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  1. South East Ballet Scholars Auditions March 17th 2019 South East Ballet Scholars Associate programme was developed in 2007. The programme is specifically for talented students who aspire to a career in dance and every student who has participated in the programme since its inception has gained a place at one of the prestigious summer training schools for classical ballet and past students have gained places at the following schools. The Royal Ballet School English National Ballet School Elmhurst School Rambert Classical and the Contemporary Ballet School Central School of Ballet Northern Ballet School Tring Park. Not just for girls, the SEBS programme has a Boys-only curriculum too so that talented young male dancers can reach their potential. The SEBS programme has been developed to complement student’s ballet training with their current teacher and they are expected to continue study with their regular dance tutor in addition to the SEBSclasses. JUNIORS AGED 7-11 YEARS MIDS AGED 12-14 YEARS SENIORS 15- 18 YEARS All classes are small and places ARE limited. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR YOUR APPLICATION FORM TODAY www.southeast-balletscholars.org We look forward to welcoming you to SEBS
  2. South East Ballet Scholars February Intensive Classical and Contemporary Course 19th -21st of February Inclusive Guest Teachers Include Mr David Peden, Ex Royal Ballet Soloist Mr Michael Raynaud, Ex English National Ballet Miss Mikaela Polley Ex Rambert Company Our Intensive Course is an opportunuity for young dancers to work alongside professional and ex professional dancers from some of the world's major ballet companies. The main genre's will be classical ballet, body conditioning, contemporary, repertoire and pas de deux. We offer the choice of residential or day classes. It is an opportunity for vocational and non vocational pupils aged 8-18 to get expert tutiton and return to the studio with refreshed thoughts and motivation. The studio venue has FIVE state of the art studios and our residential venue is set in beautiful countryside with dormitories that hold up to a maximum of four, all bed linen is provided along with Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Mid Morning and Late Evening Snacks. To Book please visit our Website www.southeast-balletscholars.org were you will find our Application Forms or Call 01277 200768
  3. Hi everyone! My DD has just completed The London Ballet Company summer intensive for the second year now, and has been reaccepted as TLBC Associate from September as well so just wanted to give a huge shout out to the Director, Sophie and her team who have just been amazing! The Associates run once a month on Sundays in Battersea and it’s an excellent addition to existing ballet training to get the creative juices flowing and for anyone who is interested in contemporary ballet. Another one of their amazing features is YoBallet which focusses on strengthening the core and using all the right muscles. They also have a school in Wimbledon that is worth checking out (although we don’t currently attend as it quite a distance for us) but what’s different about them is that they don’t follow any strict syllabus and work by strengthening and stretching the right muscles and correcting posture to get the best results. Just had to post as it’s been a little secret of my DD for a while now and she comes out beaming after every session :) The facilities are of an excellent standard too and since I ran a search and couldn’t find any posts on them so I thought I’d get the word out there.
  4. Hi This is my first time here so I don’t know if i posted it to the right place. I have a solo to the song called blackbird by Sarah McLachlan and it is a very simple but nice dance that I have perfected it technically and want to add an emotional element to the dance. I can’t find a story or meaning and I am struggling to put in motion and at the moment I am just doing a slight smile. Do you give any suggestions for Story I can base it to. Thankyou so much link to song: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g3VrggQW7tk
  5. Associate Auditions 17th of June 2018 Introducing Our NEW Programme for the Discerning Dancer A fully encompassing training programme to give todays generation of dancers knowledge and understanding combined with a pure fundamental classical technique delivered by a professional faculty. We produce "Young Artists of Tomorrow" and fully ensure a musical and artistic dancer, encouraging a "True Love Of Dance". Applications are open and will close on the 30th of May 2018 2 Scholarships are on offer 1 Female and 1 Male will be awarded on the day. Online application forms and full details are now available through Our website www.southeast-balletscholars.org
  6. Hi all. My DD is auditioning this year for entry to a BA in contemporary dance. I always keep an eye on this forum and it has been very informative for me and for her. I was wondering though does anyone know of any forums where they discuss contemporary dance as I know this one is mainly for ballet? She will be auditioning for Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, and Fontys and Codarts in the Netherlands. All advice or knowledge gratefully accepted! And good luck to all setting off on this rollercoaster year! I am terrified myself!
