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Summer School 2018

The last week in July saw 42 children and students from as far away as Sydney Australia have a great week. The theme was The Greatest Showman. Routines and songs were learnt. A huge banner made in art and craft. A day trip to Covent Garden in London. On the last day, parents and friends came and watched the fruits of the week’s labour.

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My Favourite teacher

Jasmine Dotiwala, one of Sara’s very first students, a Producer at MTV, has her own Radio show and travels the world to interview  the stars of music and screen has declared Sara Ridley (nee Halder) her favourite teacher!

Excellent Training…

Sara, I went to my tutorial for movement and my teacher was so impressed. She said she can see that my body has had an excellent training and that being able to move comes naturally and that I can apply everything I have learnt from being a dancer to having a free body in acting.

She said that although she never does this in the first year, she has given me a FIRST for movement!

I just want to say thank you for everything over the years because a lot this feedback is down to you and the time and patience you put in to me as a dancer, The skills I have learnt from you continue to serve me and I’m sure they will in the future. Lots of Love

Georgie Casbarra  (Student 2003-17)

GCSE Dance – Wheelchair Dance Workshop

Our current GCSE Girls enjoyed a workshop, learning to move and dance with a wheelchair. It was given by Michael from Para Dance UK. It was great fun and truly inspirational.IMG_2971

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Sharon joins us on a Saturday…

Sharon will be joining our Saturday team in September (2017). She already teachers on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. A student of Babel as a child, she went on to earn a degree at The Royal Academy of Dance in Ballet Education. She will be a welcome addition to our passionate and skilled teaching staff on a Saturday.

Making Memories at Theatre Royal, Windsor

24 children and students travelled to Theatre Royal, Windsor to perform with Wandershow Productions in “Making Memories” and that is exactly what they did!      img_9048

A great day out. They performed Celebration and Silencio with great passion and enthusiasm. Sara, with Vicky, Maria and Neha looked after the children, their only misgiving was the 4 flights of stairs to and from the stage! Their legs are not as young as they were, particularly Sara’s!

Melissa Dobson and Tavneet Matharu both celebrated their birthdays whilst at the theatre. Birthdays they will never forget. Thank you to Jasmine Kochhar who very kindly brought a chocolate cake along, which everyone enjoyed.   img_9062

Sara described this as a warm-up to our main event “Dance in Time” to be performed on the 19th March 2017.

Congratulations Babel girls, you did yourselves and the school proud 

 

Dance in Time

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GCSE Dance Success 2016

Congratulations to Andrea Jennings and Lily Saunders on passing their GCSE Dance, both with B grade. We are very proud of you ladies. Thanks to Sam Laing and Sharon Payne for all their help and support for the girls.

END OF TERM

I can’t believe this term is almost over. We have had a very good year, this last term particularly busy, with Bobby Dazzler’s at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London, Big Dance in Trafalgar Square and over 250 exam entries. We are ready for a rest. The last classes will be fun and exciting, offering opportunities for the children to try something new.

When we return in September, we will be straight into rehearsing for “Dance in Time”.

Myself and all the staff wish you all a wonderful summer break and look forward to seeing you all, raring to go in September.

Best wishes

Sara R

OPEN DAY AT HHCA

Congratulations to all students who performed today at Hayes and Harlington Community Association Open Day. A lovely warm afternoon, lots of fun, plenty of food choices, displays to watch, singers to listen to. A real community day, thank you to everyone who helped, took part and enjoyed themselves! IMG_6020 IMG_6022 IMG_6038 IMG_6047

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