Dance Workshops 14th October

Dance Workshops Saturday 14th October 2.00 – 5.10pm


Industry Professionals Mike Denman and Helen Cox lead workshops in Musical Theatre and Contemporary Dance. Click to download Flier/Booking Form or Information/Booking Form

There will be a Junior and Senior workshop in both Contemporary and Musical Theatre. Each Workshop will be 1½ Hours long and cost £15 each.

Pupils will be able to attend both workshops for their age group if they wish, as we will timetable accordingly.

Workshops will run between 2pm – 3.30 and 3.40 – 5.10pm.

Times as follows

Contemporary Dance       Juniors 2.00 – 3.30pm     Seniors 3.40 – 5.10pm

Musical Theatre Dance     Seniors 2.00 – 3.30pm     Juniors 3.40 – 5.10pm


MUSICAL THEATRE – Learn a routine from a Musical

Top West End performer Mike Denman will be coming to Buntingford to give our pupils a special Musical Theatre workshop!

Mike is a seasoned West End Professional and has performed up and down the UK in shows such as Matilda, Chicago and the Wizard of Oz and the Bodyguard.

Mike most recently starred as Don Lockwood in Singing in the Rain last Summer at the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage.


This workshop will be open to All pupils from Age 6 upwards.


CONTEMPORARY – Taster session in Contemporary Dance

Helen Cox is a Canadian choreographer and performer based in London. Current and previous teaching roles include the Royal Ballet School; Rambert School of Dance; New English Ballet Theatre and Central School of Ballet.

Her recent work ‘Double Pendulum (2017)’ premiered at Resolution festival at The Place in January and will tour in the Spring/Summer 2017 with performances at the Wandsworth Fringe Festival with Kaleidoscopic Arts Platform, The Bunker Theatre and AGITART Dance Festival in Spain.


This workshop will be open to those in Ballet and / or Modern – Grade 2 upwards. If you take only Street or Tap and are interested in this Workshop please talk to your teacher about the most appropriate workshop for you


Workshops for Junior and Senior Pupils are timetabled so pupils can join both workshops for their age group if they wish.


NEWSLETTER Summer 2017

Our latest Newsletter is now out.

This will be given out to as many people as possible in classes during the last week of term.

If you haven’t received it or have lost it, it is available to download here – Newsletter – Summer Term 2017

As well as pupil news and various forthcoming events, it has details of the forthcoming Musical Theatre and Contemporary Dance workshops with industry professionals Mike Denman and Helen Cox.

The booking form for Workshops is attached to the Newlsetters given out in classes and can be downloaded here – Click to Download BOOKING FORM Workshops 14th Oct

Places still available on our Summer Courses :- Information and Booking Form 2017

Summer Course 2017 – 3 Days 3 Shows

Back by popular demand!  ‘3 Days / 3 Shows’ – our highly popular summer holiday course will take place at Edwinstree School in Buntingford on Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st August, for children aged 5 – 16 yrs.  A flyer is attached with more details.
Courses cost £35 per day, £90 if your child signs up for all 3 days.
On previous courses we have had lots of fun presenting our own versions of popular musicals such as, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Annie, for parents to enjoy as performances at the end of each day.  This tried and tested format will remain the same this year, and specific details re. course content will be given nearer the time.
So, if after our show in April, your child has got that ‘performance bug’! then they are very welcome to come and join us for the chance to ‘tread the boards’ again!
NEW THIS YEAR:- Breakfast Club 9-10am for an additional £5 per day – bring your own breakfast.
A booking form is available to download below.  The course is open to everyone, not just pupils of BSD.  So why not bring a friend!?…

SHOW 1st/2nd April 2017 – Tickets now on Sale

“Studio to Stage” and “Dance your Way to Oz”


Tickets for our performances are now available online, by phone and in person from the Gordon Craig Theatre Performances

Saturday 1st April 4pm

Sunday 2nd April 1pm and 5pm

Tickets £14.50 concessions £1.50 off

Box Office Telephone: 01438 363200

Book online Theatre website


All other show information for pupils and parents is available on our website document page.


NEWSLETTER November 2016

Here is our latest newsletter, with more show info included. newsletter-autumnterm-2-2016
Please do take the time to sit with a cuppa and read it, and don’t hesitate to get back to us if you have any questions at all.
Further details on our Choreography Competition on 3rd December and information regarding Chaperoning for the Show can be found on our website documents page here… Website Documents Page

MacMillan Coffee Morning and Bring your Parents to Ballet – 1st October 2016

On Saturday 1st October we are Fundraising for MacMillan Cancer Care as part of their “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” event. dsc_1922

This year we will be combining the Coffee Morning at Freman College with “Bring your Parents to Ballet”  at both Freman College and URC Hall Ballet classes. 

No previous experience is needed to join in the ballet class so please come along and join in.

We would welcome donations of cakes/biscuits (no nuts) – please just bring them along on the day.

Full details for the day are summaraised below.

  • Saturday 1st October – ALL funds raised will go to MacMillan Cancer Support
  • Cake/Biscuit donations please (no nuts/products containing nuts)
  • Some Large Cakes will be available to buy as whole cakes
  • Bring your parents/grandparents/siblings to join in Ballet for all Miss Philippa’s and Miss Tash’s classes – no experience necessary
  • Donation for joining class – £3
  • Parents of senior pupils &  senior pupils who do not have ballet on a Saturday can join Grade 5 Ballet or a sibling’s class
  • Everyone joining in Ballet to wear comfortable to move in clothing and bare feet or ballet shoes, tutus and dressing up welcome
  • Mums, Dads, Grandparents, and siblings all welcome to join in and donate

We look forward to seeing you on the 1st October

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Summer Update July 2016

Term has now finished for the Summer. Summer Course flier 2016

Classes resume on Saturday 10th September. The timetable remains the same.

Summer Course:– We still have some places on our Summer Course 2016 – 30th/31st August & 1st September – for details click here


Singing’ In The Rain, The Gordon Craig Theatre:-Singin' In The Rain

Pupil Henry Eaglesfield will be performing in the ensemble of “Singin’ In The Rain” at the Gordon Craig Theatre from 16th – 27th August – For Tickets visit the Gordon Craig Theatre Website.