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Herne Bay September 2016

img_07791Wow!!  Wonderful day at Herne Bay for of our newcomers!  Some of the children from our recreational dance program, have now become our Squad B and today joined a few of our Squad A kids, for their very first ever competition!

We are so proud of them!  What an incredible day of having to manage nerves of competing for the first time.

Special congratulations to 6 year old Maria that won both her categories, and enjoyed it so much she carried all her trophies to the line up.  Also, big congratulations to Tallulah, that won the first timers Ballroom section and second in the Latin.

An enormous job well done, to all our squad B students.  Congratulations to Mia from Squad A , winning her Latin Pre-bronze, and Lucia winning her Ballroom Pre-Bronze, both having danced up, this was a special achievement indeed.

We had many kids missing today from Squad A, but as we are all preparing for our Blackpool Finals now, hopefully we will be welcoming our newcomers to Blackpool next year if this keeps up!!

Results

BALLROOM

EVENT 1
First Timers – Waltz – 25
1st Talulah
4th Enrique
6th Maria

EVENT 2
6 & Under – Waltz – 13
1st Maria

EVENT 4
Social Dance Test – Quickstep – 19
3rd Talulah
4th Paulina
6th Karina

EVENT 5
Pre-Bronze – Quickstep – 7
1st Lucia
7th Mia

COUPLES

EVENT 29
8 and Under Waltz 12
6th Paulina and Maria

EVENT 30 – All Girls – 9
Juv to Bronze – Waltz
2nd Lucia & Mia
6th Karina & Talulah

EVENT 31 – Boy/Girl – 4
Juv to Bronze – Waltz
3rd Enrique & Charlotte

EVENT 40
First Timers – Cha Cha – 25
5th Charlotte
6th Enrique
2nd Tallulah

EVENT 41 – 13
6 & Under – Cha Cha
1st Maria

EVENT 43
Social Dance Test – Jive 19
3rd Paulina

EVENT 44
Pre Bronze – Jive 7
1st Mia
4th Lucia

COUPLES

EVENT 69 – All Girls
Juv to Bronze – Cha Cha 8
3rd Lucia & Mia
5th Karina & Talulah

EVENT 70 – Boy/Girl
Juv to Bronze – Cha Cha 4
4th Enrique & Charlotte

Parent/Child – Loads !!
1st Ashley/Lucia
3rd Daniel/Tallulah

ADULTS

Ava 100%

Our gorgeous adult team, a huge congratulations to each and everyone of you making all finals today!!

Special mention goes to our new comers who danced for their very first time, Nicola, Lottie, and Matt you were all terrific, and made all your finals, with Nicola achieving two firsts!  Fantastic!

Great results for all, but noting our first places, Katherine, Julie, Ashley, Nicola, Teresa, Chris & Emily – congratulations!

Results:
Balloom:
Ladies First Timers Waltz – 7 competitors
1st Nicola
2nd Lottie

