Dear parents and dancers
A very Happy New Year to all our families, we hope everyone had a great Christmas and you are all ready to get your dancing shoes back on.
Classes start back today (we have had one or two messages about when term starts, all the info including term dates can all be found on the website, for when you need to check in the future. Our website contains all the information you will need to know about most things, so it's a really useful thing to check from time to time).
We have a busy term ahead including our charity show at the Ark on Saturday 1st April. All the details for this have been on the boards and website for a few weeks now and lots of you have confirmed your child's place in this show. If you haven't done this, please could you bring in your £2 entry for this. We need to know for definite as we will be starting to rehearse dances now. (On a Saturday Rachel will be available in between classes to sign children up for the show, answer questions and take dance wear orders)
Louise Hunter, one of our teachers, has a new job. She is going to be leaving us at the end of January to take up a post on a yacht in the Mediterranean, which unfortunately means she won't be able to 'pop' back to teach her classes on Saturday mornings or Mon/Tues evenings. It's a great opportunity for Louise so we wish her well with it, but we will all miss her here as she has been an important part of CJs for many years, first as a pupil and then a teacher.
Carrie Marsden (who has started teaching for us on a Wednesday evening) will be joining us on a Saturday a bit later this year to teach some of the classes, so we look forward to Carrie having a bigger part in our team.
We have had a couple of exam sessions with great results from our dancers at the end of last year, so well done to those involved. We will be giving out certificates from the last session during this week. We will have more exam sessions during this year, please look out for the little white exam slip that your child will be given if we think they are ready to be entered for an exam, our website and exam board contains all the information you will need to enter your child for exams.
We would be really grateful if you could help us out by encouraging your children to stick to the paths during the winter months as we are getting a lot of mud coming into the school and this doesn't mix too well with ballet shoes and white tights!
Look forward to seeing everyone back during this week.
The CJs team