Exciting Events with the Royal Academy of Dance
Join us at Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2019
The Royal Academy of Dance is hosting events as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe again this year. Try a free taster dance class taught by our highly experienced tutors in a variety of locations - there's something for everyone!
ST MARY’S CHURCH, PUTNEY
Monday 13 May
9.30-10.30am: Family Dance (aimed at parents/grandparents and young children)
11am-12pm: Silver Swans beginners ballet (ages 55+)
ST GEORGE’S CHURCH, NINE ELMS, BATTERSEA
Tuesday 14 May
11am-12pm: Family Dance (aimed at parents/grandparents and young children)
1-2pm: Move to the Musicals (ages 55+)
4-5pm: Creative dance based on The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe (ages 5-8)
5-6pm: Creative dance based on The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe (ages 9-11)
YORK GARDENS LIBRARY, BATTERSEA
Wednesday 15 May
10.15-11.15am: Silver Swans beginners ballet (ages 55+)
11.30am-12.15pm: The Gruffalo-inspired dance and storytelling workshop (2½-4 years, with parent/carer)
16:00-17:00: Matilda-inspired dance workshop (ages 5-7)
Places are free but booking is advised.
Don't forget to join a guided tour of RAD headquarters on Sunday 12 May and delve into our history. Take a peek inside our studios, delve into our heritage archives and discover our unique collection of shoes, costumes, designs and photographs. All welcome to explore. This event is free.
Tours last one hour and will take place at 11am and 12.30pm. Just turn up!
We can't wait to throw open our doors and hope to see you there.
-- Explore the possibilities of membership
With our trial membership offer you can try 4 months of membership at half price and open up the world of dance. Join a community of like-minded people who love dance and stay up to date on the latest news, views and interviews with regular e-newsletters and Dance Gazette delivered to your door. You could also progress your career with discount on your next vocational exam*. Find out more about what membership has to offer you or take our quiz to find out which type of member you'll be. Hurry though this offer closes 16 May! Terms & conditions apply. *from Advanced Foundation upwards.
-- RAD Dance Competition: Calling all boys...
Do you enjoy choreographing your own dance routines?
Do you want to win a free place at an RAD Summer School?
We invite you to take part in our ‘Project B Dance Challenge’ to showcase your creative talents.
On Sunday 12 May join us for a day of dance - take part in a warm-up, receive expert coaching from RAD Tutor and Ex-Royal Ballet Soloist Josh Tuifua, and perform to a supportive audience of friends and family. The solos will be judged by the RAD’s Artistic Director Gerard Charles, with two prizes awarded, worth over £400. The competition is free to enter; apply online by the closing date of Monday 29 April. Please see the Information Pack online for further details. Subsidised entry to the Project B Dance Challenge is made possible thanks to the generosity of an anonymous Project B donor.
-- Matilda musical theatre workshop
Sing and dance to the music and choreography inspired by this popular West End musical on Sunday 2 June in Gloucester. Each workshop closes with a performance for parents and guardians.
Take part in a jazz warm-up, learn about the main characters and the story-line from the show, dive into an introduction to stagecraft, and take on a hit ensemble number from the show. This is a fun, fast-paced workshop designed to inspire future performers!
Suitable for students aged 7-13 years. No prior dance experience is required, although it would be beneficial.
Apply by Monday 13 May: https://www.royalacademyofdance.org/events/matilda-muiscal-theatre-workshop-1
-- School of Rock musical theatre workshop
Another chance to sing and dance to the music and choreography inspired by this popular West End musical on Sunday 23 June in Bournemouth. Each workshop closes with a performance for parents and guardians.
Take part in a jazz warm-up, learn about the main characters and the story-line from the show, dive into an introduction to stagecraft, and take on a hit ensemble number from the show.
Suitable for students aged 7-13 years. No prior dance experience is required, although it would be beneficial.Apply by Monday 3 June: https://www.royalacademyofdance.org/events/school-of-rock-musical-theatre-workshop-bournemouth
-- Children’s summer classes
Join us for a week-long course at RAD headquarters, London involving two daily classes in ballet and creative dance.
Themed classes let children use their imaginations to create an original dance with their teachers. A fun week ends with a lively presentation with props and make-up, for parents and guardians.
Suitable for students aged 4–7 years.
Week 1: Monday 22 – Friday 26 July
Week 2: Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August
Apply by: 10 June: https://www.royalacademyofdance.org/events/childrens-summer-classes-2019