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EXCITING NEWS!!!!!!! Elite is now an Associate Dance School to the Royal Ballet and Royal Opera House on the chance to dance programme. Principal Donna Wilcox is Associate Dance artist and will be delivering the programme in primary school locally as well as welcoming the new programme structures into Elite Academy.
Fantastic day of RAD major exams from inter foundation to Advanced 2💜
Congratulations to all of our students who have successfully auditioned for Lichfield Garrick panto this Xmas!!
Good luck to all our students at the start of their vocational and associate programmes!
ELITE ARE NATIONAL FINALISTS AND MEDAL WINNER FOR THE ALL ENGLAND DANCE FESTIVAL ! TOP IN THE COUNTRY WELL DONE TEAM ELITE
we are holding open auditions for our Associate and Dance company courses this September!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ISABELLE OGDEN WHO HAS GAINED A PLACE AT ROYAL BALLET SENIOR ASSOCIATE COURSE .
Amazing start to our 18th Year with the IDTA Theatre Awards with all of our students gaining places in the finals and gaining special commendations in Ballet, Tap, Theatrecraft and modern. Congratulations to Tabby O Sullivan who won the Veronica Twedale Classical Ballet award for the 2 nd year running and also the Ken Dodd Tap Award for outstanding performance.Also to Isabelle Ogden and Phoebe Millward.
Congratulations to all our LCM ( london college of music ) Singing exams an outstanding 100% Distinctions amazing well done Miss Sue.
Fantastic success to Ami and Jess for making the Elmhurst Finals and also to Ami for being awarded places at Hammond and Tring!
More to follow!!! x
with IDTA scholarships in Manchester for the Theatre Awards this is for gaining outstanding exam results . We have 5 dancers this time for Ballet, tap and modern Jazz . I am delighted to also have been asked to be one of the assessors for the Theatrecraft award which is exciting. Our girls are also demonstrating for London congress in the Advanced 2 modern lecture . We have many festivals, exams and some shows this term ! Congratulations also to fantastic xmas exam results. Well done all xx
Autumn Term 2015
Congratulations to our Elite students who have all successfully auditioned for Panto at Lichfield Garrick and also to Mia for being in the NIA panto.
The summer saw fantastic results at All England dance Festival , Hackney Empire for Tabitha O sullivan and Isabelle Ogden who both came away with medals ! Also British Championships we had semi Finalists this year in all age groups .
Congratulations to Ami Fielding, Emily Mcneil, Jessica love wilson for gaining places on the Junior Associate programme of the Royal Ballet School. Congratulations to Kiara Wheeler, Tabby O sullivan, Isabelle Ogden for gaining places on the Ballet Theatre UK pre vocational programme. Elite Academy has a strong classical ballet element running through its all round training and this is paying off dividends. Well done girls we are all very proud x
Congratulations To Tabitha O Sullivan who has been nominated for a Grade 4 Ballet Theatre Award for gaining 94 % she will get to go to Manchester with other nominees and compete for a bursary to help with training. This year we had Kiara Wheeler and Jamie Hocknell who also were nominated for Ballet and Theatrecraft.
Congratulations to Bethany Lakin who has been offered places at London Studio Centre on the MT degree and also at Laines Theatre Arts. She has worked so hard this year on gaining her A level Dance as well as BTEC Dance studies and working towards her Associate Ballet .
Charlotte Rawlinson has been offered places at Urdang and Bird College. She has also been working towards A level Dance and her Associate Ballet . Charlotte has been with elite from age 4.
Jamie Hocknell has been offered places at GSA, Urdang, Bird,Laines , Itali Conti. He has also studying his A level Dance. And just been nominated for IDTA scholarship for Intermediate ballet gaining 94%
Congratulation to Tabitha O sullivan and Isabelle Ogden who have both been offered a place with the national youth Ballet . Well Done !
