Where to start! We’ve been a very busy school this term, which is why it has taken so long to get around to this blog!
A big thank you to our dancers who took the time to come and perform at the signature Care home in New Malden. The residents had a wonderful time watching and meeting the Children!
Home friendly Comp
We hosted our first ever home competition on 19th May with 3 other schools in attendance. We had a brilliant day of competitions, getting ready for Blackpool, with plenty of fun dances too! A fab day was had by all schools and we are hoping to do another near Christmas! A special thank you to Denise Barley, who came all the way from Wales to judge!
Blackpool, 1st June 2019
We had a brilliant time in Blackpool this term, not just results wise, but enjoying time together as friends too! It was lovely to be there in the spring weather! Here are our Latin results as a taster! We were so proud of how everyone danced and of how you all presented yourselves!
5&u girls – Holly – 5th
5&u boys – Blake 3rd
7 yr girls – Sophie-Anne 3rd
9 yr girls – Maya 4th
9&u boys – Illya – 3rd
9&u boys – Jack – 5th
9&u boys – Dan – 6th
9&u boys – Thomas – 8th
10 yr girls – Anabelle – 2nd
11 yr girl – Yulia – 1st
12 yr girl – Lara – 3rd
12 yr girl – Jessica – 4th
12 yr girl – lilly 5th
Bronze 10-11 girl – Nicollette – 5th
Bronze 10-11 girl – An – 7th
Bronze 13 yr girl – Laurinta – 4th
16-29 yr ladies – Adriana – 4th
Silver 10-11 girl – Dominika – 1st
Silver 12-13 girl – Alexia – 2nd
SEN - Jade – 1st
SEN – Thomas – 2nd
Sen – Blake – 4th
Race for Life 2019
A big ell done to Dan, Toni-Marie, Sophie-Anne, Holly, Abi & Caitlin, who all did the race for life on The Epsom Downs this year, and a special well done to our dance mum Natasha, who ran the 10k!
Summer Fair 2019
A huge thank you to everyone who delivered leaflets, baked, donated prizes, ran stalls, spent money and supported our first Fundraising Summer fair this year. We are so proud to say we raised £518 which will go straight back into the pupils dancing. We are already organising our first lecture day in October, which will be completely free! The demonstrations were fabulous, and an amazing day was had by all – on the hottest day of the year so far! The biggest Thank you goes to dance mum Lucy, who orchestrated the whole event and we are truly grateful!
Medal Presentation Party
Congratulations to everyone who took medals in May. A record number of honours and distinctions! A particular mention must go to our special award winners:
Abigail Coffey – Juvenile Examiners Choice
Alexia Punga – Junior Examiners Choice
Nicollette – Dance of The Day
Chloe – Most Improved
Tilly - Rising Star
Illya – Latin Performance Award
Laurinta – Ballroom Performance Award
And another huge achievement this time to a teacher! Congratulations to Victoria who has now qualified to be a licentiate member of the ABD in both Ballroom and Latin. It was a tough exam and we ae delighted that she will now have more judging opportunities and is working towards her dream of being an examiner. This also gives us more opportunities as a school a more competition options are now available.
We had a fantastic day out to see our favourites Neil and Katya Jones in Somnium! The show was electric and the train journey was so fun!
Thank you (dancers and parents!) For another term of hard work and dedication to dance! Many of you have some lovely trips planned for the summer but as always, we are going to dance on! This year we are going to run a reduced timetable, with all classes on a Wednesday at Ruxley Lane. Private lessons are available by appointment. All classes will be PAYG . Please enter the hall via the back fire exit directly in the hall before 3.30pm (as not to disrupt the food bank)
31st July 7th Aug 14th Aug 21st Aug 28th Aug
1.15pm-2pm P Lesson Slot
2pm – 2.45pm P Lesson Slot
2.45.pm – 3.30pm. P Lesson Slot
3.30pm – 4.15 pm All Pre – Bronze Dancers (2 teachers)
4.15pm- 5.15pm Practice / Fitness
5.15pm – 6.00pm Bronze
6.00pm -6.45pm Silver
6.45-7.30pm P Lesson Slot
7.30-8.30pm Beginners and Improvers Adult
8.30pm- 9.30pm Intermediate and Advanced Adult
THURDSAY 22ND Aug Summer school! More info to follow
Week Commencing Monday 2nd August our new timetable starts. Please check the changes and talk to your teacher if you are unsure of your classes.
Dates for Diaries
22nd September Herne Bay Competition
20th October Open Competition Chessington
16th November Medal Tests
14th December Children’s Christmas Ball and Medal Presentation
(there are more competition dates, but we are still deciding which ones to attend)