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Star dancer shares skills with children

Oxford Mail: Tim Noble, with young dancers from west Oxfordshire including, front, from left, Elizabeth Ledgard-Hoiles, Lucy Pomeroy and Megan Hayes Tim Noble, with young dancers from west Oxfordshire including, front, from left, Elizabeth Ledgard-Hoiles, Lucy Pomeroy and Megan Hayes

KYLIE Minogue’s former choreographer led dance sessions at a new performing arts academy in Witney.

Tim Noble worked with 40 children at an event held to launch the West Oxfordshire Academy of Performing Arts, at Henry Box School, on Saturday.

He joined the pop superstar in 2000 and worked with her as dance captain for the next five years, including the Show Girl world tour in 2005.

Mr Noble has since worked with the likes of Madonna, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.

The new academy aims to bring in experts to teach singing, dancing and drama to children between the age of four and 16 and is the brainchild of Brian Conroy.

Mr Conroy, who started the business after being made redundant by Oxfordshire County Council last year, said: “Tim was just fantastic.

“The children came in very quiet and a bit nervous but he made every child feel like they had something to offer. He was just so inspirational.”

Megan Hayes, nine, said: “I absolutely loved it. I like the way Tim teaches dance. It’s really fun and he gave me good advice about dancing.”

The academy is running a free taster sessions day with dance, drama and singing at Henry Box School on Saturday from 10am to 1pm.

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For more information, see woapa.co.uk or call 01993 358161

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11:56pm Sun 18 Mar 12

www.woapa.co.uk says...

Dance Witney Oxford, Drama Witney Oxford, Singing Witney Oxford.
WOAPA is a Children’s Drama School based in Witney for ages 4–16 years.
We are open at weekends during the standard academic term.
Providing quality tuition in the three disciplines of Singing, Dance and Drama, our class sizes are deliberately kept small to ensure that each child receives the individual attention they deserve.
Our classes are led by experienced and enthusiastic tutors whose skills in working with young people enable our students to develop at their own pace, and encourage them to reach their true potential.
With no entry auditions or previous experience required, whether your child dreams of a career in performing arts or simply wants to make new friends, WOAPA will boost your child’s confidence … and they’ll have loads of fun!
We also run an adult singing group in Witney (choir) with a contemporary repertoire (think 'Glee'!). No auditions or requirement to read music, emphasis is on having fun whilst singing with like-minded people. The group currently has 60 members and meets on Wednesday evenings

Take a look at our website – www.woapa.co.uk
Dance Witney Oxford, Drama Witney Oxford, Singing Witney Oxford. WOAPA is a Children’s Drama School based in Witney for ages 4–16 years. We are open at weekends during the standard academic term. Providing quality tuition in the three disciplines of Singing, Dance and Drama, our class sizes are deliberately kept small to ensure that each child receives the individual attention they deserve. Our classes are led by experienced and enthusiastic tutors whose skills in working with young people enable our students to develop at their own pace, and encourage them to reach their true potential. With no entry auditions or previous experience required, whether your child dreams of a career in performing arts or simply wants to make new friends, WOAPA will boost your child’s confidence … and they’ll have loads of fun! We also run an adult singing group in Witney (choir) with a contemporary repertoire (think 'Glee'!). No auditions or requirement to read music, emphasis is on having fun whilst singing with like-minded people. The group currently has 60 members and meets on Wednesday evenings Take a look at our website – www.woapa.co.uk www.woapa.co.uk
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