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Exam joy for Whitby student dance teachers

Benson Stage Academy Whitby students who gained a distinction in musical theatre and tap dance: From left to right: Phoebe Russell, Aida Kirby, Ellie Buck, Josh Emmerson, Abbey Emmerson, Poppy Draper, Xavia Crossling. Front: Beth Tiplady.
Benson Stage Academy Whitby students who gained a distinction in musical theatre and tap dance: From left to right: Phoebe Russell, Aida Kirby, Ellie Buck, Josh Emmerson, Abbey Emmerson, Poppy Draper, Xavia Crossling. Front: Beth Tiplady.

Whitby student dance teachers Bethany Tiplady and Joshua Emmerson, both 17, have both fully qualified as Street Dance Teachers with UKA DANCE.

The examination consisted of a full written portfolio, warm up, cool down, strengthening and stretching exercises, choreography, steps and figures, styles of street dance, musical knowledge, health and safety, anatomy and history of street dance and hip hop.

Bethany Tiplady and Joshua Emmerson

Bethany Tiplady and Joshua Emmerson

Both candidates are pupils of the Benson Stage Academy Whitby, commencing their dance training from the age of four. They are proficient in all types of dance taught within the academy.

Bethany is currently working for her Associate Teaching Diploma in Freestyle Dance, regulated grade 8 Ballet as well as Tap & Lyrical/Jazz exams.

Joshua is currently working for his higher Teaching Diploma (Licentiate) in Street, regulated grade 8 Ballet as well as Freestyle & Tap exams.

Thanks to Nicol Bedingfield and Abbey Emmerson for their help in preparing Beth and Josh for the exam.

Miss Julia, principal of the academy, added: “I am extremely proud of the dedication and commitment Beth and Josh have shown in training for this exam.

“They are fine examples to the younger students, showing what you can eventually achieve with hard work.”

Benson Stage Academy Whitby UKA DANCE exam results May 2018.

Princess Ballet Award: Chloe Akeroyd, Viviann Cole, Molly Harrison, Anya Liu, Harlow Lonsdale, Chloe Stringer, Sophie Stringer, Maisy Storr, Christine Zhang.

Bronze medal Tap: (Commended) Chloe Akeroyd, Anya Liu, Harlow Lonsdale, Chloe Stringer, Sophie Stringer.

(Highly Commended) Maisy Storr, Christine Zhang.

Upper Gold Tap: (Honours) Ellie Buck, Leah Tolson. Distinction: Xavia Crossling, Phoebe Russell.

Silver medal Freestyle: (Commended) Sophie Stringer, Lola-Rose Weatherill.

(Highly Commended) Chloe Akeroyd, Rebecca Bailey, Maiya Shaw, Chloe Stringer, Maisy Storr.

(Honours) Scarlett Moore.

Bronze Bar Street Dance: (Commended) Hazel Barlow, Megan Cole, Vienna Dowson, Isaac Harrison, Scarlett Moore.

(Highly Commended) Grace Brown, Jodi Edmond, Mia Hansell, Phoebe Howarth, Harry Morley, Madeleine Pearson, Jim Peirson, Bliss Powell, Romy White.

(Honours) Ellie Peirson.

Gold Bar 2 Street dance: (All Honours) Poppy Draper, Hannah Mead, Harriet Oakley, Molly Spenceley.

Laurel Award Musical Theatre: (All Distinction) Ellie Buck, Poppy Draper, Abbey Emmerson, Josh Emmerson, Aida Kirby, Beth Tiplady.

Benson Stage Academy Whitby students who gained a distinction in musical theatre and tap dance: From left to right: Phoebe Russell, Aida Kirby, Ellie Buck, Josh Emmerson, Abbey Emmerson, Poppy Draper, Xavia Crossling. Front: Beth Tiplady.