NEWS

More new Wednesday classes with Miss Amy! Starting Jan 2018

January 2018

We are really so pleased to have Amy back after she had to stop teaching on a Saturday. She is going to be starting some new and exciting classes for us. See the flyer for more info.

Coming Soon - new Wednesday Mummy & me and Tots Ballet classes

January 2018

Exciting new Wednesday Classes starting in January with Miss Amy. Mummy and Me Ballet followed by Tots Ballet. See the flyer for more information.

Congratlations Max!

October 2016

Congratulations to Max who has succesfully auditioned and been offered a place at Tring Park Associates, part of Arts Education. Well Done Max.

Wicked Panto Dance Auditions

11th September 2016

Dance Auditions for the Wizard of Oz at the EM Forster Theatre this December.

 

Check out their website for more information.

Sevenoaks Panto Auditions 2016

4th September 2016

Sevenoaks Panto Dance Auditions.

 

Check out their website for all the information.

 

Let us know how you get on!

Exam Celebrations

July 2016

100% Success.

Fantastic results in ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern and LAMDA Drama exams.

 

Congratulations to you all.

Max Wilcox Performs with English Youth Ballet

21st May 2016

Congratulations to Max who performed with the English Youth Ballet at the Stag Theatre Sevenoaks.

Medway Dance Festival Success

May 2016

Congratulations to everyone that entered the festival.

Fantastic performances, great results and brilliant medals.

ISTD Modern Examinations

22nd March 2015

Good luck to our dancers that will be taking their ISTD Modern Examinations.

 

Keep practicing and you will be amazing.

 

Good luck to you all.

Congratulations to Millie

February 20145

Congratulations to Amelia Mitchell for successfully auditioning and winning a scholarship to go to the Legat School of Dance to study in September. We are all vey proud of you and your achievement.

Well done Millie.

Tunbridge Wells Dance Festival 2015

February 2015

 

Huge congratulations to all our dancers that performed so well at the Royal Tunbridge Wells Dance Festival. 

 

You you represented the school and yourselves very well and received fantastic results and comments.

 

Thank you also to the teachers for their amazing choreography and time.

 

The following medals were won;

 

Silver Medal - Song and Dance Solo, 15 years     -    Millie with an All England Qualifying score.

Bronze Medal - Lyrical Modern solo,  15 years      -    Millie with an All England Qualifying score.

Gold Medal  - Tap Duet, Under 21s                       -     Millie & Izzy with an all England Qualifying score.

Silver Medal  - Lyrical Modern Solo, 16+ years    -      Abbie with an All England Qualifying score.

Gold Medal  -  Classical Quartet, 9 years & under -   Evie, Matilda, Harriet & Megan.

Gold Medal  -  Song and Dance solo, 16 years +    -  Izzy with an All England Qualifying score.

Gold Medal  -  Song and Dance Trio, 21 years & under  - Izzy, Millie & Thierry with an All England Qualifying score.

Silver Medal -  Song and dance duet, 7 years and under  -  Ella & Georgie May with an All England Qualifying Score.

Gold Medal  -  Song and Dance solo, 14 years      -  Thierry with an All England qualifying score.

Silver Medal  - Classical solo, 5 years   -                    Ella with an All England Qualifying score.

 

TROPHY WINNERS

 

Under 9’s Classical Quartet,   Evie, Matilda, Megan & Harriet.

Under 21’s Stage Duet,  Millie & Izzy

Under 21’s Sage Trio, Millie, Izzy & Thierry.

 

Congratulations to all involved.

 

 

 

LAMDA Examination Success

January 2015

DRAMA EXAMS - CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL.

100% passes for the Lamda examination session which took place in November. It was the highest set of results for a long time, with the majority of students gaining dist & then the others gaining merit, which is amazing!

Well done to all the Students and to Maelisa for all her hard work.

LAMDA Examinations

22nd November 2014

The Drama examinations will be taking place on Saturday 22nd November, (times to be confirmed)

The venue for the examinations is;

 

St Joseph's Prep School,

46 Old Road East,

Gravesend,

Kent.

DA12 1NR

 

Additional classes are being held to fine tune and perfect the pieces.

