YOU ARE AWESOME AND DON'T EVER FORGET IT.
ALLANA TAYLOR STARTS LAINE
THEATRE ARTS THIS SEPTEMBER
Massive congratulations to Allana Taylor who has received a place at Laine Theatre Arts.
Allana has been with Detail 5 years having never danced before. Her passion and motivation to achieve has been immeasurable. She has represented our school with great zeal and loyalty achieving remarkable things during her time with us. We are so happy to see her achieve her place at Laine, which was her first choice of dance college. We know she will continue to excel in further training. We are so very proud of you and will remember your devotion.
During "Lockdown" the IDTA held an online Global competition to find the best performer all dance genres.
Detail were so proud of our 3 entrees who all made the semi-finals out of 1,700 competitors and 9 countries.
ADULT MODERN JAZZ
Then Massive congratulations to:
Allana 1st in Adult Musical Theatre
Alice 2nd in Adult Musical Theatre
Allana 6th in Adult Modern Jazz
Detail was so proud of their motivation to push themselves through these challenging times. What an achievement!
DETAIL WINNER & RUNNERS UP
A wonderfully informative workshop with Anna Hardman. Tackling marginal gains in dance and overall health through nutrition. It takes many elements to come together to achieve our goals, our diet being a great contributor.
Anna is a registered dietitian with over a decade of experience in dietary management, working with a variety of clients looking to make changes to their nutrition plans to better benefit their lives and sports performance. She has a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and a post graduate in Dietetics.
Anna specialises in sports nutrition, supporting a range of athletes. She has had varied experience, she is currently working in the NHS alongside her private work. Anna is a contributor to a number of publications within the media, she has provided her expert opinion to the ‘Telegraph’ and ‘Guardian’ newspapers.
As a child Anna danced for over a decade, she then went on to being has been a competitive runner for the past 10 years. Anna is passionate about the role food plays in our lives, she is able to assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems. She translates complex nutrition science into understandable , practical information about food to allow people to make appropriate lifestyle changes to improve health and performance.
For more information see:
MISS TEEN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
SHINES LIGHT ON SCOLIOSIS
Huge congratulations to the very courageous Morgan Elshaw who has been crowned Miss Teen Galaxy Nottinghamshire. She overcame two massive operations in 2019 and hopes to send a positive message to all people about being proud of who you are and the journey you have travelled whilst she holds this title.
Morgan Elshaw is a relatively new student to Detail Dance Company. She approached Detail after she was diagnosed with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) which is a curvature of the spine. Morgan had a 52 degree spinal curve which was devastating news as she had dreams of working within the performing arts industry especially in dance. A curve to the spine creates certain risk of injury for dancers and has to be carefully monitored by a close relationship between specialist dance physiotherapists and the teacher if the student wishes to continue dancing and must always be made fully aware of the limitations the curve imposes.
Morgan faced a very invasive operation to attempt to reduce the curvature but after an MRI scan in March 2019, she was referred to a neurosurgeon because she had Chiari 1 Malformation and needed decompression surgery before spinal fusion surgery. The neurosurgeon explained that the cerebellar tonsils at the base of her brain had extended into her spinal canal and this was restricting the flow of spinal fluid. 2cm would be removed from the bottom of her skull to allow the base of her brain to sit comfortably.
Two massive operations later Morgan’s positive outlook and great care from physiotherapy sees her back in the studio doing what she loves. Morgan and her Mum have a blog to help and support others who are in the same situation. If you want the full story or more information, follow this address: https://it-is-what-it-is.co.uk
21st SEPTEMBER 2019
We have such exciting news to announce. We are finalists in the BSICA evening on the 21st of September at the Royal Northern College Of Music in Manchester. We put together a routine in memory of my coach the late and wonderful Mrs Bobbie Drakeford. Bobbie had asked me to do the Barbara Sharples International Choreographic Award for many years and to honour her wishes we entered a routine called “Dance ‘til the night dies” a comedy cabaret routine, incorporating Tap, Theatrecraft and Jazz. Inspired by Bobbies unwavering energy and inner “light” that touched all that knew her. We were thrilled to hear that we have been selected as a finalist and look forward to the competition evening. If you wish to see them in action, the details for competition are at the following website; www.rncm.ac.uk
TOP 10 OUT OF 7500 DANCERS
16th - 17th FEBRUARY 2019
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Allana Taylor who was nominated by the examiner at the last examination session in Ballet, Theatrecraft and Modern Jazz to dance at the IDTA Theatre Awards 2019.
I accompanied Allana to the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, for the international competition. The event reduces the nominated students down to one winner in each category. It is quite remarkable having danced for just over three years and with no competition experience that Allana achieved such success. Allana represented our small school with energy and great courage. The talent was outstanding and I was so proud to say she was a finalist in all three category’s. As the winner was announced the judges select a handful of students who they feel should be acknowledged and are awarded “SPECIAL COMMENDATIONS”. Allana received special commendations in both Modern Jazz and Theatrecraft which placed her in the top 10 of approximately 7500 dancers.
