Pizza Party!

It has come to that time again when our senior students leave us to start their new paths.  We are so sad this year to say goodbye to our wonderful Sophie who is leaving WTA as she prepares for her next step in education at Sheffield University. To say goodbye we had a leavers pizza party, with the fabulous pizza oven my wonderful husband built!  The sun was shining and the girls had a lovely…

A fond farewell!

We are starting this term by saying goodbye to our wonderful Sophie.  She has been dancing with WTA since its beginnings in 2007, performing as Michael in our first production of Peter Pan, and finally as the Wicked Witch of the West in our most recent production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ .  Sophie is such a valued member of the WTA family, she is an absolute joy to teach, so committed, with a brain…

Dancing days are back!

We hope you have all had a wonderful summer and feel pumped and ready to go!  We have got some exciting things happening this term.  To start with we are introducing 2 new classes, ‘Baby Bop‘, which is a class for parents and toddlers aged 1-2yrs. This class explores movement, rhythm and playfulness; take a trip to nursery rhyme land with singing and dancing.  This is great sensory stimulation and bonding for both parent and…

Ilkley Carnival

Ilkley Carnival

IN contrast to last year’s scorching temperatures, revellers to the 2019 Ilkley Carnival held on May bank holiday were met with a cool but  sunny start to the festivities. But the lower temperatures didn’t stop thousands of visitors from flocking to the town to enjoy the carnival atmosphere and take part in the family-fun day despite being bombarded with a heavy hail shower just after lunch.  The parade set off from The Grove at 11am…

THE WIZARD OF OZ SET TO DELIGHT ILKLEY AUDIENCES

THIS year is the 80th anniversary of the release of the cinema classic, The Wizard of Oz. The heart-warming tale of Dorothy and her quest to get home to Kansas is as charming, funny and uplifting as it ever was. Ilkley audiences can delight in the story once more when the Wright Theatre Arts Dance Academy (WTA) bring their production to the King’s Hall at the end of March. It’s an ambitious production, of impressive…

‘Wizard’ of a show, lined up for Ilkley!

‘Wizard’ of a show, lined up for Ilkley!

Across Ilkley and beyond, young dancers are frantically tapping and twirling round their living rooms, practicing their steps and beating out rhythms on the kitchen floor. Preparations are underway at Ilkley’s Wright Theatre Academy (WTA) for the next in a long line of successful dance shows. This year: The Wizard of Oz. At this early stage of rehearsal, routines are being finalised and characters developed. It’s a well- known story, of course, but the magic comes from how…

The Wizard of Oz is coming to Ilkley

THROUGH this wet and windy March there is a rainbow beaming out. You won’t find it if you look up into the sky but it can be found in the King’s Hall at the end of March, when Wright Theatre Arts Dance Academy (WTA) bring The Wizard of Oz to the stage. The strength of this magical tale, told through dance, will delight audiences of all ages, even those unfamiliar with the world of dance….

Tickets on sale now!

Tickets on sale now!

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! For our production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’.  There are 4 shows, Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March at 7pm and a matinee performance on the Saturday at 2.30pm. Follow the link to our ticket office: https://stagestubs.com/wta-dance-academy/the-wizard-of-oz ‘We’re off to see…’ The most magical adventure of them all, brought to you by WTA Dance Academy. Follow the yellow brick road over the rainbow and into Ilkley’s Kings Hall Theatre. …

New classes this term!

New classes this term!

This term we are introducing 2 new classes on a Thursday morning.MummyBarre: 10-10.45am £7 per class. No need to sign up, just pay and come when you can. At St Johns Church Hall, Ben Rhydding. This ballet class is for pre and postnatal mummies.  Come along and let your baby socialise and play in the same room whilst you get fit.  This class has been specially designed to help with posture, core, strength as well as…

It’s Show Time Folks!

It’s Show Time Folks!

Yes it really is that time of year again…SHOW TIME! It seems to come round so fast, was it really a year and a half ago since we were at the King’s Hall performing The lion the witch and the wardrobe!  Last term was very busy entering students for their exams in each dance discipline, as well as putting together and performing the Christmas Cabaret. How to beat the last show! It was a triumph…