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New Stretch & Tone Classes Tuesdays at 7.30pm

November 21, 2017

Come along and try our new adult class with Laura Parsons


Peter Pan Rehearsals Started – Oh Yes They Have !

November 21, 2017

Good Luck to all our boys and girls in Peter Pan at the Anvil this year

Busy time for everyone as our Boys are in the Blue Team – along with students from North Hants Academy of Dancing and JG School of Dancing and our girls are in the Red Team with Boys from Theatre4Kids

George Vidler is playing Michael and our lost boys are Adam Jennings, Harry Coomber and Mikey Cloete

Our panto babes in the Red Team are Amelia Clark, Katy Webber, Megan Allabush, Phoebe Read, Millie Green and Dariana Clima

Rehearsals have already started and the show opens Thursday 14th December, running right the way through to Sunday 7th January – Each child has 21 performances over the period !  Busy Busy Busy !!

If you would like to go see them the schedules are below for each team – please get your tickets from The Anvil Box Office 01256 844244

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE – most have two performances each day

Thursday 14th December RED Team

Friday 15th December BLUE Team

Saturday 16th December RED Team

Sunday 17th December BLUE Team

Tuesday 19th December RED Team

Wednesday 20th December BLUE Team

Thursday 21st December RED Team

Friday 22nd December BLUE Team

Saturday 23rd December RED Team

Sunday 24th December BLUE Team

Tuesday 26th December RED Team

Wednesday  27th December BLUE Team

Thursday 28th December RED Team

Friday 29th December BLUE Team

Saturday 30th December RED Team

Sunday 31st December BLUE TEAM

Tuesday 2nd January RED Team

Wednesday 3rd January BLUE Team

Thursday 4th January RED Team

Friday 5th  January BLUE Team

Saturday 6th January RED Team

Sunday 7th January BLUE Team



Day of the Dead Celebrations at The Top of the Town

November 7, 2017

Once again, Basingstoke Academy of Dancing were able to help celebrate the Day of the Dead last Friday of the half term holiday with dancing and shenanigans in town.  B.A.D. Squad and Baby Squad danced in the afternoon whilst Junior Squad also got involved in the parade and festivities in the evening. Thank you to Top of the Town, Proteus Theatre Company and Copperdollar for getting us involved!

Amazing Basingstoke Variety Show

October 9, 2017

Basingstoke Variety Show 2017 - These Days

B.A.D. Company with some younger guests at Basingstoke Variety Show 2017

Basingstoke Variety Show

With Steve Hewlett about to go on

Basinsgtoke Variety Show

Persian Dance World Cup Team

Basingstoke Variety Show

B.A.D. Junior Festival Team

Our dancers had a lovely evening dancing and singing for the Mayor at the Basingstoke Variety Show.  This was at the Anvil last Saturday 7th October.  B.A.D. were part of approximately 430 performers all working together to raise funds for the Mayor’s Charity Appeal.  They worked with the Basingstoke Variety Show House Band and local comedy ventriloquist Steve Hewlett (pictured above just before the start of the show) alongside other schools, dance academies,theatre groups and musicians.  There was an almost a full house which made for an amazing atmosphere.  We will let you know the full amount raised when it is calculated.  Sadly, we performed our Persian number that helped Team England to win last year’s Dance World Cup for the last time.  It was a well received evening for good causes and our B.A.D. Company were sporting our new B.A.D. Squad outfits too.

Please visit for more information and formal pictures of the event.

Basingstoke Academy of Dancing would like to thank the organisers for inviting us to take part in this fabulous event and hope they hit their records !

It’s Showtime!!!!

October 3, 2017


The Mask 1994 real : Chuck Russell Jim Carrey COLLECTION CHRISTOPHEL

Well don’t panic – not quite yet -just planning

We are very pleased to announce that our Production Dates for July at the Anvil will be 26th-29th July 2018.

We will involve as many students age 5 and over in the productions as we can, but just wanted everyone to be aware of dates.  It is after the schools break up but this is so we can utilise theatre time the most effectively.  We will get to planning the detail very soon and get notifications out by around Christmas.  Inevitably some of you may already be booked on holiday but let us know.

These dates will also incorporate Moving Experience 2018

Just to let you know we are still waiting on 2017 DVD but it will be here any day


Vocational Exam Results from August

October 3, 2017

We are very pleased to announce that the small set of students taking Advanced 2 Modern and Advanced 1 Tap in the Summer all received Distinction or High Merits

Well Done ladies !

Les Miserables audition success for B.A.D. Students

September 20, 2017

Very well done to Ella, Darcy and Amelia who have successfully auditioned to be in B.A.T.’s Next Gen’s version of Les Miserables next year at the Haymarket.

Especially Amelia, who is playing the part of Little Cossette  – she also trains at Theatre 4 Kids who were guests at our recent Moving Experience 2017

Ca you Hear the People Sing ? !


Singing Technique Masterclasses at B.A.D.

September 6, 2017

Singing Technique Master Classes  – with AK Vocal Training 

Each masterclass will be £15 per person  – must pre book as we need minimum numbers to go ahead


Sunday 24th September

1000-1100am Musical Theatre Mash Up

(lots of technique to take away)


Sunday 22nd October

1000-1100am Audition Preparation

(Bring a verse & chorus of a song prepared) 


Sunday 26th November


Mix Voice  – Learn how to use your mix voice for a more powerful sound and learn how to enhance your preformnace through safe techniques


Contact Tanya on if you are interested in any of these 🙂

B.A.D. Company’s Moving Experience 2017 -Truly Moving Artistic Success

August 15, 2017

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On 22nd July B.A.D. Company presented this year’s Moving Experience to us at The Anvil.  Many thanks to everyone who helped to make Moving Experience 2017 another great performing arts show.  It was emotional with some truly moving pieces from all involved  – successful artistically if not financially.  Hey ho, back to a smaller theatre next time … I remain frustrated that more people do not know the talent on their doorstep.  Rave reviews from everyone who were there though.

Thanks also to our special guests: Theatre 4 Kids and AK Vocals, as well as our B.A.D. Squads, Adults, Musical Theatre and festival children.

Sad, but proud to see some of my young ladies going to University and Dance Colleges this year  – some I have had since they were very small – great show to finish on – hope you come back again and see us soon and GOOD LUCK !

No-one ever really leaves B.A.D. Company …

DVDS should be ready in September, hopefully, but in the meantime Syd has his pictures up on

Thanks for all the kind words and praise regarding the show  – I couldn’t do it without my substantial faculty, administrative support, parents and such hard working dancers.  Thanks everyone involved.

Looking forward to an exciting new academic year with new challenges.

Summer Exam Results :)

August 14, 2017

Well Done everyone taking their ISTD Modern and Tap exams in June

27 Distinctions – 45 merits – 25 Passes

Report sheets will be available in Sept unless we see you at the studio beforehand

Special congratulations go to our Bursary Award winners for the two top highest marks in each subject

£60 bursary awards for Tap with 91 Marks in their Bronze Tap Award go to Izzy & Katy Webber
£60 bursary awards for Modern go to Hetty Sentance, 89 in G5 and Katy Webber, 88 in G4

Thanks go to FHC for Hair for continuing to sponsor us and helping make the bursaries continue to be possible

(Emails did go out on 25th July so if you have not recieved please check your junk boxes)