Moorland Ballet Academy News

A Celebration of Dance – Live Stream Event

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Our event started with a whole academy performance, showcasing the talent of our students across the age ranges. It was lovely to see families being able to share in the progression of our students after months of being apart. From Australia to Manchester, it was touching to see the pride and joy expressed toward all of the academy.

From fantastic group performances to exquisite solo pieces, each and every one of the students conducted themselves with determination, precision and professionalism.

The awards ceremony gave us a chance to really celebrate the accomplishments of the students and congratulate them on all they have achieved in difficult circumstances. Much of what we pride ourselves on at Moorland Ballet, is the way we support our students in the creation of lasting, respectful and positive friendships. It was humbling to see the genuine pride the students had in each other and the way they celebrated in each other’s success.

One student commented, “It has been so special to come together and perform. It seems such a long time since we were able to do this together. Seeing our families on the big screen meant a lot to all of us.”

After the awards ceremony we took the students to enjoy some time together in Towneley Park, where we spent a few hours exploring and taking a well-earned break from the studio.

When asked about the day, Mr Kidd said ‘It is so important for students in training to have the opportunity to perform and develop their artistry alongside technique. Whilst this has been a challenge during Covid, we have found new ways and opportunities to allow this to happen. Friday’s Demonstration was an amalgamation of a year of hard work and determination to succeed. The students rose to the occasion and shared their passion and enthusiasm for dance with us all. We had a wonderful day filled with fun and laughter, but a possible highlight was when someone took the time to contact me and describe the Moorland Ballet students (who were enjoying a picnic in Towneley Park,) as “so well behaved, polite and an absolute credit to the school.”

Back at Moorland, we settled down for an evening of entertainment courtesy of the British Ballet Gala paired with pizza and popcorn! Watching the various companies perform live was like us taking the first step on the way back to normalcy, and the return of the arts to live theatre.

We look forward to a time when we can all be together again, performing live, with the passion and excellence that define us an academy.

To our students, we are so proud of all of you. Keep working hard and shining brightly.

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Welcome back to all Moorland students as we enter the final half term of the scholastic year. Amongst many exciting opportunities and experiences, we have the pleasure of welcoming esteemed guests Diane van Schoor and Elizabeth Swan into examine our Advanced and Diploma Cecchetti students. 
We go to in search of inspiration to the @grandtheatrels1 in Leeds to enjoy @northernballet in Beauty and the Beast. Year 11 will continue their exams and we look forward to celebrating their achievements together at Prom. 
All students are working hard and as ever our Gala performance will be a wonderful celebration of success and achievement to close the year. We look forward with great excitement to returning to the fabulous @burnleycollege performance theatre on June 27th, with the true classics, “La fille mal gardee” and “Swan lake”. Alongside this students will perform new contemporary works and there will certainly be something for everyone to enjoy!🩰🩰🩰

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It’s all getting very exciting as our year 10 work experience students are compiling the programme for the Moorland Ballet Gala 2024! Costumes are arriving, the maypole is ready and rehearsals are in full swing.😊

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Congratulations to Graduate student @hannahlshutt, who has been selected for a placement at the @royaloperahouse. We are very proud of Hannah's achievement as she will spend time working and rehearsing with the Royal Ballet Company in Covent Garden. A local Barnoldswick girl, Hannah has trained with Moorland International Ballet Academy since year 4 in primary school and had wonderful successes throughout her time.🎉🎉🎉

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We send very best wishes to all year 11 students entering the busy exam period over the coming months. You have worked so hard in preparation and we know you will give them your all.🍀🍀🍀

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It’s another beautiful morning @moorlandschool and this week, we have had the pleasure of welcoming prospective students into school to discover all that @moorlandballetacademy has to offer. For your opportunity to audition or discover all the possibilities we can provide for aspiring talented dancers, head to www.moorlandballetacademy.com or send an email to Mrs Lynsey Kidd at lkidd@moorlandschool.co.uk