Newsletter August 2017!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all having a fabulous Summer. With now over 80 students attending classes with SLH Dance Academy last term was definately a busy one and we can’t wait to get back to it this September.

I have been very busy planning the new term and we are now taking bookings for new pupils to start this September. A lot of our classes are very booked up already so please do get in touch in the next few weeks if you would like to book your child in for a taster session next term. Our full timetable can be viewed here… Timetable 2017 (1)

I have had lots of enquiries already for children wanting to add more classes to their weekly schedule.  If your child is interested in having a go at another dance style alongside their normal class  then please do get in touch ASAP. Remember we have Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz classes for all age groups throughout the week.

Beginners Tap 

This is a brand NEW class starting Tuesday 12th September 5.00pm-5.30pm @ Malling Community Centre for Receptions- Year 2’s olds who are new to tap dancing and love making lots of noise!! It follows our Grade 1 Modern class also suitable for this age group and would be great if they were looking to do a back to back class in Modern and Tap. The class will teach them the basic steps of tap following the extremely fun ISTD Primary Tap syllabus. If your child is interested then do get in touch to book a free taster. Please be quick though as I am sure it will be very popular with our younger students!


Please note that children must have the correct uniform for all classes. The only exception for this is Pre-School Ballet (2-3 year olds). I would also like to remind you that hair for all classes must be off the face and tied up neatly in a ponytail, plait, bun etc. All ballet pupils (Primary level and above in particular) MUST have a ballet bun for all classes as of September. This is so that the teacher can view their neck line easily and also makes them feel the part in class.

Uniform for classes can be viewed here. 

Jenny of Limelight our uniform supplier will be attending classes on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th September so please do go and visit her to get fitted properly.

SLH Dance Academy Hoodies, teddies, onesies and more can be purchased from the following link. They will make perfect birthday or Christmas presents for your dancer. 

Term Dates

Monday 11th September- Saturday 9th December 

(No classes w/c 23rd October due to half term)

12 week term


From September I will be making some slight changes with how I run my Pre-School classes. If your child attend a Pre-School class (2-3 year olds) then parents are invited to stay during the lesson to assist your child. However if your child is in the Pre-School (3-4 year olds) class then I will be asking parents to wait outside of the room during the lesson. I feel that this will prepare them for starting school and also will help aid concentration during the lesson. We will have watching classes throughout the year where I will invite parents to watch their child lesson to see progression.

Terms and Conditions and Safeguarding policy 

I have updated my terms and conditions and safeguarding policy. This can be found here.  By attending classes with us you must adhere by our conditions so please read through carefully.


All invoices have been sent out with this newsletter. If you haven’t received yours or if your child would like to swap days for a particular class then please let me know sooner than later.


We had 23 students taking part in ISTD Ballet, Modern Theatre and Tap exams at the end of last term. Each and every child worked extremely hard in the lead up to the exams and it was fantastic to see their progression and enthusiasm. Once all the results have been received from the ISTD I will email out individually to all parents. Fingers crossed!

Summer School 2017

We had another very successful Summer School this year with students learning song and dances from Aladdin, Motown the musical, Sofia the First and Moana. I hope everyone who attended enjoyed the week and keep your eyes peeled for more holiday workshops in the coming school year.

Musical Theatre Classes

During the Summer School I had many parents enquiring about musical theatre classes. It is something that I would love to add to the SLH Dance Academy timetable so please let me know if this is something your child would be interested in and I will see if I can add some classes in from Ocotber half term. Musical Theatre would involve singing, dancing and acting (sometimes at the same time!) and the children would learn pieces from musicals and even have the chance to work towards exams.

Summer Show 2018

After the success of our Christmas performance last year I have decided that it is time for SLH Dance Academy to hold it’s first proper dance show. I am currently in the process of sourcing a suitable venue and date and as soon as this has been decided I will let you know so you can add it to your diary! More information to follow soon…

Good Luck

Good luck to all my lovely little pre-schoolers who will be starting Primary School this September and any children moving up to Secondary School. I hope they settle in well and look forward to seeing them at one of our Pre-Primary classes this term.

Finally I hope you have a great rest of the Holidays and I look forward to welcoming you all back from Monday 11th September.

Best Wishes,

Miss Sophie xx 

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