First Ballet Steps

First Ballet Steps

Due to popular demand, we are increasing our provision of early years baby ballet classes for ages 3-5.
‘First Steps’ will now be held at the following sessions;
MONDAYS
11.40am – 12.20pm at the Dolphin Lesiure Centre, Haywards Heath
1.30pm – 2.20pm at Hurstpierpoint Village Centre
FRIDAYS
11.40am – 12.20pm at the Dolphin Leisure Centre, Haywards Heath
Please email admin@gielgudacademy.co.uk or call 01444 848656 to register your interest and secure a free trial place
Ballet Central

Ballet Central

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.

Showtime and Prizegiving

Showtime and Prizegiving

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” 

Showtime 2018

Showtime 2018

Good luck to our pupils for our upcoming performances at the Hawth on June 22nd. 1pm and 6pm. Tickets available from the Hawth box office.
Janet Cram Awards 2018 – Southern Heats

Janet Cram Awards 2018 – Southern Heats

Congratulations to GAPA pupils Caitlin Bending, Bella Cavalli, Amelia Worssam, Etienne Cleeve and Katie Muller, who competed in the Southern heats of the Janet Cram Awards on Sunday 13th May 2018.

All girls danced brilliantly well, and we are very very proud of them.

 

Janet Cram Awards 2018 – South Eastern Heats

Janet Cram Awards 2018 – South Eastern Heats

Congratulations to GAPA pupil Martha Gibson, who competed in the South Eastern heats of the Janet Cram Awards on Sunday 6th May 2018.

Martha danced beautifully, and we are very proud of her.