The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Testimonial

February 24, 2020
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Parent Testimonial

Suki Thank you all for putting on such a fantastic show. I know it takes a mammoth effort from many people to put together such a big enterprise involving so many children. You gave your time, energy, patience, support, creativity and hearts to this project. And you gave Sara the chance to shine. I can never thank you enough for that. After the show Sara was bubbling over… I think she’s caught the theatre bug big time… there’s nothing like it!

Everyone was fantastic… the actors, the dancers, the choreography and direction, the set, lighting and props (mostly… !). I loved the Beavers and their adorable, comic banter, Mr was sweet and timid, little Lucy was brave, Edmund was suitably snivelly, Susan was the voice of reason and Peter was there to lead them all to victory. And no one forgot their lines! Aslan was awesome, the baby ballerinas were delightful, the point girls were graceful (all the dances were beautifully staged and choreographed). Sara’s Queen was both scary and bewitching (I’m biased!)…

When things went wrong, the children knew what to do, which shows how well rehearsed and confident they all were. It was so nice to see all ages participating and loving being on stage… I remember when Sara was a tiny tot in the snow ballet (her first show, I think it was the Snow Queen, in the first dance, there’s always one who doesn’t want to go on/waves to her mum/cries on the front row, all of them not quite sure what to do, but doing a beautiful job anyway).

There were laughs (Lucy/Mr and Mrs Beaver are an accomplished comic double act), gasps, applause and a very happy audience. I could have watched the whole thing again! None of this would be possible without your hard work (and the stage management team too, of course). It has been a pleasure to help, even in a small way backstage, and watch my little girl grow up doing something she loves.

My friends that came along loved it and commented on how slick and professional the performance was… no doubt, this was the best show to date. Thank you

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Nathaniel Turner

December 3, 2019
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Nathaniel Turner

Street Jazz

Nathaniel is a local man. He lives in Leatherhead and went to Howard of Effingham School.  He trained professionally at the Italia Conti Arts Centre, graduating with a Diploma in Performing Arts.  

As a teacher,  with a further diploma in Education and Training and a  DDE in Modern Dance,  he is delighted to be working with Centre Stage Dance and Drama,  having recently  worked  as Acting teacher for a full-length show at Italia Conti, which was performed at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley. 

Nathaniel has also worked at the Ashley School of Performing Arts in Cheam , and taught dance at Theatretrain in Sutton.  He has recently been teaching dance at Dandelion Theatre Arts, Leatherhead.  Amongst his most unusual jobs , he lists being a Pizza delivery driver for Dominoes  – and to relax, he enjoys  Gymnastics and Aerial work!

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The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe 2020

November 23, 2019
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The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe

A wonderful show: drama, dance, music, song and spectacle.
A feelgood experience for all the family!

Sunday 9th February 2020

2:30pm & 6:30pm

Leatherhead Theatre,
7 Church Street, Leatherhead
KT22 8DN

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Mary Poppins 2019

November 23, 2019
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Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Summer School
Ages 6-13years

19th – 23rd August 2019

St.Mary’s Hall, Parkside School, Stoke D’Abernon

10am to 4pm every day

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Summer Courses 2016

September 23, 2019
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Summer Courses 2016

Summer Courses 2016

Days of Dance
August 1st – 4th 2016

Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet

Disney Themed Week
July 18 – 22

Sing, Dance, Crafts

Fame the Musical
July 25th – 29th

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Silver Swans having a great time!

October 9, 2017
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SILVER SWANS HAVING A GREAT TIME! Silver Swans have been coming to class for the past 3 weeks in Leatherhead and both learners and teachers are having a great time! The dancers are becoming more confident with the barre work , ports de bras and gentle allegro and getting to grips with the French terms! […]

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Silver Swans and Diamond Dancers

September 9, 2017
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SILVER SWANS

After the overwhelming interest in Silver Swans from the media publicity, we held our first class on Thursday 8th September 2017 at the Leatherhead Parish Hall.  14 Silver Swans turned up with ages ranging from 55 – 72.

We had a lovely time and it didn’t  matter whether the SSs had danced before or not – everyone got stuck in and enjoyed learning about turn out and feet positions, not to mention the French terms!

We look forward to the future and hope the classes turn into jolly social times as well!

 DIAMOND DANCERS

The ballet class for the Diamond Dancers (youngsters from the ages of 35+!) on Tuesdays at the Oxshott Village Centre is developing well and we have 7 ladies and 2 gentlemen.

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Ben Everett Riley

December 9, 2013
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Ben Everett Riley

Ben Everett Riley DipLCM

Musical Theatre (Musical Director)

Ben is an actor who trained at Performance Preparation Academy in Musical Theatre, graduating in 2017. He has worked in many areas of the industry, working on stage and screen as well as doing composition, sound design and instrumentalist professionally.

Ben brings his wealth of knowledge to teaching and treats his students as professionals, focusing on strong technique and performance through singing in particular. Having worked for Suki for 4 years, he loves bringing his students out of their shell and furthering their talent, whilst keeping the lessons fun but disciplined.

Ben is also available for 1 to 1 lessons – if interested message him on beriley@live.co.uk

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