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June 2016

On Sunday the 12th of June 2016, The Mall in St. James’s Park was transformed for The Patron’s Lunch, a street party with 10,000 guests. The majority who attended were from the charities and organisations of which Her Majesty is a Patron. As part of the celebrations, 300 young Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) dancers and their teachers performed in a parade on the Mall in honour of Her Majesty the Queen. Isaac-Clarke Academy of Dance (ICAD) were honoured to be the only school in Wales to be chosen to take part. Lynn Wallis, Artistic Director of the RAD choreographed the performance and a group of ten dancers worked ‘in secret’ to learn the routine. There were seven segments to the Parade, one for each decade of the Queen’s reign, and Isaac-Clarke Academy of Dance were in the opening sequence based on the 1950’s. There was much excitement and pride at being chosen by the RAD to represent them and be a part of this once in a lifetime opportunity, as well as a privilege to thank Her Majesty, through dance, for all she has done throughout the seven decades of her reign.
“Isaac-Clarke Academy of Dance was absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Patron’s Lunch Parade, firstly to be able to congratulate the Queen on her 90th Birthday by being part of such a huge national celebration, and secondly to thank her for the credibility and mark of quality her patronage gives the Royal Academy of Dance. Nine local dance students, ranging in age from eleven to eighteen, as well as myself, travelled to London and were totally consumed with excitement, a few nerves and lots of smiles at being a part of something so special. Not even the wet British weather could dampen our spirits and when the sun came out for the second performance, watched by the Queen and many other members of the Royal family, we made the most of this once in a lifetime opportunity, dancing down The Mall to the joyful sound of bagpipes, not quite believing we were actually there!"

 

April 2016

Congratulations to all our dancers who took RAD Class Awards and Exams in the spring term. Results are out and everyone achieved high Merits and Distinctions. So proud of you all.

 

December 2015

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas and I am thrilled to announce that eight of our students will be taking part in 'Miracle on 34th Street' in Cardiff this festive season. I hope you have lots of fun Anya, Connor, Emily, Joy, Olivia, Ramona, Tess and Theo! So proud of you all.

 

September 2015

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July 2015

Congratulations to all our students who were entered for RAD Examinations over the past year. They all worked extremely hard and this was reflected in our fantastic results - all Merits and Distinctions! We are so proud of them - well done girls and thank you Mums & Dads for all your support.

 

July 2014

Our first show 'The Little Swan' was a huge success, playing to a sell-out audience in an extremely hot Taliesin Theatre! The girls and boys worked so hard and had so much fun performing, some for the very first time in an actual theatre. DVD's of the performance are available. Heartiest Congratulations to you all and thank you for supporting all our special students. 

 

July & August 2013

Erin Thomas was honoured to perform with the National Youth Ballet in the Coronation Festival at Buckingham palace as well as in their Gala Production at The Bloomsbury Theatre.

 

August 2012

This summer, two of our students attended prestigious dance summer schools: Morgan Byatt, one of our boys, took part in the National Youth Ballet's Summer School at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. This cuminated in Morgan performing in a production of 'The Pied Piper' which he thoroughly enjoyed. Rhiannon Kelleher, spent an exciting and energetic week at the Royal Academy of Dance's Summer School in Bournemouth. Rhiannon engaged in a variety of dance and performance styles; what a fantastic experience!

Erin Thomas, one of our talented senior students, was once again chosen from auditions across the country to perform in the National Youth Ballet's Silver Jubilee Season - a fabulous achievement.

 

May 2012

Royal Academy of Dance Examinations and Class Awards were held this past spring. The girls worked really hard and thoroughly enjoyed their experience: 'I want to do a ballet exam every day' was heard from many a little one exiting the exam room! We once again received pleasing results - all Merits and Distinctions. Congratulations Girls! Thank you too, to all the mums and dads for your support throughout our preparations.

 

September 2011                                                                                                                    

Erin Thomas was cast in her fourth season with the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain, performing in 'Les Petits Rats' (inspired by Degas) at Sadler's Wells in London. Erin danced beautifully and was a wonderful representative of our dance school.

 

July 2011

We had a wonderful RAD Examination session this year. Our youngest students were given a fantastic opportunity to take part in a demonstration class in front of the examiner, which they thoroughly enjoyed and our Class Award and Examination results reflected how hard everyone worked to achieve success. Congratulations!

 

September 2010

Congratulations to Erin Thomas who auditioned for the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain and was cast as Doormouse in ‘Wonderland: Scenes from Alice’ and Owl in ‘Rainbow Bear’. The gala evening performance took place at The London Palladium on the 5th of September 2010 and was a wonderful production. Please take a look at the following links for more information:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/7914164/National-Youth-Ballet-unlimited-company.html

http://www.itv.com/meridian-east/ballet-bear94604/

 

July 2010 

Congratulations to all students who were entered for RAD Examinations. They all worked extremely hard and this was reflected in our fantastic results. We are so proud of them - well done girls and boys and thank you Mums & Dads for all your support.

 

September 2009               

Erin Thomas was chosen from auditions that were held across the country to perform in the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain's production of 'Cinderella'. Erin was cast as a Mouse as well as being given a solo: Pumpkin. Erin danced beautifully and we are very proud of her.

 

September 2008                     

This past summer, Erin Thomas performed in her first season with the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain. She auditioned in London and was cast as a Chinese Doll in 'Fantasia' and a Child in 'The Old Woman who lived in a Shoe'. Congratulations on your wonderful achievement Erin!

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