What Fantastic Beasts Lurk in Basco House?

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)

THEME:
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!

Address
Basco House, 27A Widmore Road, Bromley, BR1 1RW
Phone
077 8934 6299
020 8460 0924
E-mail:
info@skylarkdance.com
admin@skylarkdance.com
Schedule
Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 16:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00

Monday Motivation

Following the recent success of teen tennis champion and fellow Bromley resident Emma Raducanu we wanted to highlight the success of our own little champion Skylark Andrea who surprised us all when she came back from Japan having achieved 6th place in the Japan Junior Olympics competing in Synchronised Swimming!
We are so inspired by our students who immerse themselves in a variety of extracurricular activities from swimming, to gymnastics to martials arts etc. Something many successful sports people and athletes have done like Raducanu herself who studied ballet to improve her sporting skills.
Doing an activity alone is beneficial but won’t give you that spark that’s needed to achieve that X-factor in the activity you do.
People dance for different reasons, whether it be to accelerate their ability in different ways, express themselves through dance or simply for fun.
Ballet is not just for dancers, it’s for individuals who can’t just settle for being good enough, it’s for those who want to make a mark and know what they want in life.
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to @emmaraducanu
and our own champion Skylark Andrea. You are an inspiration to us all and the pride and joy of Bromley.

Tickets on Sale now

SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!
(please purchase via link below)
A Skylark Adventure…tells the story of a family of Skylarks, who are forced from the safety of their nest and embark on a quest for a new home, told in an enchanting medley of music and dance.Please join us on this journey that not only celebrates the schools 5th anniversary but also coming back home to the stage!

We are all so excited to see you there and perform for you after what has indeed been an adventure for us all.

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Skylark Alexandra in Swan Lake

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! 💐🎉⭐

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Skylark Fraya at bbodance Masterclass

As you may be aware our school is affiliated with bbodance @bbodance who are celebrating their 91st anniversary this year.
Our Skylark Fraya has recently attended a Masterclass with Principal of Birmingham Royal Ballet and newest patron of the bbodance Brandon Lawrence @blawrencedancer. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and dedication to dance. She had a wonderful time and immensely enjoyed the experience.
Huge thank you to the bbodance for their continued support and opportunities they provide to our students and teachers especially through such a tough year. We are proud to be a part of the bbodance family. ❤️

Our timetable for the first half of the autumn term

Exciting news! Our timetable for the first half of the autumn term is ready. More classes and new projects will be added to the timetable in the coming weeks. Book your classes now, as places are limited.

New Class Timetable PDF Available
WEDNESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 24 OCTOBER

Nominated for the One Dance UK ‘Dance in the Community’ Award

Congratulations to our Founder and Director, Anya Zhavoronkova on being nominated for the One Dance UK ‘Dance in the Community’ award. Your dedication and passion for dance shine through! Your efforts have no doubt enriched the lives of many people in the community, helping them to keep active and learning, during this challenging year. Much love 💖

Bespoke party packages to cater to your child’s birthday

At Skylark, we love a celebration! Did you know that we offer bespoke party packages to cater to your child’s birthday or any other special occasion? If you want to have a unique party experience, in our wonderful school setting, then get in touch on info@skylarkdance.com and let us help make their party wishes come true. 🎉🧚‍♀️👯‍♀️

That’s a wrap!

We’ve completed the academic year. Congratulations to all our Skylarks and their families – you’ve been amazing! If this year has taught us anything, it’s that we can overcome all manner of obstacles. With resilience and dedication, we can not only survive but succeed. We are so proud and love you all! Now time for a well deserved summer break. Have a wonderful holiday and we look forward to seeing you all back in the studio, for an exciting September.

Our new stage production

After much anticipation, we’re thrilled to announce that our stage production has finally been confirmed! Keep your diaries free on the 25th September, for the next exciting chapter of the Skylark story.
More details and tickets will be available soon, so stay tuned!

Huge thank you to our teachers and staff

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. 👏🎉❤️

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Students are working hard

We’ve completed the academic year. Congratulations to all our Skylarks and their families – you’ve been amazing! If this year has taught us anything, it’s that we can overcome all manner of obstacles. With resilience and dedication, we can not only survive but succeed. We are so proud and love you all! Now time for a well deserved summer break. Have a wonderful holiday and we look forward to seeing you all back in the studio, for an exciting September.

Skylark Melanie graduated

Yesterday our Skylark Melanie graduated from her bbodance Level 3 Dance Teaching Qualification. At just 17, she completed her training alongside her A-levels… and gained a distinction to boot!
She worked incredibly hard, with support from her mentor Miss Anya, to pull off this amazing feat – all this during the pandemic too!
Melanie is also our school’s first professional graduate, but it feels like just yesterday that she started dancing with us at 12 years old – the years are flying by. Congratulations Melanie, we wish you nothing but further success! 💖🎓

Costumes for our upcoming show

We are very excited to share more of our beautiful costumes for our upcoming show.
Due to Covid restrictions we were unable to stage our production this summer, but we are looking forward to the lifting of restrictions and more opportunities to perform.
We are planning to unveil our show in the autumn, as part of our school’s 5th birthday celebrations. We can’t wait to reveal what’s in store!

