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Spring Newsletter 2024.

Spring Newsletter 2024.

Dear Parents and Pupils

Firstly may I wish you all  wonderful Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year.

Last Term’s News…

LBDA was as busy as ever last term working towards ISTD Modern and Tap exams as well as our LAMDA Drama pupils working on their next grade. All pupils passed with exceptionally high results and I am so proud of all our pupils and teachers for the hard work that goes into getting the children ‘exam ready’. Our results are testament to the high level of training the children are receiving and the hard work they themselves put into practicing for these exams.

Our Musical Production and Singing pupils were hard at work working towards our Christmas Events which were a huge success and I am very proud of everyone who performed so beautifully and confidently.

ISTD MODERN AND TAP EXAMS

Over 40 pupils took their Modern and Tap exams in November over 2 weekends and the results were yet again stunning. All pupils passed with Merits and Distinctions and a special mention to our Grade 6 Pupils who also received UCAS points for achieving their Grade 6 exam – Bella, Cayla, Lola and Olivia.

SPRING TERM 2024

Spring Term Commences:

Friday 5th January 2024

Spring Term Ends:

Thursday 28th March 2024

Half Term:

Monday 12th February – Sunday 18th February 2024

Supreme Dance Competition:

Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th January 2024

ISTD Ballet Exams:

Sunday 3rd March 2024

ISTD Modern and Tap Exams:

Sunday 17th March and Sunday 24th March 2024

LBDA Cabaret Evening. Singing and Acting Classes:

Saturday 9th March 2024

LBDA 20 Year Anniversary Show:

Saturday & Sunday 13th and 14th July 2024

SPRING TERM 2024

Spring Term Commences:

Friday 5th January 2024

Spring Term Ends:

Thursday 28th March 2024

Half Term:

Monday 12th February – Sunday 18th February 2024

Supreme Dance Competition:

Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th January 2024

ISTD Ballet Exams:

Sunday 3rd March 2024

ISTD Modern and Tap Exams:

Sunday 17th March and Sunday 24th March 2024

LBDA Cabaret Evening. Singing and Acting Classes:

Saturday 9th March 2024

LBDA 20 Year Anniversary Show:

Saturday & Sunday 13th and 14th July 2024

Dear Parents and Pupils

Firstly may I wish you all  wonderful Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year.

Last Term’s News…

LBDA was as busy as ever last term working towards ISTD Modern and Tap exams as well as our LAMDA Drama pupils working on their next grade. All pupils passed with exceptionally high results and I am so proud of all our pupils and teachers for the hard work that goes into getting the children ‘exam ready’. Our results are testament to the high level of training the children are receiving and the hard work they themselves put into practicing for these exams.

Our Musical Production and Singing pupils were hard at work working towards our Christmas Events which were a huge success and I am very proud of everyone who performed so beautifully and confidently.

ISTD MODERN AND TAP EXAMS

Over 40 pupils took their Modern and Tap exams in November over 2 weekends and the results were yet again stunning. All pupils passed with Merits and Distinctions and a special mention to our Grade 6 Pupils who also received UCAS points for achieving their Grade 6 exam – Bella, Cayla, Lola and Olivia.

DRAMA EXAMS

Our Drama pupils worked extremely hard this term preparing for their exams. Again we had a 100% pass rate with all pupils receiving Distinctions and Merits. Well done to Miss Charley for all her efforts and dedication. I am looking forward to seeing you all perform at our cabaret this term as well as the Bromley Festival.

DRAMA EXAMS

Our Drama pupils worked extremely hard this term preparing for their exams. Again we had a 100% pass rate with all pupils receiving Distinctions and Merits. Well done to Miss Charley for all her efforts and dedication. I am looking forward to seeing you all perform at our cabaret this term as well as the Bromley Festival.

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Our Musical Production and Singing Pupils had a busy term preparing for the many Christmas events we had planned. Our annual Christmas Concert at St Mary’s Church was, as always, a beautiful occasion and it was wonderful to see the children performing so confidently and having so much fun.

Our Singers were also asked to perform at the LA Sports Christmas Fair on Saturday 25th November and the Glades shopping Center on the 17th December in aid of CASPA. As always our pupils sang their hearts and were an absolute credit to the school.
Thank you to Miss Katie, Miss Kim, Chris and Taylor for all your hard work with these events.

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Our Musical Production and Singing Pupils had a busy term preparing for the many Christmas events we had planned. Our annual Christmas Concert at St Mary’s Church was, as always, a beautiful occasion and it was wonderful to see the children performing so confidently and having so much fun.

