Our school year began with a number of students performing in Westfield Productions Autumn show Reborn! They danced brilliantly and we were so proud to receive many compliments about their performance both on stage and off! Well done everybody!
This August we had the joy of hosting another fantastic week of dance and theatre workshops lead by both ASD and visiting faculty for 55 children aged 4 – 12 years old! Congratulations to this years Choreography Competition and Spirit of Summer Camp Award Winners. Roll on 2019!
Congratulations to our Ballet and Street girls who danced so well on such a hot day at the Colden Common community fun day this year! Another great experience.
On Sunday 13th May we had the honour of welcoming Dame Darcey Bussell to Eastleigh to hold a large DDMIX class for nearly 350 people! The morning was a huge success and everyone was truly inspired by her warmth, energy and enthusiasm for dance fitness!
Aucott School of Dance are proud to be supporting This Girl Can Eastleigh, brought to you by Eastleigh Borough Council, celebrating active women who are doing their thing, no matter their shape, ability or how red faced they get. Featuring real women who take part in Eastleigh based classes, clubs and activities, the feel good video aims to break down barriers every day women face in taking part in exercise and inspire them to take that first step.
Vouchers for free tasters are available from the Eastleigh Council website and you can redeem these at our DDMIX and Adult Street Dance classes in Eastleigh.
Watch the video and find out how Eastleigh Borough Council is encouraging residents to get active at www.eastleigh.gov.uk/thisgirlcan
Thumbelina at Thornden Hall, Chandlers Ford – May 2017
Our full school production of Thumbelina was a huge success! The cast of nearly 150 children aged 3 – 12 years all performed with energy and vitality and really had a wonderful weekend. Enormous thanks to all the parents and helpers who pitched in backstage, front of house, sewing, and many more jobs besides! A brilliant team effort. We all look forward to the DVD!
RAD Exams – December 2016
We were delighted to receive another set of fantastic Royal Academy of Dance Ballet exam results this year with 100% of students taking examinations receiving Merit or Distinction. Well done to everyone involved!
ASD Success at English Youth Ballet Auditions – November 2016
Congratulations to Aucott students Mariella and Poppy who both successfully auditioned for English Youth Ballet’s production of Ballet Etudes and the Nutcracker Suite being performed in Salisbury next Easter. We wish the girls the very best of luck with their rehearsals due to start in the new year and we look forward to seeing them perform! Read more about English Youth Ballet here
Diverse Dance Mix Intructor Training – June 2016
Miss Gemma had a fantastic day at Laban in June on the DDMIX Instructor Training Course with Darcey Bussell. DDMIX is a brand new, fun and entertaining full body workout. Dance styles come from a huge range of eras and countries. We look forward to opening DDMIX classes in Winchester and Eastleigh in September 2016.
Eastleigh Community Games – Saturday 18th June 2016
We all had a great afternoon meeting lots of new people at the Eastleigh Community Games 2016. Two groups of children performed for the crowd and were a great hit!
Show Dates Announced
All students please put the following dates in your diary and keep the whole weekend free for our school production at Thornden Hall, Chandlers Ford:
Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th May 2017
Further details to be announced nearer the time.
CDET Recognised Teacher Award – November 2015
Miss Gemma is pleased to have received the Council for Dance Education and Training Recognised Teacher Award. This award acknowledges that we adhere to professional policies and procedures, hold a valid Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Certificate and adequate insurance, Adhere to the CDET Code of Professional Conduct and Practise and have the appropriate level of relevant Teaching Qualifications and Professional Experience.
Children’s Centre Affiliation Scheme – Septemeber 2015
We are delighted to be a part of a new Affiliation scheme working closely with Eastleigh Children’s Centres. The Children’s Centres provide support and activities for local families with children aged 0-5 years. For more information on what is available please come and ask or visit www.hants.gov.uk/childrens-services/childrenandyoungpeople/childrens-centres.htm or www.actionforchildren.org.uk
It is our pleasure to announce that we have received an excellent set of RAD Ballet results, with glowing Pre Primary Class Award reports and all children taking examinations acheiving Merit or Distinction. Well done to everyone who took part!