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COMING SOON IN THE HAMMOND THEATRE -
Chip and His Dog and Lest We Forget. Friday 14th March 1.30 and 7pm. Tickets online or Box Office 01244 305362.
The next audition date for Hammond Associates will be held on Saturday 26th April, 2014. Applications are welcomed from candidates aged 9-15. The closing date for applications is 28th March 2014. Please call 01244 305350 for details.
Click here to read The Dancing Times review of The Hammond's 2013 Summer Dance Production -
and follow this link to read The Dancing Times...
ADVENTURES IN DANCE...
Hammond students recently visited The Lowry Theatre, Salford, where they saw Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake. This was a fantastic production, made even more special by the fact that no less than TWO ex Hammond Dance Students had roles in the show.
Tom Cummings is enjoying his first tour with Motion Pictures and is delighted to be in this production as it was the very show that inspired him to pursue a career in dance!
Robin Gladwin has had an extensive dance career,
particularly with Rambert Dance Company.
MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO HAMMOND SENIOR TEACHER, DAVID NEEDHAM, WHO HAS BEEN INVITED TO BECOME A PATRON OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DANCE TEACHERS (NATD).
Congratulations also to Hammond Associate Dancer Troy Tipple who will play Charlie Bucket in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane production of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.
RECENTLY IN THE HAMMOND THEATRE...
Audiences were amazed, entranced and amused by The Hammond Drama Students' production of SHOCK HEADED PETER, an adaptation of Der Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann.
Photography by Neil Kendall
DANCE AUDITION DATES FOR 2014 ENTRY
All Auditions will take place on a Monday (with the exception of the Lower School Recall)
2 December 2013
13 January 2014
27 January 2014
3 February 2014
24 February 2014
Recall = 17 March 2014
LOWER SCHOOL AUDITIONS
18 November 2013
20 January 2014
10 February 2014
3 March 2014
Recall = 19 March 2014 (Wednesday)
FORMER HAMMOND GRADUATE STUDENTS ARE WELCOME, WITH PERMISSION, TO RETURN TO SCHOOL AT ANY TIME - WE JUST ASK THAT YOU TELEPHONE ON 01244 305350 PRIOR TO YOUR VISIT AND LET US KNOW.
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR BBC NATIONAL NEWS'
REPORT ON FORMER HAMMOND STUDENT DANIEL DOLAN AS HE GRADUATES FROM
THE BOLSHOI ACADEMY
OLYMPIC (and Dancing on Ice!) CHAMPION MEETS BOLSHOI LEGEND!
Olympic Gymnast Beth Tweddle visited The Hammond with her Partner from ITV's Dancing on Ice, Dan Whiston in order to receive some valuable choreography tuition from Hammond Dance Teacher Chrissie Eccleston-Touhy. While she was here, Beth met ex- Bolshoi Dancer and Patron of The Hammond Irek Mukhamedov, who was making one of his regular visits to the school to give Ballet workshops.
Plymouth Town and Trilogy of Dance - in The Hammond Theatre - Summer 2013
Thoroughly Modern Millie - in The Hammond Theatre Summer 2013
The Hammond Company - in The Hammond Theatre - 4th - 6th March 2013
The Phantom of The Opera - in The Hammond Theatre - 20th - 23rd March 2013.
Chester Mystery Plays -
Chester Mystery Plays 2013 Director Peter Leslie Wild and writer Stephanie Dale visited The Hammond and worked with our students on a number of workshops. Artist Dai Owen drew some 'reportage' sketches of the workshops, effectively catching the feel and atmosphere of the event. Dai is recording the story of the 2013 Mystery Plays in this way, from the beginning through to the production, with special emphasis on recording the back stage and rehearsal work - the areas the public can't usually access. These sketches show the final discussion with Peter and Stephanie, and the students acting out a 'living statue' and child on a Chester Street.
The Hammond Company.
For 2013 - The Hammond Company toured to the following venues:
4th-6th March 2013 - The Hammond Theatre, Chester
12th March 2013 - Walker Theatre Shrewsbury Theatre Severn
14th March 2013 - Matinee performance at The Shaw Theatre, London.
18th March 2013 (evening performance) - The Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight.
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