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Christmas Jumper Day

Our Annual Christmas jumper event will be on Saturday December 15th 2018. Remember its just for fun, but lets see who can be the most creative!

Our Golden Draw

Our first 'GOLD' winner will be drawn tomorrow, during our Blackpool Rehearsal. Good luck to everyone who has managed to get their name into the draw. A new draw will commence also this Saturday, so keep up the hard work, be nice to each other and lets see if we can get more names into our next draw which will be Saturday January 4th 2019 .

Miss Dance And Master Dance Finals of Great Britain Blackpool Opera House June  10th  2018

The Miss Dance and Master Dance Finals are a spectacular event (posh frocks and heels – the place to be seen!) that are held annually at Blackpool opera House. To qualify you have to be 16 years of age and win a qualifying heat, of which there around 50 throughout the UK, each year. To qualify is a fantastic achievement. The event to watch is amazing, when Miriam qualified we had a mini bus that picked us up in Huddersfield on the morning of the final and after our Bucks Fizz took us directly to the opera house.

The final begins at 12 noon with a spectacular opening involving all the dancers who have qualified for both Miss Dance of Great Britain and Master Dance. The first 25 Miss Dance competitors dance and then after a comfort break the next 25 dance. From memory there is then a short break, before they announce the 12 Miss Dance Semi Finalists. There is then the Master Dance heat, which usually involves 15 of the best male dancers in the UK. A showcase is usually performed, before the Miss Dance semi finals and then the grand final involving 6 Miss Dance and 6 Master Dance competitors.

Tickets are not available on line, they are only available through the IDTA’S designated seller.  If anyone from Rhythms does want to go and support Danielle and hopefully Zara and Anna who are also trying to qualify, I need to know asap, to see if I need to organise a taxi, mini bus, coach or double decker! Tickets excluding transport are around £20 per person and I would need cleared payment before march 1st as I have to pay for the tickets by bank transfer immediately.

There will be a list on the notice board of names of those people wanting to go.

New Uniform


Disney 2018

We are looking at going to disney in August 2018, to once again dance and hopefully to appear in the Pre-Parade. there are more details in our Members Area.

Yorkshire Festival 2017

Well what an absolutely fantastic weekend we have had ! All my dancers truly made me proud ! So where do we start .....everyone did amazing ! Danielle, Zara , Lucy , Caitlyn , Rosie ,Nell , Ellie , Holly and Emily all won trophies . Danielle , Zara , Lucy , Rosie , Nell , Elizabeth , Holly and Ellie all were asked to dance in the bursary , which Danielle won ! An absolutely brilliant couple of days , all my dancers have danced ( and behaved !) absolutely brilliantly - really pleased with all of you x 

Parklands Easter Festival 2017 & TDCI

We had a really super Festival at Easter, in fact i would probably say one of the best! So well done to all of you that took part. I did do a full report on Facebook, so this will be a little shorter! All our girls danced really well and really did make me proud.Danielle won lots of trophies including E Runner up, Classical Impro, Cabaret Impro, Highest Mark Ballet, Highest Mark Song and Dance, Most Technical, Classical Championship & Cabaret Championship.Elizabeth won both the Juvenile Novice trophy and the Most Promising Novice. Ellie won the Junior Novice Runner up and was also Runner up in the Classical Championship and was 4th in the Cabaret Championship. Zara and Dani won the Song and Dance Duets Ttophy, the Classical Duet Trophy and the Acro Duets Trophy. Anna joined Dani and Zara to win the Classical Trio Trophy. Zara and Caitlyn won the Choreographic Duets Trophy and Caitlyn, zara and Dani won the Cabaret Trios Trophy. Finally Caitlyn was awarded the Most Promising Senior Trophy, which was an absolutely amazing achievement! Rhythms also won the Cabaret Acts Trophy and the Groupes Trophy. Well done and congratualations to you all!

I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Danielle on more championship success, as over Easter she won a TDCI Modern championship and has qualified for Champion of Champions.

IDTA Theatre Awards

Huge congratulations to Miriam, who was a Ballet Peformers Finalist at the IDTA Theatre Awards. The event took place on the weekend of February 18th and 19th, at the RNCM in Manchester. All competitors had been nominated by gaining exceptional results in their IDTA Examinations. Well done to everyone who had been nominated and who represented their Dancing School and the IDTA, by showcasing their fantastic talent. Many thanks too, to the IDTA and everyone involved in organising the event.

More Championship Success

Congratulations once again to Danielle who has now qualified for Champion of Champions 2018 by winning the TDCI Ballet Championship at Chesterfield Dance Festival in February 2017.

TDCI Champion of Champions



I'm sure that everyone at Rhythms and all Dani's family and friends would love to join me, in sending huge congratulations and best wishes to Dani, who came third in the TDCI Champion of Champions. This is such a fantastic achievement. Dani danced beautifully but perhaps best of all, she thoroughly enjoyed the day and the experience. WELL DONE - I WAS SUPER PROUD!!!!


TDCI English Championships

What a fantastic achievement ! a certain someone made the semis of the TDCI English Modern Championships and was the youngest finalist in the Senior Ballet Championship ! You have done so well over the past few days and I am mega proud of you - you performed like an absolute pro! both on and off the stage! its been an absolute pleasure to have watched so many talented dancers these last four days, from all around the Country. There are some amazing dancers out there and do you know're one of them! now believe in yourself!

TDCI North West & Merseyside Senior Championship

3rd place for Dani in the Song and Dance Championship

6th place in the Modern Championship

Well done Dani, Runner up , in the Ballet Championship, congratulations.

Parklands Miners Festival 2016

Ellie, Runner up in the Inter Schools Classical Championship - Well Done!!!!!!!!!!!! we are so proud of you.

