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Amanda and Helen have been left speechless (for once in their life!) after the performance of the Ecco competition crew at the Golden Championships in Skegness October 18th-20th 2019!

 

There was an incredibly high standard as expected, so as the results kept coming in this weekend we shed tears, jumped for joy and cheered at the top of our voices!

 

We never imagined we would be coming away with winners and life losses!

 

Not only did we achieve the following results, we had an overwhelming amount of recalls and so many semi-finalists who came so close and just missed out.

 

Results aside, we are just so so proud of how all our dancers performed this weekend.

 

Each and every dancer upped their game dancing as we've never seen them dance before.

We managed to get finalists in every event AND each child made a final!

 

Overall we came home with 32 trophies, 13 top 3 places and 7 x 1st places for our dancers.

 

All that's left to say is thank you from the bottom of our hearts to our dancers who put Ecco in the spotlight this weekend and to their parents for their support and dedication to the school! Mums - you did the kids proud with your parent team.

 

STREET SOLOS:
U/10 PAYTON 3RD
U/14 JOSEPH 2ND

STREET PAIRS:
U/16 MILLY/FREYA 6TH

SLOW SOLOS:
U/10 BEGINNER NIAMH 2ND AND LIFE LOST!
U/16 BEGINNER MILLY 2ND (1 PLACE OFF LIFE LOSS)
U/16 BEGINNER FREYA 4TH
U/16 INTERMEDIATE MIRANDA 3RD (1 PLACE OFF LIFE LOSS)
U/14 CHAMP BIBI WINNER AND LIFE LOST!
U/16 CHAMP BOY JOSEPH 4TH

FAST PAIRS:
U/16 BEGINNERS FREYA/ALICE 4TH
U/16 INTERMEDIATES LILYIA/MIRANDA 5TH

SUPREME DANCER
0/9 BEGINNERS SEMI - FINALIST NIAMH
O/9 BEGINNERS WINNER FREYA!
O/12 STARTERS WINNER MIRANDA!

FAST SOLOS:
U/14 BEGINNER ALICE 2ND (1 PLACE OFF LIFE LOSS)
U/16 BEGINNER MILLY 5TH
U/16 STARTER MIRANDA WINNER AND LIFE LOST!
U/14 INTERMEDIATE BIBI 5TH
U/14 INTERMEDIATE SOPHIE 4TH (1 PLACE OFF LIFE LOSS)
U/14 CHAMP LILYIA WINNER AND LIFE LOST!

SLOW PAIRS :
U/14 LILYIA/SOPHIE 5TH
U/16 MIRANDA/BIBI 5TH

ROCK N ROLL:
U/12 OLIVIA/PAYTON WINNERS!
U/16 MADDISON/JOSEPH 4TH

TEAMS:
U/16 CHAMPS MADE OF STEEL WINNERS!
PARENT TEAM THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE FIRST 2ND

 

 

What a great day in Coalville yesterday with the competition squad!

The support for each other was fantastic and we had some fantastic results to match!

Special shout out to:

- Those that danced together that don't normally dance together or made up a routine in 10 minutes so they could! We love how all our dancers can dance with each other and dance well!

- Menna for doing so well at her first competition 

- Dance moms Diane and Rachael for being the best sports and doing Parent Street Pairs and coming 3rd after having to do a dance on! The kids loved it.

SOLOS
U/16 Beginner Menna 3rd
U/8 Starter Ranae 6th
U/10 Starter Payton 5th
U/16 Starter Miranda 7th
U/14 Intermediate Joseph 7th
U/16 Intermediate Maddison 3rd
U/14 Champ Lilyia 2nd

PAIRS
U/10 Beginner Payton and Niamh 6th
U/10 Beginner Ellie and Tianna 5th
U/16 Beginner Marli and Menna 3rd
U/16  Intermediate Lilyia and Miranda 4th
U/16 Champ Maddison and Joseph 3rd

SLOW
U/8 Beginner Ranae 3rd
U/14 Beginner Alice 6th
U/16 Beginner Menna 2nd
U/10 Intermediate Payton 2nd
U/16 Boy Joseph 4th
U/14 Prem Champ Lilyia 3rd
U/16 Prem Champ Maddison 1st

SLOW PAIRS
U/10 Niamh and Payton 4th
U/10 Ellie and Tianna 5th
U/14 Lilyia and Sophie 2nd

STREET PAIRS
U/10 Ellie and Tianna 4th
U/14 Lilyia and Sophie 4th
U/16 Alice and Miranda 2nd
U/16 Maddison and Joseph 1st
Parent Diane and Rachael 3rd

What a busy competition for our comp squad in Nottingham yesterday with over 500 dancers and 29 schools in attendance! Some sections had 6 heats in! It was a tough day and a high standard but everyone danced their socks off and we got recalls, semi-finalists and finalists.

 

Regardless of results we couldn't be happier with the way some of you danced yesterday so well done! With another competition next Sunday and our weekend festival less than 5 weeks away the only way is up!

 

SOLOS
U/12 STARTER ELLA 8TH
U/14 INTERMEDIATE SOPHIE 5TH

PAIRS
U/8 BEGINNERS BEA/RANAE 8TH
U/16 BEGINNERS MILLY/AVA 2ND
U/14 INTERS LILYIA/MIRANDA 5TH
U/16 CHAMPS MADDISON/JOSEPH 4TH

SLOW
U/8 BEGINNER BEA 5TH
U/16 BEGINNER MILLY 6TH
U/16 STARTER AVA 4TH
U/10 INTERMEDIATE PAYTON 5TH
U/14 BOY JOSEPH WINNER!
U/14 PREM CHAMP LILYIA 6TH
U/16 PREM CHAMP MADDISON 4TH

STREET
U/8 RANAE 7TH
U/10 PAYTON 2ND
U/14 BIBI 7TH
U/14 JOSEPH 5TH
U/16 MIRANDA 8TH
U/16 AVA 7TH
U/16 MILLY 4TH

A massive well done to Ecco's Eve for making it into Chesterfield's pantomime 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and Joseph for making it into 'Sleeping Beauty' at Rotherham Civic Theatre.

