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THURSDAY 16th APRIL

Term dates:

Monday 20th April - Friday 24th July 2015

IDTA Modern Jazz Exams - Sunday 10th May 2015

RAD Ballet Exams - Friday 3rd July 2015

RAD Ballet Exam results form March are due by April 28th April.


30th December
Term dates:
Monday 5th January to Thursday 2nd April 2015.
RAD Ballet Exams:
Monday 23rd and Friday 27th March 2015.
Summer term starts Monday 20th April 2015.

Congratulations to Laura Radford (18) on being offered a place on the BA Honours Ballet Education Programme at the Royal Academy of Dance!

RAD Ballet Exams Results are expected by 14th January 2015 and certificates, reports and medals by 28th January 2015.


15th August

The new term starts on Monday 1st September 2014. Here are some dates for your diary:

No classes on Friday 28th November due to the Church Bazaar.

RAD Ballet exams are on Monday 1st and Thursday 4th December.

No Baby Class on Thursday 4th December due to Ballet exams.

Christmas Disco and Presentation of School Awards is on Saturday 6th December and is for all pupils.

Term ends on Friday 12th December.



1st July

"Congratulations" to Isabella Black (age 15) who won the "Most Improved Dancer Award" following her year with The Northern Ballet Academy as a Senior Associate. Well done Bella, very proud of you!! x


"OPEN CLASSES" FOR PARENTS TO WATCH DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:


MONDAY - All classes to watch on the 14th July


TUESDAY - Grades 1, 3 & 5 Ballet to watch on 8th July and Grades 2,4 & 6 to watch on 15th July


WEDNESDAY - Junior Modern Jazz and Grade 1 Modern jazz to watch 16th July, Grades 2 & 3 to watch 9th July


THURSDAY - All classes to watch on 17th July EXCEPT Primary Ballet who are to watch on 10th July


FRIDAY - All classes to watch on 18th July


Please see a more detailed timetable on the noticebaord in the Foyer at Grangewood and we look forward to welcoming you to watch your childs classes.


13th May

Our new School Hoody has arrived!! It is a Purple Zip Up Hoody with the School Logo on the front and School name on the back in White. They come in childrens sizes 5/6 7/8 9/11 12/13 £16.50 and Adult sizes S M L £20.00. Please see order forms at the School or ask as I may have a few in stock. I hope you like them it!!


RAD Ballet Exam Certificates, reports and medals have now arrived and will be given out this week. Well done "Ogando Girls" x


2nd April

Open Classes ~ You are invited to come along to watch your child's class from today, the 2nd April until the end of term on Tuesday 8th April. Everyone is welcome.

We break up after classes on Tuesday 8th April and start back on Wednesday 23rd April 2014 for our Summer Term.

RAD Ballet exam results are due by April 29th and will be issued as soon as I receive them from RAD HQ!!

Thank you for all your hard work and support over this last term and I look forward to seeing you all after the Easter Break!!


28th March

A huge well done to all 57 pupils that took an RAD Ballet Exam over the last week!! You all worked so hard and looked gorgeous!! Big thank you to the examiner Miss Susan Robinson for making the exams so enjoyable and special!! WELL DONE EVERYONE!!! Lots of photos on our facebook page!!

I am now taking applications for our "Professional Dance Experience" workshop on May 29th 2014 during half term.


Pre-Primary/Primary Ballet         9.30 - 10.30am    "Sleeping Beauty"    £9.50

Grade 1- 3                                    10.45 - 12.15pm   "Sleeping Beauty"    £11.50

Grade 4 and above                      1.00 - 4.00pm      "Swan Lake"             £20.00


Pupils must be 4 years old. Please hand in applications to the School. by post!! Dont miss out on this fantastic opportunity, it was a huge success last time they came and thoroughly enjoyed by both pupils and parents. There is a limited number of places and will be on a first come first served basis!!

12th January
I am delighted to inform you that we raised £375.52 form our charity week before Christmas!! Thank you to everyone involved. The money will be divided between Breast Cancer Haven and Grangewood Methodist Church!! Thank you!! 

7th January 2014

Happy New Year to all my pupils and parents!! The School re-opens tomorrow, Wednesday 8th January 2014. I look forward to seeing you all again and look forward to another successful term.

4th December

A reminder that we have Open Classes this week (2nd - 6th Dec) where parents and friends are most welcome.
Our RAD Ballet Exams are this Friday, Good luck to everyone taking an exam this week!!

