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Expressions Achievements

Here at Expressions we are extremely proud of what our talented students achieve through out the year. Please see some of our achievements to date…

2019

ALL ENGLAND REGIONAL FINALS

 

Lots of our students performed at the All England Regional Finals. Everyone received a Distinction or a Distinction with Special Commendation. An extra special well done goes to Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson who were awarded 2nd Place with their Ballet Duet. That really is a fantastic acheivement. Well done to everyone who performed.

 

GRAVESHAM FESTIVAL

 

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 2nd Place Ballet Duet and 2nd Place Tap Duet

 

JANET CRAM

 

We had a lovely afternoon at the ISTD Janet Cram Awards watching our students perform. Results as follows... Darcey, Amelie and Grace were awarded a commendation in the Senior section, Dora and Chase have been awarded a place in the Finals being held in London and Chase was also awarded the class prize for today which was very well deserved! Well done girls, you have all worked really hard.

 

 CHELMSFORD FESTIVAL

 

Holly Sellers- 1st Place Character Solo, 2nd Place Modern Solo and 1st Place Ballet Solo.

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 3rd Place Modern Duet and 3rd Place Tap Duet

Gabriella Wilson- 3rd Place Ballet Solo and 2nd Place Modern Solo

Hollie Hunter and Chase Clark- 2nd Place Modern Duet

Matilda Ratcliff- 3rd Place Modern Solo

Felicity Wilson- 2nd Place Ballet Solo

Felicity Wilson and Olivia Surtees- 3rd Place Ballet Duet

Jack Cooper and Poppy Dawson- 1st Place Lyrical Duet

I Like To Move It- 2nd Place 

Brand New Day- 1st Place with a massive 90 marks and won the 'Group Trophy'

GRADUATES 2019

This year we have two graduates, Poppy Dawson and Megan Ewing. Poppy has been extremely successful auditioning for full time Performing Arts Colleges. She has been offered places at Tiffany Theatre College, Masters Performing Arts College, Wilkes, Urdang and Performers.  Poppy has decided to continue her training at Performers and  we wish her much success.

Megan will be leaving us to start full time employment! We know she is hoping to start her career in London and we wish her all the very best during this next exciting phase. We are very proud to have had you both train with us for many years and we will be sorry to see you go. However we know the time is right for you both to spread your wings and let the wonderful opportunities roll in!

PLATINUM DANCE FESTIVAL

Isabelle Soars- 1st Place Ballet Solo, 1st Place Tap Solo and Winner of the 'Highest Scoring Soloist' in her age group

Holly Sellers- 1st place ballet Solo, 1st Place Modern Solo and Winner of the 'Highest Scoring Soloist' in her age group

Isobel Wood- 1st Place Tap Solo, 1st Place Song and Dance Solo, 3rd Place Modern Solo and Winner of 'Highest Scoring Song and Dance'

Lacey-Belle Fleetwood- 1st Place Tap Solo

Emily Tillbrook- 1st Place Ballet Solo and 3rd Place Lyrical Solo

Darcey Bennett- 2nd Place Modern Solo

Charlie Devlin James and Darcey Bennett- 2nd Place Modern Duet

 

ISTD SENIOR BALLET AWARDS

We had a fantastic day at this years Senior Ballet Awards with Chase, Amelie, Grace, Emily, Isobel and Chloe. An extra special well done to all our Grade 5's Chase, Amelie and Grace who made the Final and to Emily for making the Grade 3 Final. Well done girls. 

STANDOUT DANCE COMPETITION

Isabelle Soars- 1st Place Tap Solo

Holly Sellers- 1st Place Modern, Ballet and Character Solos

Felicity Wilson- 2nd Place Modern and Ballet Solos

Brand New Day- 1st Place and Highest Scoring Troupe.

I Like To Move It- 1st Place

Poppy Dawson- 1st Place Lyrical, Modern and Contemporary Solos and Winner of Highest Scoring Soloist in her age group.

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 1st Place Ballet Duet, 1st Place Tap Duet and 2nd Place Modern Duet.

Darcey Bennett- 1st Place Lyrical Solo and Winner of Highest Scoring Soloist in her age group

Grace Ewing- 3rd Place Modern Solo

Amelia Fielden and Elsie Arnold- 3rd Place Ballet Duet

Grace Ewing and Megan Ewing- 1st Place Modern Duet

Poppy Dawson and Jack Cooper- 1st Place Modern Duet and Winner of HIghest Scoring Duet in their age group.

Lili Watkins- 2nd Place Song and Dance

 

ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS DANCE FESTIVAL

Ruby Peermamode and Ruby Le Marie- 2nd Place Ballet Duet

Amelia Fielden and Elsie Arnold- 1st Place Ballet Duet

Matilda Ratcliff- 2nd Place Tap Solo and 4th Place Ballet Solo

Lili Watkins- 1st Place Musical Theatre Solo

Lacey-Belle Fleetwood- 2nd Place Tap Solo

Amelie Adams- 4th Place Lyrical Solo

Holly Sellers- 2nd Place Character Solo, 3rd Place Modern Solo and 1st Place Ballet Solo. Holly was also the winner of the 'Most Promising Junior'

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 4th Place Modern Duet and 3rd Place Tap Duet

Ivy Morgan-Hobbs and Cali Gall- 2nd Place Tap Duet

Amelie Adams and Grace Stone- 4th Place Modern Duet

Isabelle Soars- 4th Place Tap Solo

 

 

ANIMATED FILM

Huge well done to Dora Yolland who is currently recording for a new animated movie. Very exciting indeed! Watch this space for more news!

