Rainbow Awards 2017

 

Well done everyone who participated in the Rainbow Awards this year, we thoroughly enjoyed watching you perform. 

We had some fantastic results this year with 3 Highly Commended, 29 Honours and 29 Distinctions, 15 of which were 90% or over. 

 

 

Beauty and the Beast 2017

 

Congratulations to Bethan, Charlie, Connor, Fran, Maisy, Skye and Sophia D who have all been accepted into the Junior Chorus at South Hill Park, in their production of Beauty and the Beast. 

 

The SHP production is always great for families and we look forward to supporting our students there. 

 

BBO Scholars Scheme

 

We have had an extremely busy term and the successes keep streaming in. 

 

Following a successful audition sveeral of our students have been accepted onto the BBO Scholars Scheme. 

 

Congratulations to Duncan, Florence, Skye and Sophia H who have all been awarded places on the Junior course, while Zoe joins Bethan on the Senior Jazz course. 

 

Look out for our students in Pantomime this year

 

Duncan will be performing the role of Michael in Imagine Theatre's production of Peter Pan at the Hexagon in Reading. 

 

We are thrilled for Duncan to have his first taste of professional work. 

We hope many of you will spot him as he flies across the stage. 

 

BBO Summer 2017 Exam successes

 

Our first BBO exam session was extremely successful.

 

The students all thoroughly enjoyed their exams and came out smiling. 

 

The results brought more smiles to our faces with 

 

8 Merits and 8 Distinctions.

 

Five students gained marks of 90% or higher. Outstanding!

 

Royal Ballet School Junior Associate Acceptance

 

Congratulations to Sophia who was awarded a place at the Royal Ballet School on their Junior Associate programme. 

 

Sophia was one of over 1000 applicants for these coveted places and was thrilled to be chosen. 

 

All England Dance Regional Finals 2017 Successes

 

We have had a record number of dances performed at the Regional Finals this year. 

Our dancers all performed so well and many were rewarded with medals. We won 22 gold, 9 silver and 15 bronze medals. 

 

Our dancers qualified 11 solos, 2 duets, 1 quartet and 2 groups for All England National Finals in July. 

 

 

ISTD Classical Greek Dance Finals 2017

 

All of our dancers danced beautifully at the Finals and there was fantsatic news for Zoe who was placed 3rd in her section. 

 

Zoe was also awarded the trophy for technical accuracy. This trophy was awarded for the most accurate dancer of the entire day. 

 

 

BBO Vocational exam successes April 2017

 

Congratulations to our students who took vocational ballet exams this term. 

 

All three students gained Distinction. 

 

Well done girls!

 

 

 

 

 

ISTD Classical Greek Dance Festival 2017

 

It was our first oppoortunity to perform at the ISTD Greek Dance Heats this year and with only 6 entries we qualified 4 of them to the Finals in May. 

We are very proud of the commitment of these students and their performances at the Heats. 

 

Former student Emma in BBC Young Dancer 2017

 

Emma was one of 10 ballet students to reach the semi-final in the ballet section of the BBC Young Dancer Award this year. 

Emma appears in the teaser trailer and also in the Ballet Final programme along with fellow students Uyu and Oscar also training at Ballet West in Scotland.  

 

 

 

Photography by Johan Persson

 

Tilehurst Eisteddfod 2017

 

We are finishing the qualification season with Tilehurst festival where everyone danced beautifully. 

We only had a few entries, but they have all achieved very highly indeed. 

Wonderful news for Sophia who was chosen by the adjudicator to be one of only 6 students to compete in the Junior Bursary. 

Students awarded further training at Royal Ballet School's White Lodge

Former students Max and Raffaello have been awarded a further years training at the prestigious Royal Ballet School. Each year the students are assessed and hold out their hopes that they will be offered another years training.

We look forward to seeing them both perform in the School's Performance at the Royal Opera House, Covent              Garden in July. 

 

 

Royal Berkshire Festival 2017

 

The school achieved a record success at the Royal Berkshire Festival of Dance this year. With over 100 dances qualifying for the All England Dance Regional Finals in May. 

The children all danced beautifully and made us all so proud of them. 

 

Students perform in South Hill Park's Cinderella

 

Several of our students were chosen to perform in Cinderella this year. The pantomime had great reviews and broke box office records yet again. 

Our students sang and danced their hearts out in the Junior Chorus with Connor being chosen as Dandini this year. Well done everyone. 

 

Fantastic fund raising efforts at the Christmas Party

 

We are happy to announce that the Christmas Party raised a further £150 towards our mirror fund, which will enable us to purchase another mirror for our classes. 

 

 

RAD examination day November 2016

 

Great exam results again this term with 8 Distinctions and 7 Merits. Congratulations to everyone. 

 

 

 

RAD examinations July 2016

 

Huge congratulations to our RAD examination students. With 12 Distinctions and 7 Merits we are very proud of all of you. 

 

 

Woodley Carnival 2016

 

Allied entered into the carnival spirit this year, with a stand where our dancers performed for passers by. 

Our barn dancers in the walking procession danced the entire 3 hour route. Well done to them, it must have been exhausting. 

And finally, we performed several of our show numbers in the arena to a huge crowd. 

We can't wait to get involved again next year. 

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