Mens First timers Waltz – 6 competitors
4th Matt

U/35 SDT/Pr Bronze Quickstep – 7 competitors
1st Nicola
4th Lottie

U/35 Silver Tango – 7 competitors
2nd Chris
3rd Emily

O/35 SDT/Pr Bronze Quickstep-  8 competitors
1st Julie
4th Catherine
5th Derek

O/35 Bronze Waltz-  3 competitors
1st Ashley

O/35 Silv/Gold Tango
1st Katherine

O/50s Bronze and below – 10 competitors
4th Sally Ann
6th Lyn

O/50s Sil+ Tango
2nd Teresa

Couples Ballroom
U/35 Silver + Quickstep – 5 couples
1st Chris and Emily

O/35 up to Bronze-  7 couples
2nd Derek and Cath
4th Katherine and Lyn

Ladies First Timers CCC – 7 competitors
2nd Lottie
3rd Nicola

Mens First timers CCC – 6 competitors
3rd Matt

U/35 SDT/Pr Bronze Jive – 7 competitors
2nd Nicola
4th Lottie

U/35 Silver Jive – 7 competitors
2nd Chris
3rd Emily

O/35 SDT/Pr Bronze Jive – 8 competitors
1st Julie
3rd Derek
5th Catherine

O/35 Silv/Gold Samba-  2 competitors
1st Ashley
2nd Katherine

O/50s Bronze and below Jive – 8 competitors
2nd Lyn
4th Sally Ann

O/50s Sil+ Samba
1st Teresa

Couples Ballroom
U/35 Silver + Jive – 7 couples
2nd Chris and Emily

O/35 up to Bronze CCC – 7 couples
2nd Derek and Cath
3rd Katherine and Lyn

ISTD Qualifier Gillingham 3rd July 2016

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Another great day for Caterham Dance School today, as we were all set to dance another qualifier, but this time, as it was broken into qualified and non qualified events, gave some of our new kids a chance to qualify just in time for the cuts off for the ISTD Finals in Blackpool .

Congratulations to all our new qualifiers!  Everyone is now qualified!!

Special congratulations to Tom & Emily for winning both their couple events in the Junior Up to Bronze especially as it was their first Junior ISTD.

Also, to Tom who not only won both couple events with his partner Emily, but also won both his Pre-Bronze Junior events to go onto Blackpool as Junior after qualifying all year as Juvenile,… Now is well and truly Junior!

Results are as follow:

SOLO
JUVENILE Ballroom
14 competitors
SDT 8-9 yrs – Tango NQ
4th Tea
6th Paulina

11 competitors
SDT 10/11yrs – Tango NQ
2nd Mia (Q)
4th Karina (Q)

6 competitors
Pre-Bronze – QStep Q
2nd Emily

JUNIOR
12 competitors
PRE-Bronze – QStep NQ
1st Tom (Q)
4th Maria (Q)

Couples
Juvenile Ballroom – Waltz 42 couples
To Bronze
5th Olivia & Lucia

Junior to Bronze – Waltz 17 couples
1st Tom & Emily

Ava 100%

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Following on from a fantastic Juvenile start of the day were the adult competitions.

Thank you to Alfie who did a great job partnering the CDS Ladies.  Everyone worked so hard, and we really had one of the best times to date!!

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Great job Alfie!! And Great job to our hard working adult competitors.

Congratulations to Katherine B & Ashley F for placing first in their events, and Nicola for making her qualification! We are now all officially Qualified!

Blackpool here we come!!

BALLROOM

10 competitors
N/Q SDT Tango
6th Nicola Q

6 competitors
Q U/35 SDT Tango
3rd Kirsty
5th Ian

5 competitors
Q O/35 SDT Tango
2nd Julie
3rd Catherine
4th Derek

6 competitors
Q O/35 Br Fox/Tango
4th Ashley

14 competitors
Q O/50 Br Fox/Tango
2nd KB

6 competitors
Q O/35 Sil Waltz/Fox
3rd Kelly

LATIN

Q U/35 SDT /Jive
3rd Nicola
5th Kirsty
6th Ian

6 competitors
Q O/35 SDT Jive
2nd Julie
4th Derek
5th Catherine

7 competitors
Q O/35 Br CC/Jive
2nd Kelly

Q O/50 Br CC/Jive 14 competitors
1st KB

8 competitors
Q O/35 Sil Samba/Jive
1st Ashley

COUPLES

U/40 Waltz 10 couples
7th Ian/Kirsty

O/40 Waltz 9 couples
4th Derek/Catherine

U/40 Rumba 14 couples
3rd Ian/Kirsty

O/40 Rumba 10 couples
2nd Derek/Catherine

ISTD Qualifier Burgess Hill 5th June 2016

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Another hot day spent indoors competing for our qualification for the ISTD Finals in Blackpool.

Well this cheeky lot enjoyed themselves despite the heat, and pressure, came away with some wonderful results.

