Congratulations to Charlie

PAULINE Ash, the staff and all the pupils at Laton Ash Dance Centre would like to congratulate Charlie Mockett on his success in the recent Tap World Championships.

Your article however missed out some relevant facts; Charlie studied dancing at Laton Ash Dance centre (for 11 years), as did his mother before him and as his sister Stephanie does currently.

He studied tap, modern, jazz and ballet, but tap was the subject at which he excelled gaining distinctions for all his tap exams and winning a number of first places at Hastings Musical Festival, including as you mentioned the cup for most outstanding performance, which he first won in a tap duet with his partner Harry Spears in 2011 and again in a solo performance in 2013.

We all wish Charlie every success in his future career and hope that he will join us, along with all other ex-pupils and parents for the dance centre’s 40th anniversary celebrations in July this year.

PAULINE ASH

Principal

Laton Ash Dance Centre