Dear Parents and Students
HALLOWEEN This year from 26th – 31st October (We do not close for Half Term) we will be having Halloween week. All classes will be doing routines that have a Halloween feel to them so if any of the students would like to dress up in Halloween costumes this would add to the fun.
PUDSEY The Pudseymegaparty team of Bumble `B` Roadshow and The Lions Club of Banbury have once again asked us to join them for Children in Need on Saturday 21st November at Banbury Collage. Everyone can be involved and a simple Routine will be taught to everyone at the end of each class nearer the time. I will let you know times as soon as I know. It is normally in the afternoon from 2pm and we dance around 4pm.Those taking part or attending will have to have a ticket (£4.00 each). All money goes to Children in Need. If you let your teacher know how many tickets you would like we can reserve them for you beforehand. For this event all students will need to wear their navy or black school T-shirt or hoodie with leggings or tracksuit bottoms. If you do not have one of these a plain navy or black T-shirt or hoodie will be fine. Footwear is jazz shoes, trainers, pumps or something similar. Hair is neatly put up in any style with a little stage make-up (Any colour, also you may add a little glitter). If you would like to purchase the Academy T.Shirts or SweatShirts, these can be bought from Sewsublime, Bridge Street, Banbury. Or can be ordered on line www.sewsublime.co.uk
OPEN WEEK From Monday 23rd – Saturday 28th November we will be having an open week where all parents and guardians will be able to come and watch their children in class and see how they are progressing. We don’t have many chairs to sit on so if you would like to bring your own just in case please do so.
SHOWTIME. As most of you know we put on our school show every two years which the whole school can be involved in. Just so you are all aware our next show will be through the week commencing 29th May – 4th June 2016 (Half Term). More information on this will be given in out in December.
STANDING ORDERS I still have some students that have not paid at all or have paid their old monthly payments for September and October. Please can I ask that you check. I have sent those that this applies to emails. Also please remember when setting up your standing order please put your child’s name.
BAD WEATHER In case of bad weather conditions throughout the winter months and may have to cancel any classes can I ask that we have your current mobile number. We will also make sure it is put on our website.
CHRISTMAS This year’s children’s Christmas party will be held at the Academy on Saturday 19th Dec 3.00pm -5.00pm. Please can I ask that your contribution for this event is by bringing something on the day to eat or drink towards their buffet.
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS If anyone would like to order any of our uniform or footwear for Christmas please contact me.You can also purchase our Tracksuits, Hoodies, and T-shirts with our logo on. (As well as personalize them if you would like) from Sewsublime
We close for Christmas on Saturday 19th December and re-open on Monday 6th January 2014.
If you have any queries please don`t hesitate to contact me.
NEWSLETTER APRIL 2015
Dear parents and students Hope you all have had a lovely Easter and are now getting a chance to enjoy some of this lovely weather.
ODYSSEY Congratulations to all the students who took part in Odyssey’s production of “The Addams Family” last week. I’m pleased to say it was a great successful. Myself and keiron are now looking forward to working with Odyssey Youth in the summer. If anyone would like more information on this please go to www.odysseytheatre.co.uk.
EXAMS I would like to congratulate all those that have taken their exams recently and passed them with outstanding results. Our standard for an I.D.T.A registered school is extremely high thanks to a great team of teachers.
MISS ROSEY Unfortunately though I am sad to say we are losing one. Miss Rosey will be finishing with us on the 26th April and joining the circus. I have to say how exciting is this and for her as this is one of her dreams. Rosey has been an amazing student and a lovely teacher. A great asset to the Academy, She will be so missed by us all. We all wish her all the best and I’m sure she won’t forget us and will come and see us when she is home.
FAYE HUSE I am pleased to welcome Faye Huse an experienced musical theatre and Drama teacher who will be taking over Rosey’s position in Monday’s Musical Theatre class. All of Rosey’s other classes will be covered by myself with the help of up and coming student teachers.
CLASSES Those that may have little ones or friends that have little ones that are not already at the Academy, we now have spaces in our baby ballet/movement classes and pre-juvenile classes on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Also Preparatory tap on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Please pass this on.
UNIFORM Can I remind all that we do have a set uniform that students must wear for their classes. All uniform can be supplied from the Academy. For any more information on this please email me or contact me on 07866581470. I will be happy to sort out and order what you need.
KATHERINE HOUSE HOSPICE Some of our younger ones are putting on a cake sale to raise money for Katherine House Hospice. This will take place outside the Academy next Saturday 25th April from 11am to 4pm. This is for such a good charity, please support them, I`m sure the cakes will be yummy.
NOTE For those that don’t know, we do not close for May Half Term. We are now open till Saturday 1st august. We then break up for 4 weeks and return on Tuesday 1st September. If you have any queries on any of the above or anything else please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dear Parents and Students
I hope you have all had a good summer break. We look forward to seeing you all back in your classes and welcome to all the those who have just joined us. I hope you will be very happy at the Academy.
EXAMS Congratulations to Miss Sophie and all those who took their exams in July. The results were excellant, well done to you all.
ODYSSEY Well done to all the students that took part in Odyssey Youth`s production “Summer Holiday”. We all had a great time and looking forward to working with those that will be joining us next year putting on the production “ Bring it on” For those that are interested and between the ages of school years 3-8, our new group Odyssey Juniors has their taster day this Sunday 7th September at Carrdus School 2pm till 4pm.For any more information please go to www.odysseytheatre.co.uk
STANDING ORDERS I have sent out all your new monthly fees for the next school year and have spread this out over 12 months. Some of you have not changed the amount from your standing order. Please can you do this as soon as possible. When setting up your standing order please ensure that you put your child’s name.