 

We also had Pippa make it into the reserves at Rotherham and Niamh make it into the reserves at Doncaster Cast Theatre in 'Cinderella.'

 

Well done everyone! 

It was an incredibly hot day for our competitors in Lincoln 4th August 19 but they managed to battle through the heat to come away with some fantastic results!

We very very nearly came away with 4 lives lost!

Lots of hard work for our September competitions now and maybe we will get those lives and more lost then!

SOLOS:
U/10 Beginner Olivia 4th
U/16 Beginner Ava 6th
U/16 Beginner Milly 5th
U/16 Starter Miranda 2nd
U/16 Intermediate Maddison 4th
U/14 Champ Lilyia 2nd

SLOW:
U/16 Beginner Freya 4th
U/12 Beginner Olivia 2nd 
U/16 Intermediate Miranda 3rd
U/14 Prem Champ Lilyia 2nd
U/16 Prem Champ Maddison 1st

PAIRS:
U/8 Beginners Bea and Ranae 7th
U/12 Beginners Niamh and Matilda and Olivia and Payton 
Joint 4th
U/16 Beginners Freya and Alice 5th
U/16 Beginners Ava and Milly 3rd
U/16 Intermediates Miranda and Lilyia 2nd
U/16 Champs Maddison and Sophie 3rd

TEAM:
U/12 Beginners Funshine 4th
U/16 Champs Made of Steel 1st

ROCK N ROLL:
U/8 Ranae and Bea 6th
U/16 Milly and Alice 4th
U/16 Freya and Miranda 3rd

Some of our dancers had an amazing time at the Can You Dance? Summer Intensive in Sheffield 1st-2nd August 19!

Well done to Elysia, Miranda, Maddison and Joseph who were picked out to perform in some of the select groups at the end of the workshops. Here are our dancers with the incredible Ricky Jinks!

What a day our competitors had in Immingham on the 21st July 19!

We had 8 wins, 20 top 3 places and to top it all off we brought home a new Fast Solo Champ! Well done Lilyia!

We very nearly had 2 more life losses too, so close! This is certainly shaping up to be one of our best years for results!

No time for rest though, the next competition is in 2 weeks!

 

SOLOS

U/10 Beginner Niamh 5th
U/14 Beginner Alice 3rd 
U/16 Beginner Freya WINNER!
U/12 Starter Matilda 7th
U/14 Intermediate Joseph 7th 
U/14 Intermediate Sophie 6th
U/14 Intermediate Bibi 2nd
U/14 Intermediate Lilyia WINNER, life lost and now a CHAMP!
U/16 Intermediate Maddison 4th

 

SLOW

U/6 Beginner Bea 5th 
U/14 Beginner Grace 4th
U/14 Beginner Alice 2nd
U/16 Beginner Freya WINNER!
U/14 Intermediate Sophie 2nd
U/16 Intermediate Miranda 7th
U/14 Champ Bibi 3rd 
U/14 Champ Joseph WINNER!
U/14 Prem Champ Lilyia WINNER!
U/16 Prem Champ Maddison WINNER!

 

PAIRS

U/8 Beginners Bea and Ranae 4th
U/10 Beginners Tianna and Ellie 3rd 
U/12 Beginners Niamh and Matilda 4th
U/16 Beginners Freya and Alice 2nd 
U/16 Intermediates Lilyia and Miranda 2nd
U/14 Champs Bibi and Sophie 2nd
U/16 Champs Joseph and Maddison WINNERS!

SLOW PAIRS

 

U/6 Bea and Ranae 3rd
U/14 Lilyia and Sophie 3rd
U/16 Freya and Alice 4th
U/16 Miranda and Bibi 3rd
U/16 Joseph and Maddison WINNERS!

On the 14th July 19 we had a few of our juniors audition for Cinderella at Sheffield Lyceum Theatre this Christmas!

 

It was a very tough audition so a big well done to them all and a special well done to Eve for making it into the reserves for the junior ensemble!

A huge well done to Performing Arts student Ella who has won the Creative and Media Arts Student of the Year 2018-2019 out of all the students across the 4 Sheffield Colleges!

 

What an impressive achievement! 

 

Our competitors had an excellent day at Goole on the 16th June 19. We came away with plenty of silverware and a new starter, well done Matilda! We very nearly brought home 2 new champs, aargh! We also had lots of semi finalists just missing out on those finals. We saw plenty of improvements yesterday that we can build on for the next competition. The cobwebs have definitely been blown off after our mini break from competing. Not long until the next one, can't wait! 

 

PAIRS

U/12 Beginners Niamh and Matilda 6th
U/12 Beginners Olivia and Payton 4th
U/16 Beginners Alice and Freya 6th
U/16 Beginners Milly and Ava 3rd
U/14 Intermediates Lilyia and Miranda 4th
U/14 Champs Sophie and Bibi 2nd
U/16 Champs Joseph and Maddison 1st

 

SOLOS

U/12 Beginner Matilda 1st, life lost and now a Starter!
U/10 Starter Payton 6th
U/14 Starter Miranda 5th 
U/12 Intermediate Bibi 4th
U/14 Intermediate Lilyia 2nd
U/16 Intermediate Maddison 4th

 

SLOW

U/6 Beginner Bea 4th 
U/14 Beginner Alice 4th
U/16 Beginner Milly 7th
U/16 Starter Ava 5th 
U/10 Intermediate Payton 4th
U/14 Intermediate Miranda 3rd
U/14 Intermediate Sophie 2nd
U/12 Champ Bibi 4th 
U/14 Boy Joseph 1st 
U/14 Prem Champ Lilyia 3rd
U/16 Prem Champ Maddison 2nd

An enormous well done to the Junior Performing Arts class who put on their first ever show without the seniors Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June 19! They did an absolutely brilliant job of ‘James and The Giant Peach.’

The feedback has been fabulous and has filled us with pride!

