Student Successes

December 2018

HUGE congratulations to Martha who has successfully auditioned for the @urdanglondon Associates! Out of the hundreds who auditioned Martha was awarded a place and will begin her Associate classes at Urdang on Sundays alongside her training at TKFDA. Well done Martha!!

November 2018

 

Wow what another amazing weekend we have had at Pershore Dance Festival. A big congratulations to all our wonderful students who have performed, you all danced beautifully!

Results for this weekend were as follows: 
Isla Clements - 1st Place Tap Solo and 1st Place Song and Dance Solo
Ava Chadwick - 3rd Place Tap Solo
Tia Surridge - 2nd Place Ballet Solo and 4th Place Classical Choreography 
Lillie - Ella Heatman - 1st Place Inter Classical Choreography and 1st Place Inter Cabaret Choreography.
Lillie - Ella Heatman and Tia Surridge - 1st Place Inter Choreography Partnership.
Danie Jenkins - 4th Place Song and Dance Solo
Tia McBain - 2nd Place Song and Dance Solo 
Darcey Pye -1st Place Character Solo
Tara Merrifield - 4th Place Modern Solo
Phoebe Edwards - 2nd Place Character Solo and 1st Place Ballet Solo 
Martha Humphries - 3rd Place Ballet Solo 
Also Congratulations to Martha Humphries who competed as a private entry in Longwell Green Festival and came 1st Place with her Character Solo and Qualified for the All England Semi’s!

Junior Ballet Group - 3rd Place
Junior Modern Group ‘Happy’ - 2nd Place
Inter Classical Group ‘Peach Ballet’ - 2nd Place
Inter Contemporary Group ‘Slowly, comes the light’ - 1st Place
Inter Cabaret Groups ‘Go Do’ - 1st Place with 90 Marks. ‘Flash Bang’ - 3rd Place
Senior Classical Group ‘I Giorni’ - 2nd Place
Senior Cabaret Group ‘Ready for a miracle’ - 2nd Place

An Big well done to all our Trophy winners, they are as follows:

Junior Character Solo - Darcey Pye
Junior Tap Solo - Isla Clements
Inter Ballet Solo - Phoebe Edwards 
Inter Character Solo - Tara Merrifield 
Inter Tap Solo - Lillie - Ella Heatman 
Inter Classical Aggregate - Phoebe Edwards
Inter Classical Duet - Tara Merrifield and Isabelle Trussell 
Inter Highest Mark in Trio or quartet - Tied - Lillie - Ella Heatman, Bronte Hill and Amelia Clements - Lyrical Trio and Lillie -Ella Heatman, Tia Surridge, Amelia Clements and Tara Merrifield - Ballet Quartet
Inter/ Senior Cabaret Group Highest Mark - ‘Go Do’ 
Contemporary Group - Slowly, comes the light
National Solo - Tied - Mia Rivers and Martha Humphries
National Solo Runner up - Tied - Tia Surridge and Phoebe Edwards 
Classical Choreography - Lillie - Ella Heatman 
Cabaret Choreography - Lillie - Ella Heatman 
Choreography Partnership - Tia Surridge and Lillie - Ella Heatman
Musicality Award - Isla Clements
Encouragement Award - Martha Humphries

Junior Cabaret Championship Winner - Isla Clements
Senior Classical Championship Winner - Tara Merrifield 
Inter Bursary Winner - Tara Merrifield 
Inter Bursary Runner Up - Lillie - Ella Heatman

 

Well done team TKFDA!!

Earlier today, our small but mighty group of students travelled to Milton Keynes for our first ever bi-annual Grandison Clark National Awards and a great time was had by all! 
Special mention to Martha who was placed 2nd, Tia who was placed 3rd and Lillie-Ella and Isabelle T who were awarded Class Commendations in the Intermediate Novice section! 
Well done girls!

