While in lockdown, we have been providing Silver Swans® classes in the Royal Voluntary Service's Virtual Village Hall.
It was an honour to find out that our school was mentioned on BBC Radio Manchester this week for its involvement in the Virtual Village Hall.
You can listen here at 1:17:50:
She has continued to work on the multiple modules, including being assessed on the activation of muscle memory for turnout, adage, allegro and batterie, a deep understanding on the extension of PBT exercises and correcting faults. She was also assessed on her anatomical understanding including amendments required to each exercise for differing body types for safe dance practice, and the muscle groups that assist each movement.
Miss Johanna is now only one of a handful of teachers in the UK to hold her Level 2 certificate, and is the only Level 2 certified teacher in Manchester.
Today marks two years ago since we welcomed Dame Darcey Bussell to our dancing school for her to film her BBC Two documentary 'Darcey Bussell: Dancing to Happiness'.
In 2020, lockdown might have stopped our Silver Swans® from meeting in person, but we're still dancing to happiness over Zoom!
You can see behind the scenes photos from this memorable day back in 2018 here
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Therefore, today in our online classes, parents were treated to a special performance of their child's examination work before they move up into the next grade. By doing this, it brought about a sense of performance for all the students and gave a feeling of completion for the grade.
Everybody danced beautifully and we're just so proud of everyone's work ethic throughout lockdown.
Congratulations to two of our Silver Swans® who featured in Matthew Bourne's New Adventure's latest YouTube film, featured on their social media channels.
Following a series of online workshops with the company, the video was filmed in lockdown using Zoom. The short film was created in response to Matthew Bourne's #PlayWithoutWords.
We also love this grid of images that was sent in a recent Dancewear Central newsletter, featuring three of our students:
Image: Dancewear Central