Newsletter- Autumn 2015

I hope you all had a fabulous summer break, & are rested, & ready to get back to class & get fit! We have a busy term (& year, in fact!) coming up, so keep an eye on the fb group & noticeboards for some exciting announcements!

Show 2016- ‘Treading The Boards’
It’s nearly show time again!
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Student News
Huge congratulations to Sophie Evans, who was awarded a place on the Royal Ballet Schools’ Junior Associate scheme- this is an absolutely enormous achievement, & we are all so proud!

Congratulations also to Phoebe Blackmore & Molly Coles, who appeared in Oliver at the Mayflower Theatre over the summer- what a fabulous experience.

Congratulations to Ehlana Spindloe, Hannah Green & Erin Harris, who were promoted to dance en pointe this term.

And finally, a sad farewell, but huge good luck to the following students, who graduated last term to continue their professional dance training- Megan Ford (Northern Ballet School), Bathanie Lucas (Creative Academy) & Jake Ramsay (Chichester University). You will all be hugely missed, but I can’t wait to hear how you are getting on, & look forward to proudly sharing your achievements with our customers in the future. Thank you for being fabulous Roynoners over the years, & keep in touch!

Summer Display & Choreographic Competition
What a fabulous afternoons’/ evenings’ entertainment- congratulations to all that took part! Here is a quick summary of all of the evenings’ winners;

Junior Prize Giving;
Best Attitude Prize- Runner Up- Louisa Frary Winner- Abi Aveson
Most Improved Prize- Runner Up- Allysha Randall Winner- Pheobe Chaffers
Senior Prize Giving;
Best Attitude Prize- Runners Up- Bethanie Lucas & Lucy Pilatowski Winner- Molly Coles
Most Improved Prize- Runners Up- Sophie Blair & Natasha Doble Winner- Hayley Thew
Head Girl 2015/16- Runner Up- Becca Whatley Winner- Grace Le Marquand
Chorographic Competition Results;
1st Place- Molly Coles 2nd Place- Hannah Groves 3rd Place- Grace Le Marquand

Exams
Congratulations to all those that took ballet, modern or tap exams in our March session!

Our students achieved a really impressive set of results, with everyone taking an exam, across all three genres achieving either a merit or a distinction!

Congratulations to the following students who scored the highest marks on each day- Sophie Evans for Ballet Grade 1, with 90 marks (Distinction), Chloe Tavner for Modern Grade 1, with 83 marks (Distinction) & Becca Whatley, for Tap Intermediate with 85 marks (Distinction). Well done all of you. Special congratulations also to Sophie Hayes, & Sophie Blair, for achieving a Distinction & high Merit respecitively for Intermediate Tap. Well done all of you- you excelled yourselves!

Our next exam session will be held in late November/ early December- 30th November for Modern/ Tap & 8th & 9th December for ballet.

In order to maintain our recent high standards & excellent exam results, I must advise that students that miss 3 lessons in an exam term will not be entered for, & may be withdrawn from an exam. If you are aware that your child may miss lessons in exam term, please advise the class teacher as soon as possible-we are more than happy to move your child to the next level without taking an exam, but we are not comfortable entering children who are nervous & unprepared for exams, so would rather do this than having the disappointment of having to withdraw a student close to their exam. Thank you for your support in this matter.

Students taking exams of Grade 4 or higher must be attending a minimum of 3 ballet classes per week, in order to achieve the standard necessary at this level.

Staff News
Miss Nicky is now on maternity leave. Her classes will be covered by the following teachers;
Monday- Miss Tilly
Tuesday- Miss Heather
Wednesday- Miss Jenna
Friday- Miss Heather
Saturday- Miss Alex
Miss Nicky intends on returning to teaching before Christmas.

Massive welcome back to Miss Lucy, who returns to the school to take on her Saturday classes, following the birth of her little boy, Caleb, last June. We are delighted to have you back, Miss Lucy! 😀

Uniform
A gentle reminder that new uniform is now compulsory. Please see the notice boards at the studios for full details. Along with the new uniform, the teachers request that a neat bun is worn for ALL classes, & that leotard & tights be worn for jazz & conditioning classes (non-uniform leotard is fine), please. A small note, regarding ballet shoes- I am aware that you can purchase ballet shoes in some supermarkets now. Whilst the price & convenience of these is very appealing, unfortunately, these do not always fit well, & can lead to issues when children take exams, & an improved fit is required. Rachel, of Roynon Dancewear, is always on hand to ensure that little feet will look their best in their shoes.

Term Dates
The autumn term term runs from Monday 7th Seotember, to Saturday 13th December.
Half term is Monday 26th October, to Saturday 31st October.

Here’s hoping for a sparkling autumn term- #keeeeeeeeeeeep dancing!!

New Term!

Welcome back everyone, I hope you all had a fantastic summer break! The new term gets underway on Monday 7th September, & runs until Saturday 12th December. There’s lots happening this term, so please have a good read through of our newsletter, to ensure you keep up to date with all the latest news. Enjoy!

Summer Dance Days

Limited space still available on our fabulous summer dance days!

11/08/15 10-15.00 ‘Coppelia’ Ballet Day
18/08/15 10-15.00 Jazz Day
25/08/15 10-15.00 ‘Hairspray’ Musical Theatre Day

£20 per day! Book now, email nicky@roynondance.com