AMAZING results once again for IDTA dance exams with another 3 nominations for Advanced 1 modern Erin Deakin and Bobbie Nickless and Intermediate modern Phoebe Millward. Phoebe was also nominated for Grade 5 theatre Craft and also Daisy Freeth. Thats 9 nominations this year for Majors and Grades fantastic girls!!!!
We have also had fab academic results for A2 Dance with A-C’s well done. Plus Distinctions for BTEC Subsidary Diplomas.
A fond farewell goes to Bobbie and Nicole who start Urdang this September and also to Thea who is starting at Guildford school of acting Good luck !! and we will miss you x
SUMMER SUCCESS…… we are currently at the British Championships where Tabby O Sullivan and Kiara Wheeler are both through to the finals ! Top 6 in Juvenile Ballet out 0f 73 and junior modern out of 85.The comp continues follow us on twitter and fb……
WELL AN AMAZING SUMMER TERM ENDS……This term we have seen 5 IDTA scholarship nominations for majors and grades which is a fantastic achievement ! These are awarded for outstanding exam results and to audition for funding to help towards students training.
Tabby O sullivan performed at national finals of only 11 to qualify. She wet on to be awarded special commendation.
see our competition news for All England updates at regional finals !
Well done Beth for A level Drama result for practical exam …brilliant !!!
Congratulation Thea for being accepted on the Royal Central college of speech and drama gap year course !
Well Done to all A level Dance students this week fantastic results again for choreography and performance pieces with high percentage being band 1 !
Also great results for professional exams Pre Associates to Licentiates all gaining Distinctions.
Congratulations to all students who have just taken their Teaching exams PRE Associates were all Distinctions and Advanced 1 Theatrecraft girls were nominated for 3 IDTA scholarships. Well Done.
There are only 30 places and over 4000 applicants for the Urdang Academy, London for which Thea Butler and Bobbie Nickless and Nicole jackson have been accepted.
Nicole has also been offered RAD Degree course in London.
At the IDTA Scholarships in Manchester we had 5 candidates nominated for outstanding exam results with 3 getting into the final 13.
******* DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS AND SOCIAL GATHERINGS GOVERNMENT ISSUE WE ARE NOW CLOSED UNTIL AFTER THE EASTER BREAK . PLEASE FOLLOW US ON FB AND INSTAGRAM FOR ONLINE CLASSES COMPETITIONS AND MUCH MORE LETS KEEP THE WORLD DANCING AND THE CHILDREN SMILING! WE WILL MISS YOU ALL ! SEE YOU SOON XXXXXXXXXXX
OUR NEW TERM IS UNDERWAY ! we close December 20th and are closed for October Half term.
NEW CLASSES PROGRESSIVE BALLET TECHNIQUE COMING AT EASTER WHERE THE USE OF PILATES AND FITNESS BALLS HELP WITH STRENGTHENING BALLET TECHNIQUE. THIS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR ADULTS IN THED DAY!
NEW TERM SEPTEMBER 4TH !!!
Once again our students have amazed us with fantastic exam results and also national achievements . We are now taking new students for our Pre school classes plus we are holding auditions for our Elite Performance Group with this term focusing on Pantomime!
Please visit our FB page for unto date events and registrations!!!
NEW CLASSES FOR SPRING ;
SATURDAY STREET DANCE CLASS AGE 4 + WITH MISS LOZ
AND BODY CONDITION AND STRETCH SATURDAYS 10.30-11AM WITH MISS SARAH
ALSO DAY CLASSES FOR ADULTS;
FUSION FLOW CLASS WITH MISS D .TO GET YOU FEELING GOOD VIBES!! (STAND UP PADDLE BOARD CLASSES IN THE SUMMER TOO!)
PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS FOR ADULTS DAY AND EVENINGS ALSO AVAILABLE.
HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY !!! We are having a busy start to the year ! This weekend Lichfield Garrick Theatre PASHA the dancers are excited ( as are the moms! ) our 3rd year at performing with Pasha !
FANTASTIC NEW CLASSES BEING ANNOUNCED FOR SUMMER TERM FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN!!!
