SPRING TERM 2014 NEWSLETTER
Welcome back, I hope everyone had a happy and restful Christmas break and New Year celebration.
Spring term is a quieter term usually, however I will be using this term to start to plan performances the children can take part in, and am looking at putting together performance teams of juniors and seniors.
The Bowls Centre
I would like to thank you all for your co-operation regarding the Bowls Centre, I have had no further complaints or comments about children running around or disturbing anyone.
I very much enjoyed the Academy’s Christmas party and prize giving! Very well done to all the students who received an award for their dance, and contribution to the school.
The Academy branded clothing
I’m very excited to have sorted the Academy clothing now; if we ever have events that the children are present at then I would request that they do wear the hoodies/vests/t-shirts that they own at the events.
The prices for clothing are as follows:
Zip hoodies £20
However, due to cost, I am only able to order 12 items or above. Therefore the next planned order is February half term. Please let me know your clothing order by Friday 14th February.
Remember, all children studying Ballet are welcome to attend a second class if they wish, at no extra charge.
Classes available are as follows:
Ballet Students. To gain extra strength and placing you would be welcome to attend an
Grade 1 attend Wed & Fri classes (Both run at 17.00-17.45)
Grade 2 attend Wed & Fri classes (Both run at 17.45-18.30)
Grade 3 attend Grade 4 (Friday 19.15-20.00)
Grade 4 attend Grade 5 (Tuesday 16.30-17.30)
Grade 5 attend Grade 6 (Tuesday 18.45-19.45)
Grade 6 attend Intermediate (Tuesday 19.45-20.45)
Intermediate attend Grade 6 or Advanced 1 (Wednesday 19.15-20.15)
Advanced 1 attend Intermediate
Modern students: if you are interested in attending another class, please speak to Miss King to find out which class would be suitable.
To make payment for classes easier, please contact Miss King for the Academy’s account details so fees can now be paid online. You are still welcome to continue paying by cheque/cash.
If you do decide to pay via BACS, please put as the reference whichever term we are in, and the invoice number given, ie SPRING014 or SUMMER095.
Please still pay for kit in cheque/cash.
As I managed to talk about to most parents during Watching Week, I am on the look-out for opportunities for students in Grade 3-4 and above to perform at events around the island to raise the school’s profile, and also give more opportunities for performance other than the Festival – which I don’t feel is enough.
If there are ever any charity events that you know of, please do not hesitate to contact me, and I will see if I can put together a couple of groups, junior and senior. To ensure that the groups look their best, I would need at least 2 months notice for the first few performances so I can create a dance that doesn’t look unfinished or unpolished.
Rehearsals for these would be either Saturdays between 12.30-2.30 or Sunday afternoons.
Starting new classes
If any students are interested in learning tap to a level that they could go into a Festival group with, after February half term (dependant on exam dates) I will be running a beginner’s tap class again from 16.15-17.00.
With ballet and modern, it is easier to slot in and work your way up to the appropriate grade, however with tap I think it would work better if students wishing to start learning tap to have a separate class in which I can work through the basics at their own speed.
I will be holding a small exam session at the start of March, for Grade 6 tap, Grade 3 tap and a small group of Grade 2 modern students. If you haven’t already, please advise me if you have a trip away planned and I will do my best to work around it. Please check your emails regularly for extra coaching sessions – these will all have to be at the weekend as there is no free studio time during the week unless it’s after 9pm most evenings!
As ever, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me, via text, phone call or email.