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  1. Nicola Moriarty

    Woodside Dance Retreat Summer School 2019

    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
  2. Nicola Moriarty

    Pirouette Three day Easter Intensive 2019

    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Dear All We are delighted to announce that we will be opening 'Woodside School of ballet' in September 2018. Run by myself Ex classical dancer and teacher of 18 years Nicola Moriarty, we will be looking to take on ONLY 16 students in each age bracket (9-12 years and 13 upwards). So only 32 students in the whole school. Focusing on high quality conditioning and training in classical ballet for those who wish to have a strong career in dance. We will also run 'Intro to ballet' classes for ages 5-8 years old to make sure that the foundations and fundamentals for correct technique are installed earlier for the next step to becoming a ballerina. Please email for more details, and an application form. Auditions will be in May 2018. It is very exciting time for us, and hope you can share this with your friends and dancers. Please follow us on FB and Instagram. Kind regards Nicola Moriarty Principal - Woodside Dance Retreat
  9. We are now registering interest for our Woodside Dance Retreat Ballet/Dance Associates. begining Sept 2017 Classes are held in Sevenoaks Kent, from 10am - 3pm on one Sunday per month. 8-12 year Classical set ( Audition only) 14 places 8-12 year Mixed genres group 14 places 13-18 year Classical set. (Audition only) 14 places 13-18 year mixed genres 14 places. Auditions will be held in June. Please contact Nicola Moriarty on 07818453006 Or via email Nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com
  10. Nicola Moriarty

    Easter Intensive NEARLY SOLD OUT

    Dear All We are very please to announce that on the 11th/12th/13th April during the Easter break. We will be running a further 3 day ballet Intensive. With end of year shows looming, we will focus on Performance, Artistry and Musicality. Working with myself and other special guest leading West End professionals. We will learn how to draw a crowd into your performance, and send them to another world of dreams and emotions. We all dance for that one big performance, or that end of year show, to hear the crowd roar! Course fee's £395 and Include 2/3 nights accommodation, all locally sourced organic meals and drinks and 3 full days of classes. We ONLY ever take 12 guests to allow for close specific personal training for each guest. Building lifelong friends, as well as improving technique, fitness, flexibility and stamina. For more details please email me nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com. Thank you for your time. Nic x
  11. Hi All We are again running our 3 or 6 day Summer Intensives at the end of August 2018. If you have not got yourself a Summer School, or want that extra boost to go back to school in September. Please email for more details nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com. Price is £395 All inclusive Live-in for all classes, food and drinks etc. We work hard and have a lot of fun too. Kind regards Nicola x
  12. Nicola Moriarty

    3 day Xmas Ballet Intensive Training

    Dear All We are again running our 3 day Xmas intensive on the 28th/29th/30 December 2017. With only 3 places left and we will cover all the key elements of classical ballet, focus on your weak points, or areas your vocational teacher has mentioned. We will work on your confidence, and look to make you stand out and shine in Auditions or during Assessments. For some, the 1st term of 2018 is extremely important. We are here to help, and also make sure you don't lose your edge during the Xmas period and that you go back fully focused and at your best. Please email me with any questions nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com Kind regards Nicola
  13. Hi All *** ONLY 4 PLACES LEFT *** We are again running our 3 day Christmas Ballet Intensive on the 28th/29th/30th December 2017. A MUST for all whom wish to keep in top physical, mental and technical shape for the important "Assessment" term, or for any ballet dancer wishing to go back to their school with an "edge" over the rest! We will focus your mind and your body, and send you back fighting fit and ready to take on 2018, prepared and ready! 3 full days of class with me, Nicola Moriarty, 2/3 nights accommodation, all food and drinks are included - £395.00 (12 places only) Being the festive period we will have lots of fun, and games. But.......... we will work hard and build confidence and focus on those areas of concern within your technique. I trained at RBS and danced professionally for 3 years around Europe. I have taught classical ballet to such a range of students over the last 20 years, I feel I know how to bring out the best in you! We will welcome you into the WDR family and once you in, you won't want to leave! *** ONLY 4 PLACES LEFT *** Please email me for more details nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com and we can have a chat. Kind regards Nic x
  14. Hi All If you are looking to dust away the summer cobwebs before the start of the new school term. We have 2 places left on our Live-in all inclusive 3 day ballet intensive starting 31st August to 2nd September. £395 includes all classes, training, accommodation, food etc. We will work on all the key parts to get you fighting fit for the new school term, and for many the important Audition term!! Message for more details nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com Regards Nicola Moriarty Principal - Woodside Dance Retreat
  15. Dear Ballet Mum's / Dad's and Students We are offering a lovely 3 day or 6 day Ballet intensive course at the end of the summer to get your ballet technique in check, your fitness back up and iron out all those little niggles just in time for the new school term and the looming auditions. Price is £395 all inclusive and live-in for 3 days, £695 for 6 days. We have 3 places left on our 1st course and 4 left on our second course. We only take 12 so the care and personal correction/attention is great. We are seeing some incredible results with our guests. Please email me nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com for more details, and to talk about your needs, worries or concerns. We are here to help. Kindest regards Nicola Moriarty Principal - Woodside Dance Retreat
  16. Nicola Moriarty

