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More than 1200 dancers took part in Wyre Forest Dance Festival during half term last week (13 – 20 February).

The festival was organised by The Dance Festival Committee with the help of Wyre Forest District Council. It was held at Stourport Civic Theatre Hall and attracted a wealth of talent from across the county.

Over the week more than 2000 spectators were entertained by dances of many different disciplines including ballet, modern and lyrical.

Each competitor was judged by the adjudicator, Daniel Donaldson–Todd from Hartlepool who ranked each section and gave valuable, constructive feedback.

This year’s winners showed remarkable talent with Freya Melling from Academy Theatre Arts, Worcester winning the senior award and Keely-Taylor-Hall also from Academy Theatre Arts awarded runner up. 

The Intermediate winner was awarded to Daniel Richards from Splinters in Kidderminster. Hatti White also from Splinters in Kidderminster came in close second. 

Amelia White from Step by Step in Stourport won the junior award with Bethany McWattgreen from Academy Theatre Arts in Worcester in second place. 

Councillor Sally Chambers, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Well-being and Housing said:

“The dance festival is always a quality competition which displays real talent. Once again the dancers did not disappoint and the standard was very high. I would like to congratulate all of the dancers who took part and wish them luck for future.”

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Wyre Forest District Council