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SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2022.

Dear Parents and Pupils

I cannot believe we are already moving into the Summer Term. The last term flew by and was filled with hard work, fun and performing opportunities. We are very much looking forward to another exciting term with our big end of year show for all our singing and dance pupils. This will take place on 16th and 17th July 2022 at the Stag Theatre Sevenoaks.

Last Term’s News…

ISTD Modern/Tap and Ballet Exams
Last term many pupils worked extremely hard preparing for their ISTD Modern, Tap and Ballet Exams. We had a record 4 weekends of exams and all pupils passed with flying colours.

The amount of dedication, practice and hard work that goes into these exams is phenomenal and I always feel so proud when I see the improvement in each individual dancer.

A special mention must also go to Miss Alex for passing her Licentiate Modern exam. Miss Alex and myself have been working tirelessly in preparation for this exam and we are very proud to have achieved such a high level teaching exam.

ISTD Ballet Exam Pupils

Vocational ISTD Exam Day Students

ISTD Modern and Tap Pupils

Bromley Festival – Drama Pupils
Miss Charley and many of our wonderful Drama Pupils attended the Bromley Festival at Farrington’s School on Saturday 19th March. Our pupils did extremely well with many of them achieving 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places. Thank you to Miss Charley for taking the pupils. It was such a positive experience and a great opportunity for the children to show off their work. I am sure this is an event we will continue on a yearly basis.

Show Success
Our lovely Eden Rowe has now started the first leg of her tour of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’. At only 9 years of age this is a fantastic achievement, and we wish you a fantastic experience Eden.

Eden Rowe appearing the UK tour of ‘Joseph’

SPRING TERM 2022

Sumer Term starts: Saturday 23rd April 2022

Half Term: Monday 30th May – Sunday 5th June 2022
Summer Term Ends: Sunday 17th July 2022

Trip to Matilda the Musical

Tuesday 3rd May 2022

Janet Cram Modern Awards Heats

Sunday 15th May 2022

Hotshots Final

Saturday & Sunday 21st – 22nd May 2022

LAMDA Drama Exams TBC

LBDA Summer Show

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July 2022

Show Success
Our wonderful twins, Sienna and Savannah, have also been cast in a new musical called ‘Identical’ based on the film ‘Parent Trap’. The girls start rehearsing in July and then open in Nottingham and move onto Manchester. I cannot wait to see these talented young ladies shine.

Savannah and Sienna will be appearing in ‘Identical’

Hotshots Competition
Our newly formed competition team recently took part in their first competition and were awarded 1st Place. The girls aged 7-10 years behaved and performed so professionally and we were immensely proud of you all. The dance was choreographed by Taylor Yates and we are looking forward to entering the children into the Hotshot finals in May.

Mini Miss – our Junior Competition Team

The Term ahead…

Janet Cram Awards

Following the success of our pupils who took part in the prestigious Musical Theatre Rep competition we have decided to enter some of our pupils into the Janet Cram Awards this year. This is a long running Modern dance competition run by the ISTD and we look forward to seeing how well our pupils do.

Hotshots Final Weekend

Due to the success LBDA had in the Hotshots heats we have been invited to perform in their final competition on 21st and 22nd May 2022. The pupils will be busy practicing their routines this half term and we wish them all the success in the world.

LAMDA Exams

Our drama pupils will be taking their drama exams again this term. The date is to be confirmed but I know you will be all working hard this term to prepare for them.

Best of British Show

All of our singing and dance pupils will be performing this summer at the Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks on 16th and 17th July. This is for all age groups and this size show occurs every 2 years so we are all very excited. There will be a full rehearsal on Sunday 10th July.
There will be a £10.00 show fee added to all invoices of children who will be taking part in the show. This is a small contribution towards the additional rehearsals outside of class times, the pyrotechnics, microphones and all the special effects we use within our shows to make them look outstanding.
All information on the show will be sent out to you separately but you should have all have received your first show letter last term. Please note we still need many more chaperones so please email lbdachaperones@outlook.com

Classes….

LBDA returns on Saturday 23rd April 2022. Please make sure you check the timetable as well as your child’s invoice for location, day and time of your child’s class/es.

As this is our show term we have jiggled a few classes around so it is very important you check class times prior to the start of term. Some smaller classes have joined for the show and we will only be running one ballet class per week for all grades except Intermediate who will continue will both classes. In September we will run 2 classes again.

There is bank holiday on Monday 2nd May. LBDA classes will not run on this evening and this will be reflected on your invoices.

Fees…

Fees are due before the beginning of term and 5% will be added to invoices that are paid late. Please be reminded that half a term’s notice is required if you want to cancel your child’s place in class.

Covid Policy….

If your child has to miss classes due to Covid please contact me ASAP so that we can zoom your child into the class if they so wish to. We cannot offer refunds or credits on classes missed due to Covid or general illness.

We are very excited to get back to classes and to start preparing for the Show. Show term is always our favourite term as the pupils gain so much experience and happy, long lasting memories.

Miss Laura and the LBDA Team

If you would like your child to be considered for our affiliated agency KTTA please send a self tape to info@ktta.co.uk