 

Good luck to all the TPA Students that are taking their examinations.

Sevenoaks Pantomine, Dance Auditions

7th September 2014

Dance auditions will be taking place at the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks for this years production of Cinderella.

 

For more information about times/age requirements etc check their website, see the link below

Commercial Workshop with Nathaniel Sweetboy Jones

19th October 2014 , 11 - 1.00 pm

TPA is proud to present a Commercial Workshop with Nathaniel SweetBoy Jones,

 

to be held on Sunday 19th October, 11.00 am to 1.00 pm at the Medway Hall, Angel Centre, Tonbridge.

 

This is a Commercial Hip Hop class for students/teachers with some knowledge/experience of the style, suggested age Year 10 and above.

 

Please see the YouTube link below for more information.

 

The deadline for TPA members to book your place is 28th September, after this any available spaces will be offered to other students. 

 

Contact Helen on tpa@chappenden.co.uk to book your space.

ISTD Examinations

June 2014

TPA are very pleased to announce another succesful exam session. 100% pass again for all our students.

 

Congratulations to everyone for all the hard work.

Congratulations to Jody Zimmerman

July 2014

Not only has Jody been very succesful at the Canterbury Festival as you can see from the trophies she won.

 

Jody will also be starting at Legat School of Dance in September.

Jody was awarded a full scholarship to train at Legat.

Congratulations, we are all very proud of you and your achievement.
 

Tonbridge Community Pantomime, Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood

13th July 2014

Congratulations to Abbie Manson Smith, Sian Williams, Harriet Barnes, Emily Balcombe, Niamh Corrigan, Charleigh Gawler and Isobel Vallis for successfully auditioning as dancers for this year's Tonbridge Pantomime, Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood.


The girls can be seen in the panto on 19th & 20th December at the Angel Centre.


Well done to you all and we look forward to coming to support you.

Congratulations to Josie

Summer 2014

Congratulations to TPA teacher Josie who has a fantastic summer ahead.

After appearing in the Live Semi Finals of Britain's Got Talent as a Dancer in the Show Girl Act 'Crazy Rouge' Josie is now working as a Model for this year's Burberry Winter Campaign.

As if that is not enough Josie is now in rehearsals for the Ant and Dec Takeaway UK Arena tour which starts in August!

Congratulations Josie, keep us all posted and we look forward to seeing you again in September.

Dance World Cup, Congratulations to Abbie

June 2014

Congratulations to Abbie Manson Smith who was part of the Hillview Dance World Cup medal winning team.

The team travelled to Portugal from 29th June to 6th July for the Finals where they went on to win a bronze medal for their under 18's modern and contemporary group.

Everyone from team England danced incredibly well, resulting in England winning the whole competition, out of 28 countries.

Well done Abbie.

Congratulations to Emily

July 2014

Congratulations to Emily Tennant who was recently selected from 500 dancers from school years 7 - 11 to attend workshops with the English National Ballet covering dance, scenery and lighting, make up and wigs, costumes and backstage.

The top 12 dancers from the workshops were then selected to go forward to work with third year ENB students to perform a dance in July. Emily was chosen to be part of that group and will begin rehearsals soon to prepare for the performance she came 4th out of the 12 picked.

Well done Emily, have a wonderful time.

Congratulations to Charlotte

June 2014

Huge congratulations to Charlotte Parsons for successfully auditioning and being accepted for a place on a 3 year BA Hons Degree course in Theatre Dance at the London Studio Centre, starting in September.

 

TPA Staff and pupils are all immensely proud of you for all your hard work. You truely deserve your place.

 

Congratulations and well done!

ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern Examinations

May 2014

Result are in for the March examinations. Congratulations to everyone, 100% success yet again!!

Tonbridge Dance Festival (All England Qualifier)

April 2014

Congratulations to all the dancers that entered Tonbridge Festival. TPA had a very successful year achieving many very high marks and a large number of medals and trophies. We came away with 3 trophies, 6 gold medals, 4 silver medals, 2 bronze medals and a forth place medal.  Many dances qualified for the regional finals. Congratulations to all involved.

