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A couple of images from our after show party following the 2018 Summer Showcase, where we were delighted to present Eloise Hardy with the London College of Dance Trophy.

 

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Congratulations Sonia Jane Bond BEM.
Sonia received her British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List from H.M Lord Lieutenant of Essex for her services to dance and Charity work. She attended a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in June.

 

 

LEXI JAGDEV was offered a place with the National Youth Ballet Junior Company in the summer. After a 10 day residential at Elmhurst ballet school she danced in 3 performances at the Crescent theatre in Birmingham finishing off at Sadlers Wells for the Gala on Sunday 2nd September.

 

 

 

 

SOPHIE WEBSTER has now started her Classical training at KS School of Dance. She has since been nominated to compete in the Cyril Beaumont Awards.  The Cyril Beaumont Scholarship is held annually in honour of British Dance Historian Cyril Beaumont and was originally awarded to a student of the Royal Ballet School, until the Cecchetti society chose instead to award the Scholarship to a member of KS Dance who shows technical excellence and exquisite performance ability in Cecchetti Ballet methods.  Fingers crossed for you Sophie

 

EADY PARMENTER

Congratulations to Eady who has gained a place with the Royal Ballet Associates.

 

 

CECCHETTI CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION, CECIL SHARP HOUSE, REGENTS ROAD. SUNDAY 11TH MARCH 2018.

Congratulations to Aurora, Hermione & Phoebe who won the Junior Choreographic award. Lexi & Calvin won Junior Musicality, Eady had a special mention. Julia & Hanna won the Senior Choreographic and the Musicality cup . What a wonderful Mothering Sunday.

 

EMILY POHL who is now studying as a vocational student at Central School of Ballet,  was invited in January to represent the Cecchetti Society at the ISTD Bursary Awards in Salford. Emily was also selected to enter the Barbara Geoghan and Fewster Awards which took place at Sadlers Wells in November 2017.

Thank you to the ever so talented Jane Webster for the loan of the most beautiful TuTu from Tutututu.co.uk. It looked stunning. 

If anyone is interested in purchasing a beautiful Tutu please do look on Jane’s website Tutututu.co.uk or her instagram account. They are a work of art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARDIS GRAS 2017

After a very exciting and snowy start to the day with all taxis, trains, and tubes cancelled – getting to Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End was more than a challenge! Incredibly all the dancers got to the coach after miles of walking on ice, sitting in standstill traffic and tackling lots of snow. It was all worth it in the end as the dancers had the privilege to dance on a West End stage at Her Majesty’s theatre treading the boards where many famous names have trodden before. It was the most amazing day and a lifetime experience for us all that we shall never forget.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MABEL RYAN 2017

A successful day amid very strong competition at Sadlers Wells in November, well done to all who took part. Results as follows:

Lower Junior Award: Lucy Butler

Junior Mabel Ryan: Vacani Winner Daisy Cohen

Imogen Pohl, Annabelle Davey

Middle Award: Julia Petrou, Annabelle McEwen

 

RUBY GINNER AWARDS 2017

A very successful day was had by all our pupils who took part in the Ruby Ginner Awards on Sunday 12th November at The Venue in Milton Keynes adjudicated by Jill Baldick and Penny Childs

Calvin Jagden gained 3rd place set sequence

Annabelle Davey Highly Commended

Annabelle McEwen 2nd in Class

Imogen Pohl 3rd in Class

Emelia Spencer 3rd for Set Sequence

Isabella Hordok and Saffiya Husen gained Highly Commended in their section

Evie Knights 3rd in Class

Sophie Webster and Hanna Wright were awarded Highly Commended. Hermione came 3rd for her Set Sequence.

Phoebe Parenzee, Alexis Jagdev, Scarlett Hordok, Isla Packer and were all awarded Highly Commended.

To finish off the day in glory Calvin won the Susan Mitchell Smith Boys award and Scarlett won the Kay Ball joy of Dance.

Well done to all our dancers who did us proud.

