We were delighted to hear that 'Darcey Bussell: Dancing to Happiness' (originally aired on BBC Two in 2018), featuring our Silver Swans ballet classes has been sold to American Public Television (APT). APT is the largest syndicator of television programmes in the United States. We look forward to hearing when it will be aired in America.
Two of our students have been performing in professional productions this Christmas and New Year:
Following our event as part of Silver Sunday UK 2019, we were honoured to be asked to write a guest post for Silver Sunday UK, which you can read here:
It has been a fantastic year for both the children's school and Silver Swans® and we look forward to returning to classes on Monday 6th January 2020.
It was a lovely surprise to receive our January-April 2020 edition of the ISTD magazine and see our students prominently featured. This magazine is sent quarterly to qualified dance teachers all across the world with a readership of approximately 20,000.
Photos of two of our students appeared in the magazine representing the Imperial Classical Ballet faculty.
Well Done and thank you to everyone for raising £79.00 towards the defibrillator fund!
On Sunday 8th December, we held our annual Silver Swans® Christmas Party. In spite of a lot of illness, we still had a fantastic attendance of 66 Silver Swans aged 55-85.
This term, each of our six Silver Swans® classes have been learning a dance from The Nutcracker – Spanish Dance, Arabian Dance, Russian Dance, Chinese Dance, Dance of the Reed Pipes and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
As it was a Christmas Party, everyone dressed up in a costume that matched their dance. As a surprise, we welcomed narrator Chris Terry, who take us on a magical journey through the story of the Nutcracker. We also had a super buffet to finish the day and prizes for the best costumes!
At the party we held a Tombola and Raffle which raised £357.88 towards a defibrillator for Blackford Bridge United Reformed Church.
They both thoroughly enjoyed the morning!