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.
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
Grade 5 Ballet
Grade 3 Tap
Grade 4 Modern
Grade 5 Modern
Grade 3 Ballet
Grade 4 Ballet
Grade 1 Modern
Grade 2 Modern
Grade 1 Tap
Grade 6 Modern
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
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.
Louisa, our Senior Singing Teacher is also holding an Open Day at the Studios with Essex Vocal Coaching on Friday 3 August:
As you may have already seen, Essex County Council has decided to undertake roadworks along Brook Road. What they forgot to tell anyone though, is that they will actually be closing the road completely overnight (from 7pm) for two weeks, starting Monday 30th April.
Obviously this will have significant impact on many of the businesses in the road, including us, and means Penni is having to re-jig classes a bit!
Tuesday nights it only affects Grade 5 Ballet pick up. We suggest you park in one of the side roads (Wyburns Ave or Woodlands Close) and walk through the alley to us. These two roads are just off Daws Heath Road.
Wednesday and Thursday classes will finish by 6.30pm to allow everyone time to get out before they shut the road.
Classes that would usually take place after 6.30pm on Wednesday and Thursday will be moved to Saturday afternoon,
so Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd moves to Saturday 5th; Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th, as below:
3.15-4.15pm – Senior Dance (Call 1 & 2)
4.15-5.15pm – Senior Street and Junior Drama
5.15-6.15pm – Senior Drama
We realise this is as frustrating for you as it is for us, but this is the best way we can find to ensure everyone gets their classes.
As far as we know, this will only be for two weeks, but if we hear otherwise we will, of course, keep you informed.