It was a fabulous day at Can you Dance Sheffield 2019 on June 9th. We were so proud of all the Ecco kids giving it their all. There was some brilliant dancing. Well done to Elysia, Maddison and Joseph who were spotted and have won a place on the sumner intensive! 

Well done to Ecco's Niamh who came 5th out of 3000 entries in the 'Miss British Isles 2018/19' competition!!!!

As a result she has gained herself entry into the Miss English Rose competition!

We are so pleased to announce the fabulous news that one of Ecco's senior dancers, Harriet, has gained a place at Northern School of Contemporary Dance on a full-time dance course!

 

Well done Harriet! We wish you every success!

Another long, busy and tough day for our competitive dancers at the 5 Star Grimsby Championships on the 14th April 19!

An improvement on last week's results with more callbacks, semi-finalists and finalists and a definite improvement in some of the dancing!

We now have a break from competitions until June due to the show - a perfect opportunity to focus on upping our game with lots of hard work in class!

Well done everyone!

 

SOLOS:
U/6 Beginner Bea 5th 
U/12 Beginner Matilda 3rd
U/16 Beginner Milly 3rd
U/6 Starter Ranae 4th

SLOW:
U/6 Beginner Ranae 4th
U/6 Beginner Bea 3rd
U/10 Beginner Niamh 7th
U/16 Beginner Milly 4th
U/14 Boy Joseph 2nd 
U/14 Prem Champ Lilyia 2nd
U/16 Prem Champ Maddison 6th

PAIRS:
U/6 Beginners Ranae and Bea 5th
U/12 Beginners Niamh and Matilda 6th
U/12 Beginners Olivia and Payton 4th
U/14 Intermediates Miranda and Lilyia 2nd
U/14 Champs Bibi and Sophie 2nd
U/16 Champs Maddison and Joseph 2nd

It was an incredibly tough competition at Huddersfield University on the 7th of April 19 with just under 600 dancers but we managed to come away with a brand new Fast Solo Starter!!! Well done Tianna!

 

This is our 4th grade change so far this year in the squad!

 

Whilst this might have been one of our only trophies, the whole day was worth it to see Tianna's face and the whole Ecco comp crew family celebrating!

 

It was a high standard but our dancers fought hard for all the callbacks they did receive.

 

With another big competition coming up this Sunday we think the team are ready to step it up again and are hungry for more!

 

The competitions where we come away with a handful of trophies are just as important as the ones where we come away with cars full of them!

 

They turn our dancers into stronger fighters and that's where we see improvement.

 

TEAMS:

U/12 BEGINNERS: FUNSHINE 3RD
ADULT CHAMPS: FASHIONISTA 2ND

 

SOLOS:

U/10 BEGINNER TIANNA 4TH LIFE LOST AND NOW A STARTER!

 

SLOW:

U/14 PREM CHAMP LILYIA 4TH
U/16 PREM CHAMP MADDISON 7TH

What a day for the Ecco comp squad at Immingham 17th March 19! 

 

33 trophies, 8 lives lost, 18 top 3 places, 5 1st places. We also had 7 dancers who were either one or two places off losing a life!

 

The results speak for themselves but putting them to one side we must say that everybody danced amazing and really stepped up their game!

 

Some lovely support among our students yesterday. 

We're proud as punch!

SOLOS
U/6 Beginner Ranae 3rd Life Lost now a Starter!
U/10 Beginner Ellie 7th
U/10 Beginner Tianna 2nd Life Lost!
U/14 Beginner Alice 3rd 
U/14 Starter Miranda 6th 
Adult Starter Leanne 6th
U/14 Intermediate Lilyia 3rd 
U/14 Intermediate Maddison 4th 

SLOW
U/6 Beginner Ranae 4th
U/12 Beginner Harriet WINNER Life Lost!
U/10 Beginner Tianna 3rd Life Lost!
U/12 Starter Olivia 4th
U/14 Starter Ava 3rd
Adult Starter Leanne 4th 
U/10 Intermediate Payton WINNER Life Lost!
U/14 Intermediate Sophie 4th 
U/14 Intermediate Miranda 3rd
U/12 Champ Bibi 5th
U/14 Champ Joseph 2nd
U/14 Prem Champ Lilyia WINNER!
U/16 Prem Champ Maddison 3rd


PAIRS
U/10 Beginners Tianna and Ellie 2nd Life Lost!
U/12 Beginners Payton and Olivia WINNERS Life Lost!
U/16 Beginners Freya and Alice 3rd
U/16 Beginners Milly and Ava WINNERS Life Lost!
U/14 Champs Bibi and Sophie 3rd 
U/16 Champs Joseph and Maddison 2nd

Some of our dancers had a fantastic time at Move It 2019, March 8-10th!

 

They met stars of the dance and performing arts industry, took part in masterclasses with top choreographers and watched first class performances from leading colleges and groups.

 

We are so proud they all threw themselves into the experience.

 

To top it off one of our students Elysia was scouted for the Hollywood Summer Tour in a musical theatre and jazz class!

 

Well done to everyone who went!

We want to wish one of our old students Leah a huge good luck for performing at Move It 2019, March 8-10th in a piece by Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama where she is currently training!

 

We are immensely proud of you Leah!

 

*You can now watch the performance here! See if you can spot her!*

We would like to say the biggest well done to our Senior Performing Arts students for their production of ‘Matilda’ at the Dronfield Civic Centre last week! And what a very professional production they created!

 

The feedback has been amazing!

Yesterday some of our competition squad were back out competing in Scunthorpe on the 24th February 2019!

 

We had 5 occasions where our dancers were either one or two places off losing a life or where there needed to be one more dancer competing in the section to lose a life! Frustratingly close but we could not complain as they danced their socks off!

 

We also had many semi finalists just missing out on the finals. 

 

A special mention to 2 of our new competitors Harriet and Grace whose first competition it was. Despite nerves they got on the floor and competed in all their sections and both received callbacks with Harriet even managing a semi final in solos! What an achievement! 

 

Here are the results, well done everybody! 

