Spirit of London Awards
On the 27th November seven J’s Dance Factory students joined J’s Dance Factory Principal and founder Jessica Elliott at the ‘star studded’ Sprit of London awards at the O2 arena in London. The awards is billed as the ‘Community Oscars’ and celebrates the achievements of Londoners. The awards were launched in 2009 by the Damilola Taylor Trust with 3,500 nominations being received from across the 33 Boroughs of London. The project was created by the Trust as a way of addressing the imbalance in the way young people are portrayed by the national media in general. Jessica won the Community Entrepreneurs category. Competition was extremely tough. Her award was presented by Apprentice winner Tim Campbell. This is a fantastic achievement for her and it was great that some of the students could join her. The event was hosted by Football Factory star Tamar Hassan and Olympic athlete Tasha Davers. There were performances by Flawless, Toploader, Roll deep and Alexandra Burke to name a few.