Welcome to the new families who have joined us this term, and to our regular families thank you for your continued support.

Term Dates

END OF TERM
Our final Saturday for this term is 13th July and weekday classes W/C 15th July.

There will be no end of term watching this term.

Please note: If I have not had written notice that you are not returning in September, you will receive a bill for half a term fees as stated in our Term and Conditions.

Dates for next term

START of TERM
W/C Saturday 7th September

HALF TERM
Saturday 19th & W/C Monday 21st including Saturday 26th October.

END OF TERM
W/C Monday 9th December

For bills: Next term is a 13 week term

There will be a 10% extra charge for fees not paid by Saturday 21st September.

FEES ARE PAYABLE IN ADVANCE OF THE NEW TERM.

Please don’t forget that if you miss the week before the last week of term when newsletters go out, to check the website for possible watching days etc.

SHOW TIME

You will all have had a SHOW information letter and the costume deposit is payable now or at the very least by the end of the summer holidays. Deposit forms are to be printed from our website and please do hand in with your child’s deposit. Thank you. Without your help (particularly in the dressing rooms) and support especially on dress rehearsal day and SHOW day, running the SHOW is impossible.

If you have mislaid the letter or any SHOW letters you are able to download them from the website. They will be in the newsletter or events sections. Please also keep an eye on it for extra news. Thank you.

Every pupil takes part in our SHOW; it is an important and very exciting part of their dance education.

As I know it is an extra expense and commitment with a couple of extra rehearsals at the theatre, we only hold our SHOWS every other year. I judge whether or not I can financially afford to put on a SHOW depending on how many children we have in the school. We are a very small dance school at present and we really need families to buy at least 4 tickets in order for us to be able to afford to put a SHOW on in a theatre with tiered seating and very good spacious backstage facilitates. In 2016 quite a few families bought one ticket which is a real worry for me. Please invite Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and friends to come and enjoy our great SHOW.

In September information/letters will come out regularly. If I repeat information, please bear with me!!!

Please be aware that if you have offered help in the dressing rooms (backstage) you will not be able to help Front of House during the performance you are helping at however any help for Front of House for the performance you are watching would be greatly received. Thank you.

Fees

Fees have not been increased since September 2017. As it is SHOW Term next term FEES WILL INCREASE FROM JANUARY 2020.

Classes with 4 or less people in will now have an extra charge per term, as I am no longer able to sustain these very small classes.

For those pupils who take ALL DANCE SUBJECTS or SIBLINGS TAKING MORE THAN ONE SUBJECT (this doesn’t include combined Ballet and Tap classes) there will still be a discount of £5.00 or £10.00.

Fundraising For Show Time in 2020

Thank you for your continued support in our endeavours to raise money (£1500) to give the children extra fantastic lighting during next years SHOW. To date we have raised just over £1000 AMAZING!!!!!!

We will also be holding a BAKE SALE on Saturday 13th July (last Saturday of Term). Please could you bring your delicious baked goods in early as our Saturday mornings are busier than after 12pm. Thank you.

Adult Classes

TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING with AB ATTACK– using light hand weights and weighted soft balls, ADULT TAP and ADULT BALLET

MUMS, DADS, AUNTIES, FRIENDS, do you want and need to tone up and get fit? I run a very relaxed but tough (manageable though!) and fun exercise classes that you really do see the benefits of if you come regularly……and Christmas looms in September!                   

Mondays 7.45 – 8.45pm £6.00 Pay As You Go

In addition, Adult Tap and Adult Ballet is fantastic exercise and fun. Both payable termly but come and try a class for £6.50 and £6.00

Adult Ballet Tuesdays 7-8pm     

Inter Adult Tap Thursdays 7-8pm and Beginners Adult Tap 8-8:45pm 

I HOPE TO SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!!

ALL CLASSES HELD HERE AT THE WERFA

Admin/Office Hours

Our office hours for fee paying, uniform ordering, registration etc will now be 8.45 – 1.45 on Saturdays. Any payments or queries after this time on a Saturday and during weekday classes will need to be put in a labelled envelope and handed to me or Meg. This will then be processed by the following Saturday.

We have made this decision as it gets quite chaotic here at VSD on a Saturday afternoons.

Tap Exam Day

We had some of our pupils taking their Tap Exams last week.

Their commitment to extra coaching classes and practising at home has been great. Thank you Parents for your continued support.

Show Opening

We will once again open our SHOW with another SPECTACULAR dance. All children from Reception aged up are welcome to be in our ‘OPENING’. Letters will be given out first week of next term and rehearsals will begin on Saturdays after the half term, 5-6pm.

Classes

From September, due to small numbers we are going to combine the 5pm THURSDAYS STREET DANCE into the 5:30-6:15 class for the time being.

We have decided to now move our Reception children up from Tiny’s Ballet and Tap to the Pre-Primary Ballet and Tap class. This class is at 9:30-10:30.

Newsletters

News-letters are given out the week before the end of term. As usual, if you are not at dancing that week, please check the newsletter on the website for end of term information, e.g. End of term watching.

We do not post newsletters for pupils not at class the week they are given out. Thank you.

Refer a Friend

Please don’t forget that if you refer a friend to join VSD we offer a £5.00 reduction from your fees the following term.

Social Media

If you have not filled in and returned a Social Media form to us, please do so as soon as possible. Miss Meg is trying very hard to boost our social media profiles and spread the word about VSD. We would appreciate any help towards this, such as sharing our pages and writing a review on Facebook.
Thank you to those parents who regularly like our posts and enjoy watching videos and seeing photos of our amazing dancers.

VSD Mascot

We have renamed our teddy bear mascot. Let us know if you have a fun trip or celebration coming up as our dancing mascot “Happy Bear” wants to join you and we would love to see photos & hear anything he has been up to.

Finally

As always your children are a delight to teach and work with.

Harriet, Meg and I would like to wish you all a Happy Summer and look forward to seeing you next term for a very busy exciting SHOW term.

Jacqueline

Jacqueline Gregory 020 8577 9863
A.I.S.T.D. Ballet, Modern, Tap & National Dip Ballet & Modern, CDE Health & Safety

Meg Edmonds
I.S.T.D. DDE Ballet & Tap, Associate Street Dance, First Aider

All staff hold DBS certificates

DANCE MOBILE 07948 041 384 – this is switched on while your child is at The Werfa with us.

www.villageschoolofdance.co.uk
E-Mail: Jacqueline@villageschoolofdance.co.uk