Dear Parents and Carers
We do hope you and your children have had a lovely Summer!
We are very much looking forward to seeing our dancers this Saturday. Invoices have now been sent out via PayPal and if your child would like to continue dancing with us this term please settle at your earliest convenience. If your child is not continuing with us this term, please do let us know as soon as possible.
Term dates for the Autumn Term are as follows:
Saturday 13th September – Saturday 6th December 2014
(No classes due to half term Saturday 1st November)
If your child would like to join an additional class this term, please do let us know as soon as possible. Our tap and jazz combination classes have become very popular over the past few terms and we are delighted to have so many enthusiastic dancers with us in class. Please do email the VBDance office for further details regarding enrolment for additional classes this term.
Some of you will notice changes to the timetable for this term. As our pupils move up year groups each academic year we are keen to keep them with the correct levels for their age and ability. Please double check the class times stated on your invoice.
We would be very grateful if you would ensure your child is in the correct attire for all dance classes. The uniform lists are also available to view on the vbdance website at here. International Dance Supplies provide all of our school uniform and will be able to assist you. Our school code is: VBDAN Please click here to be taken to the IDS website to order uniform online.
Below is a list of what uniform is required.
White cap leotard
White chiffon ballet skirt
Pink ballet socks or pink ballet tights
Pink or white ballet cardigan
Tap and Jazz:
Black or white ankle socks
VBDance T shirt
Hair: All children should have their hair tied neatly off the face either in a pony tail or bun.
We would be very grateful for your cooperation in ensuring your child is dressed correctly for all classes.
Classes with Miss Victoria
As some of you will know, earlier this year, Miss Victoria moved out of Balham to West Sussex. This Autumn, Miss Victoria will be handing over her Grade 1 Ballet, Pre Primary and Grade 1 Tap classes to the very capable hands (and dancing feet) of Miss Jasmin and Miss Saffron. Miss Victoria will still be visiting the school to observe classes, progression of pupils and for exam coaching, but Miss Jasmin and Miss Saffron will be the pupils main weekly class teacher from now on. Miss Victoria has been delighted to see how well the children have been developing and has enjoyed watching Miss Jasmin and Miss Saffron’s creative and inspiring dance classes. For any enquiries outside of class time, please do contact Miss Victoria who will be happy to assist.
With the Christmas season not too far away, please see below some links to festive dance performances taking place between October and December of this year.
Polka Theatre, Wimbledon
Royal Opera House
English National Ballet
Finally for a bit of fun, some of you may have seen our VBDance mascot ‘Oscar Vizsla’ online or on TV this Summer! Yes, he is Miss Bremner’s crazy dog! View the clip here which has had over 2.2 million hits. I think some of us can relate to it!
Finally a huge thank you for our lovely end term cards, gifts and wishes. Thank you also from Miss Victoria for all of the kind get well messages emailed over the holidays. It is much appreciated.
Wishing all of our VBDancers a successful start to the Autumn term, especially if they are starting or moving schools and we look forward to seeing you on the 13th September!