It was an early start on Wednesday 8th March. The coach picked up 16 tired AX Jnrs (and a tired Miss Monaghan and Mr Mason), taking them to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s stadium – The Copper Box Arena.
AX Jnrs won the regional competition, held at Abbs Cross Academy in January, winning the title of Best Troupe in Havering and now had to compete against twenty-three London boroughs – who are all borough champions – to try and keep their title of ‘Best London Troupe’.
This is the third year that AX Jnrs have won the opportunity to perform at the Copper Box, with the Exercise Movement Dance and The London Youth Games. The morning showed twenty-three performances, displaying a range of styles, multiple fast paced and famous accompaniments, tricks and phenomenal dancing skills – giving Abbs Cross Academy’s AX Jnrs some tough competition!
This year, AX Jnrs placed 4th, only ONE POINT away from BRONZE position.
AX Jnrs were disappointed, however, they should be so proud with their title of best dance troupe in Havering and for receiving 4th position out of 23! They performed with precision, passion and technique and judge ‘Turbo’ (from Got To Dance), said ‘AX Jnrs you performed with amazing technique and every one of you smiled throughout, gripping me to your performance!’
Congratulations to AX Jnrs (and thank you to Mr Mason for his support throughout the day!):
Year 7: Lily Stevens and Jessica Stewart
Year 8: Izzy Mcphee
Year 9: Holly Armes, Daisy Campbell, Harry Coney, Lauri Fordham-Reed, Charlotte Hind, Grace Hood, Erin Lewis, Teagan Monks, Mia Nicholson, Maisie Norris, Freya Rossington-Trotman, Darcy Runham and Lara Smith.
I am so immensely proud of all of you, as always. You light up the stage and it may not be a win, but I thought you all performed to the best of your ability and with amazing performance skills. You are all winners in my eyes!
Miss Monaghan, CTL of Dance