Tanwood School for Performing Arts

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WE ARE MOVING !!Again !!

We will be starting the new term in a different venue ..And we are very excited about the months and years ahead !! This time to our very own beautiful studios 


Tanwood Successes 2016

Mollie deBoer  becomes a member of the Tap Attack England Tap Team 

Maddie Rogers gets to the Finals of the Janet Cram Awards

Emily Peake (Miss Emily) has gained a place at Laban commencing this September

Sadie Saunders & Olivia Kershaw  both become an associate of the Royal Ballet School

Olivia Kershaw gains a place on the Elmhurst classical ballet programme 

Amber Wollen successfully auditioned for West End Kids

Olivia Bayram is now also an associate of the Royal Ballet School

Olivia Bayram and Mollie deBoer get to the finals of the ISTD Ballet Awards.

Olivia Bayram was Awarded 2nd place at the ISTD Ballet Awards

Jennifer Race Bungay starts her first Professional contract in Tenerife.

Tanwood Successes 2015

Ellie Mulry continues as  an associate of Central school of Ballet.

Theo French continues his Full Time training at Elmhurst Ballet School. 

Sadie Saunders and Ella Jones gain a place on the Classical Ballet academy ballet programme at Elmhurst Ballet School

Olivia Bayram  retains her place on the Classical Ballet academy ballet programme at both Tring Park and Elmhurst Ballet School

Evangeline Ralph  retains her place as a Junior  Associate of the Royal Ballet School 

Madison Rogers wins the Musicality Award at the Janet Cram Modern Awards

Madison Rogers gains a special commendation at the Marjorie Davies Tap Awards

Mollie Deboer, Libby Lee, Kasey deBoer, Olivia Bayram, Beth Evans become Tap Attack Associates

Maddy Rogers  becomes a member of the Tap Attack England Tap Team again

Tanwood Successes 2014

Madison Rogers gains a 4th place in the World  Tap Championships 

Jennifer Race-Bungay gains a place at the  Auditorium Ballet Academy- Italy on a full scholarship.

Chloe Hill becomes an associate of BTUK .

Maddy Rogers  becomes a member of the Tap Attack England Tap Team 

Ellie Mulry become an associate of Central school of Ballet

Olivia Bayram  gains a place on the Classical Ballet academy ballet programme at both Tring Park and Elmhurst Ballet School

Evangeline Ralph  becomes a Junior  Associate of the Royal Ballet School

Theo French gains a Full Time Place at Elmhurst Ballet School , starting September

Megan Phillips gains a Full time Place at the Ballet Theatre UK school starting September.

Maddy Rogers joins the Tap Attack Company 

Olivia Wicks , Megan Phillips, Mollie de Boer & Libby Lee becomes Tap Attack Associates

Theo French gets to the finals of the Janet Cram Awards 

Libby lee and Eleanor Evans get down to Final 5 for Veruca Salt in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the west end 

Mollie be Boer and Theo French continue on the Associate Royal Ballet programme

Tanwood Children in the News


 Tanwood provided the Orphans for the professional tour when it came to swindon in October..



And you can bet your bottom dollar they all had a great time at Wyvern

Children stole the show at the first performance of Annie at the Wyvern Theatrelast night.

A cast of nine actresses from Swindon gave the professionals a run for their money as they entertained the crowd with renditions of It’s the Hard Knock Life and You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.

Charleigh Webb, Olivia Wicks, Saskia Kevern, Mollie De Boer, Eleanor Evans, Bella Bees, Ciara Mulry, Chloe Hill, and Kaitlin Hill, lit up the stage as they sang, danced and acted their socks off in the orphanage.

The troupe of girls, who go to Tanwood School for Performing Arts, hid their Swindon roots as they put on convincing New York accents to transport the audience into the heart of Manhattan.

This is the first time the theatre has hosted the musical, which has been a popular favourite since it appeared in the 1970s, and features Hi-de-Hi! star Su Pollard and David McAlister.

The rags-to-riches story follows a little girl in a New York orphanage run by the drunk Miss Hannigan (Su Pollard) who goes to stay in the luxurious home of a billionaire for Christmas (David McAlister).

A series of painted sets, elaborate costumes and talented actors accompanied the Swindon dancers to make the performance one for the town to be proud of.

Little Annie had the audience in the palm of her hand as she belted out Tomorrow while Su Pollard had everyone laughing as she stumbled around the orphanage, and David McAlister made a charming Oliver Warbucks.

Talented pooch, Sandy, played by Danny, was another star on the stage too.

The cast of more than 40 talented actors had many audience members standing by the end, and you can bet your bottom dollar that it will be the same for the rest of the week.

Annie is being performed at the Wyvern Theatre until Saturday, October 9.


We're seizing the chance to appear on stage

YOUNGSTERS from Tanwood School for Performing Arts will be fulfilling their dreams as they wow audiences as part of a professional production.

The group of 15 youngsters, aged between six and 15, will take to the stage as orphans in the popular musical Annie after being approached by the show’s production company.

Director Pollyann Tanner said she and the students were delighted.

“I can’t wait to see them on stage because I train them, and they are all absolutely loving it,” she said.

“For the majority of them, this is their dream and it is what they want to do when they are older, it is a great experience and to be working alongside Su Pollard as Miss Hannigan will be brilliant for them.”

The students have already been taught the routines for the show and will continue to rehearse until October, singing and dancing their way through some of the most popular songs including ‘Tomorrow’ and ‘Its A Hard Knock Life’.

Pollyann said: “There was a criteria that we had to meet – the children had to be six or over, under five foot tall – we had auditions and 15 children were chosen.

“The routines are quite difficult, the orphans are obviously very gritty and tough little characters, with lots of singing and acting, but the children love it.

“I will be working with them over the next month to brush up all the routines so they are all ready to go on October 4.

“I expect they probably are a bit nervous but we are going to rehearse and rehearse until they can’t get it wrong and they will have no reason to be nervous, only excited.”

The production opens at the Wyvern Theatreon Monday, October 4, and runs until Saturday, October 9.

Tickets cost from £22 to £28 (children’s concessions available) and are available by calling the box office on 01793 524481 or log on to www.wyverntheatre. org.uk For more information on Tanwood School visit www.tanwood.co.uk.


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Pupils of Tanwood School for Performing Arts rehearse with Eylsia LawrencePupils of Tanwood School for Performing Arts rehearse with Eylsia Lawrence