All Good Things – Dates For Your Diary

We’re delighted to announce that our school production:

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Will take place next summer at the Montgomery Theatre in Sheffield. All our pupils get the chance to dance on a full-sized stage right in the city centre in front of hundreds of people every night. There will be four performances and children dancing in the show will be required in the evenings of the whole show week to attend technical and dress rehearsals. The details of these will be released nearer the time.

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Please make a note of these dates in your diary:

Tuesday 12 July 2016 – Technical Rehearsal

Wednesday 13 July 2016 – Dress Rehearsal

Thursday 14 July 2016 – Evening Performance

Friday 15 July 2016 – Evening Performance

Saturday 16 July 2016 – Matinee Performance & Evening Performance

There will also be full-class rehearsals that take place at St Thomas More Community Centre on the following dates:

Thursday 30 June 2016

Saturday 2 July 2016

Details regarding tickets and costumes will be released in due course.

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A pirouette down memory lane…

This year’s show theme is a special one, as it celebrates the very best of Berry. As we sashay towards our 35th birthday as a school, we continue to enjoy a long history of achievement and friendship. As the daughters of our first ever pupils learn their shuffle hops, nieces, brothers, twins, grandchildren of our community come together to make a school that is incredibly special. Expect to see old favourites and new showstoppers, danced by our pupils as only they know how, with stretched feet and a foot-long smile!

We now begin the difficult task of narrowing down a shortlist of crowd-pleasers, and we look forward to seeing you in July 2016.

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All Aboard the Magic Carpet!

Lifting off from Sheffield’s Lyceum this Christmas will be Prince Ali and now, after an extremely successful audition, nine Berry Babes will be joining him on his magic carpet. 

Aladdin is this year’s Christmas pantomime, co-produced by Evolution Pantomimes and Sheffield Theatres. It will run from December 2014 – January 2016. With the most of the star cast yet to be announced, we do know that Sheffield’s favourite dame, Damian Williams, will be returning to play Aladdin’s mum, Widow Twankey. 

A day of auditions saw over 260 hopefuls dance their hearts out in order to join the children’s chorus. We are so proud of all our pupils who auditioned and did their best, and would like to congratulate Eva Cadet, Maddie Dunn, Maisie Ganley, Lucy Holcroft, Eleanor Jackson, Megan Moore, Megan Thorpe, Renee Warren and Aliyah Xaba who will be treading the boards of the Lyceum this Christmas. 

Well done to all who auditioned and we can’t wait to watch our Berry Babes in December!

    

Happy 18th Birthday Isabelle

  Many happy returns to Isabelle Sykes who turns 18 today! Isabelle started dancing class when she was just three years old but holds the record for youngest performance – when she appeared as the Tellytubby sun aged 13 months in a Century in Dance! Since then Isabelle has taken part in numerous pantomimes, dance festivals and shows including playing the lead role of Annie at Sheffield City Hall! She has voiced Josephine in the BBC Radio 4 drama, On It, which won a prestigious Sony Radio Academy Award in 2012. In addition to assisting classes on Saturday mornings, Issy has won the school’s 30/30 award, which celebrates a pupil who has achieved to the best of their abilities and contributed to the overall life of the school. In recent years Isabelle has played the lead of Cathy Seldon in Tapton School’s production of Singin’ in the Rain, has won a place with the Youth Music Theatre company and has achieved an outstanding 90 marks in her Intermediate Tap exam.  Isabelle will finish her A Levels next summer which is good news for us because we’ve got her for a whole more year! Issy also recently celebrated an extremely well-deserved win of the Senior Bursary competition at the Two Counties Dance Festival with a performance of her popular Taylor The Latte Boy. Pop the champers Isabelle, and happy birthday!