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  1. Dear All We are running two lovely Ballet training days this Easter open to all :- Friday 12th April - 9.30am to 4pm - 8-12 years. Friday 19th April - 9.30am to 4pm - 12 years and over. Fee's £75 including lunch. Only 16 places. We will cover all the aspects of Classical Ballet throughout our day together :- Body conditioning Fitness Ballet Technique Musicality Artistry Creativity Flexibility and more technique! Email nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com for more information or to secure a place. Much love to you all. Nicola x
  2. Dear All We are now registering interest for our 2019/2020 Sunday Associate Programme for ages 7-16 years. Running every Sunday 10am-3pm. Maximum 16 students per class. £45 per day, Lunch Included. Streamed classes by age and ability. Learn classical ballet from myself, and now in my 20th year as a teacher. Also new for 2019/2020 additional world class teachers join us. Email me on nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com for more information of to have your son/daughters name on the list. Kind regards Nicola Moriarty Principal
  3. Dear ALL We now have only 3 places left on our Easter Pirouette Course on the 13th/14th/15th April. £395 for 11-17 year olds. Live-in and get 3 incredible days of training to help you improve your turns. Message soon before they are all gone. Kind regards Nicola x
  4. Dear All We are SOLD OUT now on week 2, with only a few places left now for Week 1. Message soon to avoid disappointment. Kind regards Nic xx
  5. Dear All. We are NOW also excited to welcome Sarah Lamb onto our International Summer School Principal Weeks to teach for our lucky 12 guests for a day. If you have not got your place then please email us now. This is one of the best Summer Schools on the planet. Don't miss out. Kind regards Nicola xx
  6. Dear All We are very Excited to announce that Ex Principal Dancer Zenaida Yanowsky will be teaching our 12 lucky guests for a full day at our incredible Summer School 20th-27th July 2019. Get personal attention and correction from some of the best Ballet Teachers/Dancers on the Planet, DON'T stand at the back of a class 40-50 and waste your 2019 summer school! Please message now for more details and to secure a place. Thanks for listening. Nicola x
  7. Dear All Ballet Enthusiasts We are so excited to Announce that Zenaida Yanowsky, Ex principal dancer of The Royal Ballet Company, and famous for her role as the Queen of Hearts in Alice In Wonderland will be joining us for a FULL day on our International Summer School - Principals Week 1 from 20th July to 27th July 2019. Week 2 27th July - 3rd August 2019. ALL INCLUSIVE week only - £1395.00 with ONLY 12 GUESTS. Quality up close personal attention and correction from the best ballet dancers and teachers on the planet. We are not the cheapest Summer School, but we are incredible value for money. Did I mention..................! Edward Watson MBE - Principal Dancer The Royal Ballet Company Ricardo Cervera - Ballet Master of The Royal Ballet Company Anita Young MBE - 50 years Royal Ballet School and Royal Ballet Company and Oliver Matz from Tanz Academy Zurich, (His ONLY UK Summer School in 2019) Be seen, Be corrected, be inspired by these WORLD CLASS teachers, all coming for a whole day to teach just 12 guests. Please message for more info. Thanks Nicola x P.S. PLUS Two professional Photo shoots and trip the the West End and return via Limo.
  8. Hi Gemma Thanks for the message. The International Summer School really is something very special. Not only some of the best dancers/teachers in the world, we also go to the west end for a theatre trip and return via limo, we are also having to professional photo shoots this year. One on location , and one in the studio. Can you please email me on nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com and I can send you more information. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards Nicola Moriarty Principal
  9. Dear All "Do you struggle with your Pirouettes ?" We are delighted to have added an extra 3 day intensive this Spring. If you wish to improve your turning, sporting and finishing then this 3 day course is idea for you. We will work on the key muscles and exercises you need to improve, to gain better understanding of pirouettes, and what is required. Join us on there 13th/14th/15th April 2019. For ages 11-17 years old. £395 and free accommodation for long distance guests. Message for more details or to secure a place. ONLY 12 places per course. Many thanks Nicola x
  10. Dear ALL We are extremely honoured and excited to announce that Director, Oliver Matz from Tanz Akademie Zurich will be joining our International Summer Schools in 2019. Possibly one of the most influential teachers/directors on the planet. Oliver travels the globe sharing his knowledge, judging the BIGGEST competitions in the world, successfully training the winners of many major competitions. He is an extremely busy, and important figure in the Ballet World today, and to have him choose 'Woodside Dance Retreat' as his only UK Summer School in 2019 is a big deal. A BIG, BIG, DEAL. If you have not secured a Summer School for 2019, then please email nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com to get the final few places and ask about our payment plan to help spread the cost until next summer. Oliver Matz will join our already confirmed incredible line up below to share his extensive knowledge for a full day with our lucky 12 students:- Edward Watson MBE (Principal Dancer Royal Ballet Company) Ricardo Cervera (Ballet Master Royal Ballet Company) Anita Young (Royal Ballet Company and RBS) ONLY 12 students. Be seen by, helped by, and work with some of the best teachers/professionals in the business. Don't be stuck in a room of 35-40 and disappear to the background. Personal care, personal correction in a warm and friendly learning environment. Be the best you can be. Plus a few little extra's as normal :- 2 x professional photo shoots, one on location. 1 x West End theatre trip and return by Limo. Course fee's £1,395.00. We are not the cheapest Summer School, but we feel we offer something incredible, personal and a once in a life time experience which could change your dance career forever. We hope to hear from you soon Many thanks Nicola Moriarty Principal
