We wanted to check in with you all one final time this school year before we can all breathe a sigh of relief and get ready for a relaxed (fingers crossed!) Summer.
Underneath you will find some different dates for your diaries and other important info you will want to know leading into the Summer Break.
End of Summer Term
Main School- finishes on Wednesday 25th July.
Saturday School- finishes on Saturday 21st July.
Burgess Hill Girls Weekday Club- finishes Tuesday 3rd July
Manor Field After School Club- finishes Wednesday 18th July
We have our open week starting on Thursday 19 th July – Wednesday 25 th July for friends and family to come and see the students’ progress. (Please note Saturday watching is now on the 21st July, not 14th July). There are a couple of classes that we are not running open classes for, due to it being the last lesson before exams and you will find the classes not participating in open week this term listed below:
-Friday – Grade 1, 2 and 3 Tap Classes
-Saturday- 9am Pre Primary Ballet
-Wednesday- Manor Field Ballet and Jazz Clubs
September Term Dates
Main School:Tuesday 4th September – Friday 7th December
Saturday School: Saturday 8th September-Saturday 8th December
Burgess Hill Girls Weekday Club: Monday 10th September – Tuesday 11th December
Manor Field After School Club: Wednesday 12th September – Wednesday 12th December
The timetable is now available to view on the VBDance website. We have tried our hardest to avoid too many changes, but please check carefully. Hopefully this will give you all enough notice to plan accordingly.
Pre Schoolers ‘Moving Up’
We have been in touch with all our Pre School pupils as some will be starting school in September and will be moving up to the main school. Thank you to everyone who has got back to us so far and could I just ask that if you are yet to respond, please do so as soon as possible so that we can make sure your child is placed in their preferred class.
Invoices are being gradually sent out over the next few days and are due for payment promptly by Tuesday 31st July. If you wish to add any classes to your schedule please get in touch with us ASAP.
New Classes for September
We have the following new classes running for September. Do get in touch ASAP if you would like to book in for a 3 week trial block.
Tuesday Primary/G1 MODERN (Reception – Year 3) at Birchwood Grove straight after school until 4:15
Friday Primary BALLET (Reception – Year 2) at Birchwood Grove straight after school until 4:00
Friday Primary TAP (Reception – Year 2) at Birchwood Grove 4:30 – 5:00
Saturday Pre Primary BALLET (Reception) at Burgess Hill Girls 9:00 – 9:45
Speaking of exams, we are busy preparing for a weekend of ISTD dance exams in Ballet, Modern and Tap this month. Tap and Modern Exams will be held on Saturday 21st July and Ballet will be on Sunday 22nd July. If your child has signed up to do an exam in this session, please make sure you keep up your attendance for all lessons and exam coaching, as these last few lessons are where we can focus on the little details and really polish up technique and performance. We have been so proud of everyone’s hard work so far and can only ask for their enthusiasm and dedication to continue. Also, please make sure you have your uniform for the day sorted- we don’t want anyone having to do a last-minute dash!
We are drawing closer to this year’s wonderful VBDance Summer Club held from Monday 30th July- Friday 3rd August. Guaranteed to be a fun-filled week of dancing and games and led by a team of expert tutors, it all culminates with a brilliant performance for friends and family to enjoy. Don’t forget Non-VBDancers are also welcome! We have limited availability left for both the Infant and Junior Programmes, so please get in touch if you would like to sign up before all the spaces are gone. To sign up click here
Summer Holiday Dance Selfie Competition
After all the wonderful entries last year, we wanted to announce that we are running our brilliant Summer Holiday Dance Selfie Competition again this year. Simply take a picture of your son or daughter demonstrating their best dance moves when you are out and about this Summer, send it to our school e-mail email@example.com or private message us over facebook and we will share on the Facebook page.
VBDance Show 2019
We also wanted to put out another reminder for our 2019 school show as it is
now only a year away.
-Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March – Dress Rehearsal
-Friday 22nd March – Technical Rehearsal
-Saturday 23rd March – Matinee and Evening Performance
Help from parents is invaluable when it comes to chaperoning, costumes and
backstage help, so if you would like to kindly offer your services please let us know as it is greatly appreciated. We wouldn’t be able to run the show without you all and thank you so much to everyone who has offered their help already! We really appreciate it!
Thank you to our Student Volunteers
A HUGE thank you to the following students who have volunteered for work placements in classes and/or the VBDance office or Duke of Edinburgh work experience these past couple of terms. We have loved having your help.
Bye Bye Miss Cara
Huge good luck wishes to Miss Cara as she relocates with her partner this Summer. We wish you the very best for the future and will miss you ever so much. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and do keep in touch!
Have A Great Summer!
Finally, we just wanted to say a B I G thank you for another great year at VBDance. We have recently heard that we are finalists in the Dance School of the Year Competition for the second year in a row, and it wouldn’t be possible without all of your continued support and hard work. We hope you have the most wonderful Summer Holiday and we are looking forward to seeing you for another great academic year in September.
Victoria and Team VBDance