On Sunday 15th September 2019, we had a very special party for Team Ellis-Parr. We decided that we all deserved to come together to celebrate a truly incredible year for our Academy.
Over the past 12 months our class has grown in size, while building a unique community based on inclusivity, respect and support for everyone. We have also worked hard to improve all our dancers from beginners up to our open dancers. The brilliant results we have had are proof that we have managed to achieve on this goal too.
We organised our first Class Feis and this was a huge success. Having a class over 2 locations, our class feis was a brilliant opportunity to have the entire school all under one roof.
At the World Championships 2019, we had 5 dancers attend and we came home with 5 globes. We were all delighted when our Freddy won the world title with a perfect score of '500'! This is the first time a CRDM UK dancer and school have acheived this accolade, which made this all the more special. This was then followed by Jessica & Lucia placing 5th in their respective age groups, Grace placing 6th and Michaela 7th in theirs. This, along with some wonderful memories being made, meant for a truly special weekend in Killarney.
Throughout the year, our grades dancers have continued to improve and progress through their grades and we now have a gang of mini superstars that take to the stage at every feis with confidence and to have fun.
Our community and team spirit are second to none...... we regularly have our older dancers attend competitions all day to help with and support our little dancers and our parents are always on hand to help out and for the much needed caffiene run too. All these small things add up to a wonderful atmosphere which makes Ellis-Parr a very special place to be a part of (either at classes or feisanna).
Thank you to each and everyone of you that has made this possible. It takes a village to create what we have here at the Ellis-Parr Academy and we cannot wait to conitue to make more memories with you for many years to come.