October 2018

 

Congratulations to all our lovely students who competed in Rugby Dance Festival over the last few weekends! With such long days and tough sections you all danced wonderfully! The results were as follows:

Martha Humphries and Tia Surridge - Song and Dance Duet 4th Place.
Martha Humphries - Song and Dance Solo 4th Place.
Tia Surridge - Modern Solo 4th Place and Qualified, Choreography Solo 2nd Place, National Solo 4th Place and Qualified, Character Solo 4th Place and Qualified, Lyrical Solo Qualified and Contemporary Solo 4th Place. 
Lillie - Ella Heatman - Choreography Solo 4th Place, Tap Solo 4th Place and Qualified, Contemporary Solo- 3rd Place and Qualified.
Amelia Clements and Lillie - Ella Heatman - Modern Duet 4th Place and Qualified and Ballet Duet 4th Place and Qualified.
Amelia Clements - Contemporary Solo 4th Place.
Amelia Clements and Bronte Hill - Modern Duet 3rd Place and Qualified. 
Bronte Hill - Contemporary Solo 4th Place.
Tara Merrifield and Isabelle Trussell - Modern Duet 4th Place.
Kaitlyn Vickers and Jessica Smith - Character Duet 4th Place and Qualified. 
Phoebe Edwards - Modern Solo 4th Place and Qualified.
Tia Surridge, Lillie- Ella Heatman, Amelia Clements and Bronte Hill- Ballet Quartet 4th Place and Qualified. 
Isla Clements - Modern Solo 1st Place and Qualified, Ballet Solo 4th Place and Qualified, Tap Solo 3rd Place and Qualified and Song and Dance Solo 2nd Place and Qualified.
Danie Jenkins - Song and Dance Solo 4th Place.
Poppy Newdick- Modern Solo 4th Place and Qualified.
Ava Chadwick - Modern Solo 3rd Place and Qualified.
Chloe Johns and Darcey Pye - Modern Duet Qualified. 
Scarlett Dearlove - Song and Dance Solo 4th Place.
Inter Lyrical Group -‘Stand’ - 3rd Place and Qualified.
Inter Tap Group - ‘Flash Bang’ - 4th Place and Qualified.
Inter Modern Group - ‘Go Do’ - Qualified 
Senior Modern Ballet Group - ‘Sugarplum’ - Qualified.
Senior Stylised Ballet Group - ‘I Giorni’ - Qualified.
Senior Modern Group - ‘Geronimo’ - 4th Place and Qualified.
Senior Modern Group - ‘Ready for a Miracle’ - 4th Place and Qualified.

A Big well done to all our lovely students who competed in their first Festival this time! You should all be proud!

Pictures below supplied by parents.

Wow what a busy few days for our TKFDA dancers! As a school we competed in the first half of Pershore Dance Festival! And a few of our dancers private entered solos at Longwell Green! A big congratulations to all our dances. We can’t wait to return to Pershore for the second half this weekend!

The results for Pershore were as follows:

Chloe Johns and Darcey Pye - 3rd Place Character Duet. 
Evie Miles and Poppy Newdick - 4th Place Character Duet and 4th Place Modern Duet. 
Lillie -Ella Heatman, Amelia Clements and Bronte Hill - 1st Place Lyrical Trio.
Tia Surridge, Kaitlyn Vickers and Isabelle Trussell - 2nd Place Modern Trio.
Tara Merrifield , Kaitlyn Vickers and Isabel Edwards - 3rd Place Modern Trio.
Tara Merrifield and Isabelle Trussell- 1st Place Ballet Duet and 3rd Place Modern Duet.
Martha Humphries and Phoebe Edwards - 3rd Place Character Duet.
Tia Surridge and Isabel Edwards - 4th Place Stylised Ballet Duet.
Lillie -Ella Heatman, Amelia Clements, Tara Merrifield and Tia Surridge - 1st Place Ballet Quartet.
Lillie - Ella Heatman, Tia Surridge, Bronte Hill and Amelia Clements- 4th Place National Quartet. 
Isla Clements - 1st Place Modern Solo, 2nd Place Character Solo and 4th Place Ballet Solo.
Tara Merrifield- 4th Place National Solo, 1st a Place Character Solo, 3rd Place Tap Solo and 3rd Place Lyrical Solo. 
Isabelle Trussell- 4th Place Character Solo and 3rd Place Lyrical Solo.
Amelia Clements - 4th Place Lyrical Solo and 3rd Place Modern Solo.
Tia Surridge - 1st Place National Solo and 4th Place Tap Solo.
Lille - Ella Heatman - 2nd Place National Solo, 2nd Place Character Solo and 1st Place Tap Solo.
Jessica Smith - 1st Place Contemporary Solo and 3rd Place National Solo.
Kaitlyn Vickers - 2nd Place Tap Solo.
Mia Rivers - 1st Place National Solo.
Phoebe Edwards - 2nd Place Lyrical Solo, 4th Place Modern Solo, 4th Place Tap Solo and 2nd Place National Solo. 
Martha Humphries - 4th Place Lyrical Solo, 3rd Place Modern Solo, 1st Place National Solo and 4th Place Song and Dance Solo. 
Sophie Jenkins - 2nd Place Tap Solo.
Alicia - Sophia Cox - 4th Place Character Solo.

