Write Up - All England Championships 2018

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AE2018Sleepy January is upon us and that means one thing for Team Ellis-Parr - the All England Championships have arrived!

The Championships took place over the 13th & 14th January at the Watford Colosseum. Over the course of the weekend, each and every child that took to the stage for Team Ellis-Parr did our Academy proud with their dancing, team work and sportmanship. We certainly had our hard work pay off with many brilliant results for our dancers which were well deserved by you all. 

Please join us in congratulating:

Stevie Rose - U6 Future Stars Parade
Ceceil Steele-Larmeu - U8 Beginners A & B awards
Hayden Johnson - U9 Beginners A & B awards
Lexi Miranda - 4th U9 Beginners Cup
Amy Heath - 2nd U10 Beginners Cup
Ania Vasylenko - U10 Beginners A & B awards
Natalia Wawrzenczak - 5th U11 Beginners Cup
Ailish Cowling - U11 Beginners A & B awards
Libby Johnson - O12 Beginners awards and U14 Pre-Open awards
Kate McDevitt - O12 Beginners Reel award
Jenny Found - 2nd O12 Beginners Cup
Freddy Beard - 3rd U11 Open Championship
Orla Campion - 2nd U13 Open Championship
Emily Downey - 2nd U17 Open Championship
Grace Barry - U18 Open awards
Lucia Burke-Sanchez - 4th U20 Open Championship
Keeley Rielly - 7th U20 Open Championship
Michaela Green - 5th Senior Open Championship
Jessica Ellis - 6th Senior Open Championship

O and a special mention to Joe, who as far as Team EP are concerned stole the show in the Senior World Dancers Parade on the Sunday night!

For those of you that may have been a little disappointed with your placement or marks, don't give up! With hard work and determination, you really can achieve anything and use this experience to make you stronger and come back fighting when we get back to class!

All England Championships are done and dusted for another year - we'll see you in 2019!

Write Up - Londubh Feis 2017

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london17Kicking off the Londubh Feis in December, we had Lexi who was dancing at her first feis! She had a great morning placing highly in all her solos and placing 4th in her Beginners Cup competition. 

Freddy was next up in his Boys championship where he was crowned U12 Boys Champion! He continued with the fab results in the U10 Open Solos and Championship with great solo results and a 3rd place in the Championship. Orla was up next dancing in the U13 Open and placed 2nd in her championship.

Grace and Lucia were up next on Sunday dancing in U17 Open and the U20 Open. The both danced brilliant and came home with trophies  and fab results.

The Londubh Feis was the last Feis of 2017 and we would like to thank everyone for their hard work and support over the past year. We are so proud of the progress all out dancers have made over the past 12 months. We will head into 2018 to work even harder to help all our dancers achieve as much as possible - 2018 Team EP is ready for you!

Write Up - Corpus Christi Feis 2017

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dublin2017The Corpus Christi Feis took place in Dublin on 25th & 26th November and is hosted by Terry McCluskey. We had Freddy and Emily travel over to take part in the competitions and we were made to feel very welcome by Terry and her school.

Bother Freddy and Emily danced fab and had some brilliant results. Freddy came home with more sliverwear, placing 3rd in the Overseas Champioship and 2nd in the U10 Boys Championship and Emily placed 3rd in the Overseas championship too!

Congratulations guys!

Write Up - Celtic Championships 2017

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celticchamps17The Celtic Championships is one our most local competitions and naturally we had a busy weekend of dancing! We kicked off the weeekend with our U7, U8 and U9 beginners - Lacey, Hayden, Ania and Amy! the busy morning and early start for our little gang was well worth it with their fab dancing brining home lots of tophies and medals for them.

Our tiniest jiggers, sisters Shaney 3yrs and Georgie 18 months, followed them by taking to the stage in the Walkers Competition. This is a lovely competition to encourage our baby dancers to get used to going on stage before entering the Beginners categories. Our girls had a great time jigging around to the music and were awarded with trophies for their dancing too! Also, our Georgie was featured in the newspaper for her dancing as she was the youngest dancer in the over the whole weekend.

Libby and Natalia danced in the older Begginers groups and the good results just kept on coming. Libby winning out of Beginner B for most of the solos and Natalia winning her first every Beginners Cup!

Last but not least on Saturday, we had Freddy and Orla competing in the Open age groups. Both danced brilliant and the results showed this with Orla placing 2nd in the U12 Open Championship and Freddy placing 2nd in the U10 Open Championship and 2nd in the U12 Boys Championship.

Moving onto Sunday, we had our golden oldies competing in the Open Age groups. After an afternoon of fab dancing, our girls did us proud with great results all round. Lucia placed 3rd in her U20 Championship, Jessica 2nd and Michaela 3rd in the Senior Championship and Emily was the U16 Celtic Champion!

Well done to all our dancers - results like these really shows that hard work does pay off!


Write Up - Herts Championships 2017

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herts2017With Lizzie away our superstars were flying solo at the Herts Championships 2017. But not having their teacher didn't seem to affect them one little bit as we had reports of great dancing and team work along with bring home lots of medals, cups, belts and trophies over the course of the weekend.

Ania and Amy kicked it all off on Saturday morning in the U9 Beginners A & B section and placed highly in their solos. Ania also went on to place 3rd in the Trophy competitions. Freddy followed them in the U10 Open section, along with Libby dancing in the U12 Beginners. Freddy had a brilliant day of results placing 3rd in the U10 Mixed Champiosnhips and winning the Boys Championship! Libby did herself proud with great dancing which resulted in her taking home more medals and tophies!

Onto Sunday with our older dancers, Emily in the U16 Open, Lucia in the U18 Open and Jessica and Michaela in the Seniors. All our girls danced their socks off and placed highly in their solos and Championships competitions. In the O15 Reel Championship, Ellis-Parr took the first two places on the podium with Lucia being crowned O15 Herts Feis Reel Champion and Michaela being runner up! What a way to end 2 days of dancing!!

Well done girls and Freddy! The next feis is only a few weeks away.......