Keep an eye on this page for all the latest news from Roynon Dance:
As this term draws to a close, we are already busy preparing for the new term! We have a number of new classes starting in September, with free trials available in all- please get in touch for further details! Pre-School Acrodance- Tuesdays Pre-School Ballet and Tap- Tuesdays Pre-Primary Tap- Wednesdays and Saturdays Grade 1 Modern- […]
We are so excited to be launching the fabulous Acrobatic Arts Pre-School programme this September! This is a fabulous, safe, exciting and fun class, that introduces your little ones to the fabulous Acrobatic Arts programme. The class will be on Tuesdays, 11.45-12.30, launching on September 10th. Numbers will be limited, so please get in touch […]
We will be launching three fabulous Acrobatic Arts acro dance classes on October 29th! Monday 4.45-5.30 Junior Acro (5-8yrs) Tuesday 4.15-5.00 Mid Acro (8-12yrs) Wednesday 6.00-6.45 Senior Acro (12-16yrs) No acro experience necessary. We are expecting these classes to be popular, so contact us asap to register your interest!
Just one week to go before we launch our fabulous Melody Movement Pre-School Dance Classes! Melody and Milligan Bear are so excited to meet everyone – get in touch to book two free trial lessons now. 🐻 🐻 🐻 Melody Bear and Melody Movement ®️ are the registered trademarks of Jill Ewing.
Watch this space for details of exciting Acrobatic Arts acro dance classes coming to Roynon! Acro dance is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements, and is going to be such an exciting addition to our timetable! Classes start later this year- keep in touch for further […]
Miss Nicky is proud to now be a certified Progressing Ballet Technique teacher, and is excited to roll this innovative program out accross the mid and senior school. Our teachers are proud to regularly update their qualifications and continuous professional development- we are all highly qualified in our fields, which allows us to offer the […]
UUnfortunately, due to ongoing severe weather warnings, the school will be closed tomorrow, Saturday 3rd March. Keep safe, stay warm, and we look forward to seeing you next week. ☺️
Watch this space, for our brand new pre-school dance classes, launching April 2018! More details to follow! 🙂
It’s nearly time! The consent form for next years’ spectacular is now live- please visit the ‘Roynon Show’ area on this site to complete yours, to ensure your spot in the show! 8 months to go…
It’s a super busy term here at the studios- please take a glance through the following dates. 🙂 Monday 16th-Saturday 21st October – Watching Week Monday 23rd-Saturday 28th October – Half Term Monday 30th October-Saturday 4th November – Halloween Dress Up Week in aid of Abby’s Heroes Monday 13th-Saturday 18th October – Pyjama Dress Up […]
Newsletter- Winter 2016
Welcome back everyone- wishing you all a happy & healthy new year. It’s finally show year!! We have a very busy, & very exciting couple of terms ahead- please keep an eye on the noticeboards, website & facebook group for up to date information on this fabulous event.
It’s nearly show time again!
To remind you, this fabulous event will be held on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th July 2016, at The Point Theatre in Southampton. You must fill put a consent form in order to take part in this event- if you have not already done so, please do so as soon as possible. You can get a copy from the studios, downloaded from our Facebook page, or submitted via the website. A £10 deposit is also required for costumes for the show- please ensure this is paid promptly, so that we are able to begin purchasing. Costumes are yours to keep after the show.
This is a non-profit event, with all proceeds going to the Piam Brown Paediatric Oncology ward, at Southampton General Hospital, a wonderful charity, that treats children from birth to 18 years old undergoing treatment for various cancers. In 2012 & 2014, we raised over £8000 for the charity!
As always, we are looking for volunteers to help out, including a team of DBS-cleared matrons, or licensed chaperones to look after children in the dressing rooms & transport them to & from the wings during the performance, any skilled needle workers out there who can help with costume making or any dads that may be able to turn their hands to a bit of scenery construction!
Treading the Boards will have it’s cinema debut in September- please look out for further information on this great event.
Important Dates At A Glance;
Saturday 23rd July & Sunday 24th July
Matinee performance 13.00*
Evening performance 18.30
Tinies & pre-primaries will only be required to perform at the matinee performances.
Woolston Studios- spacing/ timing rehearsal 21/05/16 & 25/06/16
14.30-17.00 Grade 4 +
The Point Theatre- technical rehearsal
18/06/16 Grade 1 + (there will be no classes at the studios on this day)
The Point Theatre- dress rehearsal
10/07/16 Whole cast
Specific timings can be found on the noticeboard at the studios, on your consent form, or on the website.
A polite request- please bear in mind that a lot of work goes into choreographing show dances, & it is very hard for teachers to progress their dances, particularly senior dances, when there are lots of absences. We do, of course, understand that our students have academic pressures, and other commitments to fulfil, but please extend a little courtesy in letting us know if you will be missing classes, so that we can plan accordingly. It is disruptive for all involved, to have to keep re-visiting choreography, to teach those that have missed sections.
Many thanks for your understanding.
Here’s to another fabulous show!!
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.
Congratulations to all those that took exams last term- our students achieved a really impressive set of results, with 100% achieving either a merit or a distinction in the ballet & modern sessions, & 90% in the tap session!
Congratulations to the following students who scored the highest marks on each day- Emily Wells for Ballet Grade 4, with 85 marks (Distinction), Natasha Doble for Modern Grade 4 & Elizabeth Ernsberger for Modern Grade 2, with 81 marks each (Distinction) & Emily Wells, for Tap Grade 4 & Hollie Jeffery for Tap Adult Test 1 with 84 marks each (Distinction). Well done all of you, all the teachers are very proud!
Our next exam session will be held in mid February. There will be no Easter or summer session this year, due to show rehearsals disrupting the usual workload of lessons.
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.
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.
Thank you for your support in this matter.
Miss Nicky’s second daughter, Chloe Louise, arrived on 1st October, weighing 9lbs 4.5oz. Thank you so much for all of the kind wishes- Molly is loving her new role as big sister, & Chloe has fitted into the family perfectly.
Huge thanks to all of the teachers that covered Miss Nicky’s maternity leave- Miss Heather, Miss Tilly, Miss Jenna & Miss Alex- you all did a fantastic job, & all the students enjoyed your classes immensely. Thank you for your hard work.
Congratulations to the following students, who were promoted to dance en pointe last term- Hannah Green, Erin Harris, Ehlana Spindloe, Joy Getliffe & Hannah Loran. Well done girls, enjoy your new shoes.
Watching weeks will be held on the following dates (slightly different from usual, die to exams);
Tinies- G3- Monday 22nd February- Saturday 27th February
G4+- Monday 29th February- Saturday 5th March
Please note, because of show rehearsals, there will be no watching weeks during the summer term.
The winter term term runs from Tuesday 5th January to September, to Thursday 24th March.
Half term is Monday 15th February, to Saturday 20th February.
Let’s all get January fighting fit- get those dancing shoes on, & dance the cold away!!