Awards in abundance for dance school

Dance academy owner Geoff Lucas, who is the late Freda Compton's son, (rear of picture) with the successful students
Dance academy owner Geoff Lucas, who is the late Freda Compton's son, (rear of picture) with the successful students

IT’S been a busy time for a dance school with awards galore.

The Elwick Dance Academy, based in Hartlepool, collected dozens of trophies at a competition held at the Town Hall Theatre, in the town’s Raby Road.

Spokesman Leanne Jeffries said: “Our school achieved great success throughout the week with students winning numerous awards for their solos, duets, trios and troupes.”

Then, during the final presentations of the week, Elwick Academy picked up 33 trophies including the highest marked performance for a senior song and dance troupe and the most outstanding solo performance which went to Chantelle Short.

The award for the most innovative choreography for a senior cabaret troupe went to the academy and so did the overall school trophy.

Days later, the students were in action again when they gave a performance at the Hartlepool Race for Life, in memory of the academy’s founder Freda Compton

Leanne said: “Some of our girls took part in the event, running in memory of Miss Freda Compton who we lost to cancer almost two years ago now.

“It was a fabulous event for such a great cause, the girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves and are ready to sign up again next year.”