Newsletter – COVID-19 & Online Classes – March 2020

Dear Parents, and Students

As you will have all heard, the Government has now taken the decision to close all schools from Friday 20th March.

Regretfully this means I have no choice but to close the Academy for the foreseeable future.

I can`t tell you how much this breaks my heart to do this. Dancing and the Academy has been my life and being told I am not able to teach my students, there are no words to describe how I am feeling right now. I know it is going to be a difficult time for us all.

Let’s hope this virus goes away, just as quickly as it came.

I miss you all already and as soon as we can re-open I will be in touch and hope you will all re-join me in making the Academy once again a wonderful place to learn to dance, sing and perform in the way we have always done, helping our students follow their dreams putting them through recognised IDTA exams and preparing them for a chance to perform in our Academy show as well as much more.

For now I am in the process of putting a few short classes and movements for my students to do while at home. Further details on this will be emailed to all parents and Students.

In the meantime to keep our students going please encourage them to keep dancing.

I would love for you to send me a short video of their very own choreographed dance to their favourite piece of music.

Please take care and  stay safe

Miss Sharon xx


Newsletter June 2018

Dear Parents and students,

Firstly I would like to congratulate all the students who took part in last week’s show. You were so professional and so well behaved, you are a credit to your parents and I couldn’t have been more proud of each and every one of you.

I would like to thank all the parents for all your help and support over the last few weeks and a special thank you to all those that chaperoned back stage. Congratulations to all my teachers, student teachers and class helpers, you are all a credit to the Academy and an inspiration to all our students.

Thank you to Miss Vanessa, Miss Sophie, Lewis, Miss Lauren, Miss Rachel and Kieron for all your hard work and the support you give me and the children throughout the teaching of classes and the running our shows, fetes and events. I would also like to say a special big thank you to Miss Katy although not teaching at the Academy at the present time is always there by my side for the Academy and Odyssey Theatricals. Couldn’t do it without you all.

For the next two weeks we will be running classes as the show timetable so there is no change. From Monday 18th June we will go back to the original timetable with some slight changes. I will send out the new timetable in the next week.

We have some fetes and events coming up in the next few weeks. We will be taking some of the show dances to perform. Here is the list and I will send more info direct to those that will be taking part.

The dates are:
Saturday 9th June – Christopher Rawlings Fete – Dance at 1pm
Friday 22nd June – Bishop Loveday Fete – TBC Between 6pm – 8pm
Sunday 8th July – Town Mayors Sunday (Peoples Park) – Time TBC
Saturday 14th July – Bodfest – Time TBC

The dances are:
The Sea from Moana – Prep/Primary/Grade 1 Modern
Trolls – Primary Ballet
Genies – Preparatory Ballet
Sailors – Festival Junior Group
60`s Revive – Grade 2 Modern Only
Paolo Nuttini – Grade 4/5 Modern

Once again well done everyone on a great show and see you back in class.

Miss Sharon xxx



For Dress rehearsal and Show performances (Thurs, Fri, Sat evenings) your child will be required at Wykham Hall, Banbury School at 6.00pm. Babies and Pre-Juveniles at 6.30pm (The show starts at 7.30pm – but we need time to get all the children dressed).  They will be looked after by chaperones until they are ready to be collected.  The babies and Pre-Juvenile always perform nearer the beginning of the first half so that they can be collected at 7.45pm.   The children in Preparatory, Primary & Grade 1 classes can be collected at the interval (approx. 8.30pm).   If your child is staying till the finale, or you are watching the show then they can remain with their chaperones in the dressing rooms until the show is over.  They are not allowed to join you in the theatre whilst the show is performing. If your child is only in the first half and not joining in the end finale you may collect them in the interval to join you to watch the second half. But! They MUST have their own seat.  Due to Health and Safety and Fire Regulations they are not allowed to sit on your lap and watch the show. The show will finish approx. 9.45pm. (10pm Saturday evening)


For the Matinee your child will be required at 12.00pm.  (The show starts at 2.00pm). The babies and Pre-Juvenile can be collected at 2.15pm. The children in Preparatory, Primary & Grade 1 classes can be collected at the interval (approx. 3.00pm). The show will finish approx. 4.15pm. All children need to be back for 6pm for the evening performance.    

Every performance the children will be “logged in” and the younger ones taken to their dressing rooms by a chaperone or older student.  If you have a problem with your child being handled by a chaperone (this will involve getting them dressed and undressed) please let me know. When they leave they will be “checked out” directly to you unless you have given us permission for them to be collected by another Adult. Any Child under 16yrs will not be allowed to go unless collected from the collection point. Please appreciate that this takes time and you may have to wait for your child to be collected from the dressing room and brought to you.  All chaperones and associates of the school will be wearing named badges for identification purposes. Please ensure that we have your current contact details, including a mobile number if you have one. It is important that these are up-to-date in case we need to contact you during the show.

