Dancing into the New Decade!
Happy 2020 to you all! This blog is speaking/blogging by way of a gallery of special images!
Ballet4life now starts its 16th Anniversary of doing what it does best: delivering top quality dance classes and courses to adult learners with love, care, passion, precision, and professionalism.
We take a look back now at the last 10 years with a small photo album of our highlights! Enjoy!
It sure is time to get back into the studios to dance together as we embrace this new decade. I cannot wait to see you all and to dance with you again this year.
With my thanks and best wishes,
Founder & Director
2010- we had our first logo created by dance artist Charlotte Fawley
My quirky short dance film "doubletake" was shortlisted for Best Short film Category and premiered at the Marbella International Film Festival. That was a thrill!
We hosted a very special workshop which combined Feldenkreis and Tango. This was led by Bennie Bartels and Melinda Glenister.
We had our stall at the Bedford Park Festival
Brian Bertscher led our Complete Beginner Courses.
I launched the 50+ Ballet programme!
2013- a very busy year!
We had our first Taster Day
We offered Ballet, Zumba, Pointe, Contemporary and more!
Here is Rebecca Scott rocking it in her class.
Our Saturday morning Ballet continued to go from strength to strength with Beatrice Ghezzi.
Our Complete Beginner Ballet Courses did the same with Angela Taylor and Beatrice.
We held our first Summer Dance Intensives at the studio which was later to become our home.
Sadly we ended our 8 year run at Rambert Dance Company Studios for our Monday morning Ballet
Another year at the Bedford Park Festival.
We expanded and held classes daily at four different Chiswick venues plus others in West London and in Greater London!
I had the pleasure to have my portrait painted by renowned artist Charlotte Fawley.
2015- another busy year!
Classes continued to grow and expand.
I had the honour and privilege to have an Artists' Residency at the prestigious Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France with my colleague Penelope Freeh. We created our multimedia dance piece "Helioscope" which then premiered in Minneapolis, USA and will hopefully be performed here in 2021/22.
We gave three performances at The Bedford Park Festival.
I launched our new dance organisation, a labour of love, which became a registered charity in 2017, Move into Wellbeing®.
Clarissa Rocha and I created and delivered a special dance programme for people with early-stage Dementia that was commissioned by the charity Arts4Dementia.
2016- and an even busier year!
New home and a big expansion of daytime dance programme
Annual Dance Fundraising Showcase
Sponsorship at the Bedford Park Festival - Tea Dance
Coverage in the local press for our charity Move into Wellbeing®
This time a beautiful feature in Artistika Magazine
And a new logo created by graphic artist Jane Davis
Daytime and Saturday Dance Programme flourished
Move into Wellbeing®
continued to grow
We performed again at The Bedford Park Festival
We had our annual Dance Fundraising Showcase and our lovely colleague Clarissa returned and performed in it.
I got to choreograph "Apollo and the Muses" and our lovely dancers performed it live with The Nonesuch Orchestra!
Our Dance Classes and Courses at all venues grow and inspire many with our brilliant teachers.
Our First Cultural Excursion- to Kiev with Alina Luts
Our next annual Fundraising Dance Showcase
Our Summer Dance Intensives
2019- Our 15th Anniversary Year! Filled with many joyous occasions, events, classes, and gatherings.
Ballroom & Latin Dance Class
Bedford Park Festival Performance
Performance with The Nonesuch Orchestra and Belmont Primary School
Annual Fundraising Dance Showcase
Summer Dance Intensives- Repertory
Good Gym lending many hands to our charity
Another MiW Fundraiser!
New evening Jazz/Contemporary Dance Class with Johanna Saarinen
Various wonderful Dance Classes we offer
Classical Repertory Class
Contemporary Dance Class
Character Dance Class
Different beautiful groups of our dancers
One Dance UK 2019 Awards
We were shortlisted for the People's Choice Award!
Our end of term Dance Showcase
Here's to the next DECADE OF DANCE! Bring it on!