Malton, North Yorkshire 
 
All of our May 2024 News 
9th May 
Introducing 3 of our Principals in our Showcase Youth Ballet’s production of Alice in Wonderland. Mads will be dancing the role of Alice, Eloise The Queen of hearts and Jack the Knave of hearts. 
 
All three will be moving on to start at full time training in September- Mads to Royal Academy of Dance, Eloise to Northern Ballet School and Jack to Rose Bruford. Watch out for more Principal and soloist info. 
11th May 
KH Saturdays- Dance festival time at Prima competition. Here’s a few photos of the day , please feel free to share your festival photos. Well done everyone, here’s to another great day tomorrow.  
Huge thanks to Miss Kyla for playing everyone’s music and all administration and organisation. 
12th May 
Sunday morning smiles- Here’s another Principal in our Youth Ballet. Harriet ( Hattie) is dancing the role of The White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, and came in yesterday for me to choreograph her entrance variation. 
 
Well done Hattie, hopefully it was a lovely break from revising for your GCSE’s Miss Angela . 
12th May 
What a lovely day at the Prima dance event at Sherburn in Elmett .  
 
A very hot sunny day but with plenty of breaks in between dances the team enjoyed spending time in the park swinging and climbing around, whilst parents enjoyed a bit of rest in the sunshine . 
 
Well done to all our team who danced brilliantly and again bringing home lots of medals between them . Here’s some fun photos of earlier in the day. 
13th May 
How lovely to hear of two former pupils who are both studying at Newcastle University performed in their uni Dance show. Meg who is studying Marketing and Issy studying Biology. Once a dancer always a dancer ❤️ 
18th May 
Congratulations everyone for your fabulous IDTA dance exam results. 
 
You had lovely feedback from the examiner on your technique, performance and presentation. Special mention to Aimee-Lee, Eloise,( Tap-Gold bar 2) Sophie K and Mads ( Ballet -Advanced 1) for gaining 90 marks and over. 
 
Well done all. 
19th May 
Sunday morning smiles- As a Council of Dance education and Musical theatre ( CDMT) accredited school, I am very proud that we are amongst the very few ‘out of school settings’ who hold this prestigious accreditation, which is mainly held by top full time colleges and universities. 
 
At KH we will continue to strive for the excellence in our teaching and values and to continue the ethos the late Miss Jennie Henry and myself started in 1989 when the then Kirkham school of Dancing became Kirkham Henry Performing Arts. 
Miss Angela. 
19th May 
Sunday evening smiles- What a great smile for this evening- Huge congratulations to Millie one of our teaching assistants ( Miss Kyla’s oldest daughter) Here’s Millie with her brilliant news. ( Photo of Millie and as The Fairy in this years MNMT panto.) 
 
Hi everyone! After gaining a Merit in my Level 3 Teaching Assistant course and taking a gap year, I’ve decided to head into the performing arts industry as that’s where my heart truly is. I have been lucky enough to gain two places - University of Chichester Conservatoire and Associated Studios London. 
 
Making this decision is incredibly difficult as both places offer me amazing training and different skill sets that will help me in (hopefully) my future career. This upcoming week will be the most difficult in my decision making but I will update you all when my decision is made! 
Millie. 
We wish you the very best for your future 👏👏👏👏 
20th May 
Introduce our Youth Ballet’s Mad Hatter -Sophie who has just gained 92 marks for her Advanced 1 IDTA ballet exam will be dancing the principal role ( with a twist) in our Showcase production of Alice in Wonderland. Ticket info will be emailed to those taking part before they go on sale to the public. 
21st May 
Introducing Emma Advanced 1 ballet student who with be dancing the soloist role of the Dormouse in our Showcase Youth ballet performance of Alice in Wonderland. Pointe shoes to the ready Emma ❤️ 
22nd May 
Congratulations to former pupil Samantha Raine for receiving her long service medal with The Royal Ballet.  
 
The Royal Opera House Chief Executive Alex Beard CBE gave a wonderful speech about Sam, starting with mentioning Kirkham Henry, going through her Royal Ballet School days, gaining a contract with The company at 17 year old and mentioning her outstanding work with Corps de Ballet now as Senior Répétiteur. 
 
Miss Angela made the ceremony by the skin of her teeth due to unforeseen circumstances on the East Coast train line.  
 
“It was a very emotional moment listening to Sam’s achievements spoken with sincerity, I know how proud her dad would have been.” 
 
 
Photo of Miss Angela with the Director of The Royal Ballet Kevin O’Hare with Sam after the event. 
24th May 
C is for Creative movement!! 💃🕺 
Last week the Over 18s group took part in our A to Z of sport with a creative movement session. A huge thank you to Kirkham Henry Performing Arts Community Interest Company for running this session for us, it was a lot of fun! 
24th May 
More Soloists from our youth ballet’s showcase production of Alice in Wonderland. 
 
Here’s Lottie and Eve who are dancing the roles of The King of Hearts and The Frog Footman. This will be Lottie’s first KH youth ballet and you may recognise Eve as playing many leading roles with MNMT , how lovely to see Eve’s classical dance style. 
31st May 
Introducing Emily and Lilian who are dancing the roles of Alice’s sisters in our children’s and youth ballet company. 
 
Both girls are studying Grade 7 and Advanced 1 ballet and bring out their acting skills in Alice in wonderland, which will be performed as part of Showcase’24 
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