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Encore Dance on tour

Posted on April 23, 2014


Encore Dance Company, the touring company for Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, will be dancing at the Elgiva Theatre, Chesham, on April 24 before travelling on to venues across England and Wales.

With a blend of classical ballet, urban jazz and contemporary dance, the tour features choreography by Jodie Blemings, Drew McOnie, Christopher Moore and David Wood, all danced by students from the third year of Tring Park’s Sixth Form.

The tour culminates at the Lilian Baylis Studio at Sadler’s Wells in London on May 23. To find out more, or to book tickets, visit


Photograph: Brian O’ Carroll.

Jonathan Gray is editor of Dancing Times. He studied at The Royal Ballet School, Leicester Polytechnic, and Wimbledon School of Art where he graduated with a BA Hons in Theatre Design. For 16 years he was a member of the curatorial department of the Theatre Museum, London, assisting on a number of dance-related exhibitions, and helping with the recreation of original designs for a number of The Royal Ballet’s productions including Danses concertantes, Daphnis and Chloë, and The Sleeping Beauty. He has also contributed to the Financial Times, written programme articles for The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet, and is co-author of the book Unleashing Britain: Theatre gets real 1955-64, published in 2005.

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