Saffron School of Dance pupils hit a new high in ballet exams

STUDENTS at a dance school have hit a high in their ballet exams.

Last term 17 pupils of The Saffron School of Dance, which is based in Saffron Walden high street, took exams with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Twelve passed with distinction and five with merit, with the average mark being between 86 and 91 per cent,

Principal Kelly Balaam said: “They were the highest results the school has had since I took over as principal, so I am incredibly proud of the pupils and parents.”

The school also have out its Clare Goddard Trophy to the pupil who has progressed the most within their own capabilities. This year it went to Briar Tilford who has danced at the school since the age of three and has assisted with the younger classes in the school.

“She has always should enjoyement and committement in her classes and took her Grade 5 ballet exam at Easter, passing with distintion,” added Ms Balaam.