BTDA FESTIVAL

Ruby Peermamode and Ruby Le Marie- 1st Place Ballet Duet

Chase Clark and Hollie Hunter- 1st Place Modern Duet

Charlie Devlin-James- 1st Place Lyrical Solo

Tilly Harris- 2nd Place Lyrical Solo

Holly Sellers- 1st Place Ballet and Modern Solo and 2nd Place Character Solo

Gabriella Lee- 3rd Place Modern Solo

Matilda Ratcliff- 1st Place Ballet Solo

 

PERFORMERS FESTIVAL

Ruby Peermamode and Ruby Le Marie- 1st Place Ballet Duet

Holly Sellers- 1st Ballet Solo

Charlie Devlin-James- 1st Place Lyrical Solo

Lili Watkins- 2nd Place Song and Dance Solo

Holly Sellers and Ruby Dolly-Crombie- 1st Place Character Duet

Rumer Bowyer- 3rd Place Song and Dance Solo

 

SO YOU WANT TO DANCE

Expressions Theatre Arts- Overall winners of SYWTD 2018

Survivor Senior Group- 1st Place

A Brand New Day Middle Group- 1st Place and Judges Choice Award

I Like To Move it Junior Group- 1st Place

Matilda Ratcliff- 3rd Place Cabaret Solo and 4th Place Clasical Solo

Gabriella Wilson- 4th Place Cabaret Solo

Holly Sellers- 1st and 4th Palce Classical Solos

Emily Tillbrook- 1st and 2nd Place Classical Solos

Ella Fowler- 4th Place Classical Solo

Felicity Wilson- 3rd Place Classical Solo

Lili Watkins- 1st Place Cabaret Solo

Isobel Wood- 4th and 2nd Place Cabaret Solos

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 4th Place Junior Duet

Darcey Bennett- 4th Place Classical Solo

Charlie Devlin-James- 4th and 3rd Place Classical Solo and 3rd Place Cabaret Solo and Winner of The Brighton Academy Scholarship

Poppy Dawson- 2nd Place Classical Solo and 1st Place Cabaret Solo and Winner of The Centre PAC Scholarship and Judges Choice Award

Grace Ewing- 3rd Place Cabaret Solo

Hollie Hunter and Chase Clark- 1st Place Inter Duet

Charlie Devlin-Jame and Darcey Bennett- 2nd Place Inter Duet

Amelie Adams and Grace Stone- 3rd and 4th Place Inter Duets

Amelie Adams- 2nd Place Classical Solo

Chase Clark- 1st Place Classical Solo

Poppy Dawson and Jack Cooper- 1st Place Senior Duet

Megan and Grace Ewing- 3rd Place Senior Duet

Jack Cooper- Winner of The Brighton Academy Scholarship

 

MOVE IT SHAKE IT

I Like To Move it Junior Group- 1st Place

Rhiannon Squirrell- 2nd Place Modern Solo

Thomas Bolton- 3rd Place Tap Solo

Thomas Bolton and Isobel Wood- 1st Place Modern Duet

Cali Gall and Ivy Morgan-Hobbs- 1st Place Tap Duet

Amelia Fielden and Elsie Arnold- 2nd Place Ballet Duet

Lili Watkins-Adjudicators Award

ORPINGTON FESTIVAL

Isobel Wood-3rd Place Tap Solo

Chloe Glover-3rd Place Lyrical Solo

Holly Sellers-3rd Place Character Solo

BASILDON FESTIVAL

Holly Sellers- 3rd Place Modern Solo, 2nd Place Character Solo and 2nd Place Ballet Solo.

Charlie Devlin-James and Darcey Bennett-2nd Place Modern Duet

Chase Clark and Hollie Hunter-3rd Place Modern Duet

Poppy Dawson-2nd Place Modern Solo and 2nd Place Lyrical Solo

Emily Tillbrook-3rd Place Lyrical Solo

Ruby Wilkinson- 1st Place Tap Solo

Gabriella Wilson- 3rd Place Modern Solo

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 1st Place Ballet Duet, 1st Place Tap Duet and 2nd Place Modern Duet

Darcey Bennett- 2nd Place Modern Solo

Cali Gall- 1st Place Modern Solo

Hollie Hunter- 3rd Place Modern Solo

Tilly Harris- 3rd Place Modern Solo

Charlie Devlin-James- 3rd Place Modern Solo

Ivy Morgan Hobbs and Cali Gall- 2nd Place Tap Duet

Poppy Dawson and Martha Smith- 1st Place Lyrical Duet

Amelia Fielden and Elsie Arnold- 1st Place Classical Duet

Ruby Peermamode and Ruby Le Marie- 2nd Place Ballet Duet

Lacey-Belle Fleetwood- 1st Place Tap Solo

Holly Sellers and Ruby Dolly-Crombie- 2nd Place Character Duet

 

ISTD BALLET AWARDS

We had a wonderful day at the ISTD Junior Ballet Awards. A special mention goes to Holly Sellers and Olivia Pieper who made the Grade 1 Final.

SUFFOLK FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 1st Place Modern Duet

Hollie Hunter and Chase Clark- 1st Place Modern Duet

Holly Sellers and Ruby Dolly Crombie- 2nd Place Character Duet

Cali Gall and Ivy Morgan-Hobbs- 3rd Place Tap Duet

Chase Clark- 1st Place Lyrical Solo and Winner of the Lyrical Trophy

Charlie Devlin-James- 2nd Place Lyrical Solo

Amelie Adams- 3rd Place Lyrical Solo

Holly Sellers- 2nd Place Character Solo

 

Holly Sellers- 3rd Place Character Solo

Isabelle Soars- 3rd Place Ballet Solo

Ruby Wilkinson- 3rd Place Tap Solo

Felicity Wilson- 3rd Place Modern Solo

CHELMSFORD BALLET COMPANY

Great news for our budding ballerina's Chloe Glover, Ella Fowler, Emily Tillbrook and Isobel Wood who have all been accepted into the Chelmsford Ballet Company.  The girls will attend company class once a month and have the opportunity to audition for up and coming ballet's. 

PERFORMERS COLLEGE ELITE TRAINING PROGRAM

Congratulations to Poppy Dawson, Jack Cooper, Reece Emery, Darcey Bennett, Charlie Devlin-James, Dora Yolland and Chase Clark who have successfully auditioned for the Performers Elite Training Program held on Sundays. What a fantastic opportunity for you all. Enjoy every minute.