Congratulations to all our new qualifiers, and of course all our finalists, and semi-finalists.  There was an excellent turn out today, and thank you to Nick Miles for another excellent run event.  The day was long but it is to be expected with the popularity of these events, and all competing working hard towards obtaining a good enough result that will enable them to qualify for the finals in November up in Blackpool.

Special congratulations to our 1st place pupils, it is always a great achievement to make the finals, but to come first always amazing!  We are so very proud.

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KIDS RESULTS:

SDT 8/9 yrs Tango 18 competitors
2nd Georgia

SDT 10/11 yrs Tango 20 competitors
1st Olivia

SDT 8/9 yrs Rumba 18 competitors
1st Georgia

SDT 10/11 yrs Tango 20 competitors
1st Lucia

 

 

ADULT RESULTS
BALLROOM SOLOS

SDT O/35s Tango 7 competitors
2nd Julie

SDT O/50s Tango 7 competitors
1st Sally Ann

Bronze O/35s Waltz/QS 14 competitors
1st Ashley

Awards O/50s Waltz/Tango 11 competitors
4th Teresa

LATIN SOLOS

SDT O/35s Rumba 10 competitors
2nd Julie
5th Catherine

SDT O/50s Rumba 9 competitors
3rd Sally Ann

Bronze O/50s CC/Rumba 13 competitors
3rd Lyn

Silver O/35s Samba/Rumba 11 competitors
2nd Ashley

Awards O/50s Jive/Samba
1st Teresa

ISTD Qualifier – Hemel Hempstead 8th May

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One of the first warm days since spring, and while we watched as kids splashed in the pool and slid down waterslides, we were once again competing for more qualifications for ISTD Finals for Blackpool this coming November.

We are very proud to say that today we managed to come away with
1st x 9, 2nd x 8 ,3rd x 9, 4th x 6, 5th x 3, 6th x 1, 7th x 1
Massive congratulations to our first place getters Lucia, Liasan, Kirsty, Kath B and Lyn and to our couples Chris/Emily, Derek/Catherine, Ian/Kirsty and Lucia/Tea all beating off tough opposition. Newly qualified for Blackpool are Georgia, Mia, Liasan, Chris, Emily, Ian, Kirsty and Catherine.
Altogether not bad for a days work !!! Go CDS !!

