Whoops! The last update we made was almost a whole year ago!
Our first year at our new studios in West Street has been very busy! We've had another round of Arts Awards, we've had exams, and we've even run a summer school too!
Here's a break down of what we've been up to:
The Arts Awards
We had another wonderfully successful year at the London finals of the Arts Awards. All of our dancers made us proud, as did all of the parents and, of course, our teachers!
Imperial ballet exam results
Yet another occasion of our students making us proud! For our first set of exams at our lovely West Street studios, our talented young ladies and gentlemen were awarded:
We took a school trip to see Mary Poppins at The Mayflower in Southampton during the May half term. We all had a fantastic time and our students thoroughly enjoyed the whole theatre experience.
Youth Ballet Academy
Our very own Byron Snook successfully auditioned for and danced with the Hampshire Youth Ballet Academy in Feb half term. He did a wonderful job as an ambassador for our school!
The Mandaleigh Summer Show
We like to put on a yearly showcase in the summer to show all of the parents, grandparents and all our other supporters all the hard work we do! This year, our show was on 17th July at The Dickinson Theatre in Park Community School.
This year, we ran a summer school. Our theme was 'Alice in Wonderland'. The children spent a couple of days in the summer holidays working really hard and topped it off with a wonderful performance!
And we've still got so much to come!
We'll be taking part in The Victorian Festival of Christmas for the third year running! We've all loved being part of this great Portsmouth tradition, so we can't wait to get down there are perform on Sunday 27th November.
We'll also be running a Nutcracker Christmas Workshop with Richard and Alasdair. We'll be lucky enough to have guest dancers from the English National Ballet joining us for the occasion on Monday 19th December.
After that, the Arts Awards preliminary heat will take place on Sunday 29th January 2017 (which we're of course already rehearsing for!).
That's it for now, but we'll make sure we give you more regular updates in the future!