Category Shows & Festivals

AIDA

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. As the last stones are put in place Aida appears and joins him in the tomb so that they might die together.

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...

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TAP AWARDS 2014

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.

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Tap awards 2013

Grace and Mia at Tap Awards 2013

Grace and Mia at Tap Awards 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis 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...

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Regional Final Cranbrook Festival

Grace,Mary and Felicity. Tap Trio 2013 at Regional Finals Cranbrook Festival where they received a Bronze Medal.

Grace Mary and Felicity at Regional Finals Cranbrook Festival where they received a Bronze Medal for their Tap Trio.

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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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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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