RESULTS
KIDS BALLROOM RESULTS

8 & 9 yrs SDT QS (33 competitors)
2nd Georgia
4th Poppy

10 & 11 yrs SDT QS (22 competitors)
3rd Lucia
5th Olivia

Junior Bronze Waltz (14 competitors)
2nd Liasan

KIDS LATIN RESULTS

10 & 11 yrs SDT Rumba (22 competitors)
1st Lucia
2nd Mia

Junior Bronze CC (18 competitors)
1st Liasan

COUPLES RESULTS
Up to Bronze CC (44 couples)
1st Lucia and Tea

ADULTS BALLROOM RESULTS

SDT U35s QS (9 competitors)
1st Kirsty
5th Ian

SDT Pre Bronze O35s Tango (3 competitors)
2nd Catherine
3rd Derek

Pre Bronze U35s Tango (9 competitors)
7th Carly

Pre Bronze O35s Tango (8 competitors)
3rd Julie

Pre Bronze O50s Tango (11 competitors)
5th Sally Ann

Bronze U35s Waltz (11 competitors)
6th Chris

Bronze O35s Waltz ( 8 competitors)
3rd Ashley
4th Kelly

Bronze O50s Waltz (7 competitors)
1st Katherine
3rd Lyn

COUPLES RESULTS

Under 40s Up to Bronze Waltz (10 competitors)
1st Chris and Emily

Over 40s Up to Bronze Waltz (9 competitors)
1st Derek and Catherine

LATIN

SDT U35s Rumba (12 competitors)
2nd Kirsty
4th Ian

SDT O35s Rumba (4 competitors)
2nd Julie
3rd Catherine
4th Derek

SDT O50s Rumba (6 competitors)
2nd Sally-Ann

Bronze U35s CC (13 competitors)
3rd Emily
4th Chris

Bronze O35s CC (5 competitors)
3rd Kelly

Bronze O50s CC (7 competitors)
1st Lyn
2nd Katherine

COUPLES RESULTS

Under 40 Up to Bronze CC (7 competitors)
1st Ian and Kirsty

Over 40 Up to Bronze CC (9 competitors)
4th Derek and Catherine

ISTD Qualifier – Gillingham 10th April 2016

It was a hard day at Gilligham on the 10th April, whereby many schools attended this sold out event.  We worked very hard, and danced incredibly well.  We had very good results despite some surprising knock outs, we were proud of our children and adults at Gillingham.  Truly everyone danced particularly well considering the overwhelming numbers we still came away with new qualifiers and many finalists.  Congratulations all on your achievements today.

 

RESULTS:

KIDS BALLROOM RESULTS

10 & 11 yrs SDT Boys Waltz (7 competitors)
2nd Naitan

Juv Pre Bronze and Bronze Tango
(24 competitors)
5th Tom

Junior Pre Bronze Tango (20 competitors)
1st Liasan

COUPLES RESULTS
Up to Bronze Waltz (56 couples)
1st Tom and Emily
4th Naitan and Georgia
6th Olivia and Lucia

KIDS LATIN RESULTS

10 & 11 yrs Boys Jive (7 competitors)
5th Naitan

Juv Pre Bronze and Bronze Samba (24 competitors)
3rd Tom

Junior Pre Bronze Samba (20 competitors)
3rd Liasan

COUPLES RESULTS
Up to Bronze CC (56 couples)
1st Tom and Emily
6th Naitan and Georgia

ADULTS BALLROOM RESULTS

SDT O35s Waltz (20 competitors)
2nd Julie
6th Catherine

SDT O50s Waltz (13 competitors)
3rd Sally-Ann

Bronze O35s Tango or QS (10 competitors)
2nd Ashley

Bronze O50s Tango or QS (14 competitors)
4th Katherine

Silver O35s Foxtrot or QS (9 competitors)
5th Kelly

COUPLES RESULTS

Under 40 Up to Bronze Waltz (14 couples)
1st Ian and Kirsty

Over 40 Up to Bronze Waltz (20 couples)
2nd Derek and Catherine

ADULT LATIN RESULTS

SDT U35s Jive (29 competitors)
2nd Nicola

SDT O35s Jive (19 competitors)
1st Julie

SDT O50s Jive (12 competitors)
5th Sally-Ann

Bronze O35s CC or Samba (11 competitors)
4th Kelly

Bronze O50s CC or Samba (13 competitors)
2nd Katherine
4th Lyn

Silver 035s Jive or CC (12 competitors)
1st Ashley

Jubilee Awards 2016

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It was a packed day at this years Jubilee Awards, held by Joanne Blackshaw and Elaine Hills.

Impressed by the number of entries in the events, and the number of schools which participated was more than anticipated, we came away with truly terrific results.

Well done to all our children competitors who all made finals, and finished with 1st x 5, 2nd x 2, 3rd x 1, 4th x 2, 5th x 1, 6th x 4, 7th x 2 all from only 9 kids in 8 events !!!
Adults as impressive in their achievements, were they achieved,  1st x 10,  2nd x 6, 3rd x 7, 4th x 3, 5th x 3, 6th x 1 all from 13 adults in 20 events !!!

