Miss Emma’s News
Welcome to this terms newsletter, we have had the most amazing term this February – April with lots of exciting things happening in the studios and for our family.
Our new terms focus for April – May is to prepare all of our students for their internal ShowcaseDS class medal tests, reports and certificate presentations which will be taking place wc 29th April. These annual medal tests are a celebration of where all individual students are up to on their ShowcaseDS pathway and a great opportunity for students and parents alike to read your student reports to see the development. The internal medal tests are also our standardisation tool to offer students with the opportunity of taking part in external governing body exams.
We already have dates booked for:
Acrobatic Arts exams 13th and 14th July,
IDTA (Street / Musical Theatre / Freestyle) are likely to be Sun 22nd and Sun 29th Sept,
ISTD (Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary) likely to be in Nov / Dec,
and ICMA (Singing, Speech and Drama) will take place on Sunday 19th May – Good luck to all students taking part in these exams remember ‘Cheeks and Teeth’.
These external class exams are not mandatory but we do encourage students to take part if they wish to develop their style and performing arts pathway further – these exams also support further education gaining UCAS points and are all OFQUAL registered.
Highlights for the previous term have been many starting with us now being proudly represented and approved as an official ‘AcroPad’ centre, the students and faculty had a great at the workshop (picture above) and we are super excited to announce that our very own ‘Pad’ will be arriving in 6 weeks time! A huge congratulations to our Senior student and Studio Helper Miss Leah Hampton who has secured her place in a performing arts college as of September. – Well Done Miss Lele we are so proud of you!
We have some very exciting opportunities coming up over the next couple of terms and our events programme has now been released and added to our website for you to see what we have planned for this year – you can click the link below to view.
I hope you enjoy reading about our news and up and coming opportunities and i look forward to seeing you in the studios or in class very soon, we also have our first parent coffee and cake gathering on Saturday 20th April at 2:05pm where you can meet your teachers, ask questions, meet other family members and receive info on the year ahead. If you are attending please let us know at reception so we can save you a cake!
Miss Emma – Principal & Founder