Coronavirus (Covid-19)

ABD headquarters
Following the government’s announcement outlining more stringent measures to combat coronavirus, we have taken the decision to close ABD headquarters until further notice.  
ABD staff will be working from home and still able to respond to queries via email and telephone 0121 288 4166.
Office hours are Monday to Friday 09.00 to 16.00

Shop & Online Streaming
Online orders may still be placed as usual through our online shop but will be despatched only once our operations resume. 
Any orders for online streaming are able to be processed and we are currently working to add more of our DVD library to the currently available titles.

Examinations
The ABD suspended all ABD examiner travel on 17 March until 30 April 2020.
The safety of our teachers, candidates, parents, examiners and ABD staff is paramount. We will postpone and reorganise all exams where possible.

If you have questions please contact Natalie on admin@abd.dance

We will continue to communicate with you regularly throughout this global pandemic.

Freeman Dance Britain's Got Talent

 



Freeman Dance recently auditioned for Britain's got Talent with two separate troupes and I thought it might be of some interest.

'Boys On Tap' is made up of three boys performing tap dance to modern music - Ben Smith, Ben Venson and Peter Cleverley - aged 14 - 17 years old.
Both Ben Smith and Peter Cleverley competed in this years ABD Scholarships, and Ben Venson attended the ABD Dinner and Dance and Congress classes.

'Freeman Dance Juniors' consists of 76 Junior modern dancers, all aged between 7 and 11 years old.
They dance to a bright and lively Michael Jackson montage, wearing bright yellow costumes.

Both troupes were invited to audition at the NEC in Birmingham in December, where they enjoyed a whole day of filming.


Both troupes have been successful in going through to the next round, where they will dance for the Celebrity Judges, and a sell out audience at the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham this Monday.

All students have been licensed ready to attend a Reveal Day at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London on the 13th and 14th February,
where they will discover if they have made it through to the next stage.

The students and their families have thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience,
and even if we go no further in the competition, it has really strengthened the confidence, and spirit of teamwork in our School.

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