Welcome to our new families who have joined us this term, and to our regular families thank you for your continued support.
FEE INCREASE- Due to COVID-19 and this very unprecedented time we will now not be increasing fees next term.
For future planning I am just letting you know traditionally we move what is the current Grade 1 Ballet class to a weekday. This is to make the day open for new classes earlier in the day eg. In September new Reception children moving into a new Pre Primary class. You will be informed of any timetable changes during the Summer Term ready for the Autumn Term.
END OF SPRING TERM (JAN-APR)
Our last week of this term is Saturday 21st March.
As we have just had our SPECTACULAR SHOW with our amazing dancers we will not be having End of Term Watching this term.
Dates for Next Term
START OF SUMMER TERM (APR-JUL)
Monday 27th April (date may change, please keep an eye on the website for up to date information)
W/C 25th May & Saturday 30th May. ONE Saturday off ONLY
END OF SUMMER TERM
Thursday 16th July
Saturdays: 8 or 9 weeks. Weekdays: 11 weeks
Dancing will finish for the day at 15:00 on Saturday 9th May- you will not be charged if you attend classes Extra Ballet onwards on this day. There will also be NO DANCING on SATURDAY 20th JUNE. My eldest daughter is getting married this year and her Hen Do is in June, therefore there will be no dancing on this day, as all 3 of us will be attending. Both days will be reflected in your invoice. THANK YOU.
Easter Workshop- CANCELLED
I very am delighted to say that Miss Meg will be running holiday dance workshops, starting this EASTER!!! All pupils from Pre Primary up will have been given a letter.
Reception to Year 6 Workshop Timetable: Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th April, 10:00-13:30.
Year 7+ Timetable: Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th April, 10:00-13:30.
Cost: £30 per day or £50 for both days. Further discount if siblings. Payments are to be made to Miss Meg ONLY. Either in Cash or BACS (details on request).
VSD pupils will get priority, but we are opening up our workshops to non VSD pupils. Please feel free to spread the word!!!
There will be a Hip Hop/Commercial guest teacher for both groups.
Ballet Exam Day
I am trying to book at date for Ballet Exams here at the WERFA w/c 13th July. Letters will be given out beginning of the Summer Term.
Due to COVID-19 I have just had notification that the ISTD are cancelling all Exams until June, it is highly unlikely we will get a date for July, so will book a date for December.
We are soon going to be launching our own VSD shop online. All uniform and other snazzy bits will be able to be purchased through a website. Link will be available on our website very soon.
As summer approaches, do you want to tone up your arms and define your abs and legs?
We have a fantastic class here on Mondays to help with the above
7.45 – 8.45pm £6.00 pay as you go
We use light hands weight for our arms and weighted soft balls for our abs and legs (optional). Also to help us with our flexibility, as we get older!! we use Yoga straps.Mats are provided.
I HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!!
We also offer Adult Ballet classes on Tuesdays & Adult Tap on Thursdays. Both classes are mixed ability.
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.
Street Dance at VSD
Our new Street Dance classes with Miss Meg on Thursdays and Saturdays are proving to be a great success as you could see from the Street Dances in the SHOW. We are now starting to work towards achieving medals with an external examiner, very exciting! Anyone is welcome to come along for a free trial, pupils and friends of The VSD. 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.
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.
Hairspray The Musical
After a long, long, long break we have decided to add theatre trips to our VSD activities.
We are excited to say we have reserved tickets for ‘Hairspray The Musical’, on Saturday 7th November at 19:30. The show is on at the New Victoria Theatre, The Peacocks Centre, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6GQ.
Tickets are £32.50 including booking fee. Children and parents are welcome to purchase tickets although it is on a 1st come 1st served basis. After research we have decided the best and most cost effective way is to meet in the theatre foyer. We are happy to assist with transport help if needed.
Letters will be sent via MailChimp and also will be available on the website (see below).
Payment to be received by Saturday 6th June. Please note tickets may have sold out by then. Buy early to avoid disappointment.
‘One Night Only’
WOW!! What can we say! We are so proud of our amazing dancers. Our Boys and Girls put on a FABTASTIC SHOW. Their dedication and commitment during the last 2 terms have been great and it really showed on stage!
We want to say a huge thank you for all of our dancing families support, from helping in the dressing rooms, front of house, sewing costumes and also your kind words after the show.
SHOW PHOTOS coming soon…….
Please keep an eye out on our website for all the fun things we have planned over the next few years…..before SHOW 2022!!!!!!
‘Only Night Only’ DVD
As DVD’s were requested to be ordered by the day of the Show, any more orders will now incur a £5.00 postage/admin fee on top of the DVD price of £15.00. Surrey Video Services accepts Cash and Cheque (payable to Surrey Video Services). Order Forms still available from Miss Harriet.
We will now be sending all newsletters, including exam and show letters via email. To receive them please subscribe to our mailing list- we will no longer be giving out paper copies of newsletters. There is a link at the bottom of our websites main page, look for ‘NEWSLETTER SIGN UP’. Please look in your Junk Mail if you have subscribed but not received any mail from us. You must save our email address to your contacts.
We are delighted we are helping to save the planet by reducing the amount of paper we use.
If we have to suddenly cancel classes for any reason, ie. weather, natural events, illness etc you will receive direct communication from us or always check the website.
We mainly communicate via WhatsApp as we can send out a Broadcast to you all.
Please make a note of our mobile number (which is on during studio hours): 07308 193193.
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 Gregory 020 8577 9863
A.I.S.T.D. Ballet, Modern, Tap & National Dip Ballet & Modern, CDE Health & Safety
I.S.T.D. DDE Ballet & Tap, Associate Street Dance, First Aider
All staff hold DBS certificates
DANCE MOBILE 07308 193193 – this is switched on while your child is at The WERFA with us.