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We’re nearly there! One big class rehearsal tomorrow, then next week we’re at the theatre. We’d like to make you aware of the following information, please read all carefully.DSC_0501-002

Saturday 9th July Class Rehearsal
All pupils please arrive for 10am ready to start. For those in first half only you will finish at 11.45, rabbits will be finished for 12.15 and everyone else about 1.15.
Please read the notice board carefully for any further information. We will announce about times for theatre tomorrow too.
The chaperone rota will be on the board tomorrow. If you can’t do a time that you’re down for please see Mrs Berry,  don’t find a replacement yourself. We’d also like to remind the chaperones that they may not be in the same dressing room as their child.DSC_0189-002

Bills & Fees
Please be advised that all outsranding private lesson fees, costume bills and ticket money must be settled by tomorrow – Saturday 9th July. 
If you are not sure about whether you owe anything, please contact Mrs Berry directly either by calling or private message.DSC_0275-002

Tickets!
We still have tickets on sale for all performances. Orders can be placed with Mrs Berry tomorrow and the tickets will be on sale all next week. DSC_0926-001

Health and Safety
Any child/pupil/adult must have a seat ticket to go into the auditorium – fire regulations!

Other than that we’re very much looking forward to this special show and we’re so excited to show you the hard work that’s been going off behind the scenes here. If you’re unsure about anything please contact a teacher. If you are unsure how to do this you can message our Facebook page directly at www.facebook.com/SBSOTD – if you are not a member already, you can request to join our group at www.facebook.com DSC_0118-002

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

2016.06.20Many a congratulation to our pupils who are now part of the juvenile chorus in Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Pantomimes’ production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

Maddie Dunn, Maisie Ganley, Lucy Holcroft, Megan Moore, Leila Steer, Megan Thorpe, Lilli Walker, Renée Warren and Aliyah Xaba will be pounding the floorboards this Christmas at the Sheffield Lyceum alongside panto favourite Damian Williams and Coronation Street’s Wendi Peters.

Well done to all the girls who auditioned for the show, you all continue to do us very proud.

 

Teaching Success

Many congratulations to our student teachers Molly Barrowclough, Elle Longden-Lyons and Charlotte Stones for passing their Theatre Craft teaching exam at Pre-Associate Part 2 level! The girls passed the part 1 of their exam last year and we are thrilled to see them progress with flying colours. Well done ladies!

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Miss Dance of Great Britain 2016

If you’d have told us in June 2015 while we were trailing back on the coach from Blackpool that we could top the feeling of watching 3 of our wonderful young ladies perform on that huge stage in front of 3,500 people, we would have laughed at you.2016.06.12 05

But there we were, coaches full of Berry Babes, parents, family and friends, on Sunday 12th June 2016, arriving at the Winter Gardens Theatre to cheer on five of our talented pupils.2016.06.12 03

The day was exciting, emotional and chocca-block with fantastic and entertaining dancers. To achieve your place in Miss Dance of Great Britain, you have to compete in heats across the country to win one of the 50 spots in this prestigious competition. So there we were, with 10% of the top young dancers in the country coming from the Sharon Berry School of Theatre Dance.2016.06.12 04

huge congratulations to our girls performing at this event: Rebecca Hanneman, Alexandra O’Brien, Bree Quinton, Charlotte Stones and Bridie Thorpe. You girls danced beautifully, and we were so proud as a school to be there to cheer you on as your performed your hearts out. A record-breaker for our school, to have 5 girls dance in the competition together, and surely a wonderful experience for the Fab Five to share this moment and think about how far they’ve come since they were little girls.2016.06.12 02

A special well done to Bree Quinton, who was recalled to perform in the semi-finals of the competition with her I Dreamed A Dream. An incredible honour.2016.06.12 01-001

Well done to all of our girls who performed at Miss Dance, you are all winners in our eyes, and your parents, teachers, family, friends and fellow pupils are so very proud of you.

Snow White: Audition Information

Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Pantomimes are putting on their annual smash-hit at Sheffield’s Lyceum this year, and for 2016, it’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs! The production company are looking for young dancers to join its company for the Christmas season, and as no South Yorkshire pantomime is complete without Berry Babes, we give you the information at the link below.

Please note, if you are going to audition – please inform Mrs Berry so she can make the appropriate arrangements for the school production’s photoshoot. 

