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Ballet is one of the most demanding but also one of the most enjoyable dance forms ever created, providing benefits such as good posture, discipline and confidence building. We run Royal Academy of Dance Graded and Vocational classes encouraging the joy of movement in children from 3 years of age. We offer annual outings to the Royal Opera House, hold workshops and other dance related events.
Classes resume on Saturday 6th September.
Please look at the new timetable to check class times.
New Teen Ballet class Tuesday 6pm-7pm from 9th September.
Due to an increased demand from students who have discovered their inner dancer when they've started secondary school we are dedicating a new class to teenagers on Tuesday evenings. This new class will introduce ballet at a pace that enables students to learn technique and inspire those who are keen to know more about this wonderful dance form. Beginners are most welcome as experience is not required. Contact the office for further information
Lifeboat Fundraising News.
Well done to all, we raised £105.57 through second hand dance uniform sales. When replacing leotards etc at the beginning of term please remember to donate outgrown uniform to this worthy cause. The RNLI relies on donations. The nearest lifeboat station to us is the Tower Station which is on the Thames near Waterloo Bridge. It is one of the busiest stations in the country. Look out for it next time you're in London.
English Youth Ballet, August 2014
Two of our students successfully auditioned for the English Youth Ballet production of Giselle. Pascale Kann (grade 7, Intermediate) and Alexia Tsaioukkas (grade 5 and intermediate Foundation) took to the stage on 15th & 16th August at the Churchill Theatre Bromley. They danced beautifully and have really enjoyed the experience. Well done both of you.
BBC Proms Royal Albert Hall Thursday 28th August.
Cliodna Shanahan our wonderful pianist will be making her proms debut this summer. She will be playing the organ with the LPO in Holst - The Planets. Congratulations Cliodna!
Royal Ballet Company class Friday 3rd October
A group from the school will be visiting the Royal Opera House to watch company class, by invitation only.
Coppelia Workshop Saturday 25th October
Back by popular request our resident professional dancer Kayla Poulton ARAD will be conducting a Coppelia workshop on Saturday 25th October at the URC hall in the afternoon. This follows on from the inspiring Sleeping Beauty workshop Kayla conducted in October 2013. Further information will be available in September.
Photographs October 25th
We will be hosting a photographic session at the school in the morning of Saturday 25th October. A professional photographer will be taking individual photographs at the school. Booking will be required. Details will be available when we return in September.
Royal Academy of Dance Examinations
The provisional date for exams this coming term is Friday 21st November. Details to those involved are to follow.
Adult Ballet Tuesdays 8-9pm
Adult ballet is a great way to get toned, improve posture, coordination and connect with the inner dancer! If you danced as a child or student and are keen to dust of your ballet shoes again do come and join our friendly energetic group in Beckenham.
Congratulations to the Royal Academy of Dance Examination students who took grades One, Six and Seven in the Summer 2014 session. All were successful, 70% awarded Distinction. Congratulations to Alexia Tsaioukkas and Pascale Kann who successfully auditioned for the English Youth Ballet. Well done to Hannah Hutchins who is studying for the second year as a Junior Associate at the Royal Ballet School.