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Congratulations !

April 2018

Well done girls for your 1st place in Character trio! xx

Go girls!!

April 2018

Congratulations Soleil ! Places offered at Trinity Laban and London College of Music to study Musical Theatre in September - knew you could do it - One very proud teacher xx

March 2018

Wow I feel so over whelmed - an amazing couple of weekends for Tracy Quaife Festival Team 130 Medals 8 Troupe Trophies and Junior and Senior Champs .  Congratulations  to Imogen Yates Junior Champ for her classical Ballet Solo to Evie Hooper Senior Champ for her Lyrical solo, Katie Mackintosh & Evie Hooper Senior Duet Champs for their Lyrical and to Katie Mackintosh Kitty Mussert and Molly Baulcombe runners up in Senior Duet/Trio Championships with their tap trio. Thank you all so much for working so hard. One very Proud teacher,

Feb 2018

Congratulations and Break a leg to ex TQTS Pupil David Brown who will be appearing in Starlight Express in Germany - One super proud teacher !

December 2017

What a fantastic year we have had ……….. the girls and boys are just soaring high and I am over the moon for them and cant wait to get stuck into show work on our return ……….soooo exciting !

During the year ………

479 Exams Taken with 100 % pass rate with excellent results
357 medals won at Competitions

Pupils appeared in

Little Mermaid Nottingham Playhouse
Joseph Royal Concert Hall
West Side Story Theatre Royal
Chorus Line Nottingham Playhouse
Faith Tucker Supported Sam Bailey Royal Concert Hall

Girls and boys auditioned for Panto’s and were successful for : Jack and the Beanstalk with Miss Soleil in a principal role as Princess Jill Nottingham Arts Theatre and Beauty and the Beast Newark.

The following pupils were nominated for their Exam work Molly Baulcombe, Paige Taylor and Georgia Sail they were nominated for the following :
Nominees For IDTA Ballet Awards Manchester
Nominees for IDTA Modern Awards Manchester
Nominees for IDTA Tap Awards Manchester

Florence Sudborough offered a place at Royal Ballet Birmingham
Ellie Mackintosh Joined the cast of Disney in Paris

Wow !!

I would like to thank all my teaching staff for all your amazing choreography and support to TQTS pupils, to my fantastic parents for your continued support and to all my pupils for your dedication and hard work.

A very Happy New Year to you all ! Your future looks bright

Miss T x

Nov 17

Congratulations to Safiya Dunwell and Ria Indcox who came Runner up in The Vales got Talent tonight - so proud of you girls x

Dec 17

Break a leg to Frances Dodders who is appearing in Beauty and the Beast Newark Palace Theatre - shine Bright ! xx

Break a leg to all my talented and wonderful pupils performing in various panto’s across Nottinghamshire. Shine bright my
Lovelies xx

Oct 2017

Congratulations team TQ you had a fab festival with lots of medals for your hard work and dedication. Thank you so much I am very proud of you all.

Congratulations to Florence Sudborough for winning Highest mark Junior Modern trophy and runner up open C trophy, Imogen Yates and Erin Browne Highest mark Classical duet Junior Trophy and to Paige Taylor, Molly Baulcombe and Kitty Mussert Highest mark Senior Classical trio .

October 2017

Congratulations to Ellie who will be joining the cast at Disneyland Paris on 19 October......... only landed her dream job. !! Your TQ family are so proud of you xx

Sept 2017

Some of our lovely ladies in our Adult Ballet classes - Wednesday's at TQTS studios Castle Boulevard - Look forward to seeing you all in class.

August 2017

Congratulations Soleil ( and mummy for that amazing creative make up ) xx

Feb 2017

Break a leg to Molly Baulcombe, Georgia Sail and Paige Taylor who were nominated for the IDTA Awards in Manchester for their Performers Modern and Ballet

Feb 2017

Break a leg to Rosie Watson who has landed her first professional job as a dancer with Jack Whitehall.

January 2017  

Update on TQTS successes !


Congratulations to Imogen Yates , Elsie Archer, Isabella Filshie, Rosalind Montgomery and Corin Watanabe who will be appearing alongside Joe Mc Elderry in Joseph at the Theatre Royal Nottingham 25 – 29th April


Congratulations to Soleil Quarless appearing in Westside Story @Nottingham  Royal Concert Hall 30th May – 30th June 2017


Congratulations to Faith Tucker who is a guest act to the AMAZING Sam Bailey @ Nottingham Royal Concert Hall  3rd March 2017...

