All England Dance Finals 2009

Having qualified 36 numbers through to the finals of the 2009 All England National Dance Competition, the company pupils ranging from age 9yrs to 18 yrs spent a week at the Peacock Theatre in London’s West End during July 2009 competing against the nation’s top dancing schools winning a total of 67 gold, 28 silver and 40 bronze medals.  To compete at national finals is a culmination of a two year qualifying process across the country where entrants had 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.  The Southern Regional Finals event was held in Fareham and a total of 45 J.A.C.A.D. Company pupils and their parents spent a week travelling back and forth to Fareham to compete the 69 dances that had qualified.  The school achieved great success in a fantastic competition with the 36 dances which qualified for London finals consisting of 10 group numbers, 6 quartets, 2 trios, 4 Duets and 14 solos across dance genres including ballet, modern, tap and song & dance.

The standard at the National Finals was excellent, not only the experience for those competing at such a high level, but also for those who came to watch.  J.A.C.A.D. achieved the following placements:

1st places were awarded to

Under 21 Ballet Group – Romantic Serenade

Under 21 Tap Group – A Touch of Pink

Under 21 Modern Ballet Group – Capone

Under 15 Modern Group – Dancin Flame

Under 21 Song and Dance Quartet – Zoe Jobson, Alison Barlow, Charlotte Tait and Daisy Oldland

Under 12 Song and Dance Quartet – Harriet Crawford, Amy Woollard, Bella Kirkpatrick, Miranda Trevithick

Under 12 Modern Quartet – Harriet Crawford, Amy Woollard, Miranda Trevithick, Elizabeth Arcari

Under 21 Modern Duet – Zoe Jobson, Alison Barlow

Alison Barlow (18 yrs) – Solo Modern

Charlotte King (13 yrs) – Solo Song and Dance

Timilehin Afolami (10 yrs) – Solo Song and Dance

2nd places were awarded to

Under 21 Modern Group – Hip Hip Chin Chin

Under 12 Modern Group – Pinball Cha Cha

Under 12 Song and Dance Trio – Timilehin Afolami, Katie Barker, Ashleigh Warren
Under 21 Song and Dance duet – Charlotte Tait, Daisy Oldland

Zoe Jobson (18 yrs) – Modern Solo

3rd places were awarded to

Under 15 Tap Group – Puttin on the ritz

Under 15 Modern Group – Do not pass me by

Under 12 Ballet Duet – Harriet Crawford & Miranda Trevithick

Under 12 Modern Duet – Katie Barker & Timilehin Afolami

Katie Barker (12 yrs) Solo Modern

Special Commendations were awarded to

Under 12 Tap Group – Transylvania Mania

Miranda Trevithick (11 yrs)– Ballet Solo

Daisy Oldland (17 yrs)– Modern Solo

   

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