Jaide’s Stage Festival 2017
Jaide’s Stage Studios, Sandra & Jaide Ellery-Martin, hosted their Annual Competitive Festival over the last two weekends at Lutterworth College Theatre. The festival runs from 9am until 8pm with non-stop dance over four full days.
Nine schools from various parts of the country, Rugby, Gloucestershire, Nuneaton, Leicester, Birmingham, Leamington & Derbyshire all competed against each other in various categories and ages from baby sections through to 20yrs plus. Categories included, ballet, tap, modern, song & dance, acrobatics, lyrical, contemporary, greek, character & own arrangement sections.
Jaide said, “We have had an absolutely amazing two weekends and I couldn’t be more proud of my students !! Weoffer a separate competition class where our students audition and are then selected having passed a series of set exercises including various tricks & stunts, and these students are invited to participate in not only our festival, but further afield.
We entered a total of 31 routines of which we had 28 placed, with Seven 1st places, Eleven 2nd places, Six 3rd places and Four 4th places! To top that off, we won an array of trophies that were totally unexpected but very well deserved! Summer Harvey- Highest Mark ‘A’ Novice Solo, Izzy Henden Highest Mark ‘C’ Novice Solo, Sophie Goldsworth-Linnel, Summer Harvey & MarthaKasonso- Highest Mark Primary Trio, Regan Arnold, Jaide Rollins, Isabelle Stewart & Kenzie Wilkinson- Highest Mark Junior Quartet, Summer Harvey- Most Promising Primary and Isabelle Stewart- Most Promising Inter!
The competition was adjudicated by Miss Pam Chater, who is a Senior Examiner with the British Theatre Dance Association and Head Examiner, having adjudicated throughout the UK and abroad including New Zealand, Canada, China, South Africa, Dubai, Qatar, Portugal & Malta.
I would like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone who volunteered so much of their time to help run this festival so smoothly, and to all the performers from the opposition who made it so friendly
Please check some pictures from the festival in our gallery.