We are really looking forward to returning to classes next week and seeing all of the VBDancers as well as welcoming lots of new students too. We have a bumper newsletter below, so please take a moment to sit down and read through carefully. There are term date and timetable reminders at the bottom of this newsletter too. If you can’t find the information you are looking for in the newsletter or on the website, please email the school office firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.
Emergency Contact Details and Medical Conditions
In the email accompanying your invoice this Summer you were sent an invitation to login to the VBDance Parents Portal. If you have not done so already it is very important you update the required details in the link. The contact details provided will be used to get in touch with you in the event of an emergency and/or class alteration etc. If your child has a medical condition/injury/allergy or other information which our teachers should be aware of, it is essential that parents update us and this should be done via the portal.
You may have seen on our Facebook Page facebook.com/VBDanceOfficial/ news of recent successes at the dance school including another 100% pass rate for ISTD examinations during our Summer sessions.We were also pleased to hear from several VBDancers celebrating their GCSE and A-Level results over the Summer. In other news, VBDancer Lydia has been invited to join the senior team in The Capitol Theatre’s professional production of Aladdin this Christmas and VBDancer Charlotte has just started rehearsals for Southern Youth Ballet’s production of The Tales of Beatrix Potter. Congratulations to you all and thank you for sharing your news with us!
Autumn Term Fees – Outstanding Payments
Thank you to everyone who has confirmed places for this term and sent payment promptly to secure classes, it is much appreciated.
Unfortunately, we do not have the time and resources to chase fees, and therefore have made the decision to remove any child from our Main School class lists who’s fees still remain outstanding. This will result in your son or daughter not being able to attend lessons at VBDance. If you still wish for your son or daughter to dance with us and have not yet sent payment, you will need to get in touch with the school office urgently on 07841 922 631 or email@example.com to re-check availability. Please do not assume a space will be available for your son or daughter if fees are still outstanding. Many places have now been allocated to children on our waiting lists.
For details of our school uniform please check the link here. Don’t forget if your daughter/son has recently passed an exam you must check if the uniform will change for the next level up. G Lois Dancewear is our official uniform supplier and will know what you need. We also have a second hand shop open on Fridays after school at Birchwood Grove.
Hair – Hair must be in a classical bun for all ballet classes on Thursdays and Saturdays and for Friday Associate Ballet. If your child dances straight after school at Birchwood Grove, Manor Field or Burgess Hill Girls, please provide a brush, hair elastics and clips and we will tie hair into a pony tail for the younger students.
Older students are encouraged to learn how to do their hair themselves as this plays a part in learning the discipline of preparing for ballet and taking responsibility for presentation. This is something that dancers learn to feel proud of because it plays such a huge part in understanding ballet discipline. Hair tied in a classical bun allows a dancer to feel the length properly in the back of the neck, spot properly when turning and allows the teacher to see the classical lines the dancer is creating and correct appropriately.
Hair Modern Theatre, Tap & Jazz
Must be tied back neatly for these classes too. A ponytail with fringes and wisps off of the face. If your daughter has long hair, a ponytail is not sufficient as this flicks into the face when turning. A bun in this instance is recommended.
London Ballet Workshop – Saturday 8th October
We are very lucky to have managed to arrange a rather special workshop for our VBDance Ballet dancers this Autumn. On Saturday 8th October The London Ballet Company will be visiting VBDance to deliver three very special workshops. If your daughter or son would like to join us please visit VBDance.com as soon as possible to book online. Spaces are limited and available strictly on a first come first served basis. We have a limited number of Early Bird tickets available at £25 per student if booked by Friday 17th September (Full Price £35)
Book Online Here: http://vbdance.bigcartel.com/product/ballet-workshop-saturday-8th-october-2016
Saturday 10th September – Come and Visit Us – Win a terms worth of free classes!!!
Please come along and say hello at our VBDance stand this Saturday at The Market Place in Burgess Hill. We have a competition to win VBDance goodies and a terms worth of free classes is up for grabs too, so do pop along and say hello! Any tap dancers who want to pop down with their tap shoes and show off their tapping skills are more than welcome to do so too! We would love to see lots of you there! The stand will be open between 10am & 3pm.
NEW Dance, Music and Movement sessions for little ones – Friday mornings
We are so excited to be introducing our NEW Dance, music and movement sessions for little ones! Exciting interactive dance themed classes inspired by Jazz & Disco especially designed for little dancers incorporating fun, jazzy music, singing, props, bubbles and lights.
To find out more and book a trial class click here
VBDance Water Bottles now available! Special ‘Back to Dancing’ offer £5 per bottle (normal price £6). Purchase online here and collect in class and don’t forget you can order your VBDance hoodies, onesies, t-shirts and bags from “GetMeKitted” here.
VBDance Show 2017:
Our 10th Anniversary Gala performance is taking place in 2017! The gala promises to be the biggest and best show yet so get the dates below in your diary now. Every class (except pre school) will rehearse and perform in the gala. VBDance shows pull out all the stops and are an exciting, confidence boosting experience. It is the highlight of the school calendar and promises to be lots of fun!
Dress Rehearsal – Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March 2017 venue tbc
Technical Rehearsal – @ Hawth Theatre, Crawley Friday 24th March 2017
Matinee and Evening Performance – @ Hawth Theatre, Crawley Saturday 25th March 2017
It is impossible to put on a show of this scale without the amazing help and support of our VBDance parents and friends. If you would like to help us, please get in touch asap.
Autumn Term Dates Reminder:
Birchwood Grove, Manor Field & Woodlands Meed (12 week term)
Monday 12th September – Saturday 10th December
1/2 term no classes Saturday 22nd October – Friday 28th October
Open classes (tbc)
Burgess Hill Girls Mondays (10 week term)
Monday 12th September – Monday 21st November (no classes 24/10)
Open classes 21/11
Burgess Hill Girls Tuesdays (10 week term)
Tuesday 13th September – Tuesday 29th November (no classes 18/10 & 25/10).
Open classes 29/11
Burgess Hill Girls Saturdays (12 week term)
Saturday 17th September – Saturday 10th December (no classes 22/10)
Venue change to Birchwood Grove CP School, RH15 0DP 12th, 19th & 26th Nov
Open classes 10/12
Double check class times and venues on the links below:
VBDance Main School: https://vbdance.com/autumn-timetable-2016/
Burgess Hill Girls: https://vbdance.com/burgess-hill-school-girls/