Our Singers were also asked to perform at the LA Sports Christmas Fair on Saturday 25th November and the Glades shopping Center on the 17th December in aid of CASPA. As always our pupils sang their hearts and were an absolute credit to the school.
Thank you to Miss Katie, Miss Kim, Chris and Taylor for all your hard work with these events.

PYJAMA WEEK

We ran Pyjama Week this year to raise funds to go towards LBDA’s 20th Year Anniversary Show at the Stag Theatre in the Summer. The pupils and teachers definitely enjoyed coming to class in our PJ’s!!!

PYJAMA WEEK

We ran Pyjama Week this year to raise funds to go towards LBDA’s 20th Year Anniversary Show at the Stag Theatre in the Summer. The pupils and teachers definitely enjoyed coming to class in our PJ’s!!!

SCHOOL OF ROCK – WWOS

7 Pupils from LBDA successfully auditioned for the West Wickham Operatic Society’s production of the School of Rock which took place at the Churchill Theatre between 15th and 18th November.

The pupils were a huge credit to LBDA and a special mention to Teagan Stevens and Ava Williams who were cast as Summer. The feedback I received was outstanding and it was lovely to see so many pupils going to support their peers in the audience.

Congratulations to Maddie Fewkes, Teagan Stevens, Florence Burt, Ava Williams, Sienna Robinson, Grace Willoughby and Izzy Tilson for absolutely smashing it!!

SCHOOL OF ROCK – WWOS

7 Pupils from LBDA successfully auditioned for the West Wickham Operatic Society’s production of the School of Rock which took place at the Churchill Theatre between 15th and 18th November.

The pupils were a huge credit to LBDA and a special mention to Teagan Stevens and Ava Williams who were cast as Summer. The feedback I received was outstanding and it was lovely to see so many pupils going to support their peers in the audience.

Congratulations to Maddie Fewkes, Teagan Stevens, Florence Burt, Ava Williams, Sienna Robinson, Grace Willoughby and Izzy Tilson for absolutely smashing it!!

 

LBDA HALLOWEEN CAMP

Our Halloween Camp took place once again over the October half term break. The children were an absolute pleasure to work with and had so much fun participating in arts and craft activities, hair and make up sessions, decorating cupcakes, dancing, singing and generally having fun!

The week culminated in a video shoot of the dance they had been practicing and finally a huge Halloween Party which was open to all members of our junior school age group.

LBDA HALLOWEEN CAMP

Our Halloween Camp took place was once again over the October half term break. The children were an absolute pleasure to work with and had so much fun participating in arts and craft activities, hair and make up session, decorating cupcakes, dancing, singing and generally having fun!

The week culminated in a video shoot of the dance they had been practicing and finally a huge Halloween Party which was open to all members of our junior school age group.

PUPIL’S SUCCESSES LAST TERM

Mia Thomson, Alana Thursfield, Dixie Harcourt, Maggie O’Hara, Rafaela Bond and Molly Marsh all were invited to film an advert for ‘Shelter’. Their behaviour was impeccable and they were a real credit to LBDA.

Talia Palamathanan – Our beautiful ex LBDA pupil Talia continues as the lead role of Pritti in ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ which is on tour this year and finishes off in the West End. LBDA were out in their masses to support Talia when she performed in Bromley for the week in October 2023. The number of people came to support Talia is testament to the love we have for all our pupil’s and their successes.

Ava Williams, Grace Willoughby, Florence Burt, Teagan Stevens and Sienna Robinson, Izzy Tilson and Maddie Fewkes all performed in ‘The School of Rock’ which was performed at the Churchill Theatre in November.

Alana Thursfield and Ethan Simpson have been selected to perform in WWOS’s pantomime this Christmas and are having a wonderful time rehearsing.

 

PUPIL’S SUCCESSES LAST TERM

Mia Thomson, Alana Thursfield, Dixie Harcourt, Maggie O’Hara, Rafaela Bond and Molly Marsh all were invited to film an advert for ‘Shelter’. Their behaviour was impeccable and they were a real credit to LBDA.

Talia Palamathanan – Our beautiful ex LBDA pupil Talia continues as the lead role of Pritti in ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ which is on tour this year and finishes off in the West End. LBDA were out in their masses to support Talia when she performed in Bromley for the week in October 2023. The number of people came to support Talia is testament to the love we have for all our pupil’s and their successes.

