The Reigate School of Ballet & Commercial Dance is delighted to announce they won the OVERALL WINNER at the recent Dance School of the Year Awards.
Now in its 6th year, the Dance School of the Year Awards was founded by Anne Walker MBE to celebrate the achievements of theatre dance schools who so often do not receive the recognition they deserve.
From the thousands of dance schools eligible to enter, entries were received from schools of all sizes across the UK and Europe. 32 schools were shortlisted across four categories which are:
Up to 100 students
Over 200 students
Vocational Schools (Vocational is a full-time school whose primary purpose is to prepare students for a career in dance and the performing arts)
Judges Brenda Last OBE and Terry Etheridge as well as special guest Angela Rippon CBE joined over 140 dance teachers and their supporters at a glamorous black-tie event at Woodbury Park Hotel in the beautiful Devon countryside to present the Awards to the lucky schools. Schools were judged on their professionalism and business acumen as well as the personal development of all the staff.
We are so thrilled with this award, and it is a testament of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes at RSB HQ.
Within the 4 categories (based on the size of school), there was a silver, gold and category winner for each category. So after hearing the winners list for these, it was an absolute shock to hear our name being called out as Overall Winner for Dance School of the Year in the UK (and abroad), especially within the company of such other distinguished and high calibre dance schools.
We would like to dedicate this to all our talented teachers and for all our RSB family - parents, chaperones, and of course the children.
This year was the first time we entered this competition, and we are ecstatic with the outcome.
From all the team at RSB, this one is for all of you!