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Events at a glance:
Monday 19 April 2021 - reopening for in-person classes
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 July 2021 - provisional date for whole school production
We welcome students throughout the year. If you are interested in enrolling in the Adele Stitch School of Dance, please use our contact form or call Adele on 01934 513505.
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Whole School Production 2016
The weekend of 12/13th March saw us put on our fourth whole school show involving every child in the school! We put on 4 shows over 2 days at Backwell School Theatre. The first half was the Wizard of Oz and the second half was Strictly Come Dancing. Everyone had an amazing time and we received excellent feedback which you read on our 'Productions' page of this website!
Cinderella at Weston Playhouse Theatre!
December 2015/January 2016
Well done to Nadia, Jess and Antosia who've just completed a three week run of Cinderella pantomime with Joe Swash in Weston super Mare! They auditioned and were selected from over 100 hopefuls to dance in this professional production. Antosia and Nadia were younger members of the juvenile team, whilst Jess was a lead senior dancer who spent a lot of time dancing with the professional girls in the company. We were so proud to watch you in your last show!
Dancers star in We Will Rock You at the Bristol Hippodrome!
On 6 July 2015 several of our pupils tread the boards at the Bristol Hippodrome in a production of 'We Will Rock You' with The Big Act. The whole show was rehearsed and performed in the space of 48 hours! Our successful auditionees attended an open audition in the first instance where they were asked to sing and dance solo or in small groups and then were recalled to further prove their talents. The show raised money for charity and our dancers had a target to raise through sponsorship. It was a great success and a fantastic opportunity for our dancers to experience a Hippodrome production. They had an amazing time!
Kingshill School Summer Fun Day
Lovely message from Kingshill School following our display there on 13th June.
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for coming to our summer fun on saturday! It wasn't particularly summery but everyone had a good time and very much enjoyed your performances! You have some wonderfully talented young dancers!! Thanks again and we hope that you'll be available to perform for us again next year!!
Weston Junior Arts Results May 2015
Emelia - 1st Character, 2nd Greek, 3rd Modern, 3rd Ballet, 4th Duet with Emily
Lily - 3rd Ballet
Darcey - 1st Ballet, 1st Greek, 3rd Character, 3rd Lyrical, 3rd Modern, Ballet Trophy, Overall Highest marks in age group trophy
Scarlett - 3rd Modern
Eliza - 3rd Modern
Cally - 2nd Ballet
Nadia - 1st Greek, 3rd Ballet
Arabella - 3rd Ballet
Lola - 4th Ballet
Tyler-Mae - 4th Song & Dance
All England Regional Finals May 2015
Emelia, Jess, Darcey, Lily, Reanna, Nina, Emily and Junior Jazzmatazz travelled to Cheltenham this week to compete in the South West Regional Finals of All England Dance. Their performances were ranked Commended, Distinction, Distinction with Special Commendation or Honours. An amazing achievement for all these dancers!
Bristol Eisteddfod Results 2015
Reanna - 2nd Classical Trio, 4th Modern, 4th Ballet
Darcey - 2nd Greek, 4th Lyrical
Emelia - 3rd Modern, 4th Cabaret Duet, 4th Lyrical
Emily Sparks - 4th Cabaret Duet, 4th Lyrical
Nina - 1st Modern, 3rd Classical Trio, 4th Ballet
Jess - 2nd Classical trio, 2nd Ballet, 3rd Modern
Des - 2nd Tap
Junior Group - 2nd Cabaret, 4th cabaret & comedy trophy
Senior Group - 4th Cabaret
Hope - 3rd Classical Trio, 4th Character
Anna - 3rd Classical Trio, 4th Modern, 4th Lyrical
Lily - 2nd Classical Trio
Emily Bower - 4th Song & Dance
Many of these performances also qualified for the All England Regional Finals to be held in May 2015 in Cheltenham. They achieved a mark of 85 (juniors) or 86 (seniors) in order to qualify. Well done everyone!
Kingswood Eisteddfod Results February 2015
Lily - 2 x 1st, 3 x 2nd, 3 x 3rd, Classical Aggregate Trophy
Nina - 2 x 1st, 1 x 3rd, Greek Trophy
Darcey - 2 x 1st, 1 x 2nd
Reanna - 2 x 3rd
Charlotte - 1 x 3rd
Sophia - 1 x 2nd
Nadia & Lola - 1 x 3rd
Commendable performances came from Anna, Gemma, Emily, Sophie, Emelia, Scarlett, Ella, Isabelle and Lizzie who were close behind on the medals. Well done to everyone who took part.
Royal Ballet Auditions 14 January 2015
Four of our pupils auditioned for the Royal Ballet School last week. Emelia, Jess and Lizzie auditioned for places on the Associate courses whilst Jack auditioned for a full-time place at White Lodge. We wish them luck as they await the results over the coming weeks!
