Autumn term 1. 2023

What a fantastic start to the school year! Lots of new faces added to our dance family and getting back into syllabus classes after our busy show terms in the summer.

We also waved this lovely girl off to university. It has been very odd without her in classes this term. After 13 years of teaching someone, you really do get to know them well and get to witness many birthday’s and life events. We cannot wait to see you back ‘home’ soon Ella!

In all classes we have been getting back in the swing of learning syllabus work again after a summer term learning choreography for our successful show in July. Lots of hard work and an emphasis on flexibility.

We have welcomed lots of new faces to our Melody Bear classes with new Saturday morning classes, including new 1st ballet for those reception age, and their first taste of ‘big girl’ ballet. Melody Bear has been all about Autumn, lots of swirling, whirling and blowing leaves, rain dances, and a fabulous Spooky Halloween workshop where we flew like bats, prowled like cats, skipped in the pumpkin patch and mixed up magical spells. Many also celebrated as they received their medals this term.

Halloween was not just celebrated by the youngest members. We also had a full day of dance and craft on the 31st October, and a bunch of girls helped to choreograph 2 spooky dances along with crafts and fun games. We all had a blast!

Not forgetting all the hard work we have been putting in learning the Children in Need Tapathon 2023, organised by the Performers Project. We have been learning this across all Tap classes and I’m very excited to get back to dance next week to hand out the t-shirts ready for the big day itself on Sunday 19th November.

Looking forward to seeing you all from Monday 6th November for another 6 weeks of dancing and all the excitement Christmas term brings.

Sarah X