  7. Writing on behalf of the North East Dance Co-operative, I wanted to reach out to the local dance community and invite you all to join us for a contemporary dance workshop day with National Dance Company Wales at Newcastle College Performance Academy (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) on Saturday 17 March. The schedule is as follows: 09:00–10:45 Senior Dancers (guideline age 12–16) 11:00–12:45 Pre-Professional/Professional Dancers (inc. full-time dance students, 16+) 13:15–15:00 Junior Dancers (guideline age 7–11) 15:15–17:00 Adults Community Class (for recreational 16+ dancers) [Cost - £10 per person, per session.] You may choose the session you feel will be most suited to you – ages/levels are for guidance only. The only exception is that we cannot accommodate students under 7 years of age for this event. You can find out more about this workshop via our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NorthEastDanceCooperative (Likes and Shares are greatly appreciated.) You can find out more about NDCWales here: www.ndcwales.co.uk NB: This is not a commercial venture. Our team of volunteers have organised this event to benefit our members and the local dance community. As we are a grassroots not-for-profit we do not have any funding for advertising. Therefore please share this information with everyone you think would be interested in this workshop to help get the word out – Many thanks. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I will keep checking this thread, but if you have an urgent enquiry please message us via our Facebook page. Kindest, Angeline Founder, NEDC
  8. Hi all, All my ballet kit is sorted for my Moorland Associates programme from September, but also on the list it asks for Contemporary tights, Character/Spanish skirt and Character/Spanish shoes. I wondered whether any of you experienced, lovely people had any recommendations for brands, style and such like? How does sizing work? And for the shoes, is it best to have low or high heel? For ballet shoes I wear size 2, for outdoor shoes I wear 2.5 and for tap shoes I wear size 3, so what size would character shoes be? My parents would like to allow me as much growing room as possible as they cost quite a bit, but obviously buying too big would be uneconomical too. thank you in advance, Love ArucariaBallerina
  9. NG Dance have put on some extra sessions in Nottingham to accommodate children who were still in school last week. You can book online for the whole day or turn up to do mornings, afternoons or whole day. If you're from outside Nottingham I recommend doing the Toton park tram park and ride to avoid the commuter traffic. The Lace Market tram stop is 5 minutes away. My daughter hasn't attended before but I've chatted to the teachers via Facebook over the last few months and they are lovely. I'll be taking my 10 year old and her friend but it's open to age 7-18 http://www.ngdance.org/-sessions-/
  10. Does anyone have a DD or DS applying for contemporary degree courses at 18?would find it very helpful to compare notes. Or anyone who has been through this recently? Looking to apply to schools such as Laban, London Studio Centre, London and Northern Contemporary. Thanks.
  11. UKMASTERCLASS JUNIORS: A DAY OF INSPIRATION We are pleased to announce a special UKMASTERCLASS event for younger dancers age 12 - 14. This day of inspiration will explore the classical technique, the characters from the musical CATS, and a creative experience to discover new moves and possibilities. The classes will be taught by three fabulous dancers and experienced teachers: ALICE CRAWFORD (former Senior Soloist dancer - English National Ballet), JASMIN COLANGELO (West End performer) and JAMIE EMMA McDONALD (Contemporary Dancer / Choreographer). Sunday 5th March Time: 11:00am - 3:30pm Age: 12 - 14 years Girls & Boys Venue: Rambert Dance Studio, 99 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PP Price: £60 (10% discount when you book before the 31st of January) There will also be a chance to win a scholarship for one of UKMASTERCLASS future events! More info and to book online please visit: www.ukmasterclass.co.uk
