Georgia’s delight after promotion to Elite Dance

November 13, 2019

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Georgia’s delight after promotion to Elite Dance

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Dyke House Student
November 13, 2019, 2:55 pm

Georgia’s delight after promotion to Elite Dance

A TALENTED dancer with her eyes set on hitting the West End has been recognised by Dyke House Academy for her excellent progress.

Year 8 student Georgia Cottnam has been promoted to the top tier of Dyke House’s Elite Dance programme.

Georgia, a former pupil at Seaton Carew’s Holy Trinity, has impressed teachers and staff with her desire and determination and has received her Elite tie.

“I was told it was because of my dedication to work hard and improve,” said the 12-year-old.

“I was involved in the Hip Hop Schools’ Championship with Dyke House towards the end of the last school year and two weeks ago, as part of Mental Health Awareness week, I was part of the flashmob in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre. It was brilliant.”

Georgia has followed in her mum Andrea’s footsteps by hitting the stage. Since starting to dance at the age of three she has been at Seaton Carew’s Academy of Dance.

She had competitions during the October half term when she was up against other dance schools from the area competing in solos, modern, tap and lyrical.

“I used to do a ballet solo too,” she said. “The lyrical is my favourite which is Back to You by Mollie King. I like my tap, Dancing Fool, too. Hopefully I can do well.

“My mam used to be a dancer at the same dance school, she was happy and proud when I told her I had been promoted on to the Elite Dance. She said well done.”

Since starting Dyke House, Georgia has worked hard on the second tier of the scheme and feels like she is “getting better” particularly in learning how to be stronger.

“I would love to perform on the West End stage some time,” said Georgia.

“I have also played cricket at Seaton Carew Cricket Club and I like school, quite like history, it’s interesting, as well as PE.”

Georgia smiled throughout her interview and has been a pleasure to teach.

Mrs Lisa Wilson, the coordinator of Dyke House’s Elite Dance, said: “Georgia’s dedication to dance has been phenomenal.

“She turns up to every session we have as well as to the strength and conditioning classes we have on. She is very committed and always strives to improve on her technique. She is an absolute credit to her dance school.

“In stepping up a level at Dyke House, it highlights to others the dedication and commitment required to develop and shows them they will be rewarded and acknowledged for hard work.”

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