Keep your technique on fleek!
With exams looming for a lot of students in the coming months, we hope you’ll all take advantage of our summer ballet classes to keep your technique up over the long break.
These non-syllabus classes will be based on RAD core technique and will be led by RNSD staff. They will differentiate for each dancer to ensure all are equally stretched.
Pay As You Go in CASH on the day, or book online in advance for discount.
Hair in buns but wear what you like; bring pointe shoes if you have them
Discounts for pre-booking!
£1 off each class if booked in advance online.
Times - all classes run on the dates listed
Pick the highest level class your dancer attends:
10:00 – 11:00 Grade 1 – Grade 3 £8.50
11:00 – 12:30 Grade 4 – Grade 6 & Inter Found – Inter £12.50
12:30 – 2:00 Grade 7 – Grade 8 & Advanced Found - Advanced 1 £12.50
At the end of the winter term, join RNSD for an exciting end of year trip to the theatre. We’re off to visit young Clara as she is swept away into an enchanting winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes and a Sugar Plum Fairy. Her magical Christmas tree and her handsome prince with his army of toy soldiers are an unforgettable delight. In this most festive ballet, gigantic sets, lavish costumes, 60 dancers and a full orchestra combine to make the perfect Christmas treat. The world-famous production by Sir Peter Wright, with exquisite costume designs by John Macfarlane, is acclaimed as one of the best in the world.
Show BRB’s The Nutcracker
Date Sunday 9th December 2018
Meet at The Hippodrome, Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
Timings Drop off to main foyer at 12:30, collect from the ground-floor bar at 3:20 onwards (just inside & up a couple of steps to avoid the exit rush!)
Other Children may bring their own money (at their own risk) to purchase drinks and/or ice-creams etc. during the interval. Please try and use the bathroom before arrival if possible!
Price of seat £29.50. The seat price is usually £42 on its own so this is exceptional value for money thanks to the Hippodrome!
There are 29 tickets reserved. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Pupils only – sorry no parents! Pupils must be age 8 or above to join us due to the length of the performance and the theatre tour beforehand. Minor exceptions by personal arrangement with Ms Parker. I can certainly let you know where we’re seated!
Join Rutleigh Norris School of Dance for an evening of festivities, food and celebrations in aid of the repair work to the floor at St Anne's church hall. A Cèilidh caller, live music, annual RNSD awards, a Woodfire Pizza Oven and even a taster of Darcey Bussell's new fun and entertaining full body work out; DDMIX!
Nicola Scott will lead a fun barn dance for all between 5:30 - 8:15. Partners at the ready!
Soft drinks will be provided.
No unaccompanied children (under 16).
Awards Ceremony at 6:30
Celebrate our students' success' over the past year at RNSD.
Miss Geraldine will be teaching Darcey Bussell's fabulous fitness classes from September and will be offering a taster session during the evening.
(served from 5:00)
Margherita & fresh basil
Pepperoni, chorizo & jalapeños
Goats cheese, caramelised onions and spinach
Mushroom, red onion and sweetcorn
GF and vegan bases available
On the Friday of the February half-term, join RNSD for another trip to the theatre. This time, we'll be seeing David Bintley’s take on the enchanting fairytale as a glorious celebration of ballet, with breathtaking designs by John Macfarlane, designer of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s famous Nutcracker.
Cinderella’s life with her cruel stepmother and stepsisters is one of drudgery and hardship until the evening of an extravagant party at the palace. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, she’s the centre of attention when she arrives at the ball in a magical coach and wearing a gorgeous gown. The handsome Prince sweeps her off her feet and they dance the night away until the clock chimes midnight and the evening comes to an abrupt end.
The performance-only option is suitable for any pupil from RNSD aged 8+, however for those of you studying at Grade 5+ or a Vocational level (Inter Found, Intermediate etc), Ms Parker has booked an hour and a half long Repertoire Class at BRB studios with a BRB teacher before the performance which will be a fantastic opportunity. You will need a packed dinner and a change of clothes/ tracksuit to put over the top of your dancewear. There will be an hour and a half between the end of the class and the start of the performance to change, eat and be in our seats.
Show BRB’s Cinderella
Date Friday 24th February
Time 3:45 for 4pm start Repertoire Class and Performance (Time may alter slightly)
Time 6:30 for 7:00 start Performance Only
Meet at The main foyer in The Hippodrome, Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
Performance-only £25.00. The seat price is usually £42
Performance AND Class £45. The seat price is usually £42 on its own without an hour and a half repertoire class with a BRB teacher.
There are only 30 tickets reserved in total and only 25 for the class. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Pupils only – sorry no parents! Pupils must be age 8 or above to join us and those taking part in the class will need to be studying Grade 5+ or a Vocational Grade to cope with the difficulty of work. Minor exceptions by personal arrangement with Ms Parker.
Commercial Street Dance Workshop
16th October 2016
We're very excited to be hosting our first TryDance event; an opportunity to experience an alternative style of dance and express yourself in another form.
Commercial Street is a a high energy vibrant combination of Street Dance, Hip Hop and Commercial. The workshop will be lead by Leigh Halifax; a professional Street Commercial dancer.
Leigh grew up and trained in South Australia. Quickly progressing through the School, Street and Contemporary became his areas of expertise. He has performed and taught in Singapore, Hong Kong, Vanuatu, USA, Australia & New Zealand and in 2013 moved to Paris to continue to learn and grow as a dancer in many styles including, ballet, jazz, salsa and african tribal. After moving back to Australia, Leigh continued to teach and worked with many choreographers. He's even taken workshops with 'Les Twins'; Beyonce's back up dancers! He now resides in London and has just returned from a trip to Mumbai, India after performing in Bollywood for a TV show and Music Video. We are very lucky to have such an acclaimed teacher to work with us.
Each session will work on a different routine which will be performed at the end of the class for parents to watch.
10:15 - 11:45 - 8 to 12 Years
12:00 - 2:00 - 13 to 15 Years
2:15 - 4:15 - 16+
More TryDance events will follow throughout the year. We hope to include Bhangra, Contemporary, Argentine Tango and Hip Hop. Any suggestions or requests are always welcome!