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Herbie Sleep (Craig House, Year 10) has won the GREAT BIG DANCE OFF (GBDO). He competed with 123 entrants from across England and Wales in the Key Stage 4/5 (ages 14 to 18) solo category.

herbie sleep wins great big dance off

In what the judges described as a ‘high standard’ competition with a ‘great mix of genres and styles,’ Herbie flipped, rolled, slid, and turned his way into first position, producing an expressive display that left him with 175 points; one point clear of the runner up.

The panel of judges, who included Glen Wheeler (founder and principal of The GW Academy), were simply blown away,

I was completely captured by this piece. Just WOW! This is what dance is all about. Fantastic story.

Herbie’s winning competition entry can be viewed below, enjoy!

Further congratulations go to the following pupils who also performed well in the competition.

Name Year House Points
Alex Hawkins 12 Watt 145
Sophia Hawkins 9 Watt 143 (joint 8th in KS3 category)
Katie Hillyer 10 Watt 133
Millie White 12 Watt 125

Click this link to find out more about Eastbourne College’s dance provision.