Elmhurt relocates to become BRB associate
by Jeremy Austin in The Stage
One of the country's leading vocational dance academies, Elmhurst, is making a £12 million move to the Midlands to become an associate school of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.
The move, scheduled for September 2004, will end the Elmhurst School for Dance's 80-year association with Camberley, Surrey. It comes with the backing of both Birmingham City Council and the Department for Education and Skills.
Chairman of the school's governors Robert Crossley described the move as a "very significant development" for the institution. click for more
***************************** On their toes for fame bid
by Gary Skentelbery in The Manchester Evening News
TWO teenagers from Warrington are bidding to take the dancing world by storm.
Jenny Corcoran, 19, and Freya Jones, 18, are already qualified ballet teachers at the Kate Simmon School of Dance in the town. Jenny, who has been dancing since she was three, has attained the highest level of ballet at diploma level, and Freya is just a year behind at advanced level.
The girls, who live in Stockton Heath, will take centre stage at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester next month in their dancing school''s production of the wartime show Waiting. They are now hoping to make the big time, with Jenny taking a lead role in Waiting on April 26-27, and Freya in a lead role in the school''s production of Beauty And The Beast at the same venue. click for more
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