Longwell Green Festival Results are as follows:

Tia Surridge - 3rd Place Modern Solo and Qualified for All England Semi’s.
2nd Place National Solo and Qualified for All England Semi’s.
Lillie -Ella Heatman - 1st Place National Solo and Qualified for All England Semi’s.
3rd Place Lyrical Solo and Qualified for All England Semi’s.

Well done everyone!

In the words of these 3 dancers...”Christmas has come early!” Isla, Lillie-Ella and Tara received their Championship and Bursary awards from Pershore Festival this evening! Thank you @pershoredancefestival for the most beautiful awards and the very generous bursaries - such lucky dancers!

September 2018

Finally!!!! We’ve had the exam results from our Summer exam session and they were worth the wait!! CONGRATULATIONS to everyone - your fancy new report sheets will be handed out in class over the next week!

TKFDA student Violet Winfield at the press call for Nativity the Musical which she will be performing in in December at the Oxford New Theatre!
TKFDA will be arranging a school trip to support Violet - information will be sent via email soon 
We are so proud of you Violet, what a wonderful opportunity! We can’t wait to watch!

August 2018

TKFDA student Violet featuring in this years The Great British Bake Off commercial - congratulations Violet!

 

FINISHING ON A HIGH...congratulations to Ellie who has received a DISTINCTION for Advanced 1 Modern which was her last ever Dance exam!

July 2018

The BIGGEST congratulations to TKFDA student Isla who has successfully auditioned for @stageboxkids! Isla has been accepted into the London Development Programme and will train every half term with world renowned teachers in Singing, Acting, Musical Theatre, TV and Dance.
What a fantastic opportunity - enjoy Isla!! 

Congratulations to Bronte who has successfully auditioned for the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) Contemporary programme @swindondancecat. Bronte will attend weekly classes from September, studying Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Improvisation, Choreography and Performance Skills to go alongside her training at TKFDA.
We hope you have a lovely time and we’re so proud of you!

Congratulations to the lovely Ellie who took her Advanced 1 Modern Exam yesterday at the Bristol Centre! This was Ellie’s LAST EVER dance exam before she starts university in September studying to be a Primary School teacher.
Fingers crossed for your results Ellie but we’re sure you were amazing!

Congratulations to Jess who took his Advanced 2 Modern Exam yesterday at the Bristol Centre! Fingers crossed for your results! A big thank you to Miss Lauren for her coaching - even driving to Southampton and back to teach Jess whilst he’s in rehearsals for P&O!!

June 2018

Congratulations to Isla who danced her socks off in the @istddance Junior Section of the Janet Cram Finals yesterday! You were an absolute pleasure to watch and shone on the stage! Having received the Junior Class Prize at the South West Regionals, Isla went on to receive a Commendation for the Finals class and we could not be more proud of her!

