Here are a selection of news items from 2008. Please also click the gallery below left to see some of our award winners and events during the year.

BWA Trust Fund Junior Committee

For the first time ever we have set up a junior trust committee to help come up with new ideas for raising funds. In this time of credit crunch it is even more important for us to not let our fund slip, and to be able to continue to support as many x-pupils as possible.

Cabaret 2008

Was a huge success as always with plenty numbers from Dance Festivals attended during the year. Thanks to all the choreographers for their hard work through out the year producing new material.

Jason and Sean awarded “Aspire”

We are pleased to announce that Jason Kajdi and Sean Lopeman have been offered a place on the Aspire Dance Mentoring Scheme. This is very exciting for the school and the boys.

The scheme is a joint initiative by London Youth Dance and the Council for Dance Education and Training.

Emily and Charlotte at GSA

Emily Giles and Charlotte Driessler were lucky enough to attend Summer School at the Guildford Conservatoire.

Betty Wivell – a Celebration – September 2008

Our concert on Sunday was a great success . Betty is still reeling from the surprise. Thank you to everyone for your support and for taking part in this momentus occasion.

Read the review from the Croydon Advertiser.

The Cunning Little Vixen

Pupils from BWA appeared in this production at the Royal College of Music.

Summer School 2008

This years Summer School is Monday 28th July – Friday 1st August and our pupils will be working on the musical Hairspray.
Cast List
Tracy Turnblad        – Emily Carewe Jeffries
Link Larkin        – Jason Kajdi
Edna Turnblad         – Chloe Madigan
Wilbur Turnblad        – Luke Cinque-White
Penny Lou Pingleton    – Sophie Giles
Motormouth Mabel     – Rianna Dawkins
Corny Collins        – Sean Lopeman
Amber Von Tussle    – Daisy Steere
Velma Von Tussle    – Victoria Taylor
Female Jail Keeper    – Emily Giles
Little Inez            – Alisha Capon
Spitzer            – Ben Duncan

CREATIVE TEAM
Charlotte Riby    – Director
Edward Goggin    – Musical Director
Phil Catchpole    – Choreographer
Kirsty Mather    – Choreographer
Helen Dixon        – Choreographer

School Fete

We have been invited to perform at St Andrews RC Primary School, Polworth Road, Streatham, SW16 2ET on Saturday 5th July at 3pm

Croydon Festival 2008

This years festival held on 25th- 29th May at the Ashcroft Theatre Croydon.

Congratulations to Luke

We are proud to announce that Luke Cinque-White has just been accepted onto the Royal Ballet School Senior Associate programme from September 2008 for one year!

Cordelia Worsley Ballet Cup

Was awarded to Grace Cinque-White for most consistent work and improvement in major ballet lessons this year.

Drama Award to Emily Carewe-Jeffries

This was presented at the Drama Evening which took place on Saturday 5th April at St. Phillips Church Hall Norbury.

Seussical the Musical

Seussical featured in the Press – take a look.