Just a quick reminder about classes and rehearsals through half-term week.
There will no classes during the week (Mon-Fri) but PALS will run as usual on Monday and Wednesday.
Tuesday 19 Feb
Short Breaks Workshop
Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 Feb
Show Rehearsals – schedule
Saturday 23 Feb
All classes will run as usual, to make up for there being no classes on 23 March
Our Short Breaks workshop days for Children with Additional Needs continue to be extremely popular, and we have now set dates for all the holidays through to September 2019. These performing arts-based holiday workshops are for children up to 19, and are subsidised for children living in Essex County Council area (not Thurrock or Southend).
We provide a “buddy” for children that need it, to support them and help them get the most out of the day. Call us to book a consultation appointment so that we can assess your child’s need in order to differentiate and personalise the day to their requirements.
- Tuesday 9 April
- Thursday 11 April
- Tuesday 16 April
- Thursday 18 April
- Tuesday 28 May
- Thursday 30 May
- Thursday 25 July
- Tuesday 30 July
- Thursday 1 August
- Tuesday 6 August
- Thursday 8 August
- Tuesday 20 August
- Thursday 22 August
- Tuesday 27 August
- Thursday 29 August
In case you hadn’t noticed, Christmas is just round the corner and so here are a few reminders:
From 3 December all Modern classes will move onto Saturday and the timetable will alter as follows:
- 4.30 – 5-15
Grade 3 Ballet
- 5.15 -6.15
Grade 4 Ballet
- 6.15 – 7.15
Grade 5 Ballet
- 9.00 – 9.45
Primary, Grade 1, 2 & 3 Modern
- 9.45 – 10.30
Primary, Grade 1 & 2 Tap
- 10.30 – 11.15
Primary. Grade 1 & 2 Ballet
- 11.15 -12.15
Additional needs MT (Followed by tap)
- 12.15 – 1.15
Grade 3,4,5 & 6 Tap
- 1.15 – 2.15
Grade 4,5 & 6 Modern
- 2.15 – 3.15
Grade 3,4 & 5 Ballet
You will notice that many of the classes are longer than usual and we have not charged you for this.
All modern classes now take place on Saturday. This timetable will continue until after the show.
We have two beautiful Christmas hampers to raffle and two front row tickets to Southend Panto. One hamper is all chocolate worth £25 and one is Christmas food worth £45. We will be selling tickets from 1st December at £1 a strip.
Last Class Viewings
You are invited to watch your child’s last classes of the term for £1 per class per person. All proceeds to Charity.
We love your appreciation at this time of year (or any for that matter!) but as you know, our charity Equal People Performing Arts enables us to carry out our valuable inclusive work and so we would much rather you put the money you might have spent on a present for us towards this worthy cause. From the beginning of December there will be a post box in reception for you to put them. Don’t forget to put your name on it so that we can thank you.
Christmas Outfit week
Students can wear their Christmas outfits to class for a £1 donation to our charity during the last week of term. 17th to 22nd December.
- Thursday 13th December – 5pm till 7pm
- Saturday 29th December – 10am till 12pm
End of term
Term ends on Sat 22nd December. Classes re commence on Monday 7th Jan.
Carnival Week is 12-17 August. The theme will be ‘Mamma Mia’!
Have a fab Christmas and a very Happy New Year
Penni and Team
PS Don’t forget to get your Ball tickets before Christmas to get them at the discounted price.
We’ve booked the Towngate Theatre for a show…
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March 2019
The Show registration dates are:
- Thursday 13 December 5pm-7pm
- Saturday 29 December 10am-12pm
All students are invited to take part and you MUST come along during one of these times to register as this enables us to take measurements for costumes and collect the information that we need to apply for a performance licence. If you do not attend one of the above dates we will assume you do not wish to take part. This will not affect your child’s attendance, as we will all learn the showpieces anyway.
There will be additional costs and rehearsals involved in the show, but we do try to keep these to a minimum.
As we did last time, we will have an evening show on the Saturday and a morning and afternoon on the Sunday so that children can still get to bed early for school on Monday.
Look out for more information on the Website and on Facebook!