 

COLCHESTER ROTARY CLUB FESTIVAL

Poppy Dawson and Freya Tidy- 1st Place Modern Duet and Winners of the 'Senior Modern Duet Trophy'

Poppy Dawson and Martha Smith- 2nd Place Modern Duet

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 1st Place Ballet Duet, 1st Place Tap Duet and Winners of the 'Junior Tap Duet Trophy'

Cali Gall and Ivy Morgan-Hobbs- 2nd Place Tap Duet

Grace Stone and Amelie Adams- 1st Place Ballet Duet and 2nd Place Modern Duet

Felicity Wilson and Hannah Wade- 2nd Place Ballet Duet

Holly Sellers- 1st Place Ballet Solo and 2nd Place Character Solo

Isabelle Soars- 2nd Place Ballet Solo

Thomas Bolton- 1st Place Street Solo, 2nd Place Tap Solo and Winner of the 'Street Trophy and Personality Award'

Grace Adams- 3rd Place Tap Solo

Poppy Dawson- 1st Place Modern Solo

Darcey Bennett- 4th Place Modern Solo

Holly Sellers and Ruby Dolly Crombie- 1st Place Character Duet and Winners of the 'Junior Character Duet Trophy'

Chloe Glover- 3rd Place Character Solo

Freya Tidy- 2nd Place Contemporary Solo

Amelie Adams- 1st Place Lyrical Solo and Winner of the 'Junior Modern Trophy'

Isobel Wood- 3rd Place Modern Solo

Gabriella Lee- 3rd Place Tap Solo

PANTO SUCCESS 

Congratulations to Gabriella Lee and Dora Yolland who will be performing in panto this Christmas. Gabriella will be dancing in Snow White at The Towngate Theatre and Dora  will be performing at The Thameside Theatre in Aladdin. We're very proud of you both and know that you will have the best time.

GRAVESHAM PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL

Isabelle Soars- 4th Place Ballet Solo

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 2nd Place Tap Duet

Felicity Wilson- 1st Place Modern Solo

Emily Tillbrook- 3rd Place Ballet Solo

ISTD JANET CRAM FINALS

Congratulations to Megan Walden and Freya Tidy for competing in the Premier section of the Janet Cram Finals. We are thrilled to say that Freya was awarded a 'Commendation' and Megan won the 'Performance Award'. We are very proud of you both. This will be Freya and Megans last competition with Expressions and we wish them all the very best when they leave us in July to go to dance college. 

THE BRITISH ARTS AWARDS NATIONAL FINAL

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 1st Place Junior Medal Classical Duet 

Felicity Wilson- 1st Place Baby Modern Solo 

Felicity Wilson and Hannah Wade- 2nd Place Baby Classical Duet

Tilly Harris- 2nd Place Senior Novice Modern Solo

Darcey Bennett- 1st Place Intermediate Medal Modern Solo

Chase Clark- 3rd Place Intermediate Medal Modern Solo

Amelie Adams and Grace Stone- 1st Place Intermediate Medal Modern Duet and 2nd Place Intermediate Medal Ballet Duet

Ivy Morgan Hobbs and Cali Gall- 3rd Place Junior Novice Tap Duet

Holly Sellers and Ruby Dolly Crombie- 3rd Place Junior Novice Character Duet

Poppy Dawson- 1st Place Senior Medal Modern Solo and 3rd Place Senior Medal Lyrical Solo

Freya Tidy- 2nd Place Senior Medal Modern Solo and 2nd Place Senior Medal Lyrical Solo

Megan Walden- 2nd Place Medal Tap Solo 

Freya Tidy and Poppy Dawson- 2nd Place Senior Medal Modern Duet

Hollie Hunter and Chase Clark- 2nd Place Senior Medal Modern Duet

Freya Tidy and Megan Ewing- 3rd Place Advanced Modern Duet

CHELMSFORD PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL

Holly Sellers- 1st Place Character Solo

Chloe Glover- 3rd Place Song and Dance Solo and 2nd Place Character Solo

Amelie Adams- 3rd Place Lyrical Solo

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 2nd Place Classical Duet 

Rhiannon Squirrell- 3rd Place Contemporary Solo

Charlie Devlin-James- 3rd Place Lyrical Solo

Amelie Adams and Grace Stone- 1st Place Modern Duet

Emily Tillbrook- 3rd Place Ballet Solo

Grace Ewing and Megan Ewing- 3rd Place Modern Duet

COLCHESTER PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL

Thomas Bolton- 1st Place Tap Solo and 2nd Place Street Solo

Chase Clark- 1st Place Modern Solo

Holly Sellers- 1st Place Character Solo

Chloe Glover- 1st Place Character Solo

Ivy Morgan Hobbs and Cali Gall- 3rd Place Tap Duet

Poppy Dawson- 1st Place Modern Solo and 1st Place Lyrical Solo, Winner of the 'Inter Modern and Lyrical Trophies', 'Highest Overall Scoring Modern and Lyrical', 'Highest Solo of the Competition' and 'Highest Overall Score of the Competition'.

Freya Tidy and Megan Ewing- 1st Place Modern Duet, Winners of the 'Senior Duet Trophy' and 'Overall Highest Scoring Duet'

Freya Tidy and Poppy Dawson- 1st Place Modern Duet and Winners of the 'Inter Duet Trophy'

Amelie Adams and Grace Stone- 3rd Place Modern Duet

Amelie Adams- 3rd Place Lyrical Solo

Freya Tidy- Winner of 'The Adjudicators Choice Trophy'

ISTD JANET CRAM AWARDS

We had a wonderful day at the Benfleet heats of the ISTD Janet Cram Awards. Darcey Bennett was awarded a Commendation in the Senior Class and Megan Walden and Freya Tidy have been offered places at the London Final in the Premier Class being held 3rd June 2018. Megan was also awarded the Premier Class Prize. A huge well done all round.

ROCKETTES SUMMER INTENSIVE AND TEENSTAR UK

Congratulations to Poppy Dawson who has successfully auditioned and been offered a place at the Rockettes Summer Intensive at the beginning of July in NYC. What a wonderful opportunity. Poppy has also made it to the Area Finals of Teenstar being held on 20th May 2018. We wish you the very best of luck. 

