It's not too late to enrol for our new term, with online ballet classes available for boys and girls aged 4-18 years old.
Our school has been established in Bury for 42 years and since lockdown, our online training has ensured that each student still receives professional, technical tuition of the highest standard.
Here is a short video on Facebook featuring some of our Junior students, showing that online ballet classes haven't been a barrier to continuing with their dance training:
Despite all the difficulties 2020 has presented, we are fortunate to have some wonderful memories. We have had students accepted into full-time ballet schools, students accepted into junior/mid-associate ballet programmes, competition successes and multiple students modelling for Dancewear Central. Back in Feburary, we had five students and Silver Swans® performing in Swan Lake Dreams at the Birmingham Hippodrome. For our Silver Swans®, we've hosted Silver Swans® ballet classes for Full Circle at the Oldham Coliseum in Feburary, hosted multiple online Silver Swans® classes for the Royal Voluntary Service, and Miss Johanna was honoured to be asked to co-present a meeting with the Royal Academy of Dance's Artistic Director, Gerard Charles, for all Silver Swans® licensees.
As 2021 takes us into our 43rd year, we look forward to returning to online classes on Saturday 9th January – we can't wait to see you all!
Please note that we are now closed for Christmas and re-open on Saturday 9th January 2021.
Merry Christmas to Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary from all at the Janet Lomas School of Dancing in Bury. Thank you for all you do and we hope that the staff and the animals enjoy a wonderful Christmas.
UPDATE: We have now raised £488 for Bleakholt!
We are very proud to announce that Miss Johanna has been working hard while in lockdown, and has now passed her Level 3 Progressing Ballet Technique certification. Level 3 is the highest level of Progressing Ballet Technique certification attainable.
To achieve this, Miss Johanna had to have already gained her Level 1 and Level 2 certifications and she was examined on excellence in correcting faults, understanding and working with different body types, planning of rehabilitation with PBT, planning PBT class plans and also the understanding of the fascia and how it assists the body.
Miss Johanna is now only one of a handful of teachers in the UK to hold her Level 3 certificate, and is the only Level 3 certified teacher in Manchester.
There is a lovely little mention of our Silver Swans® beginners ballet classes in this article by the Royal Voluntary Service.
Our Silver Swans® licensee, Johanna, has been teaching monthly online Silver Swans® ballet classes in the Royal Voluntary Service's Virtual Village Hall since the start of the first lockdown earlier this year.