  12. A DAY OF CONTRAST BETWEEN TWO NUTCRACKERS On Sunday 11th December UKMASTERCLASS has organised a day of contrast between two NUTCRACKERS. This intensive day consists of masterclasses taught by Royal Ballet dancers: VALERI HRISTOV & ITZIAR MENDIZABAL and a three hour workshop with two ​dancers from RE:BOURNE, Matthew Bourne's dance company, New Adventures. On this day you will have a taste of the repertoire from The Royal Ballet's Nutcracker, and in the afternoon, a taste of Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker. Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm Level: Intermediate/Advanced (min. 3 ballet classes p/w) Age: 14 - 18 years Girls & Boys Venue: Rambert Dance Studio, 99 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PP Early Bird booking 10% discount (till 21st October) There will also be a chance to win a scholarship for one of UKMasterclass future events! More info and to book online please visit: www.ukmasterclass.co.uk
  13. A DAY OF CONTRAST BETWEEN TWO SWAN LAKES ​ On Sunday 4th September UKMASTERCLASS has organised a day of contrast between two Swan Lakes. This intensive day consists of masterclasses taught by Royal Ballet dancers: VALERI HRISTOV & ITZIAR MENDIZABAL and a three hours workshop with two ​dancers from RE:BOURNE, Matthew Bourne's dance company, New Adventures. On this day you will have a taste of the repertoire from The Royal Ballet's Swan Lake, and in the afternoon, a taste of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake. Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm Venue: Rambert Dance Studio, 99 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PP More info and to book online visit: www.ukmasterclass.co.uk
  14. Myself and a colleague are running 3 days of 'back to school' dance training in CENTRAL Birmingham at a bargain price of £100 for 3 days! (Considering how much I normally charge these days this is a total steal!!!!!!!!!!) Seriously though - I will be teaching all day, every day on this course and will focus on placing and technique, strength, safe flexibility, injury prevention as well as teaching all of the tips I have learnt from people like Rebecca Davies, Tahlysia Smedley and Rosina Andrews to get you turning more easily, jumping higher and doing all those fun leaps and tricks SAFELY! (Includes classes in Progressing Ballet Technique) It is open to ANY dancer from age 8 upwards - and I can also accommodate private coaching time for anyone who is looking for help with something specific, or wants to learn some exercises to help with their dancing or prevent injury. To apply just complete a registration form on www.midas-dance.org.uk - no payment will be needed until the first day of the course. **** VENUE: Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre, Aston University B4 7ET - Walking distance from the stations*******
  15. We have a few spaces remaining on our Summer Session 2016 to be held from 16-19th August at Broomwood Hall School, Wandsworth. Guest teachers include : Sam Archer (leading artist with Matthew Bourne's New Adventures and just been announced as 'Boris Lementov' in 'The Red Shoes') Nicky Griffiths (West End dancer and choreographer currently appearing in Jersey Boys, also Wicked, Hairspray, The Bodyguard and more) Andrew Wilson (Former soloist with Birmingham Royal Ballet and head of ballet and Bird College) For dancers aged from 12-18, (pre-vocational and vocational), four days of classes and workshops in ballet, contemporary and jazz dance in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. Go to www.catalystdance.co.uk for more information or find us on facebook 'Catalyst Dance'.
  16. From acclaimed performing arts school, Spirit Young Performers Company: We will be launching our dance company in September, aimed at exceptional young dancers aged 6-19. Auditions are running on Sunday 10th July, led by Richard Marcel (top UK choreographer of BBC's 'So You Think You Can Dance', 'Strictly Come Dancing', 'Sports Relief', 'Burn the Floor' and more). Selected dancers will receive: Weekday evening training from London's top dance instructors. The opportunity to compete within a highly selective team. The chance to perform at high-profile live events. Recently our Performers Company students have performed on prime-time ITV television, on the prestigious 'West End Live' stage, at the 02 Arena, 'Move It' Main Stage and more. The opportunity to be showcased on our YouTube channel, which attracts around 1.5 million viewers every month. A relationship with international dance brand, Capezio, who are supporting the launch and continuation of our dance company. Regular masterclasses from top instructors, dancers and choreographers internationally. Training in ballet, contemporary, jazz, tumbling, conditioning, leaps & turns, with optional commercial and tap. For more information please visit our website.