RESULTS BALLROOM

9 yrs and under SDT Waltz (36 competitors)
1st Poppy
6th Tea
7th Paulina

10 and 11 yrs SDT Waltz (30 competitors)
1st Mia
5th Karina

Juv Pre Bronze and Bronze Quickstep (21 competitors)
1st Lucia

COUPLES
Up to Pre Bronze Waltz  (46 Couples)
6th Naitan and Georgia

KIDS RESULTS LATIN

9 yrs and under SDT Jive (36 competitors)
2nd Tea
4th Georgia
6th Poppy

10 and 11 yrs SDT Jive (30 competitors)
1st Mia

Juv Pre Bronze and Bronze Samba (21 competitors)
1st Olivia
6th Naitan
7th Lucia

COUPLES
Up to Pre Bronze Samba (43 Couples)
4th Naitan and Georgia

ADULT RESULTS

Beginners Waltz (3 competitors)
1st Ian
2nd Kirsty

SDT and Pre Bronze O35s QS (5 competitors)
1st Sally Ann
2nd Derek
3rd Catherine

Bronze/Silver Under 35s Tango (30 competitors)
2nd Emily

Bronze/Silver Over 35s Tango (11 competitors)
2nd Kelly

Up to Gold Over 50s QS (23 competitors)
2nd Katherine
3rd Lyn

Over 50s Above Gold Tango (13 competitors)
3rd Maria
5th David

Couples Results

Beginners Waltz (5 couples)
1st Ian and Kirsty

Under 35s Up to Silver Waltz (9 couples)
5th Carly and Lyn

Over 35s Up to Silver Waltz (5 couples)
1st Catherine and Derek

Over 50s all Grades Quickstep (9 couples)
1st David and Maria

ADULTS LATIN RESULTS

SDT and Pre Bronze U35s CC (15 competitors)
3rd Kirsty
6th Ian

SDT and Pre Bronze O35s CC (5 competitors)
1st Catherine
2nd Derek
4th Sally Ann

Bronze/Silver Under 35s Samba (20 competitors)
1st Emily

Bronze/Silver Over 35s Samba (14 competitors)
3rd Kelly

Up to Gold Over 50s CC (21 competitors)
1st Lyn
4th Katherine

Over 50s Above Gold Rumba (13 competitors)
1st Maria

Couples Results

Under 35s Up to Silver Jive (11 couples)
4th Ian and Kirsty

Over 35s Up to Silver Jive (5 couples)
1st Catherine and Derek

Over 50s all Grades CC (9 couples)
3rd David and Maria

1st Adult Qualifier Southend

Congratulations to all the CDS adult competitors who competed on Sunday 28th February in Southend. IMG_0260 It was the adults first qualifier of the season and remembering back to last year, same competition, we certainly out did ourselves this year with 15 qualifications.

Special mention were double couples win by Chris & Emily in the Under 35 up to Bronze Waltz & Jive, and  Ashley, Kelly, Lyn, Julie who achieved a first place.

Well done to everyone on delivering a consistent performance and of course, the quality which warranted these terrific results.

BALLROOM RESULTS

O 35 SDT Tango (Ladies)
1st Julie – Q

O 35 SDT Tango (Men)
6th Derek – Q

O 50 SDT Tango
2nd Sally Ann – Q

O 35 Bronze FT
1st Ashley – Q

O 50 Bronze FT
2nd Katherine – Q
3rd Lyn – Q

O 35 Silver VW
5th Kelly – Q

LATIN RESULTS

O 35 SDT Rumba (Ladies)
3rd Julie – Q

O 35 SDT Rumba (Men)
3rd Derek – Q

O 50 SDT Rumba
5th Sally Ann – Q

O 35 Bronze Samba
1st Kelly – Q

O 50 Bronze Samba
1st Lyn – Q

O 35 Silver CC
3rd Ashley – Q

COUPLES – BALLROOM AND LATIN EVENTS

U 40 Up to Bronze Waltz
1st Chris and Emily

U 40 Up to Bronze Jive
1st Chris and Emily

O 40 Up to Bronze Jive
6th Derek and Catherine

FIRST ISTD QUALIFIER Southend 2016

We are raring to go this year having danced the first qualifier in Southend last weekend.

Although the Blackpool dances have yet to be announced, we were happy to preform new dances in some events, ie: Paso Doble, and Tango.

This was a kids only qualifier, and we are pleased to say that we managed to qualify nearly all of our students.  This means, we managed to make finals in all the events entered.  Thank you to Margaret for a well run event, and to all the parents for their ongoing support, and of course our hard working students for being so determined and focused as always.

