The essence of Grand Opera first performed in Cairo in 1871. Set in Egypt at the time of the pharoes. A captain of guard (Radames) is in love with Aida, an Ethiopian slave girl – who happens also to be the daughter of the king of Ethiopia. Her mistress, Amneris, is also in love with Radames. When the Ethiopians invade Radames is chosen to lead the army. When they return victorious Radames asks for all the Ethiopian slaves to be released – except Aida and her father who persuades her to trick Radames into revealing the plans of the Egyptian army – but he suggests that they all run away to Ethiopia together. When Radames is accused of treason he gives himself up to let Aida and her father escape but is condemned to be improisoned alive...Read More
On the 4th May we all arrived at Cecil Sharpe House in London for the annual Marjorie Davis Tap Awards.
This year we had entered Felicity for the Senior section, Bryony and Florence in the Premiere section.
Felicity competed with 50 other Tappers in the class which was certainly very challenging both in steps and rhythm.She was the awarded First Place in the Class. An outstanding achievement.
In the afternoon it was the turn of Bryony and Florence to put there Tap shoes to good use,in another challenging class.They both danced beautifully and Florence was awarded a Commendation and the MURIELLE ASHCROFT AWARD FOR ARTISTRY.
Congratulations to them all.
On Saturday the 13th July Laura,Emily,Charity,Ellis,Hollie,Katie and Ellie organized there Leavers do at The Locks in Geldesdon. What a fantastic evening it was,the weather came up trumps and the girls had put a lot of thought and care into preparing their speeches which were very heart felt and emotional at times.
They finished the speeches with the schools traditional finale tune which brought a smile to everyone’s face.
Colin from The Locks put on a lovely BBQ and the girls/ parents made some amazing cup cakes and as if this wasn’t enough they also organized a super raffle [conducted with great enthusiasm by Murry] raising over £90 for Shoestring.
It is always sad to say goodbye to children that we have taught for many years, but on occasions like this it was lovely to see some past ...
This years tap awards were held in London at Cecil Sharp House.We firstly travelled down for the heats in Feburary and although the standard was very high all of the girls from June Glennie got through to the finals. Felicity who danced in the junior section had unfortunatly caught a bug a few days before but was determined to dance and althought she looked very pale danced beautifully.Grace was in the seniors and Laura and Mia both in the premiers.After a long wait we travelled up to London again in November for the finals. The pressure was really on all the participants performed so well.It’s such an achievement to have reached the finals, anything after this always comes as a very pleasant surprise...Read More
Practice makes perfect, well done you’re nearly there.Read More
Grace Mary and Felicity at Regional Finals Cranbrook Festival where they received a Bronze Medal for their Tap Trio.Read More
On April 14th after months of cold miserable weather the sun began to shine and we all knew Marcia was looking down on us with approval.The adult tap ladies met up at the airfield with Marcia’s lovely family to plant a beautiful tree and mark it with a plaque in memory of our dear friend Marcia who sadly died just before Christmas. It really was a special occasion and being able to add to an already beautiful garden which was in a place we all knew Marcia treasured made it even more special. A big thankyou must go to Raynor and Sam for donating £550 to shoestring from Marcia’s funeral. Dancing meant so much to Marcia not only was she a beautiful dancer herself but she loved to watch the progress of all the students...Read More
As most of you will be aware we are now starting rehearsals for Show 2013 This will be held on 25th and 26th Oct at Britannia Pier in Gt Yarmouth.Whilst these show routines are being put together it is crucial that we have good attendance.Also a reminder that your ballet deposits are due in April, Modern in May and Tap in June.
Below is a write up that was published in the Lowestoft and Beccles paper after our 2011 show.
Charlotte’s Wish – The June Glennie School of Dance
For any dance school to showcase its pupils is a challenge
because it can so easily become an interminable and disjointed parade of various classes...
The June Glennie School of dance, who are based in Lowestoft and Beccles have long been known for their unrivalled success rate of getting their pupils into London’s top colleges, onto West End shows and onto top Television programmes. Now they would like to congratulate some of their most recent pupils in their tremendous successes. Each of these girls started training at the June Glennie School Of Dance at around the age of 3yrs and at 18yrs old went on to train for a further 3yrs at top London colleges where they were awarded very rare £40,000 scholarships.
One of these pupils, Charlotte Watts, has recently landed a part in the original cast of new smash West End musical ‘Body Guard...
Hannah started dancing with June Glennie when she was 3yrs old at 18 she received a full scholarship to
The Arts Educational School London where she received a BA Hons in Musical Theatre.
Hannah is currently In Spamalot in the West End, where she is using her Glennie genes in her role as dance captain!
Previously Hannah was on tour with Spamalot around the UK after she returned from seeing the world for 9 months whilst singing on board P&O’s MV AZURA.
Hannah would like to say a special thank you to The June Glennie School of Dance who inspired her to follow her dreamRead More