Dance skills bring children awards

Pictured from the left are Iris Palmer (8), Isaac Hughes-Dennis (9), Elona Hughes-Dennis (5), Melissa Clarke (9) and Elysia Sullivan who celebrated her 7th birthday on the second day of the competition
Pictured from the left are Iris Palmer (8), Isaac Hughes-Dennis (9), Elona Hughes-Dennis (5), Melissa Clarke (9) and Elysia Sullivan who celebrated her 7th birthday on the second day of the competition

At DC Dance, although you can simply dance for fun, you can also take part in competitions if you wish, and young dancers recently competed in theatre dance competitions.

Iris Palmer, eight, Isaac Hughes-Dennis, nine, Elona Hughes-Dennis, five, Melissa Clarke, nine, and Elysia Sullivan - who celebrated her seventh birthday on the second day of competition - made up the team representing the Todmorden based dance school at a recent three day dance festival.

The competitions involve the children performing their own routines in classical ballet, tap, modern, Greek, song and dance and character dance, explained Dawn Chapman of DC Dance, Victoria Road.

Dawn said: “The children love to perform their own special routines and the festivals help to build performance and technical ability in the youngsters.”

As well as winning medals in their own sections, Iris Palmer was also awarded trophies for the highest overall junior classical ballet and Greek dance marks, Eylsia Sullivan was awarded a trophies for gaining the highest overall junior modern jazz award and Isaac Hughes Dennis was also presented with a trophy for his performance of ‘Its a Kind of Magic’, which was awarded best choreography of the festival.