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.

Dance Exam Updates

We have requested the following dates for Exams to take place at the Studios, and will also be arranging additional coaching sessions beforehand. You should have already received a letter and reply slip if your child is ready to be entered for exams, but we need to know availability ASAP.

Exam Dates

Modern & Tap: Sunday 4th & 18th November (Alternative dates 11th & 25th November),
Ballet: Sunday 2nd December (alternative date 9th December)

The Sunday before the confirmed date will be Mock examinations.

Summer Holiday Coaching

These sessions will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from Tuesday 24th July until Thursday 30th August except Carnival week (13-18 August).  £6 per hour payable on attendance please

Tuesdays 3-4pm Grade 5 Ballet Grade 3 Tap
4-5pm Grade 4 Modern Grade 5 Modern
5-6pm Grade 3 Ballet Grade 4 Ballet
Wednesdays 3-4pm Primary Ballet
4-5pm Primary Modern Primary Tap
Thursdays 3-4pm Grade 1 Modern Grade 2 Modern
4-5pm Grade 1 Tap Grade 6 Modern
5-6pm Grade 1 Ballet

 

Extra Coaching from September

From week commencing 3rd September till exams taken (excluding half term) we will be holding additional exam coaching at the following times. £6 per hour

Tuesdays 6.15-7.00pm Grade 1 Ballet
Fridays 4.30-5.30pm Primary Ballet
5.30-6.30pm Primary Tap

 

Summer Holiday Workshops

Summer Holiday Workshops

Although normal classes stop during the school holidays, PALS will continue as usual and we have Workshop running throughout… and there’s Carnival Week too of course!

Short-Break Workshops for children with additional needs are on Tuesdays and Thursdays (9.30am-2.30pm); and our regular Workshops on Mondays and Wednesdays (10am-3pm). See the images below for more details.

Carnival Week is 13-18 August, and we won’t be running the workshops days this week.

workshops shortbreaks

Louisa, our Senior Singing Teacher is also holding an Open Day at the Studios with Essex Vocal Coaching on Friday 3 August: