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14 October 2017

On Saturday 14th October 2017 Reddam House hosted their first School Dance Competition, REDdance. The auditorium was packed with participants, teachers, choreographers, families and friends with the Reddam House senior dancers on hand to help out our visitors.

Our guest judges Hannah Batley, founder and director of Zambesi Dance, and Josh Barrow, Hip Hop Champion and West End performer, had the difficult job of making the final decisions. Students from Year 1-8 competed in Ballet, Contemporary, Freestyle, Jazz and Wildcard styles.

After some exceptional choreography and high energy moves, the results were as follows;

Best individual dancer: Queen Anne's Jazz Soloist

Best individual dancer runner up: Reddam Freestyle Solo

Team Spirit: St Joseph's School dancers

Best Choreography: Reddam Freestyle

Overall runner up: Reddam Contemporary

Overall winner: Queen Anne's Contemporary 

During the judges' deliberations we were treated to a performance of ‘Fame’ from the Reddam House senior dancers and a fun dance-off. Our own Claire Tyler invited all dancers to compete in a Dance-Off with vouchers from Dancia on offer to win which was judged by Stuart Woods. There was tough competition from the keen dancers of St Josephs, siblings of the dancers and Reddam House Seniors but the winner from Queen Anne’s who showed a commited and technical repertoire. The Runner-up was from Reddam House based on her demonstration of acro tricks.

Dancia International were in the foyer as our main sponsors and we extended our thanks to them and International Dance suppliers for their donation of prizes for the goody bags.

Thanks to all who supported the event, we've already started planning next year with the aim to have more sections and more schools. It was amazing to see all the students involved so enthusiastic for Dance, and supportive to one another during and after the performances. This was such a friendly dance competition, and it will be amazing to see what next year brings!

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