 

SOLOS

U/6 Beginner Ranae 5th
U/6 Beginner Bea 4th
Adult Starter Leanne 6th
U/14 Intermediate Sophie 4th 
U/16 Intermediate Maddison WINNER!

SLOW

Adult Starter Leanne 6th
U/14 Intermediate Sophie 5th 
U/12 Champ Bibi 6th
U/14 Champ Joseph 5th
U/14 Prem Champ Lilyia WINNER!
U/16 Prem Champ Maddison 3rd 

PAIRS

U/14 Champs Sophie and Bibi 2nd
U/16 Champs Joseph and Maddison WINNERS!

TEAM

U/12 Beginners Funshine 3rd

STREET

U/14 Joseph 3rd
Adult Leanne 2nd

Thank you to everyone who came to our medal presentation on the 16th of February 2019! 

 

It was fantastic to celebrate our students amazing exam results and successes from the past year.

 

We also handed out the Ecco Special Awards which are given to those students the teachers feel have stood out for  improvement, promise, hard work and performance over the last year.

 

ECCO'S SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS FOR 2018!

 

COMP CREW MOST IMPROVED - BIBI H.
COMP CREW MOST PROMISING - BEA & RANAE
COMP CREW HARDEST WORKER - MATILDA M.
COMP CREW STANDOUT PERFORMER - MADDISON K.

 

FREESTYLE MEDALLIST MOST IMPROVED - FLORENCE C.
FREESTYLE MEDALLIST MOST PROMISING - LUCIA L. 
FREESTYLE MEDALLIST HARDEST WORKER - RUBY D.
FREESTYLE MEDALLIST STANDOUT PERFORMER - ELODIE R.

 

THEATRE DANCE MOST IMPROVED - EMMA J.
THEATRE DANCE MOST PROMISING - GRACE W.
THEATRE DANCE HARDEST WORKER - PIPPA M.
THEATRE DANCE STANDOUT PERFORMER - MIRANDA G.

 

PERFORMING ARTS MOST IMPROVED - CHARLIE B.
PERFORMING ARTS MOST PROMISING - IMOGEN H.
PERFORMING ARTS HARDEST WORKER - EVIE S.
PERFORMING ARTS STANDOUT PERFORMER - MILLY K.

 

ECCO ALL ROUNDER - ELLA M.

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD - MOLLY G.

 

Sadly not all our winners could join us at the presentation but we look forward to presenting them with their awards at class.

Our competition team were out competing at the Gainsborough World Qualifiers on the 27th of January 2019!

What a busy day! So many heats and a late finish!

 

But as usual our dancers did not disappoint with so many callbacks, semi finalists and finalists.

We brought home a new Slow Starter and a new Slow Premier Champ!

 

Results aside, the dancing our students produced was even better than that the last competition. This is what really counts see them improve as dancers and performers.


SOLOS

U/10 Beginner Tianna 2nd and LIFE LOST! 
U/10 Beginner Matilda 3rd and LIFE LOST!
U/16 Beginner Milly 6th
U/16 Intermediate Maddison 6th

SLOW

U/6 Beginner Bea 3rd 
U/10 Beginner Matilda 2nd NOW A STARTER!
Adult Starter Leanne 6th
U/12 Champ Bibi 3rd
U/14 Champ Lilyia 1st and LIFE LOST NOW A PREM CHAMP!
U/16 Prem Champ Maddison 5th

SLOW PAIRS

U/6 Bea and Ranae 5th

ROCK N ROLL

U/6 Bea and Ranae WINNERS!
U/10 Matilda and Niamh 5th 
U/14 Ava and Miranda 5th

TEAM

U/12 Beginners Funshine 1st
Adult Champs Fashionista 2nd

A huge well done to our competition crew on their first competition of 2019 in Keighley 13th January!

A fantastic start to the year with some fantastic dancing, sportsmanship and results!

 

ROCK N ROLL
U/16 Maddison and Joseph 1st
U/16 Freya and Miranda 5th

SOLOS
U/6 Beginner Ranae 2nd and LIFE LOST
U/6 Beginner Bea 3rd
U/16 Beginner Milly 4th
U/14 Intermediate Lilyia 6th 
U/16 Intermediate Maddison 5th

TEAMS
U/12 Beginners Funshine 2nd
Adult Champs Fashionista 2nd

PAIRS
U/6 Beginners Ranae and Bea 1st
U/10 Beginners Ellie and Tianna 3rd 
U/14 Intermediates Miranda and Lilyia 3rd 
U/14 Champs Sophie and Bibi 3rd
U/16 Champs Maddison and Joseph 2nd

SLOW
U/6 Beginner Ranae 4th
U/10 Beginner Niamh 6th
U/14 Beginner Marli 7th
U/16 Beginner Freya 6th
U/12 Champ Bibi 2nd
U/14 Champ Lilyia 6th
U/16 Prem Champ Maddison 4th

It was the last competition of 2018 for our squad yesterday and they certainly made sure we finished on a high!

50 trophies in total, 14 podium places, 3 lives lost and as always a few frustrating near misses!

Results aside, there have been so many improvements this year from our dancers that this is probably one of the best years we've had so far.

Well done everybody, here's to a successful 2019!

P.s A special shout out to our parents who joined in the Parent Street Dance section! We're so lucky to have such good sports who will do anything to put a smile on our kids faces (and get a trophy!)

