IFDPA Disney Championships 2018
Friday 30th of March by Charlotte Pilkington
Keywords: Disney Squad, Dance Championships, Competition, IFDPA
SAA's Disney Squad 2018 came home with 13 trophies, including 9 golds and led the Pre-Parade for the second year running!
Between Thursday 8th and Saturday 12th March a group of 53 SAA students and families made their way to Disneyland Paris to compete in the IFDPA Disney Dance Championship. This is the second year running we have competed here, with this years’ competition including dance schools from Dubai, Russia, Malta, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Saturday morning started early with a Pre-Parade rehearsal, with all the dance schools before the competition got underway. The weekend finished off with SAA leading the Pre-Parade down the Main Street in front of thousands of visitors.
SAA are extremely proud to announce the following entries and places:
1st PLACE GOLD
- All Age Open (Modern) ‘Proud Mary’
- Junior Group Jazz ‘Cats’
- Junior Group Tap ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’
- Senior Group Ballet ‘Finding Beauty’
- Senior Group Jazz ‘Feelin' Good’
- Senior Group Open (Commercial) ‘Rihanna Infusion’
- Senior Group Tap ‘Gambling Man’
- Senior Duet (Gina Lipscombe & Lloyd Kingston) ‘Whip It’
- Senior Solo (Jessica Thomas) ‘Can't Hold Us’
2nd PLACE SILVER
- Junior Group Ballet ‘Peter Pan’
- Junior Group Modern & Contemporary ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’
- Junior Group Open (Commercial) ‘Ariana Fusion’
3RD PLACE BRONZE
- Senior Group Modern & Contemporary ‘Tears Of An Angel
SOLO’S & DUETS
- Junior Duet (Bebe Price & Zoe Skerratt) ‘Candyman’
- Junior Duet (Izzy Findley & Orla Ryan) ‘Hallelujah’
- Junior Solo (Isobel Price) ‘Rise Up’
- Junior Solo (Lucy Knight) ‘Move It’
- Junior Solo (Martha Lowe) ‘I See Fire’
- Junior Solo (Mia Rose) ‘Wings’
- Senior Duet (Cara Redman & Sophie Knight) ‘I Put A Spell On You’
- Senior Solo (April Davies) ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’
- Senior Solo (Bluebell Lane) ‘Torn'
SAA Disney Squad 2018 Members:
Ava Fergusson, Bebe Price, Bella-Rose Binney, Isabelle Findley, Isobel Price, Jessica Stewart, Lily Chambers, Lucy Knight, Martha Lowe, Mia Rose, Orla Ryan, Sophie Evans, Zoe Skerratt, April Davies, Asha Armstrong, Bluebell Lane, Cara Redman, Gina Lipscombe, Jessica Dyer, Jessica Thomas, Lloyd Kingston & Sophie Knight.
We had some amazing feedback from our group, and we would like to thank everyone for their hard work that well and truly paid off!
“It was really special seeing them dancing and smiling down Main Street with everyone watching. We were bursting with pride and loved every minute and being a part of it, thank you” SAA Dance Mum Julie Binney
“I would like to congratulate all of you dancers in being well behaved as always, team spirit and fantastic dancing” SAA Teacher & Dance Mum Alison Lipscombe
“Best weekend ever” SAA Dance Mum Sarah Fergusson
“Thank you for everything and all the families for an unforgettable weekend. Proud to be part of the SAA family” SAA Dance Mum Caroline Findley
“Thank you for everything and all the families we loved every moment of it, felt so proud of all the dancers and loved being part of the SAA family” SAA Dance Mum Karen Ryan
“Big thank you to all the teachers for such great routines, and a massive well done to all of you that danced, all looked beautiful and did us parents proud. A bigger shout to the new little ones, you all did amazing, such a big event for your first, well done” SAA Dance Mum Gemma Skerratt
“Well done SAA Disney team, you were all amazing and made us very proud” SAA Dance Mum Clare Knight
“It was my first experience doing a competition, I was a little nervous but the rest of the squad helped me and I think everyone worked really hard and we deserved our medal. I enjoyed every minute especially being in the parade!” SAA Student Bella-Rose Binney
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