Its been an emotionally charged and wonderful weekend competing at the ISTD Grand Finals 2017 in Blackpool. The Empress Ballroom, in all its beautiful and majestic glory, looked a little different with the works being carried out to the roof, but it was still as glorious as ever.
Our Adults competed on the Sunday, and it has to be said that although we did not achieve a coveted first place in the solos, CDS pupils made more finals than any other year, in fact 27 final places in total over the two days! Our team as a whole did an incredible job making it through the huge entries to achieve final places, many seconds, and clearly this says everything about the quality of our students and school.
Special mention to our newbies who competed for the first time, and to Sarah who made the final of the unqualified SDT Waltz out of 27 entries.
And to our first places, Matt & Julie who won both their couples events out of entries of 27 in the Ballroom and 24 in the Latin.
Congratulations go to everyone really... however, a massive well done to our finalists:
FINAL PLACING RESULTS:
1st Place x 2 - Matt & Julie (Couples. Ballroom & Latin)
2nd x 3 - Kirsty (Solo Latin), Julie (Solo Latin), Teresa (Solo Latin)
4th x 2 - Katherine (Solo Latin), Ian & Kirsty (Couples Latin)
5th x 3 - Sally Ann ( Solo Ballroom), Jane (Solo Latin), Ian & Kirsty (Couples Ballroom)
6th x 3 - Sarah (Solo UQ Ballroom), Nicola H (Solo Ballroom), Julie (Solo Ballroom)
More line-ups, and results in the Gallery below! Number of entries are included.