Principal: Ann Hallett ARAD. LISTD. Examiner for RAD
9 Abbey Close, Ampthill Beds MK45 2SH
Tel: 01525 403454

Present Term Ends: Saturday 14th December 2019

Spring Term Starts: Monday 6th January 2020

Spring Term Ends: Saturday 4th April 2020

Half Term: Saturday 15th to Friday 21st February inclusive

Please note that the present term has been extended to now finish on Saturday 14th December to compensate for classes missed. Sarah’s Modern and Tap classes will continue until the following week. Please check notices in the studio.


Fees will remain the same for the new term. We will offer a 5% discount on fees for pupils taking two lessons per week and a 10% discount for those taking three lessons per week. The student rate for unlimited lessons per term will remain at £224.  Please note we do not offer any discount on the student rate. To claim any discounts fees and booking forms must be sent to Miss Hallett prior to the 18th December 2019. Discounts cannot be claimed after this date. In the past, we have allowed discounts on slightly late fees but this will no longer be the case. Fees will not be discounted if received after the 18th December for any reason. We would be grateful if all booking forms and fees are returned before the start of the new term.


There have been a few changes to the timetable for the Spring term following the recent ballet examinations.  Please check the new times carefully and speak to Miss Hallett if you have any difficulties with the changes and we will try to suggest alternative classes where possible.  Sarah Woodroof will be offering a beginner’s Modern and Tap class on Thursdays at 4pm for ages 5 to 8 years. We invite all existing ballet pupils to try three free lessons in this class at the start of next term. Any older ballet students are also welcome to try any modern or tap classes next term to see if they would like to join one. If you join a Modern or Tap class you will be invited to perform in the Modern and Tap Concert in March.


We announced in our September newsletter that we would be presenting a Modern and Tap show and a demonstration weekend for all ballet pupils. The original dates for this have now changed and the weekend has now been confirmed for Saturday and Sunday 28th and 29th March 2020. There will also be a dress rehearsal for all those in the Modern and Tap show on Friday evening 27th March from 5.30 to 8pm. The venue for the weekend is The Connolly Hall, Redborne School, Ampthill .   Further information about this weekend will be given at the beginning of next term.  We hope that all Ballet classes will be involved in the demonstrations and all pupils who take modern and tap lessons will appear in the costumed show.


The next Modern and Tap examinations will take place on Wednesday and Thursday 15th and 16th January. Booking forms for these exams will be given before the end of term. There will be further sessions on ballet exams late Spring of 2020.

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year and look forward to seeing you all in January.