4 AMAZING UPPER SCHOOL OFFERS👏 Central student Lucie has had a super tough decision to make having received 4 fabulous upper school offers after a very challenging audition year! After a difficult decision she has accepted a place at Elmhurst Ballet School. We are absolutely delighted for you! Having taught you since you were a tiny 2year old we are going to miss you so so much. Your hard work and dedication has been rewarded and we can not wait to see how your future develops. Stay in touch xx. Posted @withregram • @lucie_ballet_xx I’m very excited to announce after a hard audition process and a long 2 week deliberation over upper school offers, I have decided to accept my place at @elmhurstballetschool and I will be attending in September 2021, starting my 3 year intensive training in Birmingham and I am soooo excited!! I would like to thank @centraldanceschool for helping me discover my love for ballet and personally supporting me for 12 years!! You have been like a second home to me since the age of 2 and I can’t imagine life without you all thanks for helping me grow as a person and dancer over my life I’m really going to miss you 😢 I’d like to thank my amazing, wonderful mum @appihoward I am SOOO grateful to you for supporting me with whatever happens in life and constantly going far out of your way to help me achieve my dreams you are my ultimate mumager I can’t thank you enough for all the things you have done for me I love you so much!💕. Photo: Thank you Jon @jonraffouldancephotography for this amazing shot so grateful for your help!
Following what can only be described as the most difficult of years for auditioning Beth has been offered places at Laine Theatre Arts, London Studio Centre, Italia Conti Academy and Tring Park. We are beyond proud 😀 After lots of deliberation she has accepted a boarding place at Tring Park and has received a full sponsorship for the first year!! Beth will be starting in September studying the Musical Theatre Course along side 3 A-levels. You are going to be hugely missed by your teachers and peers but we are absolutely delighted for you. Promise to stay in touch and we look forward to seeing what the future brings for you ❤️ ✨congratulations ✨
So proud of the beautiful Georgie Loader . More audition success 😃 Georgina has been offered a place at the Urdang Academy on the one year foundation course in dance and musical theatre. Audition processes this year have been challenging and we are absolutely delighted for our students. They have overcome so many obstacles and now our gcse and a level ladies get to enjoy some down time with the exams finally done. Huge congratulations to you George.
Congratulations MORE student success 😀We are absolutely delighted for Advanced student Fran Mountney who has been offered a place at Performers College, Birmingham for the 3-year BA (Hons) Musical Theatre and Dance degree. After such a tough year and an audition process like never before our students have achieved so much and we are beyond proud of them. Such a fabulous achievement, we are going to miss you but can’t wait to hear about your course. Make sure to come visit us xx
WHAT CAN WE SAY - ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM!!!
Thank you to our entire team as well as our students and their families who trusted us to move from studio to our on line virtual classes, to everyone who rearranged their home spaces and took their classes so seriously through thick and thin. We would like to thank all teachers who offered their time and effort in making our online classes so unique, caring, engaging, personalised, attentive and professional. It was hot, it was hard work , over 14 weeks together we delivered 25 dance classes and 36 drama classes per week. We were joined by students from London, Wolverhampton, Cornwall, Ireland, The Lake District and Greece
March Ballet Exams 2020
Students from Primary to Advanced 1 were able to take their ballet exams despite lock down. The Royal Academy of Dance agreed to accept recordings and with the help of All Media works who kindly lent equipment, free of charge, we were able to film the exams, just in time. We had to wait until July for the results however we are so proud and delighted for our students who all achieved outstanding marks, in difficult times. CONGRATULATIONS t
Lucie was with London Children's Ballet - the canterville Ghost performing last week performing Thursday - Sunday at the Peacock Theatre.
Lucie had been in the theatre rehearsing for two days and it was very exciting when Lauren Cuthbertson came to see all the dancers in the dressing room!
Cannot wait to hear all about it
Intensive Dance Course
Alana Marland-Brown, Hannah Cope and Alice Keely were invited to attend a two day Intensive Easter dance course at the Centre Pac
We hope they had an amazing time with this wonderful opportunity
Cannot wait to hear all about it
Having attended a course at the Royal Academy, Robert Eager was awarded a prize of a weeks free summer course and invited to an evening with the RAD. Celebrating and Inspiring the next generation of male dancers at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hyde Park.
