Lots of news and updates please read:-
NEW FOR 2019 - please register your interest now....
We have put together a provisional timetable for the NEW classes which can be viewed here.
We are going to be offering some new opportunities in January:-
Junior Performance Squad - Age 7-11 years
Senior Performance Squad - Age 12 upwards
We envisage that children will already take ballet and/or Jazz plus one other genre class to join the squad. We will be working on performance technique, body conditioning and flexibility alongside material for performance later in the year.
WE WILL NOT BE ADDING PERFORMANCE CLASSES SOLELY FOR THE SHOW - THIS WILL REPLACE THOSE CLASSES AND GIVE OUR KEEN PUPILS MORE OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
As we know this will attract our keen students who already take multiple classes, we would like to try and make this as attractive and cost effective for pupils as possible. We do however need the commitment and support to be able to offer these opportunities at a discounted rate. Therefore, in the first instance and hopefully moving forward if numbers are sufficient, we will be offering this at the discounted rate of £4 / session paid termly.
Please register your interest for the Performance Squad Classes HERE
These classes will support your dance education by developing acting and singing alongside your dance skills. Miss Charmaine will be working on a particular theme / script each term which will build into a small showcase performance later in the year.
2019 - THE WIZARD OF OZ
Everyone welcome from age 6 upwards
Thursday 4.45-5.45pm - £5/session paid termly
Please register your interest for the Musical Theatre Classes HERE
Starting Wednesday 9th January
Clyst Heath Primary School
£5 / pay as you go
Just come along and enjoy some fun interactive music and dance with your little ones. Lots of props and imaginative fun to aid your child's cognitive and motor skills development.
Age 18 months upwards.
Please register your interest for the Toddler/parent Classes HERE
Please spread the word locally but we will be doing some advertising too.
CERTIFICATES FROM SUMMER EXAMS
All RAD and IDTA Examination Certificates / medals have now arrived and will be presented to the pupils at the end of their next class. Please feel welcome to pop in and see the presentations.
Just a word regarding examinations:-
We are Registered, Qualified Teachers of The Royal Academy of Dance and International Dance Teachers' Association. We have undergone extensive training and have to comply with vigorous Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in order to retain our Teaching Status. The examinations that your children take at this school are Regulated by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England. Further details can be found here
for RAD and here
for IDTA. The examinations also carry UCCAS points
for university applications.
Please do not compare your children's results to unregistered, unqualified teachers who run their own unregulated examination sessions where they invite their friends / colleagues to act as an examiner! (As unbelievable as it may seem I've heard of this happening nearby.)
Don't forget alongside all our children's classes we have our Adult Classes
Friendly, fun and supportive environment - everyone welcome!
Monday 7-8pm at Clyst Heath
Friday 6.45-7.45pm at Clyst Heath
Adult classes are £5 pay as you go
Acrobatic Arts - coming soon!
We feel strongly at the school that teaching of dance should always be carried out by professional, qualified and experienced personnel, where safety is of the uppermost importance. I have been considering introducing an ACRO class for some time and have enrolled on the next UK course which takes place April 2019.
Watch this space for news next year of a ACRO class starting in the summer term.