Latest News and Update 9 July

Thank you to all our pupils and families for a lovely afternoon last Sunday at our Prize-giving event. The achievements during the last 2 years were certainly worth celebrating!
We had some heartfelt speeches from students and everyone was overwhelmingly supportive to those who received awards.
Please have your trophies engraved as soon as possible with pupil’s full name and year 2022 and keep them safe until next year.

Mrs Soule
Due to illness Mrs Soule will not be teaching this week, she is hoping to return next Saturday for watching week. We all send her our love and well wishes.

Dress Rehearsal
This Friday evening is our dress rehearsal for the Leaver’s showcase as timetabled earlier in the term and as follows:

Showcase rehearsals Friday 15th July – (Change to normal timetable)

Those not able to take part in our Showcase are very welcome to watch rehearsals on this evening as audience members.


Studio 1
4.30-5.30 Junior Vocal and Junior Jazz
5.30-6.45 Grade 3 and 4 Modern
Grade 3 Tap and Inter Jazz
6.45-7.45 Inter/ Senior Vocal Group and Street-dance numbers
7.45-8.30 Grade 5, 6 and Senior Ballet
8.30-9.30 Grade 5 Tap and Senior Tap
Grade 5 Modern, Senior Modern and Senior Jazz

Watching week and Leaver’s Showcase
Next Saturday in the morning from 9am until 12.45pm we are inviting the Pre-school and Junior school Parents into the studios to watch their children in their normal classes.
We ask that you respect the dancers and teachers by keeping the noise level down to a minimum as to not distract the students.
We will then break for lunch until 1.30pm
Showcase rehearsals begin at 1.30pm until 3.30pm
Audience will be allowed entrance at 3.50pm

Our first Showcase will begin at 4pm followed by the second one at 5.30pm.
At the end of the second showcase there will be a few speeches from our leavers and graduation gifts presented.

We have a few tickets left for both showcases, but when we have sold out of tickets unfortunately we cannot allow entrance to those without tickets due to space in the studio.
Please do not turn up unexpectedly without a ticket as you will be turned away.

The forecast is to be hot so please wear light clothing and have water with you in the audience. We will have plenty of drinks and iced lollies for the students taking part.
Please make sure the children have food and drink with them as well.

Costumes for showcase

Grade 3 – Hungarian Duet
Costume – Girls Blue leotard, Ballet tights, Character shoes
Boys White unitard, Navy Tights, Character shoes

Grade 5 – Arabesque
Costume – Black leotard, Ballet tights, Ballet shoes from the show, Hair ribbon (to be provided by Mrs B)

Grade 6 – Counter Moves
Costume – Black Leotard with Lacey detail, Ballet Tights, Ballet shoes from the show, Red/Black/white evening gloves

Grade 7 – Connections
Costume – Black leotard with mesh detail, Black chiffon skirt, Ballet tights, Ballet shoes from the show, Choker Ribbon (to be provided by Mrs B)

Junior Jazz
Any colour Jeggings and a plain coloured t-shirt, black jazz shoes if you have them.
All other Jazz and Tap students
Any Black leotard, black dance exam tights (not sports leggings) and black dance shorts

Junior Vocal
Ballet uniform
School skirt and white top, white ankle socks and black Jazz shoes

Inter/Senior Vocal
‘Opening up’- jeans and a white t-shirt, apron tied around waist.
‘Evenstar’ -tbc

Grade 3 /4 Modern
Uniform-Black leotard and tights

Grade 5 Modern
Tie front shirt (any colour) and fashion A-line swing shorts
Tan tights, no shoes

Street dance
TBC-Jeans and coloured t-shirt, trainers.

Any problems with costumes please let us know.

Shout Out
This week’s shout out goes to Miss Unitt and all our Pre-school children who worked extremely hard and were so well behaved whilst Mrs Soule was away.
Well done!

We look forward to seeing you next weekend.

Miss Haynes