Summer term started on Saturday 17 April, and we are delighted to be back in the studio for all under 18s (and 18 year olds in full time education). Adult classes will continue on Zoom - starting 15 minutes later than normal on a Thursday evening - until 19 May or when Covid restrictions are lifted.
Note that classes will be held as normal on Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May.
We are delighted to invite our dancers to take part in the very first NATD online Theatrical Dance Competition!
It costs only £5 to enter. There are a range of age group categories in a variety of genres to inspire all dancers aged 5-21 years of age to take part.
Each category will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awarded as well as an overall genre winner with a fantastic horde of trophies and plaques to be won!
Every dancer entering the competition will receive a certificate. The results will be announced during a live zoom presentation on Sunday 28th March with the esteemed judges present online to add to the excitement.
Click HERE to download the guidelines for entry. Online registration will be open from 14 February to 14 March - so contact Claire by 14 March if you would like to take part!
All classes are currently being taught online over Zoom, with the timetable below. Please contact Claire if you would like to join any of our classes.
|9.15-10.15am||Advanced 2 Ballet|
|10.15-11.15am||Advanced 2 Tap|
|5.00-5.30pm||Preliminary Gymnastic Dance|
|5.30-6.00pm||Grade 1 Gymnastic Dance|
|6.00-6.30pm||Grade 2 Modern|
|6.30-7.00pm||Grade 2 Gymnastic Dance|
|7.00-7.30pm||Grade 3 Modern|
|7.30-8.00pm||Grade 3 Gymnastic Dance|
|8.00-8.30pm||Grade 4 Modern|
|4.30-5.00pm||Class Exam Gymnastic Dance|
|5.00-5.45pm||Grade 4 Ballet|
|5.45-6.15pm||Grade 4 Tap|
|6.15-7.00pm||Grade 5 Ballet|
|7.00-7.30pm||Grade 5 Tap|
|7.30-8.15pm||Grade 6 Ballet|
|8.15-8.45pm||Grade 5 Modern|
|11.15-12:00||Adult Ballet with Miss Daisy|
|4.00-4.30pm||Grade 2 Contemporary|
|4.30-5.15pm||Grade 2 Ballet|
|5.15-5.45pm||Grade 2 Tap|
|5.45-6.30pm||Grade 3 Ballet|
|6.30-7.00pm||Grade 3 Tap|
|7.45-8.15pm||Grade 5 Contemporary|
|4.15-4.45pm||Grade 5 Gymnastic Dance|
|4.45-5.15pm||Intermediate Foundation Contemporary|
|5.45-6.30pm||Intermediate Foundation / Intermediate Ballet|
|6.30-7.00pm||Intermediate Foundation Tap|
|9.00-9.30am||Class Examination Ballet|
|9.30-10.00am||Class Examination Tap|
|11.00-11.45am||Grade 1 Ballet|
|11.45-12.15am||Grade 1 Contemporary|
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We will return to the studio as soon as Covid restrictions allow.
As well as keeping us dancing in lockdown, the Zoom classes have been a precious opportunity to see friends' faces - and their !
Claire has loved meeting all the gorgeous who have made a surprise appearance in a Zoom class, and is now extending the invitation to those who have so far been too shy.
For the last week of this half term (8-13 February), you are invited to Bring your to Dancing! Your does not have to dance, just to join the first 5 minutes of class for a show-and-tell.
If you don't have a , you could bring a favourite toy animal,
or why not draw a picture of your magical dream
The Claire Dobinson School of Dancing has a surprise endorsement in British Boxing News this month!
East Midlands Amateur Boxing Champion Kieron Brennan has been studying ballet with Claire for many years to develop his balance and footwork. Kieron has just signed professional contracts, and British Boxing News give a full page biography of his achievements so far.
We wish Kieron every success in his professional career and look forward to seeing him show off his great footwork in the boxing ring!
Many of our dancers also enjoy drawing and painting, and we created an online art gallery to showcase their work during the first lockdown period.
Click on the picture to visit our |
online art gallery.
The gallery is still open for submissions - please send Claire a scan or photograph of any dance related drawings and paintings you would like us to frame and hang on our virtual wall. The invitation is open to dancers' family members and artists of any age - anyone with a connection to the school.