 

CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCE AWARDS 2017

On Sunday 5 November a few of our pupils went up to Kings Cross to the Children’s Performance Awards.

The day comprised of two sections.  The first was ‘Let’s make a competition’, where the younger children spent the day learning some short sequences, then performed them in front of the theatre audience without an adjudication.  The idea was to prepare them for competitions in the future.  Lily Hawes, Calvin Jagdev, Eady Parmenter and Isabel Sear all took part and performed beautifully.  

The second part of the afternoon was the Children’s Award.  Here the dancers performed sequences and a dance that they had previously learnt in front of the theatre audience.  Hermionie Hallett, Alexis Jagdev and Heidi Sear took part and did themselves proud. 

Congratulations to Hermionie Hallett and Heidi Sear who received Commendations and to all who took part. 

 

OCTOBER HALF TERM 2017 IMPORTANT INFORMATION

We apologize for any inconvenience, but due to a close family wedding we are unable to have Classical Greek or Jazz on Saturday, October 14th.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th will be Half Term for Classical Greek and Jazz.  (Ballet Classes at All Saints will be taking place on this day.)

SATURDAY 21st October –  Classical Greek and Jazz Classes will take place at St Johns at the usual times.

CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2017

A fantastic evening of exciting choreographies, huge congratulations to you all, we loved each and everyone of your numbers. Well Done! Huge thanks to our lovely adjudicator Virginia Kearns. Photos to follow soon but here are the results:

Senior section: 1st Emily Pohl / Hanna Wright & Julia Petrou, 2nd Hannah Wright

Intermediate section: 1st Victoria Curness, 2nd Annabelle McEwen & Imogen Pohl, 3rd Daisy Cohen. Highly Commended to Kiera Matthews and Hannah Cheesman.

Junior Section: 1st Hermione Hallett, Aurora Strong, Phoebe Parenzee, 2nd Heidi Sear, Heidi Agnew, 3rd, Phoebe Parenzee. Highly Commended to Phoebe Parenzee, Lily-Ann Ashley, Hermione Hallett, Olivia Cheesman & Zoe Twitchett, Lexi & Calvin Jagdev, Olivia Cheesman & Heidi Agnew. Commended to Alexis Jagdev, Lucy Kempley, Calvin Jagdev, Freya Ingram, Lourisa Nicholson.

CLASSICAL GREEK FINALS FESTIVAL 2017

We are very proud of all our pupils who represented BHW Dance so well yesterday at the Classical Greek finals in Stevenage. The standard was extremely high and huge congratulations go to Hermionie Hallett who came third in her category and was also awarded the musicality award for her solo Cupid. Also to Isobel, Emily and Lucy who came third for their trio Les Ondes.

CLASSICAL GREEK AREA HEATS 2017

Well done to our pupils and groups who took part in the classical Greek heats on Sunday 26th March 2017, and congratulations to the following that have qualified for the Classical Greek Dance Finals.

Hermionie Hallett – Cupid

Emily Pohl – Red Admiral

Annabelle McEwen, Imogen Pohl & Annabelle Davey – ‘Chione” Goddess of Snow & Winds

Emily Pohl & Sophie Webster – Reflections

Isobel Jenkins, Lucy Jenkins & Emily Pohl – Les Ondes

All Things Bright & Beautiful (Junior Groups 10 years & under)

Fireworks (Intermediate Groups 11 – 14 years)

The Finals will be held on Sunday 7th May at the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way,

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MABLE RYAN AWARDS – NATIONAL COMPETITION, SADLER’S WELLS THEATRE November 2016

Exciting results – Congratulations of each and every one of you!

Senior Award – Winner, Emily Pohl

Middle Award – Runner Up, Julia Petrou. Commendation, Sophie Webster. Vacani Award runner up, Hanna Wright.

Junior Award – Commendations Daisy Cohen, Annabelle McEwen, Imogen Pohl.

Lower Junior Award – Commendations Sylvie Allen, Fred Johnson.

