This afternoon, nine students enjoyed their very first workshop given by English National Ballet. The workshop was based on their current touring production of My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty.
The workshop took place on the stage of the Palace Theatre in Manchester.
The girls (aged 4-6) danced and acted the different characters in the story – they were also shown and had the opportunity to hold the tutus of Princess Aurora and the Bluebird. Even the parents were invited to join in and do a little bit of ballet on stage too!
A most enjoyable and informative afternoon was had by all!
Following our donation last week of £78.88 from the sale of second-hand shoes and small change, we have received a lovely letter from Greenmount Wild Bird Hospital.
They have had a large number of injured and orphaned baby birds coming in recently, and have been desperately raising funds to purchase additional heated tanks. If you go to their Facebook page, you can see some of the very tiny babies that have been rescued recently.
One of our students has successfully auditioned for a place as a Junior Associate at Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre.
Aged 11, she only started Ballet, Tap and Modern just over a year ago. She has worked incredibly hard and has also taken numerous exams (achieving high Distinctions in them all!) in the short time she has been dancing with us.
Her audition was a full afternoon of Ballet, Jazz, and Musical Theatre/Drama classes.
As a Junior Associate, she will continue her core training with us, but will attend JA classes on Sundays, studying Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Drama and Musical Theatre,
Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre is a highly-regarded full-time dance college (16+) that trains students in preparation for a career in Jazz/Musical Theatre. Past students have worked to great acclaim – credits including West End productions such as in Cats, Grease, West Side Story, Chicago, Miss Saigon, The King and I.
We have now been successfully training students in Bury for the last 38 years.
Besides all these many years of experience, we have a list of success stories that grows each year!