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July 2021 Newsletter

Holidays

Closed 1st August.

Re Open 6th September

 

We made It! It has been so good to have everyone back into the studios from April and we manged o make right through to the end of July! Please remember we are running classes right up to and including 31st July this year.

 

 

Leavers

It is that time of year when we sometimes sadly have to say goodbye to some of senior students as they head off to university/dance college and this time we would like to wish Alicia Hey, Briony Reid, Hannah Lucas & Keira Hartley all the best for their future and hope they keep in touch and come back to see us and maybe join in a few classes on zoom too! They have both been a part of the school for a long time and have taken part in many shows and a part of our showbiz team.

 

Alicia has danced with us since the age of 5 years old starting on Saturday morning in Primary Ballet & Tap, she is going to Ipswich to study for a degree/apprenticeship in digital & technology solutions & applied research, we wish her all the best and hope she continues to help us with our technology!

Keira has also danced with us from 3 years old and is now leaving us to further her dance education and has gained a place at The Performers Dance College in Essex, in a bid to turn professional, we wish her the best of luck and hope her dreams come true and look forward to her coming back to run a few workshops! Briony has been with us since the age of 3 and is going on to Leeds Trinity with a view to working in the police force in the future. Hannah is hoping to go on to the University of York to study English. We wish them all the best of luck for the future!

 

 

Catherine Gregory

Catherine Gregory left to go to the Institute of the Arts Barcelona, 3 years ago and has now graduated with a 1st class Honours degree, she now has an agent, and we look forward to her West End debut hopefully not too far away! In the meantime, Catherine will be returning to us to assist in our Musical Theatre classes before we break for summer, we look forward to having her back in class.

Crosshills & Glusburn in Bloom

We will be dancing at 1pm in Glusburn park, pop along to support us and see what’s going on, this will be our first performance outside since 2019 and the Showbiz team are really looking forward to it, for some of them this will be there their last performance as they will be moving on to other ventures, from September we will be welcoming a few new faces to our showbiz team ( this is by invitation only and we are always on the look out for new talent so keep working hard in class). We are looking forward to working with the new team but would also like to thank all the girls who took part for such a long time in our original team and hope that will make a guest appearance from time to time.

 

Lockdown relaxation

Once restrictions have been lifted, we hope to welcome parents back into the dance school again like the good old days! However, we will be continuing with our one-way system as this works well for us all especially with registration and the safety of all students and staff.  We will also be live streaming via zoom classes into the waiting room so parents (once allowed in) can sit and watch their children dancing in class without having to go into the studio and disrupt lesson.

Tiddly tots No classes on 24th & 31st July.

We have a long waiting list for these classes, if your child will be three in September, please let us know they will be eligible to join the next ballet & tap class allowing a younger child to join to tots class.

Monthly Dance Fees

We are experiencing a high number of unpaid fees; can I respectfully remind everyone that fees are due on the 1st each month (except for August) by bank transfer, thank you to those who already have set up standing orders and pay on the 1st.

Unfortunately, due to the high number of unpaid fees we have had no option but to introduce a new policy whereby any late payments (after 1st of each month) may result in us suspending classes until fees are paid.  

Examinations 24th July

The timetable has been sent out to those who will be taking an exam this time, there will also be information to those attending classes on the same day for arrival, as this might affect collection times if your child is taking an exam.

 

On behalf of the staff and myself we would like to wish you all a lovely summer break and look forward to seeing you all in September.