SUMMER TERM 2022 NEWSLETTER
Dear Parents and students,
It was lovely to have what felt like a “normal” Spring term, things certainly feel like they are starting to get back to where they were, although we are still battling with some delays in uniform supplies. The Spring Term saw us host a huge exam session, with all our students gaining Merits and Distinctions. A real achievement given many of them learnt their syllabus work online. Some parents got to come into class and watch our youngest students "Ballet Prep class", they have really started to develop into lovely little dancers and are perfecting their "good toes"!
Our focus for the Summer now turns to our July show “UNITE”.
“UNITE” certainly felt like a fitting name. For many years now we have split the shows into the "Juniors" and "seniors." This was purely to make the shows more manageable and allow the 2 halves of the school to watch each other. However, I do feel the energy, inspiration and community of a whole school show was missed and it seemed the perfect opportunity to bring everyone back together, after so long away from the theatre! It only seems like yesterday I was cancelling our 2020 show. All being well, we plan to continue a full school show every 2 years. The Radlett Centre is the perfect venue as it has huge capacity backstage, and a lovely auditorium of 300 seats! Lucky students!
All the best, Becky and the LDA team!
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Summer Term 2022:
Saturday 23rd April – Friday 8th July
No classes: HALF TERM: 30th May – 4th June and BANK HOLIDAY: 2nd May
Invoices will have had the bank holiday deducted.
All students involved in the show should have been emailed their schedule. If you have not received this, please let me know as the information is very important.
NEW CLASSES / SEPTEMBER ADDITIONS
NEW BEGINNER ADULT TAP - Fridays 1:10pm - St Pauls Church
Do you or do you know anyone who would like to learn to Tap! We have a new Adult Tap beginners class with space! Sign up for a free trial now!
We tend to add new classes based on interest or our waiting lists. If you know your child would like to start a new class in September, or a group of friends are looking to start a new genre, please let me know! Your email may well be the reason it's added! As a guide, students tend to be able to start:
Classical Ballet - 2.5yrs
Modern Dance - 4yrs
Tap Dance - 4/5yrs
Contemporary - 6yrs
Street Dance - 7yrs
Jazz - 7yrs
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT - Ballet pilates) - 10yrs
Pointe work - Students are invited based on their dance commitment and strength
BRAID MAIDEN - HAIR TUTORIAL
I'm very excited to say we have ""BRAID MAIDEN" hosting a workshop for us. Annis is going to teach parents how to do a "Ballet bun" and "French plait". Perfect timing for the show! Tickets are now available HERE. You may have seen Annis featured on This Morning!
Tuesday 24th May
Marshalswick Baptist Church
£25pp including drinks and nibbles
2hrs 15 mins
Congratulations to Finn G, Isla G, Jasmine N and Francesca L who we watched in Swan Lake. It was soo lovely to see them on stage, performing such a technically challenging piece. We were very proud teachers, Well done!
A huge well done to all of our students who performed for Rare Productions "Aladdin" at the Alban Arena in March.
Congratulations to ex students Rose and Ben who graduated from Trinity Laban.
CUSTOMER PORTAL - THINKSMART APP
Many of you are now using our portal, aside from just viewing your details did you know you can also:
View your first, next, and last class of term
Mark if you’re going to be absent and a reason
Manage/view up and coming payments
Contact us directly from the portal
DOWNLOAD VIA THE App Store: Thinksmart Portal
Details regarding the show have now been sent. Tickets will be on sale May 1st.
In the meantime, you may wish to have a look at previous pictures and videos!
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