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Dance Academy
Summer School 2015

Dance Academy Summer School Reviews

I have enjoyed the summer school even more than the previous years. The lessons were exciting and fun and the teachers were really good.
Sunny Marko-Bennett- 2015 Scholarship Recipient
The teachers were excellent and it was brilliant to be exposed to different styles of dance.
The summer course was very intense and challenging. I really enjoyed learning new steps and sequences as well as gaining advice from the Professionals. I enjoyed Contemporary Dance and The ballet Paquita during Repertoire the most!

Bethany Thwaites - 2015
This Summer School has been absolutely superb! Not only have we had the opportunity to be taught by top class ballet teachers who have been former Birmingham Royal Ballet dancers, but also being taught other styles such as Spanish Dance and Contemporary Dance, which really push you to be better dance artists, through experiencing a wider variety of dance styles.
I would recommend this summer school to any dancer who is keen to improve and challenge themselves. Really Really loved and enjoyed the time spent here!

Mary Henderson - 2015
The teachers were excellent and it was brilliant to be exposed to different styles of dance.
I have learnt an incredible amount over the last five days and have discovered things I can continue to work on with confidence.

Bronwen Sharkey-Wakeman - 2015
It was a pleasure for me to return to the Dance Academy, having previously attended Grade 4 Royal Academy of Dance classes with Miss Siobhan. All the dance teachers at the school are outstanding and the classes hard work but enjoyable.
Charis Constantinou - Elmhurst School for Dance Student 2014
Summer School was brilliant. We did loads of different dance styles; I really loved Contemporary, it was the first time I had done a class. Ballet with Rachel Hester and Juliana Moraes was challenging but rewarding and fun.
Also Repertoire with Lei Zhao was amazing because we used costumes from The Secret Garden in the performance.
In Flamenco class we learnt a Matador's dance; Ana Garcia is a great teacher. Everyone there, whatever their age, loves to dance and we're keen to learn so it makes a great atmosphere.

Eva Davies - Royal Ballet Mid Associate Programme 2014
A great Summer School with fabulous teachers. I will definitely be coming again.
Alice Cunningham, Elmhurst School for Dance student, 2013
I enjoyed the Summer School so much I am inspired to do more
Karys Clarke, 2013
Siobhan's Summer Schools have gone from strength to strength since the first attended in Summer 2010.
The experienced body of staff involved have ensured that this year was undoubtedly the best with the memorable repertoire making a beautiful finale
Oliver Vaughan, Royal Ballet Senior Associate Student, 2013

            Thank you.

Scholarships Awarded
to attend our 2016 Summer School
Congratulations to our Scholarship Winners:

Junior Summer School Scholarships
Winners 2015

Ella Fineschi (Age 7)
Full Scholarship
Sophia Hirschfield (Age 6)
Half Scholarship Siobhan Collins-McCarthy

Senior Summer School Scholarships
Winners 2015

Sunny Marko-Bennett (Age 13)
Full Scholarship Siobhan Collins-McCarthy

Both our Junior Summer School and Senior Summer School at the
Siobhan Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy offer a Professionally staffed, comprehensive dance curriculum that includes:-
Classical Ballet, Spanish Dance, Character Dance, Drama, Pointe work, Repertoire, Contemporary Dance, Modern Dance, Body Conditioning and Pilates Classical Matwork Classes.

We have a distinguished teaching faculty of former Professional Dancers and Teachers, all under the guidance of the Principal Ms Siobhan Collins-McCarthy.

With an end of course demonstration attended by Parents/Guardians
and invited guests on the last day of the course.

Scholarships are awarded to students who show promise to attend our Summer School the following year.

For more information on both our Junior and Senior Summer Schools for 2016 please contact the Principal Ms Siobhan.

Scholarships Awarded
to attend our 2015 Summer School
Congratulations to our Scholarship Winners:

Junior Summer School Scholarships
Winners 2014

Sheryl Odulate (Age 8)
Full Scholarship Siobhan Collins-McCarthy
Neve Winders (Age 8)
Half Scholarship Siobhan Collins-McCarthy

Senior Summer School Scholarships
Winners 2014

Eva Davies (Age 11)
Full Scholarship Siobhan Collins-McCarthy

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Scholarships Awarded
to attend our 2014 Summer School
Congratulations to our Scholarship Winners:

Summer School 2013 ...............................................................................