EASTENDERS

Congratulations to Poppy Dawson, Darcey Bennett and Reece Emery who will be filming with Eastenders at the end of April.

DANCE PERCEPTION

Poppy Dawson- 1st Place Modern Solo, 3rd Place Tap Solo, 2nd Place Lyrical Solo, 2nd Place Contemporary Solo, 4th and 2nd Place Highest Scoring Senior Soloist Overall.

Megan Walden- 2nd Place Modern Solo, 1st Place tap Solo and 8th and 4th Place Highest Scoring Senior Soloist Overall.

Freya Tidy- 3rd Place Modern Solo, 2nd Place Street Solo, 1st Place Lyrical Solo, 1st Place Contemporary Solo, 9th, 7th, 3rd and 1st Place Highest Scoring Senior Soloist Overall. Winner of 'Miss Dance Perception'.

Holly Sellers- 1st Place Ballet Solo and 9th Highest Scoring Mini Soloist Overall.

Isabelle Soars- 2nd Place Ballet Solo, 3rd Place Modern Solo, 10th and 7th Place Highest Scoring Mini Soloist Overall.

Thomas Bolton- 1st Place Character Solo, 2nd Place Street Solo and 3rd Place Ballet Solo.

Darcey Bennett- 1st Place Modern Solo, 1st Place Lyrical Solo, 1st Place Street Solo, 1st Place Contemporary Solo and 7th, 2nd and 1st Place Highest Scoring Junior Soloist Overall. Winner of 'Miss Junior Dance Perception' and inner of the 'Judges Choice Award'.

Megan Ewing and Freya Tidy- 1st Place Modern Duet and 1st Place Highest Scoring Duet Overall.

Freya Tidy and Poppy Dawson- 2nd Place Modern Duet and 3rd Place Highest Scoring Duet Overall.

Grace Ewing and Megan Ewing- 3rd Place Modern Duet and 5th Place Highest Scoring Duet Overall.

Isobel Wood- 1st Place Tap Solo, 3rd Place Modern Solo, 1st Place Song and Dance Solo and 5th Place Highest Scoring Junior Soloist Overall.

Ella Fowler- 2nd Place Ballet Solo.

Holly Sellers and Ruby Dolly Crombie- 1st Place Character Duet.

Ivy Morgan Hobbs and Cali Gall- 2nd Place Tap Duet.

Grace Ewing- 3rd Place Lyrical Solo.

Hannah Wade and Felicity Wilson- 1st Place Ballet Duet.

Rhiannon Squirrell- 3rd Place Contemporary Solo.

Isobel Wood and Thomas Bolton- 1st Place Modern Duet

Darcey Bennett and Charlie Devlin-James- 1st Place Modern Duet and 2nd Place Highest Scoring Duet Overall.

 

BRITISH ARTS AWARDS SEMI FINALS

Congratulations to all the students who made it to the British Arts Semi Finals. Below are the students who were awaded a 'Special Merit' and placed on the Finals selection list.

Isabelle Soars- Modern Solo 

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- Ballet Duet

Gabriella Lee- Modern Solo

Holly Sellers- Ballet Solo

Felicity Wilson- Modern Solo 

Felicity Wilson and Hannah Wade- Ballet Duet

Cali Gall and Ivy Morgan Hobbs- Tap Duet

Ruby Dolly Crombie and Holly Sellers-  Character Duet

Amelie Adams and Grace Stone- Ballet Duet and Modern Duet

Darcey Bennett- Lyrical Solo and Modern Solo

Chase Clark- Modern Solo

Freya Tidy and Megan Ewing- Modern Duet

Isobel Wood- Tap Solo

Tilly Harris- Modern Solo

Chase Clark and Hollie Hunter- Lyrical Duet

Megan Walden- Tap Solo

Freya Tidy- Modern and Lyrical Solo

Freya Tidy and Poppy Dawson- Modern Duet

Poppy Dawson- Modern and Lyrical Solo

Charlie Devlin James- Moden Solo

 

ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS DANCE FESTIVAL

Freya Tidy- 2nd Place Modern Solo, 1st Place Lyrical Solo and 3rd Place Contemporary Solo. Winner of the 'Highest Scoring Lyrical Cup' and Winner of the 'Strength and Grace Cup'.

Megan Ewing and Freya Tidy- 1st Place Modern Duet. Winners of 'Highest Scoring Stage Duet 21 and Under'.

Megan Walden- 3rd Place Tap Solo and 4th Place Modern Solo

Chase Clark- 3rd Place Modern Solo

Isabelle Soars- 2nd Place Ballet Solo

Grace Stone and Amelie Adams- 1st Place Modern Duet and 3rd Place Ballet Duet. Winners of the 'Highest Scoring Stage Duet 14 and Under'.

Gabriella Wilson- 4th Place Modern Solo

Ruby Dolly Crombie and Holly Sellers- 3rd Place Character Duet

 

HOME COUNTIES FESTIVAL

Megan Ewing and Freya Tidy- 1st Place Modern Duet

Isabelle Soars- 2nd Place Ballet Solo

Freya Tidy- 1st Place Modern Solo and 2nd Place Lyrical Solo

Charlie Devlin-James- 4th Place Lyrical Solo

Felicity Wilson- 4th Place Modern Solo

Hollie Hunter- 4th Place Modern Solo

Amelie Adams- 1st Place Lyrical Solo

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 2nd Place Ballet Duet

Felicity Wilson and Hannah Wade- 4th Place Ballet Duet

Thomas Bolton- 3rd Place Character Solo

Charlie Devlin-James and Darcey Bennett- 1st Place Modern Duet

Hollie Hunter and Chase Clark- 2nd Place Modern Duet

 

2017

SO YOU WANT TO DANCE

Gabriella Lee- 1st Place Tap Solo and 3rd Place Modern Solo

Freya Tidy- 2nd Place Classical Solo, 1st Place Modern Solo, Award for 'Best Girl' and a scholorship for Summer School at The Brighton Academy

