Welcome to Willson Academy of Performing Arts!
New ballet class starting in September 2019
There will be a new ballet class starting in September 2019 between 9am and 9.30am for all beginner ballet dancers. It is suitable for children aged 3 years and above who are independent.
Malden Manor School Fair 6th July 2019
We have been invited to showcase some of our dancing at the Malden Manor School Fair on 6th July. The Senior Street class and two Modern groups will be performing at 2pm.
Calling all singers!
You are invited to join Katy Lees (firstname.lastname@example.org) and her choir Katy's Songbirds in a Summer Celebration Concert on Wednesday 17th July @ 7.30pm at Sacred Heart Church, Edge Hill, Wimbledon SW19 4LU. Rehearsals: 7.30pm-8.30pm Fridays 28th June, 5th and 12th July at Holy Cross Church Hall,
Adela Road/Douglas Avenue, Motpsur Park KT3 6HT. Tickets are now available for £5 from http://feastofmusic-2019.eventbrite.ca of for £10 on the door. All profits raised will go to The Royal Marsden Hospital, St George's Hospital and Help Musicians UK.
HMOS production of The Sound of Music, Epson Playhouse October 2019
Details of auditions will be available soon for any WA pupils wishing to take part in this production.
HMOS Musical Theatre Summer Workshop
Miss Kelly will be running the HMOS annual summer workshop between 12th and 16th August 2019. This year's show will be Suessical the Musical.
Please see Miss Kelly for more information.
Parents are reminded that fees are due during the first week of each half term. Payment can be made in cash or by cheque made payable to Miss S Willson.
Payments made after week 3 incur a 10% late payment charge.
Notice to stop classes
Parents are reminded that notice of one half term is required if pupils wish to stop classes. This aids the teachers who are already preparing for exams later this year as many classes will be organised into groups.
Photographs by Nikki Holland
To order photos please collect a sheet of the security codes from Miss Willson or Mrs Hazell and then visit www.pics4schools.com com and enter your unique
security code for your child's dance. To add another dance security code please click on Add Sibling at top r.h.s
For ease of ordering and to take advantage of the digital download offers for multiple images first upload all the images from all the dances that
your child was in by adding all the security cards then decide which images you would like and note down their image numbers. To see photo enlarged
double click on it. Once decided click on digital media, click on pack 914 "buy" then click on image numbers you want in drop down menu.
DISCOUNTS (£18.00 SAVING - £5.00 EACH IMAGE|- For 8 digital download images (2 X Pack 914 - Digital Download - 4 Images) Please add VOUCHER CODE -
DIGITAL8 (on basket screen before checkout)
DISCOUNTS (£27.00 SAVING - £5.00 EACH IMAGE)- For 12 digital download images (3 X Pack 914 - Digital Download - 4 Images) Please add VOUCHER CODE -
DIGITAL12 (on basket screen before checkout)
Second Hand Sale
This next sale will take place on Saturday 14th September between 8.30am and 12pm. If you have items to sell, please put them in a labelled bag with your name and price. New parents really appreciate being able to buy first size leotards and skirts so please bring any your children have grown out of!
Please make sure that pupils are wearing correct uniform - the blue leotards and skirts for beginner pupils are available from Dancia International in Ewell http://www.dancia.co.uk/dance-shop/ewell/ who also stock all the dance shoes.
Black leotards for seniors are available on Saturdays during term time at Challoner together with blue leotards and skirts for Grade 2 ballet and purple leotards for JA pupils.
Please make sure that all uniform is labelled. We have a lost property box full of unmarked items that we cannot return. Any unclaimed items left at the end of term will
be put into the next second hand sale or recycled.
Cafe and Local Shops
Only Secondary school age pupils are permitted in the cafe area without parental supervision.
Everyone is responsible for keeping the area tidy so please use the bins provided. Parents are reminded that children should not be allowed to play in the Canteen area
or on the stairs.
Secondary school-age pupils must be wearing appropriate clothing over their leotards and tights if they wish to go to the local shops during breaks between classes.
Security At Challoner
Challoner's security system means the inner doors through to the hallway will be locked for safety reasons. Parents collecting from weekday classes are able to wait in the Reception area. Pupils arriving for weekday classes should wait in the Reception area until their dance teacher is available, usually about 15 minutes before classes begin.
Please take care when driving in and out of Challoner and follow the instructions of the site staff. Parking is free by Malden Manor Station on Saturdays.
ARRANGEMENTS DURING BAD WEATHER
If Corpus Christi or Richard Challoner Schools are closed for health and safety reasons due to bad weather, no WA classes will be running. Updates will be posted on our website and Facebook page. Unfortunately, if classes have to be cancelled, no alternative dates will be available or reimbursements paid.
Miss Willson / Mrs Hazell
We are now selling Shelley's shoe bags which are great for keeping dance shoes together. Available in 3 sizes from £5 to £7, WA receive £1 commission for each item sold.