Medals galore for Brackley's star dancers

Performing over two weekends, dancers from Brackleys Starlight Dance Academy competed against dance schools from across the UK, coming home with a hat full of medals.

Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 2:50 pm
Starlight dancers

In total 14 students represented Starlight at the Central England Dance Festival, this year held at the Francis of Assisi Catholic Technical College in Walsall.

They competed against ten other dance schools in a variety of disciplines, including ballet, tap, song and dance, lyrical and modern and proved to be star performers winning ten gold, four silver and two bronze medals.

Two students also won trophies for scoring the highest marks – Jamie Shotton aged 11, for the highest mark in the open lyrical category and Luther Adkins, aged eight, for the highest mark in the novice cabaret category.

Five students; Keeley Thompson aged 17, Darcey Boardman aged ten, Luther Adkins, Jamie Shotton and Carys Brown, aged 13, all qualified for the finals by receiving the highest placement in their solo category.

After performing one dance against all other winners of their age group across all disciplines, one of our students, Luther, won the Junior Championship Trophy.

Dance school principal, Charlotte Harris, said: "I am so incredibly proud of all our students at Starlight amazing achievements at Central England including our boy Luther to win the junior championships overall.

"It was the best I had seen them danced and they really did shine and do us proud.

"Congratulations to all of them and a massive thank you to the continuous support from parents."