HAPPY SPRING XX
SPRING TERM 16
Happy 17th Birthday Elite !! We are open Jan 4th and close march 24th for Easter. Exams for this term are Feb 26th . We have new drama and musical theatre class on a Wednesday at 5.45 pm for age 5-7yrs. Competitions in Feb and March for All England and TDCI championships. Happy New Year !
AUTUMN TERM 2015
Another fun packed term with new classes for A level Drama, Musical Theatre, Body Conditioning and Adult Tap and Jazz classes. This terms exams will be held December for the whole school and professionals. Competitions are in Redditch and Walsall this term Good Luck Festival team. We are also entering students to audition to represent England in the dance world cup !!
Miss D x
Congratulations to everyone on a wonderful show photos can be seen in our gallery !! We have had fab success at All England finals see our festival posts!!
We are now getting ready for exams and summer school !! Exams are July 10,11 and 17th . Summer School is 20th-24th July.
older news …..
MARCH 24TH 2015 NEWS….
We are now preparing for our SHOWCASE 2015 at Prince of Wales Cannock May 2-3rd tickets available from Box Office from April 20th. We are also taking 45 children to dance with Pasha on the STRICTLY SHOW At Lichfield Garrick Theatre also on May 2nd. This our 2nd year taking part in this event . We are also preparing timetable new classes for Summer term so keep upto date on our FB page too !!
miss D x
WELL DONE TO ALL OUR GCSE DANCE STUDENTS TODAY ! !0 students completing the course in one year and all students only in year 9 and 10 . Fingers crossed for written results to be as good as practical !!
Bower day was fantastic with the sun shining and the children being full of carnival spirit ! Boswell Bear was in top form and honoured to be taken around the arena on his special throne with the Bower Queen and Deputy . Well done to all our dancers x
We re open June 2nd Monday .
We close for Easter after classes on April 12th and then reopen mon April 28th. Invoices for next term will be issued by end of term .
It has been a busy term with competitions for the Elite Team at the SSTAF festival which was held at Landeau Forte Tamworth. over 30 trophies were won for highest overall marks etc plus individual medals meaning that Elite won the teachers trophy for the 2nd year running for the most aggregate points over the whole competition. Well Done.
Plus TDCI staffordshire regional championship titles for Juvenile Ballet, Modern,and Junior Ballet.
Congrataulations to Bethany Lakin and Charlotte Rawlinson also James Hocknell who have successfully auditioned and been accepted at top london dance and musical theatre colleges now the decision which one to choose!
AMAZING EXAM RESULTS ; CHECKOUT THE RECENT SUCCESS PAGES !
fantastic time rehearsing for Lichfield Bower with Boswell bear and the BOSETTES will be in full force our dancers age 3-10 yrs as the official cheerleaders! fantastic job x
Unlikely news !! Charlotte and Beth also came the first joint winners of the Lichfield Pancake race!!! Such talent !!
Our Strictly fun classes are going fabulous darling and students are now samba and rumbaing around the studio .. New Adult class will be starting after Easter !
Drama and musical theatre classes will be having new intake and with extra sessions added for Talented Tots and Diddy Drama. Private singing slots will also be available after Easter please email me or message me .
Thanks Donna x
check out our recent success news and comp news !
We close for classes on March 29th and re open Monday April 8th . This term has been an action packed term with many important exams and auditions for our senior girls.
This terms successes are as follows;
Thea and Bobbie secured places at Urdang Academy, London on BA degree. 30 places and over 4000 applicants ! Nicole Jackson Royal Academy of Dance Degree again a magnificent achievement.
February; IDTA scholarships Manchester. With elite getting into the finals.
March; Exam session 100% pass rate with Kiara Wheeler gaining an incredible 94 % for grade 3 Theatrecraft. All Intermediate and Advanced Ballet students gaining Distinctions.
SSTAF festival; Miss Charlotte organized her first dance festival with great success.
* Tabby O Sullivan who won the Staffordshire Ballet and Modern Championships (juvenile)
* Kiara Wheeler; Runner up junior Ballet champion and 3rd in Modern.
