It is a testament to Hannily's work with HYDC that in her first year as artistic director, 5 participants have gone on to train in dance at conservatoire level. I thoroughly enjoyed taking weekly contemporary class with Hannily. Sessions would focus not only on contemporary technique but core strength, improvisation and choreographic methods. She gives very detailed, personal corrections to every individual dancer and draws out them, their very best work. I felt Hannily's experience of the profesional dance world and vocational training really helped with my own application process for dance school. She was very willing to give support with personal statements, solo work and audition advice generally- advice I believe was instrumental in me gaining a place at Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance and Laban.
Hannily is inspirational, motivating and supportive. Nothing is ever too much trouble and her passion for dancing is infectious!
"You created a real inclusive feeling in the class which gave everyone the confidence to perform. The classes were interesting, entertaining and challenging."
Keira Carnie, Beaufort Community School, Gloucester
A good mix of barre and centre work, the hour and half flies by and Hannily makes it fun as well as being constructive.’- Rebecca Gould (Ballet Intermediate)
‘A great chance to feed your mind and to boost your body; you can’t miss it!!’ – Lara Mastrofini (Ballet and Contemporary Intermediate)
‘The class was so well run and so relaxing. I told all my friends how much I loved it and one wants to do it next year. A very good introduction to ballet with a very kind and knowledgeable teacher’- Xavier Vrigneau (Ballet Beginners)
"I really enjoyed Ballet Tone, the exercises cover the whole body and I picked them up relatively easily without prior ballet experience. The teacher, Hannily, is great; patient and supportive, giving feedback throughout. It's a good class, with a great soundtrack, and I always feel good afterwards, like I've worked hard! I loved the class so much I've started another ballet class, and can't wait to register again in October! "
"I really enjoyed the Ballet tone class. It gives you a really good work out of the whole body, and was a nice way for me to reconnect with dancing after being off for a few years. Hannily is a fantastic teacher, who gives very good advice and brings a really nice atmosphere to the class."