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  1. Can anyone recommend any good summer courses which are early in the summer? Dd breaks up from school around the first week of July so could go anytime from then. We are in London but she is happy to board.
  2. I know it's a bit last minute but does anyone know of any Easter dance courses this year? Dd is intermediate level ballet and also does tap, modern and jazz. We're in London but she would be happy to do a residential one.
  3. Message from Olivia Pickford (OPES/MTB amongst others) It is with huge delight that I announce I am starting a new residential Annual Easter Course called Malvern Ballet Seminars. Set in the beautiful school Malvern St James in Worcestershire. We have an amazing faculty: Samira Saidi (Director of English National Ballet School) Fiona Brockway (Royal Ballet/Hammond School) Alain Dubriel (Former Principal BRB/BRB Ballet Master) Errol Pickford (Former Principal of Royal/Graduate teacher at Elmhurst) I am also delighted to announce Sarah Lamb, Principal of the Royal Ballet will be Patron for MBS. Dates : 29th March - 1st April 2016 Price - Not too bad! Enquiries - malvernballetseminars@gmail.com ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... My daughter is absolutely gutted that we already have a holiday booked and paid for during these dates.
  4. Hello, it will be my dd's first time attending this course. Could anyone give me an idea of the timetable and what the average age/grade are for each group. Also, how many leotards would you suggest bringing. Which colour/style is best? Thanks in advance Xx
  5. Hi Forum Friends, my DS has won a scholarship to study at The Bolshoi Summer Intensive from the 18th of July, are any of your dancing children attending? as I am having sleepless nights worrying about him traveling there alone at 14. The Bolshoi expect the international children to make their own transfer arrangements. I am fine with the plane part as he would be able to use unaccompanied kids, but the thought of him looking out for a taxi driver with his name on a card and then the 2 hour drive to CT is a step too far for me. DS would be devastated if I won't let him take up such a wonderful opportunity. If any of you are attending and could share the on wards journey I would feel much happier. Here's hoping!!!!
  6. BBA are running an Easter course from Tuesday 29th March - Friday 1st April open to students age 10-18. There will be two groups juniors 10-13 ( Grade 5 min requirement) and seniors 11-18 (Inter min requirement) Guest teachers each day. James Leece ( Matthew Bourne ), Carrie Jonhson ( ex soloist BRB and Matthew Bourne) and Rosina Andrews ( International choreographer New York Jazz ). For more info. Contact linda@beckenhamballetacademy.co.uk
  7. Just thought I'd share what I've done this year to pay for dd's summer schools. Last year OPES kindly let us pay instalments but this year I opened a Halifax Regular Savers account for dd. You pay in a set amount by direct debit each month & the interest rate is one of the best available according to MSE plus the interest is tax free. You can't withdraw from it until the 12 months is up. When it matured it was paid into a normal savings account & we have enough there to pay for her summer schools up front this year. It means dd has a set budget so has some freedom as to what courses to choose up to the maximum amount of money saved.
