Ooh! Aah! Bonfire Night!

We don’t care that it’s still October, the next thing on our minds is Bonfire Night!

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Once again the lovely Jackson family will be opening up their Greenhead House farm in Oughtibridge on Saturday 5th November, gates are open at 6pm and we’ll be lighting the bonfire at 6.30.

Ever the popular event, these tickets need to be purchased in advance as they cover a burger (veggie option available) and a tea or coffee. Tickets cost £5 for adults, £3 for children or £15 for a family ticket. We will also be selling luxury items (i.e. boozy!) hot chocolate, buns and bonfire lollies.

Bonfire Night Raffle
Fabulous prizes to be won!

There’s also a raffle taking place with some cracking prizes! You could win tickets to watch Sheffield’s finest sports teams including the Steelers, the Owls & the Blades. Tickets cost only £1 for the raffle and can be bought at class on Saturday or at the event, and you could even be taking home a Kindle, wine or chocolates!

We hope to see as many of you as possible at this event as it’s always a huge success and a great opportunity to bond with the Berry dance family!

We’d like to thank the fundraising committee, the Jackson family and everyone who helps contribute to organise and pull off these fantastic events for us all.

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Danum White Rose Championships

On Friday 28th October some of our pupils represented the school at Danum White Rose Championships. After successfully making it through to the semi-finals the previous day, the following pupils performed fantastically:

Bree Quinton made it through to the finals of Senior Ballet and was awarded a fantastic 5th place and also performed in the semi-finals of Senior Song & Dance.

Aliyah Xaba also made it through to the finals of Junior Modern taking 6th place.

Maisie Ganley won places in the semi-finals in three categories; Junior Song & Dance, Tap, and Ballet.

Jack Skelton was a semi-finalist in Senior Tap at Danum and also represented the school earlier in the week at the West Ridings Championship, taking 5th place in Senior Tap.

Congratulations to all our pupils who competed in this hotly contested championship – we’re very proud of all of you!

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Danum Finalists Bree & Aliyah

Halloween & Bonfire Night

Well there’s no stopping our fabulous fundraising committee at the minute, with two very exciting events coming up to celebrate the autumn season!

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The first will be taking place this Sunday 30th October between 2-4pm at Malin Bridge Sports and Social Club. Fancy dress will be optional for our scary Halloween party! There’ll be buns on sale and you can bring your carved pumpkins with LED lights so we can get cosy and spooky.

Tickets are £3 per child or £5 for 2 siblings, and adults don’t need a ticket. You can get your ticket at class from one of the fundraising team (Gemma or Charise) and if you’re not sure who to ask, just ask a member of staff and they’ll direct you to the right person! Tickets will also be available to buy on the day.

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Moving swiftly on from the ghoulish season we spark and crackle over to Bonfire Night! Once again the lovely Jackson family will be opening up their Greenhead House farm in Oughtibridge on Saturday 5th November, gates are open at 6pm and we’ll be lighting the bonfire at 6.30.

Ever the popular event, these tickets need to be purchased in advance as they cover a burger (veggie option available) and a tea or coffee. Tickets cost £5 for adults, £3 for children or £15 for a family ticket. We will also be selling luxury items (i.e. boozy!) hot chocolate, buns and bonfire lollies.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at these events as they are always successful and are a great opportunity to bond with the Berry dance family!

We’d like to thank the fundraising committee, the Jackson family and everyone who helps contribute to organise and pull off these fantastic events for us all.

Miss Dance & Dance Master 2017 – Here We Come!

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A huge congratulations are in order for our extremely talented and hardworking Bree Quinton and Jack Skelton who yesterday secured their places in the IDTA’s prestigious national competition, Miss Dance and Dance Master!

At their Orpington heat, Bree & Jack impressed the adjudicator enough that it was a clean Berry Academy of Dance sweep for both Miss Dance and Dance Master. This will be Bree’s third time competing in Miss Dance, where this year she made it to the semi-finals with I Dreamed A Dream. Bree is currently the IDTA’s Modern Jazz Performer of 2016.

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15 year old Jack will be making his first appearance at Dance Master next year with his fantastic tap routine as a cheeky porter. Jack recently took the lead part in Ecclesfield School’s production of High School Musical as Troy Bolton, and he also made it to the East Coast Tap Championships semi-finals earlier this year.

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We must also congratulate our Rebecca Hanneman for taking runner-up in her heat this weekend, and wish all the best to Becky, Bridie, Alexandra, Charlotte & Eve as we’re sure it’s only a matter of time before they make it through to Miss Dance of Great Britain 2017.

Congratulations Jack & Bree, we can’t wait to cheer you on!

October Half-Term Classes 2016

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Just a note to let our pupils and parents know that we will be open for class as usual throughout the autumn half-term holidays with no time changes.

However there will be no private lessons for half-term week. These lessons will be resumed week commencing 31st October.

If you have any questions or want to clarify any information about class, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Makeup Evening

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You’re invited to our fabulous Makeup Evening to raise funds for the school which will be taking place next Tuesday 18th October at 7.30pm at Malin Bridge Gas Club!

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Younique’s cosmetics development processes utilize scientific research to ensure that these products contain high quality ingredients that enrich and nourish the skin. The result is a beautifully efficacious product that is safely compatible with virtually every skin type.

Younique begins by looking to Mother Nature for the inspiration behind the cosmetics. Their in-house scientific team then formulates a product that honors that inspiration while delivering cutting-edge cosmetics. The goal is to provide healthy, clean, and pure cosmetics.2016-10-13-younique-02

Everyone is welcome to this fundraising event with the opportunity to buy high-quality products for great value prices.

High School Musical

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Congratulation are in order for our pupils performing in Ecclesfield School‘s production of High School Musical!

We’re delighted that our pupil Jack Skelton will be taking the lead role of Troy Bolton, while Ewan Revill will be part of the basketball team, and Kayla Barnes, Fay Blockley, Maddie Dunn, Conner Povey and Megan Thorpe will be part of the key dance troupe.

Well done all of you, we can’t wait to come and watch!

Fun at the Jellicle Ball

From the West End to our Sheffield dance school… 

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We had a simply fantastic time last Sunday with Enric, a cast member of the International Cats Tour, who led a brilliant workshop for our pupils.

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Enric in costume & character on the professional Cats Tour

We were encouraged to get into feline character and learned a routine direct from the world-renowned show, as Enric taught us the Jellicle Ball. The professional choreography was fabulous and our pupils picked it up really well.

Many thanks to Enric for taking this class, we all had a great time and we wish you the very best with the tour.

We hope you enjoy the slideshow of photos below, there is also a video available on our Facebook page, please click here.

 

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Once Upon A Time 2017

 

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We’re thrilled that two of our pupils will be appearing in Worksop Light Operatic Society’s Christmas pantomime, Once Upon A Time, this January! Well done to Kodi and Callie Cunningham for winning places in what is sure to be a magical Christmas treat!

Kodi will be playing the Genie while Callie will be a dancer. The show will take place from the 11-15 January 2017 at the Acorn Theatre, Worksop.

This takes our current tally of children performing in local pantomimes to 27, and we couldn’t be prouder!

Tickets will be available soon and updates can be found on the Society’s Facebook page, please click here. There will be group booking rates on offer.