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September 2023- Newsletter

Updated: Sep 15, 2023













Term Dates 23/24


Autumn Term begins Monday 4th September

Half Term week Sun 22nd Oct till 29th Oct

Term Finishes Sat 16th December


Spring Term begins Saturday 6th January

NO Half Term break 18th-25th Feb Due to annual show all classes on as normal

No classes - Monday 11th March due to the show performances over the weekend

Term Finishes Monday 25th March


Summer Term begins Monday 15th April

Half Term week Sun 26th May till Sun 2nd June

Term Finishes Monday 22nd July


Update from Miss Charlotte:

I hope you have had a wonderful Summer holiday and a well deserved rest!

It is unbelievable that we are starting a new school year and this year marks 14 years since we opened the Academy. We can't wait to welcome you back!


The Performance teams had a fantastic time performing in Disneyland Paris and we couldn’t have been prouder of them. The Disney performing arts team were full of praise and the whole experience was just incredible. We look forward to offering more opportunities like this in the future.


There are some exciting events planned already for this coming year so please make a note on the dates below and keep your eyes peeled for more updates.


Summer Camps:

Thank you to all those who joined myself and Miss Jess at our summer camps it was lovely to see so many of our students and enjoy some good old fashioned fun☺


Miss Jodie: Sadly Miss Jodie won’t be joining us in September as she has been offered an exciting performing Job in Disneyland Shanghai. We wish her all the best for the future and hope to see her again in the future. Miss Charlotte will be covering Miss Jodie’s classes from September.


Exams: All exam invoices have now been sent and I will be working on the timetable in the first few weeks of the term. These will be handed out as soon as possible.


Pantomime: If you are joining us for this year’s pantomime please make sure you send payment by 1st September to secure your tickets thank you☺


Annual Show March 2024:

It’s that time of year again and we can’t wait! Please make a note of our show dates listed below. The letter for this event will be going out very soon. New students who are starting with us in September are welcome to take part and we are on hand to guide and talk you through the whole process.


Reminder on Fees policies at DTA Academy

  • Students are offered a trial session.

  • Yearly fees have been divided into 12 equal monthly payments and are payable over a 12 month period (this includes the August summer holidays).

  • All fees are paid in advance via direct debit on the first of each month.

  • Once the trial session has been completed any additional fees due in the current month will be added to the next month’s fees and will be taken on the 1st of the next month.

  • In the event that a parent wishes to cancel classes at the end of the school year – the last payment will be taken on the 1st August as this will complete that year’s payable fees.

  • In the event of classes being cancelled Dance Theatre Arts Academy will reschedule the sessions, unfortunately if students cannot attend no refunds will be issued.

  • There are no reductions for missed classes due to sickness, holiday, school events etc.

  • If you decide to withdraw your child from Dance Theatre Arts Academy classes a month’s notice is required in writing.

  • All class fees, exam fees, event fees and show fees are non-refundable.

  • Fees will be reviewed annually.

Fees will be charged as follows:

45 minute class = £22.00 per month

60 minute class = £27.00 per month

30 minute class = £14.00 per month (seniors only)

75 minute class = £29.00 per month (seniors only)


DTA Academy offer the following discounts:

  • A 10% discount is offered to all students who take 3 or 4 classes per week.

  • A 15% discount is offered to all students who take 5 classes or more per week.

  • We also offer a 10% sibling discount to all children in the same family if they do not qualify for other discounts.


DATES FOR THE DIARY


IDTA Exams - 21st October

Halloween Dress Up week - 30th October - 4th November optional for all classes

(please note dress up week dates have been changed due to the exam day on the 21st October)

Pantomime trip Cliffs Pavilion - 9th December


Annual show full run through - Saturday 24th February

Annual show full dress rehearsal - Saturday 2nd March


Annual Show 2024 Towngate Theatre Basildon

Friday 8th March, Saturday 9th March and Sunday 10th March 2024


May Day bank holiday no classes - Monday 6th May

Award presentation day - for all Junior, Middle, Pre-Senior and Senior students - 13th July 2024

Mini Starz - Watching week 13th July 2024


Thank you for you ongoing support.


Best wishes

Charlotte Thompson

Principal

Dance Theatre Arts Academy






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