Achievements

Below is a timeline of our achievements and events. Click on the year to see what we did!


2015


SeptemberVoted as one of the BEST PERFORMING ART/DANCE SCHOOLS in Essex. We have been nominated to take part in the South East Entertainment Awards 2016, to compete for the title of No 1 – Best Dance School in Essex.
SeptemberGRACE PALMER: Congratulations for being chosen for a main role in the IDEAL Games Othello Commercial. You’re a little Star!!
July - AugustAnother great year of summer fun with SUPER HERO/ TUMBLING MASTER CLASS/ POP STARZ/PRINCESS TRAINING/ FROZEN WORKSHOP/Disney Dance/Streetz Beat Tap workshops running along side our usual Street Dance, Contemporary, Ballet, Singing and Hip-Hop classes through the holidays.
JulyTALENT FEST COMPETITION: Smashed it!! Well done to all the troupes today, both Senior and Junior Troupes were winners and I’m a very proud Principal yet again!!!
JuneThanks to everyone for all the hard work with performing in all our local Summer Fetes and showing in style what Streetz Ahead is all about!
May4th YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS of our own, in-house, Theatre School: Find Ur Feet. With being in our own premises now, the school just keeps growing from strength to strength. We cannot be more proud of the breadth of professional opportunities and experiences for our pupils.
MarchASDA TV ADVERT: JACK and ETHAN had a successful casting and filmed the latest Asda advert for National release.
FebruaryMcDONALD’s TV ADVERT: ROSIE NICHOLS worked hard on the filming of McDonald’s 2015 campaign. Look out for her on your TV’s.
JanuaryTHAT'S SHOWBIZ by DANCE DESIGN : National Finals in Blackpool. Junior troupe won and are the NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, coming first Place, with lollipop in their open section as well as 5th Place, overall out of their age group.

2014


DecemberQUEENS COURT NURSING HOME: Streetz Ahead and Find Ur Feet pupils performed for the residents, including Principal Michelle Hawkes’s Nan. They loved watching the pupils sing and dance to “Any Thing Goes”, “Shout mix” and “Footloose”, as well as the “Timber mix “, which had them all tapping along to the beat.
DecemberFIND UR FEET VARIETY SHOW: To celebrate the end of the 3rd year pupils showcased to a very high standard, musical theatre pieces from all of their favorite West End hits and T.V. classics.
DecemberStreetz Ahead Woodford and Waltham Abbey ANNUAL SHOWS: rounding up the year, in full theatre productions; pupils performing all of their routines they learnt in 2014 to family and friends.
NovemberLORD MAYOR’S SHOW: Streetz Ahead pupils performing for the 5th consecutive year running, to an audience of 5million, alongside Pimlico Plumbers. A continued brilliant experience for all!
OctoberKENT DANCE CHALLENGE: Juniors won 1st Place, with Timber mix and our Intermediates won 2nd Place, with their street mix. Let’s Get Ridiculous also came 2nd.
SeptemberOur dream turned to reality: OUR OWN STUDIOS, Dancescape Studios, Waltham Abbey, was opened by PERRY and JORDAN, DIVERSITY !! If it wasn’t exciting enough to now have our own premises with 2 professional Studios, it was opened with a bang. Simply an amazing day for everyone!
AugustSAINSBURY’S ACTIVE KIDS CAMPAIGN: Ashley Banjo, along with 6 Streetz Ahead pupils, filmed and took part in a photo shoot to launch their advertising campaign to keep it active / and healthy eating. An excellent experience for our pupils, who as well as being models, also competed in a dance battle with Ashley!
JulyNATIONWIDE ASDA ADVERT: Streetz Ahead Juniors were chosen to feature in the Summer Asda marketing campaign, advertising their school uniform. Our Principal, Michelle Hawkes, was chosen to choreograph the dancers with her Timber mix routine. This made National Television and Cinema release.
MayTHAT’S SHOWBIZ By DANCE DESIGN: Group semi-finals held in Thurrock. Excited to say winners across the board, we are all on our way to the Blackpool Final 2015! Juniors won 1st Place, with Lollipop, Intermediates were awarded 2nd Place, with Street Mix, Seniors won 1st Place, with Wanna Go mix, and 1st Place, with I Need A Hero Mix. The day was topped off with Seniors winning 3rd Place, overall for their age, and Juniors winning 3rd Place, overall for their age.
JanuaryTHAT’S SHOW BIZ By DANCE DESIGN: The National Final in Blackpool. Juniors won 3rd Place, with Kids in America mix, in the street section, and 3rd Place, overall for their age category. Everyone performed really well, including the Intermediates and Seniors who also made the final.

