Showing all the right moves in first competition

Entrants for Rutland Youth Dance Academy's first ever choreography competition
Entrants for Rutland Youth Dance Academy's first ever choreography competition

Youngsters at a dance academy have been displaying their skills.

Rutland Youth Dance Academy held its first choreography competition, called U Move, and the winning entries were performed at the academy’s production of Red Riding Hood at Uppingham Theatre on Saturday.

Eleanor Firth and Natalie Hall triumphed in the 12-plus age category and Holly Pell, Alice Burton, Leila Baines and Libby Rawlings were the under 12 winners. The runners-up each received a medal.

Organiser and dance school principal, Sarah Bell of Uppingham, said: “I am so proud of what they have achieved and hope we can continue to provide creative opportunities for dancers in Rutland to improve their skills and show off their talent!”

On Saturday the group put on its latest production Red Riding Hoody at Uppingham Theatre. The urban adaptation of the children’s classic was written and choreographed by Sarah and featured all of the academy groups, from year two all the way through to the adult dancers and the academy’s two new choirs.

Sarah said: “I am so incredibly proud of the cast and would like to say a huge congratulations and thank you for all your hard work and dedication.”

For more information call Sarah on 07505 970808, e-mail sarah@rutlanddance.co.uk or see the www.rutlanddance.co.uk website.

Our picture shows from left, top row: India Hunnikin, Rosie Smith, Laura Muir, Natalie Hall and Eleanor Firth, middle row: Ryan Walker and Sally Herron, front row: Alice Burton, Leila Baines and Holly Pell.