Just some of our lovely news...

BATD Conference Performance

Great achievements for Local Dance School!

The Diana Freedman’s School of Dance and Performing Arts had fantastic news this June when their principal Diana Freedman was elected as the Vice President of The British Association of Teachers of Dancing, the longest running Dance Association in the Country. Miss Diana is delighted to represent the B.A.T.D. and is the first Vice President in the London and Southern Region since 1982.

Alongside this fantastic news the dance school, who last year performed in Disneyland Paris, were one of only 9 Dance schools in the whole of England selected to perform at The B.A.T.Ds prestigious conference, this year held at The Crowne Plaza, Felbridge. The 22 students aged 11-23 successfully auditioned via video-link and performed their Cheerleading Routine, ‘We Will Rock You’ to a sold out audience. The evening was extra special by the attendance of Strictly Come Dancing’s AJ Pritchard, who gave the girls a standing ovation, featured them on his social media accounts, and praised all the talented dancers who took part. It has been a wonderful year for the Diana Freedman’s School of Dance who recently achieved 90% top marks in their recent Examinations, performed at the Fiesta Music Festival for local composer Polo Piatti at St Mary in the Castle, and performed the Pantomime ‘Cinderella’ at the De La Warr Pavilion.  

Cinderella

December 2019

The Pantomime Cinderella at the De La Warr was such a success we have been asked to perform a Pantomime again!

Coming this:-

December 12th 2021! Read the Cinderella review from our Mayor Kathy Harman-“My last engagement this week was to attend the Diana Freedman production of Cinderella at the De La Warr Pavilion with my granddaughter Scarlet-Rose. A fantastic show, funny, great acting and amazing dancers. It still amazes me that we have so much talent in our town. Oh was that Cllr Brian Drayson I saw as one of the ugly sisters!! Seriously it was brilliant for all ages.. Thanks as always to everyone who took part, from those on the stage to everyone behind the scenes, congratulations for a fantastic production.”

Local Dance School Performs at Disney Land Paris!

October 2018

Bexhill and Pevensey based Performing Arts school The Diana Freedman's School of Dance and Performing Arts have had fantastic success with their pupils passing a Disney audition and performing there on the 27th October 2018. The Dance School had a brilliant weekend performing a 20 minute long routine to packed crowds on Disneyland Paris' prestigious Videopolis Stage in Discoveryland. The performance received tremendous cheers and compliments from the huge crowd and the School was delighted by their fantastic feedback. The Dance School had 35 performers take part and had been working hard since their video audition in July 2017, with weekly rehearsals culminating to their final phenomenal performance. The DFSD were ecstatic to be complimented by the Disney team for their slick performance and wonderful Disney smiles, and a fantastic weekend was had by all who attended.

3 Year Scholarship win!

Our past Trainee Teacher Miss Katrina has won a 3 year £25,000 scholarship to the prestigious Brighton Academy professional Musical Theatre College! Miss Katrina is now in her 2nd year and is studying a BA (HONS) for her professional performing career. At DFSD we are lucky to have had 2 pupils win this honour of 3 years professional training for FREE, and also have had many pupils win free Summer School places and weeks of training.


We wish Miss Katrina all the luck in the world, and look forward to seeing her in Shows this coming year! 

Festivals 2019/2020

2019/2020

DFSD have had another incredible Festival this past year! Not only did we have fantastic results and placings, we were praised on our creative choreography, our strong technique and how polished and drilled our fabulous groups were! We even placed 1st in 3 out of 3 Group sections this year, proving how hard our team have been working and how motivated and hardworking they are as a team, from our lovely seniors down to our young juniors. Pupils at the Hastings Festival even qualified for the All England Regional Finals. Superb work!


The girls (and their parents!) have all worked so hard over long but successful Festival days, and we at DFSD are so proud of not only what they have achieved on stage but also their lovely behaviour backstage, supporting their fellow pupils, making friends and being kind to others. Thank you to all our pupils for putting their all in every day, to our parents for their continued support, and to friends and family for coming to watch. Also a big thank you to the organisers of these lovely friendly festivals of performers, supportive parents and fellow professional teachers.