Here at Winchester City Dance we aim to put together as many performances and events as possible. Whether they are big or small, our events aim to showcase our classes so that you can enjoy watching your family and friends dance, while also giving our students the opportunity to perform.
Happy 3rd Birthday WCD!
It has been 3 years since we first opened! We started with just 3 little pupils and we are very proud that we now have over 100 students and are now running 10 different classes. It has been a pleasure to see each and every one of our students grow and we look forward to many more years together.
Beauty and the Beast Ballet
This year our Adult Ballet students went to see a Beauty and the Beast Ballet performance at the Mayflower theatre. It was great to watch the professionals in action!
Medals and Certificates
It was a great to see the faces of our students when they were finally presented with their exam certificates and medals. Congratulations to them all, we hope to continue adding to each of their collections.
Summer School 2018- 13.08-15.08
This August WCD held its first Summer School! We had lots of guest teachers leading various workshops including Cheer, Musical Theatre and Bollywood! In addition to this, we also had various arts and crafts throughout. At the end of the week we held a small showcase for friends and family to see what we had been up to.
WCD'S first Exam Day- 04/08/2018
In August, our school had its first exam day! We had lots of nervous little ballerinas (and adults!). However, the day was a great success and we achieved a 100% pass rate with everyone obtaining either a Merit or a Distinction! A huge congratulations to all.
Open Week 2018- 19/07- 21/07
To celebrate the end of the school year, we held an Open Week where friends and family members could come and watch their child's class. Each class demonstrated their set exercises as well as a special dance they had learnt for the day. We also handed out certificates and awards and had lots of tasty ballet themed snacks! This year we managed to raise £377 for a Dance Movement Therapy group at the Maya Centre, who provided counselling to women! A huge thank you to all who donated.
WCD's 2nd Birthday! - 08/03/2018
During this week, our School celebrated our 2nd Birthday! Since our 1st Birthday our classes have nearly doubled and now we offer Contemporary dance classes as well as Ballet.
The Nutcracker Trip- 30/11/17
Our Adult Ballet class took a trip to The Mayflower in Southampton to watch the Christmas favourite: The Nutcracker. It was a great chance to celebrate the end of term and see the professionals in action!
End of Term Showings- 20/07/17-22/07/17
In the final week of summer term we opened our doors to family and friends to watch what their loved ones had been up to throughout the year. As well as showcasing exercises, each class prepared a dance to perform. Certificates and medals were also awarded to our students for all their handwork in the year.
We also managed to raise a fantastic £217 for Dance Voice- a dance movement therapy charity in Bristol. And of course, there was lots of yummy ballet themed food!
WCD's 1st Anniversary- 04/03/17:
This year, Winchester City Dance celebrated its first anniversary! The school was first established in 2016 with just three students and has since expanded to over 60 students with five different classes, running on a regular basis. We are continually expanding and developing our classes and are looking to open multiple classes in the near future.
OPEN DAY - Baby Ballet 30/07/16:
Our very first open day was an opportunity for our little ballerinas to perform to their family and friends, enjoy ballerina themed cupcakes and biscuits and to raise money for charity! We also celebrated achievements of everyone in the class, giving medals to those finishing their first term of Baby Ballet and awarding certificates of completion to those moving up to our Primary Ballet Classes. The event began by showcasing our usual techniques of teaching and incorporated a performance for our finale. Best of all, we managed to raise £60 for Dance voice, a fantastic dance movement therapy organisation based in Bristol. We look forward to the next event!
OPEN DAY- Adult Ballet- 24/11/16:
This event was an opportunity for our Adult Ballet students to showcase exercises from their weekly classes, to family and friends. Our students had also been working on a group dance, so this was a perfect opportunity to put on a small performance. There were refreshments for all, including tutu cupcakes!
Well done to all our students who participated and a big thank you to all family and friends who came to watch!