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…

Step into Christmas!

Step into Christmas!

Its been an incredible cabaret this year, even more so as the children have only had 4 weeks to prepare for it due to their exams.  Parents arrived to the unrecognisable St Johns church hall all decked with decorations, sparkles and lights.  Mulled wine was being served and Christmas music was setting the scene.   Bronze jazz kicked off the show with a high energy, sparkly jingle bell dance.  This was followed by our youngest performers…

NBT Nutcracker Workshop

NBT Nutcracker Workshop

Henry Rhodes from the Northern Ballet Theatre came to teach two workshops on 25th November for the Junior and Senior school.  He began each class with a technique class, which consisted of much more challenging and complicated steps than we would give in class, which gave the students something to aspire to as well as have a ‘good go’ at!  There were lots of ‘oo’s, ahh’s and wow’s’ as Henry demonstrated the steps with absolute…

Amazing 100% pass exam results!

Amazing 100% pass exam results!

What a busy and stressful half term it has been for both students and teachers in preparation for ballet, tap, modern and jazz examinations, with extra exam practice on top of the usual lessons.  It is rare for dancing schools to enter their students in the winter term due to the long summer break, meaning all the work put in by the dancers and the teachers is even more intense to get up to the…

The Nutcracker Ballet Workshop

The Nutcracker Ballet Workshop

We are really excited to announce that dance artist Henry Rhodes from the Northern Ballet Theatre is coming to teach a workshop based on the companies Christmas show ‘The Nutcracker’ on Sunday 25th November 2018.  We will be running two workshops for the junior and senior school.  The class will begin with ballet technique to warm up before learning some repertoire from the Nutcracker and having a chance to create some of their own work. …

Welcome Alfie Nicholas

Welcome Alfie Nicholas

We are absolutely delighted to announce the safe arrival of Alfie Nicholas Wood on Wednesday 22nd August at 8.47pm, weighing a healthy 8lb 2oz.  I am doing well after what was a long and traumatic labour and as you can imagine Lynne is in her element as Granny, particularly loving having her daily dose of cuddles.  We cannot wait to bring him to class to introduce him to all the students at WTA who know…

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…