The County Press is continuing to showcase your success at the Isle of Wight Music, Dance and Drama Festival (IWMDDF) 2024.

Alfie Gubbins, 15, won the flute, clarinet, oboe and saxophone grade 8 and above class with a mark of 90, playing one of his pieces from his recent grade 8 exam – which he passed with a distinction!

The adjudicator told him that he was using the word 'outstanding' for the first time in the music competition.

Alfie thank his teacher Ginny Kelly for being so supportive and encouraging.

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Lianna Murray was ‘absolutely delighted’ to take home gold in the 10-year ballet solo class, scoring 85.

A student of the Joel Morris Dance Academy, dancing is Lianna’s life and finishing in first place was a ‘massive achievement’ for her.

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Anya Murphy, who attends Hilary Hall School of Dance and the Joel Morris Dance Academy, won bronze in her tap solo with 85 marks.

She also placed third with her duet partner Kenzie Madden in their tap duet and another bronze in the modern duet.

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Eliza Wadsworth from Wootton placed third out of 14 competitors in the 11-year ballet solo class at this year’s IWMDDF.

Eliza, a student at Joel Morris Dance Academy, said: “I feel proud to have placed third and to represent my dance school. Joel is such an inspirational mentor. All of the other dancers danced beautifully.”

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Evee Warburton achieved a distinction and first place in her pop/rock class, performing Beautiful by Christina Aguilera.

Taught by Polly MacGregor, Evee also won the TV/film class with the choir version of Stand By Me from the film of the same name.

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Mia Knight, who attends St Mary’s Primary School and is a student at Joel Morris Dance Academy, won the 5 years ballet solo.

She said: “I loved dancing on the stage. I love dancing all the time.”

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Fia Ade, 9, won two silvers in solo and two golds in duet with her singer partner Layla Wightwick, 10.

Both taught by Polly MacGregor, Fia and Layla are looking forward to competing again next year.

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