Autumn Term 2018


Start – Monday 10th September 2018

Half term – 22nd Oct – 2nd November

Finish -Friday 7th December 2018



Exam Dates

Modern/Tap and Jazz Saturday 1st December
Ballet Sunday 2nd December


Dear Parents and Guardians

Can I please ask all parents to read exam letters carefully if your daughter or son is lucky enough to receive one. These last two terms it has been a constant battle with attendance and not practicing at home weeks before entering their exam. It is not fair on children who turn up to every lesson and we are unable to organize and practice group exercises/dances. It clearly states that not attending lessons will forfeit their exam place. On a couple of occasions this term parents have taken their children away only weeks away from their dance exams. I, like yourself want the children to love coming to class and cramming the exercises just weeks before their exam does nothing for the children’s confidence or my stress levels.



Since the school started in 1998 I have offered the 4th class free to each student. I am pleased to say I am now going to offer it per family. Every 4th class is free of charge.

So if you have 2 children taking 2 classes one class will be free or 2 children taking 1 class and the other taking 3 you still get the 4th free. Families taking 8 classes will get 2 free of charge. I hope this makes sense, please ask if you have any questions.



All payment is due in full within 2 weeks of starting the new term. A deposit for each class is due by July 7th to hold your place. If your child is not returning in the Autumn term please advise before we break up. A day before we start back in September is not a terms notice and you will be charged the full terms fee.



Please remember the schools code 3333. This can only be used to access the building when Brennan school of dance is using the building.



Please can I remind everybody we do expect the students to wear the correct uniform to each lesson. Children are turning up without the correct footwear and wearing fashionable items of clothing rather than the uniform. This also includes hair ALWAYS being tied back before they enter the classroom.



To learn any skill we need commitment from the children. This goes for all the students not just the ones taking exams that term. To reach a good standard of dance and improve your technique and understanding the children need to attend at least 80% of the term. If your daughter or son has missed 4 lessons of the term without a valid reason I will give their place to another student on the waiting list. With the dance show approaching I am getting lots of new students and existing students asking to try a new genre.



Please make a note of the show dates as during the Autumn Term some classes will start rehearsing their numbers.

Term finishes on the Friday 5th April for state schools so they can have a good rest after the show weekend. Private school finishes for Easter holidays on the 29th March.

Photographs Sunday 17th March 2019
Rehearsals Thursday and Friday 4th and 5th April 2019
Show dates Saturday and Sunday 6th and 7th April 2019



We say goodbye to two girls who started ballet with me in 2002.

Hannah Cornwell who is off to Leeds or Sheffield University to study Economics.

Hannah Place who is travelling to Norway, Africa and Asia to do a course in Youth work.

Holly Noble has just been accepted as a Junior associate for the Royal Ballet School. A real achievement.

Emelia Bell is just about to graduate from Performers in Musical Theatre. Emelia also has her DDI in tap and modern teaching qualification’s. She is currently auditioning for show/cruise performance work.

So proud of you all.

Term finishes on Monday 9th July for the Summer break. You are welcome to watch the children in class on their last lesson this term.

The website / information

Thank you for all your patience and continued support this term.

Have a great summer.

Kind Regards

Rebecca Tredray