Rehearsals on Wednesday 25 October:
- 10am-11am – Junior Dance
- 11am-12pm – Senior Street
- 12pm-3pm – Senior Dance (1& 2)
Please bring a £5 rehearsal fee.
Rehearsals on Wednesday 25 October:
Please bring a £5 rehearsal fee.
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.
MTC has several different partners in the community, one of them being theYouth Service.
As part of this partnership we are required to under go inspections. Consequently, last term our Senior Drama classes where observed by members of the Youth Commissioning Team and we are pleased to announce that we received a Gold Award for our class delivery, and apparently not many organisations manage to achieve this. So we are very pleased with ourselves.
The award can be seen in reception.
REMINDERShow Registration – Shows 13th and 14th January 2018Please remember that to take part in the show the student must attend ONE of the following registration sessions:Saturday 7th October 10.30am – 12.30pmSaturday 14th October 2pm – 4pm1. The student will be measured for costumes, and will need to pay a costume deposit of £20.00. this will be held and returned to you once the costumes are returned. We have a plentiful supply of envelopes for these payments – a cheque is ideal.2. Costume hire fees will be notified nearer the time, and we do our best to keep these costs as low as possible.3. You will be able to purchase a Good Luck box at a charge of £5.00 per box.4. If you wish to help backstage you MUST be in possession of a valid DBS form – please supply a copy5. In the event that you hold a Chaperone Licence, and wish to help please let us know.As soon as we know when tickets will be on sale we will let you all know via the noticeboard, website and social media.ThanksPat
Monday 4th September – Saturday 21st October (7 weeks)
Monday 23rd Oct – Sat 28th Oct Half Term
Monday 30th Oct – Sat 16th Dec (7 Weeks)
Tuesday 2nd Jan – Sat 10th Feb (6 Weeks)
Mon 12th Feb – Sat 17th Feb Half Term
Mon 19th Feb – Thursday 29th March (6 Weeks)
Saturday 14th April – Saturday 26th May (6 Weeks)
Mon 28th May – Sat 2nd June Half Term
Mon 4th June – Sat 21st July (7 Weeks)
CARNIVAL WEEK – 13TH – 18TH AUGUST
MTC Team hopes you had a great Summer and are looking forward to the next few months of Show Preparation and somewhere in the middle of that … Christmas!
We had a very busy Summer holiday of workshops, the busiest we have ever had. Carnival week was a massive success culminating in us winning First place in our Class on the night and then subsequently winning the vote for Best Overall entry! So well done to everyone who helped and everyone who took part.
Our new timetable launches this week and I ask you to bear with us as we settle in to the new arrangements, but for those of you who are wondering, we needed to change the Modern classes to during the week as we could not fit them all in on Saturdays and whilst we were doing that we thought it best to streamline the other classes at the same time.
The show is booked for:
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January at The Towngate Theatre Basildon.
Children will be needed all day or part of the day depending on what we need to cover on that day.
Show registration dates are:
You MUST come along during one of these times if you wish to take part in the show, otherwise we will assume you do not wish to. This will not affect your child’s attendance, as we will all learn the show pieces anyway.
There will be additional costs involved in the show, but we do try to keep these to a minim.
We are also very lucky to have secured tickets to see Lee Mead in Panto at the Cliffs in Jack and the Beanstalk, front row, opening night Saturday 16 Dec Evening performance at a reduced cost of £28.50, these will be sold on a first come first served basis, please let us know asap if you would like some tickets.
Hope you all have a fabulous half term.
Penni and the Team x
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.
A group of 40+ children/young people have spent all week making all the decorations for the float from recycled materials gathered from parents, family and friends.
This is an integrated group of disabled and non-disabled children/young people working together to bring you the float that you see today. The unique project enables parents/carers to have some respite from caring from sometimes severely disabled children, and also allows the children to participate in activities with their peers away from their parents, in a safe and social environment.The dancers have worked on the dances this week learning one each day until they are put together to form the complete routine.
We have participated in the Southend Carnival for many years, and it is an event that the students look forward to every year – with planning beginning some months before the event. We are supported by a fabulous group of staff and parents who willingly give up their time during the week to help the children and make the costumes to make this a project that the children can be proud of.
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!
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!View Timetable
As usual, the workshop days run from 10am to 3pm, and children should bring a packed lunch. The workshops are usually £15, but we have funding through Short Breaks for children who have additional needs ad a statement at school, reducing the cost for them to just £7. If you are uncertain about eligibility please contact us.
Carnival Week runs from Monday 14 August to Friday 18 August, 10am-3pm, and we then join the procession along Southend seafront on Saturday evening. The cost for the week is £80 (£10 deposit required ASAP). Short Breaks workshops will still run on the Tuesday and Thursday for those not doing the full week.
|Tuesday,||25 July||Disney Day|
|Thursday,||27 July||Charlie & Choc Factory|
|Tuesday,||1 August||Beauty & the Beast|
|Thursday,||3 August||Little Mix|
|Thursday,||10 August||Fantastic Beasts|
|w/c 14 August||Carnival Week (Aladdin)|
|Thursday,||24 August||Street Dance|
|Thursday,||31 August||Lion King|
You can book onto workshops at the Studios or online via the form below.
Places are only confirmed once payment has been received.