Congratulations to Bethany Clarke, Annabelle Davey and Denae Koskinas, who also took part in this competition – your teachers and parents are extremely proud of you all.

BBC YOUNG DANCER

Congratulations to past pupil Lucy Webster, who was recently selected to apply for BBC Young Dancer 2017 in the classical category. Lucy was recently commended at her college KS Dance, for the Cyril Beaumont Scholarship too.

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RUBY GINNER AWARDS 2016

On Sunday 22nd October of our students competed at the Classical Greek Ruby Ginner Awards in Sussex. All competitors had to participate in a demanding class on the stage in front of a full audience. Our pupils all did us proud and danced so well. The most inspirational moment was to see them all look so happy and really enjoy their experience on the stage. It is a huge achievement to be able to pick up complicated sequences, put expression and the required quality into all their steps as well as present such a high standard of technique.

Our results are as follows:

Phoebe and Scarlett gaining a Commendation. Scarlett also won the Biddy Pinchard Cup for being the most Dramatic Dancer in the morning classes.

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Saffiya, Evie and Sylvie were awarded a Commendation and Isabella won the Musicality Award.

Sophie, Daisy, Victoria, Annabelle, Imogen and Florence were all awarded Highly Commended for the high standard of their work. Emelia came 3rd for Classwork and Technique. Hanna 3rd for her Set Sequence Fire and Annabelle McEwen won the shield for her set sequence Fire in a huge class of 28 competitors.

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Emily was awarded the Christine Orange cup for Dramatic dance and sincerity in her ritual.

Huge congratulations to you all it was such an exciting day.

CONGRATULATIONS

To Jess and Matt who married in the Summer. We wish them many years of happiness together in their new life.

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CECCHETTI ASSOCIATES

Good luck to all our Cecchetti Associates – who start their new term in Twickenham

CECCHETTI SCHOLARS

Good luck to our Cecchetti Scholars – Annabelle McEwen, Julia Petrou, Emily Pohl, Ella Wilkins and Hanna Wright who start their training in Chiswick this term.

ITALIA CONTI

Our good luck wishes go to Lucy Shepherd who is starting her training at Italia Conti this autumn.

TRING PARK CECCHETTI SUMMER SCHOOL 2016

Congratulations to pupils of BHW who attended the Cecchetti summer school this year at Tring Park, who were all awarded for their performances. Well done Ella, Annabelle, Emily and Fred.

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SCHOLARS JUNIOR CUP SUCCESS

2016 Cecchetti Scholars Junior Cup Winners:

Two cups awarded for the years work, this year both cups went to BHW pupils.

Ella Wilkins won The Musicality Cup and Julia Petrou won The Junior Class Cup.

Well done both of you.

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BHW CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 22nd June 2016

What a wonderful evening we had at our very own choreographic competition. We enjoyed a huge number of entries, and the standard of talent and creativity was very high. Well done to all of you for all your hard work. Here are the results:

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CECCHETTI CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION AT RAMBERT, TWICKENHAM, MARCH 2016

We had some fabulous results at the weekend in the Cecchetti Choreographic Competition at Rambert school of dance. Hanna Wright Musicality Runner-Up. Annabelle McEwen & Lucy Giles Duet Choreography Runner-Up and Bethany Clarke, Anna-Francesca Hammond & Jess Dodd were Group Runners-Up. Hannah Cheeseman also took part in the Junior section. We are thrilled that you all did so well. Many Congratulations to you all.

CECCHETTI FELLOWSHIP

Many congratulations to Lucy Pohl who has gained her Fellowship in Cecchetti ballet.

The Fellowship is the highest possible qualification in Cecchetti ballet. Well done Lucy, we are all very proud of you.

 

CLASSICAL GREEK DAY OF DANCE 2015

Well done to all our pupils who participated in this year’s Classical Greek Day of Dance.

