Dancer of the week - 5th February 2018
Massive congratulations to Amelie Thorne who was our Mini Street Star Dancer of the Week at the end of last term! Amelie tries hard every week and is always a pleasure to teach!
Keep it up Amelie!!!
Dancers of the week - 3rd February 2018
- Our star ballerina this week is Ewa Jamroz. Beautiful ballet Ewa – big well done!
- Our tap shining star is Orla Cox – super tapping Orla!
- Congrats to our Musical Theatre star of the week – Will Coldwell – great effort in teaching the junior singing class Will!!!
Dancers of the week - 27th January 2018
Our Tapping Star of the week is Layla! Very proud of your hard work Layla!!!
Our Musical Theatre Star of the week is Yilin Hou! Great effort Yilin!!!
Dancer of the week - 20th January 2018
Our Star Street Dancer this week is Frankie Bray!! Excellent work Frankie!!!
Dancers of the Week - 12th January 2018
Well done to MJ & Kelsie who are our dancers of the week during our first week back at dancing!!! Keep up the good work girls.
Scholarship Students 2018
I am thrilled to let you all know that I awarded four 50% scholarships this year to the following girls:
Congratulations to you Frankie – you were chosen because of your natural talent, fantastic bubbly personality, your kindness to others and to really give you the confidence boost you need! Please keep working hard, practice at home and do not give up when the choreography is hard!
Well Done Annabelle – you consistently turn up to class looking immaculate, work hard, well-mannered and a pleasure to teach. You are an all rounded dancer, actress, singer and performer. You have an immense amount of potential and I can’t wait to push you further!
Congratulations Willow – you have a natural ability to dance and have amazing extension and elevation in your technical steps. Please trust us this year, find your confidence, work hard and you could be a truly amazing dancer!
Well Done Kathryn – what a pleasure you are to teach. You may be little, but you certainly do not let that hold you back. You are going to be an amazing dancer when you are older and I cannot wait to see you perform more and grow up into the dancer I know you can be!
Different Styles of Dance
What is Ballet Dance?
Classical Ballet is the most important style of dance, it teaches a high level of technique and discipline and also allows the dancer to be expressive and artistic.
Ballet Award 2017: Reece Lilley – Reece a very natural and gifted classical dancer, he works extremely hard in every single Ballet lesson and achieved outstanding results in his result Ballet Examination.
What is Tap Dance?
Tap Dance is a rhythmical style of dance which teaches musicality, technique and style.
Tap Award 2017: Sophia Atkins – After a lot of persuasion and confidence building Sophia’s parents finally persuaded Sophia to try dancing! And wow, we are so pleased! Not only is Sophia very talented, she works hard, smiles all the time and is a pleasure to teach!
What is Contemporary Dance?
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
Contemporary Award 2017: Ellie Webb – Each and every lesson Ellie comes in ready, focused and determined to be better. Everyone loves teaching Ellie and has come on ‘leaps and jumps’ in her Contemporary technique and style.
What is Street Dance?
Street Dance is a fun and energetic style of dance. It is an umbrella term which encompasses a range of dance styles characterised by descriptions such as hip hop, funk and breakdancing. Its diverse nature has taught us new styles such as popping, locking, waving and krumping.
Street Dance Award 2017: Mollie – Jean Vaughan
What is Musical Theatre?
Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, acting, and dance. It requires a huge amount of confidence and personality.
Musical Theatre Award 2017: Annie Coldwell
What is Singing?
Singing is for children who are confident and musical. We offer group and private sessions to all students.
Singing Award 2017: Annabelle Greet
What is Drama?
Drama is learning to explore different characters, emotions and feelings. It teaches the confident to improvise as well as learning acting scenes, monologues and duologues.
Drama Award – New to 2018
What is Acro?
Acro Dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It teaches tricks, tumbles, fitness, strength and flexibility.
Acro Award – New to 2018
Mini Award 2017 – Orla Cox
The Mini Award is aimed at our Mini children only. We want children of all ages to be recognised for their hard work and talent.
Best Newcomer Award 2017 – Lilly Hendrick
We want to welcome all new students and give recognition to those who are naturally gifted and join the school as though they have always been there!
Most Improved Award 2017 – Millie Newbigging
Each year every single child shows improvement. This award is given to a child that consistently works hard, takes on corrections and really stands out with their improvements.
Hard-work Award 2017 – Jack Arkwright
Working hard consistently every single week in every lesson is a very hard concept to grasp. This award is given to someone who continues to try their best each week no matter what.
Performer Award 2017 – Olivia Boyle
We pride ourselves on the energy, enthusiasm and performance level of our children, however this award goes to someone who always has that extra bit of ‘sparkle’ and smiles behind their eyes!
Teacher Award 2017 – Tayla Lilley
This award goes to someone who not only demonstrates a high level of hard work, talent, charism but someone who is well mannered, caring, friendly and an absolute pleasure to teach week in, week out.