Monthly Archives April 2013

Adult Tap Ladies Remembering Marcia

Marcia,s plaque

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...

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SHOW TIME

Senior Tap From Show 2011

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...

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Some Of Our Past Pupils Successes

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...

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Hannah (Past Pupil)

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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 dream

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Marjorie Davies Tap Awards 2013

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The ISTD Marjorie Davies Tap Awards have always been one of the major Tap events in the dance calendar. Each year the entries increase and the standard gets better and better.In the heats the children have to learn a class very quickly and perform it to a high standard. The judges then choose some of these candidates to perform again in the finals.
This year Felicity, Grace, Mia and Laura all performed beautifully and all got through to the finals held at cecil sharpe house in London. In the finals Grace won the senior class award and Mia came 2nd in the premier section. A big congratulations to all of them.

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LITA’S ISTD BALLET AWARDS EXPERIENCE

This year we were very proud of Lita who represented the June Glennie School of Dance at the ISTD Ballet Awards.which were held at the Hawth Theatre Crawley, West Sussex on the 2nd and 3rd March 2013

LITA’S EXPERIENCE

: We’d just finished our warm up and now this was it! There was a lot of us I remember thinking to myself, about 20 or so in each group and three groups for the Grade 4 section. I walked onto the stage and stood with my feet in fifth breathing deeply to try to control my nerves. The curtains rose up and I was on stage… I love that feeling!

I loved it. So much! We all practiced the exercises and enchainments set by the teacher then did them row by row, three of us at a time...

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Strictly Come Dancing

The June Glennie Dancers at The Strictly Come Dancing Show

On tuesday 2nd April the June Glennie School of Dance were very proud to be part of the Strictly Come Dancing tour.It is quite rightly one of the ‘jewels in the crown’ for the BBC and two of the stars from the show, Pasha Kovalev & Katya Virshilas have devised a sensational new ‘live’ show.

The production featured them along with their guest dancers, all beautifully costumed, demonstrating a series of stunning dance routines, accompanied by a full audio-visual backdrop, a Q&A section.
The whole experience was fantastic and Pasha,Kataya and all the cast were so nice to all of our pupils which made the evening definitely one to remember.

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Victoria in London next to a Spamalot Poster

On Victorias latest trip to London, she came across a picture of Hannah in Spamalot.

Victoria her mum and sister were having a family day out in London when they came aross a picture of past pupil Hannah Malekzad (Beths daughter)on a spamalot poster. Victoria was very excited to have spotted someone she recognised and kindly sent us this picture. They then went on a shopping trip (every girls dream) and finished up at patisserie valerie for gorgeous cakes Yummy.

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A Little Note From Victoria

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This picture is of me at my first festival in February 2013 at Sudbury, I was very nervous however I really enjoyed it. I have had many other awesome dancing experiences as well they include performing in the pantomime in Lowestoft 2011and doing it again in 2012. This pantomime was called Mother Goose in Gorleston. At the beginning of April I and many others are doing the strictly come dancing tour, I’m sure it will be full of fun.
I hope to have many more amazing dance experiences to come.
Overall, I really enjoy dancing because it’s fun and I get to see my friends, plus the teachers are really encouraging.

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June Glennie Dancers At Their Weekly Gymnastics Class

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