 

SOLOS:
U/6 Beginner Ranae 5th
U/6 Beginner Bea 3rd
U/10 Beginner Matilda 1st and Life Lost!
U/14 Beginner Marli 7th
U/14 Beginner Alice 5th
U/14 Beginner Ava 4th
U/16 Beginner Milly 4th
U/14 Starter Miranda 7th
Adult Starter Leanne 3rd
U/12 Intermediate Sophie 6th
U/12 Intermediate Bibi 4th
U/14 Intermediate Maddison 6th
U/14 Intermediate Lilyia 4th

 

PAIRS:
U/8 Beginners Bea and Ranae 7th
U/16 Beginners Freya and Alice 5th
U/16 Beginners Milly and Ava 3rd
U/14 Intermediates Lilyia and Miranda 1st
Adult Intermediates Leanne and Chloe 6th 
U/12 Champs Bibi and Sophie 2nd
U/14 Champs Maddison and Joseph 2nd

 

SLOW:
U/6 Beginner Ranae 5th
U/6 Beginner Bea 4th
U/8 Beginner Tianna 6th
U/10 Beginner Matilda 3rd and Life Lost!
U/14 Beginner Freya 5th
U/16 Beginner Milly 4th
U/10 Starter Olivia 7th
U/14 Starter Ava 1st in Slow Solo and Life Lost!
Adult Starter Leanne 3rd
U/10 Intermediate Payton 4th 
U/12 Intermediate Sophie 5th 
U/14 Intermediate Miranda 5th
U/12 Champ Bibi 6th
U/14 Champ Joseph 4th
U/14 Champ Lilyia 2nd
U/14 Prem Champ Maddison 1st

 

TEAMS:
U/12 Beginners Funshine 2nd
Adult Champs Fashionista 2nd

 

STREET:
U/6 Ranae 6th
U/6 Bea 5th
U/8 Tianna 5th
U/14 Miranda 5th
U/14 Joseph 3rd
U/16 Milly 4th
Adult Leanne 3rd
Parents! Diane 6th and Lisa 5th!

 

 

What a day it was for our competition dancers in Scunthorpe on the 28th October 2018!

 

25 trophies, 12 podium places, 7 lives lost and a few just missing out on a loss of life by one place! We now have our first Prem Champ in Slow and another Championship partnership in Pairs!

 

The competition was hard with lots of heats and plenty of talent. We couldn't be prouder.

 

SOLOS
U/6 BEGINNER BEA 4TH
U/8 BEGINNER ELLIE 3RD AND LIFE LOST!
ADULT STARTER LEANNE 5TH 
U/14 INTERMEDIATE MADDISON 4TH
U/14 INTERMEDIATE LILYIA 2ND AND LIFE LOST!

 

SLOW
U/6 BEGINNER RANAE 1ST AND LIFE LOST!
U/8 BEGINNER TIANNA 7TH
U/10 BEGINNER MATILDA 2ND AND LIFE LOST!
U/14 BEGINNER ALICE 1ST AND LIFE LOST!
ADULT STARTER LEANNE 7TH
U/12 INTERMEDIATE SOPHIE 2ND
U/14 INTERMEDIATE MIRANDA 4TH
U/14 CHAMP LILYIA 5TH
U/14 CHAMP MADDISON 1ST AND LIFE LOST, NOW A PREM CHAMP!

 

PAIRS
U/8 BEGINNER TIANNA AND ELLIE 2ND
U/14 INTERMEDIATE MIRANDA AND LILYIA 3RD
U/14 INTERMEDIATE JOSEPH AND MADDISON 1ST AND LIFE LOST AND NOW CHAMPS!
ADULT INTERMEDIATE LEANNE AND CHLOE 5TH

 

TEAM
FUNSHINE 2ND

 

STREET 
U/14 MIRANDA 7TH
U/14 LILYIA 5TH 
U/14 JOSEPH 3RD

A big well done to Elysia for getting into the 2018 panto at Cast theatre in Doncaster for the 3rd year running! Pretty impressive to say she has been recovering from a broken foot!

This year's production is 'Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods.'

For tickets visit https://www.castindoncaster.com/whats-on/robin-hood-and-the-babes-in-the-wood

A HUGE well done to the competition team for their performance this weekend at the Fantasia Dance Championships 2018 in Skegness!

They fought like they had never fought before dancing the best we have ever seen them dance.

We are so proud of you all. From age 5-20 years old they worked as a team this weekend supporting each other, shouting other on and looking after each other. Regardless of results they were always there ready to cheer for their friends. That's the true Ecco spirit!

Please join us in congratulating them on their results, dancing and behaviour!

 

ROCK N ROLL

U/14 Maddison/Joseph 5th

FAST PAIRS

U/6 BEG Bea/Ranae 6th
U/8 BEG Ellie/Tianna 2nd
U/16 BEG Milly/Ava 1st Life Lost!
U/12 INTERS Bibi/Sophie 2nd Life Lost now Champs!
U/14 INTERS Maddison/Joesph 3rd
U/14 INTERS Lilyia/Miranda 7th

 

SLOW PAIRS

U/6 Bea/Ranae 3rd
U/8 Ellie/Tianna 6th
U/10 Niamh/Matilda 7th
U/14 Maddison/Joseph 5th

 

SLOW

U/6 BEG Ranae 5th
U/14 BEG Alice 4th
U/16 BEG Milly 1st 
U/14 STARTER Ava 5th
U/8 INTER Payton 6th
ADULT INTER Jamie 6th
U/12 CHAMP Bibi 5th
U/16 BOY Joseph 3rd

 

SOLOS

U/6 BEG Ranae 4th
U/14 BEG Ava 5th
U/14 INTER Maddison 4th

STREET PAIRS

U/6 Bea/Ranae 2nd
U/14 Miranda/Alice 5th

 

STREET

U/6 Ranae 4th
U/6 Bea 5th
U/14 Miranda 4th

 

TEAMS

U/12 BEG Funshine 1st
ADULT CHAMP Fashionista 2nd
PARENT TEAM Dafta Baftas 3rd

 

Congratulations to Pippa and Ella who have successfully auditioned for Dick Whittington at Rotherham Civic Theatre and to Emma for getting into the reserves! Well done girls! The pantomime will be running between the 30th of November 18 and 6th of January 19.

Ecco's competition crew were out competing in Lincoln yesterday and they definitely meant business!

35 trophies, 20 podium place, 6 winners and 5 lives lost!

Well done dancers you were all amazing!

