HIGHGATE BALLET SCHOOL YOUTH DANCE COMPANY Half Term Workshop
We have spaces for dancers ages 8+ in the Youth Dance Company who will be rehearsing this half term at the URC. The group is directed by Maddy Woolf, senior HBS teacher who founded YDC 10 years ago. Dancers perform bi-annually at the Christmas Show after ‘Carols in Pond Square’ and in June. Our next performance is on Sunday 30th June 2019 at Channing School’s Arundel Centre in Highgate village.
Get in touch to register for the half term course now: Tuesday 28th – Thursday 30th May 2019 from 10am -3pm daily at the URC. Fee: £240.00
SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE AT THE URC AUGUST 27TH – 30TH 2019
We are delighted to present our 11th annual Summer dance camp this August at the United Reformed Church. This will be four full days of dance including ballet, pointe, contemporary dance, choreography, jazz, body conditioning and more. Ballet as ever is the main focus but each year we welcome guest teachers in other styles of dance who look forward to teaching your children new skills! Children make new friends, get fit and learn new dance routines across the week, culminating in a performance on Friday afternoon for family and friends.
Children attend classes in groups suited to their ability.
The camp will take place from 9.30am – 3.30pm daily. Fee £240.00, £70/day, sibling discount. Ages 8-15, beginners welcome
Highgate Ballet School’s Saturday morning Choreographic Collective Group has been selected by the ISTD to participate in the U-Dance Festival at the South Bank, London, on July 20th and 21st 2019. Well done to Miss Maddy for creating a unique piece of choreography that caught the judges’ imagination and to the 12 girls for their excellent dancing:
Tilda Marriage Massey is dancing the part of Petrova in London Children’s Ballet production of ‘Ballet Shoes’ in July 2019.
Former HBS pupil Joe Tidswell, who has completed his vocational training at Elmhurst Ballet School is now dancing with the Serbian National Ballet and has gained a full time contract with Vanemuine Ballet Company in Estonia to start there in September. By coincidence, former HBS pupil Sayaka Nagahiro is also dancing with the Vanemuine Ballet Company. Good luck Joe!
Cecchetti Annual Choreographic Competition 10th March 2019 at Cecil Sharp House, NW1
This popular annual event showcases young choreographers ages 7 to 18 years old who present their own work to a audience and a panel of judges. This year we are delighted that Ella Kearney won the Susan Handy trophy overall for musicality, Lydia Antoniou and Georgina Bradley won the duet prize for both choreography and musicality in the senior section and Tilda Marriage Massey was awarded runner up for musicality in the solo middles section. Well done to all our girls we are extremely proud of you!
Ballet Exam Results December 2018
To all the dancers who took their ballet exams in December 2018! With a third of the candidates gaining Distinction and two thirds gaining Merit, this was a very high level of achievement for all our students, Well Done!
Cecchetti Annual Classical Ballet Competition: Mabel Ryan Awards 2018
Well done to the 16 dancers who took part in this annual competition held in London at the London Westminster College Theatre and Sadlers Wells in November. Congratulations to Rosa Slater who was selected for a commendation in the Cecchetti Children’s Awards, to Skye Kemsley who was Runner Up for Musicality in the Mabel Ryan Junior Awards and to Varya Kisselev who was commended in the Senior Mabel Ryan Awards!
External Performance and Associate Programmes 2018-19
London Children’s Ballet: Tilda Marriage Massey and Sophie Farkas
Joffrey Ballet School New York City USA: Abbi Johnson
Central School of Ballet: Sophie Farkas, Skye Kemsley and Tilda Marriage Massey
English National Ballet School’s Youth Dance Company: Zack Tidswell
London Studio Centre’s Saturday Associate Programme: Aoife Walter and Zack Tidswell
CAT at The Place: Tara Chu, Georgina Bradley and Edie Marriage Massey
Cecchetti Associates: Rebecca Marinelli and Naias Morgan
London Junior Ballet Associates: Lila McNamara
ENRICHMENT PROGRAMMES AT HIGHGATE BALLET SCHOOL
Friday nights at the URC: Advanced Performance Class
There are spaces in this weekly class aimed at senior level students (Grade 6+ taking two or more classes a week) who are looking to not only improve technique and presentation but also perform. Dancers in this class participate at the End of Season Showcases and selected external events, festivals and performances.
Ballet is what we do at Highgate Ballet School and a classical ballet dance group gives the dancers new goals to work towards, plus a sense of community and team spirit which in turn inspires them. It is a wonderful way for our girls to work together collaboratively.
To register for any of these classes or the company, please contact the school and sign up for a free trial class now!
New YouTube FILM ‘Ballet’s Secret Code’ ON ITS WAY FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT EVERYTHING CECCHETTI!
Online now! www.TheCecchettiConnection.com. Essays about Cecchetti, his life and famous Method of teaching.
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