What is Ballet? It is theatrical – performed on a stage to an audience utilizing costumes, scenic design and lighting. It can tell a story or express a thought, concept or emotion. Ballet can be magical, exciting, provoking or disturbing.
This has evolved as an American dance form, popularised throughout the world, with debate about its origins coming from African dance, Irish dance and/or clog dancing. The dancer uses their feet to strike the floor, beating out different rhythms, with dancers wearing tap shoes, which have small metal plates on the toe and heel to give the distinctive sound
Modern Theatre Dance is a highly energetic and rhythmical dance style which originated in America before traveling to the rest of the world. It is often seen on the stages of musical theatre productions and is known for its technical qualities such as: Kicks, Leaps and Turns. A modern dancer needs to develop control, strength and flexibility which in turn become the foundations of Jazz and Musical Theatre dance
In March 2019 seven of our students managed to bring home 17 trophies. The Team at AMK Dance Academy are so proud of the achievements and look forward to posting more images like this in the future.
Mavis Booth School of Dance was founded in the 1960's by Mavis Booth. Mavis's daughter Miss Adele-Marie took over the school in early 2000 at this point the academy was re-named "The AMK Dance Academy" The academy has worked with over 1500 students since its inception. Many Students have gone to work professionally in Paris / London / USA
Market Place Wetherby West Yorkshire LS22 6NE United Kingdom
The Town Hall dates from 1845 and is one of the most prominent buildings in the Market Place.
It is Grade II listed and houses the Town Council offices and three large rooms available for public hire.
Free Parking is located near to the Hall but is limited to 1 hour. Addtional Parking can be found around 200 yards from the Town Hall
The Hall is a predominant feature in the centre of the Village with excellent parking facilities at the rear. The Main Hall has its own stage area capable of hosting major musical and drama events.