RECITAL TIME: This term our students will be performing their end of year recital ‘Aladdin the Pantomime.’ This will be held at Theatre Hawkes Bay, August 26th / 27th – 3 shows only so get in quick to purchase your tickets from Eventfinda!
NEW TEACHER: We are welcoming to our team this term Anne Penitito who will be taking over as the Glee and preschool hip hop teacher as I head off on maternity leave. Anne has a large background in music theatre, dance and performance, having  most recently headed to the MTNZ Boot Camp for development of Musical Theatre skills and Training. Anne has been heavily involved with Napier Operatic Society for many years, and recently choreographed their 2016 Junior Production of ‘Annie JR.’ We are so lucky to have her on board!
NEW STUDENTS: Welcome to those of you who have just enrolled, or who have been on a waitlist. It is great to see that so many new faces are wishing to join us here with DLS and SOT so we look forward to meeting you in class the first week back. For your first class please can you bring along a water bottle and make sure you wear clothing comfortable to dance in. If you have enrolled, you will have received an invoice this morning. If you have been on a waitlist, please can you arrive 5 minutes early to your first class so we can grab details off you. Please note, parents are welcome to stay for the first 10 minutes of the first class, and then there is strictly no viewing of classes as we head towards our recital in August.
TIMETABLE & CLASSES: Please check out our website for all our timetable information. Also, we are no longer running our Friday Preschool class in Taradale.
Congratulations again to Amy Somervell who has won term 4 free, having promptly paid her term 3 invoice. Keep an eye out for another competition coming soon!
INVOICES: Invoice have now all been emailed out to you. If you have not received an invoice, please let me know. Remember there is a 7% late payment penalty to all invoices not paid by 12th May at 5pm.
WITHDRAWALS:  If you are wishing to withdraw your child from term 3, please can you let me know ASAP so I can cancel invoices and update rolls. It is so much more wonderful that I hear from you than not as I make the assumption that students are returning unless heard otherwise.
We can’t wait to bring our production to you and I look forward to seeing all the new faces in class soon!
Kindest wishes, Teish Williams