Festival success for dancers

Dancers show off their skills.
Dancers show off their skills.

Students at Jaide’s Stage Studios in Rugby have danced their way to success in an annual competition.

Hundreds of students from performing arts schools across the country battled it out on stage against each other in the Annual Competitive Festival.

Jaide’s succeeded in gaining 11 1st places, fifteen 2nd places, fifteen 3rd places and eight trophy awards.

Principal, Jaide Ellery-Martin said: “This was our 14th competitive festival with seven other schools competing.

“Our adjudicator certainly had her work cut out and commented on the professionalism and the brilliant organisation of such a huge festival, our biggest to date so far.

“We were against some really tough competition who all showcased some fantastic dance routines and overall we were delighted with our success.”

She said the festival also offers an opportunity not just for the performers, but for the parents too.

Jaide added: “It gives an insight to all dance disciplines, and of course allows them to watch their children perform on a huge stage in a professional theatre environment.

“My students and their parents look forward to this each and every year, and I am not sure who is more excited.

“They have worked really hard this year and I am one very proud teacher.”

Following the success of the festival, the students will be showcased their work in a one night only show at Lutterworth College Theatre on Saturday.