What an achievement! I am delighted to announce this news, what a reward for such hard work. Well Done!
IDTA THEATRE AWARDS 2020
FEBRUARY 15th/16th 2020
CONGRATULATIONS to Allana Taylor who represented Detail at the Royal Northern College of Music for the IDTA Theatre Awards 2020. This annual prestigious competition is an honour to attend as the competitors are invited by examiners who have nominated them out of thousands of dancers as being outstanding at their level in a chosen subject field. Allana was nominated in Ballet, Modern Jazz and Theatrecraft and not only made the final but received two special commendations in Ballet and Theatrecraft which puts her in the top ten. Amazing for someone who has only been dancing five years. Allana has been nominated numerous times for her constantly outstanding work across disciplines. We are so very proud. Well done!
BSICA CABARET WINNERS
21st SEPTEMBER 2019
Congratulations to all at Detail Dance Company, who have scooped the Entertainment Award in the Barbara Sharples International Choreographic Award at the Royal Northern College of Music on Saturday 21st September.
The group, with dancers as young as eight, performed the winning routine at the ceremony in Manchester and won the Cabaret category. We have decided not only to donate our prize money to Pancreatic Cancer UK, but to return our costumes, which were purchased from local charity shops, to charity so that they continue to make a difference. I was lucky enough to say Bobbie Drakeford taught me, and to create this dance routine in her memory has been an honour. Bobbie was a winner of the Life time Achievement Award at the Carl Alan Awards (The Oscars of the Dance World) previous winners have been Bruce Forsyth and Dame Beryl Grey to name a few incredible talents. Though Bobbie never met my students, she taught all of them. Her skills live on in my studio.
Forever grateful for Bobbie and so proud of the students. Well Done!
RESULTS TO BE PROUD OF
CONGRATULATIONS to all Detail Dancers who took IDTA examinations on the 31st of August 2019, 100% distinction achieved in all dance exams. What a wonderful result. So proud of your hard work!
DETAIL DANCERS IN PANTO
17th JULY 2019
Congratulations to Allana Taylor who has been successful in her first professional audition for Cinderella 2019 at the Palace Theatre Mansfield. What makes the success even greater is that former student Daniel Eyre who is now a full scholarship student at SLP in Leeds is also performing in the same Pantomime. How proud we are of both of them and what a joy to think Detail Dancers past and present will be reunited on stage in our Home town. If you wish to see them in action, the details for tickets are via the following website; www.mansfieldpalace.co.uk
FEBRUARY 2019 PRODUCTION
1st - 3rd FEBRUARY 2019
We have had such wonderful feedback from our recent sell out Production at The Old Library Theatre Mansfield. As always a Detail Dance Pantomime is “a little different”. Cinderella was set in 1960 in a shoe factory in a northern town and included a film which spoofed our performance team as a clumsy “am-dram” group, who were putting on the production. This additional element of characters portraying characters really had the audience in fits of laughter as their disorganisation meant the production went from bad to worse as the spoof Drama group fought to get to the end of the show, hoping the audience wouldn’t notice. Hard to miss, the set collapsing and a member of the cast getting knocked out, still they battled on. Well done to all at Detail who performed. I have had wonderful emails and letters outlining the quality and humour as being a real tonic for the times.
Your wonderful talents and effort bringing cheer to all! So proud of your teamwork, and thanks to all who purchased tickets supporting our production.
CONNIE FRENCH OFFERED A
PLACE AT URDANG ACADEMY
Massive Congratulations to Connie French who has been offered at place at The Urdang Academy.
Connie has always been passionate about Musicals and Dance from being a little girl and now her hobby is becoming a reality. The Urdang Academy is a vibrant college based in the heart of London, which is the city Connie has longed to live in since childhood, the home of “West End”. We wish Connie all the luck in the world and are so proud and happy that she is a step closer to actualising her goals. Another example of hard work and determination achieving great things.
DETAIL WINNER FOR THE IDTA MUSICAL
THEATRE COMPETITION 2020
After the success of the IDTA global lockdown festival, the IDTA did a musical theatre competition during Lockdown. Allana Taylor yet again did us proud.
They picked 10 winners from over 100 competitors from Australia, Bahrain, China, Portugal, Singapore, Spain and the UK.
The selected winners' voices were made into a compilation anthem. Another fantastic achievement from our small school. Please follow the link to hear the track:
DANIEL EYRE SLP SCHOLARSHIP
Congratulations to Daniel Eyre who not only has been accepted at S.L.P Dance College Leeds, but is a full Scholarship student. Detail could not be more proud. Daniel has always loved to perform, we are thrilled that he is taking his theatrical abilities to the next level. We look forward to seeing him in a professional capacity in the next few years. Flying the flag for male dancers. This proves you can make a dream a reality. Be Inspired!