Ava Williams, Grace Willoughby, Florence Burt, Teagan Stevens and Sienna Robinson, Izzy Tilson and Maddie Fewkes all performed in ‘The School of Rock’ which was performed at the Churchill Theatre in November.

Alana Thursfield and Ethan Simpson have been selected to perform in WWOS’s pantomime this Christmas and are having a wonderful time rehearsing.

The Term ahead…

LBDA returns on Friday 5th January 2024. Please make sure you check the timetable for location, day and time of your child’s class/es. Invoices will be sent out separately. We are starting back on a Friday as the Spring term finishes on Thursday 28th March due to Good Friday being on 29th March this year.

Please be reminded that half a term’s notice is required if you want to cancel your child’s place in class as per our T and C’s.

SUPREME DANCE COMPETITION

Our Commercial troupes will be taking to the stage at the Stag Theatre on the weekend of the 13th and 14th January to take part in The Supreme Dance Comp. The pupils have been working really hard in Taylor’s classes and I am sure you will make us all proud when you compete! LBDA ROCKS!

ISTD TAP, MODERN & BALLET EXAMS

We have booked 2 sessions for our Tap and Modern pupils on 17th and 24th March 2024 and one session for our ISTD Ballet pupils on Sunday 3rd March 2024. You will be notified in the new term if your child will be taking an exam. Please trust your teacher’s decisions on when your child is ready. Children all develop at different times and we know the standard the children need to reach to be successful in their exams. Exams help build confidence, increase progression and give the children a huge sense of achievement if they are entered at the correct time for the individual child.

ISTD exams are all recognised, and highly respected qualifications and once Grade 6 level is reached the pupils also gain UCAS points.

LBDA CABARET NIGHT

LBDA will be hosting our first cabaret evening for our drama and singing pupils this year on Saturday 9th March 2024 at Wickham Halls, Sussex Road.

Friends and Family will be invited to come and watch a selection of Acting and Singing pieces whilst enjoying a glass of wine. More details will be sent out in the New Year but please keep this evening free.

EASTER CAMP

Following the success of our Easter Camp last year we are going to run this camp again in the Easter Break from Wednesday 3rd – Friday 5th April 2024. More information on this camp will follow shortly.

ACRO CLASSES

Following the huge success of our introductory Acro course will be adding acro into our timetable on a weekly basis in the Spring Term. Pupils will be placed in ability classes and will work towards their Acro Exams. Please contact admin@lb-da.co.uk if you are interested in these classes.

PRIVATE SINGING CLASSES

Our private singing classes have expanded and we are so impressed with all of the children’s progress. Private singing classes aid children’s confidence and also provides them with preparation material for auditions and self tapes. If your child is interested in private singing lessons we have a few slots in the new term. Please let me know ASAP as these slots go very quickly.

If your child is interested in joining our agency run by Miss Kim please contact info@ktta.co.uk. Kim is particularly interested in hearing from pupils in School Years 3-5.

MINI MODERN AND TAP AND BALLET

We have several classes on the timetable for children aged 3-4 years including Mini Ballet on a Monday and Mini Modern and Tap on a Thursday. Please get in touch if you would like your child to come for a free trial in any of these classes.

LBDA’s 20th YEAR SHOW – REWIND

LBDA will celebrating our 20th Year this year in style. Our show at the Stag Theatre in July will involve all of our dance and singing pupils as it’s a full school year. Pupils from Year 2 and under will only be involved in one show which will be the matinee show on the Sunday 14th July.

The show will be a celebration of all that LBDA has achieved over the years. We will be performing some of our favourite old dances as well as brand new ones. The show will be bigger and better than ever and we are very excited for this event. Work behind the scenes is already taking place.

As it’s the school’s 20th Birthday we will also be selling limited edition 20 year anniversary t-shirts that all pupils will wear in the finale of the show. An email regarding purchase of these t-shirts will be sent our separately and will be available in the new year for pupils to also wear in class.

LBDA 20th ANNIVERSARY BALL

LBDA’s first ever charity ball will be taking place on Saturday 7th September 2024. I would love to get a small committee of parent’s together to help run and organise this event. If you are interested in being part of the committee, please let me know ASAP. Please keep the date free – it will be an adult only event (Year 13 pupils will also be able to attend).

FEES, TIMETABLE and FACULTY

The timetable has remained similar to last term but please check your child’s invoice for their class time and days. Many pupils took exams last term and will have therefore moved into the next class.

