Magpie Dance celebrate awards win


Posted on: November 13, 2019

Magpie Dance celebrate award win at One Dance UK awards ceremony in Manchester. Shortlisted in three categories and winner of the Dance Advocacy award. Magpie Dance representatives were thrilled with the success of the small charity.

News of the shortlisting arrived some weeks before the ceremony in Manchester took place. The confirmation read “out of over 1000 nominations across 24 categories – you have been shortlisted by our expert panel of judges”.

Magpie Dance were shortlisted for three different awards: Dance on Screen – Impact Award, Inspirational Community Dance Practitioner: Alison Ferrao and the Dance Advocacy award for the #whoknewwecoulddance campaign. They won the Dance Advocacy award and were finalists in the Dance on Screen award.

The team were ecstatic with the news. Being recognised by One Dance UK, the national body for dance in the UK, is a real honour no matter the outcome. It stands testament to the work that Magpie Dance do.

Bromley Business Awards

The good news didn’t stop with the One Dance UK awards. In the same week, Magpie Dance were also shortlisted in the Bromley Business Awards 2019. Following the ceremony on 7th November, Magpie Dance are finalists in the Best Charity or Social Enterprise Category. Congratulations to the winners Westmeria Counselling and runners up, Greener and Cleaner Bromley and Beyond.

Congratulations are also due to the Churchill Theatre on their award wins too. They provide Magpie Dance with office space. The Churchill Theatre won Best of Bromley Town Centre and Overall Business of the Year at the Bromley Business Awards.

Young Entertainers Academy Awards UK

Also this month, Magpie Dance were winners at the Young Entertainers Academy Awards UK. Magpie Dance are Finalists in the Best Dance/Drama School category. Also shortlisted for Performing Arts Teacher of the Year: Annie Waller and Visionary Director: Alison Ferrao. Both Alison Ferrao and Annie Waller were over the moon to each win their awards.

The celebrations were held at an awards ceremony in the Churchill Theatre. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners.

Magpie Dance’s Artistic Director Alison Ferrao said “It’s wonderful to see all the hard work, dedication and commitment of our team – dancers, facilitators, musicians, office staff and volunteers recognised in so many ways.  Whilst it isn’t the reason we do it, it certainly makes each and every one us proud of what we can achieve by working together!”