Next week, 9th - 13th is our "Charity Week" where pupils can wear what they like to class and pay £1  Please note that the children MUST be able to wear their ballet shoes or have bare feet!! We are supporting Breast Cancer Haven as on of my Primary pupils mum, Lulu Stacey has shaved her head to raise money and Grangewood Church as we are celebrating 40 years of classes there and the are always trying to raise funds to improve the facilities at the hall for us all to use.

We are also having a "DADS/MENS ONLY BALLET CLASS" on Tuesday 17th December at 8.30 - 9.30 as part of the charity week. PLEASE support this as it will be a fun enetrtaing class. No previous experience is necessary!!! The class is £4 and ALL proceeds will be donated to charity!!

28th October 2013

40 Years ago today the Ogando School of Dance started its very first classes at Grangewood Methodist Church Hall!! The School has grown into the successful School it is today through the hard work of all the pupils, parents and staff!! I would like to thank each and everyone of you that has ever attended the School for your support and hard work over the last 40 years!! And of course i need to mention and thank the very special lady that started it all off ...."Mrs O" ....HAPPY BIRTHDAY OGANDO SCHOOL OF DANCE!! XXX

2nd September

A reminder that the School opens today for the start of the new term. I hope you have all had a lovely summer and look forward to seeing you all back this week and welcoming some new pupils!!

21st August
"CONGRATULATIONS" to all our pupils that took RAD Ballet exams last term. 100% pass rate!! Well done!! Certificates, reports and medals will be issued in the new term!!
I hope you are all having a wonderful Summer Holiday. We had 2 brilliant Summer Schools where 80+ children attended over the 2 mornings and had lots of fun!! Well done to all that attended. I will be sharing some photos with you on our Facebook page!! Please get your family and friends to "LIKE" our page and share all of our news.
Invoices for the new term with details of exams next term will be posted this week.

The teaching Staff attended a Course on the new RAD Ballet Grades 1-3 at the MAC Centre in Birmingham as part of their Continued Professional Development.

Term dates:
The new term starts on Monday 2nd September 2013
RAD Ballet Exams are Thursday 28th November and Friday 6th December
Christmas Disco and School Awards is December 14th 2013
Term finishes after classes on Tuesday 17th December 2013

We look forward to seeing you in September and welcoming some new pupils into the School. I would also like to congratulate my Senior pupils on their A level results and wish them loads of luck as they start new chapters in their lives at University. We will miss you all!!

A "HUGE GOOD LUCK" to Amelia Beckett (18) who also leaves us to attend Urdang Academy in London!! We are very proud of her!!


15th July

The last week of term has arrived!! we break up for Summer on Friday 19th July and the new term starts on Monday 2nd September. A reminder that you can watch your child's class this week unless you have already done so.

We are running 2 Summer Schools this Summer, July 25th and August 8th from 10am til 12 noon at Grangewood Methodist Church Hall.  All pupils and their friends are welcome for a fun morning of dance. No need to book, just turn up on the day, cost is £5 per child. Please bring a drink and a snack!! Hopefully see you there!!

9th July

We are fast approaching the end of another busy term. We break up on Friday 19th July and the new term starts on Monday 2nd September. We had our first day of RAD Ballet Exams yesterday with the Little Pre-Primary's and Primarys taking their exams, they did so well and looked beautiful!! Friday is our second day with Grade 4's, 5's and 8's. Good luck to them!!
A reminder that Grade 4 and 5 parents are watching the classes tonight during their normal lesson.
Amelia Beckett has confirmed her place at the Urdang Academy and starts her degree there in September!!


17th April

Congratulations to Amelia Beckett (17) on gaining a place on the degree course at The URDANG Academy in London. This is a fantastic achievement and we are are very proud!! Well done Amelia!!

8th April

Dates for your diary:
Summer term starts ~ Monday 15th April.
No classes ~  Monday 6th and Monday 27th May (Bank holidays)
Ballet Exams ~ Monday 8th and Friday 12th July.
School closes for Summer ~ Friday 19th July.

28th March

The School closes today, Thursday 28th March, after classes finish. We start back on Monday April 15th 2013. Have a wonderful Easter break and congratulations once again to all of my pupils on a brilliant Show!! Please remember if you wish to purchase a DVD, hand in your order and payment of £12.99 as soon as possible. See you after the Easter holidays!!

