Dance students start the new term ‘en pointe’ at a new Milton Keynes venue

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Budding baby ballerinas, aspiring adult apprentices and dedicated dance students are all welcome at a city dance school’s brand new venue.

Pupils at The Rosemary Lane School of Ballet and Theatre Dance are starting this term on an energetic high having just moved into the newly refurbished Kings Community Centre (previously Creed Street Theatre and Arts Centre and Madcap) on Creed Street in Wolverton.

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Senior pastors of King’s Church in Milton Keynes Andy and Shaaron Forbes have bought the building to be used as a permanent home for the community groups they run – including youth groups, mother and toddler meetings and pensioner coffee mornings.

The addition of The Rosemary Lane School of Ballet and Theatre Dance means that everyone will be able to enjoy dance, whatever their age or level of experience, in the building’s fully-equipped studio.

Principal Rosemary Lane said: “The new venue is a very positive move for us. We are a Royal Academy of Dance registered school and teach children from the age of 2-and-a-half years for as long as they want to come to dance class.

“Classes are held daily in grade and vocational grade classical ballet, pointe, contemporary and jazz dance, with adult classes from beginner to advanced level also available.

“We look forward to enjoying our new home and welcoming new people to share our love of dance.”

Students are prepared for the Royal Academy of Dance ballet exams from Primary level (when they are aged around six years old) and the school also holds a production at a professional theatre every two years. The most recent production was ‘Swan Lake’, presented earlier this year at Stantonbury Theatre.

New classes this autumn are pre-school levels 1 and 2 and pre-primary, all aimed at little ones and held on a Tuesday afternoon. Level 1 is for youngsters aged 2-and-a-half to 3-and-a-half (2 years before starting school) and will be at 1.15pm, while Level 2 is suitable for those aged 3-and-a-half to 4-and-a-half years (1 year before starting school).

Reception-aged children are best suited to the pre-primary class at 3.45pm.

All of these classes are 45 minutes and cost £6. Interested children can dip their toes into the magic of dance classes on Tuesday September 16 during a free taster session (booking is essential).

Of course, you are never too old to learn to dance – more adult classes will also be held this term.

Contact Rosemary Lane via rlschoolofballet@gmail.com or on 07738 767475 to enquire about classes and book a taster session.

You can also search ‘The Rosemary Lane School of Ballet and Theatre Dance’ on Facebook for updates, or visit www.facebook.com/RosemaryLaneSchool?sk=info to ‘like’ the page.