Patrons Dame Lucette Aldous DSJ & Lachlan Monaghan (Birmingham Royal Ballet Soloist)

Welcome to Ballet Malvern Centre of Dance.  Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting, Exercise and Performance classes for all ages.


Reopening on 5th September

Ballet Malvern is reopening from the 5th September. We are currently getting the studios ready for our autumn term. The reopening will be gradual, and we will keep you updated as always on what is happening.

 

ENTERING THE BUILDING – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

We have put together an information pack with everything you need to know for when you are able to return to classes. This contains all the social distancing and safety procedures we will be implementing for September.

 

This information will be reviewed and updated where necessary on a weekly basis to check we are following the latest government guidelines to ensure a safe return for all our staff, practitioners, students and their families.

 

Please see Information pack on our website

 

Getting back into our building

 

Ballet Malvern is working very hard to ensure we have all the latest Government required safety measures in place before we reopen our building. 

 

We plan to reintroduce our classes in September. We will also be continuing with online classes to allow those living within a shielding environment to attend. The online classes will also be used when class sizes are too large for the studio space to be used safely. 

 

Because of the size of our studios, classes will require some changes from our past timetables to ensure as many students can attend as possible.

 

Our priority is to ensure the safety of our team and our many users. As soon as we have confirmed the autumn schedule, we will publish them along with guidelines and information on our safety measures for paying and attending within plenty of time for classes to resume.

 

We would like to thank everyone who has joined us for our online classes and activities. It has been so wonderful to be able to keep the classes and social events going throughout this time. Also, a big thank you to those of you who have supported us with donations during this time. We cannot wait to welcome everyone back into the studios in autumn.

 

Many thanks!

 

Ballet Malvern phased return to our studios during August to January

 

Our priority for this time is to ensure our team and Ballet Malvern families remain safe as we return to our building. In order to achieve this, we will return step by step to guarantee we have the required government safety measures in place before we open our building to the public again.

 

Due to the uncertainty with the country’s recovery from COVID-19 this plan to re-enter our studios may well change and adapt to remain in-line with the changes in the government guidance for dance.

 

Currently our studios are closed but we continue to hold our holiday classes online. This is giving us time to prepare the building in-line with safe-guarding requirements for the gradual re-opening in September.

 

The return to our building will be covered in three stages as detailed below.

 

Phase 1 – until 31st August

 

During this stage we will continue with our holiday classes online from our tutor’s homes. There will be no in-house activities during this time. 

 

We will be using this time to prepare and confirm our timetable of classes and activities for the autumn term and lay out the plan of how we will be implementing them.

 

Phase 2 – 1st September to December end of term 2020

 

During this phase we will be working towards re-opening with a fully functioning building.

 

Activities and classes will be prioritised in-line with the required government safety measures and our ability to implement them. The safety of our staff, students and families will always be put first and foremost when deciding how classes will be re-opened within the autumn term. Alongside the studio classes we will also continue to run classes online until we can fully open to all safely for everyone again.

 

During this time, we will continue to gradually increase our timetable of classes and activities within the studios taking into consideration, student bubbles of those students attending more than one class. We will also be mindful of students who attend school together outside of the studios.

 

We will not be programming and performances within theatres during this time. Our intention is to film dances and put them together, so the students still get their Christmas show in some format.

 

Our Sleeping Beauty students will be reworked in order to create a performance as a dance film project/ or be postponed until 2021.

 

Once our autumn timetable has been confirmed, we will provide information regarding safety measures and social distancing instructions for individuals whilst in our building, on our website.

 

Phase 3 – January 2021 onwards

 

Our aim for this phase is to return to a fully opened and functioning building.

 

More details will follow as the country re-opens fully post COVID-19.

 

During this phase we will implement our plans for 2021 with the intention of a full reopening – maybe even a big opening party, celebrating our survival!

 

We will continue to develop an online section of our classes to run along-side our in-house classes.

 

We will reschedule any missed performances.

