Danceworks News Spring into Summer
We've had an action packed few months, with events, exams, performances and festivals!
We were delighted to host an event with the Northern Ballet, who spent an afternoon with us teaching ballet workshops for our littlest dancers exploring the fairy tale ‘Goldilocks and the three bears'.
In May, a team of 46 Danceworks students took to the stage at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, as part of Pasha's newest show "Dance The Night Away". Our dance team, aged 8-18 years was led by Liz Saunders and put on a great performance alongside Pasha's professional dancers.
In April, Danceworks took part in the Capacity Dance Festival held at National Star Centre, with choreography by Eloise Brookes. We performed a contemporary style routine alongside many other local dance schools at this brilliant evening of inclusive dance.
Sophie Jackson auditioned successfully for the Midlands Ballet theatre UK, and will commence performances with them next year.
Amelia Kendall has achieved a place on the Elmhurst Young Dancers Programme and also auditioned successfully for the Royal Ballet Midland Associates.
We had some great successes at the Cheltenham festival this year, including the following placements..
Amelia Kendall gold in ballet solo (pictured)
Olivia Cresswell silver in drama monologue.
Alyssa Hartley bronze in poetry reading and silver in drama monologue.
Amelia Kendall also took gold in ballet solo at the recent Tewkesbury Festival
Laura Bishop, our drama/musical theatre teacher and student Olivia Cresswell both performed in the CODS production of Annie, at the Everyman Theatre, and enjoyed standing ovations each evenings after a great show!
We have several performances approaching over the summer months, please do come and support us! Firstly we will be performing at the Bishop's Cleeve Street Fair, Sunday 11th June. This is always a great day out for all the family with so much going on throughout the village. We will be performing twice, outside the Tythe Barn during the afternoon.
We will also be performing at the Fiesta in the Park, in Montpelier, on Saturday 1st July during the afternoon. This is another fantastic event with Montpelier Gardens absolutely packed with live performances, along with fair, stalls and food!