Dancers celebrate exam success

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Dancers from Centre Stage Performing Arts Studio in Ilkeston are celebrating after yet another year of top marks in ballet exams with The National Association of Teachers of Dancing.

Over the last year, numbers attending the ballet classes, which take place in the studio at Victoria Park Leisure Centre, have continued to increase and, this year, the studio is celebrating 14 girls’ success in their exams.

Ballet teacher Martha Woodcock said: “Once again, they all did exceptionally well, gaining all merits and distinctions.

“I am very proud of what they have achieved.”

The two girls in light blue are Eleanor Attenborough, left, and Kirsten Waddley, who took their class examination and both achieved merits.

The six girls in light blue took their preliminary examination and all achieved merits. They are (left to right, back row) Grace Winfield, Bethany Iliffe and Mary Whitehead, and (left to right, front row) Imogen Adcock, Abigail Burton and Molly Banks. Sinead McArthy (not pictured) also achieved a Merit.

The five girls in black took Grade 3. They are (left to right, back row) Lauren Aitken, who achieved a Distinction, Lois Aitken and Kristel Draycott, and (left to right, front row) Abigail Hadfield and Joanna Wearring, who all achieved Merits.