For audition information, please click here: Snow White Audition

June: The Month That Keeps On Giving

Well well well… we have been busy! We’ve achieved rather a lot in the first week of June and the month’s main even, Miss Dance of Great Britain, hasn’t even happened yet! Here’s what the month of June holds for Sharon Berry School of Theatre Dance:2016.06.06 Two Counties 03

Two Counties Dance Festival
Our Berry Babes did us proud last week at the Two Counties Dance Festival. There were trophies galore as nine of our pupils were invited to dance in the Bursary competition at the end of the week’s activities (some of them were nominated more than once!).2016.06.06 Two Counties 04

Well done to Rebecca Hanneman, Alexandra O’Brien, Bree Quinton, Ewan Revill, Gabriel Sharrock, Jack Skelton, Eve Wainwright, Aliyah Xaba and Laylah Xaba for earning their spot in the Bursary section. An even bigger congratulations to Rebecca Hanneman for winning Senior Bursary prize! 2016.06.06 Two Counties 06
There were too many medal wins to count but a few highlights are the Junior Character section, in which our pupils swept the board from 1st-4th place with Eva Cadet, Megan Bridger, Gracie Smedley and Maddison Buckley. Abigail Bridger took a 1st place in her Tap while our seniors and their Top Hat troupe also took a gold brushing off their white coats.
Well done to everyone who represented the school, working hard and always with a smile!2016.06.06 Two Counties 07

IDTA Scholarship Nominations
A big congratulations to Ewan, Gabriel and Jack for being nominated for their Grade 4 Theatre Craft examinations – they will be dancing at the 2017 IDTA Theatre Dance Awards in Manchester next year.2016.06.06 Two Counties 09

Staff Success
Well done to Miss Rebecca Akers who has achieved the position of Fellow of the International Dance Teachers’ Association through her qualifications in Modern Jazz. We’re very glad all the hard work paid off! Miss Rebecca and Miss Marie Horner also won awards at Two Counties Dance Festival.2016.06.06 Two Counties 08

Singin’ In The Rain
Our lovely former pupil and guest teacher Matt Croke is assuming the lead role of Don Lockwood at Singin’ in the Rain – which this month will be performed at Bolton’s Octagon Theatre for a month! Tickets are nearly sold out so book soon to avoid disappointment.2016.06.06 Singin in the Rain 01

All Good Things
Preparations are now well underway for our school production, All Good Things. We have now sold out for Saturday’s evening performance and are nearly sold out for the matinee! If you would like tickets please get in touch with Pete Berry at 0114 246 6126 or by email at psberry43@gmail.comShow 2014

Miss Dance of Great Britain 2016
Well… this hardly needs an introduction as one tenth of the competitors of this prestigious event are homegrown Berry Babes! Sunday 12th June and Blackpool won’t know what hits it as hundreds of Team Berry pile into the Winter Gardens Theatre to cheer on our fantastically talented girls, Rebecca Hanneman, Alexandra O’Brien, Bree Quinton, Charlotte Stones and Bridie Thorpe. We can’t wait to see you on that stage girls, best of luck, we know you don’t need it.

So stay tuned! Lots of exciting things happening at the Sharon Berry School in the coming weeks…Too Darn Hot 2014

All Good Things: Ticket Information

We’re very much looking forward to our school production in July, All Good Things, which will be a celebration of the very best of Berry School!

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Tickets will be on sale to school pupils 1st May. General sale will begin 19th May.

Tickets can only be purchased via the official forms distributed by Mrs Berry and will only be reserved when the money is paid in full.

Price:
£12 adult ticket
£9 concession

Please note there are no concession tickets for the Saturday evening performance.

For show dates and further information, please click here: All Good Things.
To sponsor a page in our programme, please click here: Programme Sponsorship
And finally, to see how we’ve been getting on with our rehearsals, please click here: Show Gallery.

Programme Sponsorship

As you should well know, we’re preparing for our school production in July! For more information on that, please click here: All Good Things.

If you wish to sponsor a page in our programme for your business please contact Mrs Berry either via private Facebook message or by telephone: 0114 246 6126. We are charging £75 for a full page, £50 for half a page – all proceeds to charity to be announced.

 

Famous Five!

Wow wow wow – Miss Charlotte Stones… what a star. A huge congratulations to our lovely and extremely talented Charlotte who has tonight secured her place in the International Dance Teachers’ Association’s Miss Dance of Great Britain 2016.

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Performing her tap solo in a heat in Hartlepool tonight, our very own Miss Stones earned her place in this prestigious and hotly contested competition. Charlotte has a particular talent for tap, and in 2014 won the IDTA’s Tap Exam Grade Scholarship.

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This now takes our Miss Dance ladies up to a grand total of 5/5 – a turnout for the books! The girls will take part in the national competition on 12 June later this year, and will get to perform on Blackpool’s great Winter Gardens stage.