Longwell Green Eisteddfod October 2014 Results
Emelia - 1st Ballet
Darcey - 3rd Greek, 3rd Ballet
Lily - 1st Ballet, 1st Character
Reanna - 2nd Greek, 2nd Modern, 2nd Ballet, 2nd Classical Duet with Anna, 4th Lyrical
Nina - 2nd Lyrical, 2nd Classical Trio
Anna - 2nd Classical Duet with Reanna, 2nd Classical Trio, 4th Ballet
Hermione - 1st Greek, 3rd Modern
Isabelle - 4th Ballet
Nina, Hope, Anna - 2nd Classical Trio
Our other dancers were also close behind on the medals. Well done to Nadia, Gemma, Emily, Lola, Arabella, Cally, Grace, Emma, Jack and Ella for dancing so well.
Congratulations to Jack Thomas who is appearing in Matthew Bourne's Lord of the Flies this week in Cardiff! Jack successfully auditioned for a role in this production and here he his pictured with Matthew Bourne himself. Jack has had to attend several daily rehearsals in Cardiff over the last 6 weeks in order to prepare for the performances.
Outstanding feedback from our School Show - Alice in Wonderland & That's Entertainment!
The weekend of 22 & 23 March 2014 saw us put on our third whole school production at Backwell School Theatre. We did a total of four shows over two days and have received some amazing feedback from audience members which can be seen below:
"What an amazing show. Well done everyone involved you should all be very proud. Especially loved gromits great idea."
"Wonderful show Adele, and everyone. Inspired choreography and oodles of enthusiasm. The little ones have lived in a magic dream this weekend!! Big well done and thank you."
"Blown away Adele Stitch and Jo Perkins! Well done girls and guys, quality show, costumes, dancers, choreography all brilliant. Lots of highlights!"
"Absolutely brilliant, it has been an honour and privilege to be able to help at such a wonderful show this weekend. You were all amazing."
"Well done everyone, amazing so far!! Makes me realise how much I miss being on stage dancing! Good luck for the second half"
"Well done everyone in the show and of course all you brilliant people behind the scenes, Adele you always put on an amazing performance. Amazing show and glad to be a part of it"
"Wow what an amazing show - fabulous. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute and glad I got tickets to watch it twice!"
"Well done to Miss Adele and everyone for such a great show - every dancer was fab - from the littlest bunny upwards."
"Just echoing what everyone else has said, what an AMAZING show. Everyone was fantastic."
"Loved the show!! So much talent!! Amazing dancers and choreography!! Well done and congratulations Adele Stitch School of Dance!!!"
"Fabulous show Adele. What a lot of talented girls you have. Loved every minute of it. Well done!!"
"Awesome show. I loved it, my parents loved it, my in-laws
loved it and the girls loved being part of it. Thank you Adele and all your team."
Adverse Weather Warning!
In the event of major snow fall/floods/extreme weather conditions/disruption, we may have to cancel classes. Updates will be put on the front page of the website, our Facebook page and our Twitter feed as well as notifications via email or text in some cases if necessary. We will do our best to let you know as soon as possible if classes are cancelled. Unfortunately, no refunds will be offered in these circumstances.
Royal Albert Hall 2013
On Saturday 29th June 2013, Senior Jazzmatazz, Miss Holly, Miss Ella, Miss Jo and Miss Adele travelled up to London to perform in a Barnardos charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall! The group performed two dances in front of an audience of approximately 4000 people. There were many choirs there performing various songs too, however we were honoured to be the only dancers to be asked to perform in this prestigious venue. The day was a huge success!
Darcey accepted onto prestigious training programme with The Royal Ballet
16 year old Darcey Winter (Advanced 1 Ballet) will be continuing her additional training with the new Advanced Associate Programme offered by the Royal Ballet School. She will take classes with renowned ballet teachers at the home of the Royal Ballet in London's Covent Garden. Darcey has previously been a member of their Junior Associates (JA), Mid-Associates (MA) and Senior Associate programmes so this is the next logical step for her.
14 year old Lily Hanks, a pupil in Grade 7 and Advanced 1 Ballet, currently takes classes at Elmhurst School for Dance on their associate training programme.
Adele stars in musical extravaganza!
On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2013, several members of the dance school including teachers, students and parents went to support Miss Adele performing in a show called 'Westenders' with Bristol Light Opera Company (BLOC) at the Colston Hall, Bristol. Westenders was a Musical extravaganza celebrating 80 years of Musical Theatre with BLOC Productions. The show also featured 4 of our pupils - Chloe, Edward, Sophia and Emily - who all performed beautifully. Well done to everybody involved!
ISTD Janet Cram Awards
On Saturday 4th May 2013, Miss Jo and Miss Holly travelled to Swindon to watch the South West Regional Heats of the Janet Cram Awards. This prestigious competition run by the ISTD sees dancers with a particular competence in the modern genre come together from all across the region to battle for a place in the London Finals. The dancers must perform some class work and then individual solos in front of a panel of three adjudicators who then decide who goes through. We went to support Jessica, Anna, Nina and Reanna who all danced beautifully against such tough competition. Well done girls!