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The Royal Academy of Dance offers a wide range of courses, classes and workshops for young people
To find out more about any of the RAD’s up and coming activities in Northern England,Yorkshire & the Humber, please contact: Regional Manager Debbie White firstname.lastname@example.org 01668 213 353 or 'Like' the RAD Northern England, Yorkshire & Humber Facebook Page.
The Genée International Ballet Competition is returning to the UK in 2013 and will be hosted for the first time in Glasgow, Scotland from 20–29 September. In support of this event RAD members and staff have already been working hard to raise funds. The RAD regional team and RAD Directors took part in the Highland Fling Humiliation! RAD tutor Karen Berry put the team through their paces as we learn the arduous Highland fling & sword dance. Have a look at them in action and if you would like to show your support for their efforts, please visit http://www.justgiving.com/challengenee2013 and make a donation.
Congratulations to Clare Robson, Principal of Prima Academy of Performing Arts, Washington, Tyne and Wear, who held a non-uniform/fancy dress day at her school for the 3 - 4 years old and raised £106 towards Challengenée.
Perform Yorkshire - Inspiring performance in young dancers
Held at the prestigious Northern Ballet, this two-day event is a high-energy programme of dance culminating in a showcase of work. Designed to give students a taste of performing as a professional dancer, this event is subsidised by the Yorkshire Youth Dance Theatre Fund to give more young dancers the opportunity to perform.
WHO CAN ATTEND
Students aged 8–16 years
Performance ticket: £5.00
13 & 14 July 2013
Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds, Yorkshire LS2 7PA
For more information or an application form,please contact Debbie White Tel: 01668 213353, Email: DWhite@rad.org.uk
All net proceeds from this event, after income and expenditure including any scholarships, awards and bursaries, will go towards the Challengenée Fund which provides funding for the annual Genée International Ballet Competition. The Challengenée Fund is a Designated Fund of the Royal Academy of Dance
The 2013 North West Scholarship Auditions held at Elliott Clark Performing College, Liverpool had a wonderfully busy day on Sunday 21 April. Nearly 100 students came through the door ranging from Grade 2s all the way through to Intermediate.
Michael Berkin, who has danced professionally with companies including the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Ballet Ireland, took exciting classes focusing on technique, musicality and performance which were independently adjudicated by retired RAD Examiners, Barbara Peters and Judy Craven.
'The girls were a real credit to the dance school, they coped extremely well with incredibly difficult dance choreography and it was a real eye opener to me to see how far they have come with their dance studies, they all had an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed their day out and would love to take part in anymore of those types of events. Many Thanks for the opportunities you have given them."
'Just returned from Liverpool, wow what a fantastic experience for girls. They represented the school remarkably well and danced beautifully keeping up with the tricky work. Please repeat the event it was wonderful!'
'An amazing day had by all, we are so proud of our girls achievements today. A huge congratulations to all the other teachers and pupils and a big thank you to Debbie and her team."
Teacher - Kate Charlton
Grades 2/3 class trophy winner: Olivia Moore (Teacher - Kate Charlton)
Commendations - Amy Finigan (Teacher - Lorna Proctor)
& Grace Sproll (Teacher - Kate Charlton)
Grades 4/5 class trophy winner: Anna Talbot (Teacher - Gwyneth Hare)
Commendations - Ava Muccio & Imogen Read (Teacher - Kate Charlton)
Intermediate Foundation trophy class winner: Breeshey Crookall (Teacher - Gena Turpin)
Commendations - Annie Winstanley (Teacher - Clare Calder-Mellors)
& Imogen Waldron (Teacher - Kate Charlton)
Intermediate trophy class winner: Emily Gardiner (Teacher - Lynda Cardwell)
Commendations - Emma Cornish (Teacher - Lynda Cardwell)
& Steffi Armor (Teacher - Alison Marlow)
Overall winner - Perform Yorkshire: Emma Cornish (Teacher - Lynda Cardwell)
Received a free place to attend the Perform Yorkshire weekend of ballet and hip at Northern Ballet, Leeds in July.
Overall Scholarship winner of the Jean Brenda Johnson statue award: Emily Gardiner (Lynda Cardwell)
Also received two free tickets to see the Final of the Genée International Ballet
Competition in Glasgow on 29 September 2013.
Nineteen teachers encouraged their students to attend and 120 spectators attended. A huge thanks to all who supported the event, including my special band of merry helpers on the day.
The Auditions also helped to raise funds towards Challengenée.
Dancers across Scotland have left little to the imagination to create Genée Uncovered
RAD Conference: Dance and Lifelong Wellbeing, 26-28 April 2013
Booking for the Introduction to the new Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 syllabi Teachers’ courses is now open.