  17. Drew McConie's Jeckyll and Hyde received a rapturous standing ovation on Thursday night 26 th May, to my delight as I thought it well deserved. Having read the Telegraph critic's 2* review I had lower expectations than I'd formerly hoped for, however I now wonder if he and I saw the same show ! From the outset the performance grabbed me, and it's a heady mix of quirky fun and melodrama , with superb dancers headed by Dan Collins in the lead as Dr Jeckyll . For the full casting and description see the Old Vic website www.oldvictheatre.com McConie's choreographic style is full of energy and verve , at times witty and delicate , but then POW the heavy rock thunders in and the mood and choreography changes to represent the dark depths of Hyde's psychopathic depravity. The rotating set conjures up multiple locations ; a gym, a florist shop, a lab etc and this was incredibly effective as was the lighting and original live music. A word of warning that strobe lighting is used particularly in act 2. It's used sparingly and well , mainly during the scenes where Hyde takes over Jeckyll's mind . For contemporary dance fans and those who love a darn good yarn , go see asap as there is only a v short run. But a show of this quality will hopefully tour ? Well done Drew !
  18. We've had a lot of interest in our Summer School this year, but many people are not available on the dates that we intend to run it. It seems there's a demand for something later in the holidays, so we're considering moving it to either the week of 15th August or the 22nd August. If you would be interested in attending and are available on either of those weeks, then please comment below or get in touch via our website www.catalystdance.co.uk. You can also find out more on our facebook page; Catalyst Dance. Aimed at dancers aged 9 and over, our Summer Session at Broomwood School, SW12, 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.
  19. PRIMA ASSOCIATES - for young, aspiring, talented ballet dancers: A brand new school in the South-East (based near Maidstone, Kent), for young ballet dancers entering years 3, 4, 5 and 6 starts in September with auditions taking place on Sunday 19 June. The year course will comprise a Classical Ballet Class: Gymnastic Conditioning; Ballet Conditioning/Pilates and Contemporary/Creative Dance. These classes (held on Sundays), will form the compulsory '6 weeks' a term sessions taught by high profile ballet and contemporary dance teachers and a top Russian Gymnastic coach for the gymnastic conditioning. There will be an additional, optional (but advisable) three further sessions a term to include Ballet and Gymnastic Conditioning and guest teachers to cover diverse subjects such as Nutrition and Fitness, yoga, repertoire etc. The year course will be split into two age groups 7 to 8 ys and 9 to 10 yrs (maximum 10 in a class) with plans to expand in the future. All our teachers are gifted, enthusiastic, qualified teachers who know how to teach using positive reinforcement – they are also DBS checked. Please see our facebook page for more information (website to follow which will ave an on-line application form. https://www.facebook.com/PrimaAssociates/ Fiona Harvey (Royal Ballet Junior Associate Teacher) and Oliver Speers (Freelance Artist and Principal Dancer and choreographer with the English Youth Ballet) will help oversee the Prima Associates programme as well as offering their expertise in regular coaching sessions.
  20. OPEN DAYS FOR PROSPECTIVE FULL-TIME VOCATIONAL STUDENTS Prospective students for Chantry School of Contemporary and Balletic Arts' 3 year, full-time Diploma Course can now book onto one of two Open Days. At the Open Days, students are invited to meet the School's Core Tutors, take various classes, attend a Q&A session and visit the school. The Open Days are: October 16th November 20th If you would like to book a place, please email education@chantrydancecompany.org For more information and an online prospectus, please visit: http://www.chantry-school.org/open-days--prospectus.html
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Hi there I'm 18 yrs old and currently training to become a dance teacher with the IDTA. I'm currently learning IDTA intermediate ballet and once I've done my exam will be doing the pre-associate and associate for it. I've heard you can become an RAD teacher once I'm IDTA qualified, I don't know if this is true? I hope so! Anyway I just have a few questions to see what people think - I've done RAD ballet my whole life ever since I was 5, but I've never done tap and modern exams I've done performances in tap, modern, street etc but not exams. I know its a silly question but one day I'm going to have to make the decision, what sounds better: An RAD dance school with just ballet exams and tap and modern non-syllabus OR shall I do all the IDTA theatre associates so theres exams in IDTA ballet, tap and modern? I don't feel very confident teaching tap and modern syllabus work because I've obviously never done the exams. Which one would you rather take your child to or sounds better? Thank you
  24. hi!! I've got the first of all my auditions tomorrow (Laban) and searching for some very last minute tips/words of wisdom...
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