Students from South Durham School of Dance have just competed in the IDTA Nationwide Street Dance Finals, held in Stoke, where they danced in some really large sections against other dancers in their age category, with the majority of sections including more than 80 dancers. This is a hugely competitive competition with the best dancers from each region of the country represented at the finals (following the regional qualifiers that took place a few months ago). We had a number of students reach the Quarter and Semi Finals, with some placing in the Finals!
We now have a Nationwide Champion in Posi Ashiru, who achieved an overall 1st place in the 6 – 10 years Stardance Section!
Isla Rose Mcallister also reached the Nationwide Finals in the 3 – 5 years section and is now the Nationwide Runner Up after placing in 2nd position overall in the final.
Teni Ashiru also reached the Nationwide Finals in the 6 – 8 years section and placed 4th position overall.
Alesha Ross and Ayo Ashiru reached the Nationwide Finals in the Duos section and are now Nationwide Runners Up after placing in 2nd position in the final of the 10 – 12 years category.
Posi Ashiru and Teni Ashiru also reached the finals of the 7 – 9 years Duos section, placing an overall 5th position in the final.
Alesha Ross, Ayo Ashiru, Posi Ashiru and Teni Ashiru also reached the final of the Nationwide Quads section. This was a hugely competitive competition with around 53 sets of Quads competing in this, the 12 years and under section. There were eight sets of quads in the final and they placed 6th overall, which was an amazing achievement given the large number of heats to get through before reaching the final.
Caroline Race, Principal of South Durham School of Dance said ‘I am so proud of all of my students who have competed at these finals. They have all done incredibly well and have worked so hard in the run up to these finals and they are a credit to themselves and their parents. I would also like to say a massive ‘thank you’ to Mia Dunbar, who helps me teach the Street class each Monday night’.
South Durham School of Dance is based at Greenfield School Arts Centre in Newton Aycliffe and holds classes most nights of the week. A registered IDTA Freestyle Dance School competing in Freestyle, Lyrical/Slow Dance (in both IDTA and ADFP), Rock n Roll, Street, Commercial, Ballet and Tap, Acro, Flexibility and Tumbling. South Durham School of Dance also do IDTA Examinations in Freestyle, Lyrical, Rock n Roll and Street as well as private lessons and fitness classes.
For more information about the Dance School, please contact Caroline Race on 07949 911642.