Artistic Director Heather Carmichael ASDTA (RAD &  ISTD Member)
SDTA EXAMINATIONS - December 2014  We are proud to announce the excellent results of our pupils who recently sat  their Primary Ballet and Modern exams. Well done for all your hard work. The  results were as follows  BALLET  Sarah Fairley: Honours Carrie Millar: Highly Commended Skye Gemmell: Commended Plus Elliot Millar: Commended Plus MODERN Sarah Fairley: Honours Carrie Millar:     Honours Skye Gemmell: Commended Plus Elliot Millar:       Commended Plus SDTA - 80th Anniversary Medals  In 2014 the Scottish Dance Teachers’ Alliance had its 80th Anniversary. In  December, pupils of the Dance School performed group dances for Miss Helen  Harris, an examiner of the association, to be awarded with a very special ‘80th  Anniversay’ medal.  Miss Harris was delighted with the performances and the Dance  School and all pupils achieved wonderful comments in the examiner reports.   STONEHOUSE GALA DAY - Saturday 7th June 2014  Unfortunately due to monsoon type conditions which resulted in the cancellation of  events the Pupils of the school were unable to perform on the stage in the park.  However it was possible at very short notice to get an alternative venue and they  were able to perform to their parents dancing to a wide variety of music including for  the first time ever ‘Swan Lake’!  CHANGE OF VENUE - May 2014  Classes are now held in the Scout and Guide Hall, Lawrie Street, Stonehouse.  SDTA EXAMINATIONS - May 2014  Two senior pupils of the School achieved excellent results in  recent SDTA exams  Amy Carmichael Grade 2  Ballet:  Highly Commended  Modern:   Highly Commended  Charly Beckett Grade 3  Ballet:      Highly Commended  Modern:   Commended Plus  Congratulations go to both.  SDTA MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP - March 2014  Pupils of the school attended this workshop at SDTA headquarters.  SDTA EXAMINATIONS - December 2013  Pupils once again achieved a 100% pass rate in the appropriate SDTA examinations  for both Ballet and Modern (including Honours and Highly Commended )  STONEHOUSE GALA DAY  Saturday 1st June  2013  Pupils of the School again took part in the Stonehouse  Gala  celebrations. Not only did they walk in the Gala  Parade but they also gave a dance demonstration on the  Main Stage in the park. As well as allowing the Tiny Tots  to strut their stuff, the older pupils performed rather more  energetic routines to music from One Direction and  Hairspray. Unfortunately one member of the school had to  be transported to the park by wheelchair. Entering into the  spirit of the gala this was decorated with white and purple  ribbons and duly won the best decorated wheelchair! The  young lady was able to dance with the rest and all took a  well deserved bow.  STONEHOUSE GALA DAY - Saturday 2nd June  2012  Once more the school took part in the Gala Day parade.  The children walked  brilliantly and everyone involved had a great time. Pupils from the school also  performed a fifteen minute show in the park.  Despite the Tiny Tots being somewhat  affected by the bitter cold the show attracted warm applause from the large  audience.  SDTA EXAMINATIONS  - May 2012  Pupils once again achieved a 100% pass rate in the appropriate SDTA examinations  for both Ballet and Modern (including Honours and Highly Commended Plus)  SHOWTIME November 2011  The Dance School performed their production of ‘Mish Mash’ on Saturday 26th  November at theTown Mill, Strathaven to a packed audience.  The show was a huge  success and everyone in the audience clapped and cheered loudly after every  number  STONEHOUSE GALA DAY - June  2011  Once more the school took part in the Gala Day parade.  The children walked  brilliantly and everyone involved had a great time  SDTA EXAMINATIONS  - December 2010  Pupils once again achieved a 100% pass rate in the appropriate SDTA examinations  for both Ballet and Modern (including Honours and Highly Commended)  STONEHOUSE GALA DAY - Saturday 5th June  2010  A group of pupils from the children's ballet class and some members of the adult  dancercise class once again represented the dance school by marching in the  Stonehouse Gala Day parade.  SPONSORED ‘DANCETHON’  Pointing in Pyjamas! - Saturday 8th May 2010  £700 raised for Stonehouse Gala!  The School held this event to raise funds for the Stonehouse Gala and to support  Jenna Wilson (Primary Ballet/Modern) who was the Flower girl in the Gala Court.  