Hp Blackbirds and Kites

Class Times

Blackbirds (Mixed classes)

Monday – Memorial Hall – 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday – Hodgson Hall – 11am – 12pm

Optional Gymnastic dance class – Memorial Hall/ Hodgson Hall – Monday 4pm – 4.30pm, Saturday 12pm – 12.30pm

Kites (Street Dance)

Wednesday – Memorial Hall – 4.15pm – 5pm


Please sign up to our Class Manager Portal NOW!


You will receive full termly invoices for all the classes that your child/children take part in and can pay them off in full or in instalments!

Payments should be made as normal, either via CASH in a labelled envelope of via BACS. Please see below for details…


ACC NO 62542610
SORT CODE 09 01 29

Uniform Requirements

The Blackbirds have a set uniform which consists of a black leotard, black leggings, jazz shoes, ballet shoes and black tap shoes. Children can also order an assortment of black HSOD embroidered items if desired but this is optional. Street dance students have no set uniform, however HSOD embroidered items can also be ordered. Children should come to lesson in appropriate dance wear and street dance students are expected to have black dance shoes/trainers for exams and shows.
To place a uniform order with us please visit our online shop..



Exam groups and dates

Exam dates are as follows…

**Please note that not every class will participate in all exam sessions. Confirmation of which ones each class will take part in will be confirmed nearer the time. Please therefore have all dates in the diary**


Saturday 16th March 2024 – Blackbirds 2 dance award. NO gym or normal lesson on this day.

Saturday 20th July 2024

Extra Exam Information

Please note that all children under secondary school age will need to be accompanied by an adult for the duration of their allocated time. Changing areas should remain female only and all students should arrive ready with hair and make up complete. Food and refreshments will be available on the day. All costumes should be left at the venue after the exam.

Saturday 16th March 2024

Blackbirds 2 Dance Bronze Award

Please note that there are NO normal Blackbirds or Gym lessons on this day.

The Blackbirds will be given 2 costumes and should arrive in their TAP costume first. Please ensure your child arrives ready in this costume with hair and makeup complete. Hair should be in a high ponytail. Please provide Jazz shoes, tap shoes, black socks, black leotard and leggings. Please bring the 2nd costume with you and remember that all costumes need to be left there on the day so please make sure your child has clothes to go home in.

Attendance times:

ALL BLACKBIRDS – 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Additional Information

Please see Student Resource page for all theory questions.

Each year a themed dancing show is staged for family and friends of the pupil.

Dress Rehearsal and Photoshoot

Saturday 8th June 2024 – Winchester Road, The Methodist Church, Highams Park

BLACKBIRDS/KITES ATTENDANCE TIMES – 1.30pm – 5.30pm (5pm if NOT in gym)


Please note that all children un der seniors school age will need to be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of their time there. We recommend 1 adult to 2 – 3 children, please remember that all changing areas are female only.



Please ensure that no nail varnish is worn, earrings are removed and no tattoos are on show.

Please ensure that all hair is well secured and gelled/hair sprayed so it is very neat for all photos.

Alice in Wonderland – Green tights, flower costume, jazz shoes. hair in a high bun, makeup should be worn

Hercules – TBC



Please arrive READY in your HERCULES costume with hair and make up complete at 1.30pm

1.40pm – 2.10pm PHOTOBOOTH FUN

2.45pm Release the Titans

3.20pm Hercules photos

3.30pm Won’t say I’m in love

3.40pm A star is born


4.40pm Alice in wonderland photos

4.50pm Welcome to wonderland

5pm Brave

5.10pm Alice’s choice

Show Instructions