What a wonderful time we’ve had at North Somerset Festival! Here’s a round up of the last few days (Wednesday-Sunday);

Martha - 10years National Solo 4th
Phoebe - 10years National Solo 4th
Isla - 9years Modern Solo 2nd & Qualified for All England Regionals
Isla - 9years Character Solo 4th
Martha - 10years Song and Dance Solo 3rd and Qualified for All England Regionals
Martha - 10years Modern Solo 4th
Phoebe - 10years Modern Solo 4th
Isla - 9years Ballet Solo 4th
Martha & Phoebe - 10years and Under Character Duet 3rd
Martha & Phoebe - 10years and Under Modern Duet 4th
Mia - 15years and Over Character Solo 2nd
Mia & Millie - Senior Classical Duets 3rd
Tara - 13years Ballet Solo 4th
Amelia, Lillie-Ella, Tara & Tia - Inter Classical Quartets 2nd and Qualified for All England Regionals
Millie - 13years Tap Solo 3rd
Tia M - 13years Character Solo 3rd
Senior Classical Group ‘I Giorni’ - 1st and Qualified for All England Regionals
Senior Cabaret Group ‘Geronimo’ - 1st and Qualified for All England Regionals
Senior Cabaret Group ‘Ready for a Miracle’ - 3rd and Qualified for All England Regionals

Trophies awarded to;
Tia - 9-12 Years Character Solo
Tia - 9-12 Years Modern Solo
Lillie-Ella - 9-12 Years Tap Solo
Senior Cabaret Group (Geronimo)
Senior Classical Group (I Giorni)

Truly AMAZING performances from ALL our dancers over the 8 days! Lots of placings, qualifications and personal bests, but most of all TEAM WORK and FUN!!

Please be sure to thank your teachers this week for all their hard work and wonderful choreography!

WELL DONE TKFDA!

Congratulations to Evie-Rose who has just been offered a place on the Mid Associates course with Bristol Dance Associates commencing September 2018! Evie-Rose will attend monthly classes with BDA studying Classical Ballet and Contemporary. We're so pleased for you Evie, have a great time and work hard!

Congratulations to Isabel and Amelia who have successfully auditioned for the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) Contemporary programme @swindondancecat. Both girls will attend weekly classes from September, studying Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Improvisation, Choreography and Performance Skills to go alongside their training at TKFDA.
We hope you have a lovely time girls and we’re so proud of you!

May 2018

Congratulations to TKFDA students Phoebe, Isabel, Lydia, Liberty, Scarlett and Martha who have successfully auditioned for this years Summer Youth Project ‘Oliver’ at the Wyvern Theatre in August! We look forward to watching you girls!

We’re so incredibly proud of these three girls! Their first time competing in the Junior Class at the South West Janet Cram Heats and what a fantastic time they had! 
Phoebe was awarded a class commendation and Isla was one of four dancers selected to go through to the finals in London as well as winning the overall class prize!!! 
Huge congratulations to you little treasures!

More great news from the ISTD South West Janet Cram Heats...! These fabulous five danced their socks off in the really talented Senior class and we could not have been prouder of all their performances! 
Special mention to Tia who was awarded a Class Commendation!!
Very well done girls!!

We’re thrilled to announce that some of our very talented students have successfully auditioned for Barn Youth Theatre’s ‘Aladdin Jnr’ in August! 
Martha will be playing the Genie, Violet is playing Lago, Ava is Narrator 2, Evie-Rose is Narrator 3, Paige is playing Guard 1 and Eliza and April are Towns People. 
We were blown away by the casting and staging of last years Barn Youth performance of Seussical the Musical so we can’t wait to watch Aladdin!! 
Well done everyone!

Congratulations to Lillie-Ella & Tia who have successfully re-auditioned for Ballet Theatre UK Mid B Associates. Both girls will continue to receive top-class classical training from highly regarded teachers and choreographers. 
Wonderful news girls - we’re very proud of you both!

Phew...what a busy few days! Here’s a round up of the last few days (Sunday-Tuesday) at North Somerset Festival -