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CECCHETTI BALLET MABEL RYAN AWARDS 2015

At the weekend against huge classes of 57+ our pupils did exceptionally well and were again up in the prizes. special commendations went to Daisy Cohen, Annabelle Davey & Hanna Wright and Julia Petrou who was dancing for the very first time in a competition was awarded runner up in the Junior Mabel Ryan.

Special congratulations to all our other gorgeous dancers too. What was so special is that you all portrayed the ‘Love of Dance’ in your performances which is the most important factor to always bring out in your art, so a huge ‘Well Done’ from us all.

Victoria Curness, Danae Koskinas, Annabelle McEwen, Imogen Pohl, Emelia Spencer & Sophie Webster. We were also thrilled to watch past pupils Lucy Webster & Jasmine Wallis who competed in the Vocational Awards in a very demanding class with Lucy then performing a variation from Sleeping Beauty called the ‘Finger Fairy’ in the most beautiful Tutu made by Jane, see pictures below.

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Below, a lovely image of Julia which was published in the Times – Julia auditioned for The London Children’s Ballet production of Little Lord Fauntleroy, which opens in April 2016,

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RUBY GINNER AWARDS 2015

We had a very successful day on Sunday 18th October at the Ruby Ginner Awards. Dancing against thirteen schools as far away as Guernsey and schools who had won the ‘All England Championships’. Our pupils were such a credit to us and not only danced beautifully but were also turned out exceptionally well. The exciting results are as follows:

12 years & under Emelia Spencer 2nd Musicality, Victoria Curness 3rd Musicality.

Highly Commended – Daisy Cohen, Florence Allen, Imogen Pohl & Annabelle McEwen.

14 years & Under Hanna Wright 3rd Musicality, Sophie Webster Highly Commended

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11 & Under Highly Commended – Sophia Jayaraj, Isabella Hordok, Annabelle Davey, Evie Knights. Commended – Saffiya Husen & Sylvie Allen

16 & Under Emily Pohl Winner of Class –  Emily was also awarded the Tanya Allen Cup for Technique.

18 & Under Emily Galvin  Winner of Set Sequence  

Sonia was also nominated by the Classical Greek Committee for her outstanding contribution to Classical Greek Dance the Daphne Hawkesworth AwardOur chairman Kay Ball spoke of Sonia’s  dedication to the society and the 12 years she spent as chairman of the board. Without the time, love and energy she has put into Classical Greek Dance the society would probably no longer be here today. So much thanks and appreciation was given by the committee and also the audience for her dedication to the society. This is the most prestigious award that can be given in Classical Greek  and we are proud to say that Sonia has been awarded this for the second time and Juliet was also presented this award in 2009. Huge Congratulations to you all for an incredibly successful day.

CHOREOGRAPHIC EVENING 2015 What a lovely evening you gave us all last night. We were spoilt with so many fabulous dances and you really are all so very talented. We laughed, cried and were thoroughly entertained all night. Thank you to everyone who took part and also huge thanks to Ginny who had the very challenging task of adjudicating such a high standard of choreography, we didn’t envy her difficult task. The results are as follows. image1-e1434025476375-768x1024image2-e1434025456554-768x1024image3-e1434025372302-768x1024

 

 

 

 

Winners Daisy, Jess, Anna-Francesca & Bethany, Alana

Runners-Up Jemima, Arina & Agnessa, Lucy 3rd Place Jenny & Ella, Kiera & Hannah, Annabelle & Imogen, Emily

CLASSICAL GREEK FINALS 2015 @ Welwyn Garden City It was a very long day having entered the theatre at 8am and leaving 11 hours later, However success was on the horizon as we won not one, not two but three awards Whoop! Whoop! Well done Buckhurst Hill & Woodford School of Dancing.

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Hanna dancing Prospero, Imogen dancing Misled Night Wanderer, Emily dancing Ariel and coming 3rd all performing solos

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Daisy, Emelia, Imogen and  Victoria danced Season Fairies. Then our groups who qualified ‘The Fairground’ came 3rd, ‘Herald of Spring’ (Thank you Hanna who learnt the part of Persephone in only two lessons) and ‘To Demeter’.