Junior Summer School Scholarships
Winners 2013
Jimmy Chinn (Age 8)
Full Scholarship Siobhan Collins-McCarthy
Victoria Ptasanik (Age 8)
Full Scholarship BRB Dancetrack
Chardonnay Blake (Age 6)
Half Scholarship Siobhan Collins-McCarthy


Summer School 2013

Senior Summer School Scholarships
Winners 2013
Matthew Prichard (Age 17)
Full Scholarship Solihull
Joanna Scholes (Age 15)
Full Scholarship Siobhan Collins-McCarthy
Sophie-Zara Davis (Age 8 )
Half Scholarship Siobhan Collins-McCarthy
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The Teaching Faculty 2015:

The Principal Ms Siobhan Collins-McCarthy The Principal
Ms Siobhan Collins-McCarthy
Laetitia lo Sardo Laetitia lo Sardo
Birmingham Royal Ballet, First Soloist and
Elmhurst School for Dance Guest Teacher
Juliana Moraes
Juliana Moraes
Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy and
Former Birmingham Royal Ballet
Lei Zhao Lei Zhao
Elmhurst School for Dance Full Time Teacher and
Former Birmingham Royal Ballet
Adam Rutherford Adam Rutherford
RDC Youth Company and
The Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy
Lucy Evans Lucy Evans
Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy
Ana Garcia Ana Garcia
Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy and
Elmhurst School for Dance,
Live Classical Guitar for Spanish Dance
Helen King Pianist: Helen King
Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy
Elaine Shipway Pianist: Elaine Shipway
Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy and
Royal Academy of Dance Pianist West Midlands

 

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Junior Summer School Scholarships
Winners 2012

Jimmy Chinn  (Age 7) 
Full Scholarship   Siobhan Collins-McCarthy
Eva Davies  (Age 8)              
Half Scholarship  Solihull
Shani Moran-Simmonds  (Age 5)
Half Scholarship  Siobhan Collins-McCarthy

 
Senior Summer School Scholarships
Winners 2012

Imogen Shepherd-Roberts  (Age 16)
Full Scholarship  Siobhan Collins-McCarthy
Lauren Barnes  (Age 10)
Full Scholarship  Siobhan Collins-McCarthy
Oliver Vaughan  (Age 13)
Half Scholarship  Siobhan Collins-McCarthy

Scholarships Awarded
to Attend our Dance Academy Summer School 2012

Congratulations to our Summer School Scholarship Winners:
Junior Summer School Scholarships Awarded:
Full Scholarship
Awarded to Phoebe Howard (Age 9)
Siobhan Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy
Half Scholarship
Awarded to Ria Nahar (Age 5)
Siobhan Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy
Half Scholarship
Awarded to Oliver Vaughan (Age 11)
Siobhan Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy
 
Senior Summer School Scholarship Winners:
Full Scholarship
Awarded to Alice Cunningham (Hammond School)
Full Scholarship
Awarded to Tsanta Andriamiangy (Siobhan Collins-McCarthy)

Scholarships Awarded
to Attend our Dance Academy Summer School 2011


Congratulations to our Summer School Scholarship Winners.
Junior Summer School Scholarships Awarded:
Full Scholarship
Awarded to Phoebe Howard (8 Years old)
Siobhan Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy
Half Scholarship
Awarded to Gehna Stavonin De Montagnac (10 Years Old)
Siobhan Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy
Half Scholarship
Awarded to Oliver Vaughan (12 Years Old)
Lemington Spa
Senior Summer School Scholarships Awarded:
Full Scholarship
Awarded to Morgan Foley (13 Years old)
Full Time Elmhurst School for Dance
Full Scholarship
Awarded to Sasha Stanley-Gaussen (15 Years old)
Siobhan Collins-McCarthy Dance Academy.

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