Gielgudian and GAPA guest teacher Matt Hill (Trevorrow) gave a brilliant performance last night at the Theatre Royal in Brighton, cheered on by his GAPA supporters – Mrs G, Miss Laura, Head Girl Eloise Harwood, Dance Captain Maddie Wrigley, Head Prefect Olivia Floydd, Prefect Scarlett Gielgud and Team GAPA Allison Huggins. Matt is in the cast of the hit show which is touring the UK until November 2018. Photo at stage door of Matt with his GAPA supporters!
Returning this year is the ever popular GAPA Summer School. Following on from our success of previous years, we are inviting local children from across Sussex to join us for a week, or two, of dance, drama and musical theatre classes and workshops. The dates are 30th July – 3rd August and 6th – 10th August – Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. For more details and a registration form go to our Summer School page on the GAPA website.
GAPA pupils were inspired by a trip to the Hawth, Crawley last night, to see the touring production of Ballet Central Ballet Company. The GAPA pupils chatted afterwards to the Ballet Central students about their future careers. All the performers last night have now graduated from Central School of Ballet and are embarking upon their lives as professional dancers, some with Northern Ballet Company and Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake.
Former British Prima Ballerina Dame Beryl Grey, Eastenders TV and West End star John Partridge and Republica Rock Star Saffron, were guests of honour at our end of year production ‘Showtime 2018’ at the Hawth in Crawley on June 22nd.
The performance included ballet, modern, tap, drama and musical theatre numbers and music played live by the seven piece GAPA Band onstage. After the matinee and evening show came the annual prize giving ceremony where the VIPs presented over 40 medals, awards and cups to deserving pupils for progress and outstanding achievements.
Dame Beryl Grey said afterwards “The standard of dancing, the incredible number of super ideas, everything was so very enjoyable and entertaining – I felt I must be at a West End show. Congratulations on a remarkable evening – what a lot of work you have put in to have achieved such a high standard”