In October my Festival students attended the Clywd Festival of Stage Dance, the school attends regular Dance competitions in England and Wales. Each student enters the competition with a number of solo routines and competes in their own age category against other Dance schools. We had some success at the festival With Ellie Hopkinson gaining a 3rd place with her National Dance which was an authentic Chinese ceremonial Dance. Elizabeth Hare attended her very first Dance competition and acheived a 3rd place with her Classical Greek Dance, which was based on a rainbow nymph in the forest. Mary Wakeham achieved two silver medals and a bronze medal! Well done Mary! My other students danced their socks off and although they missed out on medals this time they are currently working harder than ever to perfect their dances ready for the next Festival in January.