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However the highlight of our very long day was The Majestic Beauty of Cosmos winning three awards. Winning the ‘Choreography’ Shield,  the ‘Best Costumed Group’ well done to Sonia as they did look stunning on the stage and then being awarded ‘The Most Memorable Group’ of the day. We all came home on an absolute ‘high’ well done to you all. Special thanks must go to Grace who stepped in to replace poor Charlotte who was not well. Thank you to the parents too who have tirelessly driven you to every rehearsal too. All those missed parties, sports fixtures and lie in’s were worth it!

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BABY ANNOUNCEMENT

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Congratulations to Lyndsey and John who are now the proud new parents of Rylee Cole Munday, born on Friday 10th April 6.05am weighing 6lb12oz. He arrived 10 days earlier than expected but both Lyndsey and Rylee are well and safely back home. CONGRATULATIONS To Emily Galvin, Olivia Ashman, Alana Simmons and Lucy Webster who leave us at the end of the Summer term to take up full time vocational training at Tring Park, the Brit School, the Urdang Acadamy and Kate Simmons Dance School. To Robyn Schaffer, Charlotte Curness, Catie Barry, Lucy Galloway, Grace Hardy and Georgiana Sutherland who have all gained places in top Universities (Oxford and Cambridge too ‘Wow’) Good Luck to you all in the next very exciting chapter in your lives x

CLASSICAL GREEK DANCE HEATS 2015 Wow! What an amazing day we had all dancers danced their hearts out and the following have qualified for the FINALS at Welwyn Garden City on Sunday 10th May 2015.

GROUPS; Heralding The Spring, The Fairground, Season Fairies, Corn Harvest, Cosmos SOLOS; Imogen Pohl, Emily Pohl & Hanna Wright.

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CECCHETTI CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2015 We are so proud of all our students who competed in the 2015 Cecchetti Choreographic Competition in London. Amid huge numbers of entries, our girls did very well. Julia Petrou and Hanna Wright and Sophie Webster choreographed the most delightful solos. Florence and Sylvie Allen charmed the judges, coming first in the junior duets section. Lucy Webster won the senior solo section, and was also awarded runner up for musicality. Alana’s group dance was runner up in the senior group section, and won the musicality prize in that section. A fantastic set of results, well done to all who took part and danced so beautifully, we are so proud of you all. IMG_4016 img_4012-e1426171687207

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARDIS GRAS, HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE

BHW dancers put on a great show this year at Her Majesty’s Theatre as part of ‘Mardis Gras’. Annabelle McEwen was excited to take part… “The day I did Mardi-Gras I was literally jumping for joy! Performing on the stage at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End of London, you can see everyone looking back at you and it is quite nerve-racking. But when I started to perform, I came alive and it was definitely one of the best days of my life. It isn’t just on stage that the fun happens, it is also backstage, being with your friends and the atmosphere of getting changed into your costumes and worrying about the performance. Sometimes you worry about things like ‘Am I going to get changed quickly enough?’, but it is always OK because all the girls look out for each other. Also, if you are a younger one then then you have an older buddy to look after you and help you to get changed. I loved Mardi-Gras and I think everyone else that took part loved it too! It was a definitely worth all the hard work! If I got asked to do it again, I would say yes instantly.” More photos available to view http://btphotography.co.uk/galleries/buckhurst-hill–woodford-school-of-dance/ BHW_HM141214_22 BHW_HM141214_18crop FRED JOHNSON Huge congratulations must be given to Fred Johnson who has successfully auditioned and been given the role as the 3rd Hedgehog with the Royal Ballet in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for 2015. Fred has been a Royal Ballet Associate since September this year and was invited to audition for a part. Not only does Fred (at only 9 years old) get to dance with the stars of the Royal Ballet but he is also performing to a ‘worldwide’ audience on Tuesday 16th December with the company as cinemas across the world screen the ballet live, giving us all the exciting opportunity to see him. Fred has been rehearsing since half term and we all wish him lots of luck in his debut performance at the Royal Opera House. AMELIA WALLIS Congratulations to Amelia Wallis who has successfully auditioned for The Chelmsford Ballet Company again this year, this time to perform in Pineapple Poll. Performances from 18th-21st March 2015. For more information about The Chelmsford Ballet Company please visit: http://www.thechelmsfordballetcompany.co.uk CECCHETTI CLASSICAL BALLET AWARDS 2014 Our school had an amazing weekend at Sadlers Wells Theatre on November 22nd/23rd at the Cecchetti Awards . Children’s Award (A) Adjudicated by Linda Davies and Olivia Pickford a former principle at the Royal Ballet.  Out of an impressive 21 competitors Annabel Davey was awarded a Commendation, Daisy Cohen Class Runner-up and Imogen Pohl Performance winner.

