Brennan School of Dance                             AUTUMN TERM 2019



Start –  Monday  16th September


Half term –  Monday 21st – Saturday 26th October     (1 x week at half term)                                                       


Finish –  Saturday 7th December                



Dear Parents and Guardians


What a fantastic dance show! Well done everybody.

I still have a few DVDs available of the show if anybody would still like to purchase one.

Dates are already booked for the next show. Saturday and Sunday 24/25th October 2020 with the Thursday and Friday as rehearsals.


Exam dates for Autumn 2019.

Saturday 16th,23rd and 30th November     Ballet

Sunday    1st and 8th December                Modern, Tap and Jazz

It is going to be a tough term with so many children entering exams. The children are expected to attend ALL lessons and the extra ones.


Thank you for your understanding with the new timetable changes. We have two new halls, Biddenham Village hall on a Friday  and Wootton Community hall on a Monday. Contemporary has been added to the timetable to see how it goes but may have to move to a different day in the future.  After Christmas Grade 5 Modern will have to be added back in the timetable on a Monday as does another new class, Grade 6 Ballet.



Since the school started in 1999 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 15th to hold your place. We have so many full classes now that if you do not pay the deposit you are not guaranteed a place next term. 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.

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.




This year we have helped so many people.

At the dance show we raised £800 for Smiley Club, part of Mencap.

Lulu and her fight against high-risk neuroblastoma, we managed to raise £500 from mufti week in class.

We also raised £50 for the lovely Amy. We hope to see Amy back to class in the near future. Thank you everyone.



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.


The website / information


You are welcome to watch your children’s classes on the last week of term.

Thank you again for your commitment to the school.

Have a fantastic Summer.



Kindest Regards


Rebecca Tredray