Performances / Video Links

A few comments received:

“I just wanted to send my praise and thanks for a wonderful show on Sunday evening. The standard of dance and presentation was wonderful. All the dancers were delightful”
“Huge congratulations on a fantastic show and impressive showcase of da dance. The venue was perfect and the production and costumes wonderful!”
“I just wanted to send my congratulations & thanks to you & your team for another incredible show”
“It’s great for her confidence – being up there centre stage beaming and performing her heart out!”

More than 130 of our pupils , from da Transitions upwards, took part in our school show, “Reflections”, at the Stag Theatre on Sunday 11th May 2014.  It was a wonderful show, enjoyed by everyone in the audience.  The audience also enjoyed watching our guests, Amy Drew and Richard Read, professional principals of English Youth Ballet, dancing the Nutcracker pas de deux.  A huge thank you to everyone involved.

A selection of comments received:

“First I would like to say that it was a fantastic production. Well done. Absolutely charming, even touching and sometimes funny with the little ones. Really well done! It is a fantastic experience for the girls. So thank you for all the time and hard work!”
“Wonderful show last night. My two thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the whole show was really great from an audience perspective as well.”
“Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful show yesterday….. our friends and family who came to watch said it was terrific, full of energy when needed and grace for ballet. The dancers in our dressing room were so full of energy (goodness knows where it all comes from) with big smiles and excitement before they went on and then again after the finale.”
“My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the show. All the dancing performances (not only my daughter’s!) was a joy to watch from the costumes, makeup and choreography- it was all very well done. The guest dancers were such a treat too!”
“I just wanted to say congratulations on a fantastic show last night.  I really enjoyed helping throughout the day and watching the show was just brilliant. The kids did such a fantastic job and seeing Isobel at only aged 4 dancing away brought tears to my eyes. She only joined your dance school a few months and is clearly loving every minute of it.  You and all your teachers and professional helpers clearly put so much effort into the show and the kids are so lucky to be able to enjoy such an experience.”

Summer Chance to Dance

Last term 30 of our students performed in Chance to Dance over two evenings. Our da dance crew and da dance moves performance groups took part, and our older ballet students also performed with some of our younger ballet students.

Winter Chance to Dance

Over 20 of our students performed in Chance to Dance on January 2014. Our da dance crew and Teen Street Jazz took  part..

da can dance 2012

dasevenoaks hosted a fun evening of dance on Friday 25th May 2012. The first half of the evening included a competition for the title of “da can dance” champion(s) of 2012 and was followed by a showcase of demonstration dances by all our students. The winner of the “da can dance” title was Laura Gilbert and runners up were Izabella Gordijenko, Natasha Roberts and Martha Rumble Turley. A new special award was made in memory of Isobel Fox Joyce for “The Joy of Dancing” to Nancy Fearfield. Photos (courtesy of Emma Andrews) can be seen in the gallery.

Momentum whole school show – video

In March 2011, da presented its inaugural dance show which was a huge success. Momentum included a dynamic combination of dance styles, from ballet and contemporary through to jazz, tap, hip hop and musical theatre. The age of the performers ranged from 3 to adult.

Mandy Montanez – Leaps and Turns Workshop

During the October 2011 half term, Mandy Montanez, lead a two day “leaps and turns” workshop for our older students.You can see a short movement here.

Theatre Trips

Sometimes theater trips follow on from workshops. Other times the trips are just to enjoy and appreciate professionally performed dance. To date these include: The Nutcracker at the Stag Theatre Flawless at the Assembly Halls Tunbridge Wells Dirty Dancing London West End Rambert at Sadlers Wells Day of DanceRoyal Festival Hall (directed by Temujin Gill in the style of lindy hop) Strictly Gershwin at the London Coliseum. Some Like it Hip Hop at the Peacock Theatre