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Children’s Award (B) Out of an impressive 34 competitors Annabelle McEwen Commendation and Hanna Wright Performance Runner-Up The Middle Mabel Ryan on Sunday Adjudicated by Mary Stassinopoulos and Susan Lucas former principle of the Royal and Birmingham Royal Ballet Out of an impressive 32 competitors was won by Emily Pohl Senior Mabel Ryan Out of 20 competitors Emily Galvin was awarded a Commendation. Huge congratulations must also be given to Emelia Spencer, Sophie Webster, Lucy Jenkins, Lucy Webster and Ellie Atkinson who all danced beautifully and were just out of the placings. Emily Galvin then danced with the Cecchetti Scholars to a full house in front of Christopher Saunders and Darcey Bussell who Adjudicated the prestigious Vocational Awards. Emily had the exciting opportunity of meeting Darcey backstage and was congratulated on her performance. RUBY GINNER AWARDS 2014 Well done to all our pupils who took part in this year’s Ruby Ginner Classical Greek awards yesterday (19th Oct). We are delighted to report the following successes: Lucy & Isobel Ruby Ginner 2014Ruby Ginner ImogenRuby Ginner emily 2014isabella ruby ginner Commendations went to: Isobel Jenkins and Isabella Hordok Highly Commended: Daisy Cohen and Victoria Curness Lucy Jenkins was 3rd in her Class, Imogen Pohl was runner-up for Musicality. Emily Pohl and Emily Galvin won their sections with Emily Pohl also winning the Musicality award too. We were so proud of you all and it was a pleasure watching you dance so beautifully. Thank you to your parents who got you there too.  CONGRATULATIONS TO: Alana Simmons who was selected to perform as a dancer in Phantom Of the Opera which took place Wed 15th – Sat 18th October 2014 at the Towngate Theatre in Basildon. Alana danced alongside a cast of some of the very best young actors in Essex and a team of professional directors and musicians. The show even received a good luck tweet from Andrew Lloyd Webber himself! Well done to Lucy Webster who successfully auditioned for the English Youth Ballet’s production of Swan Lake which takes place in Woking on Friday 14th/Saturday 15th November 2014. Lucy has been cast in one of only 7 main children’s roles in the ballet. Please visit this link for more information https://www.facebook.com/events/290427671150228/ CECCHETTI SUMMER SCHOOL FOR YOUNG DANCERS AT TRING 20140801_165450_resized Annabelle, Alana, Sophie, Emily, Ellie, Emily and Lucy, celebrating their awards at the Cecchetti Summer School for Young Dancers, held at Tring in Hertfordshire. The summer school runs for a week each year, offering top quality tuition in all dance disciplines, culminating with a choreographic competition in which the students showcase their own work. In the group section, Annabelle, Sophie and Emily’s choreography ‘Cat In The Hat’ (working with friends from other dance schools too) was given the Special Award, with Emily G’s group (again formed with other friends from elsewhere) taking 2nd place with their dance ‘Nocturnal Territories’. Lucy, Elllie and Alana’s choreography ‘Psyche Sisters’ was placed 3rd in the Trio section. Emily Pohl was awarded the Ballet Cup. Lucy Webster was awarded the Abigail Kessel Award along with a half scholarship for 2014 summer school. Emily Galvin was awarded a half scholarship for next year’s summer school in 2015. Lucy writes: “I was extremely honoured to find that I had been awarded the half scholarship for this year’s summer school – this was my second year at Tring and it is such a special experience. Everyone is friendly and welcoming, and it feels like one big dancing family; oh and it is brilliant fun too! The teaching is amazing and inspiring and you learn something new in every single lesson. Each class lasts 1hr 15mins and there is a ballet lesson every day as well as repertoire, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, classical greek, historical dance, character, Spanish and this year there was also Irish dancing which was fantastic. There are 4 classes each day, with time to work on your choreography afterwards. The food is delicious too! The week went far too quickly and I’m really, really looking forward to going back next year.” For more information please see http://www.cecchetti.co.uk/summerschools/youngdancers/index.php   CHOREOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2014 choreography 2014

