Dance school celebrates 25th anniversary in Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage

Welwyn Garden City-based Dance-Beat dancing school's elite competition squad. Picture: Dance-Beat

Welwyn Garden City-based Dance-Beat dancing school's elite competition squad. Picture: Dance-Beat - Credit: Archant

A dance school is celebrating its 25th anniversary by taking part in two simultaneous events in Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage.

Welwyn Garden City-based Dance-Beat dancing school's elite competition squad. Picture: Dance-Beat

Welwyn Garden City-based Dance-Beat dancing school's elite competition squad. Picture: Dance-Beat - Credit: Archant

A dance school celebrated its 25th anniversary by taking part in two simultaneous events in WGC and Stevenage.

Over the weekend, Dance-Beat performed at the Stevenage Hive Festival and the WGC 100 showcase in the Howard Centre, which marks the town's centenary.

The dance school's elite competition squad are also attending the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) national grand finals day on Sunday.

Throughout the year pupils attend regional competitions to qualify, with a record-breaking 23 pupils making the grade, and an additional nine pairs qualifying in the rock and roll category.

Welwyn Garden City-based Dance-Beat performers at a stage show in July. Picture: Carmel Jane

Welwyn Garden City-based Dance-Beat performers at a stage show in July. Picture: Carmel Jane - Credit: Archant


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Dance teacher Jessica Ward said: "I couldn't be more proud of all the pupils. This year has been phenomenal for the school and I have everything crossed for our competitors as they step onto the dance floor this weekend!"

The school takes dancers from age three to adults.

Welwyn Garden City-based Dance-Beat perfomed at Tesco as part of a national event. Picture: Dance-Be

Welwyn Garden City-based Dance-Beat perfomed at Tesco as part of a national event. Picture: Dance-Beat - Credit: Archant

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