Poppy Dawson- 1st and 2nd Place in the Classical Solos, 1st Place Modern Solo, 2nd Place Tap Solo and a scholorship for Summer School at The Brighton Academy

Charlie Devlin James- 2nd Place Lyrical Solo and 2nd Place Modern Solo

Darcey Bennett- 3rd Place Contemporary Solo and 4th Place Modern Solo

Charlie Devlin James and Darcey Bennett- 3rd Place Modern Duet

Chloe Glover and Grace Adams- 4th Place Modern Duet

Amelie Adams and Grace Stone- 4th Place Modern Duet

Freya Tidy and Megan Ewing- 1st Place Modern Duet

Emily Tillbrook- 3rd Place Lyrical Solo and 4th Place Ballet Solo

Isobel Wood- 4th Place Song and Dance

Chloe Glover- 3rd Place Character Solo

Chase Clark- 1st Place Modern Solo and Winner of 'The Most Outstanding Junior' Award

Expressions Theatre Arts- 2nd Place winners overall

 

MOVE IT SHAKE IT
 

Megan Walden- 1st Place Modern Solo

Freya Tidy- 1st Place Contemporary/Lyrical and Solo 3rd Place Modern Solo

Poppy Dawson- 2nd Place Contemporary/Lyrical Solo

Rhiannon Squirrell  1st Place Contemporary Solo

Grace Adams- 1st Place Open Solo

Isobel Wood- 2nd Place Open Solo

Thomas Bolton- 3rd Place Open Solo

Isobel Wood and Thomas Bolton- 1st Place Modern Duet

Chloe Glover and Grace Adams- 2nd Place Modern Duet

Amelie Adams and Grace Stone- 1st Place Modern Duet

Charlie Devlin James and Darcey Bennett- 3rd Place Modern Duet

Ivy Morgan Hobbs and Cali Gall- 2nd Place Tap Duet

 

ISTD JUNIOR BALLET AWARDS

Congratulations to our 6 dancers who danced so beautifully in the Grade 1 Awards.

An extra special mention goes to...

Isabelle Soars- 2nd Place

Nimeesha Abraham- 3rd Place and the Musicality Award

Gabriella Wilson- Finalist

Hope Hall- Finalist

Ruby Wilkinson- Finalist

 

BASILDON AND CANVEY DANCE FESTIVAL

Poppy Dawson- 2nd Place Modern Solo, 2nd Place Contemporary Solo and 2nd Place Lyrical Solo

Charlie Devlin-James- 4th Place Modern Solo

Charlie Devlin-James and Darcey Bennett- 1st Place Modern Duet and Winner of the 'Highest Duet' Trophy

Darcey Bennett- 1st Place Modern Solo, 1st Place Lyrical Solo and Winner of the 'Most Outstanding Medalist' Trophy

Gabriella Wilson- 1st Place Ballet Solo and 1st Place Modern Solo

Holly Sellers- 2nd Place Ballet Solo

Ella Fowler- 1st Place Ballet Solo

Isobel Wood- 3rd Place Modern Solo

Isabelle Soars- 2nd Place Modern Solo

Chase Clark- 2nd Place Modern Solo

Thomas Bolton- 3rd Place Character Solo

Chase Clark and Hollie Hunter- 3rd Place Lyrical Duet

Poppy Dawson and Martha Smith- 1st Place Lyrical Duet and Winner of the 'Highest Duet' Trophy

Grace Stone and Amelie Adams- 1st Place Ballet Duet

Gabriella Lee- 3rd Place Tap Solo and 1st Place Modern Solo

Felicity Wilson- 1st Place Modern Solo

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 1st Place Ballet Duet and 3rd Place Tap Duet

Ivy Morgan Hobbs and Cali Gall- 2nd Place Tap Duet

Felicity Wilson and Hannah Wade- 1st Place Ballet Duet

 

THE ORPINGTON FESTIVAL OF DANCE

Reece Emery- 3rd Place Contemporary Solo

Chase Clark- 3rd Place Modern Solo

Megan Walden- 3rd Place Modern Solo and 3rd Place Tap Solo

 

BECKENHAM DANCE FESTIVAL

Holly Sellers- 3rd Place Ballet Solo

Freya Tidy and Megan Ewing- 2nd Place Modern Duet

Freya Tidy and Poppy Dawson- 3rd Place Modern Duet

Isabelle Soars- 4th Place Modern Solo

Gabriella Wilson- 4th Place Ballet Solo

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 3rd Place Ballet Duet and 3rd Place Tap Duet

Ivy Morgan-Hobbs and Cali Gall- 2nd Place Tap Duet

Freya Tidy- 1st Place Modern Solo, 2nd Place Lyrical Solo,  2nd Place Contemporary Solo and Winner of the 'Most Entertaining' Trophy

Poppy Dawson- 4th Place Lyrical Solo, 3rd Place Tap and Modern Solo's and 1st Place Contemporary Solo

Reece Emery- 2nd Place Contemporary Solo

Chase Clark- 1st Place Modern Solo

Tilly Harris- 3rd Place Modern Solo

Charlie Devlin-James- 4th Place Modern Solo

 

STARZ UK ESSEX

Isabelle Soars- 2nd Place Ballet Solo, 2nd Place Modern Solo, 7th and 3rd Place Highest Scoring Mini Soloist

Gabriella Wilson- 2nd Place Lyrical Solo and 10th Place Highest Scoring Mini Soloist

Holly Sellers- 1st Place Ballet Solo and 2nd Place Highest Scoring Mini Soloist

Poppy Dawson- 1st Place Lyrical Solo, 2nd Place Modern Solo and 1st Place Highest Scoring Teen Soloist

Freya Tidy- 1st Place Lyrical Solo, 1st Place Contemporary Solo, 2nd Place Street Solo, 2nd Place Modern Solo, 1st and 4th Place Highest Scoring Senior Soloist and Judges Choice Award

Thomas Bolton- 1st Place Character Solo

Megan Walden- 1st Place Tap Solo, 1st Place Modern Solo and 2nd and 3rd Place Highest Scoring Senior Soloist

Estelle Knowles- 10th Place Highest Scoring Senior Soloist

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 1st Place Tap Duet

Ruby Dolly Crombie and Holly Sellers- 1st Place Character Duet

Martha Smith and Poppy Dawson- 2nd Place Lyrical Duet and 3rd Place Highest Teen/Senior Duet

Freya Tidy and Poppy Dawson- 2nd Place Modern Duet and 5th Place Highest Scoring Teen/Senior Duet

 

UK ELITE DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
 
Well done to Poppy Dawson who made the Semi Final with her Lyrical Solo. A great acheivement.

