Westside’s Competition Teams fundamental values are to give our competitors opportunities to excel to their full potential, we feel the Composer Sir Walford Davis words resonant with our ethos:
‘The object is not to gain a prize or defeat a rival, but to pace one another on the path to excellence.’ – Sir Walford Davies
We believe students gain beneficial performance opportunities along with invaluable skills including:
Retaining and correctly executing choreography in short time frames, Mastering teamwork and communication skills, Hold responsibilities and be committed, How to be confident and successful in high pressure environments.
All of which will carry on with our team members into their life long careers whether that be in the Performing Arts industry or not.
WestSide holds a very unique approach to competitions in that we do not charge our team members for:
All competitors should have equal opportunity to excel.
We strive to keep competition and conventions in perspective and focus on the future goals, they are learning environments not to be exploited by Competitors, Teachers, Judges or Parents. Our belief is that we make training and learning in every situation a priority.
Be advised competition dance is not for all dancers, not all talent receives recognition nor does it need to succeed. We strongly feel the approach to competition is that of a personal one and should be discussed with educators, parents and the individual.
We ensure that WestSide Competition Teams are of the utmost positive, healthy and constructive learning environment in the highest professional capacity.
Each competitor, choreographer and director is treated with respect. The amount of responsibility entrusted with the team member is at the choreographer and director’s discretion and what they deem suitable for said individual to ensure our ethos is at the center of work.
Westside take the National Competition scene by storm. Current titles include:
The Bord Gais Energy Theatre National Billy Elliot Dance Competition Winners 2016
World Lyrical Dance Federation All Ireland 2017
1 st Overall 12’S Under Squad- Wolf Cries
1 st Overall 14’S Under Squad- Rise
1 st Overall 16’S Under Squad- Trouble
1 st Overall 12’S Under Solo – Dylan Stoeckhardt
1 st Overall 16’S Under Solo – Sheik Bah
1 st Overall over 18’s Solo – Lauren Markey
2 nd Overall 14’S Under Solo- Mollyanna Ennis
2 nd Overall 16’S Under Solo- Ciara Mc Donagh
World Lyrical Dance Federation Urdang Scholarship Winner Sheik Bah
Twilight Dance Convention & Competition 2017
Highest score of the day – Mr. President
1st Overall Elite – Mr. President
2nd Overall Elite – Run Mollyanna Ennis & Amy Macken
Runners up Elite – Wolfe Cries
1st Junior Group – Wolfe Cries
2nd Senior Contemporary/Lyrical group – Trouble
2nd Senior Jazz Group – Sing
3rd Teen Contemporary/Lyrical group _Rise
1st Teen Contemporary/Lyrical Solo – Amy Macken
2nd Teen Contemporary/Lyrical Solo – Dylan Stoeckhardt
2nd Senior Contemporary/Lyrical Solo -Sheik Bah
2nd Senior Jazz Solo – Iris Ruddy
3rd Junior Contemporary/Lyrical Solo- Grace Dalton
3rd Junior Jazz Solo – Ava Harold
3rd Teen Contemporary/Lyrical Solo – Mollyanna Ennis
3rd Senior Contemporary/Lyrical Solo – Ciara Mc Donagh
4th Junior Contemporary/Lyrical Solo – Moya Dalton
5th Teen Contemporary/Lyrical Solo – Lee Callaghan
6th Teen Contemporary/Lyrical Solo – Kshusa Oleinik
Silver Junior Open Solo – Anna Panarina
1st place Lyrical Group under 12s
1st place Lyrical Group over 12s
1st Place Lyrical Duos/Trios over 12s
1st place Lyrical Solo 15-17
2nd Place Lyrical Solo 12-14
2nd Place Jazz Solo 12-14
2nd Place Lyrical Solo 9-11
The Scholarship Award of the Day to The London Spring Tour
The Performance Solo Award of the day
The Judges Favourite Award of the day
The Commercial Challenge Winner