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Festival work

Esspa is keen to encourage many of its pupils to take part in Festivals. We annually enter The Hastings festival and The Royal Tunbridge Wells Dance Festival as a school, and are happy to see children enter some of the many other Festivals in the area if they wish to.

India runs the festival work and will approach you if they feel your child is ready to dance in a festival for either a solo item or to be part of a group. If a pupil is selected for a festival, we will advise parents of the additional rehearsal time required and the associated costs. It is worth noting that Festivals require a considerable amount of time and expense and it is advised that both pupils and parents think carefully about the commitment involved.


Festival Successes in 2022


Tunbridge Wells

1st – Contemporary 13yrs – Elisa Fletcher
3rd – Lyrical- 13yrs – Elisa Fletcher
4th – Lyrical 11yrs – Charlotte Wilkinson

Hastings Festival

1st – Modern Mini Group 22yrs and under – River Deep
2nd–  Contemporary group 22yrs and under – The Moment I said it
2nd – 11yrs under Modern Trios & Quartets – Olivia Gordon, Charlotte Wilkinson & Daisy Bidgood
3rd – 11yrs under Lyrical solo – Charlotte Wilkinson
3rd – 22yrs under Modern Trios & Quartets – Kitty Horsman, Nancy Barrellie & Freya Reddings

All England Qualifiers

Poppy May Murfin
Elisa Fletcher