 

JOSEPH AND HIS AMAZING TECNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Good Luck to Darcey Bennett and Gabriella Lee who will be performing in Joseph at the Cliffs Pavilion the first week in September. Enjoy girls.

 

DISNEYLAND PARIS

Congratulations to all the cast who performed this Summer at Disneyland Paris. Disney were thrilled with your performance! What a fantastic opportunity for all those involved.

 

THE COLCHESTER ROTARY CLUB FESTIVAL

Isabelle Soars- 2nd Place Ballet Solo

Chase Clark and Hollie Hunter-  1st Place Lyrical Duet, 'Highest Scoring Junior Lyrical Duet Trophy' and an invitation to perform at the gala evening.

Freya Tidy- 2nd Place Lyrical Solo, 1st Place Modern Solo, 1st Place Street Solo and winner of the 'Street Trophy' with an invitation to perform at the gala evening.

Poppy Dawson- 3rd Place Lyrical Solo and 1st Place Contemporary Solo

Grace Adams- 3rd Place Tap Solo

Gabriella Lee- 3rd Place Tap Solo

Megan Ewing and Freya Tidy- 1st Place Modern Duet and an invitation to perform at the gala evening.

Martha Smith and Poppy Dawson- 2nd Place Lyrical Duet

Chloe Glover- 3rd Place Song and Dance Solo
 

Chase Clark- 3rd Place Modern Solo

 

ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL

Emily Tillbrook- Has been offered another year at the Junior Associates with The Royal Ballet School. They have also offered her more hours training. What a wonderful opportunity. Emily will also be performing at The White Lodge Summer Fair on June 17th.

 

STARZ TALENT SUMMER FESTIVAL 

Freya Tidy- 1st Place Lyrical Solo, 1st Place Street Solo and 2nd Place Modern Solo. 'Highest Lyrical Score Trophy' and 'One To Watch Trophy'

Poppy Dawson- 2nd Place Lyrical Solo, 2nd Place Modern Solo and 1st Place Contemporary Solo. 'Highest Contemporary Score Trophy'

Freya Tidy and Poppy Dawson- 1st Place Modern Duet and 'Highest Scoring Duet Trophy'

Chase Clark and Hollie Hunter- 3rd Place Lyrical Duet

Grace Adams- 2nd Place Modern Solo

Chase Clark- 2nd Place Contemporary Solo

Holly Sellers- 1st Place Ballet Solo

 

ALL ENGLAND REGIONAL FINALS

Congratulations to all the students who were successful and made it to the Regional Finals. You have achieved so much by making it this far. Below are the students who were awarded a Distinction with 'Special Commendation'.

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- Awarded a Distinction with Special Commendation for their Ballet Duet

Halo- Awarded a Distinction with Special Commendation for the Under 10 Modern Group 

Emily Tillbrook- Awarded a Distinction with Special Commendation for her Ballet Solo.

Poppy Dawson and Martha Smith- Awarded a Distinction with Special Commendation for their Lyrical Duet

Freya Tidy- Awarded a Distinction with Special Commendation for her Modern Solo.

Isabelle Soars- Awarded a Distinction with Special Commendation for her Modern Solo.

Rhythm of Life-  Awarded a Distinction with Special Commendation for the Under 14 Modern Group

 

MOVE IT SHAKE IT

Freya Tidy- 1st Place Lyrical Solo and 1st Place Modern Solo

Freya Tidy and Megan Ewing- 1st Place Modern Duet

Chase Clark and Hollie Hunter- 1st Place Lyrical Duet

Thomas Bolton- 3rd Place Open Solo

Oliver Newman- 1st Place Tap Solo

Megan Walden- 2nd Place Tap Solo

Amelie Adams and Grace Stone- 1st Place Ballet Duet

 

THE LION KING WEST END CAST

A massive congratulations to Rutendo Mushonga who opens in Disney's The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. This will be Rutendo's West End debut.

 

COLCHESTER PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL 

Gabriella Lee- 3rd Place Tap Solo

Grace Adams and Chloe Glover- 1st Place Lyrical Duet and 'Winners of the Lyrical Duet Trophy'

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 1st Place Ballet Duet and 'Winners of the Classical Duet Trophy'

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 2nd Place Tap Duet

Chase Clark and Hollie Hunter- 1st Place Lyrical Duet

Emily Tillbrook- 3rd Place Ballet Solo

Holly Sellers- 1st Place Ballet Solo

CHELMSFORD FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS

Freya Tidy- 1st Place Modern Solo, 1st Place Lyrical Solo and 'Winner of the Senior Modern Trophy'

Poppy Dawson- 2nd Place Modern Solo and 3rd Place Lyrical Solo

Isobel Wood- 3rd Place Song and Dance Solo

Darcey Bennett- 1st Place Contemporary Solo, 1st Place Lyrical Solo, 3rd Place Modern Solo and 'Winner of the Junior Lyrical and Contemporary Trophy'

Gabriella Lee- 2nd Place Tap Solo and 3rd Place Modern Solo

Isobel Wood- 2nd Place Tap Solo

Oliver Newman- 2nd Place Tap Solo

Megan Walden- 1st Place Tap Solo

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 3rd Place Ballet Duet 

 

JANET CRAM AWARDS

Congratulations to Darcey Bennett and Megan Walden who have made the Finals of the ISTD Janet Cram Awards held on June 18th. We wish them all the very best of luck in this prestigious competition.