 

SOLOS:
U/6 BEGINNER RANAE 2ND LIFE LOST!
U/8 BEGINNER ELLIE 8TH 
U/14 BEGINNER ALICE 5TH
U/12 STARTER SOPHIE 1ST LIFE LOST AND NOW AN INTERMEDIATE!
ADULT STARTER LEANNE 6TH
ADULT STARTER ELYSIA 2ND
U/14 INTERMEDIATE JOSEPH 3RD
U/14 INTERMEDIATE LILYIA 1ST AND LIFE LOST!
ADULT INTERMEDIATE JAMIE 3RD

 

SLOW:
U/6 BEGINNER RANAE 1ST AND LIFE LOST!
U/14 BEGINNER ALICE 2ND
ADULT STARTER LEANNE 3RD
U/12 INTERMEDIATE SOPHIE 3RD
ADULT INTERMEDIATE JAMIE 5TH
U/14 CHAMP JOSEPH 2ND
U/14 CHAMP MADDISON 1ST AND LIFE LOST!
ADULT CHAMP ELYSIA 2ND

 

PAIRS:
U/14 INTERMEDIATE LILYIA AND SOPHIE 3RD
U/14 INTERMEDIATE MADDISON AND JOSEPH 2ND
ADULT INTERMEDIATE LEANNE AND CHLOE 5TH
ADULT INTERMEDIATE JAMIE AND ELYSIA 3RD

 

ROCK AND ROLL:
U/10 NIAMH AND ELLIE 5TH
U/14 LILYIA AND SOPHIE 3RD
U/14 MADDISON AND JOSEPH 1ST
ADULT LEANNE AND CHLOE 2ND
ADULT ELYSIA AND JAMIE 1ST

The Ecco competition squad had a very hot but successful competition in Immingham on the 22nd of July 18! 21 solo finalists and 14 pairs finalists with 19 top 3 places! The results speak for themselves, proud teachers once again!

 

SOLOS:
U/14 Beginner Milly 2nd
U/8 Starter Payton 5th
U/12 Starter Sophie 6th
Adult Starter Elysia 4th
U/14 Intermediate Maddison 4th
U/14 Intermediate Lilyia 3rd
Adult Intermediate Jamie 2nd

 

SLOW:
U/6 Beginner Ranae 3rd
U/8 Beginner Ellie 7th
U/14 Beginner Milly 4th
U/14 Beginner Alice 3rd
U/14 Starter Chloe 7th
Adult Starter Leanne 5th
U/14 Starter Ava 2nd
U/8 Intermediate Payton 3rd
U/12 Intermediate Sophie 6th
U/14 Intermediate Miranda 5th
Adult Intermediate Jamie 2nd
U/14 Champ Maddison 6th
U/14 Champ Joseph 3rd 
U/14 Champ Lilyia 1st Life Lost!

 

PAIRS:
U/8 Beginners Ellie and Tianna 5th
U/10 Beginners Payton and Olivia 5th
U/14 Beginners Freya and Alice 3rd
U/14 Beginners Milly and Ava 2nd
U/14 Intermediates Lilyia and Miranda 3rd
U/14 Intermediates Joseph and Maddison 1st
Adult Intermediates Leanne and Chloe 6th
Adult Intermediates Jamie and Elysia 2nd

 

SLOW PAIRS:
U/8 Ellie and Tianna 2nd
U/14 Slow Pairs Ava and Milly 5th
U/14 Slow Pairs Maddison and Joseph 2nd
U/14 Slow Pairs Lilyia and Sophie 1st
Adult Slow Pairs Leanne and Chloe 7th
Adult Slow Pairs Elysia and Jamie 3rd

A big congratulations is needed for Charlotte, Miranda, Harriet, Elysia, Joesph and Bibi who have all been nominated for an IDTA Freestyle Scholarship after our last exam session! 

 

The students have been invited to attend the IDTA's Freestyle Scholarship Day next year in May where they will take part in a dance workshop and finalists will be picked.

 

Not only is this the most scholarship nominations we have ever received, but overall these are the best set of exam results to date with some extremely high marks across all classes!

 

On that note we need to say a big well done to all our dance students! What a fantastic way to end the term, a big thank you for all your hard work from your extremely proud teachers!

From everybody at Ecco we want to say a big well done to our homegrown star of the stage Connie who graduated from Italia Conti with a Musical Theatre diploma on the 7th of July 18! We can't wait to see where your dream to perform takes you in the coming years.

A massive well done to both the Wednesday and Friday Performing Arts Groups for their productions of Annie from 28th June - 7th July 18! Both groups produced some excellent work showcasing so much talent. Every parent and teacher was left feeling very proud. Thank you to the students for wowing their audience every night!

Our competition squad were out in Immingham 24th June 18 dancing their socks off! It was a brilliant day with some brilliant results to match! Frustratingly we had 4 results which were only one place away from a card mark but we couldn't have asked for any more from our dancers, they all danced their best.

 

But what made yesterday so special was the fact we had two new U/6 Beginners with us! It was Bea and Ranae's first ever dance competition! Bea came 5th in Solos and Ranae got to the semi-finals in Slow - what a way to start their journeys as competitive dancers! To see the support they received from all the other children was so lovely. It was a true picture of what Ecco is all about, making friendships and learning about being part of a team.

 

SOLOS:

U/6 BEGINNER BEA 5TH
U/14 BEGINNER AVA 2ND
U/12 INTERMEDIATE BIBI 7TH
U/14 INTERMEDIATE LILYIA 3RD

 

SLOW:

U/14 BEGINNER FREYA 5TH
U/10 STARTER OLIVIA 6TH 
U/14 INTERMEDIATE MIRANDA 4TH
U/12 CHAMP BIBI 3RD
U/14 CHAMP JOSEPH 1ST CARD MARKED

 

PAIRS:

U/8 BEGINNERS ELLIE/TIANNA 2ND 
U/10 BEGINNERS OLIVIA/PAYTON 5TH
U/14 INTERMEDIATES LILYIA/MIRANDA 3RD
U/14 INTERMEDIATES MADDISON/JOSEPH 2ND

 

STREET:

U/8 TIANNA 2ND
U/14 JOSEPH 4TH
U/14 AVA 3RD

Our showteam were at Eroica Britannia on Saturday 16th June 18! They worked all day at the festival and gave an amazing performance on the main stage to a huge crowd. Fantastic ambassadors for Ecco! Well done!