CONGRATULATIONS Robert, so proud
EAST ENGLAND BALLET AWARDS 2017
Congratulations to Sophie, Tilly, Beth & Yasmin who competed in the East England Ballet Awards. A special congrats to Scarlett for receiving Highly Commended in the Advanced category.
EAST ENGLAND BALLET AWARDS 2016
Congratulations to all our dancers who competed at the Royal Academy Of Dance East Of England Ballet Awards, hosted at Central. You all performed beautifully and we are very, very proud.
Special Congratulations to Lucie Apicella-Howard, Runner-Up in the Grade 3 & 4 class, 69 67. and to Scarlett Mann, who received a Class Commendation in the Inter & Advanced section.
MESSAGE FROM LORIAN KURZWEIL
My name is Lorian, I am 21 and a former student of Central. This July, I graduated from the BA (Hons) Ballet Education course at the Royal Academy of Dance, a course which has helped me explore my love of ballet. During the last year, I have completed my 13,000 word dissertation — about the role of gender within ballet — and have been assessed on pieces from Swan Lake, Balanchine's Apollo, Sleeping Beauty and A Midsummer Night's Dream. I also had the opportunity to perform at Move It! Festival 2016 which was so exciting as I have missed performing for a big audience. My course has also involved completing several dance teaching place- ments, including Central. The best thing Award of Degrees 2016 I am delighted to inform you that the University of Bath confirmed the recommendation of the Royal Academy of Dance Undergraduate and Postgraduate Board Of Examiners. that you should be awarded a BA in Ballet Education with First Class Honours. A transcript showing full details of marks achieved for each level of your studies and for the award itself is enclosed.
Award of Licentiate of the Royal Academy Of Dance The RAD Awards Board of Examiners on 6 July 2016 made the recommendation that you should be awarded the Licentiate of the Royal Academy Of Dance (LRAD) with Distinction. A transcript showing full details Of marks achieved for each level Of ur studies and for the award itself is enclosed. about my degree course has been the opportunities it has opened up for me, most of all that in August this year I will be flying over to Shanghai, China to begin teaching ballet full-time at the Conservatory of International Style and Cultural Arts (CISCA). The prospect of moving to the other side of the world by myself for my first real job is extremely daunting, but opportunities like this are too good to say no to. Studying at the RAD has given me a unique advantage in that I can travel around the world to share what I have learnt over the last 3 years, since RAD ballet is practiced worldwide. I have been warned that China will be a big culture shock compared to the UK, but I am ready for a big adventure that starts with me jumping in at the deep end. Of course, I hope to come back and see you all again soon! If anybody would like to ask me about my experiences then feel free to find me on Facebook!
Lorian receiving her 1st class degree from Darcy Bussell. and teaching in Shanghai.
STAR TAP AWARDS
Well done to all the girls who competed at the ISTD Star Tap Awards at the Hawth Theatre, Crawley. It was a tough competition! We hope you enjoyed the experience and left feeling inspired.
What a wonderful summer Beth has had, two truly amazing experiences. Firstly performing in the Australian Ballet Company's production of Swan Lake at the London Coliseum. Then in August, after a week of rehearsing, performing with the Bolshoi Ballet, in their production of La Corsaire at the Royal Opera House.
Out of hundreds Francesca successfully auditioned to perform in the summer production of the Secret Garden in the West End. the Secret Garden 27 July - 31 August Ambassadors Theatre How thrilling, can't wait to see the photos.
CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR AT THE BRENTWOOD CENTRE
Members of Chelmsford Ballet Company including students from Central* performed exerts from their forthcoming production of Sleeping Beauty, in the Hutton & Shenfield Choral Society's Christmas concert.
Scarlett Mann as Princess Aurora Charlotte Abbott as Crystal Fountain Victoria Abbott in the Garland Waltz.