April 2022 Highlights
At the beginning of April, we had the pleasure to invite Janet Lindup from Cape Town to create a new Ballet for the Senior girls. Janet came for two days and left us with an amazing new Ballet called “The Painting” which we will showcase at our up-and-coming Variety Show in July and possibly take it to Move Competition in September.
Janet was a principal ballerina with Capab and Cape Town City Ballet for 18 years. She danced lead roles in most of the Classic’s as well as in Balanchine Ballets and for guest choreographers. Her debut at the age of 18, was the dual role of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake in 1982. At the age of 16, Janet won a Silver medal at the Adeline Genee in London in 1980 and was a finalist in the Prix de Lauzanne, Switzerland in 1981.
A qualified Pilates Instructor and ballet teacher for the past 20 years. Janet owns her own Pilates studio, and teaches ballet with her sister Debbie at their ballet school in Noordhoek. She has guest taught nationally and in New York. Janet has adjudicated and been a guest teacher at various Eisteddfods, competitions and dance festivals around South Africa.
Appreciation for Ennie
Our appreciation day for our Wardrobe lady and children’s helper Ennie McNeil. We really appreciate everything Ennie does for FSBM. Not only does she keep the clothes clean every week, but she also looks after the children’s hair and general well-being. We love you Ennie!
Our fabulous Milisa Mathiso has been awarded a full scholarship to the Alonzo King Lines Ballet program in San Francisco, this June for three weeks. Good luck Milisa you deserve this amazing opportunity. We look forward to hearing all about it on your return!
International Dance Day!
On Friday the 29th we celebrated International dance day with the rest of the world! The date 29 April was chosen because it is the birthday of famous French dance artist Jean-Georges Noverre, who was born in 1727, a ballet master and a great reformer of dance. Just look at these fabulous dancers, learning how to become the great dancers of tomorrow!