GALLERY: ‘Exceptional’ dance festival

PUBLISHED: 12:30 09 June 2014

Dancers in the Group National 13 years & over class. Members of the Jane Elizabeth Stage School team who came 2nd.

Dancers in the Group National 13 years & over class. Members of the Jane Elizabeth Stage School team who came 2nd.


YOUNG dancers of all ages took to the stage at Weston’s Playhouse to take part in the annual Junior Arts Festival.

More than 700 soloists performed in the event, during which an ‘exceptional’ mark of 91 was given to Charlotte Boyle for her tap routine.

Organiser Paddy Payne said: “We always have good festivals but this year was exceptional.

“The adjudicator was brilliant and was so nice and so helpful. She gave the children great comments and showed them how to do it better which they all loved.

“And we had three exceptional marks given, with two 90s and a 91.

“All the staff at the theatre were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble.”

Dances ranged from ballet and tap through to Greek and 

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