Thank you to everybody who came to celebrate an amazing 37 years of teaching Mrs Gardner has given so many pupils. We had a wonderful evening with lots of reminiscing, cards, presents, cake and bubbles! Thank you also to those of you who donated towards the bangle, flowers and scrap book for Mrs Gardner. She did really love it all. Here are a few images from the evening for you to enjoy while we are on our summer holidays!
As I said at the party, this is by no means goodbye to Mrs Gardner, merely a farewell and thank you while she enjoys her travels around the world. We will see her back very soon I am sure... Watch this space!
I am looking forward to seeing you all again in September and will shortly send a calendar of events to all current students. Don’t forget that you can try a new class for adults in Ballet, Tap and Modern or Tai Chi in our first week free taster session. Our classes cater for toddlers from 18 months all the way through to adults of all ages. Examinations are optional but very popular and are available for children from age 5 up to and including vocational level.
See you soon!
Term begins: Monday 10th September!
We are delighted to announce that we won Gold at the recent Dance School of the Year Awards. Amy went to the event to receive the trophy.
Now in its 6th year, the Dance School of the Year Awards was founded by Anne Walker MBE to celebrate the achievements of theatre dance schools who so often do not receive the recognition they deserve. From the thousands of dance schools eligible to enter, entries were received from schools of all sizes across the UK and Europe. 32 schools were shortlisted across four categories which are:
Schools were judged on their professionalism and business acumen as well as the personal development of all the staff.
Very proud and excited to announce that we have been selected as a finalist in the Dance School of the Year Awards for schools with up to 100 students.
From the Press Release...
Anne Walker MBE, a former dance teacher who has founded and run a number of businesses including International Dance Supplies, created these Awards to celebrate this incredible industry. She says: “Dance teachers should be applauded and celebrated. So much more than just a teacher – they are almost a substitute parent to many of their students as they are role models, mentors and social workers, offering support, stability and a disciplined approach to life. They instil a love of dance, music and theatre which will hopefully turn many students into tomorrow’s theatre-goers if not performers or teachers.
Fellow dance teachers have supported me in my career over many years and now I hope, through these Awards, we can all celebrate the life-long passion for dance and the achievements of theatre dance teachers everywhere.”