Surrey Dance School held their first Children’s Dance workshop on Friday 30th September at St Peter’s Hall.
We welcomed Jemma Girling, a professional ballroom and Latin teacher, choreographer and dancer who joined us for an evening, to teach a Waltz and a Cha cha to a full class of excited Strictly fans!
After warming up, we had lots of fun learning the basics of a waltz and I was extremely impressed with the concentration from all the children.
We then moved onto learning a Cha cha and practised putting arms and leg choreography together, as well as moving around the room! We packed a lot into an hour long dance class.
We are really excited that Jemma will be joining us again next month for a second ballroom and Latin dancing workshop, where we will learn some new moves, including a jive and the quickstep! What a great opportunity for our dancers to try something new and experience what it is like to learn like a ‘Strictly’ star! The next workshop will be held at St Peter’s Hall,Limpsfield,Oxted from 5-6pm on Friday 21st October.
Thank you to all who attended and made it such a fun dance workshop!
For the 2nd year running, Surrey Dance School were invited to dance at the Limpsfield Village Fete.
This year we performed two different routines. The first routine was danced by 15 pupils making up our Funky Feet Squad. They performed ‘Better When We’re Dancing’ to a very enthusiastic crowd and all of our dancers loved every minute!
We had a quick costume change for some of our dancers, before 25 of our little ballerina’s had a character to perform in our ‘Enchanted Garden’ performance. Our 3 fairies danced alongside graceful deer, beautiful birds, sassy foxes, cheeky squirrels, delicate butterflies and our adorable bunnies!
I’d like to say a big Thank You to the parents and pupils who were committed to rehearsals prior to the event. Our beautiful costumes, brilliantly made by Jenny, helped to create a lovely show at the fete.
With so many young dancers, it was lovely to have the opportunity to perform outside in front of a receptive local audience.
The children loved their costumes and dancing in front of a crowd, and I loved it too!
In May 2016, I launched our 1st annual event, The Surrey Dance School Awards!
The Awards were in the format of presentation classes, spread over 2 days.
Our guest adjudicator, Gaynor Harris, spent 2 afternoons observing and enjoying the children’s dance class demonstrations. I was very proud of all of my dance pupils who took part and especially our trophy and medal winners.
The Funky Feet Awards were given to: Ayana Patel, Alice Bennett, Alice Wood and Connie McMillan.
The Ballet Award winners were: Evelyn Callaghan, Isabelle Cheshire, Florence Butler-Merritt, Poppy Scott-Taggart, Sadie Chelba and Connie McMillan.
I really feel these events are beneficial for the dancers to showcase their syllabus work and to experience performing in front of adjudicators and audiences.
I had a lovely evening adjudicating Highgate School’s Ballet Department’s ( Highgate Ballet Academy) bi-annual ballet show on Saturday 13th July.
All the dancers looked beautiful in their tutu’s and they all danced with great intensity and focus. They were well rehearsed and it was clear to see they had worked very hard on their routines. I really enjoyed the show, which had dancers ranging from 4 years old to 16 years old. I had the privilege of presenting trophies to my award winners and it was a lovely to see how much it meant to these dancers.
I am excited to announce a new adult dance class, starting Thursday 16th April at Limpsfield Church of England Infant School.
The adult dance classes will cover a range of dance styles, including ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz and street dance. We will dance to a variety of music and the classes will be great for stretching, toning, co-ordination and general fitness.
All ages and levels are welcome – the main aspect is to have fun!
Please note, our adult dance classes will be at Limpsfield Church or England Infant School, A25 Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0EA.
The classes run in 6 week courses, with the first running Thursday 16th April – 21st May, 8pm-9pm. The cost is £45 per person.
Limited space is available in these adult dance classes, please email email@example.com to book your place.