Tiffany joins Royal Ballet School’s Summer Intensive programme

Some of you may know that our lovely Skylark Tiffany was invited to Vaganova Ballet Academy in Russia this summer. However due to pandemic and travel restrictions she is not able to make it to Russia this summer.
But we have recently learnt that Tiffany has also received a place in the Royal Ballet School’s Summer Intensive programme at the White Lodge in London.
Congratulations Tiffany! 🥳You have worked so incredibly hard for these achievements and we are so proud of you! ⭐

Let’s hear it for the boys!

 Our new classes, tailored to encourage boys to dance and develop their repertoire, have been a huge hit. Just a fortnight since launch and we’ve had eight new boys join the school, alongside our other amazing male dancers. Great work guys, you’re making fantastic progress!

Leave no ballet birthday behind!

We clearly missed a lot during lockdown, including wishing happy returns and giving gifts to our lovely students. This term we’re playing catch-up, by celebrating every birthday that we’ve missed, in style. At Skylark, every day’s a celebration! 🥳

Happy International Dance Day!

Dance is one if the purest forms of expression, a chance to move wild and free, inspiring those around us. The artform has never been so needed… so relevant.
Today and every day, let us celebrate the many things we enjoy about dance and the global community around it.
Dance without restraint. Dance with love.

Our Skylark Scholarship winners

The Oscars weren’t the only awards being handed out this week. Our Skylark Scholarship winners (awarded in the New Year) finally got to collect their trophies in person. During this challenging year, we recognised the efforts of (a record) five students that went the extra mile in their studies, achievements and voluntary acts at the school. These scholarships will help these students take their development to the next level, through extra funded classes and private training sessions. Fantastic achievement, guys. Well done!

Back in the Studio

First week back in the studio, complete! It’s been wonderful to welcome our Skylarks back home and also to meet all the new students, who joined this week. It’s incredible but most of our classes are fully booked and we are so grateful to have busy studios once again. Can’t wait for week 2!

Celebrate with us

Did you know that we also do parties… and not just for dancers? We can help your loved ones celebrate all sorts of occasions, through a variety of themes. Our highly skilled team can create an event to remember at our beautiful school – a magical setting for any dreamer.
For more information and to book please email info@skylarkdance.com

Vaganova Academy’s Online Winter Intensive course

Many of us are tucking into leftover turkey today, but a couple of our Skylarks have put their mince pies aside to start the Vaganova Academy’s Online Winter Intensive course!
The tutors are current teachers at the legendary academy. This is a rare and unprecedented chance for students to learn from the masters, who’ve taught some of the most remarkable dancers around. We feel immensely privileged that our students can participate. We wish them lots of luck and hope they enjoy the course!

Straight to the Pointe

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!

Online dance classes

We are pleased to announce that we are now inviting new students to our online classes. Get in touch to find out about the classes on offer and prices on info@skylarkdance.com and join our growing Skylark dance family ✨❤️

Dancer’s Dream Lab

We’re delighted to share an exciting project with you; ‘Dancer’s Dream Lab’! During lockdown our founder, Anya Zhavoronkova, will offer one-to-one online tuition tailored to your dancing aspirations. 30 or 60 min coaching sessions to work with you on individual goals like: audition preparation, nailing tricky repertoire or discussing routes into the dance profession. Get in touch on info@skylarkdance.com and Anya will help turn those dancing dreams into reality!

Skylark Virtual Studio

Lockdown getting you down? Worry not dancers, the Skylark Virtual Studio is back online! For those who want to see what our fantastic school has to offer, now is the perfect opportunity to sample our interactive Zoom lessons. Contact us on info@skylarkdance.com and join our community.