  11. Dear All Due to selling out our first Xmas 3 day course we have added a 2nd course. Join us on the 2nd/3rd and 4th January 2019 for ages 10-16 years who maybe have Auditions or assessments coming up very soon. Free food and Accommodation for long distance students. Course fee's £395. 3 full days of quality training 9.30am-4.30pm. We will be covering all aspects of classical ballet, and with only 12 spaces it is a chance to get some very personal attention and correction. Invest in yourself or your son/daughter, and head into 2019 ready for what ever challenges are though your way! Quality training and personal attention. Email nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com for more information. We have only 6 places left so please do not delay. Many thanks Nicola Moriarty Principal
  12. Dear All RE : October Autumn Summer School Offer. For the whole month of October you can book your place on our Summer Schools for only £315 deposit and we will help spread the costs of your 2019 Summer School throughout the year. Secure your son/daughters place with a deposit of just £315, and then 9 equal payments of £120 per month via standing order on the 1st of each month, starting on the 1st November 2018. Email us know to find out more details. nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com and we can saner any questions you may have. Thank you Nic x
  13. Hi Guys The course is for Boys and Girls and included free food and free accommodation at our family home. We ONLY take 12 students so it is very personal which allows us to get the best from our time together and go away with learning lots we hope! It is great for confidence as well as all the other elements of classical ballet, not just the turning element. Please also check out Facebook and Instagram pics. Please email me nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com. Thanks Nic x
  14. Dear All We are very excited to announce that this years Easter three day intensive will be a Pirouette and Turning special. Focusing on all the elements and vital information you need to spin like a Tasmanian Devil! Finally fully understand what is needed of your body and mind to start, spin and stop in the correct way. It will not happen overnight but we hope that 3 days of practice, and drilling in the key parts of initiating the turn, holding the turn and correct posture and spotting etc. You can go away with more confidence and knowledge then ever before. On the 16th/17th/18th April 2019 - Course fee's £395. Under my careful and loving instruction, and also a very special guest teacher TBC. We know all ballet enthusiasts at all levels will get something from this course. Please email for more information, or to secure your place nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com. Thanks guys. Nic xx
  15. Hi Bella Our courses age range from 11-17 years. However we have had younger but it depends on the person and how happy they are away from home. Thanks Nic x
  16. Dear All If you are not successful with RBS Summer School, and I hope you are. It is an amazing place. Please check out our Summer schools and courses over the summer months on Facebook and Instagram, we have some of the best teachers/dancers in the world join us on our small intimate courses. Everyone always learns so much. Feel free to email me for more details. Thanks Nicola x
  17. Woodside Dance Retreat are delighted to announce its 2019 International Summer School Principals Week 1 - 20th July to 27th July 2019 (12 places ONLY) Principals Week 2 - 27th July to 3rd August 2019 (12 places ONLY) Come and share a small intimate studio with World Renown Principal dancers and some of the best classical teachers on the planet. Each teaching for a full day for our 12 guests. Final line up will be announced Christmas 2018. Already confirmed. Royal Ballet’s Principal Dancer Edward Watson MBE, Ballet Master Ricardo Cervera and World renown teacher Anita Young. Course fee’s £1,395. Free food and accommodation for long distance students. Please email for other live-out options. We will again head out for a group trip to London’s West End and return via limousine, and this year we will have two professional photo shoots with twice as many pictures for our guests to share with the world. Email nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com with any questions you may have, or to secure your place. We want to welcome you to this amazing training experience like no other and to the WDR family. www.woodsidedanceretreat.com
  18. Hi All We have had a number of students come on our courses and private classes with me lacking in confidence and unsure if they wish to give up dance etc. Some from top vocational schools However when we sit down and chat about ballet, or dance then there tends to be a 'thing' that has changed their mind, an event!. Nearly teaching for 20 years and ex professional, I have tried to latch onto what they first loved in dance and try to take them back to that time, and make them realise that they can improve, that can love 'Dance' again. I hate to hear people turning their back on dance. We are humbled to say that we have had a good hand full like this join us at Woodside Dance Retreat, and they have found their love again with us, and it tends to steam from their confidence and not feeling good enough. Confidence is everything! This is just my experience. Keep dancing everyone! Nic x
