SPRING AND SUMMER TERM 2019 Dates:
Spring Term 2019:
Monday 7th January – Saturday 30th March 2019 11 weeks
Half Term: Monday 18th – Saturday 23rd February 2019 (no classes)
Summer term 2019:
Tuesday 23rd April – Monday 15th July 2019 11 weeks (except for Mondays, 10 weeks owing to Easter BH Monday on 22nd April)
May Day Bank Holiday Monday: 6th May (no classes, replaced on 15th July)
Half Term Monday 27th May – Saturday 1st June (no classes)
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
National Youth Ballet 2018: Tilda Marriage Massey
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.
HIGHGATE BALLET SCHOOL YOUTH DANCE COMPANY
Maddy Wynne – Jones has spaces for dancers aged 8-16 who take 2 ballet classes per week or more, in her Youth Dance Company. Based in Highgate, rehearsals for performances throughout the year take place during half terms and holidays. Dancers learn how to work in a professional environment with guest choreographers and gain a unique insight into the world of the professional dancer. The company is divided into junior, middle and senior groups and the season finale takes place in a local theatre in June each year. Contact the school or Maddy directly on email@example.com for more details.
To register for any of these classes or the company, please contact the school and sign up for a free trial class now!
TEACHING FILM ON ITS WAY FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT EVERYTHING CECCHETTI!
online now! www.TheCecchettiConnection.com. All about Cecchetti, his life and famous Method of teaching. With tips on technique and how to do those infamous combinations plus essays on aspects on teaching and principles of classical ballet
GYROKINESIS ® CLASSES
GYROKINESIS ® is a system of exercises created by former dancer and gymnast Juliu Horvath, for maintaining health and well being using fluid movements that gently stretch and strengthen the whole body, relieving pain, improving joint mobility, posture, physical skills, balance, coordination and spatial awareness.
Julie Cronshaw is qualified to teach GYROKINESIS ® following certification in the Level 1 Teacher Training Course. Classes are also taught by guest teacher Angelo Zanfardino.
GYROKINESIS ® is a registered trademark of GYROTONIC ® Sales Corp and is used with their permission.
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Julie Cronshaw and Staff, Highgate Ballet School