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  20.1.2005 Stop Press
Nine year old Abbie Hastings from Birmingham is the winner of the Sunday Express Children's Award.

Jeffery Taylor's interview with Abbie Hastings.

The Sunday Express is proud to support the National Dance Awards celebrating with their annual accolades the best in the cultural life of the nation.

Recognising the increasing popularity of dance in Britain, The Sunday Express is keen to to foster the spirit of determination, creativity and courage among its young readers.

The Sunday Express Children's Award, supported by the National Dance Awards, will reward by a public acknowledgement an outstanding example of high acheivement in dance in the face of exceptional difficulties of a family, social or financial nature.

Chance to Dance - a picture of the July 2003 end of year
graduation class at the The Royal Opera House.

Photo: © Richard Farley

Children, between the ages of 6 - 16, who can prove a regular dance class attendance can be recommended by a friend, teacher or relative to qualify for the National Dance Awards/Sunday Express Children’s prize. Recommendations must be received by The Sunday Express by Monday 13 December, including the child’s name, address and daytime telephone number. All entries must include the name and telephone number of the child’s dance teacher. The winner will be notified on Monday, 3 January 2005.

Mark your envelope “SUNDAY EXPRESS CHILDREN’S DANCE AWARD 2004” and post it to

The Editor
The Sunday Express
The Northern and Shell Building
Number 10, Lower Thames Street
London EC3R 6EN

The ceremony will take place at London's Royal Opera House on 20 January 2005.

The Award will be presented by the Editor at The National Dance Awards ceremony, a glittering lunch time reception packed with all the UK’s famous dance talent from Tamara Rojo, Thomas Edur and Agnes Oaks, Alina Cojocaru and Jonathan Cope to Rambert Dance, Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Notting Hill Carnival performers.


Robert Heindel

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