Dance Showcase 13th May 2018 – Freman College

                         Dance Showcase 13th May 2018 2.00 – 5.15pm Freman College Hall

All Pupils of Buntingford School of Dance!

We are very proud of all our talented students! We would like to show off the hard work of each of our students, from the youngest in Baby Ballet through to the eldest who are dancing at vocational level.

Each class will perform a piece they have worked on recently in their classes, either for an exam or as part of a termly project.

 

We do hope you can come and watch!  CLICK HERE TO VIEW/DOWNLOADicket Info – Showcase 2018

 

We are really excited to be able to give each of our pupils another opportunity, in between our big biennial shows, to perform on stage for parents to enjoy. We have called this a ‘Showcase’ as it will be a short snapshot demonstration of what has been worked on over the last year, and the standard achieved for exams in which we again achieved a 100% pass rate!… rather than big costumed numbers. A performed ‘watching week’ if you like.

Each class will get the opportunity to perform on stage, in their regular class uniform, and it will be a chance for the younger students to watch, and be inspired by the Senior pupils, if they would like to.

 

Showcase Times:

2.00-3.00/3.15pm (younger students and lower grades)

4.00-5.00/5.15pm (older students and higher / vocational grades)

Details of the exact split of classes, between the 2 showcases will follow

Students will be not be chaperoned by us, but will sit in the auditorium in allocated rows in front of their parents, so they can watch. Students will not need tickets.

We need to cover the cost of hiring the venue together with staffing and administrative expenses, so there will be a nominal charge for tickets as follows;

£4.00 per person (17 yrs and over)

£2.00 per child (16 yrs and under) and OAPs

 

Tickets will be available initially as follows;

Sat 3rd March  9 – 11am @ URC Hall (via Zoe Eaglesfield)

Sat 3rd March  10 – 12am @ Freman College (via Lynn Briffett, in the gym corridor)

Tuesday 6th March  4.15 – 6.15pm @ Freman College (Via Zoe Eaglesfield)

Thursday 8th March – 4.00 – 6.15pm @ URC Hall

IMPORTANT

If your child will not be taking part we MUST BE INFORMED BY EMAIL TO BUNTINGFORDDANCE@BTINTERNET.COM ASAP. Thank you!

COMMERCIAL DANCE CLASS – Wednesdays 7.15 – 8.15pm URC Hall – Starting 17th January.

I’m really excited to say that we are trialling a NEW Commercial Dance Class! on Wednesday evenings. Commercial Dance is very popular at the moment, and is taught at all of the major vocational dance colleges, as it equips students with up to date and relevant dance skills and presents a wide range of employment options.

What is Commercial Dance?… Commercial dance encompasses a myriad of styles. This can include Street, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Contemporary. It is the type of dance seen in music videos, on the catwalk and at fashion shows, artist tours, advertising campaigns, corporate events, TV and film etc.

The class will be open to all those in School Year 10 and over.  It is the perfect way to lead on from our Street Classes, but for an older age group.  It will be taught by Miss Elloise, who Choreographed our wonderful ‘Tribe’ dance for the show.

The first class will be on Wednesday 17th January at the URC Hall at 7.15 – 8.15pm.  It is a trial class so it is FREE OF CHARGE.  The only thing we ask is that you spread the word and bring along friends who may be keen to have a go, as we will only be able to run the class going forwards if we have enough participants.

It promises to be fun, and energetic, and needs loads of ‘attitude’ (!) and I think it will be a very good way of relieving any exam stresses that may be building up!?…

Please let us know ASAP if you would like to be included in the trial class next week – click here to email us.  Please also ask anyone else who may be interested to email us in order that they can be included on the register.  Thank you.

I REALLY HOPE YOU ENJOY THE CLASS!

EASTER COURSES 5th/6th APRIL 2018

NOW BOOKING – Easter Courses 5th and 6th April 2018

Following the success of our Summer Holiday Courses, I am really excited to be able to send you details of plans for our NEW EASTER HOLIDAY CREATIVE DANCE DAYS!  Please do get in touch if you would like further information.  The course is open to everyone, whether a current pupil of BSD or not.  Why not come along with a school friend!?…

Download Information and Booking Form Easter 2018 to Complete and return to book places

Email to to make enquiries 

OR click here to download Easter Course 2018 Flyer

Children in Need and Choreography Competition

We have a couple of our popular events coming up in November, our Bring Mum & Dad to Classes days and our Choreography Competition. These events are both always a lot of fun for all who participate. Those not participating in the Choreography Competition are all invited to come along and support their friends, siblings and class mates.

Bring Mum & Dad, Friends and Siblings to Class £3/person

Saturday 11th & Thursday 16th November

All proceeds to Children in Need

We are also offering an extended trial period to any friends who join the class on this day –

Download full information below

Children In Need Mum & Dad to class

Children In Need Dance Classes Trial 2 – 5 year olds

Choreography Competition

Saturday 25th November 2.00 – 4.30pm approx – Freman College (a change to original advertised date)

This is a chance for pupils to get creative with choreography and costumes and put into practice things they have learned in their classes.

Entries welcome in all dance genres from all age groups- Choreographic competition Entry Form 2017.

All proceeds to the Costume Fund for the next show.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at these events.

Dance Workshops 14th October

Dance Workshops Saturday 14th October 2.00 – 5.10pm

MUSICAL THEATRE & CONTEMPORARY WORKSHOPS – SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER

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