Well done to Ecco's Niamh for getting on the reserve list for the English Youth Ballet! What an achievement!

The Ecco competition squad were competing at the North East Lincolnshire Championships on the 27th May 18! Well done to all our dancers you looked fantastic on the floor! 

 

SOLOS:
U/8 STARTER Payton 6th
U/16 STARTER Elysia 3rd
U/12 INTER Bibi 3rd
U/14 INTER Lilyia 3rd 
ADULT INTER Jamie 3rd

SLOW:
U/14 BEGINNER Ava 2nd Lost a life now a Starter!
U/14 BEGINNER Millie 5th 
U/8 INTER Payton 3rd
U/14 INTER Miranda 5th 
ADULT INTER Jamie 5th 
U/12 CHAMP Bibi 2nd
U/14 CHAMP Joseph 4th
U/12 CHAMP Lilyia 2nd
U/16 CHAMP Elysia 4th 

PAIRS:
U/14 BEGINNER Ava/Millie 4th
U/12 INTER Bibi/Sophie 6th
U/14 INTER Miranda/Lilyia 5th
ADULT INTER Jamie/Elysia 4th
ADULT INTER Leanne/Chloe 6th

TEAM:
Fashionista 2nd

STREET:
U/14 Joseph 5th
ADULT Leanne 5th
ADULT Jamie 4th

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It was a long day for our competition squad at the Grimsby Five STAR Championships but definitely worth it!

It was a high standard but the Ecco competitors did not look out of place on the dance floor and achieved some fantastic results. Lots of finalists and semi-finalists in some big sections. Photo of the day goes to Elysia Whitworth who managed to bag 1st place in a brand new section called Lyrical Improv where dancers had to improvise to the music instead of perform a set routine!

Well done everybody!

SOLOS:
U/14 BEGINNER Miranda 1st Lost a life now a Starter!
U/14 BEGINNER Ava 2nd
U/8 STARTER Payton 6th
U/12 STARTER Sophie 5th
U/16 STARTER Elysia 2nd
ADULT INTER Jamie 6th

SLOW:
U/8 BEGINNER Ellie 5th
U/10 BEGINNER Niamh 4th
U/14 BEGINNER Ava 4th
U/14 BEGINNER Milly 5th
U/8 INTER Payton 2nd
ADULT INTER Jamie 3rd
U/12 CHAMP Bibi 6th
U/16 CHAMP Elysia 3rd
U/14 BOY Joseph 1st

LYRICAL IMPROV:
U/16 Elysia 1st

PAIRS:
U/8 BEGINNER Ellie & Tianna 5th
U/10 BEGINNER Niamh & Matilda 5th
U/14 BEGINNER Chloe & Alice 3rd
U/14 BEGINNER Milly & Ava 5th
U/12 INTER Sophie & Bibi 5th
U/14 INTER Miranda & Lilyia 5th
ADULT INTER Jamie & Elysia 1st

Some of our junior dancers took part in 'All Our Yesterdays' at Penistone Paramount on the 6th April. A fun time was had both on and off stage, well done girls!

 

 

Our competition squad were back in Wakefield yesterday!

Photo of the day goes to Sophie who lost a life in her solos coming 2nd place, only one more to go now until she's moves up into Intermediates, well done Sophie!

There were lots of other successes on the day and results aside, our students' dancing and performance is getting better every time.

 

PAIRS

U/10 Beginner Matilda/Niamh 6th
U/14 Beginner Ava/Milly 3rd
U/14 Intermediate Sophie/Joseph 3rd
U/14 Intermediate Lilyia/Miranda 6th
Adult Intermediate Leanne/Chloe 4th

SOLOS

U/14 Beginner Miranda 5th
U/12 Starter Sophie 2nd Life Lost 
U/12 Intermediate Lilyia 5th
U/14 Intermediate Joseph 2nd

SLOW

U/12 Beginner Alice 6th
U/14 Beginner Ava 3rd
U/14 Beginner Milly 5th
U/10 Starter Olivia 6th
U/8 Intermediate Payton 6th
U/14 Intermediate Miranda 5th
U/14 Champ Joseph 3rd

 

A massive congratulations to former student Connie Horne, who has been successfully signed to the agency Tildsley France Associates following her recent agents showcase with Italia Conti at the Leicester Square theatre!
We are all really excited to see what the future brings!

 

Our competitors were in Wakefield on the 11th February 2018 and photo of the day goes to Ellie and Tianna winning 4th in pairs - Tianna's first trophy at a competition! ? Look at those smiles! (bottom right!)

A harder competition for our dancers but still lots of recalls, semi finalists and some finalists. But most importantly so much improvement in their dancing and lots to build on, well done everybody!

 

SOLOS 
U/16 Starter Elysia 2nd
Adult Starter Leanne 3rd
U/12 Inter Lilyia 4th
Adult Inter Jamie 4th

 

SLOW 
U/8 Inter Payton 6th
Adult Starter Leanne 2nd
Adult Inter Jamie 2nd

 

PAIRS 
U/8 Beginner Tianna / Ellie 4th
U/10 Beginner Payton / Olivia 5th
U/12 Beginner Matilda / Niamh 6th
U/14 Beginner Millie / Ava 7th
U/12 Inter Bibi / Sophie 7th
Adult Inter Elysia / Jamie 2nd
Adult Inter Leanne / Chloe 4th

Our competitors brought home the silverware from Gainsborough 28/01/18!

A big well done to them all!

 

Rock n Roll: 
U/14 Miranda and Ava 3rd

Fast Solos:
U/14 Beginner Miranda 1st life lost
U/8 Starter Payton 2nd 
U/12 Starter Sophie 3rd
U/16 Starter Elysia 3rd
U/12 Inter Lilyia 4th
U/14 Inter Joseph 5th
Ad Inter Jamie 3rd

 

Tops of Beginners Winner Miranda!

