"People have asked me why I chose to be a dancer. I did not choose.
I was chosen to be a dancer, and with that, you live all your life."
Chantry School is proud to be the official vocational school of the UK contemporary ballet company CHANTRY DANCE
"What you do for all your students is allow them to be themselves, you give them the platform to take risks and not feel judged...and because of that your students flourish" (Chantry student's parent)
CHANTRY SCHOOL NEWS
ORIGINS YOUTH PERFORMANCE COMPANY PRESENTS.....
'Space Oddity' - student edition
'Space Oddity' - student edition
We are extremely proud to present Origins Youth Company's first digital performance work!
Adapted from the original work by Chantry Dance, this performance was created during lockdown over zoom. The dancers worked on it for only one rehearsal session and filmed everything themselves. The piece is a student edition of Chantry Dance's piece of the same name. The choreography of the professional work was adapted to work for the young dancers whilst they are dancing at home, and also to cater for the range of ages and experience levels within the group.
The concept of the piece was to tell the two stories of a person on earth communicating with someone in space, exploring themes of connectivity, isolation and freedom. 'Space Oddity' is a tribute to the genius of David Bowie, and tells the story of Ground Control talking to Major Tom who is floating in space, far away from the troubles of the world.
Congratulations to all the Origins dancers - you have created an amazing piece that is testament to your dedication and hard work!
OUR WONDERFUL 3 YEAR DIPLOMA STUDENTS DOING US PROUD!
Congratulations to Diploma graduate student Lucy Morris who has been offered her first professional contract with Little Wolf Productions in this year's production of 'Peter Pan' at Derby Arena.
We are thrilled for Lucy who has also just appeared in Chantry Dance Company's 'ALICE - Wonderland Through the Looking Glass' as supporting ensemble and understudied the role of the Cheshire Cat.
We are delighted that two of our 3 year diploma students, Lauren Coyle and James Kelly, joined us on stage during our recent CDC tour performing as Tweedledum and Tweedledee in our 2019 production of
Alice - Wonderland Through the Looking Glass.
Lauren and James did a fantastic job and we are incredibly proud of them both.
Take a look at our trailer and see if you can spot our wonderful students!
For any enquiries regarding Associate Programme applications/auditions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chantry School has been awarded Recognised School status by the Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre, and has been awarded the Council’s certificate of good professional practice. Schools awarded CDMT’s Recognised School Award demonstrate that their pre-vocational courses adhere to the standards demanded by the industry; standards designed to protect and safeguard students in their dance training.
Chantry School's 3 Year Diploma Course in Contemporary & Balletic Arts is accredited by the BDQT (Board of Dance Qualifications and Training). This accreditation demonstrates that Chantry School's 3 year course adheres to the the standards demanded by the industry in all aspects of teaching, safeguarding and administration.