Dear Parents and Pupils,
Hope you are all enjoying your mid-year break, and staying warm and safe.
In light of the schools staying closed an extra week, we have decided to open up the studio for live classes again on Saturday the 24th of July for the Lorraine studio. Carrie will confirm the timetable for next week for Jeffrey’s Bay studio.
Next week we will have Guest Teachers teaching some Zoom workshops to motivate our dancers for the new term.
Monday 19th July – 16H00 – 17H00 – (Progressing Ballet Technique with Cathy) – This class is aimed at all pupils 7 to 10yrs old.
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is a great way of improving your technique for ALL your dance forms as well as strengthening your body. Cathy will give you exercises that you can practice at home that will improve your technique as a dancer. Please see below what props you will need to have in order to assist you with this training. Dress in any comfy stretch gym leggings and a T-shirt/top with a warm fleece/tracksuit top until you warm up. No footwear is needed as Barefoot. is best.
Monday 19th July – 17H15 – 18H15 – PBT with Cathy – This class is for ladies and senior pupils from 11 to 14 years old.
Tuesday 19th July 18H00 – 19H15 – PBT with Cathy – This class is aimed at advanced dancers from 15 years and up.
Thursday 22nd July 16H00 – 16H45 – Hip Hop with Ashleigh – Come and learn a fun hip-hop routine. Dancers 6 to 12 years.
Wednesday the 21st July 18H00 – 19H00 – Heels workshop with Bianca. Come and try a new dance form. You can wear heels, boots with heels or takkies. This class is for pupils from 13 years and up.
PBT props required:
1) Small ball such as a tennis ball or doggy play ball. Spongy or rubbery texture balls found at vet food shops are great to use.
2) A ball roughly 62cm in circumference, not pumped too hard. The ball should be a very lightweight plastic ball like a kiddie’s beach ball or gym ball.
3) Pilates ball that you can sit comfortably on.
4) 2.5m to 3m theraband (or alternatively a pair of old tights would be an option)
5) Yoga mat or thick towel to lie on.
6) A towel to roll up to support your head will add to your comfort.
PLEASE NOTE the Zoom IDs and passwords for each day’s classes for the workshops as well as for next term if you prefer to do your classes online for Lorraine. Please let Michel know before the class if you will be attending so that she can turn the monitor on.
Mondays Classes: Zoom ID – 851 5794 2356. Password – 221565
Tuesdays Classes: Zoom ID – 851 1799 8308. Password – 157639
Wednesdays Classes: Zoom ID – 847 3711 6206. Password – 011095
Thursdays Classes: Zoom ID – 811 8999 8584. Password – 635058
Friday’s Classes: Zoom ID – 850 0352 5360. Password – 657230 from the 23rd of July.
Saturday’s Classes: Zoom ID – 844 9649 8004. Password – 421214 from the 24th of July.
When paying exam fees into the account, please reference clearly exactly what the monies are for so there are not any errors.
All entry fees include R60 for the music operator and catering costs.
The ballet exams will take place between the 22nd and the 30th of October and The modern/hip hop between the 1st and 10th of November.
RAD Ballet Exams:
Exam Entries are due no later than the 31st of August 2021.
Pre Primary in Dance – R 512
Primary in Dance – R 600
(Primary Class Award – R575)
Grade 1 – R 675
Grade 2 – R 711
Grade 3 – R 780
Grade 4 – R 823
Grade 5 – R 849
Grade 6 – R 911
Intermediate Foundation – R 1050
Intermediate – R 1320
Discovering Repertoire Level 2 – R537 per unit
Discovering Repertoire Level 3 – R654 per unit
Solo Performance Awards
Grade 1 – R557
Grade 2 – R580
Grade 3 – R599
Grade 4 – R633
Grade 5 – R650
Modern and Hip Hop Exams:
Exam entries are due no later than the 31st of August 2021.
Pre Primary / Primary Hip Hop – R270
2nd Grade Hip Hop – R 310
4th Grade Hip Hop – R310
Final Grade Hip Hop – R 310
Pre Elementary Hip Hop – R 400
Stepping Up (Syllabus Test) Modern – R310
1st Grade Modern – R 585
2nd Grade Modern – R 585
3rd Grade Modern – R 585
4th Grade Modern – R 585
Final Grade Modern – R690
Pre Elementary Modern- R 760
Intermediate Modern – R870
Medal Tests (Hip Hop / Modern / Ballet) – R 350
Medal Tests (Tiny Tot / Novice) – R260
Syllabus Tests – R310
Syllabus Tests (Majors) – R360
We will have our concert at the Savoy Theatre once again, as the Opera House is not in operation yet.
The show will be on Saturday the 20th of November with the rehearsals on Friday the 19th of November.
We will do three shows with the first show being for juniors only and the second two shows for the seniors.
Concert fees are as follows and will need to be in no later than the end of September. These cover our extra salaries, rehearsals, and costume hire. If paying these into the Dance Dynamics account, please state clearly your name and what the monies are for in the reference.
Juniors – R150
Seniors – 1 Dance: R180
Seniors – More than One Dance 300.
Yours in Dance,
Carrie, Cathy, Michel and Shaugneen