November 2020

Despite being in lockdown 2.0, our tap dancers and Silver Swans were bought together digitally for the live airing of the JUMP! showcase. Having only begun tap dancing in September, the Low-Impact Tappers impressed online audiences with their upbeat routine to Olly Murs' Dance With Me Tonight, with a special appearance from our Advanced Tappers. In the aftershow discussion, the other performers and artists couldn't believe we had filmed it on their 6th ever tap lesson!

Silver Swans also performed as a fully choreographed Corps de Ballet for the first time to a piece from Giselle. We had many new Swans join in too and loved donning the tiaras for a little showbiz sparkle!

Despite watching individually in our own homes, it was a fantastic evening, full of excitement, discussion on the WhatsApp groups and post-show adrenaline. We really felt as though we had been there all together.

October 2020

World Ballet Day 2020 on the 29th October arrived at the end of a testing year for everybody, but especially those struggling with their mental health. The Silver Swans created their second home-video, this time including ensemble studio and online work, as well as individual submissions in aid of the mental health charity MIND.

As well as cheering our digital audience up with our lovely rainbow colours, beautiful dancing and positive message, we raised over £600 for the charity!

Here's what we've been up to...