Moorland Ballet Academy News

Halfway across the world to dance the dream – Year 7 – Jasper

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Dancing from the age of 8, talented Australian dancer Jasper had been offered places at world renowned dance establishments. Alongside his mum he made the decision to reject these offers and take up a place at Moorland Ballet; the place where his dreams were to be realised.  Considering on-going world events, we wanted to take a closer look at Jasper’s journey to joining us from down under.

Back in December 2020, Jasper’s mum, Cara, was deep into searching for the next step on her son’s ballet dream. Moving into his first senior year, it was a critical step in his development and making the right choice was paramount. Having already auditioned successfully for multiple schools, Cara wasn’t fully satisfied she had found the right fit for Jasper.

It was at this point Cara was made aware of Moorland Ballet Academy via a simple Google recommendation. When asked why the choice was so easy, she said “Moorland just seemed to have a good balance of Ballet, academic and social components. I chose Moorland over the other schools we looked at because it has such a friendly feel, and obviously, the ballet programme is very good.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1298″ img_size=”large” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][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” z_index=”” background_color=”#113350″ padding_top=”25″ padding_bottom=”25″ css=”.vc_custom_1620918804661{padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 25px !important;padding-bottom: 25px !important;padding-left: 25px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”10/12″][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_column_text]

“Moorland just seemed to have a good balance of Ballet, academic and social components. I chose Moorland over the other schools we looked at because it has such a friendly feel, and obviously, the ballet programme is very good.”

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][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” z_index=”” padding_top=”75″ padding_bottom=”50″][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1305″ img_size=”large” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Having successfully auditioned online, we have been very happy to welcome him into the fold at the academy. Moving alone halfway across the world would be daunting for most adults, never mind alone at 11 years old. Yet Jasper couldn’t be happier, his infectious enthusiastic character has allowed him to seamlessly slot into the day to day of academy life. When asked, Jasper said “I feel like I have settled in really well at Moorland. I enjoy being with my new friends and teachers, everyone is friendly and welcoming.”

Having plenty of experience with international students means that we are used to auditioning, introducing and accommodating children from all over the globe. Four months into his stay, Jasper has regular Zoom sessions back home and has even had the privilege to dance live in studio for his Mum, 9000 miles away in Australia. Although an emotional moment for all involved given current global climate; as part of the Moorland Family, we focus on ensuring these moments remain possible and are the same for both our international and day students.

After the studio performance, Jasper’s mum Cara, said “All my interactions with Mr and Mrs Kidd have been lovely. Jasper is improving so much and seems to have settled really well.”

It’s always a joy welcoming new talent into our academy, but the real pride lies in the seamless transition we are able to offer students of all ages; as much as our Ballet tuition is the core of our offering, it is critical that every student settles, is comfortable and most importantly feels an integral part of the greater family.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Wishing all the best to all students performing in the @balletgrandprix_scotland and Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Event @elmhurstballetschool today.🍀🍀🍀

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Students have had a lovely morning in class before we head to Castleford Nursing Home. We look forward to meeting the residents, sharing our passion for dance and performing there soon.😊

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📣Auditions will be held on Saturday 23rd March, for our enhancement programme. 

💻You can apply without charge at www.moorlandballetacademy.com/programmes/enhancement-course/ 

🩰The Enhancement Course provides non-syllabus masterclasses for talented boys and girls aged from 8-16 years.

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If you have a moment, then put your feet up and enjoy the beautiful Cecchetti Pas de Chaconne adage.🩰

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Take a moment to enjoy the soothing @istddance Cecchetti adage enchainment. We wish everyone a wonderful weekend ahead and hope our Intermediate and Senior Saturday Associates have a fabulous lesson with Moorland Alumnus @joshwebbofficial tomorrow!👏

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Did you know there is no fee to apply for our courses at anytime?

Follow the link to apply for our much loved Saturday Associate Enhancement and take your training to another level. 

www.moorlandballetacademy.com/programmes/enhancement-course/

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Discover the ‘Moorland Difference’ at our upcoming Open Day on Saturday 24th February, 10am - 2pm! 🌟 Explore our  facilities, engage with vibrant student life, and meet our dedicated teachers across the Nursery, Infant, Junior, and Senior school levels. 
You can register your interest via this link: https://moorlandschool.co.uk/opendays/

We hope to see you there! 📆

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Apply for Moorland International Ballet Academy today.🩰
From primary through to secondary education, our aim is to equip each student with an outstanding ballet programme, alongside a comprehensive academic curriculum, whilst ensuring they are safe, happy and growing in confidence.

www.moorlandballetacademy.com/student-application/
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It’s a beautiful crisp Monday in Clitheroe and we’re ready to embrace another productive week of training.😎

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