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23/01/19

Retweeted From DidcotGardenTownCo

URGENT South Oxfordshire Sustainability CAMPAIGN object to housing numbers in South Oxon local plan by 18 Feb 2019 guidance at https://t.co/zrWsKSDylq remember to sue the word "object" formal repsponse https://t.co/M2wKZC12DT)

23/01/19

Retweeted From Place2Be

There are only 2 weeks to go until 2019 (4-10 February)! If you work with children and want to get involved, our group activities are full of ideas to save you valuable planning time. Download them here: https://t.co/E9ws9oc3kg https://t.co/3HY8KCOgBe

23/01/19

Retweeted From Kirsty Hewett

BBC News - Government to fund 2,900 school exchanges for poorer pupils https://t.co/zCdNn23mGN

23/01/19

Retweeted From VbE Zone

Love these calendars from . They are always so values-based. January's is all about . Download, print, use as guidance. Thanks Action For Happiness! https://t.co/ptUxsZnaXS https://t.co/mZtjWhybtE

23/01/19

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

Do you ever wonder how some teachers seem to have a never ending supply of and working with supportive colleagues makes a school a https://t.co/F3QEIbuWKa

23/01/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

shout out from https://t.co/JhMKbiTEGh

22/01/19

Join us this Saturday for our recruitment event from 10-12pm. Sign up here: https://t.co/Sacfu9DCnA https://t.co/unIx0m4hhY

21/01/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Great to see our pedagogical approach being shared 🙌🏼

21/01/19

the two people we mentioned too as bringing mental wealth to our school! 🙌🏼

21/01/19

Retweeted From Oxfordshire FIS

Calling dads and dads to be. Your guide to Paternity rights, pay and leave from Working Families: https://t.co/WnZmMeEe3p https://t.co/SFWukVRhHl

21/01/19

Retweeted From Independent Thinking

Bookings now open for our very, very big Big Day Out at in July https://t.co/98Wb5qM0r4 Lods of Associates. Loads of nice people. Loads of ideas. Free ice cream. £99 (+VAT). Not a misprint. See you there.

20/01/19

Retweeted From @SchoolMentalHealth

A school in the very North have been let down by a facilitator for an introduction to Mental Health First Aid training on Tuesday evening. Do we have any twitter friends who offer such training please?

18/01/19

Retweeted From Where The Fruit Is

Congratulations. Such a valuable contribution to the present and future life stories of young people.

18/01/19

Retweeted From Roger FitzGerald

Great to see 1 of only 6 in UK to achieve Gold Status Excellence Mental Health ...will inform our research into pupil conference https://t.co/NQNL0aKdMO

18/01/19

Retweeted From The MB Learning and Research Centre

Fantastic news for Aureus school, lets try and get more Oxfordshire schools involved and working in this way! https://t.co/SiziIhvbDj

18/01/19

Happy to our winners who showed the value of Courage this week! 🙌🏼 https://t.co/rGaJmJlaw3

16/01/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

We have been inundated in requests for visits so we are hosting a day for visitors in February: https://t.co/XtbaaIHM7d

Downland Dance

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Downland Dance was originally formed in 1977 to provide classical ballet training in South Oxfordshire. It has been led in recent years Judy Harris, who has been teaching ballet for almost six decades. After announcing her retirement, Downland Dance was acquired by father and son, Jim and Adam Harris. Adam is a professional dancer with the Croatian National Theatre, having trained locally in South Oxfordshire and later at the world-renowned Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham. Jim Harris is a Director of Elmhurst Ballet School and neither Jim or Adam are related to Judy Harris.

In order to enable use of appropriate facilities, Downland Dance have partnered with the brand new Aureus School in Didcot and will be making regular use of their stunning, custom built dance studios to hold classes, masterclasses, and regular events designed to promote ballet in the region. This strategic partnership between Downland Dance and Aureus School will be a fantastic opportunity for local students interested in ballet, recreational and potentially professional vocational training to learn from the very best teachers and guest teachers and hopefully, Oxfordshire can as a result, contribute to the number of British professionals in world class ballet.

To mark Downland Dance's new management from January 2018, staff and students of Elmhurst Ballet School (the associate school of Birmingham Royal Ballet) will lead a masterclass on Monday 8th January at Aureus School. The fantastic opportunity between a provincial ballet school (Downland Dance) and a recognised classical ballet training academy (Elmhurst Ballet School) will potentially help identify young dance talent.

By engaging with Elmhurst Ballet School's Outreach Programme, Downland and Aureus Schools' students will understand the rigour of vocational training, and see the standards required of professional dancers working in today's competitive dance sector.

Jessica Wheeler, Principal of Elmhurst Ballet School said:
"Elmhurst is passionate about its outreach programme, developing new audiences for ballet and inspiring more people to dance. Our educational and outreach initiatives provide invaluable professional experience and personal development for our students who are preparing for careers in dance. Facilitated by our incredible ballet staff, engaging with local, national and international communities is a great way of offering our expertise to potential students, their parents and teachers, as well as finding new dance talent and the ballet stars of the future."