 

Slow Solos:
U/12 Beginner Alice 3rd
U/14 Beginner Ava 3rd
U/10 Starter Olivia 3rd
U/12 First Timers Matilda 6th
U/8 Inter Payton 2nd
U/12 Inter Sophie 6th
U/14 Inter Miranda 3rd
Adult Inter Jamie 4th
U/16 Champ Elysia 2nd

 

Slow Pairs:
U/10 Olivia and Payton 3rd
U/10 Matilda and Niamh 5th
U/12 Bibi and Sophie 4th
U/14 Millie and Ava 3rd
U/14 Miranda and Lilyia 4th
Adult Jamie and Elyisa 4th

 

Street:
U/8 Ellie 5th
U/12 Lilyia 6th
U/14 Joseph 2nd

 

Lots of semi finals and one place off losing lives yesterday too!

Our competition squad had a fantastic competition at Concord Leisure Centre in Sheffield on the 12th November 2017. 44 trophies, 18 top 3 finalists, 5 1st places and 3 lives lost! What a fabulous way to end the  year. We can't wait to see what 2018 holds for our competitiors. 

Some of our younger dancers danced in the Timeless Productions ‘Memories are Made of This’ at the Penistone Paramount October 2017. The group performed brilliantly. Well done girls!

Ecco's Performing Arts show group performed at the 'Out of This World' Halloween event in Sheffield city centre on the 29th October 2017. Not only did they put on a very professional performance, they handled being ‘celebrities’ for the day superbly! They were asked by so many people to pose in pictures with them and the showcase received excellent feedback. Well done to all our performers! 

Well done to the competition crew who brought back 36 trophies from the Cliftons' ADFP Freestyle competition on the 1st October 2017! Our competitiors are now back in the studio working hard for their last competition of the year at Concord Leisure Centre, Sheffield on the 12th November. 

Well done to Elysia who has sucessfully auditioned for the junior ensemble in the Christmas pantomime 'Beauty and the Beast' at Cast in Doncaster, 1st-31st December 2017. 

Our competition crew had a very successful weekend away competing at the Fantasia Dance Championships in Skegness 15th-17th September. Ecco's talented team of dancers won 51 trophies in total and had 17 top 3 finalists. All the teachers at Ecco are incredibly proud of everyone's achievements at the festival.

We want to wish our student Leah a massive Ecco good luck for her new chapter. She has started a 3 year musical theatre course at Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama (MADD) in Nottingham, September 2017. Leah has been at Ecco since she was 5yrs old and has become a beautiful performer in all areas of the performing arts. We wish you all the best!

Congratulations to one of our teachers, Kayleigh, who has now gone to work in Disneyland Paris as a performer. Kayleigh was one of 300 auditionees who made it down to a shortlist of 15 candidates. Kayleigh successfully landed a contract in May 2017 and moved to Paris in July 2017. We wish her all the best in her new adventure.

Well done to Clarhys, Leah, Harriet, Elysia, Joseph and Charlotte for receiving freestyle scholarship nominations following last year's IDTA examinations. All the teachers are so proud of you all. The students attended the scholarship day on the 6th May 2017. Clarhys reached the semi finals of her category and Joseph placed 3rd in his.

Well done to Elysia who has successfully auditioned for the junior ensemble in Jack and The Beanstalk at The Cast theatre in Doncaster. Elysia will be performing from Friday 2nd December- Saturday 31st December 2016.

10 of our Juvenile children are performing in "Memories Are Made Of This" at Penistone Paramount on 22nd October 2015. Congratulations to Pippa, Maddison, Miranda, Ruby, Menna, Grace, Harriet, Bibi, Violet and Sophie.

10 of our Juvenile children will be performing in "Memories Are Made Of This" at Penistone Paramount in April 2016. Congratulations to Holly, Maddison, Miranda, Alice, Freya, Olra, Harriet, Bibi, Violet and Sophie.

On the 16th of April 2015 students from Ecco had an incredibly special opportunity to perform live at Wembley Stadium with Grammy Award winning artist Foxes in front of a crowd of over 85,000 people. Our pupils were part of a team of 1000 dancers from around the UK who performed 2 routines with singer Foxes at the annual Saracens Vs Harlequins rugby derby match. The experience was provided by Pro-Excel who work with young people to produce the biggest mass-movement dance shows in the UK. The Pro-Excel team came to Ecco to work with our dancers over 4 full day workshops prior to game day. We are so proud of everyone who took part, you all performed brilliantly and it is a day we will never forget.

Past professional productions

Lots of the children that come to Ecco have had the chance to perform with professional companies;

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood - December 2018 - The Cast Doncaster

Dick Whittington - December 2018 - Rotherham Civic Theatre

All Our Yesterdays - April 2018 - Penistone Paramount

Beauty and the Beast - December 2017 - The Cast Doncaster

Jack and the Beanstalk - December 2016 - The Cast Doncaster

Rolling Back the Years - October 2016 - Penistone Paramount

Memories Are Made Of This - April 2016 - Penistone Paramount

Memories Are Made Of This - October 2015 - Penistone Paramount

Dick Witthington pantomime - December 2014 - January 2015 - Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

Peter Pan pantomime- December 2014 - January 2015 - Sheffield City Hall

Sheffield Mysteries - July 2014 - Sheffield Crucible

Beauty and the Beast - December 2013 - January 2014 - Rotherham Civic Theatre

Jack and The Beanstalk - December 2013 - January 2014 - Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

Oliver the Musical - November 2013 - January 2014 - Sheffield Crucible Theatre

Cinderella pantomime - December 2012- January 2013 - Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

Peter Pan pantomime- December 2012 - January 2013 - Rotherham Civic Theatre

South Pacific Musical - July - August 2012 - Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

Sound of Music - March 2012 - Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

Sleeping Beauty - Pantomime December 2011 - January 2012 - Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

Peter Pan Pantomime - December 2010 - January 2011 - Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

Alice - June - July 2010 - Sheffield Crucible Theatre

Snow White - December 2009 - January 2010 - Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

Pied Piper - March 2009 - Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

Aladdin pantomime - December 2008 - January 2009 - Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

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