Dancers delight with success

Eisteddfod trophy winners from Adele Stitch School of Dance.

Eisteddfod trophy winners from Adele Stitch School of Dance. - Credit: Archant

A DANCE school in Nailsea is celebrating after picking up a number of accolades at the Kingswood Dance Eisteddfod.

Talented performers from The Adele Stitch School of Dance won medals in nearly every genre of the competition, which attracts competitors from across the South West and Wales.

Darcey Winter, aged 13, picked up gold, silver and bronze medals as well as the Greek Trophy and the prestigious title and trophy for most promising dancer of the competition.

Darcey, who also trains with The Royal Ballet Associate Programme, will be popping up on ITV soon when she stars in a new ballet I-dent.

Ella Ferris, aged 13, from Yatton was also awarded a trophy at the competition for choreography.

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The dance school has had a hugely successful year so far with nine-year-old pupil Jack Thomas being chosen to perform in Oliver at the Bristol Hippodrome. Four other pupils are training with the National Youth Ballet to appear in Sleeping Beauty at Weston Playhouse.

Adele Stitch said: “We’ve had an amazing start to the year and are so proud of all our young dancers.

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“Now we are focussing on the forthcoming Bristol Dance Eisteddfod which runs at Backwell School from March 23-29 - a qualifying heat for the semi-finals of the All England Dance Competition.”

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