The Light Fantastic put a spring in our summer step!

The Light Fantastic put a spring in our summer step!

It has been another successful week at The Light Fantastic Summer School!  This year’s theme was ‘The Strictly Bug Ball!’ and featured disco dancing moths, swinging stag beetles, ladybirds dancing the salsa and rock and roll grasshoppers! The children ranging from 5-14years, all collaborated and worked together beautifully to help create our show in 1 week, finishing with a performance on the final day for family and friends.  We always have a ball teaching at…

What a Year It’s Been!

This, WTA’s 10th anniversary has been full of performances, achievements and success, what a year.  September kicked off in full swing, working towards the main show, ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.’  Students worked tirelessly to tell this magical story through dance and put their all into this production.  Sophie Gurung danced her final role with WTA as the majestic Aslan and Anna Morris, also her final show with us embodied the ferocious Queen;…

ADAM WILLIAMS ACCEPTED FOR PHOENIX YOUTH ACADEMY!

ADAM WILLIAMS ACCEPTED FOR PHOENIX YOUTH ACADEMY!

We are so excited to announce that yet another one of our boys has had a successful audition.  Adam Williams aged 13, auditioned for Phoneix Youth Academy on the 10thJune and has just heard that he has been offered a place.  Adam first joined WTA at the age of 6 when we started our all boys class ‘Boys Zone’, his stage debut was in the Wizard of Oz and since then he has joined, ballet,…

WTA STUDENTS BRING ENERGY AND COLOUR TO THE BEN RHYDDING FETE!

WTA STUDENTS BRING ENERGY AND COLOUR TO THE BEN RHYDDING FETE!

The Ben Rhydding Fete is organised by the community for the community with all those involved volunteering their time. Over the years it has proved itself to be a popular event on the local calendar since its beginnings in 2006.  WTA has performed at the Fete for years and as ever it was a huge success, despite the constant changing weather. This year we performed 3 popular numbers from our recent production ‘The Lion the Witch…

STUDENTS ACCEPTED TO START PRESTIGIOUS ROYAL BALLET JUNIOR ASSOCIATE SCHEME!

STUDENTS ACCEPTED TO START PRESTIGIOUS ROYAL BALLET JUNIOR ASSOCIATE SCHEME!

Earlier this year we selected a handful of students to try out for the Royal Ballet Associate Programme auditions, which took part in May.  We want to say a huge well done to all of them for going and dancing their best, they are all such hard working, dedicated students and we are so proud to teach them.  The following class they all came excitedly to tell us how much they had enjoyed the experience,…

WHAT A PARADE!

WHAT A PARADE!

            What an amazing day for the carnival this year, the sun was out and blazing, but unfortunately most of our children were dressed in fur, as Beatrix Potters characters from her beloved books!  The parade was a huge success, Ilkley was buzzing as RED hot temperatures ensured a huge turnout in the crowds that lined the streets of Ilkley.  The theme this year was TV and as usual we…

FLOOR AND CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

FLOOR AND CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Well done to all the students who took part in the workshop on Sunday, you worked so hard and really listened well and implemented everything Matt was talking about to your dancing and choreography. The three hours were broken down into 3 sections, we started in a circle slowly warming up the body, during this time Matt pushed the students out of their comfort zone by getting them to move in ways that are slightly…

JOIN US FOR THE ILKLEY CARNIVAL PARADE!

JOIN US FOR THE ILKLEY CARNIVAL PARADE!

It’s hard to believe we are approaching May Day with this constant snow and cold upon us, but nevertheless it is only a month away.  This year the theme is TV Shows, so we have chosen Beatrix Potter, which was on television in the 1990’s ‘The world of Peter Rabbit and Friends’ and is now shown on CBeebies as ‘Peter Rabbit’.  Anyone who attends the dancing school is welcome to join in the parade, however…

FLOORWORK WORKSHOP WITH MATT LACKFORD

FLOORWORK WORKSHOP WITH MATT LACKFORD

We are very excited to announce our second workshop this year with professional dancer and choreographer Matt Lackford.  In Junior and Senior choreography this term we have been focusing on floorwork and contact dance and to compliment what we have been learning I have asked Matt to come and lead a workshop based on this subject.  Matt trained at the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and has performed both nationally and internationally with different companies…

THE LIGHT FANTASTIC SUMMER SCHOOL: STRICTLY BUG BALL

THE LIGHT FANTASTIC SUMMER SCHOOL: STRICTLY BUG BALL

Why not try out your performance skills at The Light Fantastic Physical Theatre Summer School.  This is a full week of creativity for children aged 6-16 years. Dance, Act, Sing, Make costumes, scenery and props. 30th July – 3rd August 2018 with a final performance on Friday 3rd at 3pm. Prepare to get messy as we step into the Strictly Bug Ball! Book your place with Lynne or Tamsin at class or email wtadance@gmail.com