Whiteside’s School of Dance is very excited to offer the opportunity to selected pupils to take part in dance competitions. These take place in a variety of venues through out the academic year, normally in school holidays and weekends.
If you should be offered a place in a competition team then this is a great way to gain further performance experience, improve on technique and widen your knowledge of the world of performing. It remains absolutely essential that all normal classes are still attended regularly and that your dedication to all your dance genres remains strong.
Our competition groups were established in 2017 with the dynamic Abi Brooke as choreographer. Occasionally the principal, Sarah, will enter a lyrical number or indeed a street number using pupils who are not in the competition teams – time permitting!
We love to perform.
NOVEMBER 2019: NATIONAL FINALS – 101 STREET DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS, CRAWLEY
Konnect: 1st in O16
Konnect Minis: 1st in 12 & Under
Konnected: 2nd in Senior Teams
This has been a fabulous season for the teams, culminating in being national title holders at 101 Street Dance. We are so proud of our girls.
That’s it for this year. Time to relax and enjoy Christmas – in the new year we will be looking to recruit new members. Always feel free to contact WSOD if you want to start street with a view to joining our teams.
SEPTEMBER 2019: SOAR STREET DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS, CRAWLEY
Konnect Minis: 3rd
This championship was of an extremely high standard and we were thrilled to gain these results. We are now competing with gymnasts as well!
JULY 2019: ESSEX STREET DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS, GRAYS
Konnect Minis: 2nd
Georgia & Madison duet: 1st
Olivia & Sarah duet: 1st
Amalie & Izzy duet: 2nd
Excellent results and some great last minute entrants gaining fab results!
MAY 2019: 101 STREET DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS, CHATHAM, KENT
Konnect: 1st O16
Konnect Minis: 1st 12 & Under
Konnected: 3rd in Senior Teams
All qualified for the national finals in November. Watch this space!
MARCH 2019: NO LIMITS, GILLINGHAM, KENT
Mini street trio(Evie, Sarah, Georgia):1st, Lyrical duet (Georgia, Leona):1st, Konnected: 2nd, Konnect Minis: 1st
Contemporary solo(Georgia R): 1st, Contemporary duet(Kyra, Georgia): 2nd, Feeling Good jazz dance: 1st, Senior street trio(Kyra, Georgia, Madison): 1st, Konnect: 1st
Special Judges awards:
Konnect Minis: 3rd highest score of junior section, Konnect: 2nd highest score of senior section, Choreography award: Abi for Senior trio, Standout performance of junior section: Mini trio, Best senior dance (one to watch for the future): Georgia Rushby
This was a massive competition with many schools taking part – so many entrants that the day didn’t finish till 10pm! Very proud of all our entrants and their success.
MARCH 2019: CATCH A STAR, BRIGHTON
Konnect: 1st, Konnect Minis: 1st, Konnected: 2nd, Senior trio(Georgia, Kyra, Madison): 1st, Minis Trio (Olivia, Sarah, Evie):3rd, Georgia R solo: 3rd, Georgia MB solo: 5th, Senior duet (Kyra, Georgia): 2nd, Feeling Good senior jazz dance: 3rd
Most enjoyable dance of the day: Konnect
Senior Trio (Georgia, Kyra, Madison): highest scoring duet/trio of the day
OCTOBER 2018: DANCEZONE, HAYWARDS HEATH
Konnect: 2nd in huge mixed group category, Konnected: 4th
Konnect Minis: 1st in huge mixed group category
Kyra, Georgia and Madison trio: 1st in huge category.
WSOD awarded an enormous cup for most supportive school!
OCTOBER 2018: SOAR Street dance competition at K2, CRAWLEY
Konnect: 3rd, Konnect Minis: 4th
A very high standard competition with huge categories!
SEPTEMBER 2018: DYNAMITE DANCE NATIONAL COMPETITION, WORTHING
Konnected: 1st, Konnect Minis: 3rd place
APRIL 2018: SO YOU WANT TO DANCE, BURGESS HILL
Konnect: 1st, Konnect Minis: 1st, Konnected: 2nd, ‘Sail’ (modern lyrical number): 4th,
Konnect: Runner up best dance of the day
Best commercial dancer of the competition: Georgia Rushby
Intensive training course at Centre PAC College: Georgia Rushby
FEBRUARY 2018: KENT STREET DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Konnect: 2nd, Konnect Minis: 3rd
DECEMBER 2017: MEDWAY CHRISTMAS STREET CHAMPIONSHIPS
Konnect: 2nd, Konnect Minis: 2nd
OCTOBER 2017: DREAM MAKERS, DARTFORD, KENT.
Konnect: 2nd place in Senior Groups
Konnect Minis: 4th place in Junior Groups
Both teams qualified for the Dream Makers finals in Blackpool in November 2017 – here the standard was fantastic and the whole experience was thoroughly enjoyed
OCTOBER 2017: UK STARS, WORTHING
Konnect: 2nd (seniors); Konnect Minis: 2nd (Juniors)
Special Award to Georgia Rushby for outstanding performance
Dance Off: 2nd place in Senior section to Georgia Rushby
Both teams performed at the St Georges Day celebrations in Horley on 23 April 2018
Both teams danced on a moving carnival float at the Horley Carnival, June 2018 and 2019