20th March

Congratulations to Isabella Black (age 14) on being accepted as a Senior Associate of the Northern Ballet School in Leeds. She will start weekly classes with them on a Saturday from September!! Well done Bella x

19th March

I would just like to say a massive "Congratulations and well done to all of my amazing pupils!" The 40th Birthday Celebration Show was a huge success and loved by all!! I am so very proud of each and every one of the girls involved!! I would also like to thank Miss Shauna ans Miss Amy for their brilliant work!! Thank you also to everyone that helped backstage, and to everyone who supported the School by coming to watch. Take a look on our facebook page for some lovely memories of a very special weekend!! x

10th March

I would just like to say how proud I am of all of my pupils today at the technical rehearsal for our Show next weekend!! From the Babies to the seniors you were all amazing!! A huge thank you to everyone that stayed to help, especially the Mums that gave up their afternoon on Mothers day!! Thank you and well done to everyone!! x

4th March

Pupils to wear their costumes for the show in their normal lessons this week!! Parents need to come in 10 minutes before the end of the lesson to sort any problems and ask any questions.
Technical Rehearsal ~ Sunday 10th March at Fernwood Comprehensive School for ALL pupils. Please arrive to start at 2pm until 4.30pm. Pupils in Grade 5 Ballet and Grade 4 Modern and upwards to stay until 5.30pm. Baby class (Thursday 2.15-3pm class ONLY) to be collected at 3pm. NO COSTUMES ON SUNDAY PLEASE!!

19th February

Congratulations to Sebastian Marriott -Smith for passing his first year assessment at White Lodge (Lower School of the Royal Ballet School) and therefore being accepted for Year 8!! Fantastic news!! Well done Seb, very proud of you!! x

18th February

A reminder that the School is open this week for classes with the exception of the Pre-School Ballet Class (Thursday 2.15-3.00pm) Please try and attend your classes if you are not away on holiday so we can continue with our Show preparations!! Thank you.

11th February

TICKET SALES FOR THE SHOW

Tickets for the Show will be going on sale in the foyer at Grangewood on Monday 25th February, for the whole week, during class times.

 

Monday 25th 4.15 – 7.00

Tuesday 26th 4.15 – 7.15

Wednesday 27th 4.30 – 6.45

Thursday 28th 3.00 – 5.30

Friday 1st 4.15 – 7.30

 

Please try and buy your tickets during the above times. Tickets are £6.50. Please try and have the correct cash or you can pay by cheque. You can also pay directly into my bank as long as you have informed me first how many tickets you require by text or email and I confirm to you that they are available. Once the payment is in my account I will save the tickets for you.  There are no limits on the amount of tickets you can buy and are on a first come first served basis.  The ticket is in the form of the programme for the performances and the different Show times are shown by a coloured dot in the top corner of the programme.

 

Please let me know if you are buying tickets for anyone who has a special disabled access request.

Please also note that due to fire regulations children aged 3 and up must have their own seat and cannot sit on parents knees.

Tickets will be on sale up to the Show, if there are any left, from staff at the school but please appreciate we will be very busy during the last weeks leading up to the show so please buy your tickets between the 25th Feb and 1st March.  Thank you.

 

 

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Saturday 16th March               5.30pm

Sunday 17th March                  2.30pm and 5.30pm (children will stay with us between                                                                                            the two shows on the Sunday)

 

 

TECHNICAL REHEARSAL ~ SUNDAY 10th March AT FERNWOOD COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL

All pupils to be at Fernwood Comprehensive School from 2pm until 4.30pm

Grade 5 Ballet/ Grade 4 Modern and upwards to stay until 5.30pm.            p.t.o.

Pre-School pupils (Thursday 2.15 class) to be picked up at 3pm.  If you have a pre school child and an older child they can both stay until 4.30 but it may be helpful if you could offer to help in case the younger one becomes restless!!

This may seem a long time but all the children watch each other and the time will fly!! Please send a drink and a biscuit/snack. Please be punctual when dropping your children off so that we can start at 2pm prompt as we have a lot to get through!!

 

NO COSTUMES AT THE TECHNICAL!! CLASS UNIFORM  PLEASE!!

I have some seniors helping but will need a few parent helpers for the afternoon ~ please let me know if you can stay! Thank you!!

 

 

HELPERS FOR THE ACTUAL PEERFORMANCES!

 

Many of you have offered to help backstage during the performances ~ Thank you!!

I have put 3 lists on the notice board next to the main hall door for you to put your name down for which performance you are able to help at. I really do appreciate your help as we can not do the Show without your support backstage.

Please could you state if you are CRB checked on the list or tell me personally.

