Dancing delights for school’s first year

Colebrook Dance School Principle Veronica Colebrook-Smith with prize winners - Daisy Liney, Laila Brown, Audrey Johnson, Ellie Taylor, Hannah Friend, Kelsey Dawson, Isabella Moran, Scarlet Wood and Ruby Pearson. (Lin) EMN-150325-170756001

Colebrook Dance School Principle Veronica Colebrook-Smith with prize winners - Daisy Liney, Laila Brown, Audrey Johnson, Ellie Taylor, Hannah Friend, Kelsey Dawson, Isabella Moran, Scarlet Wood and Ruby Pearson. (Lin) EMN-150325-170756001

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The Colebrook School of Dance celebrated its first year of being open with an awards presentation followed by a showcase of class work and dance festival routines at Caistor Town Hall.

Each student received a certificate of excellence and a medal, with various awards given for technical ability, most promising pupil, endeavour etc.

Principle Veronica Colebrook-Smith awarded a bursary to one deserving student who will be able to take classes in ballet, tap and modern dance fee-free for a year.

Everyone had a lovely day and the show seemed to run seamlessly without a hitch.

The students exploded onto the stage in an array of brightly coloured costumes, made by the school’s dressmaker, and danced to songs from Frozen, Ellie Goulding, Aqua and Taylor Swift, with a unique opening number entitled ‘Rehearsal’ where each student had their moment to shine, all choreographed by the principle and assisted by Kara Cordell and her student dance teacher Shannon Friend.

In October, the school attended its first dance competition, at the Gainsborough Stage dance Festival, and received a silver medal for its interpretation of Shirley Temple’s song ‘When I Grow Up.’

The pupils are now rehearsing to take numerous solos, duets and trios in ballet, song and dance, tap and modern, with each child aged between 3 and 10 years, at the Scunthorpe Festival over the Easter holidays.

And the next year is all planned out in front of them, with the exam term following the Easter break - they hope to take these in ballet, tap and modern in June - dance workshops and fun days throughout the summer holidays and the dance festival again during October half term.

The teacher says: “There is always something to be done, be it setting new routines, designing new costumes, learning new syllabus or editing music.”

The dance school is based at the Brookenby Community Centre where there is a purpose designed studio with mirrors and ballet barres, a changing area and a kitchen for parents who need to stay.

For further details call 0800 612 5673 or find their Facebook page - Colebrook School of Dance.