The academy puts on a show every two years in which all pupils have the opportunity to take part. This is generally staged at Banbury School’s Wykham Theatre during the May half term. In addition, both teachers and pupils are regularly involved in putting on other musical theatre shows in the area.
** See News for information about the academy’s forthcoming show.
Showcasing some of the school’s finest work from recent years, the students put on some wonderful performances of some past and present routines of classical, modern and musical numbers that we all love, as well as some of Sharon’s own creations and adaptations of some of the great shows being performed today. With all the numbers fantastically costumed by the wonderful Jeannette of Wacky Wardrobes, there was something for everyone.
Inspired by the costumes from the Wacky Wardrobe, ‘The Wacky Wardrobe Show’ included dances ranging from Disney themed numbers to the Roaring 20s!
After the success of their first production, Footloose, Odyssey Theatrical Productions proudly put on the musical of Peter Pan. Quite a few of the academy’s students took part in this dazzling performance with Aaron Brooker as Peter and Scarlett Primrose playing Wendy Darling.
Congratulations to Odyssey Youth‘s production of footloose which was a resounding success and had audiences laughing and cheering at every performance. With choreography by Sharon Green and a sensational cast, the show was the newly formed groups first production and was a hit with the audience, who called it a ‘first class performance’ and ‘a west end standard production.’
With a terrific cast and the entire school orchestra on stage, Billy Elliot moved audiences to laugh, cry and cheer, and received nightly standing ovations. Conor Dowers, a Year 7 student, and student of The Sharon Green Dance Academy, took on the challenging role of Billy with style and confidence, and it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see him on a West End stage in the future! Sharon took on the role of choreographer alongside director Sammi Newman. Other students from the dancing school who took part are Aaron Brooker, Ben Coleman, Francesca Dowers and Millie Judd.
The Sharon Green Dance Academy’s show It’s a Small World was a great success with sell out performances each night. The show, which took the audience ‘around the world’, portrayed dances from countries such as Japan, China, Egypt, America and of course England
On the 13th of December, members of The Sharon Green Dance Academy once again performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End as part of an evening arranged by Star EFX. YOBOS, who Sharon also choreographs for, also be performed dances from their most recent show, Crazy for You. The show was a huge success. Photos and Videos to be added soon!
The Can Can, which a group of Intermediate Modern dancers performed in one of our Bi-Annual shows and which we then took to London:
We also performed an Oliver! Medley specially for the London performance:
In 2008, The Sharon Green Dance Academy (then known as The Ulla Academy of Arts) put on their bi-annual show, Neptune’s Kingdom. Students of the dancing school took to the stage with dances based on the sea. The show was a success with all students performing to a high standard
In 2007, members of The Sharon Green Dance Academy (then known as The Ulla Academy of Arts) took to the stage of Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End as part of an evening arranged by Star EFX. The role of Star EFX is to provide an opportunity for people around the country to perform on a West End stage. The dancing school performed an Oliver! Medley along with Paul Clark, the Moulin Rouge’s ‘Can Can’ (as seen in Eventualities, the 2006 Ulla Academy show) and ‘Blow Gabriel Blow’ from Anything Goes with Odette Green, a StarEFX singer. Check out the Pictures and Videos section of this website to view videos of the event!