Our First Exam Session Since Lockdown!
We are delighted that we were able to hold a face to face exam session at the end of the Autumn term.
All our pupils have worked so hard throughout the difficulties of the pandemic both online and in face to face classes when restrictions allowed. It was wonderful to see all that hard work pay off at our exam session last term and see everyone's happy smiling faces.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and are looking forward to the results with eager anticipation.
We are so proud of you all and your dedication.
Weds 18th March 2020
It is with great sadness that we have decided that, due to the rapidly developing situation, and in accordance with government advice, we will be taking the precautionary measure of closing classes with immediate effect.
Our plans are to reopen on April 22nd after the Easter break but we will be constantly reviewing this as the situation develops. We hope that you agree this is the best thing to do in these difficult circumstances. The safety of our pupils, staff and families must be our priority.
An email has gone out to parents this morning, please let us know via the website if you haven't received this by early afternoon.
The All England Dance Finals took place at the beginning of August at the Wycombe Swan Theatre.The competition takes place every other year and we were thrilled that two of our pupils qualified for the finals to compete against dancers from all over the country. Ruby Adams qualified and danced in the 13-14year Greek solo section and Erin Taylor in the 15year and over solo section. It was lovely to see them dance in such a lovely theatre and we are very proud of their achievements.
The photo on the right is of Ruby dancing her solo "Artemis" at our concert.
A huge well done to our four pupils took RAD Vocational examinations in the Autumn term at RAD Headquarters in Battersea. They all achieved excellent results .
Ruby Adams, Amba Mehta and Emily Vanian gained Merits for their Intermediate and Erin Taylor gained a Distinction for Advanced Foundation.
The girls put an enormous amount of work into their exam preparation, which is reflected in their results at this high level. Congratulations to all of them.
Once again we held a concert an prize giving at the end of term to mark the end of the academic year. If was lovely to see so many in our audience and to catch up with some of our old girls who returned for the event. Well done to everyone who took part and in particular to our cup winners for this year.
A huge congratulations to Erin Taylor who has been auditioning for full time dance training and has gained a place at Ballet West to commence this coming September. The competition for places at sixteen is very strong and Erin was also offered a place at Northern Ballet school. Erin has been part of our school for many years and we look forward to following her dance career and wish her all the best for the future.
Rambert Pre-Vocational Course
During the Summer Term Erin Taylor, one of our senior pupils, auditioned for the Pre-Vocational course at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Despite the stiff competition she was successful in gaining a place and is attending classes at Rambert on Saturdays. In addition to classes she also gets the opportunity to take part in various performances during the year one of which took place at Rambert in December. Well done on the fantastic achievement of gaining a place on the course Erin and we look forward to seeing you dance in other performances as the year progresses.
Congratulations to all our pupils who took ballet exams in July. The results were outstanding. A total of 28 pupils took an exam and there were 15 Distinctions and 13 Merits. I special mention must go to the Grade 6 candidates who all received a Distinction. The top mark of the day was a 95 which went to Erin Taylor for her Grade 6 Ballet.
Congratulations to all our pupils who took part in the end of term concert and to all of this years prize winners.
After an extremely busy and successful year it is time to us to say goodbye to several of our older students who are going on to University and Higher Education. Some of you have been coming to classes from the age of three and we wish you all the best for the future.
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Wizard of Oz at Watersmeet theatre. Every pupil from our youngest "chick", right through to our senior students rose to the occasion and produced a fabulous show. We hope that you all took away some great memories from the week.
We are now in the last week of rehearsals before our production next weekend. Excitement is rising and last minute preparations are being made. Don't forget to get your last minute tickets this week! The costumes are looking great and the dances are coming together well. We look forward to seeing you all as we venture down the yellow brick road...
Congratulations to our pupils who took part in Ruislip-Northwood and Slough festivals last week. Erin and Ruby bought home 17 medals between them. Erin also won two cups at Ruislip-Northwood, one for the Character and the other for the Best All Round Dancer. She was invited to dance in the Ballethoo challenge at Ruislip-Northwood and also Slough's bursary class. Well done girls.
Our next school show will take place at Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April 2018.
All our pupils will be taking part and the shows theme will be announced shortly.
Congratulations to all of the pupils who have won school cups this year. The cups were awarded at our end of term concert that took place on the last Saturday of term. It was lovely to see so many in the audience and all the girl's danced beautifully.
Friday 25th March RAD Ballet Exams
Summer term ISTD Modern and Tap Exams
Commences on Wednesday 5th January
Finishes on Friday 1st April
Half Term runs from 21st - 27th February