Mark Short, choreographer to celebrities including Tina Turner, Peter Andre, and Ant & Dec has once again led Stage & the City’s Dance Company to victory. The Dance Company had a weekend of celebrations as they won several trophies at the Destination Dance Competition on Saturday 7th April, at the Institute of the Arts in Barcelona.
Prizes they won included:
Platinum award and 1st Place for their 80s Medley
Platinum 1st and special judges award for their Latin duet
Gold Award 1st Place for Proud Mary
Gold Award 2nd Place for When Doves Cry
Lorne Brown who won with the Latin duet alongside Lisa Shalet commented: “I got emotional and cried when myself and Lisa were singled out for a special judges award”.
Our classes attract adults from all walks of life who wish to attend after work performing arts classes for fun. Both the Dance Company and Diva/Commercial Dance classes are based in Canada Water.
Over the years, our Dance Company has won several awards with Destination Dance, the UK’s premiere dance competition. However, this is the first year they have gone international and did the UK proud.
Destination Dance Founder, Mandy Montanez said, “Stage & the City are a wonderfully fun group of adults. They never cease to entertain and always have the crowd on their feet by the end of the performance. It’s a joy to watch them perform every year and they always bring a big smile to my face.”
Mandy was a semi-finalist on So You Think You Can Dance BBC1. She has appeared on The Brit Awards and on the National Television Awards to name but a few. She has also danced alongside Rhianna, Will I am and Coldplay. She is currently filming Mama Mia 2.
Any adults wishing to join Stage & the City’s Dance Company or Diva Dance class will have the opportunity to do so as the new term starts in just 2 weeks.