October 2016 

Fantastic Exam results and great success at Loughborough Dance Festival !

September 2016 

Br eak a leg to Emma Gregory, Orla Beaven, Izabella Keen, Imogen Yates, Elsie Archer, Callum Barr, Xenia Smith & Soleil Quarless   who are all appearing in Dick Whittington at the Arts Theatre Nottingham - So proud of you all !! Please try to go along to support them.


Break a leg to TQTS student David Brown who has travelled to Miami for his first contract on the Royal Caribbean - We wish him  every success


Break a leg to Miss Jessica (Ballet Guest Teacher ) who is performing in Phantom of the Opera World Tour


July 2016

Amazing shows at the Nottingham Playhouse  Wow you blew me away with your talent  !!

December 2015


What an amazing year TQTS have had

648 IDTA Exams taken

443 Medals and Trophies won

Nominees for IDTA Theatre Awards

Pupils performing in Panto’s and professional touring shows.




September 2015

Congratulations to Emma, Evie, Izabella, Rosalind, Soleil, Xenia, Maisy and Imogen who will be appearing in Cinderella at the Nottingham Arts Theatre and Congratulations to Florence, Lottie, Frances, Maisy, Emily and Megan who will be appearing in Cinderella at the Newark Palace Theatre.


Congrats also to Isabella and Xenia who will be appearing in Jekyll and Hyde in March at the Nottingham Arts Theatre.



August 2015 

Congratulations to Molly Baulcombe and Georgia Sail who have both been nominated by Linda Cook (examiner) for their Grade 4 IDTA Tap Exam for the International Theatre Dance Awards on the 13th and 14th February 2016 at the Royal Northern College of Music.



May 2015

What a busy March April and May TQTS have had  -


5 exam sessions with 451 exams taken with 100% pass rate with all pupils gaining extremely high marks -


Two Festivals and one Freestyle Competition  resulting in a 158 medals won !


October 2014

 Break a leg to Safiya Dunwell, Rosalind Montgomery, Florence Sudborough and  Isabelle Keen who are all appearing in Annie this week at the Theatre Royal.


July 2014

Amazing talent was showcased in our biannual showcase Dance Express and Variations at the Nottingham Playhouse.

March 2014

Congratulations to Corin Soliel Maisy Xenia amd Emma who will be performing in Oliver at the Arts Theatre 

Congratulations to Ellie Mackintosh who is appearing in the advert for Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio tour TV advert.

December 2013

TQ pupils are performing in Sleeping Beauty and Jack and the Bean stalk

Charlotte Griffin  performing on the Disney wonder

Sebastian Marriott Smith performing in the Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House  

November 2013

Congratulations to:


Anastasia and Arybella Eddy who have successfully auditioned for the Ideal Homes Christmas Exhibition at Earls Court.


Anastasia Eddy who has been accepted at Tring Performing Arts Hertfordshire


To our festival and Freestyle Competition Teams for a very successful year.


Break a leg to all our Panto babes .... Mia McKenzie , Isabella Montgomery who will be appearing in Jack and  the Beanstalk at the Nottingham Playhouse Panto.


Xenia Smith, Evie Hooper, Maisy Nicholson, Soleil Quarless, Emma Gregory and Rosalind Montgomery who will all be appearing in Sleeping Beauty Panto at the Nottingham Arts Theatre.

October 28th 2013

Congratulations to our festival team   1st place for Jet Set Senior troupes and 4th place for our Junior troupe The Prayer, well done to all who won medals and trophies and to Faith Tucker who was invited by the adjudicator to perform in the bursary .

October 13th 2013

A brilliant day at East Midlands Freestyle Competition with medals and trophies won by all age groups  - so proud of you all girls and boys

July & August 2013

Many medals and trophies won at Shepshed and Nottingham Dance Festivals
congrats to Arybella Eddy Anastasia Eddy and Faith Tucker who were invited to dance in the Bursary. 

1st May 2013
Fantastic Freestyle Competition, lots of medals and trophies won
1st April 2013
Congratulations to Jasmine Bavington who has been nominated for her Intermediate Modern for the IDTA Theatre Awards.
1st March 2013
Congratulations to Molly Baulcombe and Paige Taylor who have been nominated for their Grade 5 Ballet for the IDTA Theatre Awards  

23rd November 2012

Unite the Scene  -  Children in Need Performance

Girls you were brilliant  - a true professional act.



20th November  2012

Congratulations to Arybella and Star Eddy who have
be en performing for the Christmas Show in London
with Pineapple.

