St. Mary's crowned Leeds Schools Dance Champions

Two Dance teams from St. Mary’s Menston recently took part in the Leeds Dance Competition for Key Stage 3 (11-14 age group) and Key Stage 4 (14-16 age group).  

The annual competition, organised by the Leeds North West School Sport Partnership, has now been running for five years and was this year hosted by Temple Moor High School.  Eleven schools performed in the competition and provided a diverse style of performances.  The event was judged by dancers/choreographers Marion Gilhooly and Jo Parry who were extremely impressed with the high standard from all the schools.
The St. Mary’s team of Alicia Stringwell, Sophie Sage, Amorette Lawn, Sophia Lenik, Chloe Williams, Alicia Wilson and Caragh Casserly were worthy winners of the Key Stage 4 competition.  
The future of St. Mary's Dance appears to be bright.  Mischa Simpson, Molly Steele, April Walton, Lucy Hings, Romey Parker, Charlotte Pickstone, Hattie Barnes, Fiona Moore, Anna Slaboduch, Ella-Grace Shaw, Libby Woffenden and Rhianne Shaw performed an excellent routine but narrowly missed out on the medal position with Temple Moor High School winning the Key Stage 3 competition.  

“I was truly bowled over by the energy and talent of all the schools that took part in the City’s Dance Competition. The spirit in which the event was organised and undertaken allowed everyone to leave both inspired and assured that these young people are jewels in the City’s ever developing cultural crown.”
— Mr Martin Fleetwood, Principal at Temple Moor

“All of the St Mary’s girls performed with an amazing energy and musicality and the Key Stage 4 team were deserved winners. Well done!”
— Mrs A Murphy