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  1. Now that all of the Associate programme results are back (or at least the ones I know of), and the dust has settled on decisions, acceptances etc I thought I would start a thread for those who will be a BBA in September (& those who already are) to share tips, ask questions etc. (I will also start an Elmhurst one too) My DD is 8 and we are reasonably new to this type of thing. She’s excited to start though! My (first) question is, how or where do you get the white ribbon bows that the girls have in their hair? Do you buy them like that or do parents make them themselves? This is probably the most ridiculous question I have asked! I look forward to meeting other parents of BBA 😊
  2. There is a Ballet Boost Associates audition near us this month. What are people's opinions and experience of them? Is it a relatively new enterprise? are the standards high? DD wants to apply and she has a couple of classmates who have been doing it this year
  3. I am very excited to bring to you The Academy of Balletic Arts I have wanted to do this for 3 yrs now with my very own building but its hugely expensive!! In the mean time I am opening with the kind permission of Pineapple and am in talks with other venues too. So far I have space for Yr 7 , 8 and 9 to train 3 days a week from 4.30pm at pineapple. As this programme is aimed at those who fall just shy of White Lodge or Elmhurst or those who make a choice to stay at home longer - I would fully expect they have been with an Associate programme for some time and so will have 4 fully vocational classes per week. With an added programme of pilates that will be set up for each child, a tailor-made programme from our Physio (Luke Abnett - Ex RBS), coaching 121 with myself (included), swimming and Anatomy - there will be plenty for them to do! The aim is to assist the talented ones who may flourish later or just not quite tick all the boxes at 11 but by 16 will be beautiful! Or those that choose to stay at their wonderful academic school AND stay with their families AND now also get the training thats needed to succeed. I wish to help these dancers achieve their dreams with a forward thinking international approach to training. Creating global links and ensuring the best interest of the student is paramount throughout. This programme is based on years of listening to students and parents and observing whats necessary and I truly hope to ensure its what is needed. Please feel free to add comments of what you think or need as all feedback and thoughts are useful. It really is being developed for you and your dancers with a heart felt desire from myself to help you all. If you wish to enquire further please email me emmanorthmore@yahoo.com info @balletboost.com 07958 725862 TO APPLY for the AUDITION on MARCH 29th 2018 at 4pm email monique_aaliyah@live.com (official school email yet to be tried and tested but will be coming!)
  4. Following the success of last year, we will be running our Summer Intensive Dance programme again from the fantastic studios in Beckenham. 5 and a hours of dance each day for 5 days with a demonstration on the final afternoon. This is suitable for ages 11+ who are Intermediate Foundation and above. Prevocational and vocational students attended last year from WL, Tring , Elmhurst etc. Fantastic line up of guest teachers already confirmed. Anna Rose O Sullivan ( Royal Ballet Company ), Russell Preston ( Matthew Bourne ) and Amy Hollins (American in Paris ) so far. Extremely good value compared to many other programmes. Many return guests. Limited spaces so get in touch asap for an application form. Email linda@beckenhamballetacademy.co.uk
  5. AUDITIONS june 25th 2017 APPLY NOW! www.balletboost.com - Go to the the BBA page to apply at the bottom Ages 8 - 18 BBA is coming to the South West offering vocational training monthly on Sundays as a 'boost to their regular classes. Ballet Boost mentors and supports by nurturing and guiding both dancers and parents! Classes involve anatomy, pilates, technique, pointe, rep and contemporary over 3hrs to 4.5 hrs (depending on level) at the wonderful Dartington Hall. This is first class training on a par with all vocational schools in London. If you have any queries please don't hesitate to ask. I am excited to be helping your child fulfil their true potential! emmanorthmore@yahoo.com 07958 725862
  6. MUSICALITY & PERFORMANCE May 26th with Ballet Boost for ages 12 plus @ Central School of Ballet £50 Looking at how the correct understanding of musicality impacts technique, artistry and dynamics in a masterclass held by Emma Northmore lasting at least 2 hours. After lunch there is another masterclass which will take the information from the morning and combine it with their performance skills. Tapping in to the use of personality, energy and confidence to create the best possible performer. All this is aimed at vocational Ballet students and those hoping to go in to vocational training. The afternoon will be Musical Theatre work which has been planned with the ballet student in mind and will help them find that spark they need to succeed. Consider 'An American in Paris' - does your ballet student have that stage presence yet? I want to help them get a step ahead! It will get them a place at a school and most certainly go a long way towards obtaining the type of job they desire. Directors are looking for that 'something special' , that 'inner spark' - the true artists of tomorrow. emmanorthmore@yahoo.com info@balletboost.com 07958 725862 LIMITED PLACES as just the one group!!!
  7. I am delighted to announce that on Sunday 2nd April 2017 BBA will be holding auditions for entry in to the Ballet Boost Associate programme in September 2017. Sunday April 2nd 2017 Rambert School in Twickenham Apply via www.balletboost.com - online application form with Photo requirements. OR email emmanorthmore@yahoo.com for queries. Ages 7/8 to 19 across at least 4 levels which will possibly be expanding for September 17. Vocational level classes with a strong thread of anatomy. Please be aware this is a scheme for those dedicated to achieving a high level of training working alongside their current classes. Running on alternate Sundays (with a weekly option from September.) www.balletboost.com for more detailed information 07958 725862 for worried/confused parents!! Feedback and assessments will be given. Fantastic Teachers Amazing Studios Wonderful Pianists International Vocational Level Training - Exciting times for the future of Ballet
  8. Ballet Boost will be holding auditions on Nov 6th at Rambert School, Twickenham for all dancers aged 8 through to 19. BBA will deliver Ballet training for the 21st century in line with all vocational and international standards. With a knowledge of Anatomy threaded throughout and contemporary at least 2/3 times a term. Wonderful musicians to inspire musicality and fabulous teachers who are fully abreast of the latest discoveries in dance science. Children will be inspired and motivated to apply all they learn throughout their weekly classes and their development and progression to vocational schools or other courses is fully supported in every way. True artists are sensitive creatures and the training at BBA will be very focused on nurturing the artists of tomorrow as well as training their bodies technically. The classes will run on alternate sundays at 10am and work around Cechetti, BBO and CBA dates (where possible) for those already attending their courses! Apply via emmanorthmore@yahoo.com where I can send you more detailed information on the levels and classes being offered. I always reply within 3 days so if you don't hear from me call 07958 725862 Website in two weeks i hope!! I look forward to hearing from you and creating a wonderful environment for your children to train in.
  9. BBA Summer School 25- 29th July 2016 Fantastic opportunity for dancers age 10 - 18yrs to receive excellent tuition from amazing mentors in great facilities in Kent this summer. 5.5 Hours of Dance per day with a demonstration on the final day. 5 Amazing Guest Teachers confirmed. Each guest teacher will be taking two workshops on the day they are with us. One for the juniors and one for the seniors so all children get a unique experience. ANNA ROSE O' SULLIVAN - Ballet ( Royal Ballet Company ) JAMES LEECE - Contemporary (Matthew Bourne) CARRIE JOHNSON - Rep (Birmingham Royal Ballet) ROSINA ANDREWS - Jazz (International New York Jazz Choreographer and Dance Mums UK) LINDA DIXON - Pilates ( ex Vienna Festival Ballet and Pilates instructor ) Very limited spaces. For more information and an application form please email; linda@beckenhamballetacademy.co.uk
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