 

What is currently available from Ballet Malvern online

 

Junior Class, bringing a mixture of ballet, jazz, tap for our younger students up to Grade 4 on Thursdays 4-5pm.

 

Ballet Intensive from Grade 5 up which includes stretching and conditioning followed by an intensive ballet class.

 

Adult Tap – Fridays 10-11am

 

Grade 3 standard tap 11-11.30am

 

We are currently developing our online timetable with exciting new classes for the future. 

 

Ballet Malvern Coronavirus Policy – to read our Coronavirus policy please see our website page.

 

For advice from the UK government go to website:https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE W.H.O. WEBSITE – FOLLOW THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Protect yourself

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with outbreaks in other countries.
Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more sever for other. Take care of your health and protect other by doing the following:


Wash your hands regularly

Washing your hands regularly with soap and water or with an alcohol-based rub kills viruses that maybe on your hands.
 

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. If you are too close, you breath in the droplets, including COVID-19 if they have the disease, from the spray released when someone coughs or sneezes.
 

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
 

Practise respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. This is because droplets spread virus. By following this simple respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
 

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing – seek medical care early

Stay at home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority. They will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will protect you and help prevent spread of the viruses and other infections.

If you have recently visited (PAST 14 DAYS) areas where COVID-19 IS SPREADING

Follow the guidelines above.
 
Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover. Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
 
If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority. They will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will protect you and help prevent spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
 
Go to the World Health Organisation’s website for more information click here https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

On the WHO website you will find information and guidance regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China on 31st December 2019. Please visit the WHO website for daily updates.

General enquiries to balletmalvern@icloud.com

OUR CLASSES ARE BACK IN THE STUDIOS FROM 5TH SEPTEMBER

Huge congratulations to our students, over the last year our students have achieved the following places at,

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Swan Lake Dreams - Jakob Hughes, Purdey Hemmings, Lexie Hopkins

Mid Associates, Royal Ballet School

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Elmhurst Ballet School

Main parts in Malvern Theatre show Peter Pan

Elmhurst associates

Evita (professional tour)

Fourth Monkey Drama School

West Side Story (Hereford Courtyard Theatre)

Matilda auditions (West End)

Fantastic results (High Merits and Distinctions) for Contemporary, Tap, Ballet and Musical Theatre exams!

 

 

Well done everyone!

 

Ballet Malvern believes everyone should have the chance to dance and perform and is welcoming to students of all ages and abilities. 

 

Rebecca says, "We teach our students to be their very best through our thorough knowledge of the industry and many years of experience at the highest levels in both Dance, Acting, Musical Theatre, vocational training and performing. We put a lot of emphasis on teaching correct technique which is necessary for a sustained dance career alongside having fun and nurturing each and every student. We believe all children should be given opportunities no matter their aspirations. Our professional performance experience allows us to pass on information and tips on how to audition successfully, backed up by our strong training. Ballet Malvern is extremely proud of its reputation within the industry and fabulous success rate at auditions.

 

Our core ethos is to nurture and encourage progression, professionalism and teach strong technique for students aiming for professional careers or just for fun. Every child is taught to reach their own potential. We have no hidden costs and pride ourselves that we enable every student the chance to dance and perform but most of all to love what they are doing as much as we love to teach it!

Ballet Malvern gives their students many opportunities to perform throughout the year as well as a newly choreographed performance by our wonderful teachers every Christmas which includes the whole school (previous years Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty,  Mary Poppins, A Little Princess, The Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music and Beauty and the Beast) as well as introducing a full length annual ballet (The Nutcracker and La Fille Mal Gardee) and dance opportunities in the community as well as professional opportunities at Malvern Theatres and within our Youth Dance Company RSK.

Congratulations to all our Ballet Malvern Centre of Dance students 


Outstanding Ballet Malvern Centre of Dance students results for their Contemporary exams with NATD, 98% Distinctions 2% Merits




Our lovely students have been lucky enough to work with Birmingham Royal Ballet! Well done Phoebe, Amelie, Caitlin, Theresa, Victoria, Lexie, Jakob and Purdey!