Special congratulations to Liaisan who placed first in both her Junior events, and to Olivia who placed first in Jive, and Naitan who placed first in his Jive.  Also, job well done to Tom & Emily who out of 35 couples placed first in both the couples up to Bronze events.

See you again soon in Gillingham!!

Results are as follows:

BALLROOM SOLOS

Juv SDT 234 8/9yrs –
Quickstep 25 competitors
3rd Poppy – Q

Juv SDT 234 10/11yrs – Girls – Quickstep 14 competitors
2nd Lucia – Q
3rd Olivia – Q

Juv SDT 234 10/11yrs – Boys – Quickstep 7 competitors
2nd Naitan – Q

Jun SDT 234 Quickstep 28 competitors
1st Liaison – Q

Juv Pre Bronze Tango
16 competitors
2nd Emily – Q
5th Tom – Q

BALLROOM COUPLES

Up to Bronze Quickstep
33 couples
1st Tom and Emily
2nd Naitan and Georgia

LATIN SOLOS

Juv SDT 234 8/9yrs – Jive 25 competitors
3rd Georgia – Q
7th Tea – Q

Juv SDT 234 10/11yrs – Girls – Jive 16 competitors
1st Olivia – Q
2nd Lucia – Q

Juv SDT 234 10/11yrs – Boys – Jive 7 competitors
1st Naitan – Q

Jun SDT 234 Jive 28 competitors
1st Liaison – Q

Juv Pre Bronze Paso 16 competitors
2nd Emily – Q
4th Tom – Q

LATIN COUPLES

Up to Bronze Quickstep 35 couples
1st Tom and Emily
3rd Naitan and Georgia
4th Olivia and Lucia

Herne Bay January 2016

It was the first competition of the dance season! IMG_0045

Welcome back to all our hard working pupils.  We are so happy to see everyone smiling and raring to go!

Personally, it was my thought that we danced the best I have seen to date, and the results did reflect this. We enjoy Herne Bay as the venue is very pretty, and we are always made to feel so welcome.  It is a great first new year competition before the qualifiers start taking hold!

Firstly congratulations to all our pupils who really showed their art beautifully on Sunday.  Everyone was turned out immaculately and presented themselves beautifully on and off the floor.  It may seem weird to say here in this blog, as I normally save this for the class, but it makes a big difference when you see how pupils are turned out, and how they comport themselves, it reflects their attention to details, which one carries throughout all things they do.

IMG_0079So many times, when writing this blog, we just focus on the results, and say “great job”.. ” well done”, but its more than the dancing.  It is always more than the dancing.  Its team spirit, cheering for your fellow dance colleague, and then walking on and off the floor properly, and  going out presenting your work, then being proud about what you have presented, bad or good, you say thank you to the audience for their support by bowing, and a curtsy.   Additionally, it is how you graciously collect a trophy if you make the final, and how you stand in the line up!  Its everything.  So for that I say a well deserved, congratulations to all our students, you made us proud on Sunday in more than your dancing.

Right,.. onto results:  Firstly congratulations to our SDT girl/girl partnership of Olivia and Lucia who won their events respectively and to Paulina who partnered another 8years and under student from Pickering School of dance to go onto to win their event.  We had some splendid results, everyone made finals, and the kids managed to win 10 out of 12 events entered.  That is amazing!

Well done to our adult under 35yrs first timers, Ian and Kirsty who did their first competition ever, and to Kirsty for winning her solo events too!

I know some were missing on Sunday , so a sincere best wishes to everyone who is competing on the 7th February at the first ISTD qualifier of the season!  We will all be there !