    Woodside Dance Retreat

    Dear ballet lovers, we only have 2 places left on our 2nd Principal week. ( the 1st is sold out). As always their are only ever 12 places. So we can offer exceptional care as well as tuition. You will be taught by amazing teachers including. Edward Watson MBE, Principal dancer with the Royal Ballet. Anita Young F.I.S.T.D A world renown teacher who currently teaches 1st year girls at RBS upper school Ricardo Cervera Ballet Master of the Royal Ballet Olivia Cowley Soloist of the Royal Ballet. Our aim is to inject positivity and encourage young dancers to be the best they can be. We help inspire and guide the next generation of dancers. Last but not least its Summer School and some fun must be had so we visit the theatre in a limo and have a photo shoot. Thanks for reading Kindest Regards Nicola Moriarty
  17. Nicola Moriarty

    Woodside Dance Retreat

    Dear aspiring ballet dancers. We are happy to announce that Olivia Cowley will be joining Ricardo Cervera, Edward Watson and Anita Young on this years Summer School at Woodside Dance Retreat. Our intention is to ensure every guest leaves motivated, with enhanced technique and artistry and having worked with some of the best classical dancers and teachers on the planet. We will ensure that everyone has a wonderful time with a trip in a limo to the theatre and a professional photo shoot. Make friends and memories for ever. With only 12 places on each course. Week 1 is sold out. There are a few places left on week 2 Saturday 22nd July to Saturday the 5th of August. Very excited to welcome a number of guest from overseas Please email nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com for more details
  18. In 2017 Woodside Dance Retreat will be opening its gates once a month to Ballet enthusiasts aged 8-12 years old with its new Sunday Associates Programme . This is an opportunity for only 14 guests to be taught by our ex RBS and ex Classical dancer Nicola Moriarty. With nearly 20years of experience teaching Ballet, guests will be in safe hands. Nicola will work to compliment your existing training by covering all aspects of Classical Ballet technique, alignment, artistry, posture, musicality, strength and flexibility. The course will be two, 2 hour classes, (10am to 12pm) and (1pm-3pm). We will provide a locally sourced organic lunch and all sit for an hour to rest, share stories and discuss our art form in a lovely social environment Course dates are on the following Sunday’s:- 22nd January / 26th February / 19th March / 23rd April / 21st May / 25th June/ 16th July Course fee’s - £35 per day, or £210 for all 7 days. To book your place, or for more information please email nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com or telephone Nicola on 07818 453 006. Woodside Dance Retreat, TN15 6EY. http://www.woodsidedanceretreat.com/extra-events/wdr-associates-programme/
  19. Nestled nicely between the eating extravaganza of Christmas and the merriments of New Year. This course is designed to get you audition ready. Wake the muscles, regain strength and stamina before 2017 begins 28th/29th/30th December 2016 Fee’s £395.00pp (12 places ONLY) . Included in the fees are 2 nights accommodation, all locally sourced organic meals, drinks and snacks. 3 full days of classes with Nicola Moriarty and special guest Teacher Anita Young of the Royal Ballet School will be joining us for one afternoon. The course is designed to regain focus, alignment, strength and fitness so Guests can return to school/college ready to prepare for auditions and assessments and the year ahead. Email nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com for more details
  20. Nicola Moriarty

    Confidence in Dance Performance

    We have ONLY 3 places left on our 'Confidence in Dance Performance' workshop this half term!! (10 places total) A must for anyone looking to audition, join upper schools and want to get ahead of the competition. Details below:- Confidence in Dance Performance, with Anna Reynolds (NLP) On the 23rd and 24th October 2016 Woodside Dance Retreat is proud to host this unique 2 day course. Tackling the ‘mind set’ and adding the building blocks to help towards producing the future Principal Dancers and West End Stars Anna's workshops explore the mental rigour that is needed to be successful in the world of Ballet/Dance, with a specific focus on building confidence within yourself and being present in the performance, allowing who you are to shine through. The emphasis will be on shifting mindsets for more happiness and greater success. Participants will:- Connect deeply with their intention to dance. Clarity on our 'why' serves as a strong motivator. Reconnect with the joy of dancing. Learn that confidence is a result, not a requirement. Learn how to move beyond fear and strengthen courage. Learn how to listen with an open mind and open heart, therefore aiding the teacher/student relationship. This is experiential learning and Anna will skillfully mix theory and practice to create a inspiring and transformative workshop. You will also take a workshop with Emma Harris {currently assissting Christopher Wheeldon and who has 22 years as a professional performer) and David Lucas Shaw (who has 17 years in West End and has assissted Adam Cooper). Additionally 8th Element will visit, they specialise in sports and dance science he will speak about injury prevention, key stretching and strengthening excersices for longevity in our industry. This course is a ‘must' for anyone looking for a serious dance career. Course Fee’s - £300 (10 places only) * including 2 nights accomodation, organic locally sourced breakfast, lunch and dinner and 2 full days of classes and activities aimed at making you a better dance performer. Contact nicola@woodsidedanceretreat.com to book a place or dicuss the course in more detail. www.woodsidedanceretreat.com
  21. Hello my name is Nicola Moriarty. I am the principal of Woodside Dance Retreat We have just released an exciting new International Summer School. Edward Watson, Mara Galeazzi, Sarah Wildor and David Yow are the tutors. There are only 12 places to maximise learning and attention. All food is prepared on site and is nutritionally balanced organic and where possible locally produced. As well as 6 days of classes we visit the theatre and have a photo shoot. This is just a brief guide. Kind regards Nicola Moriarty
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