Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 1°C

min temp: 1°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Video/Gallery: Dancers rise to challenge at 91st Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts

17:50 20 February 2013

Sudbury Music and Dance festival at Ormiston Sudbury Academy auditorium. Pictured is Laura Hills.

Sudbury Music and Dance festival at Ormiston Sudbury Academy auditorium. Pictured is Laura Hills.

Archant

BALLET shoes were packed away for another year as the dance section of a popular annual festival drew to a close.

Audiences attending the dance classes at the 91st Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts – held at Ormiston Sudbury Academy from February 16 to 19 – were impressed not only with the colourful costumes but also with the high standard of this year’s entrants.

Adjudicator Geoff Lucas, who came to the festival with a wealth of experience gained during a varied career in box office smashes such as Cats, Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar, was able to offer constructive advice to participants of all age ranges.

He said: “The Sudbury festival is well organised and the standard of dance is high. The participants are all so enthusiastic and it is vital for them to be able to work as a team – this is how they learn the most.”

Cups and trophies for the dance category were awarded on Tuesday evening.

The festival’s music section is due to start next Tuesday and will run until March 3 at The Delphi Club, with classes on the Saturday scheduled to take place at All Saints Middle School.

The speech and drama section will follow from March 8 to 11, also at the Delphi Club. The festival will culminate in a big gala concert featuring the high achievers across all sections.

Did you perform in the dance festival? Share your photos at suffolk.iwitness24.co.uk

0 comments

Chris Grayling is due to unveil changes to the rail industry today.

Through trains from Ipswich and Norwich to Oxford and possibly Swindon or even Bristol could be running within 15 years under a new rail model being flagged up by the government today.

Suffolk County Council has published a new report on mental health in Suffolk

One in seven adults in Suffolk has a common mental disorder such as depression or anxiety, according to a new report.

Traffic congestion on Colchester Road, Ipswich due to traffic light roadworks.

Long delays caused by roadworks are the bane of motorists’ lives in Suffolk.

Photos showing under women's skirts found on mobile phone

A businessman has been spared prison after admitting filming up women’s skirts in supermarkets and making indecent images of children.

Ipswich Hospital. Photo by Phil Morley

Seven “very serious” medical errors were made at Suffolk and Essex health trusts within six months this year, sparking calls for action by a watchdog.

Police said the teenager had been found. File photo

A 16-year-old boy missing from Bury St Edmunds has been found safe and well.

All Saints church Brightlingsea , Choosing Day  for Deputy , who acts as representitive for Mayor of Sandwich, one of the Cinque Ports. This year it is Peter Beadles, pictured chatting to pupils from Colne Community College, Dan Wallace and Callum Greenleaf, also with his Assistants in robes
5/12/2016

An entrepreneur has been chosen to as the next deputy mayor of the Cinque Port of Brightlingsea in a unique ceremony yesterday.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24