 

TAKING THE NEXT STEP 

Great news for Freya Tidy and Poppy Dawson who have made the final 150 dancers for Taking The Next Step on CBBC. They had over 2000 entries so this really is such a great achievement. We wish you the very best of luck in the next round of your auditions. 

 

MOVE IT 

Well done Freya Tidy and Darcey Bennett who have both been chosen to perform at Move It this year. Freya has been selected for the Capezio and Move It Dance Championships and Darcey has been choses by Kimberly Wyatt to perform on stage with her and the Well Fit Dance Crew. So proud!

 

TEEN STAR UK

Congratulations to Freya Tidy, Poppy Dawson and Martha Smith for making it through to the second round of Teen Star UK. Good Luck with the next stage of auditions girls. 

 

STARZ TALENT WINTER FESTIVAL 

Holly Sellers- 1st Place Ballet Solo

Grace Adams- 1st Place Tap Solo

Freya Tidy- 1st Place Lyrical Solo, 2nd Place Modern Solo, Highest Score Teen Lyrical and Adjudicators Choice Award

Thomas Bolton- 2nd Place Character Solo and 3rd Place Ballet Solo

Poppy Dawson- 1st Place Tap Solo, 1st Place Contemporary Solo, 1st Place Modern Solo, Highest Score Teen Tap, Modern and Contemporary, Highest Scoring Teen Over Three Solos, Highest Overall Solo Score.

Poppy Dawson and Martha Smith- 1st Place Lyrical Duet, Highest Scoring Teen Duet and Highest Scoring Duet Overall

Chase Clark and Hollie Hunter- 2nd Place Lyrical Duet

Halo- 3rd Place Junior Troupe

Darcey Bennett- 3rd Place Contemporary Solo

Amelie Adams and Grace Stone- 2nd Place Ballet Duet

Amber Streamer- 1st Place Contemporary Solo

Freya Tidy and Megan Ewing- 1st Place Modern Duet and Highest Score Senior Duet

Rhythm of Life- 1st Place Teen Troupe

Revelations- 2nd Place Senior Troupe and Choreography Award

 

2016

EASTENDERS

Darcey Bennett is currently filming for Eastenders. We wish her the very best of luck. 

 

SKY SPORTS GAME CHANGERS WITH KIMBERLY WYATT

Well done to Darcey Bennett who successfully auditioned to be part of the Christmas Eve special with Kimberly Wyatt and dance with her 'Well Fit' Dance Crew.

 

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Congratulations to Darcey Bennett who has successfully auditioned for the UK Tour. Darcey is currently in rehearsals and opens in 2017. We wish you the very best of luck.

 

SO YOU WANT TO DANCE

Poppy Dawson- Joint 1st Place with both her Cabaret Solos, 1st Place with her Contemporary and 3rd Place with her Lyrical. Also winner of the 'Judges Choice Award' and Masters Scholarship.

Gabriella Wilson- 2nd Place Classical Solo

Holly Sellers- 3rd Place Classical Solo

Megan Ewing and Freya Tidy- 1st Place Senior Cabaret Duets

Ruby Gooderham- 1st Place Cabaret Solo
 
Darcey Bennett- 3rd Place Cabaret Solo, 3rd Place Classical Solo and 2nd Place Classical Solo.
 
Isobel Wood- 1st Place Cabaret Solo
 
Grace Adams- 2nd Place Cabaret Solo
 
Thomas Bolton- 1st Place Character Solo, 3rd Place Classical Solo and 3rd Place Cabaret Solo
 
Elise Prosser, Megan Walden and Estelle Knowles- 2nd Place Trio
 
Freya Tidy- 1st Place Cabaret Solo and awarded 'Best Girl' of the competition.
 
Amber Streamer- 2nd Place Cabaret Solo
 
Amelie Adams and Grace Stone- 2nd Place Classical Duet
 
Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 3rd Place Classical Duet
 
Poppy Dawson and Martha Smith- 1st Place Classical Duet
 
Chase Clark and Hollie Hunter- 2nd Place Classical Duet
 
Nicole Perry and Grace Ewing- 3rd Place Classical Duet
 
Isabelle Soars- 1st Place Cabaret Solo
 
Gabriella Lee- 3rd Place Cabaret Solo
 
Elise Prosser- 2nd Place 16+ Solos
 
Billy Elliot- 1st Place Junior Troupe
 
Halo- 2nd Place Junior Troupe
 
Revelations- 1st Place Senior Classical Troupe and winner of the 'Choreography Award'
 
Two Tribes- 1st Place Senior Cabaret Troupe
 
Rhythm of Life- 1st Place Inter Cabaret Troupe
 
 
DANCE PROMS 2016

Expressions were thrilled once again to be part of this years spectacular event with our dance Revelations. A wonderful experience was had by all. Thank you Dance Proms.

BASILDON FESTIVAL

Freya Tidy- Won the trophy for 'Highest Modern Score'

Isobel Wood- Won the trophy for 'Most Promising Novice Performer'

Isabelle Soars- 2nd Place Modern Solo

'Rhythm of Life' 14 and Under Modern Group- 3rd Place

Poppy Dawson and Martha Smith- 1st Place Modern Duet

Chase Clark and Hollie Hunter- 2nd Place Modern Duet

Charlie Devlin-James and Darcey Bennett- 3rd Place Modern Duet

'Halo' 10 and Under Modern Group- 2nd Place

Tilly Harris- 2nd Place Lyrical Solo

Amelie Adams and Grace Stone- 3rd Place Ballet Duet

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 2nd Place Ballet Duet

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 2nd Place Tap Duet

Amber Streamer- 3rd Place Tap Solo

Freya Tidy- 1st Place Modern Solo

Poppy Dawson- 3rd Place Modern Solo

Gabriella Lee- 3rd Place Modern Solo

Emily Tillbrook- 3rd Place Ballet Solo

Thomas Bolton- 1st Place Character Solo

Chloe Glover- 1st Place Song and Dance

Isobel Wood- 1st Place Song and Dance

OPRINGTON FESTIVAL

Chase Clark and Hollie Hunter- 2nd Place Lyrical Duet

Freya Tidy- 3rd Place Modern Solo

STARZ UK ESSEX

Thomas Bolton- 2nd Place Ballet Solo

Isobel Wood- 2nd Place Tap Solo and 2nd Place Song and Dance Solo

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 2nd Place Tap Duet and 2nd Place Overall Mini and Junior Duets

Freya Tidy and Megan Ewing- 2nd Place Modern Duet and 2nd Place Overall Teen Duets

Poppy Dawson and Martha Smith- 3rd Place Overall Teen Duets

Megan Walden and Estelle Knowles- 4th Place Overall Teen Duets

Darcey Bennett- 2nd Place Song and Dance

Poppy Dawson- Winner of the Face of Starz and Winner of Urdang Scholarship.

