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De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement
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Richard Sherrington Award for Best Female Dancer
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Dancing Times Award for Best Male Dancer
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Best Choreography (Classical)
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Patron's Award
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Best Foreign Dance Company
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Emerging Male or Female Artist (Classical)
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Stop Press - 20 December 2006
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The 2006 winner is:
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BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing' TV programme

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The Patron’s Award is given to an individual or organization that has significantly furthered the cause of dance in the UK. The recipient of the Award is chosen by legendary ballerina Dame Beryl Grey, Patron of the National Dance Awards.

"Strictly Come Dancing has allowed the general public a wonderful opportunity to see the hard work and dedication that are vital to becoming a good dancer. The programme has shown the long hours of practice needed to progress, even with the help of a professional dancer, and the frustration that all dancers experience in the pursuit of excellence. The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards were founded to reward excellence and so I feel it is appropriate to bestow the Patron’s Award on Strictly Come Dancing for raising the profile of dance in this country."
Dame Beryl Grey DBE

For more information see our Interview with Dame Beryl Grey and Press Release





Picture credits
Strictly Come Dancing © BBC TV


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