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                                      Dance Attack Diary



                                    Diary Events for  2012-2013


Musical Theatre 'Cats' Workshop : November 2012.

Rae Piper & Paul Chantry from The Chantry Dance Company both Professional Dancers and Choreographers ran a three hour intensive workshop for DA Students. Dancers enjoyed being put through their paces in a three hour workshop based on Jazz, Contemporary and Ballet. The students also learned the original routines from 'Cats' the Musical including the White Ballerina's cat solo piece which was enjoyable and challenging.


Chantry Dance company who delivered the 'Cats' workshop is a Contemporary Ballet Workshop led by Mr Paul Chantry. Paul has been a member of Ballet Central and he has choreographed numerous prestigious Operas and Ballets. Paul was dance captain for 'The Fairy Queen' he has also worked within Musical Theatre and he has Choreographed ' La Traviata'which was nominated for Best Musical Award. Paul is currently choreographing 'The Magical Flute'. Paul has worked within the industry for many years and has a strong Ballet based background.

Rae Piper: an Assistant director and rehearsal Director of Chantry Dance Company. Rae is a Professional Contemporary, Ballet and Jazz Dancer. Rae's credits include 'Alice' along with many more. Rae was the swing/Acrobatics captain for 'Love never dies' by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Rae has recently participated in research projects at The Sadlers Wells Theatre for Lenja Saenz creating the role of The Homily Clock in 'The Borrowers'. Rae is an aerial acrobat and contortionist for which she works internationally. Rae has performed in' Chicago All that Jazz' and has worked on several productions at The Old Vic Theatre School

Dance Examinations

Well done girls for our Exam results on the 9th of December 2012! 41 of you were awarded Honors and 1 Highly Commended. Fab results! x

IDTA Examinations : Well done to all Dancers who took part in our IDTA Examinations (May 2011). Our results were outstanding in all areas. Street, Freestyle & Rock 'n' Roll. Dance Attack has been invited to attend a National Dance Competition in London by accredited IDTA examiner Mr Berry following our great results.

Well done to all Dancers who have taken the recent IDTA Examinations (October 2011 and the 24th of June 2012) our results were outstanding. Thirty eight of you achieved Honors between 90-100% and two of you achieved Highly Commended between 80-90%. Two of you (Rebecca Paul & Sharna Healey)  gained 98% for your Gold Bar Two Awards which is rare for any examiner to award a student with a close 97% being awarded to Nicole Allen for her Silver Freestyle Award. Students who took Exams in June 2012 were awarded 37 Honours, 2 Highly Commendeds, 13 students achieved a Star Dance Award and 3 little Dancers achieved their Rosette Awards. Well done to Jenny and Sharna who were awarded Honours for their Gold Bar 3 Awards.  examination . Ballet groups will also prepare for your examinations in November 2012.


2013 Events.........

IDTA Ballet Exams Sunday June 16th.

Weekly Street & Hip Hop sessions with Holly

Monthly Urban Trix sessions/ Tricking and tumbling. 

9th of June 2013: Chance 2 Dance Performance @ The Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre.

Cadbury world Performance Sat 29th of June

Summer Dance Workshops  July & August

Cadbury World: Dance Attack Elite September 7th 2013.

10th and 11th October 'Pandora's Box' DA's School Showcase

Christmas Presentation Morning 21st December 2013.

 2014 Events:

Guest Teachers & workshops throughout the year: Break Dance & Urban Trix Sessions. 

June 2014: Chance2Dance @ The Birmingham Hippodrome.


2014: Summer Holiday sessions 2014:

Every Saturday throughout the Summer Holidays 10-11.30. Regular classes resume the 1st Saturday of September.  

 IDTA Examinations in Ballet, Anatomy & Physiology, Freestyle, Street & Rock 'N' Roll : November 2014.

 2015 Events

Workshop with Tara Jeffers : Street & Contemporary Sat 21st March

Easter Holiday Dance workshops March & April: March 28th-April 18th.

Cheer & Stunt workshop with Becky Edwards: May 2nd @ Maney Hill

November 8th: Chance 2 Dance @ The Birmingham Hippodrome.


Theatre Branch Examinations Thursday 24th March.

Street workshop with Becky 9th March

On going workshops


Dance school performance ' 15 year celebration ' July 7th/8th.

On going creative workshops every Saturday for senior Dancers

Christmas Workshop Saturday 16th December

Teenage Cancer Trust Performance Friday 29th December