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”
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.
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.