We were thrilled to be invited by the Royal Academy of Dance Australia to contribute to an article, all about our involvement in the RAD's Silver Swans: Side By Side initiative.
It was very special that they chose to feature this article on their website and social media on the International Day of Older Persons 2021.
You can read the article here:
On Sunday 3rd October 2021, join us for a FREE online one-hour Silver Swans® ballet class, specifically designed for the over 55s. Our event is suitable for absolute beginners and has been specially adapted for a smaller home environment.
Silver Swans® is an initiative of the Royal Academy of Dance. Following research into dance practice for older learners, the gentle Silver Swans® classes are specially designed for the over 55s to help improve mobility, posture, co-ordination and energy.
Our free event is open to anyone from across the UK and abroad.
To register for our event and receive your Zoom link, please email us.
Our students are modelling teen and children's dancewear from some of the biggest brands, including Bloch, Basilica Dancewear, Grishko, Roch Valley Dancewear, So Danca, Wear Moi, Intermezzo, Capezio, Freed of London and Ballet Rosa.
The catalogue contains some beautiful photography, dance class essentials, brand new dancewear collections, dance features and exclusive interviews.
You can order your free catalogue from: https://www.dancewearcentral.co.uk/request-a-catalogue-i295
Congratulations to everyone who entered our Creative Craft Competition this summer. We were so overwhelmed by the standard and number of entries we received. We could see the time and care everyone had taken in their ballet-themed craft entries.
Our school is now closed for the summer break, with classes resuming on Monday 13th September.
Emily, at The Hammond School, has been awarded two prizes:
- Year 7 Dancer Award
- Gold Award for exceptional work, effort, commitment and kind and helpful behaviour during the academic year 2020/2021.
And Denis, at The Royal Ballet School (White Lodge), has been awarded two prizes:
- Year 9 Artistic Prize for Progress and Endeavour
- Performance Prize from the Music Department (plus Denis has also passed his Grade 8 Violin with a Distinction this year!)
Huge congratulations to them both on these incredible awards – they have both worked so hard, and with such dedication, in what has been a difficult year with multiple lockdowns and periods of online learning.