As we head into our 20th year I am sure we are going to have plenty to celebrate and I thank you all for your support, commitment and friendship. #LBDAROCKS

Kindest regards
Miss Laura and the LBDA Team

The Term ahead…

LBDA returns on Friday 5th January 2024. Please make sure you check the timetable for location, day and time of your child’s class/es. Invoices will be sent out separately. We are starting back on a Friday as the Spring term finishes on Thursday 28th March due to Good Friday being on 29th March this year.

Please be reminded that half a term’s notice is required if you want to cancel your child’s place in class as per our T and C’s.

SUPREME DANCE COMPETITION

Our Commercial troupes will be taking to the stage at the Stag Theatre on the weekend of the 13th and 14th January to take part in The Supreme Dance Comp. The pupils have been working really hard in Taylor’s classes and I am sure you will make us all proud when you compete! LBDA ROCKS!

ISTD TAP, MODERN & BALLET EXAMS

We have booked 2 sessions for our Tap and Modern pupils on 17th and 24th March 2024 and one session for our ISTD Ballet pupils on Sunday 3rd March 2024. You will be notified in the new term if your child will be taking an exam. Please trust your teacher’s decisions on when your child is ready. Children all develop at different times and we know the standard the children need to reach to be successful in their exams. Exams help build confidence, increase progression and give the children a huge sense of achievement if they are entered at the correct time for the individual child.

ISTD exams are all recognised, and highly respected qualifications and once Grade 6 level is reached the pupils also gain UCAS points.

LBDA CABARET NIGHT

LBDA will be hosting our first cabaret evening for our drama and singing pupils this year on Saturday 9th March 2024 at Wickham Halls, Sussex Road.

Friends and Family will be invited to come and watch a selection of Acting and Singing pieces whilst enjoying a glass of wine. More details will be sent out in the New Year but please keep this evening free.

EASTER CAMP

Following the success of our Easter Camp last year we are going to run this camp again in the Easter Break from Wednesday 3rd – Friday 5th April 2024. More information on this camp will follow shortly.

NEW ACRO CLASSES

Following the huge success of our introductory Acro course will be adding acro into our timetable on a weekly basis in the Spring Term. Pupils will be places in ability classes and will work towards their Acro Exams. Please contact admin@lb-da.co.uk if you are interested in these classes.

PRIVATE SINGING CLASSES

Our private singing classes have expanded and we are so impressed with all of the children’s progress. Private singing classes aid children’s confidence and also provides them with preparation material for auditions and self tapes. If your child is interested in private singing lessons we have a few slots in the new term. Please let me know ASAP as these slots go very quickly.

If your child is interested in joining our agency run by Miss Kim please contact info@ktta.co.uk. Kim is particularly interested in hearing from pupils in School Years 3-5.

MINI MODERN AND TAP AND BALLET

We have several classes on the timetable for children aged 3-4 years including Mini Ballet on a Monday and Mini Modern and Tap on a Thursday. Please get in touch if you would like your child to come for a free trial in any of these classes.

LBDA’s 20th YEAR SHOW – REWIND

LBDA will celebrating our 20th Year this year in style. Our show at the Stag Theatre in July will involve all of our dance and singing pupils as it’s a full school year. Pupils from Year 2 and under will only be involved in one show which will be the matinee show on the Sunday 14th July.

The show will be a celebration of all that LBDA has achieved over the years. We will be performing some of our favourite old dances as well as brand new ones. The show will be bigger and better than ever and we are very excited for this event. Work behind the scenes is already taking place.

As it’s the school’s 20th Birthday we will also be selling limited edition 20 year anniversary t-shirts that all pupils will wear in the finale of the show. An email regarding purchase of these t-shirts will be sent our separately and will be available in the new year for pupils to also wear in class.

LBDA 20th ANNIVERSARY BALL

LBDA’s first ever charity ball will be taking place on Saturday 7th September 2024. I would love to get a small committee of parent’s together to help run and organise this event. If you are interested in being part of the committee, please let me know ASAP. Please keep the date free – it will be an adult only event (Year 13 pupils will also be able to attend).

FEES, TIMETABLE and FACULTY

The timetable has remained similar to last term but please check your child’s invoice for their class time and days. Many pupils took exams last term and will have therefore moved into the next class.

As we head into our 20th year I am sure we are going to have plenty to celebrate and I thank you all for your support, commitment and friendship. #LBDAROCKS

Kindest regards
Miss Laura and the LBDA Team