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Don’t miss our Aerial Skills Workshop on Feb 5th 2017

Aerial Skills Workshop at SK Dance Studio - Learn Hoop and Silks

We’re really excited to announce a specialist workshop exclusively focusing on aerial dance skills, coming to SK Dance Studio on Sunday February 5th 2017.

We’re extremely lucky to have guest teacher Sheryl Moore of Just Dance Studios Ltd coming to run the sessions for us. Not only is Sheryl a fully qualified dance teacher, but she’s also an ex-professional dancer and seasoned aerial artist who’s performed in an array of dazzling shows all over the world.

Highlights of Sheryl’s career include being principal dancer and soloist at Casino Povoa in Portugal. She has also performed at the famous Benidorm Palace where she was part of a huge showgirl spectacular. Always wanting to develop, Sheryl began training in aerial silks in 2012 whilst working for Costa Cruise Lines as a dancer. After many contracts working for the company, she completed a world cruise where she developed her aerial arts alongside her dancing. She is now happy to be in the UK passing on her knowledge and experience to others through her company Just Dance Studios Ltd. Sheryl has three studios based in South Yorkshire, which she co-owns with her partner Nina Sykes.

Aerial Skills Workshop with guest teacher Sheryl Moore - 12 to 1.30pm or 1.30 to 3pm, Sunday 5th February 2017 at SK Dance Studio in Appley Bridge

All the equipment needed to make the most of the sessions will be provided, including aerial arts practise frames for both the hoop and the aerial silks.

  • Learn aerial skills using both the hoop and aerial silks
  • Learn the correct technique from a fully trained aerial artist with an impressive CV of professional experience
  • Get a taster of what it’s like to be an aerial performer
  • And have lots of fun!
  • Just 20 places available in total across two 90 minute sessions
  • Class is open to upper school pupils (inters, seniors and students)
  • Cost – £15 payable in advance to secure your place*

Due to the nature of this class, and to make sure that every participant gets plenty of time to practice the skills Sheryl will teach on the specialist equipment, places are strictly limited to 10 per group. Across the two sessions we therefore have just 20 places available, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Contact us today to reserve your child’s place or to ask any questions. You can send us a message via our Facebook page, or click here for phone, text or email contact details.

*Note: Please be sure before booking your place as the £15 class fee is not refundable if you are unable to attend.

Aerial Skills Workshop at SK Dance Studio Wigan on February 5th 2017

Announcing our Nutcracker Ballet Workshop on Christmas Eve

Nutcracker Ballet Workshop at SK Dance Studio Wigan on 24 Dec 2016

We’re delighted to announce a very special festive dance experience coming to SK Dance Studio this Christmas Eve, 24th December 2016.

We’re very lucky to have Northern Ballet School graduate and ex professional dancer Nicola Ciotta with us, who comes all the way from New York where she now runs her own dance school.  Nicola will be leading the Nutcracker Workshop for us, which is designed to bring the magic of this timeless classical ballet to life for four to twelve year olds.

Nutcracker Ballet Workshop - 10am to 1pm, 24th December 2016 at SK Dance Studio in Appley Bridge

Boys and girls aged 4 through to 12 years old are all welcome, regardless of whether they’re an existing SK Dance Studio pupil.  And given the workshop spans a whole 3 hours, parents can use the time to do their last minute Christmas shopping, wrapping or other preparations!

Our Nutcracker Ballet workshop includes:

  • Ballet warm up
  • Learn choreography from the famous “Snowflake Scene”
  • Let’s be Clara
  • Dress up
  • Nutcracker story time
  • Paint & take home your own Nutcracker
  • And more!
  • Cost – £15 for full 3 hours including refreshments

Places are strictly limited, so contact us today to reserve your child’s place or to ask any questions.  You can send us a message via our Facebook page, or click here for phone, text or email contact details.

Nutcracker Ballet Workshop at SK Dance Studio in Wigan, Christmas Eve 2016

Workshop with “Fame – The Musical” Pro Dancer – Sunday 28 Feb 2106

Fame the Musical workshop at SK Dance Studio Wigan

We’re really excited to announce that Hannah Wilson, professional dancer and musical theatre cast member of “Fame – The Musical”, is coming to SK Dance Studio to run a special Fame workshop!

Open to everyone aged 6 years old and upwards, the workshop will take place at Shevington Youth Club on Sunday 28th February 2016 between 12 noon and 1.30pm. You don’t have to be an existing SK Dance Studio pupil to attend – this special class is open to all.

“This is sure to be a really fun class” said Susan Kielb, Principal of SK Dance Studio. “We’re thrilled that Hannah is able to come and give our dancers a taste of what it takes to star in a huge professional musical like Fame”.

During the hour and 30 minute workshop, you’ll learn some of the iconic dance routines from the show and get a taster of what it’s like to audition for a big musical theatre production. Regardless of age or experience, you’re sure to have huge amounts of fun!

About Hannah Wilson – Professional Dancer

Hannah Wilson is a performing arts graduate from Studio La Pointe in Leeds. She has performed in stage productions of Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland, was a semi-finalist on the TV show “Got to Dance” and has worked as a professional dancer with Pacific Pearl Australia before winning a role in Bill Kenwright’s “Fame the Musical” production, touring both the UK and Ireland.

To reserve your place:

If you have any questions, or would like to reserve a place, either call Susan 07952 864 084 , send us an email, or send us a Facebook message. We just need the name and date of birth of the dancer.

The workshop costs just £10 per person, payable ASAP after booking.

The SK Dance Studio Fame workshop will take place at:
Shevington Youth Club and Community Centre
Highfield Avenue
WN6 8HB.

It’s just behind Shevington Methodist Church, down the side of Muffin Man bakery.

Great fun at our Swan Lake Workshop and theatre trip

Swan Lake Workshop at SK Dance Studio

There’s nothing like watching a full stage production to inspire young dancers, especially when they can relate to the story and choreography through actual dance experience.

So on Saturday December 7th 2013, we replaced our usual syllabus classes with a series of special ballet workshops in which our dancers got the chance to recreate a scene from the beautiful classical ballet, Swan Lake.

We ran three separate workshops in which content was tailored appropriately to meet the needs of different age groups, which ensured inclusion for ALL dancers including those who don’t usually attend our ballet grade classes.

Afterwards, some of our dancers and their parents travelled to Manchester to attend the 2.30pm matinee performance of Swan Lake at the Dance House Theatre, performed by the Northern Ballet School’s classical performance company. It was an amazing performance – danced really beautifully with gorgeous costumes and staging.

“It was great day all round and a real treat for our budding ballerinas to see the upcoming ballet stars from the Northern Ballet school” said Susan. “Everyone did so well in our Swan Lake workshop – we really hope our dancers enjoyed the sessions as much as we did”.

We really enjoyed this special day, and hope that it inspired and captivated our young dancers.