December News Update

In case you hadn’t noticed, Christmas is just round the corner and so here are a few reminders:

Show Timetable

From 3 December all Modern classes will move onto Saturday and the timetable will alter as follows:

Tuesday

  • 4.30 – 5-15
    Grade 3 Ballet
  • 5.15 -6.15
    Grade 4 Ballet
  • 6.15 – 7.15
    Grade 5 Ballet

Saturday

  • 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.

Christmas Raffle

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.

Staff Presents

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.

Show Registration

  • 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 2019

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.

Showtime 2019

We’ve booked the Towngate Theatre for a show…

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March 2019 

Show Registration

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!

 

Christmas Drama Production

Christmas Drama Production

Our Junior and Senior Dance classes are performing A Christmas Ghost Story at the Studios on Sunday 9 December 2018.

Performances

Junior Dance 10.30am and 1.00pm
Senior Dance 3.30pm and 6.00pm

Extra rehearsals (please bring a £6 rehearsal fee to each of these):

Friday 30th November

4.30 – 7.00pm Juniors
7.00 – 8.30pm Seniors

Friday 7th December

4.30 – 7.00pm Juniors
7.00 – 8.30pm Seniors

Sat 8th December (Dress Rehearsal)

1.30 – 3.30pm Juniors
3.30 -5.30pm Seniors

 

Tickets will be priced at £6 each and numbers are limited so get your reply slip back asap.

As is usual with MTC shows we will require a costume deposit of £20 which will be given back to you after the costumes have been returned to us. Costumes will cost between £5 and £10 to hire.

Rayleigh Lights – 29 November

We’ll be singing at the Rayleigh Lights switch-on on Thursday 29 November.

Our slot is scheduled for 5.25pm, but all those involved should meet outside Boots at 5.10pm
Please wear warm clothes. Santa hats, reindeer ears etc can also be worn if wanted.

We will not have a stall this year.