Regional Meetings online!
Members, Regional Meetings will resume next week! They will be held online via Zoom; please e-mail Julie if you'd like to attend. The dates are...Tuesday 26 May — North East & Scotland together Wednesday 27 May — North WestThursday 28 May — Wales &…Read More
New video syllabus — Intermediate Ballet
Our latest video syllabus is here — Intermediate Classical Ballet!This Vocational Graded Syllabus was created by Anne Heaton and John Field, CBE. The syllabus aims to develop students’ technical skills whilst adding musicality and artistry and preparing them for Level 4 work.All…Read More
90th Anniversary Messages from Patrons!
On our 90th anniversary weekend we were touched to receive messages from bbodance teachers, students, alumni, many friends we've made through the years, and, of course, our Chairman and our Patrons! Thank you to everyone who sent their warm wishes on this…Read More
90th Anniversary Letter from Doreen Wells
The 90th Anniversary of the BBO — What A Landmark!The BBO is an organisation of great importance to the art of dance — sending out into the world qualified teachers. Inspiring students with their excellent teaching and giving them the best start…Read More
Happy 90th Birthday bbodance! Est. 1930
This Saturday, 16 May is our 90th anniversary!Founded in 1930 by the renowned teacher, Edouard Espinosa, and his wife, dancer Louise Kelland, we are one of the UK's major awarding organisations. As you know, we provide syllabi, Government-recognised examinations, teacher training, and inspiring events for everyone who loves dance.In 1920, Edouard…Read More
90th Anniversary Letter from Nic Espinosa
Dear all,I feel so proud to be the Chairman of bbodance as we celebrate our 90th year. I am delighted to have witnessed the amazing modernization and significant development of our historic organization, due to the love and devotion of…Read More
We are very sad to announce the passing of our former Director, renowned ballet dancer and teacher, Anne Heaton. She passed away last Friday at the age of 89.Together with her husband, John Field, Anne developed the existing bbodance Classical Ballet syllabus. As…Read More
Calling our BBO family!
Looking back over 90 years of history, we would like to show respect to the people who have been building this organisation from the ground up.You're the reason we're still here, including now, during this COVID-19 pandemic, and we would be…Read More
Free Associate Memberships!
Our 90th anniversary is this Saturday, 16 May!To celebrate, we are giving away free Associate Memberships. The lucky recipients will enjoy the full benefits, including free online access to all our syllabi, until 1 September 2020. Memberships are available on a first-come, first-served…Read More
90th Anniversary message from Nesta Bellis
A big thank you to Life Member and former bbodance Director, Nesta Bellis, for the first-ever anniversary message we've received this year!Memories of early days of the BBO By Nesta BellisBorn 28 March 1919Because I was considered having ‘promise’ by my…Read More