Well another long, but very successful week in Doncaster is finally over. We once again had some super Results. Danielle won three Championships, and a host of trophies including Professionally the Most Promising. Katie won a trophy for her character as did Amy. Zara won a trophy for her tap, Anna collected the Inter and Senior Classical Impromptu Trophy.Dani, Lucy, Naomi and Katie also collected trophies for their Duets and Trios. Rhythms won trophies for Inter and Senior Song and Dance Acts as well as Inter and Senior Groupes.

One of our best results was Ellie being Runner up in the Junior Inter School Classical Championship, with her National. She did it beautifully and looked stunning!

Elizabeth, Hannah and Emily won gold with their Trio aswell as picking up medals with their duets and individually. Holly and Ellie have both picked up medals with their solos. Anna R , Anna W, Zara, Caitlyn, Izzy and Amy have all won medals with their solos, duets and trios. Rhythms also picked up medals in the Juvenile Acts, Junior Song and Dance Acts and Junior Groupes.

TDCI Ballet Championship

Congratulations to Dani in being the Runner Up in the TDCI South Yorkshire Ballet Championship

Miss Miriam Clay

 I would like to take this opportunity to officially welcome Miraiam as a Student Teacher at Rhythms School of Dance. Miriam began dancing at Rhythms at the age of three. After graduating from Leeds Beckett University with a BA Honours Degree in Dance, Miriam is now working towards further IDTA teaching qualifications. Miriam is delighted to be working as a student teacher at Rhythms. Throughout her years at Rhythms Miriam has shown great loyaly and dedication to the school and I am sure that her ability, enthusiasm and fantastic talent will be of great benefit to everyone at Rhythms.

Huddersfield North Light Festival

Well done to all our dancers who took part in Huddersfield North Light Dance Festival. Anna R, Dani, Holly, Katie, Zara, Naomi & Lucy all came away with a number of trophies each  and Rhythms won trophies for Inter Groupes, Senior Troupes and Productions. Many of our dancers medalled in their repective sections, but most importantly all our girls danced really well.

Examination success & scholarship nominations

As I'm sure most of you are aware, in July Miss Joanne took her licenciate IDTA Ballet Examination which she passed with 96 marks and a distinction. Many thanks to the girls who all helped in this success. At the same examination session both Martha and Miriam took their Advanced 1 Modern Examination and Advanced 2 Ballet Examinations, both girls achieved 90 marks or above and Miriam was successfully nominated for the IDTA scholarship Day for her Advanced 2 Ballet Examination.

TDCI Championship success

TDCI West Yorkshire Senior Ballet Champion!!

Huge congratulations Dani, i am so proud of you !


Martha has secured a place at the Institute of Arts in Barcelona. Yesterday was her last day at dancing class before she begins her new adventures. I along with all her friends at Rhythms would like to take this opportunity to wish Martha all the luck in the world. Martha has been a pleasure to teach and has been a fantastic and loyal member of Rhythms School of Dance.

The Fiesta Festival of Dance

Well done to all the girls who took part in the festival. Anna was awarded the Adjudicators Star Trophy, which was a super achievement. Other trophy winners included, Dani, Zara, Caitlyn, Martha, Leah and Naomi. Rhythms won Open Acts Trophy, Inter Acts, Senior Acts and Open Groups trophies. Pandoras Box won Best Choreography! It did look super on such a large, beautiful stage. All our girls danced really well . I was really proud of my older girls when the adjudicator commented about how much of a 'team' you are,when working together in your troupes and groupes, its lovely when other people pick up on things that i already know! Well done again to all of you.

We've a bit of a break now before our next comps so lets try and work on our oommph and soul!

Martha's Brilliant Success!

And now some really exciting news that I have been wanting to share with you all for a while. Martha is soon to be jetting off to Barcelona!  No she hasn't booked her Summer Holiday, she has sucessfully auditioned and secured a place for September at Barcelonas Institude D'Arts, where she is going to study for a Degree in Dance. This is a fantastic achievement and an amazing opportunity. I'm sure everyone at Rhythms agrees with me and wishes you lots of good luck!

Ultimate Supreme Ballet Championships

Congratulations to both Danielle and Zara, who competed in the Ultimate Supreme Ballet Championships, last weekend. Both girls peformed beautifully. Danielle came 6th in the Senior Championships and Zara made the Semi Final in the Junior Championship. Huge well done, to both the girls.

More Championship Success!

Well Done! Huge congratulations to Dani, who was Runner Up in the TDCI English Junior National Ballet Championships. Dani also was in the Heats with her Song and Dance and her Modern, in which she made the Semi Finals.

Championship Success

Well done to Danielle who was the Runner up in the West Yorkshire Junior Ballet Championships, last weekend.

Disneyland Paris 2015

I'm sure that I speak for us all, when I say what a fantastic trip this was. The girls were absolutely brilliant, and their behaviour was impecable - this was commented upon, by all the Cast Members from Disney that we worked with.

TDCI British Ballet Championship

Huge congratulations to Danielle who was Runner up in the TDCI British Junior Ballet Championships. Danielle also qualified for semi finals in the Modern Championships.

Miss Dance Finals 2015

Congratulations ! Well done to Miriam who qualified for the Miss Dance Finals 2015 in Blackpool.

Many thanks from me to those who supported in the heat andon the day and a huge thanks to those who are helped to quickly make her costume!

Bag Packing

Thanks very much to the Asda store in Birkby, Huddersfield, where some of the girls who are going to dance in Disneyland Paris, took part in a successful Bag Pack. The girls raised a grand total of £434.12 (plus 70 cents!)