opportunities and Dance Awards

Grazia Award Ceremony

The school can celebrate class work and examination success with family and friends at our Annual Award Ceremony.

Our Ceremonies are held at Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, King Edwards School, Birmingham.
Dancers demonstrate their class work for each genre to give you an insight into what we do in class work.

Examination Certificates are received, we also operate our own class achievement recognition scheme that rewards students for exemplary conduct and high achievement.

A medal is given to the students that have shown hard work and dedication per genre. We also give the dancers the opportunity to vote for dancer’s dancer and a trophy is awarded to the dancer of the year.

Dancer of the year

2014 - Maisie Gregory

2015 - Hannah Goddard

2016 - Summer Finch 

2017 - Ava Parsons

2018 - Mia Blabber

2019 - Taejah Keye

2020 - Tia Sands

2021- Covid

2022- Lois Arkel

2023- Tulip Mousell

Dance Competitions

Grazia students successfully compete in regional, national and international festivals throughout the year.
We are proud to say we are one of the schools from around the country chosen to represent England at the Dance World Cup competition held in a different country each year.

The school also wins thousands of medals, trophies and titles each year for the high standard of technique, performance, choreography at regional competitions.

We are currently the runner up from the ABD Midlands Festival 2019.

Dance Shows

We hold shows every year, this is an extremely exciting and popular time for the school calendar as new choreography, costumes and routines are put together.
These all help to produce a fantastic show which is performed in a professional theatre.

Our Dancing Dots, Primary, Junior, Inter and Senior dancers are all given the opportunity to take part in the shows.


We are exceptionally proud and privileged to have performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the country to name a few:
Disneyland Paris
London 02
Royal Albert Hall
Birmingham Hippodrome
Blackpool Winter Gardens

Dance Exams

As a dance school who values the growth and commitment of our dancers from all ages, it is our pleasure to offer exams to students in:

Acrobatic Arts
Ballet – Associated Board of Dance
Contemporary- Associated Board of Dance
Tap- Associated Board of Dance

We normally take exams:

Acrobatic Arts – Once a year
Ballet, Contemporary and Tap - Twice a year
While exams are not compulsory, our program is a recognised syllabus. If your child is considering continuing to dance vocationally as they grow older, we strongly recommend completing your exams.
Our vast experience shows that formal exams present a unique opportunity for the children to display and take pride in how hard they work and can progress in their classes. Our exam students always find their exam experience to be uplifting, beneficial and rewarding.

Dance Scholarships

We have been lucky enough to personally be invited through high examination results to previous ABD scholarships events where our dancers have made it through to finals.
In the latest 2023 event, we had 4 finalists that made the top 5

It was an outstanding achievement for Grazia to make it through to finals as there were sections of up to 76 candidates, we are so pleased that Hannah, Molly, Lily, and Isabella made the top 5 and Hannah will be representing ABD in the TDCI Scholarship Grand Finals in Blackpool August 2024.

2023 Results:
Senior Acro Champion- Molly 
Senior Acro 3rd- Hannah 
Senior Acro 4th- Lily 

Junior Acro Champion- Isabella

Senior Jazz Champion- Hannah
Junior Jazz- 3rd- Isabella

Senior Ballet Runner up- Hannah
Senior Ballet 5th- Lily.F

Congratulations to all dancers who were also nominated for their recent exam session. 
Willow, Lilly, Maisie, Kayde, Evie, Tulip, Ella and Lois. 

Further dance education and ambassadors

We have had many students audition and successfully gain a place with:
Birmingham Ormiston Academy
Elmhurst Ballet School
Midlands Theatre Ballet Company
Seek Dance Company
Many of our dancers have been selected for ambassador roles for companies such as:
Prima Dancewear
Chelsey Marie Acrobatics
Maisie J Dance Photography
Aimee Tori Dance Photography