Central School Of Ballet

A trio of events for Ballet Central!

Friday 17th November 2017 Isabel Campbell writes:

This week has seen Ballet Central dancers take part in a myriad of events!

On Wednesday evening many of the Ballet Central dancers performed in an exclusive event at Killik & Co, alongside several Central 2017 graduates. The repertoire for this event included excerpts from The Nutcracker, Shizaru choreographed by 3rd year student & Ballet Central dancer Natasha Chu as well as repertoire from Ballet Central 2017 tour, Indigo Children and the upcoming 2018 tour, FAR.

At another Mayfair location, at the Wallace Collection, two Ballet Central ladies, Klara Coxill and Heidi Richards were performing at an event with Jenna Lee Productions.

And on Thursday morning, Ballet Central supported the opening of Harriet Kelsall's Nutcracker themed window display in Cambridge, ahead of our run of Nuctracker performances at the ADC Theatre this December. Two Ballet Central dancers went along, Hannah Megaw and Freya Hiscock, as well as Central's Director Heidi Hall and co-founder Carole Gable.

These events and performances provide a taste of the experience that students get through training at Central!

Central supports Southwark for London Borough of Culture

Wednesday 8th November 2017 Isabel Campbell writes:

Central is proud to be supporting Southwark in its bid to be named the London Borough of Culture in 2019 or 2020!

Southwark is set to be Central's new home, when the school relocates to the South Bank in the academic year 2018/19.

Yesterday Southwark Council led a culture takeover day on social media to promote Southwark's bid. Central was involved on both Facebook and Twitter, sharing photos and videos of our staff and students showing their support of Southwark!

Check out the posts on our Facebook and Twitter!

To learn more about The London Borough of Culture visit their website here

Extra Nutcracker performance added!

Monday 30th October 2017 Isabel Campbell writes:

Due to popular demand, with almost four sell-out shows, an extra performance of The Nutcracker has been announced!

The additional performance will take place on Wednesday 13th December 2017 at 2.30pm at the ADC Theatre, Cambridge.

Tickets can be booked through the ADC Box Office on 01223 300085, or through their website.

Ballet Central 2018 choreographers announced

Wednesday 25th October 2017 Isabel Campbell writes:

The choreographers for Ballet Central 2018, have been announced!

The repertoire for next year's tour will feature works by Matthew Bourne, Wayne McGregor, Kenneth MacMillan, Jenna Lee and Christopher Gable.

Ballet Central is the graduate dance company of Central's Senior School and performs in venues across the UK every Spring and Summer.

Keep your eyes peeled for the 2018 tour dates which will be announced in the coming weeks...

For a taste of what is to come from the 2018 tour, watch Ballet Central's teaser trailer here

Director Heidi Hall short-listed for a prestigious business award

Monday 23rd October 2017 Isabel Campbell writes:

Central's Director, Heidi Hall has been short-listed for the Design and Arts Award in the prestigious Variety Catherine Awards which celebrates inspirational women in business.

The award ceremony to be held next month at the Grosvenor House Hotel, recognises the myriad of contributions from women in business and philanthropy. The Awards showcase and celebrate inspiring women in the UK who have excelled in their respective industries.

The short-listed nominees for the Design and Arts Award are Emily Byron MBE, Alice Driver, Heidi Hall, Melinda Highes and Elena Shchukina.

Ballet Central will be performing at the Awards Ceremony.

In addition to celebrating successful and inspirational women in business, the aim of the event is to raise much needed funds to support disabled and disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK.

For further information regarding the Variety Catherine Awards, click here.

New Adventures and Central announce 2017/18 Student Associates!

Thursday 19th October 2017 Isabel Campbell writes:

New Adventures and Central School of Ballet are pleased to announce the Student Associates for 2017/18 are Hannah O’Brien and Louis Van Leer.

Third year students; Hannah and Louis, were selected after a weekend of auditions at Central earlier this year. Both will be involved in the rehearsal period for Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella which begins on 8 November at 3 Mills Studios. They will then support the Company by performing in various performances during the show’s Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells from 9 December 2017 – 27 January 2018, and further on in the Cinderella UK tour.

Last year saw the first two associates Stephen Murray (due to perform in Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella this year) and Brittanie Dillon who both took part in the creation of Matthew Bourne’s production of The Red Shoes and performed in the show at Sadler’s Wells (London) as well as other venues on the 2016/17 UK tour.

Christopher Marney to lead London Dance Day

Friday 13th October 2017 Isabel Campbell writes:

We can now confirm that Christopher Marney, Artistic Director of Ballet Central and former New Adventures principal is to lead the London Dance Day on Sunday 19th November.

Dance Days are a day of taster classes held around the UK, in Leeds, Glasgow and London. Participants take part in a ballet and contemporary class. The ballet class also includes some pointe work and coaching for boys.

The days are designed to encourage and inspire student's current dance training and give a taste of Central auditions and classes.

For further information on Dance Days head to the How To Apply page on the website.

Director and Artistic Director interviewed on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Thursday 12th October 2017 Isabel Campbell writes:

On Monday of this week, Director of Central, Heidi Hall and Artistic Director of Ballet Central Christopher Marney joined Jeremy Sallis on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire to discuss Ballet Central's Nutcracker performance https://www.adctheatre.com/ this December!

To listen to their interview tune in http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05h5hfl at 2 hours 22 minutes.

To book tickets for the Nutcracker performances on the 12th and 13th December head to the www.adctheatre.com or ring the ADC Theatre Box Office on 01223 300085.

Half-term courses announced!

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 Isabel Campbell writes:

Central has just announced half-term courses, for students age 8-16 years.

The One Day Ballet Intensive courses will run on Monday 23rd October to Wednesday 25th October - which day you do will depend on your age.

The days are aimed specifically at girls aged 8-16 years. The days are centred around Ballet, giving participants the chance to become fully immersed into a day at Central School of Ballet. The days will also include Pilates and Repertoire, and an additional class which may be; Contemporary, Creative Choreography, Jazz or Improvisation.

On Thursday 26th October there will be a Creative Choreography Day.

This is aimed at girls and boys aged 14-16 years.

The day is centred around Creative Choreography, giving participants a broader insight into training at Central School of Ballet. The day will include a range of classes.

For further information and to apply head to the Central Courses section of the website.

Applications for Central's Senior School open!

Monday 2nd October 2017 Isabel Campbell writes:

Applications for Central's Senior School 2018-19 entry opened today!

Entry to Central School of Ballet is by direct application and audition. The application form can be downloaded from the How To Apply tab in the Central Seniors section of the website.

Successful applicants will study towards a Foundation Degree leading to a BA (Hons) in Professional Dance and Performance, validated by The University of Kent. For further information head to the Central Seniors section of the website.

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