November 2012

Congratulations to Evie Hooper who has appeared on the Marks and Spencer's Adverts.

20th Oct  2012

Wow wow Wow !! What an amazing show girls and boys I am so proud of you all.

9th Sept  2012

Great day at East Midlands Freestyle Competition -  lots of individual and duet medals alongside three trophies for our troupes 3rd Place for baby troupe - 2nd place for our Senior troupe and 1st place for our inters with Edge of Glory - superb work girls and boys  

7th July  2012

What a fab day we had at Cadburys World.  Our students performed alongside Antics from Got to Dance and other dance schools from around the Country. You shone girls and I had fantastic feedback from the orgainsers  and the general public. 

1st July 2012

Congratulations to Amy Johnson who has been selected to take part in the opening celebration performance for the Olympic torch in Leeds.

30th June 2012

Congratulations to all pupils who performed at Earl Shilton Festival

you all came home with lots of medals and trophies.  Our very own Safiya Dunwell was asked to perform in the Junior Bursary.

13th May 2012

What a fantastic day we all had at East Midlands Freestyle competition.

You all came home with a bundle of medals and trophies. congratulations to our Inters who came 1st with their performance of Children.

9th April 2012
Congratulations to Jasmine Bavington who has been nominated for Grade 4 Theatrecraft for IDTA Awards in Manchester.
4th April 2012
Congratulations to our Festival Team who gained over 35 medals for their superb performances at Shepshed. You all worked extremely hard and performed with passion.
A special mention to our Seniors who gained 1st place in the ballet troupes and 3rd place in the cabaret troupe
Congrats to Faith Tucker who gained 3rd place in the Junior Modern Championships, awarded a place in the bursary and was presented with the open c aggregate trophy.
Well done to all - one very proud dance teacher! 

23rd March 2012
Congratulations to Anastasia and Arybella Eddy
for being accepted for the Pineapple Dance Agency.

Congratulations to Ellie and Katie Mackintosh
who will be performing in EYB's performance of Swan Lake at the Theatre Royal Nottingham in July. 
6th March 2012
Congratulations to Sebastian Marriott Smith
who has been offered a place at the Royal Ballet School and  is appearing in the Nut
Cracker with the Royal Ballet
Congrats to David Brown who has been accepted onto the Senior Associate's Programme at SLP

