This first Dance World Cup for children and junior dance students up to the age of 17 years took place in 2004 within a beautiful theatre in Fuerstenfeldbruck near Munich in Germany.
It was decided from then on that the Dance World Cup should be an annual event hosted in a different country each year.
So far it has been held in the following countries:
2011 Disneyland, Paris
2010 Sardinia, Italy
2009 Jersey, Channel Islands
2008 Vancouver, Canada
2007 Jalta, Ukraine
2006 Faro, Portugal
2005 Wroclaw, Poland
The Dance World Cup 2011 was hosted in the magical venue of the Newport Bay Club Convention Centre in Disneyland Paris from Tuesday 28th June to Saturday 2nd July.
The opening ceremony for the competition took place on the Disneyland Park parade route as part of the Disney Magic Music Days programme. During the parade all participants danced in unison through the park to the same choreography which was a spectacle both to watch and indeed, to be a part of.
Avril Earl Dance & Theatre Arts Centre Results:
Sammie Redhead and Gabriella Shier, One Another Note - Open Tap Duet.
Dirty Laundry, Open Song & Dance Group from Avril Earl Dance & Theatre Arts Centre.
Georgette Fletcher and Megan Pontin, Things that make you dance now -Childrens' Tap Duet.
Ellen Dumont and Gabriella Shier, Its Good Isn’t it - Open Song & Dance Duet.
Sammie Redhead, Like My Style Yeah! - Open Tap Solo.
Having entered this competition for the last 3 years Avril knew the standard was high so was delighted and extremely proud that the school were awarded some medals;
"Coming from a small island we sometimes become focused on our little community and being a part of a world competition like this is such an eye opening experience. The students were able to watch some amazing performances from girls and boys of their age and were so inspired. It's really encouraged them to push themselves harder and improve". Avril Earl
The Avril Earl Centre is very keen to continue entering interested students into national and international competitions. Together with their training and exam achievements, these experiences and personal development serve those who are working towards a career in dance and drama very well.
The other Guernsey medals were;
Nanci Kelham, Thank God I’m Old - Childrens Song & Dance Solo.
You are a Pirate, Mini Tap Group from Guernsey Academy of Theatrical Education
I’ve Got Rhythm, Childrens Song & Dance Group from Guernsey Academy of Theatrical Education
This is Big Bro, Childrens Tap Group from Guernsey Academy of Theatrical Education
Morgan Taylor, Mini Tap Solo
Claudia Cooney, Charlotte Ewin, Ellie Mahy, Childrens Song & Dance Trio
Stuart Leach, Junior Song & Dance Solo
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