2013


DecemberWE WILL ROCK YOU: Find Ur Feet end of year show. Well done to all the pupils that took part in this ambitious full-scale theatre show.
NovemberLORD MAYOR’S SHOW: Our 4th year and the best year yet despite the weather. 144 pupils took to the Streets alongside Pimlico Plumbers in the procession and wowed the millions of spectators lining the streets and the millions of viewers watching – being named the favourite of the day by the BBC’s presenters Chris Hollins and Helen Skelton.
OctoberKENT DANCE CHALLENGE: This year being no exception we came home winners again with Waltham Abbey Juniors awarded 2nd Price, with Lollipop/Shout Mix and Waltham Abbey Intermediates winning 3rd Place, with Soldier Mix.
SeptemberProud to announce that ANNA BARBER was accepted at the Italian Conti School, London, full time, and happily continues to be a valuable member of our Competition Troupes and Academy.
AugustSUMMER WORKSHOPS for both Streetz Ahead and Find Ur Feet took place with several routines and pieces performed at the end of the weeks.
JulyCONGRATULATIONS TO DEAN WRIGHT, a student who has been with the school for 6 years, won a place in further education at the Collins Performing Arts School.
JulySTREETZ AHEAD FUN DAY: The Mayor of Waltham presided over the dance competition won by Tommy Scott and Noah Mosanya . The Fete now in it’s 2nd year of raising funds for the school.
June/JulyAll the COMPETITION TROUPES performed at various Summer Fetes for the local Communities, in Churchfields, Leverton, Hillhouse, Tower Mead showing their latest routines.
JuneBRITISH RED CROSS – Dance: Make Your Move Competition: Students were judged on the story conveyed not just the dance choreography and technique. Woodford Junior Troupe came 1st Place, in the Regional Heat, Ark Theatre, winning a place in the National Finals, Both Woodford and Waltham Troupes won certificates of merit for Best Audience Response, Best Energy, Best Stage Presence, as well as Most Original Concept.
MayTHAT'S SHOWBIZ By DANCE DESIGN: Streetz Ahead were invited to take part in a competition new to the troupes. Best Small Group, Kids in America, First Place, Kids in America, Highest Mark, Hip Hop for Mini –Kids, Kids in America, 3rd Place Nicki Minaj Mix, Best Small Group, Nicki Minaj , Highest Hip Hop, Nicki Minaj for their age group and 3rd Place, Senior, Marry The Night . All the Troupes winning places at Blackpool Opera House in January 2014 for the Finals.
AprilSTRICTLY KING HAROLD COMPETITION: Gabriella Young won 1st Place, winning trophy and prize.
AprilSome of the students took part in a professional PHOTO AND VIDEO SHOOT at The Croft, South Bank, London.
FebruaryMOVE IT EXHIBITION, LONDON: Streetz Ahead Troupes aged 6-22 yrs took to the Free Style Stage to perform their routines to the crowds.

2012


NovemberCAVALCADE OF LIGHT: Streetz Ahead were invited to be part of the Christmas Procession through Waltham Abbey as Christmas Lights were switched on.
NovemberBAM: BROOKES AND MILLS ENTERTAINMENT AGENCY confirmed to represent selected Streetz Ahead and Find Ur Feet pupils giving them first hand experience in the profession, employed in Television, Film, Theatre.
NovemberLORD MAYOR’S SHOW: Whist being cheered by a crowd of around half a million people and watched live on the BBC by millions more, Streetz Ahead,for the 3rd year, were asked to be in one of the world’s best-loved pageants. Students performed alongside Pimlico Plumbers procession.
OctoberKENT DANCE CHALLENGE: Babies won 1st Place with Kids In America, Junior Troupe won 2nd Place, with Nicki Minaj, Seniors won 1st Place, with Boogie Wonderland, 3rd Place, with Marry The Night.
OctoberIFDPA CHAMPIONSHIP "Take Us To The Magic": Students competed in Euro Disney, Paris, Woodford Junior Troupe won 1st Place, with Lollypop, 3rd Place, with Nicki Minaj, Seniors Mixed Troupe won with Boogie Wonderland.
September10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION of Streetz Ahead Dance Academy with all the branches of the academy performing at the Millfield Theatre Shows.
AugustPupils performed in TOWN MEAD Show, Waltham Abbey.
JulyStreetz Ahead students successfully FUND RAISED a further £1,100 for their 10 year celebration Theatre shows and costumes, with Tesco bagging and a Fete day in Waltham Abbey.
JulyPupils from all Streetz Ahead COMPETITION TROUPES performed at Glade,Roding Valley, and Leyton Primary School Fetes.
JuneFor the QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION Woodford Troupes performed Young, Footloose, Hairspray routines at the Fairlop Waters Dance Show.
MayFIND UR FEET: Streetz Ahead Dace Academy branches out and opens their own theatre school, specialising in musical theatre, including, singing, dance, drama.
MarchPupils raised a whopping £2,900 in our five hour DANCE-A-THON, raising money for our costumes.
JanuaryAsh-Lee, our Break Dance Instructor,reached the finals of Sky 1’s GOT TO DANCE, with our guest teacher Crazy Popper.

