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  1. Join National Youth Ballet on Monday 28 March at 6pm in Sheffield for an exciting and imaginative Creative Ballet Workshop inspired by the forthcoming production of The Seven Deadly Sins. During this workshop you will have the chance to develop your classical technique, explore your own creativity and imagination, and build confidence with the support of NYB Creative Director Jo Meredith and NYB young artist Tierney Lawlor. Suitable for ages: 13-18 Experience: Some previous ballet experience or experience in other dance styles is necessary. Venue: Heeley Hall, Birkdale School, Endcliffe Cres, Sheffield S10 3EB Workshop Ticket: £10 Book via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-ballet-workshop-tickets-292227368927
  2. Ballet Cymru will dance Darius James and Amy Doughty's new production of Giselle in Leeds on 4 Nov, I have not yet seen it live but I watched the premiere online and reviewed it for Terpsichore on 9 July. In my review I wrote: "If Ballet Cymru ever offers this choreography as a workshop we [Powerhouse Ballet] would love to learn it. Once this third wave has subsided we shall learn the Coralli-Perrot-Petipa version of the dance of the wilis but the James and Doughty version would be such fun." Our wish was granted sooner than we had expected. The company has agreed to give us a workshop at Yorkshire Dance on 3 Nov between 17:15 and 18:30. Although Powerhouse Ballet are hosting the event we are not monopolizing it. It is open to any dancer who is in or can get to Leeds on Wednesday evening. My law practice is sponsoring the event so it is free to attendees. All they have to do is complete this registration form. After the workshop we shall be holding a little get together in Martha's Room from 18:30 to 20:00 which is open to balletomanes who don't want to take part in the workshop but would like to meet the choreographer and dancers. As they are Welsh and we are from Yorkshire we shall serve cacen cri, Yorkshire parkin and maybe an Indian treat to celebrate Diwali. Anybody wishing to attend the reception but not the workshop can register here. The main event of the get together will be my interview of Darius James and Beth Meadway who danced the lead role at the premiere between 19:00 and 19:30. For Ballet Cymru's fans throughout the world we are live streaming the interview over Zoom. Anybody wanting to watch that interview can sign up here.
  3. Powerhouse Ballet was gathering quite a nice little repertoire before March 2020. We had commissioned works by Terence Etheridge and Yvonne Charlton and Jane Tucker of Northern Ballet Academy had taught us "Waltz of the Flowers" from Act II of the Nutcracker a few weeks earlier. Alex Hallas of Ballet Cymru had given us a great workshop and we were about to learn "Snowflakes" from Act I of the Nutcracker when you know what stopped us in our tracks. We are now emerging from our slumber just like Princess Aurora and have planned a great workshop at Dance Studio Leeds between 2 and 5 pm this coming Saturday. Not everyone in our little troupe has begun to stir so I have 6 places for whoever wants them. The workshop is sponsored by my practice so attendees will not be charged. For more information see the Eventbrite card here.
  4. Following on from the success of the summer workshop, my daughter and her emerging small company are running a morning workshop in the Christmas holidays and it would be wonderful if some forum members’ dancers could join her. It is aimed at 8 - 12 year olds and will be held in Henley-on-Thames on Saturday 4th January. They have based the workshop on their current piece and the focus will be contemporary dance, although no contemporary experience will be necessary as they will be adapting it to meet a variety of levels to cater for everyone who signs up. The workshop will be lead by two professional dancers (Elmhurst/Rambert trained) and they will do a class and a creative session.  Please do message me with an email address if this is of interest and I will pass your details on to her, or I can answer basic questions myself! 
  5. My daughter and her emerging small company are running a one day dance workshop in the summer and it would be wonderful if some forum members’ dancers could join her. It is aimed at 9 - 14 year olds and will be held in Henley-on-Thames on 29th August. They have based the workshop on their current piece and the focus will be contemporary, although no contemporary experience will be necessary as they will be adapting it to meet a variety of levels to cater for everyone who signs up. They will do a class, learn some rep and do a creative session - all with two professional dancers and a live musician - so I’m hoping it will be an enjoyable and constructive day.  Please do message me with an email address if this is of interest and I will pass your details on to her, or I can answer basic questions myself!  (I have reposted this as the age range has changed and I wanted to be sure to catch everyone.)
  6. Hi everyone! I’m excited to share with you that the North East Dance Co-operative are co-hosting tap dance workshop classes with Old Kent Road on Wednesday 21 March at Space Six, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Experienced Beginners / Improvers 6:00–7:00pm Intermediate / Advanced 7:00–8:00pm Price: £6.60–£20 (it's complicated – do please get in touch!). Guideline minimum age for this event is 14 (exceptions can be made — again, please get in touch directly). If you would like to participate in this event, or to find out more, please contact us via Facebook now! : http://www.facebook.com/NorthEastDanceCooperative We at North East Dance Co-operative HQ are thrilled about this opportunity, but it can only go ahead with enough pledges for tickets. We therefore ask you, even if tap isn’t your genre, or you are busy that night, to please Like and Share the original post to help us get the word out and reach more dancers — Thank you! Original post link: http://bit.ly/2FNhXMR NB: This is not a commercial venture. Our core team of volunteers have organised this event to benefit our members and the local dance community. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I will be keeping an eye on this thread, but to contact me directly I suggest sending a message via our Facebook Page. More Information: To find out more about Old Kent Road: http://www.oldkentroadtap.com To read-up about Ryan Campbell-Birch, founding members of Old Kent Road, and our workshop leader for the 21st: http://www.ryancbirch.com If you’re not familiar with Space Six here is everything you need to know: https://space-six.org Kindest, Angeline Founder, NEDC To finish, here is my favourite clip of Old Kent Road in action [NB: PG for music lyrics]:
  7. 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!!!
  8. 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
  9. I have just put my daughter's name on a waiting list for a workshop with Ballet Cymru with Pas de deux. The organiser told me that if they received applicants from more boys those on the waiting list could also move up. The workshop is on Sunday April 17th 2016 at Newport. If you're in the South West its easy to get to and these opportunities don't come our way very often. Please have a look at their website for details - I found out about it through this forum. Oh and its very cheap £21 for the Intermediate Advanced class!
  10. Hi. Just in case anyone is interested. Special Guest Workshop with Rick Tjia / Senior Talent Scout for Cirque Du Soleil and Natalie Nicole James.......There is more information on the website link below. The workshop will consist of Classical Ballet Technique & Contemporary Improvisation. http://www.phoenix-associates.co.uk/masterclasses My DD recently did the Lion King Workshop with them and loved learning the actual Lion King Choreography
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