All England Dance Finals 2007

45 company pupils spent a week at the Peacock Theatre in London’s West End
during July 2007 competing against the nation’s top dancing schools, having
qualified 27 numbers through to the finals of the All England National Dance
Competition. To compete at national finals is a culmination of a two year qualifying process across the country where entrants have to receive a mark of 84 and above at their local dance festivals to qualify for Regional Finals. Those gaining an honours mark at Regional level are then invited to continue to the prestigious National Finals event in London.  J.A.C.A.D achieved the following placements:

Stephanie Billers (16) achieved 3rd place in Young Dancer of the Year.  This particular part of the competition was only open to those pupils who qualified both their classical and modern solos through to the National Finals.  Those pupils eligible had to then be judged in a preliminary round at Finals and Stephanie, along with 5 other competitors made it through to the final round and performed at the Gala.  To achieve a placing at this level was incredible for Stephanie, and for J.A.C.A.D, and she received a prize of £300 towards further training.

1st places were awarded to

Senior Tap Group –  21yrs and under

Modern Quartet – Faye Newton (17), Annie Wright (17), Zoe Jobson (16) and Alison
Barlow (16)

Song and Dance Quartet – Ashleigh Warren (11), Jane Hibbs (13), Georgina Ross (13)
Grace Newton (15)

Intermediate Modern Group – 12 yrs and under

Intermediate Duet – 12 yrs and under – Hannah McCombie (11), Ashleigh Warren (11)

2nd places were awarded to

Senior B Modern Group – 21yrs and under

Senior B Modern Duet  – Stephanie Billers (16) and Annie Wright (17)

Modern Solo Stephanie Billers (16)

Intermediate Modern Group – 12 yrs and under

3rd places were awarded to

Junior Modern Duet Timilehin Afolami (9) and Katie Barker (9)

Modern Solo Alison Barlow (16)

Senior Ballet Trio Alison Barlow (16), Stephanie Billers (16), Annie Wright (17)

Senior Tap Quartet Alison Barlow (16), Stephanie Billers (16), Annie Wright (17) Faye
Newton (17)

Senior Song and Dance Group – 21 years and under

Special Commendations were awarded to

Senior Modern Duet Daisy Oldland (15) Grace Newton (15)

Intermediate Modern Quartet Hannah McCombie (10) Ashleigh Warren (10) Libby O’Connor (11) Katie Barker (9)

Junior Ballet Duet – Miranda Trevithick (8) Harriet Crawford (9)


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