LOCKDOWN 2.0 RE -OPENING ON 3RD DECEMBER 2020!
Classes continue online during the month of November and nearly all follow our studio schedule. We are now planning to re-open on Thursday 3rd December and will extend the autumn term up until 19th December 2020 with all our studio classes LIVE again.
We continue to work closely with the admin at the Highgate United Reformed Church and Lauderdale House to make our LIVE classes covid compliant and maintain cleansing and social distancing policies for the safeguarding of pupils and staff.
As we anticipate further Lockdowns or Tiered Restrictions into 2021, and should we be forced to close on occasion, we will continue to offer online classes. Please contact Ros in the school office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To Lily Walker who has gained a place in the senior dance company on CAT at The Place in Euston, NW1.
To Marlene Bucher who continues as a Cecchetti Junior Scholar and Tilda Marriage Massey who continues as an Associate at Central School of Ballet, for 2020-21
Well Done to Zack Tidswell and Jessica Helfgott who have gained places on the Degree Course for Musical Theatre at London Studio Centre and Urdang respectively and started there in September 2020.
We want to congratulate both Rosa Slater and Iris Dickinson who gained dance places at Marylebone High School.
CONGRATULATIONS to all the students who passed their ballet exams which took place in March 2020 with a high number of Distinctions and Merits.
We are extremely proud of you all!
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.
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.
CECCHETTI CHILDRENS AWARDS 2019
We would like to congratulate Bella Lundgaard who won the Performance Award in the Cecchetti Children’s Awards Lower Junior Section Competition.
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