We are very excited to have been invited by our patron Ben Davies to perform in a showcase he is staging at The Peepul Centre in Leicester on Saturday 1st June.
The showcase is something that Ben has wanted to produce for quite sometime, he wants to showcase the best talent he is working with in the industry from across the UK and give them a platform to be seen by other industry professionals and also by his agent.
We will be performing alongside some of Bens groups including Momentum, Addict & Influence plus there will be performances by Urdang Academy and a touring professional contemporary company!
This is a very exciting opportunity for us and we will keep you posted!April 2013
Once again Honor Kneafsey has won herself an incredible role! Honor has been through rounds of grueling auditions and has now been offered the role of Gretl in The Sound Of Music!
The production will run from 25th July – 7th September in Regents Park London as part of their Open Air Theatre Programme!
Incredible – Well done Honor!!
Exciting times for The Kneafsey family as Honor and Mum Ali spent three weeks in LA filming The Broken.
Written by & Starring Mark Harris The Broken is centered around a British couple holidaying in Los Angeles when their young daughter is kidnapped. Desperate, the father races against time to rescue her and bring her home alive and the star of the film is young Honor Kneafsey as Lara Hollis, Daddy's little princess.
Incredible – Well done Honor!!
Great news from Claudia Lewendon Evans, Ainsley Ricketts & Miles Burke who all graduated from DC last year!
All three have successfully auditioned to perform at MOVE IT 2013 the biggest dance industry event of the year held at Olympia!
They will be representing The Urdang Academy on the main stage, they have done incredibly well as not many first year students get selected! Claudia will also be modelling for Bloch Dancewear!January 2013
Your chance to work with Dance Connections Newest Patron
Saturday 26th January
1.15 - 2.45pm Junior A Squad plus all 10-12 year olds - £15.00
3.00 - 3.45pm Junior B Squad plus all 7-9 year olds - £7.50
4.30 - 6.30pm Senior Squads plus all 13+ year olds - £20.00
In just 3 weeks 60 of our pupils will be performing on the West End Stage!
Our pupils are dancing in a charity gala produced by production company “Top Class Talent” and will be raising money for a charity that helps babies with medical clothing when they have to go into special care baby units at hospitals. If you would like to read more about the brilliant work they do please visit their website: popngrow.co.uk
We will be performing 3 pieces. A Whitney Houston Tribute, a new contemporary piece that has been choreographed for this event and our 15 minute Best of British medley will be used to finish Act One!
This event will be staged at Her Majesties Theatre in London’s Haymarket which is currently home to Phantom of the opera! We will keep you up to date with progress and put a full report and pictures up after the event!
Congratulations to Carly Beaver, Kia Lawrence & Lily Clifton who all made their first first appearance with Tap Attack on Saturday 27th October 2012. The girls performed alongside the main company to raise funds for the England Team! It was a very entertaining evening and we were very proud of our girls! It was also very inspiring for them to dance alongside the England team!November 2012
Congratulations to Katie Jackman, Ellie Lyes, Emily Morris, Hannah Bloomer & Tilly Booker who all competed at The Junior Ballet Awards at The Radlette Centre on Sunday 28th October 2012. The standard was incredibly high as ever and it was a stunning day to watch. Our girls performed beautifully and although they were not placed they certainly held their own amongst some very talented children. Well done girls!
Pictured: Ellie Lyes in the Grade 2 Class.
We had a fantastic two days with all those who attended Summer School, over the 2 days our students worked with 4 guest teachers from the industry in an array of different dance styles! Dc pupils were lucky enough to work with Jo Scanlon from Tap Attack, Commercial Choreographer Ben Davies, West End performer Richard Reynard and Kelly Poulter form Flair Academy!July 2012
Our annual summer show was a huge success, with over 100 of our pupils performing to sell out audiences for three performances!
All students that took part showed a huge amount of discipline both throughout the rehearsal period and during the week at the theatre and all their hard work certainly paid off, everyone performed their routines with energy, commitment and a sense of pride.
We have had some fantastic feedback from families of those involved and also members of the general public.May 2012
We were delighted to be invited to watch Ex pupil Barnaby Norman who is now in his 2nd year at White Lodge in Richmond.
Barnaby is one of only 13 boys in his year and his intense training is certainly paying off! He is making fantastic progress and we always feel very proud and privileged to go and visit. As always we were greeted with a huge smile & a hug and had an amazing day!May 2012
We had a brilliant day on Sunday when our DC patron Stuart Sweeting visited our studios to work with the students he had selected to work with for his two numbers for our forthcoming show.
Stuart has choreographed a junior & senior piece which will be showcased in the Rock section of the show! It was a long and very hot day but everyone had an amazing time!
Don’t forget to book your tickets at cornerstone-arts.orgMay 2012
A massive well done to Honor Kneafsey who attends classes at DC and is part of our Junior B Squad. Honor recently filmed the BBC advert for the diamond jubilee and can be seen on your screens as the little girl dressing up in a crown ready for a street party!May 2012
Congratulations to the senior students pictured who were selected by our patron Stuart Sweeting to perform in his piece for the summer show!
Stuart has very kindly agreed to choreograph a Junior & Senior piece for the show and auditioned for both pieces, congratulations to the juniors who were selected!
Stuart is returning on Sunday 27th May to teach the routines, it will be a day of hard work and sweat as the students have to learn the whole routine in one go!
We look forward to seeing them perform as part of “Dream, Believe, Achieve” at The Cornerstone Arts Centre on 13th & 14th July.March 2012
Congratulations to Anna and her Junior B Squad who competed in The Red Cross “Make Your Move” competition on Saturday 3rd March at The Amey Theatre in Abingdon.
Their piece was based on the differences between different children’s lives across the world and how the actions of one group of children can affect the lives of others without them even realizing.
Not only did the girls win the prize for Best Stage Presence but they were placed 1st Overall and now go onto the Regional finals on July 7th.
If they succeed again they move onto the National Finals at The 02 so lets all keep our fingers crossed!September 2011
In September Dance Connection will be running classes at R&R Frontline Studios in Oxford. We are very excited about this new venue which boasts 4 fully equipped dance studios, reception area, fully equipped gymnasium and extensive changing facilities.
Dance Connection are proud to be associated with Oxford’s exciting new venue for dance and we are delighted to be a part of this new venture! We aim to run classes for all ages and abilities in as many different dance styles as we can. Contact us for FREE TRIAL SESSIONS!April 2011
Congratulations to Dance Connections Performance squads who competed with a brand new routine at The Kassam Stadium in Oxford in April as part of “Talent Oxford”. Our 50 strong team of dancers aged from 8-18 years won 1st Place as The Best Group! They also showcased this routine and another as part of “Talent Rocks Live” which was a platform for local performers to show their talent off to industry professionals!April 2011
Congratulations must go again to Dance Connections performance squads who were awarded 2nd Place in “Let The Talent Do The Talking”. Our performers had worked their way through 3 rounds of auditions to compete in the finals in June which were staged at The Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke. We had some excellent feedback from the panel, well done guys!
Our pupils performed a Michael Jackson Medley which was selected to go through to the final 5 and was then awarded 1st Prize!
Dance Connection were Awarded a 32” Digital TV. We will be donating the prize to a local youth or community group which our students will be voting on shortly!