Junior Cabaret Group - ‘Happy’ 2nd and Qualified for All England Regionals
Evie & Poppy - joint 4th 7-8 Years Modern Solo
Evie & Poppy - joint 4th 7-8 Years Character Solo 
Poppy awarded a ‘Rising Star’ trophy
Inter Classical Group - ‘Slowly Comes the Light’ 1st and Qualified for All England Regionals
Inter Cabaret Group - ‘Baby Mine’ 3rd and Qualified for All England Regionals
Lillie-Ella - 12 Years Tap Solo 1st and Qualified for All England Regionals 
Tia - 12 Years Tap Solo 3rd
Lydia, Isabel, Isabelle, Jessica and Amelia - joint 4th 12 Years Tap Solo 
Tia - 12 Years Modern Solo 1st and Qualified for All England Regionals
Lillie-Ella - 12 Years Modern Solo 2nd and Qualified for All England Regionals
Isabelle - 12 Years Modern Solo 3rd and Qualified for All England Regionals
Amelia - 12 Years Modern Solo 4th
Tia, Isabelle, Lillie-Ella and Amelia - joint 4th 12 Years National Solo
Tia - 12 Years Character Solo 1st and Qualified for All England Regionals
Jessica and Isabel - joint 4th 12 Years Character Solo
Lillie-Ella - 12 Years Song & Dance 1st and Qualified for All England Regionals 
Lillie-Ella, Isabelle, Tia and Amelia - joint 4th 12 Years Ballet Solo
Tia - 12 Years Lyrical Solo 2nd and Qualified for All England Regionals 
Lillie-Ella and Amelia - joint 4th 12 Years Lyrical Solo
Jessica Smith was awarded a ‘Rising star’ trophy
Isabelle & Tara, Lillie-Ella & Bronte, Jessica & Lydia - joint 4th Under 14 Classical Duets
Tia & Isabel - Under 14 Cabaret Duets 1st and Qualified for All England Regionals

A very special well done to Alicia-Sophia, Imogen, Eleanor, Sophie and Lila who danced their first ever solo!

Wonderful performances from everyone, team spirit in abundance and comments from the organisers about how polite, well mannered and organised our students are = very proud teachers! Looking forward to the next few days of dancing 

(Apologies for the lack of photos, we were very very busy with quick changes. Photos supplied are from the parents)

April 2018

Congratulations to the lovely Phoebe on successfully auditioning for the Mid Associate Ballet Boost programme at Rambert, London!
Phoebe will be receiving first class extra tuition from highly regarded teachers and choreographers twice a month commencing September.
We’re so excited for you Phoebe, you’re going to love it!!

Congratulations to this lovely bunch who have either successfully auditioned or re-auditioned for Tap Attack Associates!
Juniors - Danie, Isla, Martha
Mid A - Lucie, Lydia, Tia
Mid B - Lillie-ella

The girls will attend regular classes with Tap Attack and be taught by some of the worlds best Tap teachers and choreographers.

Fantastic achievement dancers - we’re very proud of you all!

What a wonderful way to finish a busy week at the studios! Fantastic results from our most recent @istddance Modern & Tap Examinations - well done everyone!

March 2018

We are thrilled to announce that one of our lovely Seniors, Lauren, has been offered a place at Academy of Live & Recorded Arts, London! 


Lauren will be following her dreams of becoming an actress and will be studying on the Foundation Course for Acting at ALRA commencing September 2018. 


Fantastic news Lauren, congratulations!!

A big ‘Well done’ to all our wonderful Musical Theatre and Drama students! You were all fabulous in the showcase this evening. Each and every one of you worked so hard and performed fantastically. Here are a few pictures from the rehearsals earlier today.

February 2018

Congratulations to our Junior, Intermediate and Senior Competition Teams who have danced at Exeter Dance Festival this week. With long days and very big sections you have all danced amazingly and the results have been fantastic! 
We would like to say a big 'Well Done' to all our new students who competed in their first festival. You were all great and we hope you enjoyed yourselves!

The results were as follows:

National Solo 11 to 12 years : 
1st - Tia Surridge
2nd - Lillie - Ella Heatman
4th - Isabel Edwards

Modern Duet 10 years and under:
2nd - Martha Humphries and Phoebe Edwards

Novice Tap Solo 9 to 10 years:
2nd - Rosie Teal

Character Solo 7 to 8 years:
4th (tied) - Evie Miles and Poppy Newdick

Modern Solo 13 years:
3rd - Tara Merrifield

Tap Solo 11 to 12 years:
1st - Lillie - Ella Heatman
2nd - Tia Surridge

Lyrical Solo 13 years:
4th - Tara Merrifield

Modern Solo 7 to 8 years:
4th - Poppy Newdick

Character Solo 9 to 10 years:
3rd - Martha Humphries

Modern Duet 12 years and under:
3rd - Isabel Edwards and Tia Surridge
4th (tied) - Lillie - Ella Heatman and Amelia Clements
- Bronte Hill and Amelia Clements

