So excited that Amelia has been accepted into the sixth form of Elmhurst Ballet School with funding.
Amelia danced with us whilst a JA of the Royal Ballet and then started full time at Elmhurst at 11. Auditions are even more competitive at sixth form so huge congratulations from all of us!
Online classes a success!
Although sadly not all students can access them easily; those who can are enjoying the routine, fitness and social aspect to them. And I am getting so much from seeing my wonderful dancers each week! Especially now I’ve overcome my tech fears! The kids have their chatty catch ups at the end of class and we’ve even seen all sorts of beautiful pets make an appearance too… including llamas, rabbits and a budgie!
Thanks to Kate for her lovely review of my online teaching endeavours:
” Thanks so much Nina, I just wanted to say how utterly impressed I have been with how amazingly you have adapted to online lessons. Freya and Erin have really enjoyed them and I have really enjoyed watching them! Thanks for being so flexible and creative with making it work.”
Classes are stopping for now, please stay safe and follow updates via email. Thinking of you all.
Brilliant Exam Results!
100% Silver and Gold medals. Well done everyone!! Certificates and medals should arrive in the new few weeks.
New Ballet Venue
We are about to start another venue for Monnow Ballet classes. This will be at Llangrove Village Hall on Sunday afternoons.
Please contact Miss Salmon for more info.
Silver Swan Classes
Just starting our second term of very successful fun classes for adult learners. All ages and abilities welcome. These are at Whitchurch Memorial Hall on Wednesday mornings.
Contact Miss Salmon for details.
Amazing Christmas Performance!
Nearly all Monnow Ballet children danced our own version of ‘Hansel and Gretel’ at the Blake Theatre Monmouth on 14 December 2019. From the twinkly stars, giant sweets and swirling snowflakes, we had a wonderful time putting on their performance in a proper theatre!
A long day for the children with a wonderful performace at the end that everyone enjoyed. We even had Amelia and Dawid visit us for solo performances, our ex-Monnow Ballet pupils, now training at Elmhurst Ballet School. Well done everyone!
Brilliant effort from all the students who have worked so hard on primary/Grade 1/Grade 2 Royal Academy of Dance examinations. We had a lovely, exciting day with a very friendly welcoming examiner, who made the children feel very at ease. Chocolates were, quite rightly, given out at the end, all smiley faces!
The children had a wonderful time exploring the themes of ‘Fairytales’ and ’Sleeping Beauty’. We fitted in exam revision classes, choreography, craft and some picnicking. Fun all round!
Summer Dance Club
Most summers Miss Salmon runs holiday sessions for younger students (6yrs+). These consist of some ballet technique classes and also choreography sessions to create a fun performance for family and friends. Children are encouraged to be as creative as possible and to help with costumes and props. For more details contact Miss Salmon.
INTENSIVE BALLET COURSES
Intensive ballet courses are run for older students studying vocational grades and also for younger students who wish to continue their ballet in the holidays, all taught by Miss Salmon. These are usually two full days and cover syllabus work as well as conditioning exercises. Please enquire for further details.