Dear Parents and Carers,
Firstly, we hope you have all started to settle into the routine of school and clubs after a lovely summer off. We are loving getting back to teaching all the amazingly dedicated students at VBDance.
Please read below some useful information, reminders and news concerning classes and activities this term.
World Ballet Day
This year World Ballet Day will be taking place on Wednesday 23rd October and VBDance will be celebrating in style with some fun activities planned during that week. With Ballet being our most popular style of dance with a staggering 27 ballet classes taken each week, we wanted to honour this amazing dance genre and further inspire our dancers.
World Ballet Day Diary of Events at VBDance
Wednesday 23rd October –Film Screening of Ballerina at Birchwood Grove CP School. All Birchwood Grove pupils are invited to come along and watch the film Ballerina in the Studio straight after school and celebrate World Ballet Day with teachers from VBDance please email Victoria firstname.lastname@example.org to book a space for your child.
Thursday 24th October – Grade 1, 2 and 3 Ballet dancers are invited to observe senior students in their Intermediate Ballet class 7:45pm – 9pm. Please email Victoria email@example.com to book a space for your child.
Thursday 24th and Saturday 26th October – Senior Ballet students will perform an excerpt from their class work at the end of the Pre School and Primary Ballet classes at Woodlands Meed School.
Thursday 24th and Saturday 26th October – Ballet photo stations at classes with Tutus and other Ballet related dressing up accessories and costumes for the dancers to try on and have their photos taken.
The Royal Ballet and other major ballet companies around the world will be offering a unique glimpse behind the scenes with livestreamed rehearsals and interviews via YouTube and Facebook on World Ballet Day! Please do have a look as it is such a wonderful opportunity to inspire our students.
Find out more about World Ballet Day here https://vbdance.com/2019/10/07/world-ballet-day/
We have had huge interest this term for tap classes which we are thrilled with. We are still offering trial classes for this term so it is the perfect way to give another style of dance a go before committing to a whole term. Please see classes listed below with availability.
Fri 4:30-5:00pm with Abi at Birchwood Grove
Sat 8:30-9:00am with Victoria at Burgess Hill Girls
Sat 9:00-10:00am (Tap and Modern combo) with Tabitha at Woodlands Meed School
Burgess Hill Girls After School Dance Classes
Did you know that we run both Ballet and Tap Classes for pupils attending Burgess Hill Girls’ School on Monday and Tuesday afternoons? If your daughter is a current pupil and would like to join us at Burgess Hill Girls, do get in touch to find out more and get booked in for trial classes.
Uniform-We have had lots of new VBDancers joining us this term and once your trials are finished, you will need to make sure your child is in the correct uniform for their dance classes. You can find a detailed list of everything you will need for each genre and grade on our website but please feel free drop us an e-mail if you have a question. Everything is available to purchase from G Lois Dancewear, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill which is openTuesday – Friday 2pm – 5pm. We are also pleased to have a second hand uniform shop in the corridor outside the hall at Birchwood Grove open most Friday’s after school until 4:30pm.
Text and WhatsApp Messages- This is a polite reminder that text messages may only be used to report absences. If you have any questions or need to get in touch please don’t hesitate to pop us an e-mail or call the office which we will be responded to during office hours. WhatsApp or other text messages will not receive a response.
Drop Off and Collection from class - Please can all parents and carers kindly remember to collect their children prompt from classes. Late collections disrupt the next class in progress and are very distracting to both student and teacher. Please also kindly note that students should arrive on time to all classes so as not to miss out on their warm ups or disrupt the lesson which has already started. Thank you very much to everyone who is punctual with their drop off and pick up, it is much appreciated.
Autumn Term Dates 2019
We always have our term dates listed on the website so it is the best place to double check if you are unsure.
We have received an overwhelming number of enquiries so far this term regarding places at VBDance and the majority of them come to us via recommendations. We just wanted to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who has recommended us. We are truly grateful.
Wishing you all a wonderful week