 

RESULTS:

Juvenile Ballroom

8 and Under Waltz (20 competitors)
1st Paulina
3rd Tea

SDT Waltz (15 competitors)
6th Mia

Pre Bronze Quickstep (15 competitors)
1st Naitan
3rd Lucia
4th Olivia

Juv Bronze All Girls Waltz (14 couples)
2nd Olivia and Lucia
5th Tea and Mia
6th Karina and Poppy-May

Juv Bronze Boy/Girl Waltz (2 couples)
1st Naitan and Georgia

8 and Under Waltz (13 couples)
1st Paulina and Lily (CP)

LATIN
8 and Under CCC (19 competitors)
2nd Tea
4th Paulina

SDT CCC (17 competitors)
3rd Mia
4th Poppy-May

Pre Bronze Jive  (15 competitors)
1st Olivia
2nd Naitan

COUPLES
Juv Bronze All Girls CCC (14 couples)
1st Olivia and Lucia
4th Poppy-May and Mia
6th Karina and Tea

Juv Bronze Boy/Girl (2 couples)
1st Naitan and Georgia

Juv All Couples (extra comp)
1st Naitan and Georgia
4th Olivia and Lucia
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ADULT

RESULTS:

Adult Ballroom

First Timers Waltz 8 competitors
1st Kirsty
3rd Ian

U/35s SDT/Pre Br Quickstep 6 competitors
2nd Ian
3rd Kirsty

U/35s Bronze Waltz 9 competitors
5th Carly

O/35s SDT/Pre Br Quickstep 2 competitors
1st Julie

O/35s Bronze Waltz 6 competitors
1st Ashley

O/35s Silver + Foxtrot 3 competitors
2nd Catherine
3rd Derek

O/50s Up to Bronze Quickstep 4 competitors
1st Sally Ann

U/35s Up to Bronze Waltz 6 couples
3rd Ian and Kirsty

O/35s Silver + 3 couples
2nd Catherine and Derek

First Timers CC 9 competitors
1st Kirsty
3rd Ian

U/35s SDT/Pre Br CC 6 competitors
1st Kirsty
2nd Ian

U/35s Bronze Rumba 9 competitors
4th Carly

O/35s SDT/Pre Br Jive 2 competitors
1st Julie

O/35s Silver + CCC 5 competitors
1st Ashley
3rd Derek
4th Catherine

O/50s Up to Bronze Jive 5 competitors
3rd Sally Ann

U/35s Up to Bronze CCC 5 couples
3rd Ian and Kirsty

U/35s Silver + Jive 8 couples
3rd Carly and Ashley

O/35s Silver + Jive 3 couples
2nd Catherine and Derek

Champions of Tomorrow 2016

IMG_2831The first major competition of the year for those CDS couples who compete on the open circuit, as well as the Medallist circuit , is Champions of Tomorrow held at the fabulous Winter Gardens in Blackpool. Couples from all over the country qualify all year round to enable them the honour of dancing in this competition.

This competition is the “open circuit” equivalent for Beginner to Pre-Amateur grades, and is as important as the “medallist” finals.  Champions of Tomorrow has been running for thirty one years, and in 1983 Damian actually won the top event when it was called Pre-Amateur of The Year.  So this is definitely a stepping stone in a professional dancers career.

CDS sent three couples, accompanied by Damian to compete this year.  Considering this was our first IMG_2842year taking part in this prestigious event, we could not have foreseen the fantastic results that our couples achieved.IMG_2817

Tom and Emily  competed in the Juvenile Beginners Waltz & Quickstep, and the Juvenile Beginners Samba & Cha Cha and out of thirty six and thirty eight couples respectively went onto win both events.

Chris and Emily C,  danced in the Under 35 Beginners Waltz & Quickstep, and Cha & Jive. Out of thirty three couples they narrowly missed the final five in the IMG_2846Ballroom, and tied for sixth place.  In the Latin, out for thirty three couples, placed third.

IMG_2836Roy and Katherine, danced in the Over 45 Beginners Waltz & Quickstep and Cha & Jive, and out of thirty two, and twenty five couples respectively went onto win both events.

This is a fantastic start to the dance calendar for 2016 and we congratulate these Caterham Dance School couples onsome superb results, well done indeed.  All that hard work paid off!

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We would like to thank Nigel and Janice Horrocks on a fantastically run event and look forward to attending, Stars of the Future in June, and Champions of Tomorrow again next year.

 

 

 

Picture Gallery – Champs 2016!