PERFORMANCE GROUPS AT HIGHGATE BALLET SCHOOL
If your child is interested in joining one of our performance groups read on…
HIGHGATE BALLET SCHOOL YOUTH DANCE COMPANY: Holiday Performance Group
Next Rehearsal Dates: Half Term holiday, Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th February 2020 10am – 3pm at the URC
Easter Holiday Dates: Monday 30th March, Tuesday 31st and Thursday 2nd April from 5-8pm
May Half Term: Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th May 2020 from 10-3pm
Arundel Centre at Channing School Performances: Sat 11th and Sunday 12th July 2020
For dancers who love to perform, create and rehearse in an inspiring environment, the Highgate Ballet School Youth Dance Company is for you!
The HBS YDC was formed in 2009 by senior staff teacher Magdalene Woolf as a special programme offering enhanced performance opportunities for enthusiastic dancers ages 8-16, which rehearses on selected days in half terms and on days leading up to performances.
Welcoming committed ballet and contemporary dance students who are already enrolled at the school, the Youth Dance Company performs original choreography in classical ballet, neo-classical ballet and contemporary styles with chances to perform throughout the year locally in Highgate and in performance spaces in London. This year Highgate Ballet School celebrates our 25 year anniversary and performances including the YDC will take place at Channing School’s Arundel Centre, in Highgate on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July 2020.
We do expect dancers who would like to take part in the 25th anniversary performances on 11th and 12th July this year to commit to attending at least 80% of the rehearsals scheduled.
POINTEWORKS: Advanced Performance Class, termly 1x week
This class is a performance oriented class for senior level students in Grade 6+ taking two or more classes a week, as the level demands dancing en pointe.
TUTUS AND TIARAS: Junior Performance Class, termly 1x week
Wednesday afternoons at the URC. This is a performance class for children in Grades 1-5 who want to perform.
CHOREOGRAPHIC COLLECTIVE termly 1x week
Directed by Maddy Woolf, this is the senior contemporary dance group open to advanced dancers only by invitation, which rehearses on Saturday mornings at 8am during term time at the URC. Dancers must be minimum age 12 and enrolled in 2 ballet classes a week.
HBS offers 2 levels of contemporary dance classes on Thursday evenings for ages 8-12 at 6.30 – 7.30pm and 12-16 from 7.30-8.45pm termly. Our contemporary dancers co-create choreography alongside their weekly training and perform in the seasonal showcases throughout the year.