4th March 2012
Congratulations to Charlotte Lawley for your perfomance in the King and I  - Theatre Royal.
What a great experience Charlotte !
20th February 2012
Congratulations to our Students for their amazing performances at the Captial Arena Nottingham for the Varsity Ice Hockey
19th November 2011
Gamston and Car Colston pupils, alongside our festival students, performed in Variations 2 at the Nottingham Playhouse to a full house.
The atmosphere was electric behind the scenes and in the auditorium,
all pupils had worked extremely hard and I was so proud of you all.
30th October 2011
Congratulations to our festival Team who gained st 2nd and 3rd places at Loughborough Festival. Congratulations to Esme Bavington and Eden Pritchett for their ballet trophies and to Anastasia Eddy who was awarded with the personality award. The school was also presented with the Novice Runner up Teachers Award. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. 
30th october 2011
An amazing performance of Thriller  from TQ Students for Vampires Rock at the Captial Arena Nottingham. Girls and boy's you were so professional in your conduct and performance - how fantastic to dance and perform with a live band! 
22nd September 2011
Congratulations to Sebastian Marriott Smith who has been selected to appear in the Nutcracker with the Brimingham Royal Ballet. he will be appearing at the Hippodrome for three weeks from the end of November and will go onto the 02 Arena in London to perform for a week between Christmas and the New Year 
22nd September 2011
Congratulations to Evie Hooper who has been signed up by Urban Angels Modelling Agency.
21st September 2011
Congratulations to Arybella Eddy and Anastasia Eddy who were choosen to model and dance at Excel Exhibition London  for Britains next top model. 
21st September 2011
Congratulations to Rosie Bentham who will be appearing in Fiddler on the Roof.
20th September 2011
Congratulations to the following pupils who will be appearing in panto at the Nottingham Arts Theatre : Ellie and Katie Mackintosh, Xenia Smith, Beth Hewitt, Mia Mckenzie and soleil Quarless.
27th August: 2011
Congratulations to Amy Johnson who has been accepted at Phoenix contemporary Youth Academy in Leeds.  
4th July 2011
Fantastic West End workshop held at the Studio with Michael Kent. Michael has just finished performing Hairspray alongside Michael Ball and is currently in Maltida the Musical. Amazing singing and acting everyone - I really enjoyed watching you all
19th June 2011
A fantastic festival for all pupils who entered Earl Shilton Festival - 58 individual medals won.
Congratulations to our inter troupes for gaining 1st Place with FireWork and to our Senior Troupes for gaining 1st place with Poison, 3rd place with Mama, 2nd place with No one like you and 3rd place with Eternal in the Cabaret and Classical Sections.
Congratulations to Faith Tucker who won the Junior Bursary and to Anastasia Eddy who came runner up in the Inter Cabaret Shield.
                                       Trophie winners:
Safiya Dunwell (2 trophies) Katie Mackintosh, Charlotte Lawley, Megan Griffin (2 trophies) Faith Tucker (2 trophies) Anastasia Eddy, Anastasia Eddy & Jasmine Bavington, Anastasia Eddy & Arybella Eddy,Megan Griffin, Lucy Blood and Roisin Cassidy.
Inter Cabaret Trophy and Senior Trophy won.    
16th May 2011
Congratulations to all students who took part in yesterdays Freestyle Competition. Lots of individual medals won, alongside 1st place for Inter Troupe Children and 3rd place for Senior troupe for Commander. Everyone worked so hard and I am so proud of you all. Thank you parents for all your encouragement and dedication.
24th April 2011
Well done to all students who performed at Shepshed Festival - you were all super !!
Over 25 medals won in First 2nd and 3rd Places with quite a few girls and boys being mentioned and bought forward as 4th place.
Congratulations to Lucy Blood & Megan Griffin who were asked to dance in the Bursary 
22nd Feb 2011
Congratulations to our Students on another fantastic performance at the Capitol Arena for the Varsity Ice Hockey. So proud of you all girls.
28th October 2010
Congratulations to all students who performed Thriller at Trent Arena on Saturday October 30th for the Cirque Du Vampires Rock Show. You rocked the house!!
28th October 2010
Congratulations to all pupils that particpated in
Loughborough festival, many medals acheived  in 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th places. Well done to the seniors for retaining the Senior Act trophy for the 2nd year and to Kitty Mussert for junior novice trophy and Amy Johnson for personality award. Keep up the good work girls and boys
1st October 2010
Congratulations to Alice Bentham who is Assistant director for Rent the musical and to Soleil Quarless who will be appearing in the production    
5th September 2010
Congratulations to the following girls who will be appearing in  Dick Whittington at the Nottingham Arts Theatre:
Lucy Cockburn, Megan Hill, Jasmine Bavington, Soleil Quarless, Paige Taylor, Eleanor and Katie Mackintosh, Mia Mckenzie, Mentha Girling, Evie and Olivia Hooper. 
28th August 2010
Unfortunatley there wasnt a lot of us there this year to due holiday commitments, but pupils who entered had a great Nottingham Festival with 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th places achieved.
 I was very proud of you all - keep up the good work.   Please see Festival dates and results page for pupils who were succesful.   
9th July 2010
Break a leg to all our girls and boys who are performing in the King & I at the Nottingham Arts Theatre this week. We have two teams performing so try and catch them, they have all been working so hard.    
8th July 2010
