Alterations to Saturday Timetable from 18 November

To enable us to put the dance routines together we are combining the classes on Saturdays until after the show.

Even if your child is not in the show they will still be included in the show work as part of their Dance Education.

From Saturday 18th November the Saturday timetable will be as follows:

Time Class/Groups Dance Name
9.00am – 9.45am Primary & Grade 1-3 Modern* Morning Person
9.45am – 10.30am Primary & Grade 1-2 Ballet Rainbow ballet
10.30am – 11.15am Primary, Grade 1-2 & SEN Tap Mambo no 5
11.15am -12.15pm SEN Musical Theatre & PALS
12.15pm – 1.00pm Stretch and Tech
1.00pm – 1.45pm Grade 3-6 Tap Boots
1.45pm – 2.30pm Grade 4-6 Modern* Egyptian
2.30pm – 3.15pm Grade 3-5 Ballet Feathers & Birdcage

*These classes will replace any modern classes attended during the week.

Tickets should go on sale around the beginning of December, we will let you know as soon as the theatre tell us.

You will soon receive your costume lists, and any things you need to purchase will be on there.

Show Rehearsal Schedule

Show Rehearsal Schedule

Please find below a schedule of additional rehearsals for the Show. We do realise that some of you may not be able to make all the rehearsals but are grateful to those of you who have managed to juggle things around a little to squeeze everything in. We know it’s not always easy, but these additional rehearsals will help ensure that all students are able to truly do their best in the show.

Closer to each rehearsal we’ll take a note of who isn’t going to be able to attend – please don’t drown Penni in “we can’t make that one” messages right now! For now, we want to just get this information out so that you know what’s going on when.

As you know, we are also updating our database currently, and as soon as all the students participating in the Show have been added (some of you still haven’t returned your forms!) we’ll be able to update you via email if anything changes.

 Date Time  Class/Group
Sunday, 10 December 10.00am – 11.30pm Junior Dance
Grade 3-5 Ballet
Grade 3-6 Tap
Grade 4-6 Modern
11.30am – 1.00pm Full Company – Opening & Finale
1.00pm – 2.00pm Junior Street
Selected Piece
2.00pm – 4.00pm Senior Dance 1&2
Sunday, 17 December 10.00am – 11.00am Special Needs Musical Theatre
Junior Dance
Primary Ballet
Primary Modern
Grade 1-2 Ballet
Grade 1-2 Modern
Infant Musical Theatre
11.00am – 12.00pm SEN Tap
Primary Tap
Grade 1-2 Tap
Selected Piece
12.00pm – 1.00pm Junior Drama
1.00pm – 2.00pm Full Company – Opening & Finale
2.00pm – 3.00pm Senior Dance 1&2
3.00pm – 4.00pm Junior Singing
Senior Singing
Wednesday, 27 December 9.30am – 10.30am Primary Ballet
Grade 1-2 Ballet
10.30am – 12.30am Special Needs Musical Theatre
10.30am – 11.30am Infant Music Theatre
11.30am  – 12.30pm SEN Tap
Primary Tap
Grade 1-2 Tap
1.30pm – 2.30pm Junior Street
Senior Drama
2.30pm – 3.30pm Full Company – Opening & Finale
3.30pm – 4.30pm Junior Drama
Senior Street
 Thursday, 28 December 10.00am – 11.30am Junior Dance
Grade 3-5 Ballet
Grade 3-6 Tap
Grade 4-6 Modern
11.30am – 1.00pm Full Company – Opening & Finale
1.00pm – 2.00pm Junior Singing
Senior Singing
Selected Piece
2.00pm – 4.00pm Senior Dance 1&2
Friday, 5 January 4.30pm – 7.30pm Full Company with props
* Primary, Grade 1-2 & Infants until 6.00pm
Saturday, 6 January 10.00am – 4.00pm Full Company with props
* Primary, Grade 1-2 & Infants until 1.00pm
Sunday, 7 January 10.00am – 4.00pm Full Company – Dress Rehearsal
* Primary, Grade 1-2 & Infants until 1.00pm
Friday, 12 January 4.30pm – 7.30pm Full Company – final run through at MTC
* Primary, Grade 1-2 & Infants until 6.00pm


There will be a £5 rehearsal fee, but to help keep costs down this is only payable once per day, so if you are in 3 sessions on one day there will just be a single charge of £5.

Senior Dance also have an additional rehearsal on Mondays, 6.00-7.30pm,

Race Night – 18 November

Race Night – 18 November

Back by popular demand! We’re pleased to be welcoming John Rawnsley from Raw Apple Communications to run a Race Night for us on Saturday, 18 November 2017 at Equal People Performing Arts, Rayleigh.

Fish and Chips will also be arranged (sausage or veggie spring roll if preferred) and included in the ‘minimum donation’ price of £8 each. Bring your own drinks and additional nibbles to suit.

As well as being able to sponsor a horse in each race, we’re opening each race up for sponsorship too, and looking for local businesses that would like to sponsor a race for a £30 donation to the charity. In exchange we’ll promote them on the night as well as on social media leading up to the event.

For more details of sponsorship Contact Steve or email;
to book in for the evening, contact the studios on 01268 906470 or enquire at reception.

race night poster

Welcome back!

School Holidays are over, and we’re back with a new Timetable!

Just a few quick reminders and notices to kick-start the term though…

You will have received a “Personal Information Form” over the Summer – please return ASAP, or pick a new one up.
It includes several new questions, which help with funding applications and planning, but have a chat with us if you’re unsure about anything on the form – there are no trick questions!

Class Fees should be paid via Standing Order please – you set this up with your Bank yourself, and you remain in full control of this. Payments are due by the 5th of each month.

Show Registration dates have been set. The Show (13-14 January 2018 at Towngate Theatre, Basildon) is entirely optional, but everyone is welcome to take part, and classes will continue as usual for those that choose not to. Anyone wanting to be in the show though MUST attend ONE of the sessions:
• Saturday 7th October 10.30am -12.30pm
• Saturday 14th October 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Our Fundraising Team are always looking for new ideas (and offers of help) – please contact Steve to chat about this more.

The Studios are available for hire – whether that’s for other arts/exercise classes, parties, meetings, interviews… contact us for info.

New Timetable from September

New Timetable from September

The growth of the Special Needs Musical Theatre class and the continued successes of many Students in the ISTD exams means we have to squeeze more classes into the week: a great problem to have!

The new timetable along with a class list has been on display at the Studios for a few weeks, and is now available online.

Several classes have had to be moved to accommodate changes and progression, but we have tried to minimise the impact where possible, and to keep classes together where the same children are attending.  Massive thanks to Conor and Ellen for all their help!

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