For up to date information regarding WA classes both at Challoner and Corpus, please click on the ‘News and Term dates’ page – Miss Willson

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

Exam weekend Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2024.

Last Saturday of term, 6th July 2024, families may watch classes.

WA 20th ANNIVERSARY SCHOOL SHOW at LEATHERHEAD THEATRE

Saturday 12th JULY 2025 (2 performances)

Rehearsals at Challoner 1pm – 6pm:

Sunday 22nd June 2025 and Sunday 29th June 2025 

Rehearsals at Leatherhead Theatre:

Saturday 5th July and Saturday 11th July

 Uniform

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. Unfortunately the owners are retiring so the shop is currently only open on Fridays and Saturdays so please check before travelling. They post updates on their Facebook page.

New uniform will be available to purchase on Saturdays at Richard Challoner as follows:

Black leotards and skirts for seniors, blue leotards and skirts for Grade 2 ballet and above, purple leotards for JA pupils and black shorts for Modern, as well as tights and socks.

Please make sure that all uniform is labelled.

The second hand sales usually take place on the first Saturday of each term at Challoner between 9am and 11am. The next sale will be held on 8th June. We would be very happy to sell any uniform your child has grown out of (apart from ballet shoes which mould to the child’s feet), on your behalf, especially first style blue leotards and skirts, with just a £1 handling fee per item.

Notice to stop classes

Parents are reminded that notice of one half term is required if pupils wish to stop classes, otherwise fees will still be required. As per the WA policies and regulations, no refunds can be given for missed classes. 

Cafe and Local Shops

A reminder that only Secondary school age pupils are permitted in the cafe area without parental supervision.  Payment can only be accepted using debit or credit cards so please do not send your children in with cash for snacks as they will not be served. 

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

Classes on Strike Days

Classes will go ahead on strike days providing the schools remain open. We will post on the members Facebook page if there are any changes to the dates given.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO RECORDING – ‘TOGETHER WE DANCE’

Photographs from the show are still available for purchase from Big Image. 

This is the direct link to the photographs:
The password is sw2022jul

The Projectors, the video company who recorded the show, give access to 3 options: to download a copy of the video for £20, purchase a DVD for £22 or a combination of both for £32 plus postage and packing @ £3, making a total of £35. The code will be available indefinitely but the download will be limited to 2 attempts. Please follow this link to place an order:

URL:       https://the-projectors.webflow.io/show/jn4224-sharon-wilson-academy-of-performing-arts-together-we-dance-9th-july-2022

Face Coverings

In line with the latest government guidance, face coverings are no longer compulsory but we remind all parents and pupils to show respect and give each other space in the communal areas at Challoner. 

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.

Parking

Please take care when driving in and out of Challoner and follow the instructions of the site staff. Please observe the one way system by driving in the gate that leads to the main entrance and exit via the playground side of school. There will no longer be any parking available in the area adjacent to the Sports Hall so please keep this area clear.

ARRANGEMENTS DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSURE 

If Corpus Christi or Richard Challoner Schools are closed for health and safety reasons  or because of 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

 Term Dates

Summer 2:

Saturdays at Richard Challoner

8 June 2024 – 6 July 2024

 (EXAMS ONLY ON 29 JUNE 

CLASSES FOR 4 WEEKS)

 Week Day Classes 

 Cheer 3.30-4.30pm at Corpus

 Monday 3 June – Monday 8 July

 (5 weeks of classes)

 Musical Theatre 3.30-4.30pm (Tuesdays) and JA Ballet 4.30-5.00pm at Corpus

  Tuesday 4 June – Tuesday 2 July

 (5 weeks of classes)

 Acting (Wednesdays) 4.00-5.00pm at Challoner

 Musical Theatre (Wednesdays) 5.00-6.00pm at Challoner 

 Wednesday 5 June – Wednesday 3 July

 (5 weeks of classes)

  Junior Street (Thursdays) 3.30-4.30pm at Corpus

 Thursday 6 June  – Thursday 11 July

  (NO CLASS ON 4 JULY)

 (5 weeks of classes)

 MA 4.00-4.45pm and SA Ballet 4.45-5.45pm (Fridays) at Challoner

 Friday 7 June – Friday 5 July

 (5 weeks of classes)

 AUTUMN 1

 Monday 9 September – Thursday 17 October

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Get in Touch

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School,

 Chestnut Grove, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 3JU

Richard Challoner School

Manor Drive North, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 5PE

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