For the dress rehearsal and performances, please send your child with a small bag named (to put their clothes in), a hairbrush and a comb. It helps if your child wears the minimal amount of clothing when they come to the theatre. All nail varnish must have been removed. All students must not wear any jewellery to the show. They may bring books, quiet games, etc. to keep them occupied when not on stage. Please note we will not be responsible for any personal items that are lost. Please do not send felt tips, chocolate or fizzy drinks with them.  Drinks and biscuits will be provided.   


Sunday 27th May at Wykham Hall Full run through of the show
Tuesday 29th May at Wykham Hall Full run through of the show
Wednesday 30th May at Wykham Hall Dress Rehearsal
Thursday 31st May at Wykham Hall Show performance
Friday 1st June at Wykham Hall Show performance
Saturday 2nd June at Wykham Hall Show performance (Matinee/evening)


Please be at Wykham Hall by 3.00pm. We will start the run through at 3.30pm sharp. The children need to wear their uniform and bring their dancing shoes with them (again if needed).  The babies and Pre-Juvenile can be collected at 4.15pm The Primary and Grade 1 children can be collected at 6.00pm. Once the children have danced they will be allowed to watch the rehearsal until we finish which will estimate will be approx. 8.30pm. Parents will not be able to enter the hall during the rehearsal and we hope not to run late but please be patient!


Please be at Wykham Hall by 6.00pm. We will start the run through at 7.00pm sharp. The children need to wear their uniform and bring their dancing shoes with them (again if needed).  The babies, Pre-Juvenile and Preparatory Ballet and Tap will not need to come to this rehearsal. The Primary and Grade 1 children can be collected at 8.00pm. Parents will not be able to enter the hall during the rehearsal and we hope not to run late but please be patient!


The children will be photographed in their costumes throughout the show week. These photos and the ones taken on the 20th May will be available to buy on a disc a couple of weeks after the show. A DVD of the show recorded by AVP Studios will be taken on the Saturday matinee. Orders to buy the DVD can be placed during the show in the foyer. Should you have any objections to your child being photographed or filmed, please let me know.


Tickets are now available to you and the public from ANKERS & PARTNERS, 31, High Street, Banbury OX16 5ER. Tickets cost £10 Adults, £8 Children (16yrs and under)/OAP. Please don`t leave it till the last minute if you have not got yours as they will sell. Ankers have asked that when purchasing tickets from them, please pay by cash.


If you are willing to help Chaperone at the show please could you let your child`s teacher know, send me a text or email what performances (including Sunday 27th rehearsal and the dress rehearsal) you can do. This job involves looking after a group of children, getting them dressed ready for their dances, and those that can, help do make-up and hair. Depending on what group you have there will also be trips to the toilets. For this job we will need your patience and co-operation. You will need to be at the theatre at the exact time as the children. On Sunday 27th May there will be a meeting in the foyer at Wykham at 2.15pm where you will then be shown back stage and where you will be appointed (You may bring your children with you at this time). We appreciate you may not be able to do every performance. Can I point out it will be very unlikely you will look after your own child as from experience this does not work. There will be a rotor planned out before the week, can I ask that you kindly go by this and stay with the children you have been appointed to throughout the show. If you are not happy with what you have been assigned to, please let me know and I will adjust it or take you off the list.


I have been asked that if there are any parents who would prefer to help front of house before the show and in the interval on any of the performances please could you get in touch with Janet Phipps on 01295 250948.

Janet also asks if anyone would like to kindly donate a Raffle prize for the raffle, Please bring them into the Academy on your child`s lesson or any of the extra rehearsals. Many thanks    

If you have any questions or queries or are concerned about anything, please contact me on



Spring Newsletter March 2018

Dear Parents and Students

I hope you are all well and students, you are enjoying working on your dances for our Academy show.

I am now preparing your Show letter which you will receive at the beginning of May. I can confirm that Tickets will go on sale at The Sharon Green Academy in Bodicote on Friday 27 th April 4pm – 8pm and on Saturday 28 th April 9.30pm – 12.30pm. From Tuesday 1 st May the tickets will be kindly sold at Anker’s Estate Agents, High Street, Banbury from 12pm. We cannot accept card payments and if you are paying by cheque, Cheques are payable to Sharon Green Academy and must have your name, address and phone number printed on the back of the cheque. Tickets will cost £10.00 Adults and £8.00 Children (16yrs under) / Oaps.

I have noticed in my previous letter there was an error within the show rehearsal dates. Here are the dates again; please take note there is a rehearsal on the Tuesday the week of the show.