 

 

DRESS REHEARSALS

These will take place during your child’s normal class time week commencing 4th March. Please send your child into their lesson in their costume and then all parents will need to come into the lesson 10 minutes before the lesson finishes for any problems etc to be sorted. You will all have had a letter telling you exactly what your child will need to wear and how to have their hair before the 4th March.  I am aware that some people do not have their costumes yet but we should have them all sorted by then.

If I have given your child a bill recently please pay as soon as possible so costumes can be given out.

 

 


29th January

"Congratulations" to all our pupils that took an RAD Ballet and/or IDTA Modern Jazz examination last term!! We had a 100% pass rate once again with excellent results. WELL DONE TO YOU ALL!! The certificates and medals have all finally arrived and will be given out in your next class. Your teachers are very proud of you all!! 

24th January

The School is open and classes are all running as normal.

21st January

The School is OPEN today and classes will be running as normal. Please try and attend where it is safe to do so! Thank you.

18th January

The School will remain open tonight and classes will be running as normal. Please try and attend wherever possible and we will see you later.

14th January

CLASSES ARE RUNNING AS NORMAL TODAY DESPITE THE SNOW!! PLEASE TRY AND ATTEND YOUR CLASSES WHEREVER POSSIBLE AS WE HAVE SHOW DANCES TO LEARN!! SEE YOU LATER! THANK YOU!!

7th January 2013

Happy New Year to all our pupils, parents and friends!! We hope that you all had a good Christmas break. The new term starts today, Monday 7th January 2013 where we will have a very exciting term creating our Show which is on March 16th and 17th. We look forward to seeing you all this week!!

17th December

Last week of term this week!! We break up on Friday 21st December. Classes are all on as normal to make up for the cancelled lessons at half term.

14th December

Last day of exams today!! Good luck to everyone taking an IDTA Modern Jazz exam today!! Work hard and be fab girls!!

A reminder that the School closes on Friday 21st December, a week later than expected to make up for the cancelled lessons at half term when we had to close at short notice. See you all next week!!

10th December

GOOD LUCK to all our pupils taking IDTA Modern Jazz Exams today!! Work hard and be fantastic Girls!!

We break up for Christmas on FRIDAY 21st DECEMBER and start back on Monday 7th January 2013 after the Christmas holidays. We are not having open classes this term for you to watch as we are starting dances in many of the classes in preparation for our Show in March 2013.

6th December
More RAD Ballet exams today!! Good luck to our Grade 7's and 8's!! Work hard girls and be gorgeous!!  Also a reminder there is NO PRE-SCHOOL Ballet class today (2.15pm) because of the exams. All other classes are on as normal.

Disco and Presentation of School Awards 2012
We had a fantastic evening tonight with all the girls having lots of fun!! Thank you to all of our pupils for all their hard work during this successful year at the School. Thank you also to all the parents for your support!! Well done to all the girls that won awards tonight!! Thank you also for our beautiful flowers!! Mrs Machin and everyone at Ogando School of Dance!! x

1st December
Our School Disco and Presentation of School Awards is today at 5pm at Grangewood Church Hall. Parents to come back at 6.45pm for the presentation of the trophies. Looking forward to seeing you all later!! 

26th November
RAD Ballet Exams today!! Good luck to everyone taking a ballet exam today!! A special good luck to the 6 little Pre-Primarys taking their first ever ballet exam. Be gorgeous and enjoy girls!!! x

19th November

A reminder that there are NO CLASSES on Friday 23rd November as it is the Grangewood Church Bazaar.  Please also remember to return your forms about the Show in March, the Disco on Dec 1st and return any trophies from last year. Many thanks!! 

13th November
A reminder to please return your forms for our Show! We need to plan what we are doing very soon so please return your forms as soon as possible!! Thank you!! 

We have our piano rehearsals for our forthcoming RAD Ballet exams this Friday, the 16th November. The times are as follows:
Grade 3 ~ 4.00 - 4.15pm
Grade 5 ~ 4.45 - 5.15pm
Grade 8 ~ 5.15 - 6.15pm
Grade 7 ~ 6.15 - 7.00pm

Please remember this a mock exam so be punctual and dress as you would for your actual exam!! 

18th September
"VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TERM DATES!!"
The Trustees at Grangewood informed me yesterday that the Church Hall is to be without electricity during the half term holiday in October when we are due to have classes running. Obviously we cannot have classes without electricity so are going to have to CLOSE for the half term holiday. To make up this week we will now break up for the Christmas holidays on Friday 21st December and NOT the 14th as in all my information already given to you. Any extra exam classes paid for during that week will be made up in an extra class before the exams. My apologies for this but it has only just been brought to my attention!!