  19. Woodside Dance Retreat are delighted to announce its 2019 International Summer School dates as follows:-Principals Week 1 - 20th July to 27th July 2019 (12 places ONLY)Principals Week 2 - 27th July to 3rd August 2019 (12 places ONLY)2019 will be our biggest and best year ever ever with World Renown Principal dancers spending the day teaching our lucky 12 guests. Full line up will be announce before Christmas 2018, but we have already had Royal Ballet Company Principal Dancer Edward Watson MBE, and Ballet Master Ricardo Cervera confirm for 2019 which is great.Course fee’s £1,395. Free food and accommodation. Please email for other live-out options.We will again head out for a group trip to the West End and return via limousine and this year we will have two professional photo shoots so twice as many pictures for our guests to share with the world.Contact NOW with any questions, or to secure your place email nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com to avoid disappointment. Places are going fast, so please do not delay. We want to welcome you to this amazing training experience like no other. Thank you xwww.woodsidedanceretreat.com
  20. Hi All Those of you whom have mentioned Woodside Dance Retreat, we thank you for your kind words. balletdreamer, please email me if you are still looking for a program which suits your needs. nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com. It is very humbling, but we are fullly sold out starting in September this year, but are taking names for starting in January 2019. If you need any further advice on any other matters please do not hesitate to ask. Kind regards Nicola Moriarty Principal - Woodside Dance Retreat
  21. Calling All Vocational Students. Woodside Dance Retreat offer you a last chance to get your technque, fitness, stamina, flexibility, musicality, artistry all firing 'HOT' for the new school term. Don't go back slow, and sluggish! GO BACK ready to impress your NEW teachers, or show your old teachers you have been working hard to improve. Smash auditions and assessments, and show your peers you mean business for 2018/2019! 3 day Live-in classical Ballet Intensive - 4th/5th/6th September 2018 - £395 all inclusive, last 4 spaces left!! (ONLY 12 in total). Personal attention and correction, invest in yourself, believe in yourself! Email nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com Thanks Nicola Moriarty Principal
  22. Dear All GO BACK TO SCHOOL IN TIP TOP CONDITION. We have had a few enquires about our 3 day ballet intensives at the end of August. Unfortunately we are fully booked this year, however on looking at everyones term timetables, most vocational students don't go back to their schools until the 8th/9th September. Course fee's £395 including 2 nights accommodation and all food/drinks etc. So we are running and Extra 3 day intensive this year on the 4th/5th/6th September. So if you have not been able to do to much training over the holiday period or just want that final boost before heading back to RBS, Elmhurst, Tring, YDA etc, then please give us some thought. We will be running 3 full days of classes focusing on getting everyone back to full fitness, working on flexibility and of course that technique. You will also have one to one time with me to discuss any problem areas which your teachers have highlighted, and I hope I can offer some advice to put your mind at ease or give you some excusers to help you out. It may be your Audition year, or your assessments etc. If it is, then do not delay. ONLY 12 places. Please email me nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com for more details. I hope if you are reading this you have heard good things about our courses, but if you have any concerns, then just email and we can talk more. All the best, and hope to see some more of you all in September. Kind regards Nicola Moriarty Principal
  23. Hello everyone, Aside from the comments about a large logo, and staff member comments of the ballet forum (I think I have got the hang of the threads element now, thanks for picking us up on it) Thank you for your kind words. Our first few Auditions have gone well, and we are planning a 3rd round of Auditions for our Woodside School of Ballet starting in September on Monday 21st May. Please email now if you would like to know more details about the school. Thank you and enjoy the sun. Kind regards Nic x
  24. Hi Guys Just to let you know we are 80% sold out now for our Sunday associate classes starting September, please contact soon for your FREE 45mins assesment class with me, and we will give your ballet a big boost. Enjoy the sun, Nic xx
  25. Great subject to bring up, well done DanceForFun. 30 hours defiantly seams way to much for any dancer let alone a very young dancer. Rest is just as important for any dancer/athlete. You would not see a professional runner getting better, and winning more gold medals for training 100 hours a week, the body would crumble!! Dance training must always quality, with quality teachers, and the way you teach is changed and assessed on the individuals ability, needs and limits. No Childs/young dancers health or welfare should come second to the art form. NEVER. Unfortunately this is defiantly forgotten by some dance teachers/schools who put financial and personal gratification ahead of the students needs. I am not medically trained, but have been a ballet teacher for nearly 20 years and went to RBS and was an ex professional classical dancer for 3 years. Over the last 2 years I have had 4 different talented young professionals come to our courses/private classes whom I have spotted with serious career ending injuries/problems, which was not spotted by their vocational schools, or other dance teachers/schools whom they have been going to for 3-8 years. Luckily with help from medical professionals in our network, the problems where caught just in time and their dance careers saved. I am not naming any names, but the care for the students MUST come first. Thanks for reading, this is just my story, and opinion. Nicola Moriarty x
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