IT’S been a busy time for a popular Hartlepool dance school with trophy wins and money raised for charity.
The Amy Richardson Studios has held its very first showcase performance. It took place at the Town Hall Theatre, and dance school owner Amy Richardson said: “The four performances were sellouts and we raised £421 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.”
The debut showcase, which was called A New World, was followed up by some of Amy’s students winning top placings in competitions.
Among them was Charlotte Godfrey who took the runner-up spot in the North of England Song and Dance Championships. Olivia Carey was awarded sixth spot in the senior section of the same competition.
Charlotte followed up her success with a fourth place in Northern Star Infant Tap Championships.
Amy added: “We also had two students in the final of Hartlepool Music Festival at the Town Hall. We were also asked to perform at East Durham College Open Day, which featured east meets west dance styles.”
The school is open to anyone who wants to go along and try out the sessions.
The Studios in Whitby Street South offer all kinds of classes, from dancers aged 18 months and upwards.
They include musical theatre, tap, ballet, jazz, street dance, strength and conditioning.
Amy said the sessions were held for both competitive people and those doing it “just for fun”.
Amy says she cannot believe the success she has had since opening the school 18 months ago. She described how she has “a fabulous group of students and staff who all work really hard and are very supportive of each other”.
Amy is planning a studio open day on Sunday, August 31, from 10am to 1pm.
Everyone is welcome to call in, speak to staff and collect information on all the classes available.