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The Bristol Dance Festival 2018

Results : 

  • Tilly Boulind - 2nd Place - 8 years Classical Ballet
  • Florence Bower - 3rd Place - 12/13 years Classical Ballet
  • James Bamford - 1st Place - 13/14 years Classical Ballet

A Day at The Royal Ballet School


Two of our junipr pupils, Jasmine and Luisa have experienced a fantastic day out at The Royal Ballet Junior Associate Insight Day. What a great opportunity!


James Bamford - Tring Park School for the Performing Arts


A huge congratulations to 14 year old James Bamford, who successfully auditioned for a full time place from September 2018, at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. What a fantastic achievement! 

All your hard work, determination and natural talent has always shown. Now, more doors have opened and we couldn't be more proud of you. The Dance Factory is delighted with this outstanding achievement. Congrtulations James on your success and bright future in dance! Dreams really do come true.


Jasmin Goddard - IDS Dance Catalogue Casting


Congratulations to 14 year old Jasmin Goddard who was successful at the IDS Dance Catalogue casting. Jasmin will shoot the catalogue in February.


Taunton Young Dancer 2017


Congratulations to Niamh O'Donnell & James Bamford, who took part in Taunton's Young Dancer Awards on the 10th December 2017. James' contemporary solo was placed 3rd overall in the competition, a fantastic, complimentary achievement competing against other dancers in the Southwest.


Pegasus Court Performance


The Dance Factory Festival Team, performed to residents at Pegasus Court, Yeovil. Thank you to all dancers who took part, your performance's were outstanding & the residents thouroughly enjoyed watching you.


Royal Academy of Dance Exam Results - January 2018


Congratulations to all who took part in the Royal Academy of Dance exams in November. We have had the results in, and are proud to announce great results throughout all grades within The Dance Factory. 

Distinctions in the exams went to :


  • Cosmo Sudbury-Slight, Grade 5
  • Elizabeth Jarvis, Grade 5
  • Keisha James, Grade 5
  • Niamh O'donnell, Grade 5
  • Aeryn Kebby, Grade 7
  • Florence Bower, Grade 7
  • Jasmin Goddard, Grade 7
  • Rebecca Hulland, Grade 7
  • Amy Williams, Grade 8


Acrobatic Arts @ TDF


We are delighted to be commencing Acrobatic Arts Classes in January 2018. Please see classes and timetables for further information. 


Dance Dance Dance!!!


We have the pleasure of being asked to host Dance Dance Dance in association with the YCAA. Please come and join us on an action packed evening of entertainment from The Dance Factory and other local performance groups.

Dance Dance Dance will take place on Friday the 9th March 2018.


Royal Academy of Dance - Winter Exams 2017


Congratulations to all pupils who took a graded / vocational examination in November 30th 2017. Well done for your hard work and determination in your classes, it has been wonderful to see so much progress being made, We look forward to receiving your results in January 2018.



Weldmar Hospice - Matt's Colossal 10

The Dance factory were delighted to attend this charity event for such a good cause. After winning Dorsets got talent in March 2017 of which was supported by the Weldmar Hospice Charity, DF Beatz and the new Dolly Mix street dance crews were invited to support "Matt's Colossal 10" Challenge to raise money for this independent charity. Thank you to all parents and pupils who supported the event, It was fantastic to see such a substantial amount of monies raised.


Gold Star Awards - October 2017

Congratulations to 12 year old Beth Jarvis, on being nominated and awarded the "Rising Artistic Star of the Year Award" at the Gold Star Awards, Octagon Theatre. Beth was supported by TDF Company who performed at the event. Congratulations to Amy Williams and James Bamford who were also nominated in this category, thank you to all parents and public who came and supported The Dance Factory. 


North Devon Dance Festival - October 2017

The Dance Factory had an amazing week, competing at the North Devon Dance Festival. Some of the highlights of the week listed below, Congratulations to : 


  • Ruby Phillips - 3rd Place Classical Ballet (7 - 8 years)
  • Tabitha Boulind - 1st Place Classical Ballet (7 - 8 years)
  • Paloma Sudbury-Slight - 1st Place Classical Ballet (9 - 10 years)
  • Cosmo Sudbury-Slight - 1st Place Classical Ballet (11 - 12 years)
  • James Bamford - 1st Place Classical Ballet (13 - 14 years)
  • Naina Shaik - 3rd Place Classical Ballet (13 - 14 years)
  • Rebecca Hulland - 3rd Place Classical Ballet (12 - 13 years)
  • Niamh O'Donnell - 1st Place Lyrical (11 - 12 years)
  • Florence Bower - 2nd Place Lyrical (11 - 12 years)
  • Keisha James - 2nd Place Lyrical (11 - 12 years)


Further congratulations to Tabitha Boulind and Niamh O'Donnell for being awarded a trophy for "Overall All Round Dancer" in their age group.


We are very proud of everybody who competed. We look forward to further festivals in the New Year!

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