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Slideshow: A great end to the 21st Colsterworth Festival of Performing Arts

Record entries have made this year’s Colsterworth Festival of Performing Arts one of the best yet.

The event has seen an increase in numbers taking part in music, drama and dance – bringing the total to more than 3,500 performers.

Colsterworth Festival of Performing Arts: Schools Day. Pictured: Isaac Newton
Colsterworth Festival of Performing Arts: Schools Day. Pictured: Isaac Newton

And schools were able to get involved too, with the popular Schools Day taking place at The Meres Leisure Centre on Friday.

Festival chairman Julia Kerby said: “It was another great festival – and our 21st year. We had seven fantastic adjudicators who commented on the high standard of performers throughout the festival. Many comments were received from performers and their families on how positive and inspiring the adjudicators were.”

The three-week festival began with dance at the Priory Ruskin Academy, a new venue which Julia described as “fantastic”. Drama and film-making followed, ending with the Schools Day, which attracted participation from Isaac Newton, Colsterworth, South Witham, Dudley House, Barkston and Syston, and Barrowby primary schools.

Winner of the bursary was Serena Newell, with Adelia Hunter and Isabelle Perks as runners-up.

Julia gave thanks to the hard-working committee and volunteers, adding: “I’m looking forward to 2018 already!”

Results: Ballet - Open, Isabelle Perks; Tap - Novice, Gracie-Lou Brooks; Ballet - Novice ,Mariella Morris; Tap - Open, Adelia Hunter; Classical - Duet, Connie Longridge and Emily Pearce; Cabaret - Duet, Katie Kybird and Serena Newell; Modern - Open, Adelia Hunter; Classical - Group, First Stage Dance and Theatre Academy; Acrobatic - Open, Olivia Turki; Classical - Group, The Dance Studios; Modern - Novice, Gracie-Lou Brooks; Classical - Group, The Dance Studios; Classical - Group, First Stage Dance and Theatre Academy; Cabaret - Group, The Dance Studios; Modern - Open, Grace Walton; Modern - Novice, Kayleigh DeVilla; Song and Dance - Open, Tierney Campbell; Classical - Trio Junior, Olivia McCaffrey, Kayleigh DeVilla and Isha Taylor-White; Song and Dance - Novice, Olivia Prenga; Cabaret - Group, Arabesque Dance and Theatre Academy; Song and Dance - Open, Ella Coleman; Acrobatic - Novice, Anya Babra; Cabaret (Song & Dance) - Trio, Rosie Dorsett, Connie Longridge and Emily Pearce; Acrobatic - Open, Serena Newell; Acrobatic - Open, Erin Cassidy; Lyrical - Open, Emily Pearce; Cabaret - Group, First Stage Dance and Theatre Academy; Cabaret - Duet, Olivia Turki and Mia Loydall; Cabaret - Group, The Dance Studios; Character - Open, Niamh Eagles; Character - Novice, Poppy Ainley; Ballet - Ope, Tierney Campbell; Classical - Duet, Jasmine Feng and Mae Paine; Ballet - Novice, Lily Boaden; Ballet - Open, Emily Pearce; Cabaret - Duet, Olivia McCaffrey and Isha Taylor-White; Cabaret (Song & Dance) - Trio, Olivia Ainstey, Maddie; Unsworth and Alice Walster; Cabaret (Song & Dance) - Duet, Rosie Dorsett and Emily Pearce; Ballet - Novice, Brille Natividad; Ballet - Open, Keesha Ramkelawon; Classical - Trio Senior, Ella Batchelor, Erin Cassidy and Connie Longridge; Cabaret - Trio Junior, Lylah Wright, Jessica Coxon and Ruby Pare; National - Open, Serena Newell; Cabaret - Duet Senior, Ella Batchelor and Rosie Dorsett; Ballet - Open, Evie Brailsford; National - Novice, Chloe Bostock; National - Open, Maribel Loy; Ballet - Novice, Oliwia Wlodarczak; Character - Open, Mae Paine; Cabaret - Baby, Scarlett Pare; Character - Novice, Isabelle Perks; Cabaret - Song & Dance, Lola Ellis; Lyrical - Open, Evie Brailsford; Character - Novice, Evie Brailsford; Character - Open, Lucy-Mai Holmes; Lyrical - Novice, Layla Taylor-White; Classical - Baby, Amber Ward; Modern - Open, Makonnen Hunter; Lyrical - Open, Mae Paine; Modern - Novice, Evie Brailsford; Lyrical - Novice, Lylah Wright; National - Novice, Holly Rutherford; National - Open, Matilde Holroyd; Modern - Novice, Olivia Anstey; Modern - Open, Olivia Turki; Classical - Trio, Olivia Turki, Mia Loydall and Ashlie Sims; Ballet - Open, Erin Cassidy; Classical - Trio, Niamh Spencer, Isabella Lacovara and Heidi Fletcher- Smith; Character - Open, Mia Loydall; Character - Novice, Ellie Gascoine; Song and Dance - Open, Emily Pearce; Cabaret - Trio, Tierney Campbell, Katie Kybird and Serena Newell; Modern - Open, Erin Cassidy; Cabaret (Song & Dance) - Trio, Gracie-Lou Brooks, Ella Coleman and Grace Walton; Tap - Open, Maddie Unsworth; Tap - Novice, Heidi Fletcher- Smith; Cabaret - Trio, Ella Batchelor, Erin Cassidy and Emily Pearce; Cabaret - Trio, Ella Batchelor, Erin Cassidy and Emily Pearce; Tap - Open, Olivia Turki; Tap - Novice, Ruby Pare; Song and Dance - Open, Olivia McCaffrey; Cabaret (Song & Dance) - Duet, Scarlett Bailey-Walker and Erin Jenkins; Tap - Open, Evie Brailsford; Song and Dance - Novice, Meredith Marsh; Acrobatic - Open, Safia Coulstock; Tap - Novice, Kayleigh DeVilla; Acrobatic - Novice, Ruby Phillips; Song and Dance - Open, Alannah Sime; Tap - Open, Olivia McCaffrey; Song and Dance - Novice, Mia Mae McCaffrey; Lyrical - Novice, Adelia Hunter; National - Open, India Lee; National - Novice, Lyla Brandon-Bravo; Lyrical - Open, Lyla Brandon-Bravo; Lyrical - Novice, Hannah Smith; Modern - Open, Rosie Dorsett; Lyrical - Open, Serena Newell; Song and Dance - Open, Cara Bostock; Cabaret (Song & Dance) - Duet, Tierney Campbell and Cinderella O’Reilly Doherty; Lyrical - Ope, Cara Bostock; Character - Open, Sophia Fruin; Cabaret (Song & Dance) - Trio, Avaani Babra, Isla Baskill-Conroy and Felicity Holman; Character - Open, Cara Bostock; Tap - Open, Chloe McCaffrey and Emily Pearce (joint); Cabaret (Song & Dance) - Duet, Cara Bostock and Lauren Bostock; Classical - Duet, Lily Yates and Jessica Heap; Shirley Batchelor Musical Theatre Awards, Junior, Ena Vas McCaffrey; Intermediate, Tierney Campbell; and Senior, Rosie Dorsett.


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