We are delighted to announce that Skylark School of Dance won the prestigious Dance School of the Year 2018 Award, for best mid-sized school in the UK (100-200 students).
It’s amazing to be recognised in such a strong field; so many great dance schools, stories and projects. We know how hard it is to make a dance school a success – the blood, sweat and tears – every dance school deserves one of these! We are so lucky to be taking this trophy back to Bromley.
Thank you so much to the inspirational Anne Walker MBE and the DSOTY team, judges Brenda Last OBE and Terry Etheridge, as well as special guest Angela Rippon CBE. We had the best time at the awards ceremony!
And of course, huge thanks to our wonderful students, “the skylarks”, their supportive parents and our fantastic team; without them there’d be no school. We feel truly blessed to be working with such amazing people – we dedicate this award to all of you!
🎉We are officially the best Dance School of the Year 2018, in the 100 to 200 students category! Thank you everyone!
On Sunday Skylark School of Dance was recognised for a wonderful achievement; our director Anya was awarded One Dance UK’s first ever ‘Rising Star’ Teaching Award!
She offered a short acceptance speech to thank everybody who’s helped us along the way:
“I’m truly touched by this award, especially with the amazing work that Louise and Jaina [SIC – the other ‘Rising Star’ nominees] have been doing in the world of dance. I want to thank all of you at ‘One Dance UK’ for this selection. Skylark School of Dance’s first year has been a blur; a few mats in a civic hall, now a school of 70+ students, working with Bromley’s national theatre. I work hard – nearest and dearest would say “too hard” – but the collaborative spirit of everyone involved and their desire to turn Bromley into a wellspring of ballet-talent, has been instrumental to our success.
Thank you to our wonderful students, “the skylarks”, their supportive parents and our fantastic team; without them there’d be no school. I feel blessed to be working with such amazing people. Of course I’d also like to thank my family, for their patience and support along the way. In particular, I want to thank my son Leo, who’s been the inspiration behind all of this.”
We’re pleased to announce that our director Anya, is a finalist for One Dance UK’s inaugural Dance Teaching Awards; she’s been shortlisted for the ‘Rising Star’ category. Thank you to everyone who supported Anya. As a school, we’re incredibly excited and proud of this achievement. We’ll all be rooting for her at the award ceremony next month. (14th June 2017)
Today we were privileged to gain our accreditation to teach Progressing Ballet Technique, with the amazing Callie Roberts. Such an incredible programme and we can’t wait to share what we learnt with our students.