Competition 2019

Information regarding competitions, the audition and teaching staff

𝕀𝕥’𝕤 𝕥𝕚𝕞𝕖 𝕥𝕠 𝕘𝕖𝕥 𝕖𝕩𝕔𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕕…

Dance competitions have been growing rapidly in popularity and have quickly become part of the performer’s development.  The result of this is that the standard within these competitions is growing to an impressive level, creating an exciting environment, pushing students to achieve their full potential as well as providing an opportunity to perform on stage in a variety of genre.

Pearl Shaw feels that this is the right time to explore a new direction and will be pioneering two troupes for a competition taking place in Manchester on Sunday 27th October. 

 We will be holding auditions at Pearl Shaw to choose a dance troupe and a musical theatre troupe who will compete at the above event.

Auditions at Erskine Road lead by Rachel Baker, Erin Bell and Ellie Perrin-Davies will be as follows:

Monday 5th August 4 – 5pm Cost £5


Monday 12th August 4 – 5pm Cost £5

It is your choice which audition date you attend.  Your child will only need to attend one of the above dates.

On the above dates we will be choosing children for  the dance troupe and the MT troupe, so if your child is not available on the 19th August (which will be the initial rehearsal date for the dance troupe) they can still audition but will only be considered for the MT piece.

Students who will be in Year 6 and above in September are invited to audition. Please ensure you have completed an audition form prior to the audition date (available below).

If your child is chosen for the Dance Troupe they must be available for a whole day of rehearsal on Monday 19th August and the cost of this rehearsal is £25.00 with additional rehearsals and fees to be informed in due course.

If your child is selected for the Musical Theatre Troupe the rehearsals and fees  will be informed in due course.

We have a limited number of places for each troupe and it is possible that you/your child will be disappointed if not selected on this occasion – we will be looking for something very specific. Please do bear in mind that all decisions are final.

In the future we may be looking to expand our Competition entries and may branch into solo’s, duets and trio entry’s in any genre and younger age groups. Further information will follow.

Its an incredible commitment and parents would have to be willing to transport their children to the Competition and provide and pay for costumes etc. 

I hope this has helped with your understanding of our plans regarding competitions and has helped you decide wether you would like to participate. 


The Pearl Shaw Team

To download a form, click the button below. You can either edit the form and email it to us or print, fill out and post to Pearl Shaw. Please ensure an audition form is completed prior to the audition.