10th September
"Good Luck" to Sebastian Marriott-Smith (age 10) who today starts a very exciting chapter in his life. He starts his training at the Royal Ballet School in Richmond, Surrey!!  We are all very proud of him and wish him all the best at his very special new School!!

The Building work at the Church Hall is due to be finished by 21st September. Thank you for your patience during this time. Please use the "Len Cooke Room" as a changing room now, the one right at the end of the long corridor and next to the new toilets which are now finished. 

September 3rd
The School re-opens today, Monday 3rd September 2012 after the Summer break. Please check the timetable of classes if you are unsure of any class times this term. 

We have 2 new "Head Girls" this year. Jessica Finch and Rebecca Parker will take over from Kate Walker from the start of the new term. Thank you Kate for all your hard work over the last year!

Certificates and medals for our recent RAD Ballet examinations will be given out to pupils this week. Congratulations to you all on some excellent results! 

Adult classes start on Tuesday 4th September: Tap at 7.30 and Ballet at 8.30pm. We are looking forward to seeing you all again this term.

The staff all completed a course during the holidays to learn the new RAD Grades 1~3 Ballet Syllabus as part of our Continued Professional Development.  We are very much looking forward to sharing the new exciting work with our pupils!! The old Grades 1~3 will cease to be examined from January 2013. 

August 13th
"CONGRATULATIONS" to all our pupils who took RAD Ballet exams this July!! We had a 100% pass rate with 50% awarded with a distinction!! We are very proud of each and every one of you and congratulate you all on your success!! Well done!! 

July 21st
The School is now closed for the Summer Holidays until September 3rd 2012. Thank you to all the pupils for all your hard work this term and to the parents for your continued support!! Letters will be sent out during the holiday with information for the new term in!! Keep a close eye on here and on facebook for any news. Remember to put the show dates in your diary!!! Have a fantastic summer and we look forward to seeing you all in September!! 

"IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY"
We are delighted to announce the dates for our "School Show 2013"

MARCH 10th  ~  TECHNICAL REHEARSAL
MARCH 16th & 17th  ~  3 PERFORMANCES OVER THE 2 DAYS

Please put these dates in your diary as it involves the whole School. We will be celebrating 40 years of the School at Grangewood Church Hall next year starting with the Show in March.

12th July
A massive "Good Luck" to 2 of our pupils in their end of year Show at Bird College. Becky Wrench is graduating this year and Amber Thompson has completed her first year!! Good luck girls!! x x
Also congratulations to Felicity Morris on her amazing performance last weekend in the London Studio Centre's end of year show!! She too has completed her first year!! Well done Flic!! x

4th July
A reminder that it is our piano rehearsals for our forthcoming RAD Ballet exams this Friday 6th July. The times are as follows:

Grade 2 ~ 4.45 - 5.30pm
Grade 4 ~ 5.30 - 6.15pm

Please note that all other classes are running as normal during the piano rehearsals.

Adult Ballet has proved very popular with nearly 30 ladies turning up each week so far!! We are thoroughly enjoying running the class and thrilled at how well all the ladies are doing!! Well done to everyone involved!!

6th June
The building work starts today at Grangewood so the Len Cooke Room will be out of action until the end of this term. Please DO NOT use the Bramcote Room as a changing room as we will need this to teach in. Use the Wollaton Room, Grangewood Room (exam day changing room) and the foyer to change. The Facilities will be much improved once the building work is finished so please be patient whilst the work is being carried out!! Thank you.

Class time changes for June 6th only:
4.15 - 5.00pm Primary & Grade 1 Modern Jazz
5.00 - 5.45pm Grade 2 & 3 Modern Jazz
4.15 - 5.00pm Grade 4 Ballet ~ Sebastian
5.00 - 6.00pm Intermediate Ballet

All other classes are as normal for this half term holiday except there is NO Pre-School Ballet class tomorrow (2.15 - 3.00pm class)

1st June
A massive "Congratulations" to Becky Wrench (former pupil and Head girl) on getting her first Professional job at the "Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2012" since completing her degree at Bird College!! We are very proud of you Becky!! WELL DONE!!! x  (Becky is on the dancer standing in the peach tutu in the main photo on this website!!)

