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Youngsters waltz through their exams
YOUNG members of Bridport's Les Bois theatre school put their best feet forward - and notched up 100 per cent success in their recent dance exams.
Pupils aged four to 17 recorded 107 passes, many at honours and highly commended grade.
Examiner Phil Winston, director of Danceworks - one of the foremost training centres for professional dancers in the UK - praised the candidates who were tested in Bradpole Village Hall.
They were all "well prepared, polite and enthusiastic."
He had particular words of praise for the boys, writing on their reports that "there is much promise here for the future".
Pass winners were: Pre-juvenile group award: Daisy Friedman, Maddy Herbert, Rosie Howell, Frances Keddie, Sean Keddie, Abigail Lincoln and Ellen Pearce.
Juvenile ballet medal: Ella Burwood.
Preparatory grade ballet: Lauryn Alner, Benjamin Best, Ella-May Cauldwell, Eve Dawson, Bethany Ford, Megan Furner, Teresa Griffiths, Grace Kiddle, Amy Laurence, Lauren Lindsay, Charlotte Pitcher, Nikki Salter.
Primary Grade ballet: Chloe-Amber Cash, Zack Chantler, Sapphire Churchill, Tom Hyde, Ella Horne, Olivia Southall.
Preliminary tap medal: Imogen Burwood, Abigail Hardy, Grace Savage, Molly Savage, Rachel Van Zyl, Saskia Wood.
Bronze ballet medal: Daisy Curtis, Alice Haskins, Sophie Hall, Gabrielle Horton, Alice Kiltie, Angelica Pownall, Chloe Wood.
Silver ballet medal: Emma-Jane Dennis, Jessica Haley, Lucy Hayley, Danielle Tattershall.
Introductory stage musical theatre: Hatti Amos, Kaylee Ball, Imogen Burwood, Grace Dawson, Abigail Hardy, Millie Langdon, Harry Poore, Zoe Robertson, Eloise Townsend, Amy Van Zyl, Monisha Vij.
Introductory musical theatre medal: Fraya Donovan-Smith.
One dance freestyle: Lauryn Alner, Maisie Amos (2), Kaylee Ball (2), Cara Bernardini (2), Laura Brown, Imogen Burwood, Zack Chantler, Georgia Clarke, Fraya Donovan-Smith, Lucy Halson, Abigail Hardy (2), Zoe Hillier, Gabrielle Horton, Millie Langdon (2), Harry Poore, Sasha Remnant, Zoe Roberton (2), Elloise Townsend, Connie Treves (2), Amy Van Zyl, Monisha Vij.
Bronze medal freestyle: Hatti Amos, Amy French, Sophie Hall, Alice Haskins, Molly Hyde, Alice Kiltie, Erin Langdon, Angelica Pownall, Grace Savage, Molly Savage.
Silver medal freestyle: Cameron Love, Rachel Nokes, Alec Poore, Charlotte Sutton, Lois Tattershall.
Gold medal freestyle: Emma-Jane Dennis, Emma Foulsham, Bethany Hyde, Morgan Judd-English, Lauren Shopland, Danielle Tattershall, Mini Warren.
Theatre School Principal Shirley Ewart is currently trying to find a suitable venue for the next show which can provide adequate facilities for a cast of over 120 children and young adults. If anyone can help they should call her on Bridport (01308) 424289.