Southern Area Awards

25th march 2018 - Results

Junior Section

Winner Takondwa Simfukwe Glynis Hall  
Runner Up Daisy Torode Jacky Wood

Lower Middle Section

Winner Jessica Baker Glynis Hall   
Runner Up Angus Freeman Wendy Tucknott                                               
Vacani Award Rida Rasalie Amy Heather  

Upper Middle Section

Winner Isobel Buche Sandra Powell/Hayley Cheneler                  
Runner Up Poppy Tidey Mechele Lefkaridi
Molly Caulder Shield Poppy Tidey  Mechele Lefkaridi

Senior Section

Winner Amy Griffiths  Sandra Powell 
Runner Up Elisa Smith Mechele Lefkaridi
Barbara Geoghegan Cup Summer Avedissian Sandra Powell/Hayley Cheneler    

2019 awards

Sunday 17th March 2019
The Barn Theatre, Southwick,
Sussex, BN42 4TE

The next Cecchetti Southern Area Awards will take place on Sunday 17th March 2019. The specific aim of these Awards is encouraging children who are only able to attend one ballet class per week, known as the "once a week" child.

There are four sections.  Junior competitors show a set dance.  The Lower Middle and Upper Middle sections, and the Seniors show the award set classwork and a longer "solo" enchaînement.  The Vacani Award in the Lower Middle section, the Molly Caulder Award in the Upper Middle section, both for the Joy of Dance, and the Barbara Geoghegan Cup in the Senior section, for Musicality, are adjudicated separately within the competition.

Entry Criteria

The competitor must have been studying Cecchetti for a minimum of one year prior to the competition, with a teacher who regularly enters pupils for Cecchetti examinations.

  • Junior - age 7 and under 9, guide level Standard 1
  • Lower Middle - age 9 and under 11, guide level Standard 2 (no Grade 4 or higher)
  • Upper Middle - age 11 and under 14, guide level Standards 3 & 4 (no Grade 6 or higher)
  • Senior - age 14 and under 17, guide level Standards 5 & 6 (no Inter Foundation or higher)

All Scholars, Cecchetti and Royal Ballet Associates, those taking part in the London Cecchetti Children's and Mabel Ryan Awards and children attending vocational schools are not eligible to enter this competition, suited to the 'once weekly class' pupil.


For further information about these Awards please contact: -

Contact: Penelope Walker
Tel: 07583 143895

Contact: Mechele Lefkaridi
Tel: 07738 831616