Congratulations to 4 of our pupils who have successfully passed 2 preliminary rounds, from thousands of candidates, to perform in the Southern Finals. if they are successful they will perform in the All England Finals.
Jessica’s last performance can be seen in the YouTube link below
Good Luck in the Southern Final! But to reach it is already such a success!
Latest ‘Royal Academy of Dance’ Ballet Examination Results
The March 2018 examination results have just arrived. Wow! It just gets better. Yet again, in a quiet and unassuming manner, the very high quality of our teaching staff is proven. And, our pupils once again demonstrated their ability to not just take on board the teaching but also to perform to their potential under exam conditions. Well Done to all of you.
Of the 34 candidates across Primary to Grade 5 examinations there were 17 Distinctions (50%) and 17 high Merits.
Dance Spectacular Show 2018
The registration forms and first information letter are now available in our shop. Please note that not all of our classes will be doing the show. The classes highlighted on our timetable (below) in pink are doing the show, those that are in black will not be doing the show. It is mainly Graded Ballet, Graded Tap, and 4 year classes not doing the show. This allows pupils to continue learning their dance syllabus without any interruption.
If your child is in a Ballet class that is not doing the show, and she/he would like to do it, you can either transfer to a ballet class doing the show or add the class to your activity until the October half term.
Luton Festival Dance Results
The recent Luton Dance Festival results with images of some of our pupils can be found on our Dance Festival page. Excellent results as ever, the best yet for Luton, with 3 Golds, 5 Silvers, 9 Bronzes, and 4 Fourth placed.
Well Done to all – the costumes look lovely and I hope you all enjoyed yourselves
‘Cats’ Workshop Easter Holiday
And what an enjoyable and informative day we had. Children were taught some of the choreographed routines from the Musical including how to move and sit like a cat and make people ‘believe’ you’re a cat. Great fun.
On Wednesday 4 April we offer a warm welcome to Luke Cinque-White who is coming to Ickenham for the day to run two workshops. Luke is a former Mister Mistoffelees and we are lucky to have him for the day to share his wealth of talent and knowledge to our School pupils. Don’t miss out!
To secure a place please see our shop staff or phone the shop on 01895 631858.
10am-12pm 6-10 years
1pm-3pm 11-16 years
£17.50 per child
Royal Ballet School
Every year the ‘aballeteducation.com‘ website produces its listing of the Top Ten ballet schools in the world. For the tenth year in succession the Royal Ballet School has come in First place. The Royal Ballet Lower School is located in Richmond Park in a wonderful building called ‘White Lodge’ an absolutely amazing setting. It takes pupils from 11-16 years before they further audition for the Upper School located adjacent to the Opera House. Each year it accepts 10-12 boys and 10-12 girls from around the world with around 50 Finalists having to undertake one last audition.
Since 2002 Suzanne’s School of Dance has had 7 pupils successfully audition into White Lodge with a further 3 pupils reach the Final auditions. Two of these pupils are currently still at White Lodge while Keira Moore has recently reached the Final auditions. Well Done!
White Lodge Entrants: Rachel Ware 2002, Leanne Morris 2003, Georgia Ware 2005, Anna Rose O’Sullivan 2005, Lauren Porter 2008, Mia Bailey 2013, Jasmine Whitford 2014.
Final Auditionists: Micaela Infante 2011, Georgie Lee Evans 2013, Keira Moore 2018.
For more information on the Top ten listing please visit: https://aballeteducation.com 2017/0711/the-best-of-the-best-top-ballet-schools-of-2017
Final Audition Update: Keira Moore was recalled at the Final Audition meaning she was strongly considered for the final few placings although she was unfortunately not successful. However to reach the Finals is such a marvellous feat in itself and this has helped her in being granted one of the very few Full Scholarship placements at Tring Academy which she will take up in September of this year. Many congratulations! We will miss her but wish her all the very best.
Adult Classes (Pay as you go) – Ballet, Jazz, Street, Pilates , Barrecore, and 2 Tap classes, one for Beginners and one for Improvers/Intermediates
Hi to all adults. For your information we have a number of classes specifically for you, all of which are pay as you go, no termly sign up required.
The Jazz, Barrecore, and Street classes cater for all levels so please come along and give them a try. The Ballet class is for Improvers/Intermediates while for the Tap classes we have one class for Beginners and one for Improvers/Intermediates.
There is no need for you to have the right gear or shoes to start, just wear whatever’s comfortable.
Monday Tap for Beginners 7.30-8.30pm, Monday Barrecore 8.30-9.30pm, Tuesday Jazz 7.30-8.30pm, Wednesday Ballet Improvers/Intermediates 7.30-8.30pm, Wednesday Tap for Improvers/Intermediate 7.30-8.30pm, Thursday Barrecore 9.30-10.30am, Friday Pilates 10-11am, and Sunday Streetdance 12.30-1.30pm
Dance Spectacular Show 2017
Wow! What a Show. We’ve been told by many it’s the best yet and we’re inclined to agree. Well done to all the cast, absolute stars, everyone of them. And to all the helpers who gave up their time to make stage props, adjust costumes, and look after the boys and girls in their dressing rooms.
Finally, by no means least to the choreographers. We do not know how they improve year on year with their routines and musical theatre mixes but improve they do. Well Done to all.
Below is a snapshot of the Show. DVD’s of the Show are now available to order from our shop
Please note that we are now busy planning this years Dance Show which will be held on Saturday 20 October as usual at the Beck Theatre Hayes. Full Dress Rehearsals will be on Thursday and Friday 18 and 19 October at the Beck Theatre. Our teachers are now beginning to incorporate show routines, choreography, and musical themes into the classes
LAMDA (Stage) Classes
To any potential new parents and pupils I would like to emphasise that we do run LAMDA classes during the week and at weekends. For those that don’t know LAMDA stands for ‘London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts’.
These classes are designed to improve children’s elocution, articulation, acting and performance in order to give them the skills and confidence to succeed in life. Our teachers are professionally trained to coach children in these skill sets which culminates in globally, OFQUAL recognised examinations. These examinations at Level 3 are also included in the current UCAS tariff, with a Grade 6 Diploma currently being 40 points. They are very popular classes and all of these perform at the Beck Theatre in our Dance Spectacular Show.
Our Dance shop now has a new range of the latest Bloch warm-up booties
Trailer of our Dance Spectacular Show 2016
Trailer of our Dance Spectacular Show 2015
Suzanne’s Dance School, Drama School (Musical Theatre) and Dance Shop is located in Ickenham, close to both Ruislip and Uxbridge.
Our address is:
69 Swakeleys road, Ickenham, Middlesex, Ub10 8DQ
Our contact details are :
Tel No. 01895 631858
The nearest Rail stations are West Ruislip and Ickenham, and the U1 bus stops immediately outside our shop. By road we are less than a mile from both the A40 Hillingdon and Uxbridge junctions.
School Term Shop Opening Times: Mon-Fri 10am-12 and 2.45pm-7.15pm, Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9.30am-2pm
School Holiday Opening Times: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
We have 2 fully mirrored, ventilated ballet studios, with secure, wall-mounted ballet bars, one with a purpose made Tap floor, a changing area/parent viewing room, and toilet facilities.
Our contact number for further information on our classes, fees, or anything else is 01895 631858, or please email Suzanne on ‘email@example.com‘.
Alternatively, please feel free to bring your child along to any of our classes shown in our timetable (below).
Our teachers are all fully qualified, and have experience in the dance, and/or musical theatre industry, which we believe is very important to ensure a high standard of coaching. This has resulted in pupils being accepted into the Royal Ballet School, Royal Ballet Junior and Mid Associate programmes.