Classical Duet 10 years and under:
2nd - Evie Miles and Poppy Newdick

Modern Trios 14 years and under:
4th - Kaitlyn Vickers, Isabel Edwards and Tara Merrifield

National Solo 9 to 10 years:
1st - Phoebe Edwards
4th - Martha Humphries

Modern Trio 10 years and under:
1st - Isla Clements, Martha Humphries and Phoebe Edwards

Modern Solo 12 years:
2nd - Tia Surridge
4th - Isabelle Trussell

National Solo 13 to 14 years:
3rd - Tara Merrifield
4th - Millie Packer

Modern Solo 9 to 10 years:
3rd - Isla Clements

Classical Duet 12 years and under:
3rd - Amelia Clements and Lillie - Ella Heatman
4th - Bronte Hill and Lillie - Ella Heatman

Song and Dance Duet 12 years and under:
2nd - Tia Surridge and Martha Humphries

Ballet Solo 11 to 12 years:
4th (tied) - Lillie - Ella Heatman and Tia Surridge

Tap Solo 9 to 10 years:
1st - Isla Clements
3rd - Martha Humphries

Character Solo 11 to 12 years:
2nd - Lillie - Ella Heatman
4th (tied) - Tia Surridge and Amelia Clements

Classical Trios/Quartets 14 years and under:
2nd - Tara Merrifield, Amelia Clements, Tia Surridge and 
Lillie - Ella Heatman

Classical Duet 14 years and under:
3rd - Isabelle Trussell and Tara Merrifield

Modern Trio 12 years and under:
1st - Lillie - Ella Heatman, Bronte Hill and Amelia Clements

Tap Duet 12 years and under:
3rd - Lucie Davis and Isla Clements

Character Solo 13 to 14 years:
3rd - Tia McBain
4th - Tara Merrifield

Song and Dance Solo 9 to 10 years:
2nd - Martha Humphries
4th - Isla Clements
(Out of 45 Dancers!!)

Junior Classical Group: 4th - Circus 
Junior Cabaret Group: 4th - Bare Necessities

Inter Classical Groups: 1st - Peach Ballet
3rd - Slowly comes the light
Inter Cabaret Group: 3rd - Baby Mine
Inter Tap Group : 2nd - Flash Bang

Senior Classical Group: 3rd - I giorni
Senior Cabaret Groups: 3rd - Geronimo
4th - Are you ready for a miracle

A Big Congratulations to the following students who made it through to the Championships and were all placed!

Junior Tap Championships: 1st - Isla Clements
2nd - Lillie - Ella Heatman
3rd - Tia Surridge
6th - Martha Humphries

Junior Modern Championship: 2nd - Isla Clements
5th - Tia Surridge

Senior Modern Championship: 4th - Tara Merrifield

Trophy Winners were as follows:

Tia Surridge - (National Solo) - June Hornby Sheild

Lillie - Ella Heatman - (Tap Solo) - Renee Harvey Shield

Phoebe Edwards - (National Solo) - Robert Harold Cup

Martha Humphries, Phoebe Edwards and Isla Clements - (Modern Trio) - Stanley George Cup

Isla Clements - (Tap Solo) - Rougement Cup

Bronte Hill, Amelia Clements and Lillie - Ella Heatman - (Modern Trio) - Luke Cup

Peach Ballet Group - Stonelands Trophy

Isla Clements - (Tap Championships) - Festival Championship Cup

Amelia Clements - (Most promising Senior girl dancer) - Robin Winbow Trophy

 

Wonderful results all round! Well done to you all!!!

 

We would like to take this opportunity to say a massive 'Thank you' to all the Parents who helped out this week. We couldn't do it without you!

January 2018

Another set of fabulous ISTD Ballet, Modern and Tap examination results! Congratulations everyone!

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