NEWS

Westie Leavers 2019

July 2019

It's that time of year again to say Good bye to some Senior Westies as they leave to continue their adventures at dance colleges or university. They are going to be missed every week in class but we look forward to seeing them in the future! I'm so proud of you all!

Encompass III

Saturday 13th July 2019

Junior & Senior WBYDC performed on Saturday 13th July as part of Encompass III at Arlington Arts, Newbury.

Both companies showcased new pieces in the show, Juniors performed 'Rivaled Minds' and Seniors performed 'Rebellion' and 'Red Hot', which have been choreographed by Sarah Martin and the company members.

Lift Off 2019

24th March 2019

Senior WBYDC were lucky enough to be chosen to perform as part of Lift Off Dance Platform at South Hill Park Bracknell on 24th March 2019. They performed their stunning piece 'Lost in a Crowd'. 

Spring Equinox 2019

19th March 2019

Junior & Senior WBYDC took part in the annual youth dance platform Spring Equinox at Corn Exchange Newbury on 19th March 2019. Junior WBYDC perfomed their new piece 'Boss', whilst Senior WBYDC premiered their piece 'Decaying into Darkness'. Both pieces were choreographed by Sarah Martin & Dancers.

Breakout 2019

23rd January 2019

Senior WBYDC performed as the curtain raiser to Trinity School's Breakout show, a celebration of outstanding dance within Newbury schools at Arlington Arts, Newbury. They performed their piece' Lost in a Crowd' choreographed by Sarah Martin and Dancers. 

ACE Invites 2018

12th December 2018

Junior & Senior WBYDC performed as part of ACE Invites show at Arlington Arts on 12th December 2018. They performed two brand new pieces - Juniors showcased their piece 'Only Friend; and Senior's danced their piece 'Lost in a Crowd'. Both pieces were choreographed by Sarah Martin & Dancers. 

Westie Auditions 2018

September 2018

We had fantastic auditions for both Junior & Senior Westies this year. Over 40 dancers had the opportunity to audition to become a 'Westie', with some amazing talent being seen. The successful dancers have now become company members and are taking company class each week. It's going to be an exciting year!!

WBYDC Leaver 2018

July 2018

It's that time of year again to say Good bye to some Senior Westies as they leave to continue their adventures at dance colleges or university. They are going to be missed every week in class but we look forward to seeing them in the future! I'm so proud of you all!

Encompass II 2018

Saturday 14th July 2018

Junior & Senior WBYDC performed on Saturday 14th July as part of Encompass II at Arlington Arts, Newbury.

Both companies showcased new pieces in the show, Juniors performed 'Salute' and Seniors performed 'Not Alone' and One Night Only', which have been choreographed by Sarah Martin and the company members.

Lift Off/U.Dance 2018

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Senior WBYDC were invited as special guests to perform as part of Lift Off/U.Dance 2018  at South Hill Park, Bracknell on Sunday 22nd April. They  performed their piece 'On My Way' choreographed by Sarah Martin & Dancers.

Spring Equinox 2018

Tuesday 20th March 2018

Junior & Senior WBYDC performed as part of Spring Equinox at Newbury Corn Exchange on Tuesday 20th March.

Juniors performed 'Jealous' while Seniors performed 'Too Close', all choreographed by Sarah Martin and Dancers.

Breakout 2018

Monday 22nd January 2018

Senior WBYDC had their first show of 2018 as the curtain raiser at 'Breakout', a show of outstanding dance from Trinity, Kennet and The Downs Schools, where they performed their piece 'Down' choreographed by Sarah Martin & Dancers.

ACE Invites 2017

13th December 2017

Junior & Senior WBYDC performed as part of ACE Invites at Arlington Arts, Newbury on 13th December.  

WBYDC Leavers 2017

July 2017

It's that time of year again to say Good bye and Good Luck to some amazing Senior Westies as they leave us to continue their adventures at dance colleges, university or apprenticeships. This lot are going to be hugely missed every week in class but we look forward to seeing them in the future! I'm so proud of you all!

Encompass 2017

Friday 14th July 2017

Junior & Senior WBYDC performed on Friday 14th July as part of Encompass at Arlington Arts, Newbury.

Both companies showcased new pieces in the show, Juniors performed 'What Now' and Seniors performed' Auditions', which have been choreographed by Sarah Martin and the company members.

Lift Off 2017

Sunday 26th March 2017

Senior WBYDC  performed as part of Lift Off Dance Festival 2017 at South Hill Park, Bracknell on Sunday 26th March. They  performed their piece 'Crossing Paths' choreographed by Sarah Martin & Dancers.

Spring Equinox 2017

Tuesday 21st March 2017

Junior & Senior WBYDC performed as part of Spring Equinox at Newbury Corn Exchange on Tuesday 21st March.

Juniors performed 'Girl Power' & 'Say Something' while Seniors performed 'Force' & 'Crossing Paths', all choreographed by Sarah Martin and Dancers.

WBYDC Leavers 2016

July 2016

Once again it's time to say Good bye and Good Luck to eight amazing Senior Westies this year as they leave us to continue their adventures at dance colleges or university. They are going to be so missed every week in class but we look forward to seeing them in the future!

Quantum Leap 2016

Saturday 25th June 2016

Junior & Senior WBYDC performed on Saturday 25th June as part of Quantum Leap at Arlington Arts, Newbury.

Both companies showcased new pieces in the show, Juniors performed 'Hope' and Seniors performed' Mine', which have been choreographed by Sarah Martin and the company members.

Spring Equinox 2016

Tuesday 22nd March

Junior & Senior WBYDC performed as part of Spring Equinox at Newbury Corn Exchange on Tuesday 22nd March.

Juniors performed 'Runnin' while Seniors performed 'Connections/Unity' and 'Pose', all choreographed by Sarah Martin & Dancers.

Move It 2016

Sunday 20th March

Members of WBYDC went up to London for the day to Move It 2016 which was held at Excel Exterbition Centre. It was a great day seeing lots of brilliant dance performances and visting stands to gain more information about dance education.

Rebourne Workshop

Monday 13th July 2015

WBYDC were lucky enough to have an amazing workshop with Tom Clark, a dancer in Matthew Bourne's New Adventures. Tom is a current member of the company who has performed in ‘Swan Lake’, ‘Edward Scissorhands’ & is currently performing in ‘The Car Man’. The workshop looked at characterisation in dance as well as learning repertoire from 'The Car Man'.

 

Tom said about WBYDC

'So much talent in the room today! You guys was so creative and committed to learning the material, privilege to teach you'.

 

A fantastic experience for all the dancers who took part!

 

WBYDC Leavers 2015

July 2015

WBYDC has had to say goodbye to nine amazing Senior Westies this term. They are going to very hard to replace and will be deeply missed by everyone, but we are so proud of them all and wish them the best for their exciting new adventures at dance colleges or university.

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