Huge congratulations to our Jersey 2016 away team for all of their achievements last week! The competition was extremely stiff and of a very high standard – however I am so proud of how everyone coped with dancing on a new stage with no prior rehearsal time, and often under rather stressful conditions.
Below is a full-listing of all placings!
Senior tap shield – Ewan Mauger
Most Entertaining Performance – Silver Lining, Senior tap group
Jessica Quittenden – tap
Jessica Quittenden – modern
Ewan Mauger – tap
Joni-May Lowe – tap
Sian O’Hanlon & Grace Purvis – ballet duet
Ewan Mauger – modern
Ewan Mauger – character
Jake Taylor – modern
Jessica Quittenden – greek
Jessica Quittenden – national
Junior modern group – Rollin’
Senior modern group – Freedom
Senior tap group – Silver Lining
Katy Martin – tap
Lea Phillips – ballet
Emily Gregson – modern
Jemima Vhadra – modern
Lea Phillips – modern
Miriam Botzanhardt – song
Lottie Reynolds – song
Abigail Dempster – character
Miriam & Ivy Botzenhardt – song duet
Ewan Mauger – ballet
Senior modern group – The Shadow
Clemmie Reid – ballet
Caroline Forget – modern
Katy Martin – modern
On our final day in Jersey, we had just 3 dances competing, but an excellent three dances!
Children’s tap solo:
Ewan Mauger received a joint silver medal and is through to the finals with his tap solo! Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of Elisha Horsepool before her tap solo, but she competing well in a strong class and also received a qualifying mark.
Children duet/trio tap:
It was then a reasonably quick change for those two into their duet to “They Both Reached For The Gun” from Chicago, for which they won a GOLD medal, and are through to the World Cup Finals in June! Throughout rehearsals Ewan & Elisha worked well together, attending hour long practices on Saturday afternoons, and rarely made a tap out of line! A well deserved medal for the two of them, and the best possible way to finish off our DWC qualifiers in Jersey.
Keep your eyes peeled around the end of June for how we get on competing against the rest of the world!
Here is the round up for Friday 11th March at the Dance World Cup Qualifiers in Jersey!
Childrens’ modern solos:
Lily Reid received the highest Guernsey qualifying mark in the girls’ category, and will be dancing at finals! Ewan Mauger (in the separate boys’ section) received a gold medal for his solo, and will also be dancing at finals! Rebekah Le Friec performed beautifully in a dance that was extremely technically challenging with lots of turns and leaps, and received a good qualifying mark. Clemmie Reid was the first competitor in her section of 40 dancers (therefore the youngest dancer), and really held her own against other, older girls.
Olivia Le Friec & Jessica Quittenden danced a duet to “How To Save A Life”, and were the top Guernsey qualifiers – and made it through to finals! To get through to finals in the upper age categories is no mean feat, and the girls should be extremely proud of themselves for this achievement – I know I am!
Rebekah Le Friec, Giorgia Phillips & Lily Reid danced a trio to “Thousand Years” (which proved to be a popular song at these qualifiers!), and won a silver medal for their efforts! They will also be dancing at the finals in June.
Children group modern:
Finally, at the end of the evening as I was finishing off teaching, I received a message that my group modern piece, “He Lives In You” had won a GOLD medal, of course through to the finals, and had been invited by the judges to perform at their gala evening on Saturday night! Unfortunately 3 of the girls could not change their flights last minute as they were all booked up until Monday morning, but just the fact that they had been invited is compliment enough!