ISTD Modern Examinations

15th March 2014

Congratulations to all our dancers that took their exams. All passed with fantastic grades/marks.   Well done all!

Tonbridge Festival 2014

13th - 19th April 2014

Tonbridge Dance Festival timetable is now available.

Alice in Wonderland

4th - 6th April 2014

Congratulations to Tyra Hartman who has successfully auditioned for Alice in Wonderland as a dancer at the Woodville Theatre in Gravesend. Tyra will be dancing along side Paul Daniels, Debbie McGee and Steve Hewlett (BGT) from 4th - 6th April 2014.

'Wicked' Dance Workshop

2nd March 2014

TPA are please to announce their next workshop to be held on Sunday 2nd March 2014.

 

Junior workshop for dancers age 7 - 11 years, 11.00 - 12.00, cost £10.00

Senior workshop for dancers age 12 +, 12.00 - 1.30, cost £13.00

 

If you are interested in joining please contact us to secure your place asap and spaces are limited.

Royal Tunbridge Wells Dance Festival

16th February - 23rd February 2014

Good luck to all the TPA dancers who are taking part in the Royal Tunbridge Wells Dance Festival.

 

'Matilda the Musical' Workshop

8th December 2013

After the success of the Senior 'We Will Rock You' Workshop Claire is back to run a 'Matilda the Musical' Workshop for our Junior Pupils. The workshop will take place on Sunday 8th December 2013, 11.30 - 1.00 pm at the Angel Centre and is for children Year 3 to Year 6, cost £8.50. The spaces are filling up very quickly so contact us as soon as possible to add your name to the register.

'We Will Rock You' Workshop

11th November 2013

Claire Brazier will be running a 'We Will Rock You' workshop for TPA on Monday 11th November, from 5.00 - 6.30 pm at the Angel Centre. We are very luck to have Claire with us who has toured extensively with many top shows, and who has a wealth of experience to share with the pupils.

Space is limited so please apply for your place soon. For more information contact us.

Orpington Dance Festival

October Half Term 2013

The girls had a fantastic week at the Orpington Dance Festival. All dances entered were placed and received fantastic comments and high scores. We came away with our best ever haul of trophies and medals including the Festivals top award for outstanding perfomance! Well done girls, we are very proud of you all and grateful to our fantastic teachers for all their hard work.

Tonbridge Pantomime

29th September 2013

Congratulations to Abigail Manson-Smith,  Amelia Dodd and Sian Williams for successfully auditioning as Senior Dancers and Molly Rudge as a Junior Dancer in the Tonbridge Community Pantomime, Sleeping Beauty.

 

Well done girls and we look forward to seeing you on stage in December.

22nd September 2013

Congratulations to Fern Nicholls and Maddie Mitchell for successfully auditioning as Juvenille dancers in the Sevenoaks Pantomime, Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood.

 

Congratulations also to Izzy Haskett-Jackson, Jess Chappenden, Jody Laughton-Zimmerman and Millie Mitchell who will be Senior Dancers in the pantomime.

 

Well done to you all and we look forward to seeing you perform throughout December.

Southborough Pantomime

7th September 2013

Congratulations to Emily Balcombe, one of our dancers who successfully auditioned for the Southborough Pantomime, Beauty and the Beast as a dancer. Well done Emily and we look forward to seeing you perform over Christmas.

27th July - 3rd August 2013

The National Finals took place at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London.

Congratulations to the following for winning medals, this is a huge achievement as they were competeing against the best in the country.

 

1st Place - Song and Dance Duet - Isabel Haskett-Jackson and Jody Laughton-Zimmerman

3rd Place - Song and Dance Solo - Jess Chappenden

3rd Place - Song and Dance Quartet - Isabel Haskett-Jackson, Jess Chappenden, Jody Laughton-Zimmerman and Thierry Laughton-Zimmerman.

In the Spotlight

20th July 2013

Congratulations to all the pupils who took part in the school show at the EM Forster Theatre in Tonbridge. The show was a huge success and enjoyed by all.

We would like to wish a fond farewell to Michelle and her family as they move to Canada and to Charlie, Laura and Kirsty as they start Dance College and University. Best wishes to you all.

 

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