SHOW TIME AT RICHMOND THEATRE
Thats right! Although the rumour mill has been spinning for quite some time, it’s official Twickenham Academy will be producing a big show to enable you all to see the pupils hard work and progress. It will be a fantastic opportunity and experience for all pupils to be a part of a large scale production.
The show will be a celebration of 20 years of Twickenham Academy, as September 2013 marks 20 years since Miss Sarah started the school. Shows are a great opportunity for all those involved to experience live theatre, and gives family and friends a chance to see progress made in class.
The show date is set for 20th July 2014 with dress rehearsals at the theatre on 29th June 2014 and 6th July 2014. All show rehearsals are compulsory for pupils who wish to perform. Once again we have been lucky enough to host the show at Richmond Theatre, giving pupils the chance to perform in a historic and traditional setting. We hope to repeat the success of previous shows, and give the pupils a memorable sense of achievement that they will carry with them for years to come.
Please be aware that although our Summer term 2014 will end on 5th July we will be using the time at the end of term for vital show rehearsals.
Time to get cracking on the hard work . . . GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND HAVE FUN!
As pupils/parents who have participated in shows in the past will know it is vital that all pupils attend rehearsals for any numbers they are dancing in. Shows give the girls and boys the opportunity to perform and work as a team and progress cannot be made during choreography or rehearsals if any pupils are absent. Performing in a group piece is a huge team effort and anyone absent disrupts the progress of others and the group as a whole.
You will have been given an information letter that requests your signature, this ensures that you agree to your daughter/ son participating in the show and that all rehearsals shall be attended. Absence from rehearsals may result in your daughter/ son being withdrawn from the number.
Preparation for show numbers is a fun and enjoyable experience for all pupils, and we are all looking forward to the end result. Our shows do not come round every year as the school is so big. (Our last main performance was in 2009)
We would like to say a big well done to all those who took their latest RAD Ballet or IDTA medal exams before half term. Especially those pupils who were taking multiple exams. The standard was exceedingly high and all pupils did extremely well with the challenges of the new RAD syllabus.
The grading for RAD is: Pass, Merit, Distinction
The grading for IDTA is: Pass, Commended, Highly Commended, Honours
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Where to begin... so many of our pupils past and present are embarking on new challenges and celebrating various successes.
Miss Rebecca: A Twickenham Academy wedding. We are delighted to announce that past teacher at Twickenham Academy Miss Rebecca, was married during half term break to Matthew Formston in Australia. Miss Louise has brought some snaps back, please see the notice board. We want to wish Miss Rebecca every happiness with married life down under.
Lia Given: After performing with Spice Girls Musical “Viva Forever”, Lia has successfully auditioned and will be going on tour with “Wicked”. This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of one of the most popular musicals of all time. Lia has promised she will still make time to choreograph numbers for the Twickenham Academy show, we are so lucky to be able to share her valuable experience with the pupils. Christie Parilla: One of our senior girls and assistant teachers, Christie has successfully auditioned for a number of vocational dance colleges to commence in September. She has chosen Bodyworks based in Cambridge, to continue her training. We wish her every success in the future, though she will be missed at Twickenham Academy.
Eleanor Thurlow: After attending a year at The Brit School, former pupil and assistant teacher Eleanor, has successfully auditioned and will be attending The London Studio Centre from September, to complete her professional training. Dorna Ashory: We are delighted to announce that another of our current senior pupils and assistant teacher Dorna, has successfully auditioned for the Brit School. Dorna has been a pupil of Twickenham Academy since the age of 5 years, her dedication and hard work has led to where she is today. We are very proud of her and wish her every success in the future.
All uniform must be paid for before it can be taken from the studio. All receptionists will be operating on this basis. We appreciate your kind co-operation with this.
As we have a waiting list for most classes, just a courtesy reminder that it is school policy that a terms notice is given in writing for any withdrawal from any class. Otherwise a full terms fees will be charged in lieu.