Spring Term 2019

Start –   Monday 7th January    
Half term –   11th– 16th February
Finish –  Saturday 7th March                    

Dear Parents and Guardians


Exam Dates

 Ballet  Sunday 2nd December
 Modern and Jazz  Sunday 9th December

All exam results will now be placed in a sealed envelope for your child to open as soon as she/he arrives home. They should not be opened in the foyer areas. Please do not call or text requesting the results and no results will be posted on the schools face book page.

Following the show when we restart exam work for Autumn 2019 any child that would like to do an exam  will have to commit to at least 4 extra exam classes.

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 December 7th to hold your place. If your child is not returning in the Spring term please advise before we break up. A day before we start back in January is not a terms notice and you will be charged the full terms fee.

If you pay by cheque please can I ask you not to add any information on the back of the cheque as they will not go through some of the new systems in the bank ,all the information should be detailed on the envelope



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. This applies to the preschool ballet as well, some children are attending with their own uniform which is not fair on the other children who are conforming to the schools rules. Children are turning up without the correct footwear and wearing fashionable items of clothing rather than the uniform, for jazz and Hip Hop the girls know that it is the schools pink t shirt. This also includes hair ALWAYS being tied back before they enter the classroom.



Can parents picking up the older students make sure they are collected on time. We cannot leave students in the dark on their own. Miss Bradley, Miss Land and Miss Steinfeld all have between 40 minutes and 2 hour journey home.



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.



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

On Wednesday 5th December you are welcome to attend a meeting about the forthcoming dance show. This is for any mums that would like to be involved backstage, it would be lovely to see you. Please let me know if you are able to attend.

Everybody should have received the first letter about the show. Costume payment is due by 31st December. If I have not received this payment your child will not receive a costume, therefore not be in the show.I will advise everyone when the tickets go on sale at the box office.

Term finishes on  Friday 7th December for the Christmas  break. You are welcome to watch the children in class from 1st -7th December on their last lesson this term.

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

A merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy and Healthy 2019.

Kind Regards
Rebecca Tredray