The Lockdown Challenge.

THE LOCKDOWN CHALLENGE

The Covid-19 crisis and Government “stay at home” advice, meant our doors had to sadly stay closed for the entire summer term 2020.

To keep our students engaged in the performing arts we launched THE LOCKDOWN CHALLENGE, a series of FREE, Dancing, Singing and Acting challenges open not only to TF students but also to any local child or teen in the local community, who wanted to take part.

To make THE LOCKDOWN CHALLENGE even more exciting, we were thrilled to work with a fantastic panel of industry guest stars who kindly gave up their time to judge each stage of the competition.

We were blown away by all video submissions we received and everyone who entered should be extremely proud of themselves. But, we can share below videos from our guest judges, announcing the winners in their category and the winning video submissions.

Two overall winners of THE LOCKDOWN CHALLENGE, Jack Long (Senior) and Bettie Capstick (Junior), were awarded with a trophy and a terms free tuition for the TF strand of their choice. Both Jack and Bettie submitted video entries for all three lockdown challenges and were placed in the top 3 by each of our guest judges – well done Jack and Bettie, an amazing achievement! Their winner’s videos, with highlights from their entries in all three challenges can also be viewed below.

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Our Overall Winners

BETTY CAPSTICK (10)

JUNIOR LOCKDOWN CHALLENGE WINNER

JACK LONG (14)

SENIOR LOCKDOWN CHALLENGE WINNER

Our Judges

LORRAINE STANLEY

ACTING CHALLENGE JUDGE

Lorraine is an established TV & Film actress, best known for currently playing the character of Karen Taylor in the BBC soap opera “Eastenders”. In 2018 she won “Best Newcomer” at the Soap Awards for her portrayal of the character.

ALEXIA KHADIME

SINGING CHALLENGE JUDGE

Alexia is a well known leading singer and actress and is currently playing the role of Miriam in the West End Disney show “The Prince of Egypt”. Other West End leading credits include Elphaba in “Wicked”, Eponine in “Les Miserables”, Nala in “The Lion King” & Nabulungi in “The Book of Mormon”.

OLIVER TOMPSETT

DANCE CHALLENGE JUDGE

Oliver is a successful “triple threat” West End performer best known for his portrayal of Fiyero in the musical “Wicked” and for playing the role of Galileo in the Smash hit “We Will Rock You”. He is currently rocking out in “& Juliet” at The Shaftsbury Theatre in London’s West End, playing the lead male role William Shakespeare.

SINGING CHALLENGE

ALEXIA KHADIME

SINGING CHALLENGE JUDGE

Here is our guest judge, West End professional, Alexia Khadime, announcing our FIRST PLACED winners in each age category. The Singing Lockdown Challenge winning submissions can be viewed below.

Ages 4-6

Ages 7-8

Ages 9-10

Ages 11-12

Ages 13+

DANCE CHALLENGE

OLIVER TOMPSETT

DANCE CHALLENGE JUDGE

Here is our guest judge, West End professional, Oliver Tompsett, announcing our FIRST PLACED winners in each age category. The Dance Lockdown Challenge winning submissions can be viewed below.

Ages 4-6

Ages 7-8

Ages 9-10

Ages 11-12

Ages 13+

ACTING CHALLENGE

LORRAINE STANLEY

ACTING CHALLENGE JUDGE

Here is our guest judge, established TV & Film actress, Lorraine Stanley, announcing our FIRST PLACED winners in each age category. The Acting Lockdown Challenge winning submissions can be viewed below.

Ages 4-6

Ages 7-8

Ages 9-10

Ages 11-12

Ages 13+

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