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Talented SGS dancers secure offers at prestigious dance schools


Four dancers from SGS have been offered places at prestigious dance schools after delivering fantastic performances at their auditions.

Upper Sixth student, Sophia Fanigliulo-Vlassis has been offered places at various Stage Schools including Laine Theatre Arts.

Fifth Year pupil, Tahlia Smith, has taken part in a number of SGS shows including ‘Chicago’ and currently trains five times a week at Centre Pointe Dance School alongside studying for her GCSE’s.

She holds several titles with All England Dance, having won the Northern Regional Finals for Tap, Character and Lyrical Modern. We are excited to announce that Tahlia will now be continuing her Dance and Musical Theatre training on a full time basis from September at Centre Pointe Vocational College studying a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts – Dance.

She will be following in the footsteps of Kate Holme who joined Centre Pointe for full time study in 2019. Kate will graduate in July having secured two coveted places at firstly Performers College to study a BA (Hon) in Musical Theatre and Dance and secondly to study a BA (Hons) in Theatre Dance at London Studio Centre.

Meanwhile Year Six dancer Pearl W recently got through to the final round of auditions for White Lodge (The Royal Ballet School). She currently dances at Centre Pointe and is in her second year of the Junior Associate Programme with the Royal Ballet School. Recently she undertook an audition for the Northern Ballet Theatre’s Associate Programme in Leeds and was delighted to be offered a place to commence in September with weekly training on Saturdays.

SGS pupils of all ages can join dance club, they get to show off their talents during the school’s musical, drama and dance shows.

In these performances, the dancers collaborate with drama, music and backstage teams to deliver engaging shows including productions of ‘Chicago’ and ‘A Christmas Carol.’

SGS Dance Teacher Abi Downing said: “It is wonderful to see all the hard work and dedication of these pupils pay off. They all put in many hours training outside of the school day, as well as contributing to our co-curricular Dance at SGS when they can – their achievements are outstanding. We wish them all the very best for the future and look forward to following their progress.”