Sunday, April 01, 2012

Kelly Shirley School of Dance Official Juste Dance Champions 2012!

Dancers from the Kelly Shirley School of Dance
Dancers from the Kelly Shirley School of Dance

Dancers from the Kelly Shirley School of Dance have once again swept the board at a prestigious Liverpool Dance competition.

News and Photo submitted by Fiona Hicks

Forty of the schools dancers competed in Juste Dance 2012 at the Liverpool Empire on Sunday 25th March and walked away with three first places and three trophies on the day.

Judging the event were Liverpools own Leanne Campbell who currently presents the Juice FM breakfast show; Pepito, aka Carlos Estigarriba from Australia, a worldwide performer and teacher of the dance skill Bboy; and Anthony Jones, an experienced professional dancer and owner of his own dance school based in Warrington.

The dancers competed in the Intermediate section with their routine ‘Bamboo’, which took the first award of the night, closely followed by a first place for ‘Latin Fever’ in the Seniors section and then ‘Heart of Asia’ took first place in the Open Age section. The dancers were delighted to have been awarded the ‘triple’ and enjoyed every minute of their performances at the Liverpool Empire.

School Principal Kelly Tobin said ‘I would like to say a HUGE congratulations to all my amazing students for completing 'the hat trick' at Liverpool Empire! The standard of this competition was extremely high this year so to walk away with one winners title, let alone three, is incredible. I think we may be needing more shelf space for the three enormous trophies.

During these events I find myself whizzing around ensuring that the event goes smoothly for all the dancers and sometimes I don't always get the chance to tell them how extremely proud I am of them. Their talent still astounds me with each and every event that they attend and their behaviour and decorum has been impeccable at every outing!’

The Kelly Shirley School of Dance offers classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Show work, Competition classes, Acrobatics, Pas de Deux, Drama, Vocal Coaching and Irish dance classes for boys and girls of all abilities aged 18 months – 21years. The students are in training at the moment for a full programme of shows and competitions during 2012.

For more information please contact Kelly on 01704 824918, or 07772 490430.

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