Thank you to each and every member of our online school for making 2023 so special. In 2023, we had dancers join us for our weekly online classes, courses and events from across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Italy, Malta, Romania, South Africa, China, Malaysia, Mexico, USA and Canada!
So many amazing memories from 2023 –
🔹 Our school’s 45th anniversary
🔹 Offered a full-time places at the Royal Ballet School, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and Elmhurst Ballet School
🔹 Successfully auditioned as a Royal Ballet School Mid Associate, Ballet Boost and on the Northern Ballet Centre for Advanced Training
🔹 Invited to take part in the Silver Swans Celebration Day 2023 at the Royal Academy of Dance headquarters. Our video was also featured as part of the Royal Academy of Dance’s World Ballet Day.
🔹 Offered places at Royal Ballet School Summer Intensive, Elmhurst Ballet School Summer Intensive and Joffrey Ballet School Summer Intensive, and attended multiple intensive courses without pre-selection/audition processes.
🔹 Worked with artistic roller skaters, ice skaters and gymnasts to enhance their routines and provide ballet training. They competed successfully across the UK and internationally, winning multiple championship titles.
🔹 Team GB selections for our Ballet for Sports
🔹 Successfully auditioned for Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty Dreams
🔹 Featured in Woman’s Weekly and Breathe Magazine
🔹 A fully-booked Silver Swans events for Silver Sunday and Age of Creativity Festival
🔹 All our dancers took classes with guest teachers and Q&A events and students attended external workshops with Birmingham Royal Ballet, Midlands Ballet Theatre and Northern Ballet.
🔹 Modelled professionally for Dancewear Central and appeared in their catalogue and Christmas campaign
🔹 Taught Silver Swans classes for the Royal Voluntary Service in their Virtual Village Hall and for Carers UK
🔹 Raised £755 for Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary
We're so excited for 2024!