Dancers who achieved a 100 per cent pass rate in their exams have been praised at a prize-giving ceremony.
The students of Le Serve School of Ballet and Theatre Dance, in Tarring Road, Worthing, had taken their yearly examinations over two days in July.
These were completed under the auspices of the National Association of Teachers of Dancing, for which principal Valerie Le Serve is an examiner and head of ballet.
The dancers passed all the examinations taken in ballet, modern stage and jazz, tap, contemporary and street dance at the studio.
Valerie said: “With a wide age range from tinies to adults and with most pupils gaining Distinction, it was congratulations all round at the prize-giving, which was held at Lancing Parish Hall on October 1.
“Prior to the presentation of the awards, a performance was given by some of the students.
“Congratulations were given to all students on their achievements throughout the year and to Elliott Kingshott, who will be appearing in Peter Pan at Chichester Theatre.
“Francesca Hayward, who began her ballet training at the school at the age of three and who has been made a principal of the Royal Ballet company, will be dancing the part of The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker this Christmas.”
The major award winners were Tanya Courtnadge, Jacqui Davies, Emily Drew, Florence Forrest, Shelley Huckett, Anya Khan, Annie Kingshott, Elliott Kingshott, Harriet Pilcher, Megan Taylor, Phoebe Tyler and Roman Young.
The proceeds of the raffle for the afternoon were donated to Rainbow Trust.
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