  8. Chantry School of Contemporary & Balletic Arts is taking bookings for our 2016 Summer Intensives. We have the following Summer Intensives available in July and August: * Junior Contemporary Dance Arts (age 7-11) - 3rd-4th August, £50 * Junior Modern and Musical Theatre Dance (age 7-11) 5th-6th August, £50 * Senior Contemporary Dance Arts (age 12+) - 25th-29th July, £90 * Senior Modern and Musical Theatre Dance (age 12+) - 1st-2nd August, £50 All Intensives are taught by Chantry Dance Company's Artistic Team and Industry Professionals who have worked in London's West End, at The Royal Opera House, Sadler's Wells and many more. The Intensives are challenging and inspiring and are aimed at helping young dancers reach new levels within their dancing. Intensives are held in Grantham, East Midlands. Further details about each course can be found on the website here: http://www.chantry-school.org/summer-intensives.html If you would like to book a place, please email education@chantrydancecompany.org
  9. Hi, can anyone recommend any summer intensives for 18+ years? Residential or non residential, with a budget of around £200? My main focus is ballet and contemporary but I love trying other styles as well. Thanks in advance
  10. We are pleased to announce the second annual DANCEWORKS INTERNATIONAL BALLET ACADEMY SUMMER SCHOOL JULY 18th - 29th 2016, AT DANCEWORKS STUDIOS, MAYFAIR, LONDON. This unique 10-day intensive open to ballet students of all levels from 6-18 years, is founded on the belief that the arts have a unique power to motivate and engage young dancers to achieve excellence. It will be taught by teachers of the very highest calibre, including Michaela DePrince (Dutch National Ballet and film First Position), Erico Montes (Soloist, The Royal Ballet), Ivan Putrov (Former Royal Ballet and Men in Motion), Antonia Franceschi, (Former New York City Ballet and film Fame), and Dominic Antonucci (Ballet Master, Birmingham Royal Ballet and former Principal BRB). Classes will be taught following the International Ballet Curriculum©(IBC), and the course will culminate in a studio performance of Carnival of the Animals. Founding Director Kim White says: “Our focus is to identify and develop young talent to work towards the highest level of classical ballet and enable those who want to enter into a professional career in any of the various forms of dance. Our goal is to nurture students in the classical art form, build confidence and spark a life-long appreciation of the arts”. Applications are now open. Join an exceptional summer ballet training experience set in the friendly atmosphere of Danceworks Studios in the heart of London. For further information including details of scholarship places, please follow this link: http://www.danceworks-academy.net/#!summer-school/ajf47
  11. Just flagging this up as the closing date (7 March) is fast approaching. For those who don't know this company, it is a contemporary company which is currently touring its production of The Odyssey. Its last production, Dracula, won a Critics Circle award as did the lead, Jonathan Goddard.
  12. Ballet Cymru have just published details of their summer schools on the company website: http://welshballet.co.uk/newport-summer-dance-wales-international-ballet-summer-school-2016/
  13. Hi, Does anyone have any experience of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Modern Ballet summer school? What is the accommodation like & is food provided? Also, I can't seem to find anything on the website regarding costs?? Thank you x
  14. Hello dancers! We are really excited to announce that our Summer Session will be running again this year in the Clapham/Battersea/Wandsworth area, at Broomwood Hall School. Junior Summer Session Sunday 7th - Tuesday 9th August Intermediate Summer Session Wednesday 10th - Saturday 13th August Senior Summer Session Wednesday 10th - Saturday 13th August Aimed at dancers aged 9 and over, our Summer Session includes classes and workshops in classical ballet, contemporary and jazz dance. Working with our experienced faculty, students will gain a greater insight into these dance forms, including a taste of what to expect when auditioning and performing professionally. Whilst being extremely hard work, and sometimes challenging, our workshops have a friendly and supportive atmosphere. We have over 20 years' experience of training young dancers at both a pre-vocational and vocational level, and understand that an all round approach to a dance student's well being is essential. All our teachers are returning this year along with some more fantastic names: Sam Archer (Contemporary). Sam was chosen by Matthew Bourne to play the title role of Edward Scissorhands, and has worked extensively with his New Adventures company as well as choreographing his own work. Helen Rymer (Jazz Dance). Helen was associate choreographer on Elf the Musical this year in the West End and has numerous other West End and theatre credits to her name, including White Christmas. Andrew Wilson (Ballet). Andrew is Head of Ballet Department at Bird College and was a Principal dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet. Lucie Pankhurst (Contemporary). Lucie has an extraordinary amount of TV, film, live performance and theatre credits as a choreographer including Horrible Histories, Bad Education (Channel 4) and The National Theatre. Steph Elstob (Ballet). Steph trained at Central School of Ballet and has appeared with Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, Michael Clark Company and has performed at Buckingham Palace with ROH. Nicky Griffiths (Jazz Dance). Nicky trained at Bird College and is currently playing the role of Lorraine in Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre. Please look at our website for further details and get in touch if you have any questions. Annie and Annabelle
  15. Did anyone watch the demo on Friday. ? What were your opinions ? X
  16. We are planning a trip to New York during summer and wondering if anyone cAn recommend a good classical summer school suitable for an 11yr old? I fear I may be quite late in applying?! Thanks.
