Moorland Ballet Academy News

Josh’s Inspirational Experience!

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Following my participation in the McNicol Ballet Collective’s Unbound Dance Day in Hull earlier this year I was offered a short term apprentice contract where I have been a member of the McNicol Ballet Collective for the past couple of weeks. In this time, we have been lucky enough to dance at the Rambert Company Studios in London and then most recently on residency at the Dance East Studios in Ipswich. 

Andrew McNicol’s collective has been creating a new ballet, where we have been exploring ideas that correlate to the music and Andrew’s ideas. Those ideas are being turned into balletic and Neo-classical material, which is developed into solo, group and pas de deux phrases to be filmed in preparation to stage the ballet.

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This opportunity has given me confidence that the hard work I have put into my training is starting to pay off. I know as a dancer I still have a long way to go but this job has given me a boost in the industry which will hopefully lead to further auditions and opportunities across the world.

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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