We hope all our pupils and their families had a very Merry Christmas, and we send everyone our very best wishes for the New Year. As we celebrate our school's 40th Anniversary in 2018, we look back on the year and some of its incredible highlights:
It has been an amazing year for both the children's school and Silver Swans® and we look forward to returning to classes on Saturday 5th January 2019.
UPDATE: Congratulations as he has also been accepted on the prestigious Royal Ballet School's White Lodge Summer School 2019!
It was an honour for our school to appear as Day 4 in the Royal Academy of Dance's RADvent calendar on Facebook. The RAD have also created a news article on their website about our filming with Dame Darcey Bussell for her latest BBC documentary: Royal Academy of Dance News
We were thrilled to be featured in the Royal Academy of Dance's December e-newsletter sent to their teachers and members throughout the world.
On Thursday 6th December, we are on the front page, and also page 3 of the Bury Times.
On Saturday 1st December our Silver Swans class was featured as part of BBC Two's new documentary, Darcey Bussell: Dancing to Happiness.
You can watch it back here on BBC iPlayer: Darcey Bussell: Dancing to Happiness
We have also added a special page to our school website with behind-the-scenes photos from the day: Darcey Bussell: Dancing to Happiness documentary
One student, currently studying on the Classical Ballet course at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, is to appear in English National Ballet's production of Nutcracker at the London Coliseum. It is the second year that she has been cast in this production.
The other student, currently studying in his first year at Elmhurst Ballet School, has been cast in Birmingham Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker at the Royal Albert Hall in London. It is the second year that he has been cast in this production – last year, he successfully auditioned for this production while still a pupil at our school.