'there are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them'
Children who excel in dancing may enjoy taking part in competitions. We belong to the All England Dance Association which organises local dance festivals, where students compete in a range of classes. These classes include performing a solo, duets, or trio's, in Tap, Ballet, Modern, Greek, Character, and Song and Dance. Marks are awarded and students achieving 85 or above are invited to enter the Regional Finals. From there some competitors get to compete at National level in London for the finals. We enter groups in all genres and ages. Amber Andrews School of Dance also enters children for the I.S.T.D. Marjorie Star Tap and Janet Cram Modern Theatre Awards.
Children who wish to enter competitions need to achieve good exam results and really enjoy performing on their own. Younger children from 3 years who enjoy dancing may also enter.
In order to progress, students take additional classes on Saturdays to extend their training. This may include ballet, limbering or jazz.
Amber Andrews School of Dance Competition Criteria
As the standard of these competitions is so very high, children will be invited to take part, only when they have met the following criteria:
Competition work can be tough and very competitive, so it is very important that each child meets the criteria so that taking part is a positive experience.
Performance opportunities are provided for every child in the school.