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Latest Festival Results – Richmond

Pupils from our Dance School have recently performed at Richmond Festival with excellent results especially as this is renowned for its high standard of entries.

Here is a list of their achievements

Lili Alexander and Willow Young Classical Ballet Duet Bronze

Jorja Hockley and Aoife Phelan Classical Ballet Duet Gold and Cup

Keira Moore and Matilda Thomas Classical Ballet Duet Silver

Emily Benfield Modern Solo Bronze

Abbie Crook Song and Dance Solo Bronze

Jorja Hockley Classical Ballet Solo Bronze

Fyffe Skinner Classical Ballet Solo Bronze

Congratulations to all

Pictures of some of our pupils at Richmond can be found on our Dance Festival page as well as previous results from past Festivals

Keira Moore – Congratulations Royal Ballet School Final

Our congratulations to Keira Moore for reaching the Final auditions for the Royal Ballet School. This, the most prestigious of all Ballet Schools has its full time school for 11-16 years located in Richmond Park in a most amazing establishment called White Lodge. 

The Finals take the best 50 for both boys and girls and normally takes only 10-12 from these. It is so difficult to reach these Finals as the Royal Ballet takes from other countries besides the UK.

Keira follows 8 other previous pupils of ours who have reached the Finals with 7 of these being successful. Two of these, Mia Bailey and Jasmine Whitford, are currently still at White Lodge and one Anna-Rose O’Sullivan has been with the Royal Ballet Company for 5 years now working as a soloist.

 

New Senior (Teenagers) Classes! School Years 10-13.

We shall be opening the following classes in the Autumn term for school years 10-13. These will be included in our annual Dance Show at the Beck Theatre and are solely for teenagers in the aforementioned school years.

Senior Show Class Monday 7.30-8.30

Senior Contemporary  Wednesday 7.30-8.30

Senior Commercial Jazz Thursday 7.30-8.30

The Show class will include Jazz, audition techniques, and repertoire

As usual its pay as you go for 3 weeks and only then termly.

Please register your interest now as this is already proving a popular idea!

 

 

Former Pupils Anna Rose and Georgia – Congratulations

Our congratulations go out to former pupils Georgia Ware and Anna Rose O’Sullivan for promotion in their respective occupations.

Firstly, Anna Rose who is currently with the Royal Ballet Company has been promoted to Soloist! Wow fantastic, much deserved and well done.

Secondly, to Georgia who is currently with the Phantom of the Opera cast in the West End and has been promoted to the role of Meg! Georgia is still involved with our Dance School teaching Ballet Technique on Sunday mornings

We are so proud of you both.    

West End Matilda Final Auditions – Congratulations

A very big congratulations to Abby Stockwell and Jorja Hockley for getting through their preliminary auditions into the Final audition for the West End ‘Matilda’.

Although they weren’t chosen to take part in ‘Matilda’ on this occasion it has provided them with valuable experience for future occasions, and with so many children going for these parts made them realise how close they actually came.

Sophie, our Musical Theatre teacher, must also be congratulated for developing them to such a high standard, recognising their potential to act in Matilda and then putting them forward for these auditions. 

For those that wish to do Musical Theatre whether for enjoyment and/or future work in the entertainment industry we do have some spaces in our Saturday 12-2pm class for 13-18 yrs and 3-5pm class for 7-12yrs.

Please phone our School on 01895 631858 or email Suzanne at ‘suzanneware@sky.com’ for further information