The Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition is the Royal Academy of Dance's flagship annual event.
The competition is one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world, attracting the finest young dancers trained in the RAD syllabus, from around the globe.
Centrals alumna student @lucie_ballet_xx was a semi finalist and it was our absolute pleasure and delight to watch her dancing in specially choreographed piece by Valentino Zucchetti.
This year's panel of judges includes: Dame Darcey Bussell, Aaron Watkin and Amanda Britton.
An amazing evening watching the up and coming stars ⭐️ huge congratulations to all who competed and of course this years winners.
What a star ⭐️ you were truly fantastic. Massively proud teachers and you should be so proud of yourself Shayla.
Hard work pays off. A wonderful evening out watching our student perform on the west end… again!
Amazing xxxxx 💫
SUPER STAR Absolutely blown away!! Oh my goodness, proud doesn’t even come close. We had the absolute pleasure to go and see Central student Shayla playing a lead role on the West End! We are truly delighted for her. Shayla went through a tough audition process to land the role of Jane Banks in Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward theatre. Last night we were blown away, playing such a huge part on a massive stage, singing solos, dancing, acting, honestly, we couldn’t have been more proud. She absolutely smashed it! Shayla is so deserving of this amazing role, having always worked so hard, being dedicated and driven to make her dream come true. Her talent absolutely shone on that stage.
Massive congratulations . Central student Olivia has successfully auditioned and attained a place at the Classical Ballet Academy at Tring Park. We are so proud and delighted for her. Can’t wait to hear all about it. How fabulous does she look in her new tracksuit. CBA is designed to discover talented girls and boys aged between 8-16 years and provide them with a high level of pre-vocational classical training. The programme complements the student's individual training with their regular ballet school and gives them an opportunity to work with other talented children who share the same goals and ambitions to have a career in dance. Absolutely wonderful news xxxx
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