EASTER DANCE WEEK 2016 GERMANY
Ten students travelled to Germany during the holiday for our annual Easter Dance Week. Classes included: Salsa, Video Clip, Hip Hop, Yoga and High Energy Jazz. The students stayed with host families near Frankfurt. Everyone had a wonderful time and we are looking forward to welcoming our new friends here next year for our
5th Easter Dance Week and German exchange.
A Christmas Collection
Well done everyone who took part and helped with our two matinee performances to sell-out audiences in December. We raised £1600 which has been divided between The Old School House, Leyburn and Reeth and Gunnerside Schools. A smaller donation has also been made to Reeth Memorial Hall. These are the venues that support our School of Theatre Dance classes throughout the year.
Congratulations to all RAD
Grade 8, Intermediate
and Intermediate Foundation students
who all gained Merits and Distinctions
in their examinations
Summer Showcase, Leyburn
Well done, Hannah Smith on being offered a place at
Once again, all students have been successful
in their Modern, Tap and Ballet examinations.
Pictured above, Janet Seymour (centre) with
the successful Adult Tap candidates who all
gained Distinction in their first tap exam.
Newly qualified Tap and Modern teacher
and former student, Charlotte Porter.
Mamma Mia Workshop
Two of our Leyburn students and two Reeth
students had lots of fun with the guys from the
Mamma Mia touring cast in Blackpool during the summer.
A World of Song and Dance
Memorial Hall Reeth
Friday 27th June, 7:30pm
Saturday 28th June 2:30pm and 7:30pm
PETER AND THE WOLF
Friday 6th June 7pm
to ISTD Tap and Modern students
who passed examinations
on passing Advanced 1 Tap
on passing Advanced 2 Tap
Classes in Leyburn from November.
Please see the
timetable page for details
to all Modern and Tap
exam candidates on passing your
exams in November
Isla Teasdale and Hannah Smith
RAD Intermediate Ballet
All students were once again successful in their Modern and Tap examinations,
gaining Merit and Distinction in both genres. Pictured below are 3 members of the
Lundberg family and 3 members of the Smith family who all gained
Distinction in all of their exams.
Former student, Charlotte Porter, currently studying to be a dance teacher, working with young pupils from the School of Theatre Dance for her
Modern Theatre teaching qualifications.
All students were once again successful in their
ballet exams in November.
The younger pupils (pictured below)
are enjoying the new work.
gained RAD Grade 6 and Intermediate Foundation exams within a week.
Congratulations to Emily Bearpark and Evie Lyons
on passing RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet
Spring Term 2013
Monday 7th January - Thursday 28th March
Please note new Ballet and Tap classes from January!
to Charlotte Porter on gaining RAD Intermediate Ballet
and Emily Hughes, Amy Lewis and Connie Smith on gaining their
RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet.
All students passed with Merit, maintaining the school's
100% examination success rate.
6th 7th July 2012
Some of the successful exam candidates with their
and Tap exams
taken with the
1 Tap exam
with a very
high Merit and
and to Holly
Porter who all
Award. Many of
took two exams
over the 2 day
DANCE WEEK AND
The third Annual Easter Dance Week with German Exchange took place in the week beginning 7th April 2012. Thirteen German students from Frankfurt am Main (including two boys) took part in the exchange enjoying classes in Drama, African Dance, Lindy Hop, Bollywood, Contemporary, Irish and Salsa. The classes were held in Reeth Memorial Hall, Low Row Institute and Muker Village Hall. As well as the classes, the students also enjoyed an afternoon swimming in Catterick, a visit to Hazel Brow Farm, a shopping trip to the Metro Centre and a farewell tea at the Dales Bike Centre in Fremington. In 2010 eleven German students from Janet Seymour's former school in Frankfurt stayed with current students from the School of Theatre Dance in Swaledale. Last year ten students from the School of Theatre Dance visited Frankfurt.