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DIARY FOR AUTUMN TERM 2019 (13 WEEKS)

Category: DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Posted: 2019-09-04 10:39

START OF TERM

DORRINGTON VILLAGE HALL SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7th
(Classical Greek Dance, Ballet, Creative Dance, (8.45 am – 3.30 pm)
Tap, Modern, LAMDA Speech and Drama)

DORRINGTON VILLAGE HALL MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9th
(Dance Expressions) (10.00 am)

DUDGELEY HALL TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10th
(Contemporary, Senior Classical Greek Dance) (3.45 - 7.30 pm)

LEEBOTWOOD VILLAGE HALL TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10th
(Contemporary, Boys “Ignite”, Street Dance) (6.45 - 8.30 pm)

SYLVESTER HORNE INSTITUTE, C. STRETTON WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11th
(Adult Classical Greek Dance) (7.15 - 8.15 pm)

HALF-TERM (no classes) SATURDAY OCTOBER 26th to WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30th

I.S.T.D. BALLET EXAMINATIONS SUNDAY OCTOBER 20th

I.S.T.D. CLASSICAL GREEK DANCE EXAMINATIONS SATURDAY OCTOBER 26th

(to be confirmed by ISTD)


‘A DAY OF DANCE’, CRAVEN ARMS TUESDAY OCTOBER 29th COMMUNITY CENTRE (10 am – 3.30 pm)

LAST DAY OF TERM (open classes) SATURDAY DECEMBER 7th to WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11th

CHRISTMAS RECITAL SATURDAY DECEMBER 7th
(3.00—5.00 pm)


FUTURE DATES

LAMDA EXAMINATIONS date to be confirmed

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NEWSLETTER FOR AUTUMN TERM 2019

Category: NEWSLETTERS
Posted: 2019-09-04 10:33

A very warm welcome to you all at the start of a “new year“ with the Diana Griffiths School of Dance. I hope you have all had a lovely summer break and the children are refreshed for the start of term.
Well done to everyone who took part in “A Celebration of Dance and Drama …Tom’s Midnight Garden” on June 29th at Concord College. The children performed beautifully and their behaviour throughout the day was exemplary. We raised a brilliant £1226.43 for the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, thanks to the children’s hard work, my wonderful and inspired teachers, Flo, all the backstage and front of house helpers, and as always your tremendous support.

Thank you for supporting our end of term prize giving and cheque presentation to Lingen Davies . This event is now an important landmark in our year - thank you for attending at such a busy time of the year! Commendations were awarded to every member who took part at Concord. In addition there were our special awards for Improvement (Mazie Hazlehurst and Klara Kokkinou), Dance (Rosie Wilson and Edward Bowen), Drama (Aris Kokkinos) and Commitment (Annabel Griffiths and Jess Halliday).

Our Summer Theatre School at Condover Primary School was a great success. Five days of dance, drama, musical theatre and creativity expertly led by Ruth Seager, Vikki Leech and Megan Griffiths, culminating in a “sharing” of some excellent work which was greatly enjoyed! I know Vikki and Ruth are keen to offer another similar event next summer, so keep an eye open for news on our website and on our Facebook page.

Immediately following our Summer School, Penny Childs and I attended the I.S.T.D. Classical Greek Dance Summer School at Wellingborough, Northants, where teachers of our much-loved technique were taught the new children’s graded examination syllabus, which has undergone a complete overhaul . The graded work is now much more challenging and the set work is increased considerably. I have thought about this long and hard, and I will be introducing the new syllabus format at the beginning of this term, when the old syllabus will no longer be used for examination purposes. Due to the demanding nature of the syllabus I am extending all the Greek lesson times apart from Greek I. All vocational and medal examination syllabi remain unchanged.

There are no changes to our teaching staff this term, and wherever possible I have kept our weekly timetables the same. Please note that fees have been adjusted where necessary, taking into consideration the extended class times.

In response to several of you having expressed an interest in Contemporary Dance, Anna Belyavin will be starting up a new Contemporary class for the 11+ age group on Tuesdays at Leebotwood Village Hall, from 6.30 to 7.15 pm.

As always do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions concerning your child / children … your feedback is important to me. Thank you for your continuing support and I look forward to an enjoyable and successful Autumn Term.

Cathy
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END OF YEAR NEWSLETTER

Category: NEWSLETTERS
Posted: 2019-07-12 09:50

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the performance of “Tom’s Midnight Garden” at Concord College. I thought everyone performed beautifully at this year’s “A Celebration of Dance”. Thank you for all your hard work! Congratulations also to everyone for raising the amazing sum of £1,226.43 for the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.

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Last Saturday (6th July) at 10.00 am we held our end of year prizegiving at Dorrington Village Hall which was very well attended. This was such a happy morning, which brought our summer term to a close. We had presentations of LAMDA and Classical Greek Dance examination certificates and our end of year awards and we also had the presentation of the cheque to Louise from Lingen Davies. It was lovely to see so many of you there. As ever, thank you to my teachers Penny, Hugh, Anna and Sarah.

Just a reminder that the Microvideo envelopes are now available for ordering your DVDs of the performance at Concord (£10 each).

The new term starts on Saturday 7th September, Monday 9th September (Dance Expressions for the under 5s) and Tuesday 10th September.

Don’t forget Summer School which is taking place at Condover School from Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August … places are filling rapidly! Contact me as soon as possible if you wish to be enrolled.

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TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN

Category: CONCORD
Posted: 2019-06-12 11:30

Tickets are now on sale! See Cathy (Saturdays or Tuesdays) or from Burway Books, Church Stretton.

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