Congratulations to Miss Heather who is now a fully qualified PBT Teacher. Miss Heather loves learning new things and going on courses to keep up to date. Over the weekend Miss Heather attended a PBT course and was very successful! Well done Miss Heather!
Fantastic weekend at Destination Dance Competition. First time competing the small lyrical group (Bird Set Free), the Standard Acro group (Cops and Robbers) and the Lyrical Trio also first time competing her new solo for Lottie and first time for James and April’s duet!! Well done to Betsy, Abbie, Tiphaine and Millie as this was also your first ever dance competition and you were fantastic ⭐️👏🏼👏🏼
Jemima - 2nd Place (Tap)
Abbie - Platinum (Contemporary)
Abbie - Gold (Jazz)
Arabella - 4th Place (Tap)
Lottie - 2nd Place (Acro)
James & April - 1st Place
Lulu - Gold Awards (Jazz & Lyrical)
Maria - Platinum (Jazz)
Maria & Lulu - Gold (Jazz Duet)
Darcey - Gold Awards (Ballet, Tap & Jazz)
April - 3rd Place (Ballet)
Cops & Robbers - 1st Place & Platinum Award (Acro Group)
Birds Set Free - Gold (Lyrical Group)
Tiphaine, Camille & Olivia - Gold (Lyrical Trio)
Camille - Gold Awards (Jazz & Lyrical)
It was a busy weekend for HDC as well as attending Destination Dance our two group dances also competed in the So You Want To Dance’s first ever Group Challenge. And we had huge success - FIRST place for Birds Set Free in the Junior Classical/Lyrical Section and joint FIRST in the Junior Cabaret Section for Cops & Robbers - WHAT A WEEKEND! Well done everyone! Especially as this was only the second time these dances have been performed!
The girls were also excited by one of the Judges at this competition - Khyrese Heron, who was the winner of BBC’s Taking the Next Step and then appeared in the BBC’s Next Step as Cooper. Here he is presenting the award for Birds Set Free to Darcey!
Great day at the Stars of the Future Competition last Sunday. First time with some new solos and a new duet. The HDC Competition Team danced really well, and some were against children much older them! Well done everyone - very proud of you all!
The results were:
Lulu & Maria Jazz Duet: 2nd Place
Lulu Jazz: 3rd Place
Arabella Tap: 1st Place
Arabella & Symphony Tap Duet: 1st Place
Jemima Tap: 3rd Place
Lottie Acro: 1st Place
April Ballet: 3rd Place
HDC will be taking part in the Sandwich Christmas Light’s Parade again this year. This year the parade is on Saturday 1st December. There are lantern making workshops on the 3rd, 10th & 17th November at St Mary’s Arts Centre, Sandwich.
It is a great opportunity for HDC dancers to show off some of their skills and celebrate their dancing while getting into the Christmas spirit!
Next year’s HDC Showcase is booked for Saturday 29th June at the Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury. Save the date!