STANDARDS were high at Michelle Hatton School of Dance and Performing Arts.
Students once again achieved a 100% pass rate in their recent International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA) examinations.
Helen Pearson, has over the years taken all IDTA Freestyle amateur examinations and thought it was about time to turn professional.
After studying intensively she achieved honours in her IDTA freestyle degree, which makes her a professional teacher of dancing in freestyle sance.
“The results are amazing, every student excelled - I am so proud of all my students,” said Michelle.
“I am so proud of Helen achieving the highest grade possible.”
Four special awards were presented again this year at the school’s own medal presentation.
The whole school was assessed and the trophies went to Molly Kirby for determination, Taylor Gilbey for achievement and Abbie Stockdale won most improved.
Ellis Hodges won the outstanding performance and dedication award.
Michelle continued: “Ellis displays 100% effort and attends classes every week without fail. Her enthusiasm and dedication in classes and stage performance shone through. “Ellis is also a keen choreographer and always willing to learn new things.
“The effort displayed this year from the whole school was remarkable. All my dancers have tried so hard again this year and it was a very difficult job in deciding who to reward.”