We wish to congratulate two of our eight-year-old students who, on their first ever audition, have been accepted as Junior Associates at Elmhurst School for Ballet.
Elmhurst School for Ballet, in Birmingham (in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet) is one of the top ballet schools in the country. Each year, thousands of children from all across the country audition for places on this scheme.
This means that, in the last three years, we have had five of our students accepted on to this prestigious programme.
They will both continue to train with us alongside their classes in the Manchester region of the Elmhurst Associate programme.
We are absolutely thrilled to announce the wonderful news that one of our eleven-year-old students is able to follow her dreams. After two rigorous auditions, and a nail-biting wait, we are delighted to announce that she has just accepted a full-time place at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, (formerly Arts Educational) in Hertfordshire, with a scholarship.
She will begin there in September 2017, and will study specialist vocational dance training alongside her academic subjects.
The school has produced some of the top names in film, TV and show business, including Dame Julie Andrews, Daisy Ridley, Jane Seymour OBE, Jessica Brown Findlay, Lily James and Sarah Brightman.
Musicals (both West End and touring productions) are filled with their alumni, and students have gone on to illustrious careers joining companies such as The Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet and English National Ballet.
We will be so sad for her to leave (especially, after having taught her from the age of five, as an absolute beginner). However, she has always had a very special gift, which has been apparent since her very first lesson, and we are delighted that she is going to one of the top performing arts schools in the country.
Congratulations to one of our students who has just accepted her place on the Moorland International Ballet Academy's Intermediate Enhancement Programme.
She was also offered a place to attend the ballet school as a full-time residential student in September, but chose the associate programme which means she will continue to train with us alongside these associate classes.
The associate enhancement programme is run in conjunction with the Vocational Ballet Programme at Moorland School.