the year with positivity here are some stories of achievements from some students of Danzfusion this year.
Mia Hope 12 and Tamera christie-Beddington 10 found a friendship through the Danzfusion as they were paired up as duo partners in 2016. With hours of practice both in class at in their spare time this paid off as they racked up a number of trophy’s at various competitions over 2017, including achieving two 1st place and a 3rd place at competitions across eastanglia which securing them a place at the UDO world championships and nationals.
Tamera has also had some amazing solo achievements too where she has earned 1st place at 3 competitions. I’m really looking forward to seeing what 2018 bring for the girls as it’s beautiful to see not only their dance talent grow but a beautiful friendship blossom too.
Next I would like to congratulate Maisie Watson who has been a part of Danzfusion for 10 years. She is on the completion team as well as additional weekly classes and also helps with one of the younger groups. She has just gained a place at Addict Dance Academy based in Leicester for September 2018. This is a BTEC extended diploma is performing arts and dance that works in partnership with Loughborough College. It is a full time course following from her GCSE’s as full time further education that consists of Jazz, Ballet, Commercial, Tap, musical theatre,choreography and business studies. I wish Maisie all the best when she begins this new exciting chapter and have no doubt she will go far pursuing her passion for dance.
Next we have Poppy Bevan, a younger member of Danzfusion who is part of #fuse competition team. Poppy took part in the 1st William Law’s Got Talent at her primary school. She adapted a dance Jenna had choreographed in class and came 3rd out of over 300 entrants. Poppy loves to dance and was extremely happy with her achievement.
Moving onto Nicola Gregory, another long term student and member of LLD competition team. Nicola Was recently awarded an Outstanding achievement in performing arts for year 11 in 2017. She achieved full marks and 2 A* for her GCSE dance and drama. Nicola is such a hard working, focused mature young woman who I know is going to succeed in whatever she puts her mind to. Over the years her dancing ability and passion has improved tremendously and is beautiful to see reflected in moments like these. Congratulations and keep up the incredible work.
A little different for this next student Leah Bennett who entered a competition from a post I forwarded on earlier in the year to become the face of Ratchet clothing for 2018. From hundreds of applicants Leah made it through to final rounds where she recently travelled to the head offices in Nottingham for a photo shoot. She had a great day and we can’t wait to hear how she gets on when revealed in the New year. Good luck Leah!