THURROCK-based TipToe Stage School are celebrating after five of their pupils gained scholarships from a nationally recognised dance association.
The British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA) has an annual scholarship day, where high achieving students take part in a gruelling day of workshops including assessed classes in Modern and Ballet.
In addition, each pupil must perform a solo routine (choreographed personally), plus an interview panel with the BTDA examining board.
Each young person who attended were awarded scholarships with the association commenting that the dancers “displayed a high level of talent and a polite, friendly and disciplined attitude”.
The school’s principal, Julie Barker said: “I am very proud of the girls and this award highlights their commitment to learning and securing a bright future for themselves”.
The school is currently working towards its next annual show which is in April 2013. Anyone wishing to join classes and be part of the show should visit www.tiptoestageschool.co.uk or call 07940 521864.