Welcome to Willson Academy of Performing Arts!
Exam dates - Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December
Our exams will be held this term on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December at Challoner.
Please keep this weekend free as pupils who take more than one class a week may be required on both days.
The timetable will be confirmed after half term but the plan is to schedule the modern freestyle exams, most of the tap exams and the younger ballet grades on Saturday. On Sunday we aim to have the older ballet and tap grades, Musical Theatre (Tuesday only), Cheer and Street exams.
New ballet class
Our new ballet class is now running on Saturday mornings at Challoner between 9am and 9.30am for all beginner ballet dancers. It is suitable for children aged 3 years and above who are independent.
HMOS Summer Workshop
Well done to Miss Kelly for producing her 14th HMOS Summer Workshop, Seussical Jr. Congratulations also to Miss Kay for the fantastic set and to Miss Shelley for the choreography. Well done to all the WA girls who took part. If you love performing and are interested in taking part in putting a show on in a week, please message Miss Kelly on firstname.lastname@example.org
Next year's workshop will run from 17th - 22nd August 2020.
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 9th November 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.
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.