Today we would like to wish our local and beloved Churchill Theatre Bromley a very Happy 45th Birthday!
We have been privileged to call this wonderful place home for several years, when our school was first founded.
From amazing rehearsal space, fun times in the studios and performances on stage, we loved every minute of it!
As a community we’re so lucky to have a national theatre with such an amazing heritage, but also plans and aspirations for the future. Truly inspiring!
Many Happy Returns!
Lots of Love from the Skylarks x
And just like that we’re hopping off for the Easter break. Another great term of dancing, but where did the time go?! We had a blast and achieved so much. Now it’s time for a well deserved rest. Have a wonderful holiday Skylarks! We hope you have exciting plans in store. We can’t wait to see you back in the studio on Tuesday 19th April.
On Friday 10th December we celebrated Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children.
What Fantastic Beasts Lurk in Basco House?
Those of you who know us know that, here at Skylark School of Dance, we only do things for the brave of heart – when we put on an event, we go all out!
We have plenty of tricks (and possibly treats) up our sleeves for those of you who dare to enter the school on:
Date: Saturday 30th October.
Time:13:00 to 15:00 (ages 3 to 6)
16:00 to 18:00 (ages 7+)
Address: Basco House, 27A
Widmore Road, BR1 1RW
Price: £25 per child (£5 sibling discount)
BALLET BEAUTIES VS. FANTASTIC BEASTS
Those brave enough to join our enchanted event won’t be disappointed. Activities include: dark arts, charms to craft, devilish disco, ghoulish games and much more magical mayhem!
And, in a Basco House Halloween tradition, we encourage any budding potion-makers to bring betwixing baked goods to raise money for charity. Provided the nifflers don’t eat them all.
Join us… if you dare!
We are all so excited to see you there and perform for you after what has indeed been an adventure for us all.
After the show was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, our very own Skylark Alexandra finally took to stage in the long awaited production of Swan Lake performed by the English Youth Ballet (EYB) English Youth Ballet – Official Facebook Page at Bromley Churchill Theatre Churchill Theatre Bromley
Cast in the role as a cygnet, Alexandra performed beautifully with confidence and an immaculate stage presence. What an exciting experience to finally be on stage showcasing all your hard work and dedication working alongside EYB director Janet Lewis MBE (formerly a dancer with The Royal Ballet and principal dancer with London Festival Ballet).
Skylark Alexandra we are so proud of you!
A huge thank you to our teachers and staff for their dedication and perseverance throughout the most challenging period that has hit the entertainment industry.
Not only did we manage to make it over the other side we excelled, grew the company and are working towards bigger and better things in the future.
We’ve finished classes for the year and what a turbulent one it’s been! Thank you all for your support and love. You’ve helped our school remain a place of learning, fun and accomplishments throughout 2020! Despite the new restrictions we hope you all have a wonderful break and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
We are absolutely astounded by our dancer Tiffany, who’s able to display this level of control, in her first time away from the barre. This is after just a single term (5hrs) of pointe work. In short, phenomenal! Watching our Skylarks improve is what gets us out of bed in the morning, so this achievements is like an early Christmas gift. Keep up the amazing work Skylarks!
What a wonderful day we had celebrating Father’s Day with our Skylark Family. Thank you to the Skylark dads for dancing their hearts out. You are all simply amazing and we’ll cherish these memories forever.
To celebrate Father’s Day we’re inviting our Skylark dads and granddads to join their children in a very special dance lesson on Monday 22nd June, 18:30-19:15. If you’d like to join this class please contact us for the Zoom details.
We’re thrilled to be a part of this amazing initiative – The Driveway Project – photographing local families by their homes during lockdown.
When an amazing local photographer, Joyce Goldoni, approached us with the idea of documenting this unique time, we said YES without hesitation. This project aims to lift spirits in our community, share a slice of joy from our lives and bring us closer together… at a time when we’ve never felt further apart.
And what an incredible experience! Not only have we helped to create some beautiful images, but we’ve also helped to raise awareness and money for the wonderful Charity – SOLACE. Thank you Joyce, for letting us be a part of your art.
There is still time to make a donation for a great cause! Please see the link to the page in our profile.
With all this craziness, why not create your own ‘new normal’?⠀
Anyone can do ballet and it’s never too late to start. Skylark’s adult classes improve mobility, posture, coordination and energy levels.⠀
Have fun, meet other people and enjoy that liberating feeling that only comes from dance.⠀
Joining is easy. Just visit our website skylarkdance.com to view our new class schedule. Then pick a level and time that suits you. ⠀
To register, drop us a message or email on info@skylarkdance.
💥 Wow… Second day of the ‘So You Want to Dance’ competition and another Gold. Our dance superstar Nelly took 1st place in Junior Classical Solo category.⠀
Congratulations! We are so incredibly proud of you 🏆⠀
So our first dance competition of 2020 comes to a close and our dancers come home with 10 gold medals between them. Such an incredible achievement! Well done!
💥 What an amazing Leap Day, as our Skylarks leaped their way to the top! ⠀
🏆 Our first dance competition of the year – ‘So You Want to Dance’ – and our dancers took 1st place in the Junior Classical Troupes category. Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement!⠀
Good luck to all our Skylarks competing in the second day of the competition tomorrow! 💖
Congratulations to our amazing Skylarks Alexandra and Tiffany who successfully auditioned for the English Youth Ballet yesterday and will be performing with the company in their dramatic full-length ballet production – Swan Lake at the Churchill Theatre this August.⠀
We are so proud of you and can’t wait to see you shine on stage! 🌟❤️
🏆 We are very pleased to announce the recipients of Skylark Scholarship 2020.⠀
The Skylark Scholarship program was launched in 2018 to help young dancers with big dreams to get a head start on their dancing journey and use the scholarship funded lessons to further develop their talents.⠀
🤩 This year the teaching faculty has chosen the winners based on last year’s commitment to dance, attendance and talent.⠀
Congratulations Nelly and Anya! We are really proud of you!
📌 Due to high interest, we are delighted to release the second date for the Skylark Dance Company auditions! ⠀
If you didn’t get a chance to participate in the first round, this is your chance! ⠀
As a member of Skylark Dance Company you will be able to learn various dance techniques, improve your performance skills and participate in dance events and competitions. ⠀
➡ To sign up for the audition please contact email@example.com
Exciting News! We are really proud of our student Isabel who was named the Step into Dance Ambassador 2020! 🌟
This scheme provides talented and enthusiastic young people with the opportunity to learn new skills that will equip them to support a range of events, projects and performances throughout the academic year.
Step into Dance is a Royal Academy of Dance programme in partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation.
Congratulations Isabel and good luck! 👏✨
✨That time of the year is here when dreams, hopes and goals start to stir and inspire.
Sometimes we do ourselves a disservice, by saying “I can’t” to projects that intimidate or we don’t think are right for us. Be kind to yourself: say “I can!”. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.
Try that new project. A little anxiety is normal, it means an exciting change could lie ahead. You never know what discoveries or realisations you’ll have until you leave your comfort zone.
See. You’re thinking about those first steps and beginning is the hardest part. Good work… and good luck!💫
🌟 Above is the photo of our inspirational adult dancers.