6/12/2021 Ecco Comp Crew Finish The Year On A High
The comp squad were in Scunthorpe yesterday for their final competition on 2021.
Despite an extremely challenging year, our competitiors have gone from strength to strength and have improved so much over the last 12 months.
Many of them are so close to breaking through into those hard finals now.
Keep pushing kids - here's to 2022! Let's make it the best year yet!
U/16 CHAMP LILYIA 5TH
U/12 BEGINNERS TIANNA/ELLIE 4TH
U/16 CHAMPS SOPHIE/LILYIA 3RD
U/16 INTERMEDIATE SOPHIE 7TH
U/16 CHAMP BIBI 7TH
U/16 PREM CHAMP LILYIA 4TH
SLEIGH BELLES WINNERS!
15/11/2021 Ecco's Comp Squad Shine At The South Yorkshire County Championships
Well done to our comp crew who danced beautifully at the South Yorkshire County Championships yesterday.
Trophies or no trophies, improvements in our students' dancing are worth their weight in gold.
01/11/2021 Comp Crew Bring Home The Silverware From The Skegness Freestyle Dance Championships 22nd-25th Oct 21!
Congratulations are in order for our competitors who danced their hearts out at the Skegness Freestyle Dance Championships which took place during the half term break!
They did Ecco proud on and off the dance floor.
So many recalls, semi-finals and finals for our brilliant team.
What a fantastic day at Can You Dance? at the English Institute of Sport on the 31st October 2021!
Well done to Matilda, Tianna, Payton, Niamh, Pippa, Menna, Miranda, Emma and Maddison for giving their all in every lecture. They looked fabulous!
A special shout out to Maddison for being spotted in the Commercial session and given an Acropad Masterclass Award for Hardest Worker.
27/09/2021 Ecco Comp Crew Going For Gold In Grimsby!
Congratulations to our competition squad who had a successful day dancing in Grimsby yesterday!
They gave some fantastic performances.
06/09/2021 Shout Out To The Comp Squad For Their Performance In Wakefield
There was beautiful dancing by all with some competitors battling through busy sections.
Special mentions go to Miranda for reaching the semi finals in the Cockburn Memorial Cup and Matilda for being one place of losing a life in slow. So close!
A huge congratulations to our senior dancer, Ella, who has recently passed her Intermediate Theatre Craft exam with Distinction!
02/08/2021 Ecco Comp Crew Back with A Bang
A massive well done to everyone who went to the Clifton Promotions competition in Lincoln!
To get back on that floor after such a long break took guts and to do it with style, grace and finesse was outstanding.
Here are the results from the day...
IDTA Freestyle Scholarships 2021 Success!
Congratulations to Harriet who has been crowned the Winner of the Anna Jones Award!
Anna Jones is one of the pioneers of Freestyle/Disco dance in Britain and gives this award to the person with the most ‘Outstanding Potential’.
We are so proud of Harriet. She has worked so hard!
IDTA Freestyle Scholarships 2021 Success!
A big well done to Maddison for reaching the semi finals in her section.
As well as performing her own solo she learnt a class routine choreographed by Andrew Chadwick which she danced beautifully.
A big congratulations goes to senior Dance and Performing Arts student Menna who has been offered a place at CAPA College on their Drama: Stage and Screen course starting in September!
A fine example of a determined student working hard and following their dreams!
Well done from the whole of Ecco.
Ex-student Connie begins her 2nd year as a vocalist at Haven Rockley Park in Poole, Dorset, this week!
She has also been offered the role of Dance Captain which she cannot wait to start.
Well done Connie!
Keep up the hard work and have a blast!
We are delighted to announce that our senior student Ella has been successful in gaining a place at Performers College in Essex on their BA Honours Musical Theatre and Dance course!
Please join us in congratulating her on this amazing achievement.
We are over the moon for you Ella. We can't wait to see where your hard work ethic, talent and passion takes you in this new chapter.
Niamh, Ella, Marli and Miranda entered the RAPT Spring Online Competition 2021 and the results were released between the 19th and 21st of March!
Here they are -
Niamh - Recall in the U/12 Commercial Set Routine Event!
Ella - Quarter-finalist in the U/16 Commercial Set Routine Event and quarter-finalist in U/14 Street Solos!
Marli - 6th in U/16 Street Solos!
Miranda - 3rd in the U/16 Commercial Set Routine Event and WINNER of the U/16 Street Solos!
There were some big heats and the competition was full of talent. We saw our dancers challenging themselves with the set routines and pushing their ability to choreograph in their street solos.
We love to see them improve with every competition.
To see them getting recalls, making finals and achieving podium places is simply the cherry on top of the cake.
Well done to this awesome foursome!
We announced that we were putting on our very own talent contest, 'Ecco's Got Talent, Anything Goes!' on the 20th of January 2021. Entries started to come in over February and our independent adjudicator began marking them.
A big congratulations goes to Pippa for being crowned our overall winner on the 14th of March!
Pippa's entry was a beautiful performance of one of her own songs. To have written, sung and performed a song is so impressive. You can watch Pippa's entry in full here.
Pippa has won a solo slot on our next show, a £20 gift voucher from Style Dance Designs and a winner's t-shirt designed by L&S Personalised Designs.
Two additional awards were revealed for two entries that our adjudicator gave a special mention to when telling us their final decision. These went to Sam for Most Unique Act and the Macqueens for Most Entertaining Act.
Well done to everyone that entered. Our other finalists Ellie, Miranda, Ranae, Sofia and Ella will all be getting a little something when we are back at the studio.