Every year the ISTD holds the prestigious Imperial Ballet Junior Awards. This gives Grade 1 and Grade 2 students who have gained 70 marks or over in their last exam, the opportunity to showcase their hard work amongst peers from all over the UK.
On Sunday 28th October two Deborah Hoskins Dance Grade 1 students travelled down to Milton Keynes to take part in the awards along with their parents and Principal Deborah.
The Awards took place in the wonderful VENUE theatre in Milton Keynes where 100’s of excited children gathered in the morning to prepare to perform on stage in their groups. On arrival they were whisked away backstage to perform a warm up with ISTD faculty and examiners, then performed exercises and their Grade 1 set dance to an audience and panel of judges. After some initial first time nerves, Eleanor and Sofianna danced beautifully and did the school and themselves proud!
Both girls had such a wonderful experience and saw how hard the other children worked. They returned to class the following week with their certificates and official T-Shirts to show their classmates and danced with a new found passion and eagerness to learn and develop.