TWICKENHAM ACADEMY NEWSLETTER WINTER 2015
Exam Success - Congratulations!
Pilates Classes - New for Children & Adults
Musical Theatre Classes - New!
Theatre School Trip
End of Term Display
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We would like to say a huge congratulations to all our pupils who took their latest Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) or International Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) in Ballet, Modern or Tap. We achieved our best results to date with 100% of pupils gaining DISTINCTION in their RAD Ballet and 85% of pupils gaining DISTINCTION in their ISTD Modern or Tap exams.We are hugely proud of all pupils hard work and dedication. Congratulations everyone!
RAD: You will now be aware if your daughter / son is due to take their next RAD exam this term. The exams will be on 4th December. The timetable will be on the notice board as soon as we receive it. The exam will most likely be during the school day. To ensure the pupils are ready for their exams please ensure they are practicing at home.
ISTD: You will also be aware if your daughter / son is taking her next ISTD exam in November. The exams will be on 20th November, during the school day. We will display the timetable on the notice board as soon as we receive it. If you already have an exam catsuit please check it still fits and let us know if you require to order a new one.
MEDAL TESTS: We are hoping to hold another medal test session on Thursday 3rd December. You will receive a letter containing further information on this soon if your daughter / son will be taking their next medal test.
OCTOBER HALF TERM
Monday 19th October - Saturday 31st October (inclusive)
2 Saturdays & 2 weeks off
END OF AUTUMN TERM 2015
Mondays 7th December
Wednesdays 9th December
Thursdays 10th December
Saturdays 12th December
N.B.This term is an 11 week term, due to an early Easter next term be 9 weeks.
TERM DATES 2015/2016
Mon 14th September - Sat 12th December
HALF TERM: Mon 19th - Sat 31st Oct (inc)
Sat 9th January - Sat 19th March
HALF TERM: Sat 13th - Sat 20th Feb (inc)
Mon 18th April - Sat 9th July
HALF TERM: Sat 28th May - Sat 4th June (inc)
NEW! TWICKENHAM ACADEMY LAUNCHES PILATES CLASSES
We are proud to announce the introduction of Pilates to the range of classes we offer at Twickenham Academy. Classes are available to both adults and children. Due to popularity we are already looking to expand to a second children’s class after half term. Classes take place on a Tuesday.
ABOUT PILATES: Pilates is hugely beneficial and can help improve posture, muscle tone, flexibility, core strength and joint mobility as well as receives stress and tension.
The classes will be lead by our staff member Vanessa Headland (RAD Ballet Teacher; BA(Hons), LRAD, ARAD, RAD RTS, BASI Qualified Pilates Instructor, LIVE LOVE PILATES Founder.
Please contact Miss Sarah on 07956 189179 if you would like your daughter / son to trial our junior pilates classes or if you would like a trial of our adult classes.
MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES
Following the feed back from our previous newsletter we are looking to launch our Musical theatre classes after half term. Miss Charlotte together with West End performers and Choreographers will be running Musical Theatre classes from November. These classes will focus primarily on singing & acting giving the pupils the chance to develop their performance skills.
The classes will be available for all ages. If your daughter / son would like a FREE TRIAL on November 4th November call / text Sarah on 07956 189179.
These classes will also be open to those who are not already attending Twickenham Academy. If your daughter / son has a friend who would like to join please let us know.
For the first term there will be a special introductory offer of £40 for 6 weeks with an extra 20% discount for Saturday Club members who participate in 4 or more classes on a Saturday.
TWICKENHAM ACADEMY THEATRICAL AGENCY
We have recently launched our Theatrical Agency. We will be working closely with industry professionals in order to put pupils forward for audition opportunities.
CHRISTMAS THEATRE TRIP
We will be organising a school theatre trip before Christmas. Details coming soon . . .
END OF TERM DISPLAY & PRESENTATION
Some of our pupils will be showing a demonstration of their work at the end of this term on Sunday 13th December time and venue to be confirmed. If you would like to attend please fill out the attached slip with your daughters / sons name and how many will be attending in your party. Maximum 3 guests per pupil.
The idea of our display is a chance for our pupils to demonstrate to parents their class work, Medal Test Exam dances & Festival Dances. There will also be a presentation of certificates from the most recent medal test session during June. If your daughter / son took a Medal exam we hope they can attend to receive their certificate.
Monday 21st December sees the return of our Twickenham Academy Christmas Workshop. Come and join us for SINGING / DANCING / ACTING / GAMES / ARTS / CRAFTS & MORE!
Our Christmas Workshops and Summer Schools have proved extremely popular in the past with all pupils. They are given the chance to try new activities, the workshop is suitable for all ages and the pupils will be split into age groups throughout the day. We have received great feedback from past workshops and it is always great fun for all those involved.
Due to past successes we will be expanding our Christmas Workshop to include intensive Dance & Musical Theatre classes etc for older pupils, which will be kept separate from our Junior activities.
Places for the Christmas Workshop fill up fast and given on a first come first served basis so please book early to guarantee your place. The cost of the day (10.00am-3.30pm) is £22.50. Please complete and return the attached slip in a named envelope to ensure your place.
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We would like to take this opportunity to mention the following. COLLECTING: If your child’s class is taking place in the Church Hall, please ensure you come into the Church Hall to collect her / him. We do not have a receptionist in the Church Hall and teachers cannot see if pupils get home safely if they leave the hall unattended. Equally if you are happy for your daughter / son to walk home alone then please make her teacher or assistant aware.
TERMS NOTICE: 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.
PAYMENT POLICY: Fees for the following term will be due at the end of the current term.
PARKING: We have had numerous complaints from neighbours recently regarding parking. We take these complaints very seriously, the neighbours feelings are important to us. Please be considerate to the residents if travelling by car to drop off or collect your child from The Studio. PLEASE AVOID: Parking or waiting on the double yellow lines, Hovering in the middle of the road, Parking over any driveways. Can we also make you aware there is a Disabled space opposite the studio. Please avoid this at all times. We fully understand and sympathise with difficulties in parking at busy times. We so appreciate your kind consideration.
EMAILS: Please note all school information is sent via email. However, we like to keep all other communication as personal as possible due to the nature of our school. Sarah is available on her mobile for calls or texts. Louise is available on her mobile for any competition enquiries. Our email is now set to a no reply status so any responses to our emails will not be received.
CALLS/TEXTS: Teachers are available on their mobiles for calls/texts from 9.30am-8.00pm Monday-Friday and 9.30am-5.00pm on Saturday. Please only contact during these hours.VIDEO: No photos or videos are permitted during classes at the Studio as part of our child protection policy.