Dear Parents and Students,
It’s been lovely to see so many enthusiastic dancers working hard in their classes this Summer and to welcome many new faces to VBDance too! Here is a bumper newsletter for you, with reminders, updates and exciting news.
We are absolutely thrilled to announce we shall be adding Acro to the timetable from September. We have received a huge amount of interest in these classes and more details are to follow soon. Current VBDancers will be given priority on spaces before we open up any remaining availability to children on our waiting lists. If your child is interested in joining us for some taster sessions in Acro at the end of term and/or during the summer holidays and you have not already completed our Acro form, please complete the link here asap.
Acro classes at VBDance are offered as an opportunity to enhance their current dance training and all children participating in these classes must attend at least one class per week in another genre out of Ballet, Modern and Tap.
- Sleeping Beauty and Coppélia workshops with Sam Rodulfo (Credits include performing with Ballet Theatre UK, Vienna Festival Ballet, The Johann Strauss Gala, The State Opera Varna and The Russian State Ballet of Siberia).
Find out more and book online HERE now.
(Mini’s 4-7 years and Juniors 7-11 years are almost fully booked! We would love to see some more of our 12+ dancers participate and take up this fantastic opportunity! Don’t miss out).
- TERM DATES
(Main school) Monday 19th April to Saturday 17th July
(Burgess Hill Girls Tuesday clubs) Tuesday 20th April to Tuesday 29th June
- SOCIAL DISTANCING
Thank you so much to everyone for playing your part to ensure social distancing and covid secure protocol is followed. Please can we ask that only one adult per child is present at drop off and collection . Adults should also continue to wear masks during drop off and collection. This is especially important for our classes with younger children if closer contact is required during handover. Please may I also remind our older students to continue to wear masks on entry and exit from classes too. We really are very grateful for your cooperation with this.
We are very aware that our suppliers of dancewear uniform have suffered with lack of stock over the past few months but hopefully they are now getting back to normal. Please can we ask that if students don’t have the correct uniform that they attend class in any leotard and leggings and suitable footwear. Footwear must be worn for all classes.
Hair should be tied in a bun for all ballet classes, with the exception of our Pre-School classes and after school clubs. Ponytail or bun for Modern, Jazz and Tap is suitable.
Further information on uniform requirements and suppliers can be found on our website here :- https://vbdance.com/parents/uniform/
- A WARM WELCOME TO TEAM VB
Lots of you have had the pleasure of meeting our new teaching assistants, Sophia Bolton and Charlotte Lucy who are helping with classes on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s. We hope you enjoy working with the VBDancers.
- SEPTEMBER ENROLMENT
Autumn term schedule and priority registration invoices will be sent out w/c 5th July. Moving Up emails have now been sent to all children transitioning to Reception this September, and we would be grateful if these are completed and returned ASAP so we can get you booked into your preferred class.
- OPEN CLASSES
Sadly, the latest government update means we are still not able to plan to hold open classes at the end of this term. If things change and we get the green light I will update you accordingly. Hopefully it won’t be too much longer before we can have spectators in our end of term classes.
We would like to express our gratitude to VBDancers who have kindly offered to volunteer assisting in our classes at VBDance. It is an absolute pleasure having you and knowing you feel inspired to offer up your free time. Following on from this, we have been inspired too and are currently developing a mentoring programme for our student volunteers ready to launch this September. We are really looking forward to sharing more with you about this soon. If any of our VBDancers are interested in finding out more please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- SUMMER CLUB 2021
ONLY 3 SPACES AVAILABLE in our Junior groups (7-11 years) at Birchwood Grove. To reserve a space now visit the link here. ‘Early Bird’ offer for Summer club has expired. Both sessions at Woodlands Meed School are fully booked.
Come and join us for some summer fun!
- KEEP ONE STEP AHEAD
Don’t forget to visit our Parents Portal at VBDance.com for all the latest information and news. Click here to visit the page
- LONDON BALLET COMPANY
Phoebe Simmons has successfully Auditioned for a place on the Associate program with the London Ballet Company.
Lydia Stewart-Parsons who is in her final year at VBDance has been offered a place at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) to study the BA Hons in Dance Performance
- ENGLISH YOUTH BALLET
Phoebe Moses, Alice and Martha Gibson have successfully auditioned for English Youth Ballet and will be performing in “The Nutcracker” at The Hawth this November.
Congratulations to you all!
- HAVE YOU GOT THE DANCING BUG?
Did you know that all fully enrolled VBDancers are welcome to a complimentary taster in another genre of their choice? So why not try something new before we break up for the Summer holidays? With the show on the horizon in 2022, now is the perfect time to add to your repertoire. Visit vbdance.com/taster to find out more.
We have some availability in our Junior Jazz class with Miss Charis on Tuesday 6:05pm at Birchwood Grove. Any Modern dancers currently in Grade 3 and above are welcome to come and join us for a taster in this class. Develop technique, style, performance and confidence in this class to modern and popular music!
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sleeping Beauty and Coppélia Ballet Workshops with Sam Rodulfo – Sunday 27th June
Autumn Term Priority Registration Opens – W/C 5th July
Senior Leavers Dinner – Wednesday 14th July
Teddy Bears Picnic Themed Classes for Pre School Ballet – Saturday 17th July
Acro Taster Workshops – July / August TBC
Vocational Modern and Tap REMOTE Exams (Seniors) – Sunday 18th July
Summer Club – Monday 26th July – Thursday 29th July
Autumn Term Return – w/c 13th September
As always, if you have any queries or questions, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will be happy to help!
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