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WEST BERKS BALLET SCHOOL CHRISTMAS OUTING 2015

Dominic Rocca gave a Contemporary Workshop

Our senior girls in their lovely new leotards.

Jane's Radio Berkshire inteview

Martin Eggleton Retires
After playing the piano for WBBS for nearly 30 years, Martin retired this Christmas

The Wiz Summer School 2014
The Wiz was a fantastic success

Outing to Coppelia 30th October 2014
We took a full coach of WBBS parents and pupils

Professional Dance Experience
We had an inspirational workshop in March with Michael Birkin

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
WBBS went on a coach to see this great musical

Happy Christmas
WBBS teachers had a great Christmas Party

Check out our video of Aladdin and Cinderella.

Dominic dances at Buckingham Palace

Holly and Jane went to Buckingham Palace to watch Dominic dancing in the role of Ratty


Outing to English Youth Ballet
WBBS went to see Swan Lake in Oxford

Mary Poppins Summer School
Claire, Jane & Gemma ran another summer school in 2013

Easter holiday classes

Name your ballet kit
Don't lose your ballet gear
WBBS Facebook page
We now have a facebook page!
Show Pictures
Dress rehearsal photos by Mikaela and Keith
Holly's Cake Bake Sale
West Berks Ballet School helped raise a HUGE £175.20 for Comic Relief! Fantastic!
Jane's article for The Oaks.

Two lovely dancers
Aamina Morbi and Chloe Brown were asked to go to London to demonstrate the Grade 4 work before a gathering of Cecchetti examiners.

Exam successes and other December news

Our Christmas party
WBBS Teachers and pianists got together for a christmas meal

Royal Opera House 04/01/13
A coach full of WBBS pupils and parents wen to Covent Garden

Dominic Rocca danced with the National Youth Ballet
From Newbury Weekly News 06/09/12

Chloe Brown danced with the English Youth Ballet

Holly danced at the closing ceremony for Olympics 2012

Tegan
Tegan looking good after her week of summer school with Royal Ballet & Elmhurst students in the top ballet class! Well done Tegan.

Our Claire Bowden was nominated for a drama award

Chloe Brown is dancing with the English Youth Ballet

Congratulations to ALL the ballet students who took their exams this term

Dominic with NYB

Exciting Scholarship news!

WBBS boys

Holly gets top marks

Cheer Leaders

Ruby Slippers Dancewear charity fashion show

Crazy For You
We had a fantastic outing to see this great musical

South Pacific
We had a fantastic outing to see this great musical

Associate News
congratulations to our 6 pupils who have been awarded Associate places for 2011-12 by the Cecchetti Society

Macmillan Cancer Care
I am very pleased to tell you that we have already raised £176 for Macmillan Cancer Care from the Nutcracker photographs you ordered. Thank you very much.

Strictly Gershwin
What a wonderful evening we had at the Royal Albert Hall

Mike made it!!
60 miles on his bike for Mind

The Nutcracker 2011
Congratulations to the cast who made The Nutcracker such a success

Moving on Up
Many congratulations to the cast of Moving on Up

Living Paintings Trust
The Intermediate Foundation girls performed for a Charity event in aid of the Living Paintings Trust

New Associates!
We have 7 new Cecchetti Associates

Audition news
Audition success for Lucy

Beautiful Pictures
Jane took some super pictures when Samuel came to class

DANCE4ADAY - Sunday 16th May
fundraising event in aid of Mary Hare Grammar School

Cinderella 2 After the Ball
Our lovely Intermediate Foundation girls in costume for their appearance in Kats Pantomime

Summer Term Dates'
Please note we have had to make a small adjustment to the Summer Term Dates

Modern Masterclass
We had an exciting Modern Masterclass

Moving On Up
Our Summer dance spectacular

Mabel Ryan
Off to East London.

Our lovely Intermediate Foundation girls
were chosen to demonstrate in a final teaching assessment.

Exams 21st, 22nd and 28th, 29th November 2009
We are happy to report that all our pupils passed their exams

New Timetable
Note the new timetable from January 2010

Ballet Theatre UK - The Nutcracker
Ballet Theatre UK came to Arlington Arts

WBBS Christmas party
WBBS teachers got together for a party to celebrate Christmas.

Some pictures of some of our girls in their new leotards
They are getting ready for exams this month

Sleeping Beauty

Swansea Ballet Russe
This amazing ballet company were kind enough to invite us back to perform with them

Kirsty Arnold on tour
Kirsty is performing in Edge09 touring the world in 2009

Peach's Skittles Challenge Cup 2009
WBBS fielded 2 teams this year for the skittles competition

More Snow White
Some of our boys and girls are getting ready for a production of Snow White

Snow White
Six of our girls are getting ready for a production of Snow White

Bayadere at the Royal Opera House Jan 2009
We are once again off the London to the Ballet.

Staff and helpers celebrate Christmas
We got together to enjoy a delicious meal just before Christmas

Autumn Antics Raises money for Charity
Cllr Jenny Weaving, Town Mayor of Thatcham was presented with a cheque by WBBS

Scary Scary
It's Halloween time again

A Dinner, A Dance & All That Jazz
WBBS helped to raise money to improve the Bucklebury Hall

Ballet Exams
Some of our younger students took their ballet exams just before we broke up

Summer Sizzlers
Our Summer Sizzlers was a great success and helped to raise money to improve the Hall

WBBS visits local schools
We visited two local schools as part of the Food and Fitness Fortnight

Cecchetti Associates
Two WBBS pupils will be travelling to London as Cecchetti Associates this year

Cecchetti Scholars
One of our junior students has been awarded a scholarship

Ballet Russe
Fourteen of our Grade 4 and Grade 5 students had an amazing experience this spring

Modern Exams June 2008
We had a modern Exam session where some of our pupils sat major modern exams

Don't we look smart?
Here are four of our Grade 1 girls in their new school hoodies.

WBBS goes to Mabel Ryan
This year WBBS sent 4 students to the annual Cecchetti Mabel Ryan competition in London.

WBBS at the Thatcham Festival of Arts & Leisure
Our performance of Cinderella and Aladdin at Trinity was a great success.

Some of our students

Junior Cup Classes 2007
Mrs. Claire Hern, an experienced Cecchetti teacher, came to adjudicate our end of year Junior Cup classes

More success for Samuel
Samuel Butler has been offered a place at Laine Theatre Arts for October 2008.

WEST BERKS BALLET SCHOOL CHRISTMAS OUTING 2015

Cats Logo WBBS parents and pupils
Here we all (well some of us - too many to fit in the picture) are with Claire's friend Anna Woodside who was Demeter in the show! Lots of us got her autograph. And we all loved the show!