About Us - The All England Dance Competition
YOUNG BALLET DANCER OF THE YEAR
NIAMH ROBINSON (Susan Robinson School of Ballet)
pictured here with our President, Dame Beryl Grey
YOUNG MODERN DANCER OF THE YEAR
MELISSA BRAITHWAITE (Centre Pointe)
YOUNG TAP DANCER OF THE YEAR
JOSHUA WAKEFIELD (Dorothy Marshall Dance Studios)
AWARD FOR GROUP CHOREOGRAPHY
JULIE-SIANNE EVANS (Julie Sianne Theatre Arts)
AWARD FOR SOLO CHOREOGRAPHY
JACQUI ISON (Jacqui Ison School of Dance & Theatre Arts)
MOLLY LAKE COMPETITION 2014
The winner of the Molly Lake Award was Grace Swaby-Moore, aged 16, a student at Tring Park, chosen by guest judge Pippa Moore of Northern Ballet. Grace performed an amazing stylised ballet to take the £2,000 prize.
There were five runners-up:
Aimee Marles, 14 (Elmhurst)
Gabrielle de Souza Jacquet, 14 (Elmhurst)
Marina Fraser, 15 (Tring Park)
Hannah O’Brien, 15 (Joanne Bond School)
Rhys Yeomans, 16 (English National Ballet School)
The All England Dance Competition, founded in July 1923, is the only one of its kind in the world. It is a Registered Charity, affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals, and is a competitive Festival of Theatre Dance for amateurs, children, and students of Theatre Arts.
To advance the education of the public in the Arts and, in particular, the performance, appreciation and the practice of the Art of Dance.
The main purpose is educational. To provide an opportunity for good amateur dancers to receive the judgement of eminent professionals, to gain experiential knowledge, to benefit from seeing others taking part, to develop their confidence by demonstrating their artistic abilities before both critical and appreciative audiences.
To raise the national standard of amateur performance in theatre dance. To provide a forum for Dance Education and the professional Theatre. To increase popular interest and appreciation of Theatre Dance as an enjoyable, sometimes a moving experience and often an entertaining art form. To further public recognition of dance as an important factor in human social development. To be a means by which good dancers may become more widely known and by which some may start their careers as professional artistes.
Membership is by subscription and is open to any person who is interested in the objective of the Competition.