Photos in Costume – Sunday 20  th May 2018 at the Dance Academy.
Full show rehearsal – Sunday 27th May 2018 (PM) at Wykham Hall, Banbury School
Full show rehearsal – Tuesday 29th May 2018 (Evening) at Wykham Hall, Banbury School
Full dress rehearsal – Wednesday 30th May 2018 (Evening) at Wkyham Hall,Banbury School
Performances (Evenings) – Thursday 31st May – Saturday 2nd June 2018 including a Saturday afternoon matinee. These are all at Wykham Hall, Banbury School
Times for all of the above will be confirmed soon with all the information you need for the show.

On Monday 28th May, myself, Miss Sophie, Lewis and some students from the Academy will be running the 10K in London raising money for Cancer Research. I know this charity is close to many of our hearts and if you would like to donate towards this amazing charity it would be much appreciated. Here is the link, Sponsor us by donating to Cancer Research UK:

Some of our students are taking part in Odyssey Theatricals next show “CURTAINS” if you are interested in coming to watch a very good perform of this show tickets are available from or ring 01295 267342. Prices are £13 (£10 concessions).

Odyssey Youth also have their next show TASTER DAY on Sunday 15th March 2pm – 5pm at Wykham Theatre, Banbury Academy. The show we are doing this year is “SINGING IN THE RAIN” This will definitely appeal to some of our students. For more information go to

The Academy will be closed for Easter from Friday 30th March and re-open on Friday 6th April.
Please try and make all classes as it is very difficult setting all dances when students are away. Those that have not filled in the Show form I now take it will not be taking part in the show.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me or talk to your teachers. Have a great Easter and I look forward to seeing you all soon

Miss Sharon xxx


Summer Newsletter – June 2016

Hi All

SHOW 2016

Wow! What can I say, what an amazing week we have just had. Everyone that I have spoken to loved the show. I’m so proud of each and every one of the students, they were terrific on stage and backstage.

Can I take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped in any way leading up to and through the week of the Show. I could not have done it without all your help and support. THANK – YOU X

A huge congratulations to my teachers for their part involved in the Show and what amazing talent they all have. They are a credit to the Academy and I feel very privileged to have them alongside me.

And now

We have a few things going on before we close for the Summer Month of August. As some of you are aware Miss Sophie is having to cut some of her hours down. Due to this there are a few changes to the timetable, a lot that have been taking place in the show timetable so should still suit all. If there are queries or issues, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


The following dances have been chosen from the Show to perform at the two Fetes we have been asked to do. Bishop Loveday Primary School Fete (Friday 17th June) and Bodicote Bodfest (Saturday 9th July). Those that are in any of these numbers please can you let me know if you are able or not to take part as soon as possible.

Pirates of the Caribbean
Bring it on (Cross the Line)
Ugly Bug Ball
Garden Fairies


Good Luck to all those who are taking part in the Dance Festival over the next 3 Sundays, We know you will do us proud. BIG SMILES!


We will now be looking on the students taking their next exams. As soon as they are ready, we will put them forward for the next exam session available. Please remember this will be my decision. I will not put any student in that I feel is not ready. Not only is this unfair on the Student but also on the high standard of the Academy.

Summer Holidays

We close for the Summer on Saturday 30th July and re-open on Tuesday 30th August. At the end of July, Beginning of August you will receive an email with your new standing order details which needs to be altered to start the beginning of the September 2016. Please do not cancel you monthly payment for August even though we are closed. Your fees were worked out and divided through till September.

For those that I may not get to see, I hope you all have a lovely Summer and I look forward to seeing you all when we return at the end of August.

Miss Sharon xx


Tickets and Show Letter – May 2016

Dear Parents and Students

Firstly I would like to say a big thank-you to Janet, Ray, Jo and Gemma for selling our show tickets at the weekend. It was really appreciated. Can I also thank those that queued for tickets for your patience and understanding for why we sell them the way we do. For those that are new to this, the reason why we don’t sell them online etc. There are nearly 200 students within the school. We always include each and every one of the students including our babies and with them being so young they do not do every performance so this way allows their parents and families chance to purchase tickets on the shows they are performing in. We also guarantee that everyone else has a chance to get their tickets to see their children perform before they go out to the public.

The tickets are now available from Anker’s.

Anker and Partners, 31-32 High St, Banbury OX16 5ER

Anker’s have asked that all tickets that are purchased from them be paid for by cash.

Click here for the show letter that gives you all the information you need for the week of our show. As you will see there is now no photo session on the 22nd May. We will be taking all photos throughout the show, these will be put on a disc for you to purchase. The cost of the disc will be £6 each.

If there are any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Miss Sharon


Newsletter October 2015

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

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.

Miss Sharon


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

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.

Miss Sharon


Newsletter September 2014

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


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


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.

Miss Sharon                           

Mobiles: Miss Sharon 07866581470     Miss Sophie 07775446405


Newsletter June 2013

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 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


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


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.