Congratulations to all pupils who have just performed in Earl Shilton.  We had a fantastic festival with over 48 medals won for solos, duet and trios.
Troupes were successful Rule the World 3rd Place Inters, Mamma 4th place , Hush 2nd place & Bad Boys 1st place in Senior Troupes.
Individual Trophies were won and the school was awarded Senior Cabaret Trophy and the Highest mark of the festival (for Bad Boys 92 marks) Trophy.
Congratulations to Soleil Quarless and Faith Tucker
 who were invited to dance in the Junior Bursery.
Congratulations to Megan Griffin who was runner up in the Senior Cabaret Performer 
Please click here for full results.  
7th July 2010
Congratulations to Charlotte Griffin who has gained her  IDTA Associate Teachers in Freestyle  
7th July 2010
Congratulations to Louise Wright who has been accepted at Expressions Performing Arts college
16th June 2010
Congratulations to Sebastian Marriot Smith who has been
accepted as a Junior Associate at the Royal Ballet School. 
16th May 2010
Congratulations to all pupils who were successful at
 this years  IDTA Anglia Cabaret Performer. A fantastic result in the troupes section with the inters gaining 2nd place in their cateorgory and the Seniors taking 1st and 2nd places. Well done girls and boys!!  
Keep up the good work !!
9th May 2010
Well done to all pupils who performed in the East Midlands Disco  Comp in Oadby - Fantastic results!  lots of medals won - 
Congratulations to Hush who were crowned 1st place in Senior Troupes 
30th March 2010
Congratulations to the following girls who were successful by audition and will be appearing in the English Youth Ballet's production of Coppelia at the Theatre Royal 
Molly Baulcombe, Esme & Jasmine Bavington and Anastasia & Arybella Eddy.  
30th March 2010 
Congratulations to the following children who will be appearing in The King & I at the Arts Theatre.
Evie & Olivia Hooper, Anna Hughes, Anna Hunter Maddie & Megan Kerrod Catherine & Lucie MacArthur, Eleanor Mackintosh, Sebastian Smith Soleil Quarless, and Georgia Riley. They will be playing the King's children & to Eve Hopkinson and David Brown who will principal dancers in the ballet scene.  
5th March 2010
Congratulations to the following girls who were successful by audition  and will be appearing in the following productions.
Wizard of Oz - Playhouse
Eleanor Mackintosh, Paige Taylor and Soleil Quarless.
Whistle down the Wind Theatre Royal
Faith Tucker, Anastasia Eddy, Arybella Eddy and Eleanor Mackintosh.
The Billy Fury Story
Faith Tucker,  Charlotte Lawley, Hania Hickling, Megan Hill, Paige Taylor and Alice Bentham.  
13th Feb 2010
Congratulations to Megan Griffin for being
nominated for the IDTA  Dance Awards in
Manchester for her Grade 6 Ballet
November 2009
Congratulations to all pupils who took part in the Gamston & Car Colston show, you were all fantastic and we have had some fantastic reviews!! 
25th October 2009
Congratulations to all pupils who took part in Loughborough
Festival, fantastic results with medals and trophies won -  See
festival results page for awards and trophies.
Thank you for all your hard work.
3rd October 2009
Congratulations to Faith Tucker who has successfully by audition got through to the next heat of Just Dance for Sky TV.
Break a leg!! Will be thinking of you - dance from your heart. 
21st September 2009     East Midland Freestyle Competition
We had a very successful day, thankyou for all your great texts
and emails. Congratulations to the following  pupils who gained 1st 2nd, 3rd & 4th trophies& honours Certificates.
Eleanor Mackinstosh, Anastasia Eddy, Ellie Thomas, Faith Tucker, Charlotte Lawley,
Abigail Lagou, Soleil Quarless, Megan Hill, Georgia Price Henson, Dina Lagou, Megan Kerrod, Hania Hickling, Roisin Cassidy, David Brown, Eden Pritchett, Joseph Dubas, Megan Griffin, Rosalind Montgomery, Ria Indcox, Katie Mackintosh, Polly Carr, Amy Johnson, Danielle Pearce, Lauren Roberts, Ayushi Savji, Lucy Cockburn, Jasmine Bavington, Vanessa Fuller, Lucy Blood, Caroline Marzano and Rosie Leatherland. 
Troupes  1st   Place     Pianjo -  Inters
               2nd Place     Womaniser - Seniors
               3rd  Place     Hush - Seniors
Please click here for full results
15th September 2009        
Congratulations to the following pupils who were successful by audition and will be appearing in Panto at the Nottingham Arts Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse.
David Brown, Hania Hickling, Faith Tucker, Sophia Shaw, Charlotte Lawley,Saskia Murphy, Amy Johnson, Holly Johnson, Ellie Mackintosh, Katie Mackintosh, Sebastian Marriott - Smith, Megan Hill, Mia Grundy, Eden Pritchett and Jasmine Bavington  
1st September 2009
Well done to all pupils who performed at Nottingham Festival. We had some fantastic results. Keep up the good work.
10th June 2009    
To all the girls in Mama who were successful by auditon from
hundreds of schools across the country to appear in the Idta
show case gala in Southport on July 5th 2009.What a honour!   
The showcase is a charity event raising money for CLIC Sargent
and the IDTA Benevolent fund. CLIC Sargent cares for children
and young people with cancer and their families - in hospital and in the community.
28th June 2009     Earl Shilton Festival
What a fantastic festival we all had, over 30 medals
won and two school trophies, one for senior classical and the other for Senior Cabaret. Congrats to Emma Fletcher for her trophy for Inter classical and also to Jasmine Bavington on her award for Inter cabaret.
All our troupes performed well gaining high marks
Isabelle (Senior classical)  1st place
Moulin Rouge (Senior cabaret) 1st place
Mama (Senior cabaret)  1st place
Rule the World (inter cabaret) 3rd place 
I am so proud of you all