Spring Term 2018 – Welcome Back

Dear Parents/Pupils

Happy New Year to everyone and I hope you have enjoyed a restful festive break. We have so much to look forward to in 2018 as we work towards our big show “It’s Showtime!” in March at Questors Theatre and other exciting events thereafter.

Classes commence this Monday, 8th January 2018.

It is important that pupils attend every lesson possible between now and the show in March.  Unbelievably we have only seven classes left (with a half-term break in between of course) until our first Sunday afternoon rehearsal on Sunday 4th March!

Term fees are payable during the first week of term at St Stephens Church Hall or posted (or dropped in) to Vicki Dale, 11 Kent Avenue, Ealing, W13 8BE. Fees can be paid in cash or by cheque. If paying by cheque please make it payable to J. Wellman or Dance Gallery and please don’t forget to put your child/childrens’ name/names on the back of the cheque.

Spring term fees must be paid by the second week of term at the latest (20th January 2018).  Unfortunately any fees paid after that date will incur a 10% levy to cover extra admin costs.

An Important Reminder of Saturday/Sunday Afternoon Rehearsal Dates

Hopefully everyone has now transferred all those important dates (below) into their new 2018 diaries! But here they are again just in case……..Our Sunday (and one Saturday) afternoon rehearsals run from the beginning of March. The exact timings to be advised for individual jazz and tap groups as soon as possible. Obviously younger pupils rehearsal timings will be much shorter than the older pupils but please keep the afternoons free between 12.30—5.30pm.

– Sunday 4th March – Act 1 Whole school rehearsal
– Sunday 11th March – Act 2  Whole school rehearsal (Excluding Jazz 1, Jazz 2 and Tap Beginners)
– Saturday 17th March –  Act 1 & 2 Whole school rehearsal
– Sunday 18th March – Act 1 and 2 Whole school dress rehearsal

Rehearsals above will be at the Methodist Church, Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QS.  These rehearsals are vital to the show as they are the only opportunity for the whole company to rehearse together the numbers in running order and get those all-important links (“ons” and “offs”) between numbers right. We ask that each pupil attends all these rehearsals.

Show Week

Moving on to Show Week – rehearsals will be at Questors Theatre from Sunday 25th March 2018 and the opening night of the show is Tuesday 27th March 2018!  All Jazz and Tap groups will be involved in each rehearsal and exact timings for each group will be advised as soon as possible.

– Sunday 25th March – Full technical run with costumes, sound and light
– Monday 26th March – Dress rehearsal with hair and make-up
– Tuesday 27th March – Opening night! Show starts at 7.30pm
– Wed 28th to Fri 30th March – Show starts at 7.30pm
– Saturday 31st March – Matinee show starts at 2.30pm and Evening show at 7.30pm

Ticket Sales

Tickets will be available to buy through the Questors Theatre Box Office from Friday 26th January 2018.  We will shortly be able to release details of the ticket prices and confirm exactly how the box office will operate.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next week for classes as we prepare for exciting times ahead!

Kind regards

Jill Wellman