  17. Anyone here know much about this? DDs have done the regular summer school a few times and were wondering about giving this a go. Sounds a bit more serious. Also different accommodation - Marylebone Hall - how does that compare to the Roehampton site?
  18. We are very early to be looking into this but DD thought Opes summer course may be good to do. Although she isn't en pointe (she's 12) and doesn't know whether she has to be as it says one of the classes is pointe. Can anyone tell me whether she can do the course of she isn't en pointe??
  19. Every year, Natalia Kremen Ballet School organises the “NK Summer Intensive Course in London Based on Vaganova Method”, offering a week of training with guest teachers and ballet stars from leading companies of the world. Registration is now open for our next Summer Intensive Enjoy an amazing opportunity to be inspired and learn from the top Russian trained ballet masters. 25 - 30 July 2016 Ballet Rambert Studios Classes: Classical Ballet, Character Dance, Pointe work, Repertoire, History of Ballet, Pilates-stretching class, Contemporary dance We provide the highest standards and lots of personal attention with corrections. Held at beautiful studios in the heart of London. Information: www.nkballetschol.com Email: info@nkballetschool.com
  20. Inspire your dancers this easter at my Ballet Boost course! Class sizes capped at 20 with a full 3hr workshop with the wonderful Will Tuckett!! Ricardo Cervera & Roberta Marquez plus others teaching. 4 Classes a day will include floor barre, ballet class, pointework or virtuosity, workshops with Will Tuckett and Morgann runacre Temple (choreographer), Pilates stage craft/mime and Repertoire. All in 3 days for just £195 and held at Pineapple studios in Covent Garden. Ballet aimed at boosting their training and exposing the dancers to the requirements needed to succeed. I am always on hand to provide feedback and advice. Early booking before end jan just £185 - just 7 places left in each age group. Further info at www.surreyballetmasters.co.uk/ballet boost Book via emmanorthmore@yahoo.com This is such a fantastic opportunity exposing the dancers to potential future employers!
  21. I actually can't believe I this but I have just set up a spreadsheet to keep track of all the different summer schools dates, application deadlines, photo requirements, deposit cost etc. My head was starting to swim with all the different options, plus as so many summer school dates seem to conflict with each other AND school term times I needed to get it clear! Now I understand why other forum members have trumpeted the value of a good spreadsheet when it comes to auditions etc.
  22. Northern Ballet has published dates for three open days in January 2016. Details here: http://northernballet.com/academy/open-days
  23. I know some of the large ones may be booked up now but I thought it might be an idea to list some of them with places Staffordshire Youth Ballet - Nutcracker Workshop (Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs) Teacher - Kei Akahoshi (ex ENB) Tuesday 22nd December Juniors 9.30am - 1pm Seniors 1.30pm - 5pm Learn repertoire from Nutcracker with former professional dancer recently retired from English National Ballet. £25 Email nickyhensh@gmail.com to reserve a place ............................................................................................ Pickford Winter Classes (Birmingham DanceXchange) Teachers - Errol Pickford (Former Royal Ballet Principal, Graduate teacher Elmhurst) Olivia Pickford (LCB, Athens Children's Ballet, BRB Education) 2nd, 3rd & 4th January 10 - 11.15am - Ballet Group 1 (15 years plus) Errol 10 - 11.15am - Ballet Group 2 (10-14 years) 11.30am - Jazz - Ideal for anyone auditioning for vocational schools, companies, presently at vocational school or simply love ballet. Ballet £10 per class Jazz £8 per class Pay on the door but reserve your place by emailing the pickfords@hotmail.co.uk
  24. Does anyone know if this is on this year? I can only see 2012 info on the website. Or any other summer schools that are mid-late August? They all seem to be early in the summer when we are on holiday!
  25. http://www.russianimperialballetschool.org/masters-of-ballet.html Registration is now open, it looks like a splendid course!
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