Pocahontas wins nationwide competition for Ilkeston

The Kerry Ledger School of Dance, based on Lord Haddon Road in Ilkeston have once again been successful at a nationwide dance competition.
The competition was held on Sunday 27th November at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
The Senior troupe of 10 dancers were awarded 8th place out of 47 entries and the Junior troupe of 30 dancers (under the age of 14 gained an incredible 5th place out of 53 entries.
The competition is the AAD Troupe Awards, held yearly in Blackpool, with dance schools competing from all over the country.
The senior dancers performed a Contemporary piece entitled “Sentenced”.
The junior troupe were performing their version of Disney’s “Pocahontas” with local teenager Amelia Dawes taking the lead role.
Both troupes received excellent feed back from the Director of the Association of American Dancing, which this year celebrates its 80th year after being formed by Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire.
A big group of family and friends cheered on the dancers and an excellent weekend was had by all.
Pictured is Amelia Dawes.