This being the eleventh year of the Dance Festival those of us who had been attending nearly every year knew each other quite well but newcomers were equally welcomed.
A variety of outfits, including tutus, leotards and character costumes were carried through the school to the changing rooms where parents set up a base to cope with the rapid costume changes required.
Backstage, some nerves were apparent but there was a happy atmosphere of friendship and mutual support and from the smallest dancers to the mature teenagers about to go on to dance school all stepped onto the stage with equal confidence to perform.
Throughout the three days of the Festival adjudicator Deborah Norris inspired us all with her considered feedback to every dancer offering praise and encouragement with advice on next steps to each and many dancers will have gone home with renewed enthusiasm
As the Festival drew to its successful close on Sunday evening it was with a mixture of sadness and relief that we said our goodbyes all looking forward to seeing each other again at Festival 2018.
Many thanks to Mervyn Clingan of Taking Pictures for the fantastic photos.
The Dance festival marks the start of our Autumn season and is held at Writhlington School, Radstock.
We offer a full range of classes over a wide range of ages, including a selection of non-competitive classes in some elements.
The syllabus is reviewed annually but will always contain Ballet, Character, Lyrical, Modern, Song & Dance and Tap.
For further information contact Kathy Goodspeed email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01985 216825