Planning Ahead – Newsletter

Comic Relief Day

We will be supporting Comic Relief on Saturday 14th March. All students (and teachers) are invited to wear anything red to classes (with their red nose if they have one) for a £1 donation. We will also donate the takings from the tuck shop on that day too, which will include cupcakes, so if anyone would like to bake and donate any cupcakes to the tuck shop for that day, they would be gratefully received.

LAMDA Drama Examinations

As already confirmed our examination session has been booked for Sunday 15th March at Valley Park School. We will receive our confirmed schedule from LAMDA two weeks before our session, so you will be notified of individual exam times then. All students have been given their pieces along with an updated homework and exam guideline sheet. Each student was given a new updated exam guideline sheet on the 7th February so please ensure that you use that copy (it says revised February   2015 in the bottom left hand corner.) If parents could continue to help their children running their piece(s) during the break as this will keep it all fresh. For those students that have yet to learn their scripts off by heart, please ensure that this is done during half term as Miss Milly has told all students that they will not be able to use their scripts to read from in class (please ensure though that they are still brought to class so that staging and character notes can be made on them.) This means that they can concentrate on the staging and their knowledge section which will complete our examination preparation.

Dance Examinations

Students will take their dance examination on Sunday 29th March in the main hall at Valley Park School. The students have learnt their dances during their class time and then will perform their dances to an external examiner. I have emailed the students their exam music to practice with. If anyone has not received the email who would like the music, please let me know and I will re-email the music. In the next couple of weeks you will receive an email with exam timings and information for the day. Please ensure that your children have all the correct uniform ready for their exams.

Choreographic, Singing and Drama Competition

To confirm this years choreographic, singing and drama competition will be Sunday 17th May at Downswood Community Centre, Maidstone, starting at 2.30pm.  Get together with your friends and make up your own routine to show us! All dances and songs must be up to 1½ minutes (no longer) in length, and the music must be cut onto a CD. Please clearly name the CD, and give to Debbie by Saturday 9th May, along with the completed form below. All Song and Dance and Singing entries must use karaoke or backing tracks with no singers on the music.  The winners of each section will perform their winning pieces in our Award Presentation Show at Valley Park School on Sunday 5th July 2015.Costumes can be as fantastic as you’d like, and please choreograph a big smile!

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to speak to Debbie or if you need a little help getting started your class teachers will be more than happy to offer some assistance.

DRAMA STUDENTS

The drama students will be performing one piece that they have used for their LAMDA exams from March or for those students that did not take their exam will have already been given a scene for them to perform in the competition. All drama students will be expected to attend, however, please let Debbie know if there is a problem with you attending.

All students were given an information letter on the 7th February. If any ones letter that did not make it home safely and they would like a copy please let me know.

Award Presentation Show

Our show this year will be on Sunday 5th July in the main hall at Valley Park School. This will be our end of year show where we will have performances of dance exam routines, the winners of the drama/choreography/singer winners, singing and drama classes. There will be an information letter to follow closer to the date

Dates for your Diary

Sunday 15th March – LAMDA Drama Examinations at Valley Park School

Wednesday 25th March – Week 10 and last week of classes for that term (Adventure Kidz)

Saturday 28th March – Week 10 and last week of classes for that term (Valley Park)

Sunday 29th March – Dance examinations at Valley Park School

Saturday 18th April – Week 1 of April 2015 term (Valley Park)

Wednesday 22nd April – Week 1 of April 2015 term (Adventure Kidz)

Sunday 17th May – Choreographic/Singing & Drama Competition at Downswood Community Centre

Saturday 23rd and Saturday 30th May – Half Term (NO CLASSES) – Valley Park

Wednesday 27th May – Half Term (NO CLASSES) – Adventure Kidz

Wednesday 1st July – Week 10 and last week of classes for that term (Adventure Kidz)

Saturday 4th July – Week 10 and last week of classes for that term (Valley Park)

Sunday 5th July – “Dance, Love and War” Examination Award Presentation Show