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 last week of this term is Saturday 30th March and W/C 1st April.
You are warmly invited to come and watch your child’s class during the last week of term. No watching for the extra Ballet class.

PLEASE NOTE THAT FILMING AND TAKING PHOTOS ARE NOT PERMITTED DURING ANY WATCHING CLASSES. I DO NOT HAVE CONSENT FROM ALL PARENTS FOR THIS AND IT CAN ALSO BE VERY DISTRUPTIVE TO THE CLASS. PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR MOBILE PHONE WHILE WATCHING.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.

Please support our Bake sale on Saturday 30th March

Dates for next term

START OF TERM
Monday 29th April

HALF TERM
W/C 27th May & Saturday 1st June. ONE Saturday off ONLY

END OF TERM
Saturday 13th July & W/C Monday 15th July

No dancing on bank Holiday Monday 6th May

BILLS FOR NEXT TERM WILL BE:
10 weeks for Mondays and Saturdays.
11 weeks for Tuesdays and Thursdays.
No 4.30 – 5pm Street Dance class on Saturday 11th May

FEES ARE DUE BY SATURDAY 18th MAY: OTHERWISE, 10% WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR INVOICE. THANK YOU.

TAP & BALLET EXAM DAYS

We are hoping to offer Tap Exams at the Dance School in Hillingdon on 3rd July. I am also trying to book at date for Ballet Exams here at the WERFA in July. Letters will follow early next term.

VSD Elite

*For our aspiring dancers age 7+*

Meg Graduated from Dance College last July and we have started to introduce more classes such as Street Dance to the VSD.

Meg has been very keen to start a VSD Elite team. This involves taking part in Dance competitions/festivals and creating the opportunity for our wonderful dancers to join an elite group and partake in more classes throughout the week. We would aim to enter competitions once or twice a term and your child/children could be entered in solos, duets, trios and small groups. 

They would need to continue taking the classes they already take with us (at least two genres i.e. Ballet and Jazz – one of them must be Ballet and your son/daughter must dance solely at VSD) and come to a weekly additional elite group lesson. This would take place on a Wednesday evening and depending on the intake we get for these classes it would either be a 2 or 2.5 hour session. During these elite classes we will work on developing and perfecting challenging dance skills and routines based on different genres such as, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre and many more.

In order to partake in a competition the student would need a minimum of 5 private lessons to learn and clean their routine and get it to a high professional standard. They would then compete with this routine for a minimum of 5 competitions. There would also be additional prices for costumes, the same costume will be worn each time they perform the same routine. 

Not all of the competitions will be local so you would be expected to travel to different parts of the country occasionally depending on the size of the competitions. Lots of opportunities can arise from taking part in competitions and as well as this it’s an amazing way to improve on performance skills and take their dancing to the next level at the same as having fun and doing what they love! 

If this is something that you and your child would be interested in please email Meg via VSD website or catch her at the WERFA and she will provide some more information on prices and how it all works in more detail. 

 

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.

As summer approaches, do you want to tone up your arms and define your abs?

We have a fantastic class here on Mondays to help with the above
7.45 – 8.45pm £5.00 pay as you go

We use light hands weight for our arms and weighted soft balls for our abs (optional). Mats are provided.

I HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!!
We also offer Adult Ballet classes on Tuesdays & Adult Tap beginners and Intermediate classes on Thursdays.

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.

We are without Harriet for the next two Saturdays. If you would like to pay your fees or have questions please just pop in and see either me or Meg.

Street Dance at VSD

Our new Street Dance classes with Miss Meg on Thursdays and Saturdays have been a great success. I think you will be very impressed when you watch at the end of term. PLEASE spread the word…

A logoed VSD Zoodie is a requirement for Street Dance. When it is chilly your child will be able to wear it in class while warming up. No other sweatshirts or jumpers are to be worn. Thank you.

Show Time January 2020

I have been unable to book our next Show for December, so we have decided to hold it in January. We have not held a Show in January before so new territory for us all!

Our SHOW is now confirmed and booked for Saturday 25th January.

Run Through & Photos Saturday 18th January
Dress Rehearsal Sunday 19th January

All above dates are at The Magna Carta School in Egham where our past 4 or 5 Shows have been. More information will follow next term.

Thank you for your continued support with our fund raising bake sales. We are raising money for extra fabulous Show lighting.

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.

 

New Website

We do hope you have enjoyed our new website. Thank you very much to Tim Stavrinou who has designed it and taken the wonderful photos of your delightful children.

Meg and I just need to learn how to use it now so that we can add regular updates!!!

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.

Finally

Harriet, Meg and I would like to wish you all a Happy Easter and look forward to our fun filled and busy term, next 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