2011


NovemberStreetz Ahead were asked for a second year by PIMLICO PLUMBERS to take part in the historic parade, televised on national television as they danced in the Lord Mayor’s Show through the streets of London.
OctoberWaltham Abbey and Woodford branches performed at the MILLFIELD THEATRE for their annual shows.
OctoberKENT DANCE CHALLENGE: achieved 2nd Place in the Open Section performing Lollypop.
SeptemberCALLIE WATTS & FRANCESCA DAVIS won the talent competition at the Pontins Holiday Park, in Great Yarmouth, achieving a place in the Final.
JulyKENNETH MOORE THEATRE DANCE COMPETITION: The Woodford Dance Troupe won 3rd Place for best choreography.
MarchFESTIVAL 4 STARS, London Heat – Louise Arnold (Solo), Emily Redif ( Solo), Emily & Christina Ring (Duet), Emily Redif & Dean Wright (Duet), Tia McCartney (Solo), all won places in the Semi Final, along with the Woodford Junior Troupe dancing Jackson Mix.

2010


 
NovemberLORD MAYOR’S SHOW: Streetz Ahead performed in the televised parade through the historic streets of London, representing Pimlico Plumbers.
NovemberSTREET STARZ DANCE COMPETITION: the Woodford Junior troupe won 3rd Place, with Jackson Mix,Waltham Juniors won 1st Place, with Kids In America, Woodford Senior troupe won 1st Place, with Like A Prayer. Emily Redif & Dean Wright (Duet) won 1st Place, Emily Redif (Solo), 1st Place, Christina Ring (Solo), 2nd Place.
OctoberKENT DANCE CHALLENGE: Waltham Abbey Junior Troupe achieved 3rd Place in best Newcomers,and all the Woodford Troupes won 1st Place, in Best Newcomers.
JuneFESTIVAL 4 STARS, Kent Region: performing Kids In America the Junior troupe reached Semi Finals in the first competition Waltham Abbey School had entered.
AprilStreetz Ahead for the second year was awarded a further £5,000 LOTTER FUNDED GRANT, from SSCO, to teach and introduce children to Street and Break dance.
AprilFESTIVAL 4 STARS: the Junior Competition Troupe performing Shout Mix reached the Semi Finals.
February Streetz Ahead raised £3000 in 7HOUR DANCE-A-THON for the Haiti Earthquake appeal

2009


OctoberBRITISH DANCE TROUPE CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL: Streetz Ahead Junior Troupe,the only school representing London and Essex,was awarded 3rd Place, dancing Shout Mix.
SeptemberBRITISH DANCE TROUPE CHAMPIONSHIP: Streetz Ahead Woodford Senior Troupe won 7th Place out of 34 entries with Right Round Mix and was awarded 2nd Place, dancing Shout Mix, winning a place in the Final.
JuneCelebrating a 100 YEARS ANNIVERSARY of Brownies and Girl Guides, Chigwell invited Streetz Ahead to perform their Lolly Pop and Shout routines.
AprilStreetz Ahead was APPOINTED REDBRIDGE SCHOOL CLUB LINK, SSCO, and was awarded a Lottery Funded Grant of £5,000 to enable children to have free lessons and introduce boys to Break dance.
AprilFESTIVAL 4 STARS, London Heat: Streetz Ahead achieved a 1st Place dancing Cascade, getting through to the National Finals at Scarbourough. Charlotte Power was awarded 1st Place, gaining a place in the Finals.
MarchSTREET STARZ DANCE COMPETITION: Dancing Cascade Streetz Ahead won
1st Place, and with Fame, 2nd Place.Louise Arnold(Solo) 1st Place, Natasha Pearce & Emily Redif (Solo), joint 3rd Place, Charlotte Power (Solo) 1st Place.

2008


 
OctoberBRITISH DANCE TROUPE CHAMPIONSHIPS - performing Fame, the Woodford Junior troupe was awarded 2nd Place, gaining a place in the Finals.
AugustFESTIVAL 4 STARS, Stevenage – Streetz Ahead dancing Footloose reached the Semi Finals along with Robyn Hail & Georgia Simpson (Duet).
AprilGEORGIA SIMPSON was awarded a place at the Sylvia Young Theatre School with audition piece Strut, as well as showing her singing and acting skills.
AprilFESTIVAL 4 STARS, London Heats - Charlotte Power and Lauren Halil, dancing duets to Footloose and Fame, achieved a place in the Semi Final Under 12 Section.

2007


NovemberHORNCHURCH DANCE FESTIVAL: Streetz Ahead Woodfood Junior Troupe won with Pink Panther routine, and came 3rd in Intermediate section performing Footloose. The Wooford Seniors won 1st Place, with Wind It Up, and came 3rd Place, with Word Up.
SeptemberStreetz Ahead performing Footloose was picked with the highest marks in BRITISH DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS, taking them to the Finals.
MarchStreetz Ahead competed in FESTIVAL 4 STARS COMPETITION, London, achieving a place in the Regional Finals group dance.
FebruaryPupils appeared at HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL VARIETY SHOW at her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket, with Young Performers Company.

2006


OctoberPupils won WON THE BRITISH DANCE TROUPE CHAMPIONSHIPS with Chico Time, in Junior Disco section.