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Moorland Ballet Academy Students Dance at Cecchetti Society Centenary 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][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”1821,1811,1823,1825,1819,1809,1813,1815,1817″ img_size=”large”][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_column_text]Whilst most students have been enjoying a restful half-term break, students of Moorland Ballet Academy, Clitheroe, have been rehearsing, preparing and dreaming about performing at the Cecchetti Society Centenary Gala. A spectacular event hosted by Cecchetti Society Trust at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and opened by Kevin O’Hare CBE, Director of The Royal Ballet Company, this year’s event celebrated the founding of the Cecchetti Society by Cyril Beaumont and Maestro Enrico Ceccehetti, one hundred years ago.

Spectators and ballet companies nationally and globally came together on Tuesday evening to watch dancers who have benefited from the genius of Cecchetti’s ideals of teaching and training. Many of the dancers have trained over decades to the same standards Cecchetti set, reaching the peak of their careers on stage. We are very proud that amongst the professional dancers such as Principal Guest Artist Brandon Lawrence of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Moorland Ballet Academy students were invited to perform and enjoy the celebration alongside English National Ballet School and KS Dance.

After the performance, the audience was invited to join Cecchetti Society Trustees for a celebration in the Linbury Theatre Foyer. Lynsey Kidd, Moorland Ballet Academy Director, said ‘We are incredibly proud of our wonderful students for their drive, determination and hard-work this evening. They have received the utmost praise from both Society Trustees and professional dancers and we couldn’t be happier for them.’

Moorland Ballet Academy Director, Lynsey Kidd collaborated with Cecchetti Examiner and Royal Ballet School Alumni, Gillian Hurst, in skillfully teaching the method and developing the performance. Ceccheti’s work has become an integral part of teaching at Moorland Ballet Academy and in major ballet companies and schools globally. Moorland Ballet Academy incorporates Cecchetti style and quality in training each year and invites aspiring classical ballet dancers to apply for Autumn admissions.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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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 or send an email to Mrs Lynsey Kidd at