* Talia Butler; Staffordshire champion for senior modern and runner up Ballet.
* Nicole Jackson; Runner up senior modern champion.
Well done to all other students you have all performed beautifully and behaved graciously.
OUR BI ANNUAL SHOW IS TO BE HELD AT PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE CANNOCK Jan 18-20th TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM BOX OFFICE. Our 21st Birthday!!!!!
Fantastic showcase of our talented tots to seniors a magical journey from Nutcracker to Circus delights! keep upto date on FB twitter and Instagram!
Its that time of year again ……
The elite dancers will be performing with Pasha in his show tonight at Lichfield Garrick for the 4th year running good luck everyone x
Elite Academy are the official Bower Bosettes dancing with the Boswell the Bower Bear himself in the procession We will also be performing in the main arena in Beacon Park… hope to see you there!
Wristbands are available for £1 from the office for entry into the park.
Another amazing start to the year and lots of titles won as well as new experiences ! Follow our success on FB and instagram as well as twitter!
Already a fantastic start to the year with 76 dances qualifying for All England Regional Finals this May. Plus Amazing achievements at SSTAF festival February with hundreds of points for the team plus many trophies for Endeavour Award ; Georgie Rennals, Most promising senior Isabelle Ogden, Championship Tabby O sullivan, Aggregate trophies Bella prince, Tabby O sullivan,Jessica Love Wilson . Musicality Award Jessica Talbot. Plus many more for duets and Trios and Groups!
A busy Autumn Term and a very busy spring term ! Lots of overall successes with winning most promising, adjudicators choice etc as well as individual medals for every category entered. Our troupe baby, junior and inter teams all winning many trophies in all sections well done x
Congratulations to All of our England National Final winners Isabelle Ogden and Tabby O sullivan and our regional qualifiers Ami Fielding, Emily Mcneil, kayleigh dale, Jessica talbot , Lydia Hudson , Ella Deakin ,Imogen Heaney , kiara Wheeler, Phoebe Millward .
We are currently competing at Cannock Festival where the team are doing great winning or being placed in every section competed in so far. Good luck for the rest of the festival !
This term has seen over 30 trophies being won and with Elite winning the teachers shield for most aggregate points over the whole of SSTAF competition. Well Done.
TDCI championship Staffordshire titles also won in Juvenile and JUnior categories.
Congratulations to Kiara Wheeler who has won the west midlands junior ballet championship and will be competing for the IDTA prestigious International title at Winter Gardens Blackpool in June .
She has been invited as a guest to perform also at the IDTA Midland charity Gala which is a great honour.
update…… tabby O Sullivan; Final 6 Juvenile Ballet
Kiara Wheeler final junior modern
follow us on twitter /fb …..exciting here till sunday x
Tabby Was awarded special commendation in London at the National finals with only 11 people being put forward to the final from around the country.
ALL ENGLAND REGIONAL FINALS THIS WEEK ….amazing results with 2nd-3rd places in Ballet, modern,lyrical and song and dance and character.
well done to Tabby who has secured her place at the national final in london. such an achievment to get to regionals let alone national final. more updates to follow……
Congratulations to all students at nuneaton arts festival fantastic results again !
Good Luck at Nuneaton Festival this month everyone !! We are also at the All England Regional Finals May half term !!!
The competition team is by invitation only and involves competing at regional and national levels. Being part of the Elite festival team gives the children involved an opportunity to showcase their technical and performance skills, and build on their confidence levels. We compete at a high level of competition with many of our students qualifying to compete in the All England festival and TDCI Regional and British Championships. Though their is obviously a competitive element to this area of training we strive to ensure that it is fun and enjoyable for all involved.
Past students have won the West Midlands Junior ballet and modern titles, West Midlands Senior ballet and modern titles, Miss Dance heats, and Dance Master heats.
We have had semi-finalists and finalists in Song and Dance, Modern and Ballet sections from Baby to Senior age categories.