The Danceathon ran for 2 hours with each class taking its turn in ‘shifts’ to keep the  dancing continuous for the two hours while everyone else took a rest. To add to the  fun the children and the teachers were dressed in pyjamas!  Colin Thomson,  Convener of the Gala Committee was delighted with the children’s efforts. “It was  absolutely fantastic” he said “On behalf of the Gala group I would like to thank the  Dance School and everyone who took part”  VENUE OF CLASSES CHANGED - 17th April 2010  Massive increases by South Lanarkshire Council in the cost of letting 4/5 The Cross  have made further use of it non viable. Consequently classes have been moved to  St Ninian’s Church Hall, Vicars Road, Stonehouse.  The School is most grateful to  the Church for the hire of this hall.  NEW CLASSES - Spring 2010  Two new classes have been added for the next session (Spring 2010) namely Grade  2 Modern and Grade 2 Ballet.  The latter will give pupils their first experience of  working with the 'barre'.  SDTA EXAMINATIONS  - December 2009  Pupils once again achieved a 100% pass rate in the appropriate SDTA examinations  for both Ballet and Modern.  CLASSES RETURN TO 4/5 THE CROSS  - 5th December 2009  The last few weeks have seen the classes being held at at Stonehouse Primary  School while awaiting repairs to 4/5 The Cross. These are now complete and  classes resume in 4/5 the Cross on 5th December  STRATHAVEN BALLOON FESTIVAL - Sunday 30th August 2009  Members of the Adult Dancercise Class  again performed at the Strathaven Balloon  Festival on Sunday 30th August in Strathaven Park.   NEW DATE, TIMES AND VENUE FOR THE ADULT DANCERCISE CLASS  As from 7th July this class will be held in the Scout and Guide Centre, Kirk Street,  Strathaven on a Tuesday Evening from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.  'JOURNEY OF DANCE' - Saturday 20th June 2009  The school held its annual display in St Ninian's Church on Saturday 20th June  Titled 'Journey of Dance' it showed the step by step development by our young stars  of dance skills in both Ballet and Modern Dance as well as a series of dance  routines which ably demonstrated them. The large audience showed their  appreciation with much applause   - a just reward for our little dancers who had  worked very very hard in preparing their performances.  As an additional special treat also included was a routine from some members of our  Adult Dancercise Class. Featured in this class were the mothers and grandmothers  of two of the child performers!!  STONEHOUSE GALA DAY - Saturday 6th June  2009   A group of pupils from the children's ballet class and some members of the adult  dancercise class once again represented the dance school by marching in the  Stonehouse Gala Day parade.  DANCE CLASSES AT NEWFIELD NURSERY - May 2009  On Thursday 14th May 2009 the School held four 'Introduction to Dance' classes for  pupils at Newfield Nursery. The classes finished with a lively routine to the music of  'High School Musical' to demonstrate what they had learned.  SDTA EXAMINATIONS  - December 2008  Pupils again achieved a 100% pass rate  (including Honours and Highly  Commended) in the appropriate SDTA examinations for both Ballet and Modern.  STRATHAVEN BALLOON FESTIVAL - Saturday 23rd August 2008    The Dancercise class once again performed at this year’s Strathaven Balloon  Festival  in Strathaven Park.  STONEHOUSE GALA DAY - Saturday 7th June 2008   A group of pupils from the children's ballet class and some members of the adult  dancercise class represented the dance school by marching in the 60th Anniversary  Stonehouse Gala Day parade. Despite little legs, the children walked brilliantly!  A great time was had by all on a day of brilliant sunshine.   SDTA EXAMINATIONS  - December 2007  Pupils were entered for the first time in the appropriate SDTA examinations in  December 2007 and achieved a 100% pass rate.  STONEHOUSE PRIMARY HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK   Thursday 8th November 2007  As part of Stonehouse Primary’s health awareness week, the dance school held a  fun dancercise class for pupils, parents & teachers. The class was enjoyed  thoroughly by everyone taking part.  STRATHAVEN BALLOON FESTIVAL - 2007   On a day of truly appalling weather a group from the Dancercise class made their  public performance debut by  giving a short demonstration at the Strathaven Balloon  Festival on Saturday 25th August 2007. 
Artistic Director Heather Carmichael ASDTA (RAD &  ISTD Member)
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