Basco Haunted House

To mark the end of our first half-term in our new home, we turned the school into ‘Basco Haunted House’, with Halloween-themed fundraising workshops. The Skylarks joined us in spooky dance-spectaculars, creepy creative-classes and a beastly bake-off. Your generous contributions will go towards creating our third studio, allowing more students to return to the school and helping us to keep class sizes manageable. We would like to thank all of our students and their families for their love and support. Also to all our teachers and volunteers that made these events happen. We had an amazing time! Enjoy the half-term break and we look forward to seeing you back next Monday. ❤❤❤

Skylark Halloween workshop

We are super excited to announce we will be celebrating Halloween this year with our lovely Skylarks here at Basco House!
On Saturday 24th October we will be holding an exciting workshop filled with dancing, acting, arts and crafts and much more!
As many of you may already know, our incredible Halloween workshops are not one to miss! Spaces are limited and will be reserved on a first come first served basis so please let us know if your child would like to join us!
To book your space please contact us on info@skylarkdance.com

Parent and Baby Ballet

We are excited to announce our new ‘Parent and Baby Ballet’ class to our timetable this year!
This class is provides a nurturing environment for our little Skylarks to express themselves through play with their parent or guardian.
Using different props to enhance physical development by improving strength and stability and small equipment promoting their fine motor skills.
This class is a great way for the little ones and parents to have fun and meet new friends whilst developing their skills.
Suitable for 2-3 years old
Tuesdays 10:30-11:15
Saturday 13:00-13:45
For more info and to book please contact info@skylarkdance.com
Adult Dance Classes Bromley

Variety of adult dance classes

It’s not an easy thing to stay active, at any age, and to put ourselves out there to learn as an adult can be very confronting but very rewarding.
At Skylark School of Dance we offer a variety of exciting adult classes for every age and level, from beginner to advanced.
Dance can improve our physical, cognitive and emotional health, throughout our lives. Whether you’re a beginner who’s just starting out or an advanced dancer looking for in-depth training, consider your dance goals now within reach.
For more information and to book please contact us on info@skylarkdance.com

Counting down to the start of classes

We are counting down to the start of classes and are happy to announce further new additions to our timetable for younger learners ‘Introduction to Ballet’ & ‘Parent & Child Ballet’.
In each class we’ll work on posture, coordination, strength and musicality.
These classes are being launched today, exclusively for our followers. Contact us on info@skylarkdance.com for more information and to book a trial class!

Starting Pointe Classes

Starting Pointe Class is a very exciting time for any aspiring ballerina.
We are really pleased to be starting Point Work classes at the school this year.
For more information about classes please contact us on info@skylarkdance.com
Or read below:
Starting POINTE WORK is a special milestone in a ballerina’s life. Dancing on your toes requires tremendous strength of the legs and feet. How do you know when you’re ready for pointe shoes?
  • The proper age to start pointe work is controversial. Many experts believe that a ballet dancer can begin dancing on pointe if she is at least 9 or 10 years old. Some teachers don’t attach a number at all, they simply rely on ability. However, because the growth of the foot is about complete at age 11 or 12, many agree that pointe work could be introduced at this time.
  • In order to be able to dance on pointe, a dancer must have had time to achieve the form, strength, and alignment needed to make a successful transition into pointe work. Proper technique is required to be able to properly rise on the toes without risks of injury.
  • In order to maintain proper technique and flexibility needed for pointe work, it is imperative to practice ballet formally at least 3 times per week. The pointe portion of the class should follow the regular ballet class, perhaps extending the time half an hour. This ensures that the entire body, especially the feet and ankles, are properly warmed up.
  • All dancers should be formally evaluated by their ballet teacher to determine if they are physically ready to meet the demands of pointe work. The teacher should check for correct body position and alignment, sufficient turnout, strength and balance, and mastery of basic ballet techniques.

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)

‘Progressing Ballet Technique’ (PBT) is a new addition to our timetable. This is a programme developed by Marie Walton-Mahon, an Australian ballet dancer, to help students understand which muscles they need to be engaging during their ballet repertoire. It promotes core stability, weight placement and body alignment.
We are proud to say that our teachers are certified PBT instructors and can’t wait to share their knowledge and help you achieve amazing results through this programme.
Classes are open to children and adults, please see timetable for class times.
For more information or to book please contact us on info@skylarkdance.com

2020 Summer School

Our 2020 Summer School has drawn to an end, but what a week we had! It’s been an amazing experience and such a pleasure to welcome our wonderful Skylarks to their new studios.
This past week students have enjoyed classes in ballet, contemporary, street dance, musical theatre, arts, crafts, plus many more.
We’d like to thank everyone who took part and made such fantastic progress; we hope you had as much fun as we did.
What a great way to mark this new chapter in the journey of Skylark School of Dance at Basco House.
🎉✨💫♥️ @ Skylark School of Dance
Father's Day at Skylark Dance

Father’s Day

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.

The Driveway Project

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.

 

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Adult Ballet Bromley London

Adult Classes @ Skylark

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.

So You Want to Dance. Day 2

💥 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!

So You Want to Dance. Day 1

💥 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! 💖

English Youth Ballet audition

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! 🌟❤️

Skylark Scholarship Recipients 2020

🏆 We are very pleased to announce the recipients of Skylark Scholarship 2020.⠀

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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!

Audition for Skylark Dance Company

📌 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 info@skylarkdance.com

Step into Dance Ambassador 2020

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! 👏

Adult Ballet Classes

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.

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