We have a couple of changes to let you know about that are going to happen at CJs from September.
Firstly Kirsty Innes who has taught at CJs for the past few years and started as a pupil from a pre school age, has been offered promotion at Astor College, as this means studying alongside working full time, she is going to give up her teaching post at CJs to be able to do this. Kirsty will keep her links with us and you will still see her in the future helping out at shows and perhaps the odd bit of class cover.
And Yasmin Farmer who has also taught with us for a few years and also a former pupil will be leaving to begin her first year of primary school teaching from September. Yasmin will keep her links with us and you will also see her in the future helping out with shows etc.
Both these members of staff have been a great part of CJs and we will miss them both but are grateful for their ongoing support and offer of future help. We really do wish them the best in their future careers.
We have been busy working on a plan for addressing the gaps that these two members of staff are leaving and we are very pleased to let you know that we have some exciting news.
Firstly Louise Hunter will return at the beginning of October (probably very suntanned!) from her travels around the Mediterranean
We also have a brand new teacher who will be working with us, Carrie Marsden, who herself danced for many years at CJs will start to teach the youth dance team, intermediate ballet, intermediate tap and a brand new class for gifted and talented dancers who have an ambition to be professional dancers. This class will be invitation only and will include audition training as well as working on dances to perform in different places as part of our new gifted and talented group 'aspire'.
Carrie is a professionally trained dancer, having completed her training at the prestigious 'Urdang Academy' and as well as dance she has also been teaching private lessons in musical theatre and singing. She is in a great position to be able to work with our aspiring professional dancers and really help prepare them for their future dance careers.