Massive congratulations to all our pupils who competed this last weekend in Blackpool for the ISTD Grand Finals 2017.
Since the competition season began all our competitive pupils participated in qualifiers that earned them a place to compete in the prestige Empress Ballroom in Blackpool for their Grand Finals.
This year was extra special as not only did we have pupils who were completely new to competitions this season, but that many unexpected hopes and dreams came true.
Caterham Dance School have competed at these finals for past 4 years inclusive, and this has by far been the most successful year. Whilst we all hope to achieve the coveted blue sash, which is a first placing, sometimes just making the next round for some is the massive achievement especially for first timers considering the huge number of entries. The standard was no doubt strongest this year, and we are very proud to say that many of our pupils made finals, in fact, half of our Juvenile and Junior numbers which was fantastic!
We had more finalist than ever before!
Special congratulations go to our grand finalists Juv/Jun entries,
Juvenile: Poppy-May, Enrique (making both finals), Paulina, Mia (making both finals), Olivia & Austin.
Junior: Thomas & Emily (making both finals) Great achievement indeed!
FINALS Results as follows
1 x 1st - Tom & Emily (Couples - Latin)
3 x 2nd - Austin (Latin Solo) , Enrique (Latin Solo), Tom & Emily (Couples Ballroom)
3 x 3rd - Enrique (Ballroom Solo), Tom (Solo Ballroom & Latin)
2 x 4th - Emily (Solo Ballroom) , Olivia (Solo Ballroom)
3 x 5th - Emily (Solo Latin), Mia (Solo Ballroom & Latin)
1 x 6th - Poppy May (Solo Ballroom|)
1 x 7th - Paulina ( Solo Ballroom)
More line-ups, and results in the Gallery below! Number of entries are included.