NEW CLASSES AT OGANDO SCHOOL OF DANCE

We are starting an ADULT BALLET lesson on a Tuesday evening from 8.30 – 9.15pm. The class will start on TUESDAY 12th JUNE at Grangewood Church Hall. This is a class suitable for beginners but please come along if you have previous experience as the class will be pitched at different levels to suit everyone! This is a great way of improving posture and fitness and will be great fun! Please come and support this class from June 12th as we will be running it as a trial for the rest of the Summer term. The class fee is £4.20 payable on attendance.

 

We are also starting a JUNIOR MODERN JAZZ class on WEDNESDAY 13th JUNE at 4.15- 5pm. We have thriving Modern classes already within the School so if your child is 4 and a half or older please come along to the lesson and see what we do! Please tell your friends and bring them along with you!!

 

 

BUILDING WORK AT GRANGEWOOD

On Wednesday June 6th there will be extensive building work being carried out at the Hall to improve the toilet facilities. The Len Cooke Room will be out of action for the duration of the work which means we will need to use the Bramcote Room (where most of you change) to teach. Please use the Wollaton Room, the Grangewood Room (exam changing room) and the foyer to get ready for lessons. Although this will be slightly disruptive for the second half of the term the toilet facilities will be very much improved so please be patient. We will NOT be having open classes in the Summer term because of the building work. Sorry!!

 

DID YOU SHARE A TROPHY FROM OUR AWARDS EVENING?

If you were awarded a trophy at our Awards evening and shared it with another pupil please ensure that everyone has their turn!! If you have had one for a while please return it so it can be passed on! If you won a trophy and haven’t yet had it for any length of time please tell me and I will chase it up!!

 

CHARACTER SKIRTS

If your child is in Grade 1 Ballet or above they require a character skirt which can be purchased through myself at the school. I have some orders waiting to be sent off…should you need to order one please find an order form on our noticeboard and return to me by Friday 1st June.  Hoody and Polo shirt order forms can also be found there and can be ordered at any time throughout the term.



Dates for your diary:


June 4th & 5th ~ No classes
June 6th ~ Building work at the hall starts
July 13th ~ RAD Ballet Exams
July 20th ~ End of term
Dec 1st   ~ Disco and Presentation of School Awards

You are welcome to come and watch your child's class this week ~ 26th - 30th March ~ Everyone welcome!! Any possible new pupils are most welcome to come along to meet us this week and see what we do!! We shall look forward to seeing you all!! 


"Congratulations" to everyone that danced at "Shepshed Spring Dance Festival"  this weekend!! Well done to Bethany Davies who won Gold for her Lyrical solo and to Isabella Black who got a silver medal for her Ballet solo!! The festival starts again on 31st March for 6 days....watch this space to see how we do!!.......


"GOOD LUCK" to all our pupils taking an RAD Ballet examination today!! ENJOY GIRLS!! Classes are running as normal for all other pupils today!! 

"CONGRATULATIONS" to Sebastian Marriott-Smith (age 10 ~ Grade 4) on being offered 1 of 12 places for boys at White Lodge (Lower School of the Royal Ballet School) This is an amazing achievement and we are so VERY VERY proud of him!!  Well done Sebastian!!!

Watch out for Becky Wrench (former pupil/head girl) dancing at the Brit Awards with Olly Murs and the Rizzle Kicks tomorrow night!! Congratulations Becky!! We are so excited and proud of you!! Becky is currently in her 3rd Year at Bird College!! GOOD LUCK BECKY!! (Becky is the one standing in the main picture of this website too!!)


"Congratulations" to Sebastian Marriott-Smith (age 10) on his recall to the final audition for entry to White Lodge ~ (lower school of the Royal Ballet School) ...we are VERY proud of you!!!

Forthcoming Events:

"Professional Dance Experience Ltd" are visiting our School on February 16th 2012 (Half term) to do 3 workshops with pupils of all ages. There are still a few places left if you wish your child to attend. Please ask a member of staff for a form. The workshops are as follows:

Pre-Primary – Primary “Swan Lake” 9.30 – 10.30 £8 per child

Grade 1 – Grade 3 “Swan Lake” 10.45 – 12.15 £11 per child

Grade 4 upwards “La Fille Mal Gardee” 1.00 – 4.00 £20 per child

Students will perform the dances they have learnt in an informal showing for parents at the end of each workshop.

HALF TERM

Please note that classes run as normal during half term with the exception of the Pre School Ballet Class (Thursday 2.15) Please try and attend your classes particularly if you have an exam this term!!

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Our annual Christmas Disco and Presentation of School Awards is on Saturday 1st December 2012. This is a great way to meet all ages of children within the School and is always enjoyed by all!! ....please put the date in your diary!!