2014 Term 3 Newsletter


It is hard to believe that our contingent of twenty dancers are leaving in just four days to perform at the International Prague Dance festival. It seemed like yesterday that we began rehearsals but in fact it was twenty weeks ago. We have prepared a huge amount of work with a total of eighty minutes of choreography. Our program of pieces includes classical repertoire as well as loads of exciting new choreography from our former students, Chloe Summerhayes, Genae Hohepa (just returned from London) Lily Cartwright and I have put forward a number of solos and a Neo Classical piece. So... as the French say..... A bientot. 

Prague International Dance Festival 

After an incredible experience for all involved the hard work paid off! Canterbury Ballet are the proud recipients of two major awards. The Junior Grand Prix and the Bidvest Award. An absolutely amazing result.

We will be auditioning all dancers who wish to be apart of the tour next year shortly. 

2014 Performance Seasons

We have two further performance seasons. Please note these dates in your Diaries: 

“Confetti” the triple Bill - September the 25th at the Aurora Centre.

The performance is on Thursday the 25th and the rehearsal on Monday the 22nd of September. “Confetti” is officially part of the Christchurch Body Festival. 

“THE NUTCRACKER” Elmwood auditorium December 17,18,19th.

This is to be such a wonderful way to close the year and send you all off into your Christmas holidays with an amazing feel good injection. 

Casting has been completed. Please check your emails for the results and some rehearsals have already begun for both seasons. 

2014 Examinations 

Our Examinations will be conducted at our studio on October the 20th and 21st. An examination notice has been emailed to you. 

Summer School 

We will be holding another Summer School in January 2015. We will be emailing a flier to you all soon.

Please register early as places will be limited.

Term Three 2014 

Last day of classes for Term Two Saturday July 5th. 

We reopen for Term three - Monday 21st July 


Congratulations to all dancers on your excellent performances. You all provided us with a wonderful four days of dance and entertainment. 

Many of you are already using the information and feedback you received and are accelerating your learning and improvement.

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