Moorland Ballet Academy News

Lucky Student attends British Ballet Charity Gala

[vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”1337,1338″ img_size=”large”][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]As the academic year draws to its inevitable close, next Friday the whole of Moorland Ballet are coming together to share in a day of celebration. As part of this we will be watching the recent British Ballet Charity Gala Performance which was held at the Royal Albert Hall on the 3rd June.

The last year has seen all live dance performances, cancelled. Our art has been put under immense pressure and because of ongoing Covid restrictions, we have missed seeing live galas and performances. The British Ballet Gala was a fundraiser masterminded by Darcey Bussell featuring the UK’s six main ballet companies and two major contemporary ones. The music for the evening came courtesy of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Not only was this a celebration of dance, but also a way to raise money for various dance related charities and to expose the brilliant work they do.

After so long away from the stage, it will be lovely to watch and enjoy the Gala together and celebrate the re-emergence of Ballet in live performance.

One of our very lucky sixth-form students, Alex, secured tickets for the Gala and alongside her Dad went to London last week. Alex hails from the Isle of Man and due to Covid restrictions has not seen her family as much as she would like. The gala was an opportunity to spend time with her Dad and have any evening filled with dance.

When asked what she enjoyed most about her experience, Alex said that she loved the performances by Rambert2 and Northern Ballet, particularly Northern’s ‘Bitter Earth’ which was choreographed by our very own patron, Kenneth Tindall.

From Scottish Ballet’s ‘Dextera’ to Ballet Blacks ‘then or Now’, we are looking forward to seeing the offerings from all the companies next Friday and being guided by Alex on the gala highlights!

We can’t wait to get back to performing and this is a massive first step in the right direction for the world of dance.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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