Happy New Year to you all, after a very successful year we have lots to look forward to in the forthcoming year.


Classes recommence from Wednesday 8th January.

Half term, no classes w/c 17th February 2020.   End of term is Friday 3rd April when we will have 2 weeks holiday meaning each half term is 6 weeks.


Congratulations to everyone who performed and helped in Cinderella over the holidays. You all worked so hard during long rehearsals and I was extremely proud of your professionalism and amazing performances during the shows well done! Don’t forget to order your DVD of Saturday evenings performance if you haven’t already. Thank you for my Flowers and chocolates.


I am still awaiting the examination results but hopefully they will be through any day now as the office has now reopened for the new year. I will let you know as soon as I have them.


We are still waiting for final confirmation but as it stands those that took part helped contribute to breaking the world record for the most people tapping at the same time. At the moment the Guinness book of world records are collating all the numbers and evidence before fully confirming but it is apparently looking very likely so well done!


EXAMS This term we will be working on different exams with a view to taking them before May most likely end of March, depending on how we progress. Exams are not compulsory but do provide a very secure grounding in technique so even if not taking the final exam doing the work is greatly beneficial.

Please note that not all of the class will be exam based, we will still include free work and will begin working towards presentation evening and a couple of special performances!


We have been invited to perform at the `Flitch Trials’ In Dunmow on 11th July and I am hoping we will also be able to take a group of dancers to perform on a West End Stage ….. watch this space for more information.

If anyone is on committees for schools and would like a performance at their school fetes, please let me know and we will do what we can.  

We will of course hold our annual Presentation of awards in July, during which all the pupils perform- date tbc.


Abd exam uniforms and class wear can now be purchased online from by clicking on Dunmow Theatre dance school. There is also an option to order shoes and tights, socks, leggings, basically anything you may need for an exam/class. The shoes and accessories are only one choice of many, you are of course able to choose other makes of your own preference from other sites as long as they meet the criteria for exams. Other DTDS uniform ie Hoodies and t shirts should still be ordered through myself.


Please ensure I have all correct and up to date contact and medical information, if you have recently changed mobile number or email address don’t forget to let me know. Most correspondence will be conducted via email.


Due to child protection legalities I must ask you not to post pictures of other children on line, you may of course post any pictures of your own child BUT occasionally people forget that in the back ground of the picture there is another child- this could lead to serious repercussions so please think and check before posting thank you .


May I remind you that fees are due upon receipt of invoice especially as the halls now require full term payment in advance!  If you have any problems meeting the fees ,please don’t hesitate to talk to me confidentially. As always if you have any questions please contact me.

Do you use Facebook? We have two DTDS pages a public one and a private member only page, which pupils and parents can join. You need to send request to join if you would, as I cannot add you unless you ask me to. 

Please make sure your children know NOT to contact me on social media/private messenger or by text as I will only respond to messages from parents or guardians.

If you know of anyone that would like to come along to class or try a lesson, please tell them to contact me as now is the perfect time to join.

In the case of extreme weather or should class need to be cancelled for any reason I will do my best to contact you all via text message but will also post on both face book pages and email. If you are unsure, please do not hesitate to contact me, but remember safety is paramount so don’t travel if it is not safe to do so.

Here’s to another successful year of Dance.