We want to congratulate both Rosa Slater and Iris Dickinson who gained dance places at Marylebone High School. We are extremely proud of you both – well done!
STOP PRESS! CHANGE OF START DATE AND MAY DAY BANK HOLIDAY 2020 DATE! Summer term start Friday 17th April 2020
This year the May Day Bank Holiday is taking place on Friday 8th May, which celebrates the 75th anniversary of VE Day, marking the end of the second world war in Europe. The summer term 2020 will therefore start on FRIDAY 17th APRIL 2020. Monday 4th May classes will take place as usual, this will not be a Bank Holiday.
CHOREOGRAPHIC COLLECTIVE TROUPE PERFORM AT THE ISTD BURSARY AWARDS & ISTD RE-BRANDING EVENT
Following their success at the South Bank U-Dance Festival in July 2019, our Senior Contemporary Dance Troupe, the HBS Choreographic Collective were invited to headline the ISTD Annual Bursary awards at The Place Theatre in London on Sunday 16th February and represented both Cecchetti ballet and contemporary faculties at the ISTD re-branding event at the Barbican Centre on Tuesday 18th February. Congratulations to Maddy Woolf and the dancers for reworking the showstopping piece, ‘Landmark’ that showcased the multifaceted talents of our dancers! You can read about the Choreographic Collective in an article published in the ISTD magazine which features on the HBS noticeboard at the URC.
CHRISTMAS NUTS AND OTHER SUITE THINGS
Our Christmas Performance this year took place on Wednesday 11th December at 7.30pm. Congratulations to all the dancers for a wonderful show and thank you to our backstage helpers and crew!
Look out for photos on our Instagram and Facebook pages!
To Bella and Tilda who have successfully auditioned for the London Children’s Ballet 2020 production of Anne of Green Gables!
To Amyas who has successfully auditioned for the Cecchetti Associates new Young Associates Class, beginning January 2020.
And to Jessica Helfgott, who has auditioned successfully for vocational training at the Urdang Academy’s Musical Theatre Dance Degree Programme and starts there in September 2020.
MABEL RYAN 2019
We would like to congratulate all of our pupils who took part in the Mabel Ryan Awards on 16th and 17th November at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells. The weekend was filled with beautiful performances from all our pupils and we are very proud of each and every one who took part. I am delighted to report that in the Lower Juniors Bella won the Cecchetti Associates prize, the ‘Joy of Dance’ Award and in the Juniors and Middles section, Sara and Ellie were commended.
Summer term 2019 Exam Results
Well Done to all the HBS dancers who passed their ballet exams in the summer term. Results were very good indeed! Every candidate passed with 35% gaining Distinction, 56% gaining a Merit and 9% gaining a pass.
* Our Autumn term ballet exams for some students, will take place on Saturday 14th December 2019 *
HBS CHOREOGRAPHIC COLLECTIVE!
U-Dance Festival at the South Bank, London SE1, July 20th and 21st 2019
Well done to the dancers in HBS’s elite contemporary troupe, the Choreographic Collective, who auditioned successfully in the spring to take part in the U-Dance Festival at the South Bank Centre on 20th and 21st July 2019. The weekend was filled with dance workshops and performances involving selected dance troupes from across the UK. The highlight for us in the audience was to see them perform on Saturday night at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The Choreographic Collective danced again their dramatic and highly charged piece ‘Landmark’ which was co-created by the dancers and their teacher Miss Maddy. It was an unforgettable event by all accounts and we hope that they will have more opportunities to take part in this festival in the future. You can view the live performance in full from the festival below:
Enjoy dancing everyone! We love what we dance at Highgate Ballet School!
Julie Cronshaw and Staff, Highgate Ballet School