NORTH HARROW METHODIST CLASSES RESTARTING!
New ballet classes opening at North Harrow Methodist Church Hall on Saturday mornings!
10:15-10:45am Pre primary (age 3-5)
10:45- 11:30am Primary (age 5+)
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LAMDA Classes in Public Speaking and Acting
Saturday afternoons at North Harrow Methodist Church Hall
Age 5-8 3:30-4:00pm
Age 9+ 2:45-3:30pm
Age 5-8 2:15-2:45pm
Age 9+ 4:00-4:45pm
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MODERN FOR CHILDREN
10:00-10:45am for ages 4-8
9:00-10:00 am for ages 9+
12:45-1:45pm for ages 11
TAP FOR CHILDREN
12:15-12:45pm for ages 4- 7
11:30-12:15pm for ages 8+
We have spare tap shoes for students to trial in- and if they want to keep them they are only £5!
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Our LAMDA students and some of our ballerinas performed at the 'Christmas at Crossroads' service on Saturday 2nd December at North Harrow Methodist Church Hall. It was a lovely event, bringing together the different communities that use North Harrow Methodist as a venue.
We were very proud of our students who performed confidently. Well done!
On Sunday 11th June, we held the biennial Choreography Competition at Ruislip Social Club. Students created routines outside of class and performed them in front of an appreciative audience and our lovely adjudicator Mary Vaughan.
All of the students performed confidently and showed that they have great skills in terms of choreography. It was a very difficult task to choose winners!
At the Compass Mosaic Concert in November, our beautiful ballet students performed a Swan Lake routine. The girls were so professional on and off stage- an absolute credit to the school!
On Sunday 20th November we took part in the anuual tapathon to break the world record for the Largest Tap Dance in Multiple Venues.
Unfortunately we didn't break the record this time, but we did help to raise £29,000 for Children in Need.
It was a great routine this year and we really enjoyed including sign language to the opening section.
On 2nd April we held our school dance show. We were delighted to welcome back our audience and showcase the beautiful dancing of our students.
On Sunday 21st November, 15 of our tappers took part in the Annual tapathon. We are trying to beat the world record for 'The Largest tap dance in multiple venues' as well as raise money for Children in Need. Althrough we didn't beat the record this time, we did contribute to raising over £28,000 for Children in Need.
Also on Sunday 21st November, our Grade 4 and 5 ballet and our Grade 5 modern classes performed in the Compass Christmas Concert.
It was great fun! We can't wait to do it again next year!
Finally in July we were able to perform our (2020) dance show. The first lockdown came two weeks before we were due to do our show, so to ensure our hardwork didn't go to waste, the students continued to rehearse their routines once we were able to return to face to face classes and by July 2021 we were able to put the show on stage.
We weren't able to have an audience and we did have students missing due to isolation, but we filmed all of the routines and were delighted to finally have something to show for all of our hard work.
Obviously it was a challenging year for everyone and we weren't able to do all the things that we had planned.
However, we are very proud of the fact that we were still able to hold exams and 56 students took these and passed with great results!
Our other achievement this year was holding some face-to-face workshops during the Summer holidays when the restrictions had lifted. This gave us a chance to test out the new social distancing practices which we then used in our regular classes during the Autumn term.
A big thank you to all the teachers, students and parents during this year!
Our lovely ballet students (past and present) took part in the Christmas eve crib serivce at St George's Church Hall. They looked absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful way to get in the Christmas mood!
In November our grade 4 modern and grade 1 tap class performed at the Compass Christmas Concert at the Compass Theatre in Ickenham.
Our students not only performed beautifully but also were very supportive of each other and the other community groups who were performing.
In November our tappers participated in the 10th annual Tapathon. We were attempting to break the world record for the largest tap dance in multiple venues which currently stands at 7596 people.
In total across the country there were 7612 so we have in theory broken the record- we are just awaiting final confirmation from the Guinness World Record officials. Check back here for an update in the new year!
Regardless of the record, we are proud that the event raised £38,300 for Children in Need and we raised a further £135 on the day with a cake sale.
In February some of our ballet dancers performed with Trinity Orchestra in their performance of Hansel and Gretel. Their routine was choreographed by past pupil Zara Lackenbury Brown. Congratulations to you all- it was brilliant.
On Sunday 25th March 2018 we held our school dance show at Hatch End High School. It was a tribute to our beloved Principal and founder Wendy Gandolfi, who we lost at the end of last year. She would have been so proud of you all!
TAPATHON 2017 this year involved 7,518 tappers!!! What an incredible achievement for us all — every year we are improving on the previous year's numbers. We fell short of the record by just 78 people.
Each year, thousands of tap dancers come together all over the UK, each one determined to smash the record. It's all in support of a great cause (BBC Children in Need) and this year the event raised in excess of £38,600. Harrow Theatre Dance and Pinner Theatre Dance raised an additional £80 through our cake sale.
St George's Church Hall
North Harrow Methodist Church Hall
SPRING TERM (11 Weeks)
Start date: Saturday 6th January.
No classes on Saturday 17th February for half term.
Last class of term: Saturday 23rd March
07804 910 551