Poppy Dawson- 1st Place Contemporary Solo and 2nd Place Overall Teen Solos

Reece Emery- 2nd Place Street Solo

Chase Clark and Hollie Hunter- 1st Place Lyrical Duet

Gabriella Wilson- 1st Place Ballet Solo

Amber Streamer- 2nd Place Tap Solo and 2nd Place Song and Dance Solo

Holly Sellers- 2nd Place Ballet Solo

Isabelle Soars- 10th Overall Mini Soloist

Gabriella Wilson- 9th Overall Mini Soloist

 

South East Performing Arts Festival- Grays

Grace Adams- 1st Place Tap Solo

Thomas Bolton- 3rd Place Modern Solo

Chloe Glover- 3rd Place Song and Dance

Isabelle Soars- 2nd Place Modern Solo

Emily Tillbrook- 2nd Place Ballet Solo

Two Tribes- 3rd Place

Darcey Bennett- 2nd Place Lyrical

Amber Streamer- 1st Place Tap Solo 

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 2nd Place Ballet Duet 

Grace Adams and Oliver Newman- 1st Place Character Duet 

 

ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL

Emily Tillbrook- Successfully audition for the Junior Associates at The Royal Ballet School. She will start here September 2016. What a huge achievement. 

 

GRAVESHAM FESTIVAL

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 2nd Place Ballet Duet Gravesham Festival

Grace Adams and Oliver Newman- 3rd Place Character Duet Gravesham Festival

Poppy Dawson and Martha Smith- 3rd Place Lyrical Duet Gravesham Festival

Amber Streamer- 2nd Place Tap Solo Gravesham Festival

Chloe Glover- 3rd Place Song and Dance Solo Gravesham Festival

Poppy Dawson- 2nd Place Lyrical Solo Gravesham Festival

 

CHELMSFORD FESTIVAL

Poppy Dawson- Highest Senior Modern Solo Chelmsford Festival

Charlie Devlin-James and Darcey Bennett- Highest Inter Duet Chelmsford Festival

Two Tribes- 1st Place Senior Showstopper Chelmsford Festival and Winner of 'Highest Senior Group'

Billy Elliot- 3rd Place Inter Groups Chelmsford Festival

Gabriella Wilson and Isabelle Soars- 2nd Place Tap Duet Chelmsford Festival

Gabriella Wilson and Isabelle Soars- 3rd Place Ballet Duet Chelmsford Festival

Grace Adams and Oliver Newman- 2nd Place Character Duet Chelmsford Festival

Chloe Glover- 3rd Place Song and Dance Solo Chelmsford Festival

Poppy Dawson- 1st Place Modern and 2nd Place Lyrical Solos Chelmsford Festival.

Isabelle Soars- 3rd Place Modern Solo Chelmsford Festival

Charlie Devlin-James and Darcey Bennett- 1st Place contemporary duet Chelmsford Festival.

Gabriella Wilson- 2nd Place Ballet Solo Chelmsford Festival

Thomas Bolton- 2nd Place Modern solo Chelmsford Festival

 

ISTD JANET CRAM AWARDS

Darcey Bennett- ISTD Janet Cram class prize winner and finalist. 

Megan Walden- ISTD Janet Cram awarded a Special Commendation

 

STARZ UK LONDON

Poppy Dawson-  Starz London 4 stars Lyrical and Tap Solos. 5 stars Modern solo and 9th Place Solo Overall.

Martha Smith and Poppy Dawson-  Starz London 5 stars and 2nd Place for their duet and 2nd Place Overall.

Grace Adams and Oliver Newman- Starz London 4 stars and 1st Place for their duet.

Charlie Devlin-James and Darcey Bennett- Starz London 4 stars for their duet and 4th Place Overall.

Thomas Bolton- Starz London 4 stars for Modern and Ballet Solos. Awarded the Face of Starz London.

Emily Tillbrook- Starz London 2nd Place Ballet Solo.

Darcey Bennett- Starz London 2nd Place Lyrical Solo. 4 Stars Modern Solo. 4th Place Overall for Lyrical Solo and 6th Place Overall for Modern Solo

 

SUMMER YOUTH PROJECT

Jovanna Gibson- Successfully auditioned for Oliver at the Palace Theatre this Summer.

 

SOUTH EAST WINTER FESTIVAL

Amber Streamer- 1st Place Tap Solo South East Winter Festival and awarded a trophy for 'Highest Novice Solo'

Poppy Dawson- 1st Place Modern Solo South East Winter Festival and awarded trophies for 'Highest Overall Modern Score', 'Outstanding Intermediate Dancer', 'Highest Individual Score' and 'Adjudicators Choice Award'

Poppy Dawson- 1st Place Lyrical Solo South East Winter Festival

Isabelle Soars and Gabriella Wilson- 1st Place Duo South East Winter Festival

Gabriella Wilson- 3rd Place Ballet Solo South East Winter Festival

Annabelle Bertella- 1st Place Tap Solo South East Winter Festival

Megan Ewing and Freya Tidy- 2nd Place Duo South East Winter Festival

Poppy Dawson and Martha Smith- 1st Place Duo South East Winter Festival and awarded a trophy for 'Highest Duo'

Grace Ewing- 2nd Place Lyrical Solo South East Winter Festival

Elise Prosser- 1st Place Tap Solo South East Winter Festival and awarded a trophy for 'Outstanding Senior Dancer'

 

 




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