Find out what's new in May


Half term is just round the corner, so take a moment to check out what WSD has got planned.


LYB Auditions – Alice in Wonderland

If you missed the October and January auditions for Lincolnshire Youth Ballet then don't despair, they have got one final round of auditions on Sunday 19th May. Auditions are open to any student age 8 and up of Grade 1 ballet standard. Successful students will be invited to form a youth ballet company and rehearse for three weeks from 20th July -10th August, culminating in two performances of Alice in Wonderland. Lincolnshire Youth Ballet is run by Miss Purr and Miss Henri, this is their fourth year and so far the company has received fantastic reviews from it's productions which are held at the Stamford Corn Exchange theatre. LYB uses professional ballet dancers for the Principal roles, so that the students get an authentic experience of what it's like to be part of a professional ballet company, with daily ballet class and full days of rehearsals. The students certainly sleep well over those three weeks!

For further information on Lincolnshire Youth Ballet, to read reviews from previous years and to apply for the May auditions please click here www.Lincolnshireyouthballet.co.uk


Cats – Half term workshop 

With Danielle Cato

Royal Ballet School, Laine Theatre Arts, West End Performer  

Tuesday 28th May 10-12pm. Ages 6-12 years. £15.

We are thrilled that Danielle Cato will be joining us for a "Cats" themed workshop this May half term. Perfect for dancers aged 6-12 years who'd love to learn some of the choreo that Danielle performed when she was in the show. Booking essential Click here to book: Cats Workshop with Danielle Cato (wellandschoolofdancing.co.uk)


Maypole Dancing Display 

Miss Purr is looking for eight to twelve dancers Grade 1 ballet and up (minimum age 8) to form the WSD Maypole Dancing display team. The dancers will rehearse on Sunday 26th May at WSD studios ready to perform on Monday 27th May at the Easton Gala up at Easton on the Hill. It's a very friendly event, where everyone is welcome. Easton Gala is a wonderful family friendly gala with lots going on all weekend for young and old. This is a FREE opportunity to perform. Simply email Miss Purr if you want to take part maggie@wellandschoolofdancing.co.uk


Hip Hop Competition Teams

Miss Wallis is so impressed with our stidents that she has already signed Welland up for our next Hip Hop Competition and so she is holding a Try Out evening for anyone aged over 7 who'd like the opportunity to come and get more informantion and try out a sample of a routine. This is not an audiotion, everyone is welcome. Juniors 6.45pm and Seniors 7.15pm on Friday 10th May ready to start our new classes in September. Come along for more info. 


Miss Purr Private Lessons

Not going away this half term? Want to keep up with your ballet training? Got an exam to prepare for? Miss Purr is offering private coaching on Thursday 30th May half term.

Miss Purr coaches in the following areas:

*Exam preparation

* audition practice

*Festival coaching

*Free work / unset class

*Dance based stretch and conditioning  - injury prevention / rehabilitation

Places are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Email maggie@wellandschoolofdancing.co.uk for more information.