Our most recent show “Around the World in 80 Days” proved to be a fantastic success for everyone involved.
Our Family Fogg set off around the world after a very wet summer in England. Leaving on a ship followed by ducks as they start their travels.
First stop Holland
Performed at the Pentland Theatre we put on 4 performances over 2 days. Some of our older dancers danced in all 4 shows showing splendid stamina and enjoying the whole thing immensely. Here is a picture of Africa which the dancers loved performing.
Everyone from our youngest ducklings up to older pointe work students danced with commitment and passion. A few tears were shed when it was all over, with dancers saying that they “wanted to do it all over again and that they didn’t want the experience to stop”.
We felt proud of all the dancers as we watched from the wings. Our older dancers performed with such style and finesse. Well done!
Thank you for the amazing support from all our helper mums. and particularly from Katherine Lawson who organised all our helpers. The days went so well with all the mums caring for the children and making sure that each child got to the stage at the correct time. We even had wonderful projection on the back drop which a talented mum Natasha King painted. Fabulous costumes by Jo Shepherd. Thank you again for the dancing, help, organisation, artistic input choreography and beautiful costumes.
Jessica has recently been offered an Associate placement with Chantry Dance Company who are based at the Sadlers Wells Theatre. There are opportunities for Associate dancers to perform with the company which will prove to be a valuable experience for Jess, so we wish her luck with that ,together with her new placement on the Associate programme with London Studio Centre.
Jessica recently achieved an 88% Distinction for her Intermediate exam and is striving for excellence in a very patient, quietly determined way. We follow her progress with baited breath.
Giselle achieved a whopping 98% for her Grade 4 and 94% for her Grade 5, all within the same year.
She approaches her work with great drive and irrepressible enthusiasm. This year one her most exciting achievements was being selected by The National Youth Ballet to dance the role of The Dormouse in Alice in Wonderland at Buckingham Palace Gardens for Her Majesty the Queen. Giselle danced in other parts on the great day and we are hugely proud of her.
At the end of summer term our young Primary dancers performed their class work in the unique little theatre at Ivy House.
The Primary dancers performed with great enthusiasm. They were also joined by older soloists representing higher grades and the Vocational syllabus.
The young dancers performed with confidence and great aplomb delighting the audience and staff. It was an occasion filled with inspiring moments as the older soloists danced their hearts out.