SOLOS JUNIOR SECTION (10 & Under)                                                      1st – The Mischievous Shadow (Florence and Sylvie Allen) 2nd – Brown Paper Packages (Daisy Cohen) 2nd – Spring Fairies (Imogen Pohl & Annabelle McEwen) HIGHLY COMMENDED: Top Cat (Victoria Curness) Somewhere Only we Know (Jemima Strong) Red Riding Hood (Florence Allen & Victoria Curness)   SOLOS INTERMEDIATE SECTION    (11 – 13)                              1st – Friday at the Office (Hanna Wright)   SOLOS SENIOR SECTION 14 AND OVER 1st – War Child (Alana Simmons) 2nd – Deep Shadows (Amelia Wallis) and Veil (Lucy Webster) HIGHLY COMMENDED Halo (Ellie Atkinson) Frozen (Emily Galvin) Fan Dance (Lucy Webster) Give and Take (Jemima Bryce) Open your Eyes (Rebecca Gannon)   SENIOR DUETS/TRIOS/ GROUPS 1st Reliving the Nightmare  (Alana, with dancers Emily, Lucy, Lucy, Annabelle & Emily) 2nd     Miaow (Emily, Lucy, Amelia, Ellie, with dancers Chloe, Emily, Alana ) HIGHLY COMMENDED Timber (Lucy, Emily, Amelia, Alana) Tambourines & Tequila (Emily, Lucy, Amelia, Alana) Pop Stars (Charlotte, Lucy & Charlotte) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… MABEL RYAN AWARDS 2013 image         Congratulations to Florence Allen, Daisy Cohen, Victoria Curness, Emily Galvin, Annabelle McEwen , Emily and Imogen Pohl, Alana Simons, Lucy and Sophie Webster, who danced beautifully on Saturday at the Cecchetti Ballet Awards on Saturday. Huge Congratulations must go to: Annabelle McEwen who was awarded a Commendation in a very strong class of 60 competitors in the Cecchetti Children’s Awards. Emily Pohl in a class of 47 was awarded Class Runner-up in the Junior Mabel Ryan Award. Emily Galvin in a class of 33 was awarded Class Runner-up in the Middle Mabel Ryan Award. We are so proud of you all. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

RUBY GINNER AWARDS 2013 Well done to all our pupils who took part in this year’s Ruby Ginner Classical Greek awards today (17th Nov). We are delighted to report the following successes:

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Commendations went to: Anna-Francesca Hammond,  Victoria Curness, Daisy Cohen, Charlotte Dear, Grace and Eloise Hardy. Highly Commended: Hanna Wright,Imogen Pohl, Alana Simmons and Lucy Jenkins

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Winners: winning their sections were Emily Pohl and Emily Galvin. Emily Galvin was also awarded the Kay Ball Joy of Dance award. Well done everyone, a really great day! ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………