Cecchetti Choreography Competition

We would like to congratulate all the children who took part in the Cecchetti Choreographic Competition on Sunday 5th March.  There were approximately 30 entries for the Junior Section and we were delighted that Miss Angelina’s children did so well.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Caffa  who was awarded Runner Up for her solo choroegraphy The Rise of the Phoenix. To Natalia Velasquez-Smith, Winner of the Musicalality Award for her solo Life in the Jungle.  To Monika Jadkowska who was awarded a Commendation for her equisite Little Reindeer Hibernation, To Dylan Wedderburn-Clarke for his marvelous crafty cat choreography; and to Charles Freville for his spectacular performance of ‘a villager’ from La Fille Mal Gardee.


Thank you to the parents for making this a successful occasion.

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Ballet Exams

Our next ballet exams have been scheduled for Saturday 16th July at Canada Water Studios.  Children attending the following classes have been selected to take their ISTD Cecchetti Classical Ballet exam:

Saturday Primary Ballet (Colliers Wood) 11.15am.

Please be aware that children are not obliged to take ballet exams. If you […] Continue Reading…

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New Classes on Saturdays at BBO Dance – Battersea

This Summer Term we are introducing two BRAND NEW CLASSES at a fabulous venue in Battersea, BBO Dance.  These classes, with Miss Angelina, are for children who are currently studying Standard 2 and above and who are looking to progress their ballet.  These 1 hour classes are for children […] Continue Reading…

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Saturday Beginners Ballet 3-4 years (Colliers Wood)

NEW: Pre-school Beginners Ballet 3-4 yrs
9.00am – 9.45am Saturday (Colliers Wood) – with Pianist
FREE TRIAL available

Our “Pre school” classes are designed to introduce young children to the building blocks of posture, stretch, creative improvisation and rhythm.  This is taught through a series of exercises, stories and songs that lay […] Continue Reading…

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Contemporary Dance 8-12 yrs

NEW Contemporary Dance Class
5.15pm – 6.00pm Tuesdays (Clapham)
FREE TRIAL available – £9.50 per class (payable termly)

Our Cinderella Cats (see photo below) loved learning these new fun contemporary dance movements. I thought how wonderful it would be to introduce MORE contemporary dance this year.

These fun, energetic and challenging classes with […] Continue Reading…

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Vacani Ballet Exams

On Saturday 30th November over 50 Vacani children took their ballet exams at the Broomwood Methodist Church Hall.  It was an exciting day for all involved.  Mrs Loftie and her sister Melissa very kindly travelled up from Kent to help ‘warm up’ and prepare the children.   Melissa is the […] Continue Reading…

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English Youth Ballet Vacani Participants

Huge congratulation to Jamie Dunbar, Kirsty Campbell, Gabriella Davis for being awarded places in this years production of EYB’s Nutcracker.

This year’s production of Nutcracker was wonderful.  We were also so pleased to hear that so many Vacani pupils attended the performances in support of their friends.

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The Cecchetti Mabel Ryan Awards

This year the prestigious Cecchetti Classical Ballet and Mabel Ryan Awards took place at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadlers Wells on the 24th and 25th November.  Only children who received 70 % and above in their Grade Examinations (not Standard examinations) were eligible to participate.

The standard of dancing was […] Continue Reading…

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London Children’s Ballet (LCB) – Nanny McPhee

Congratulations to Vacani pupil, Jamie Dunbar for being accepted in London Children’s Ballet’s (LCB) production of Nanny McPhee.  Jamie has been offered the role of Eric which is a main part.  Each year hundreds of children audition for a place to perform with the LCB Ballet Company.  Their productions […] Continue Reading…

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Cecchetti Children’s Choreographic Competition – Sunday 9th March 2014 – Cecil Sharp House NW1

The Cecchetti Children’s Choreographic Competition is a very popular, long established event for young dancers (from 7 years of age) studying the Cecchetti method to present their skills in the world of choreography. Adjudicators include dance artists or respected members of the teaching profession who bring their own choreographic […] Continue Reading…

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