AUNTY KATHY Unfortunately after many years of being there for all our babies when they take their first dance steps Aunty Kathy has now retired. I’m sure you will agree her and Aunty Sue will be sadly missed. We have been so lucky to have had such a wonderful lady helping make so many children`s first years such an exciting time and to help give them confidence at the beginning of their lives. To show our appreciation we are holding a surprise tea party on Saturday 11th October 4.30pm till 7.00pm at Bodicote Church Hall. It would be lovely for as many of you to come along and say farewell although I’m sure she will always support our Academy and come and see us in whatever we are involved in. If you are able to bake a cake for this occasion please can you let us know.
I am pleased to say that although we will miss Aunty Kathy we are fortunate in having Kieron Galliard from Odyssey to be taking over playing for our Babies and Pre-Juvenile classes. I’m sure all our babies will take to him like so many did to Aunty Kathy.
MUSICAL THEATRE We have changed the format of our Musical Theatre class making sure the students are getting the benefit of all that is involved with Musical Theatre. The class is Mondays 5.15 till 6.45 and costs only £9.00 for the hour and a half lesson which is an extremely good price if you look around at other Musical Theatre available. We also have Kieron Galliard joining this class to concentrate on the singing and I will be there with Miss Rosey to cover drama and movement.
Kieron also offers Private tuition for Singing and Piano teaching. For more info contact Kieron on 07939363553.
CHRISTMAS For your diaries this year’s children’s Christmas party will be held at the Academy on Saturday 20th Dec 4.00pm -6.00pm If you are thinking of Christmas presents and anyone would like to order any of our uniform or footwear please ring Sian on 01295 258078. You can also purchase our Tracksuits, Hoodies, and T-shirts with our logo on. (As well as personalize them if you would like). These are from Sewsublime, Bridge Street, Banbury. Or can be ordered on line www.sewsublime.co.uk
We are now open until we close for Christmas on Saturday 20th December and re-open on Monday 5th January 2015.For any queries please do not hesitate to contact myself or your teacher.
Mobiles: Miss Sharon 07866581470 Miss Sophie 07775446405
Dear Parents and Students
Well done to everyone who took part in the Gala. It was a great success. We have had some lovely feedback. Lots of old students came to watch and said it brought back some lovely memories. Thank-you to all those that helped in making it a wonderful week. For those that did not get a chance to order any photos the photo albums and forms will be in the school from Monday 24th June. Please feel free to pop in and have a look.
I hope that all those that came to either or both parties had a great time. I know I did. Thank-you so much to everyone for all my lovely cards and presents. Thank-you to Miss Sophie, Miss Katy, Miss Rosey and Miss Lauren for putting on such a wonderful cabaret and to all those who took part, I was so proud of you all. And thank-you Miss Rosey for making up such a beautiful song at the end. I will never forget what you have all done xx
From next month there will be work man working on the school. This will not affect classes but please be careful as at some point there may be a skip up the drive way and tools.
Please let me remind you Odyssey Youth are doing CATS for the Summer Course this year. I will be directing this as well as choreographing it with the help and support of Miss Katy. It`s going to be a great week. Please visit the website www.odysseytheatre.co.uk if anyone is interested in joining.
Please remember we sell all our uniform and dance shoes for all classes of all ages. Our prices are lower than in the shops. For any information please contact Sian on 01295 258078
TRACK SUITS AND T-SHIRTS
You can purchase our Tracksuits, Hoodies, and T-shirts all with our logo on and can be also personalised. These can be bought from Sew Sublime or ordered on line at www.sewsublime.co.uk
Please remember that after your July standing order has been paid into the school you must cancel it as there is no payment due for August. You new monthly payment will be given out in July and needs to be set up to start for the beginning of September 2013. Any payment that is made in August will be non-refundable.
The school closes on Saturday 3rd August and re-opens on Monday 2nd September If there are any queries please don’t hesitate to contact either Miss Sophie or myself. Also you can always look on our website which is now and will continually be updated.
To celebrate 25 years of the dancing school, there will be a children’s party on Saturday 8th June at 3.30pm-5.30pm in the church hall. Tickets are £3 per child. It’s going to be great fun with a bouncy castle! Tickets are availbale from your teacher NOW!
There will also be another party for families and colleagues that Sharon has worked with over the past 25 years on Saturday 15th June at General Foods Social Club in Banbury. It will be a fantastic evening with a cabaret, disco and buffet. Tickets are £20 for a family of 4 or £6 per person. Tickets are also available from the school NOW!
Inspired by the costumes from the Wacky Wardrobe, ‘The Wacky Wardrobe Show’ included dances ranging from Disney themed numbers to the Roaring 20s!
After the success of their first production, Footloose, Odyssey Theatrical Productions proudly put on the musical of Peter Pan. Quite a few of the academy’s students took part in this dazzling performance with Aaron Brooker as Peter and Scarlett Primrose playing Wendy Darling.
Congratulations to Odyssey Youth‘s production of footloose which was a resounding success and had audiences laughing and cheering at every performance. With choreography by Sharon Green and a sensational cast, the show was the newly formed groups first production and was a hit with the audience, who called it a ‘first class performance’ and ‘a west end standard production.’
With a terrific cast and the entire school orchestra on stage, Billy Elliot moved audiences to laugh, cry and cheer, and received nightly standing ovations. Conor Dowers, a Year 7 student, and student of The Sharon Green Dance Academy, took on the challenging role of Billy with style and confidence, and it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see him on a West End stage in the future! Sharon took on the role of choreographer alongside director Sammi Newman. Other students from the dancing school who took part are Aaron Brooker, Ben Coleman, Francesca Dowers and Millie Judd.