Hp Kingfishers and Kites

Class Times

Kingfishers (Mixed classes)

Monday – Hodgson Hall – 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Saturday – Memorial Hall – 11am – 12pm

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

 

Buzzards/Kites (Street Dance)

Wednesday – Memorial Hall/Hodgson Hall – 4.15pm – 5pm

Payment

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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…

NAME – HIGHAMS SCHOOL OF DANCING

ACC NO 62542610
SORT CODE 09 01 29

Uniform Requirements

The Kingfishers have a set uniform which consists of a black leotard, black leggings, 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..

ONLINE SHOP

 uniform@highamsschoolofdancing.com

Next Exam

Exam dates are as follows…

Please note that note every class will take part in every exam session but please keep them all free!

Saturday 20th July 2024- Grade 1 Contemporary

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 20th July 2024

Please note there will be no normal/ gym lessons on this day.

Kingfishers Grade 1 Contemporary

There will be a Friday rehearsal for this exam on the 19th July 2024. Attendance to this rehearsal is very important. All Kingfishers are to attend at 4:15pm-5:15pm.

All Kingfishers should wear their black leggings, black leotards, black socks and jazz shoes for this exam. Hair should be complete in a French Plait or Very neat Low Plait before arriving. No makeup should be worn for this exam.

Attendance times:

9am-10am: Evie, Freya, Melissa, Alana, Iris

10:30am-11:30am: Aylin, Dahlia, Naomi, Poppy, Aiyla

11:15am-12:15pm: Nancy, Lilly, Rose, Petra, Rebeka

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

Show Instructions

Showtime

Thursday 20th June 2024

Thursday 20th June 2024 is our Technical Rehearsal at the Harlow Playhouse, this day is usually all the students favourite. The children are to be dropped off at the Stage Door Entrance which is located round the back of the theatre through the staff car park. Please only arrive at your allocated time which can be found below. Here the children will be met by their chaperone who will sign them in and take them into the venue and look after them for the duration, please note that no parents are allowed back stage unless chaperoning. All students should wear their dance uniform and are to bring all their dance shoes which should be clearly labelled in their dance bag. NO COSTUMES SHOULD BE BROUGHT ON THIS DAY. Please provide plenty of drinks and snacks for your child for the duration. PLEASE ENSURE NO FOODS WHICH CONTAIN NUTS ARE GIVEN. Once the children have finished they will be brought back out to the stage door where they will be signed out by their chaperone. Please note that due to being on a tight running schedule we may be running a little late so please bear with us and we thank you for your patience in advance.

Attendance times for Thursday 20th June at Harlow Playhouse can be found below…

4:50pm-8pm- All Kingfishers (Rebeka to arrive at 4:15pm)

5:15pm-8pm- Kites Only

 

Show Nights 21st June- 22nd June 2024:

Please make sure your child arrives ready in their HERCULES costume with hair and makeup complete on both show days. Please note this may be different to the costume they arrived in on the Photoshoot however all costume details remain the same. Students should be dropped and signed in as above. Each performance should last roughly 2.5 hours and students will need to be collected as above. We will do our best to get the younger students out first and your patience with this is much appreciated.

Students need to have all costumes and shoes clearly labelled, please also provide a black bag with your child’s name on so they can put all their costumes, shoes and accessories in it and take them home to replenish and sort ready for the next day. No costumes are to be left at the theatre overnight. Please also make sure your child has plenty of food and drink (NO NUTS) and please limit the sugar :).

Costumes…..

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.

Alice in Wonderland – Each child should have a green forest fairy dress. Please ensure underwear is flesh colour only. Please provide ballet socks and shoes. Street students will also need black socks and  black trainers/jazz shoes. For the gym dance please remove socks and  shoes. Hair should be half up and half down, then joined at the back in a low pony/plait for the gym dance. Hair clips will be provided to attach appropriately to the head.

Hercules – Each child has a Hercules outfit , please provide black leggings and ballet shoes and tap shoes and black socks and ballet socks. Street students will need to keep ballet socks and shoes on for their Hercules street dance. Street only students need black trainers and black socks. Hair should be half up and half down. Make up optional.

 

Please find below the attendance times for both show days:

Friday 21st- All Kingfishers and Kites- 5:50pm

Saturday 22nd- All Kingfishers and Kites- 1:20pm

During the break between the Saturday shows we are giving parents the option of signing their children out. They will need to be signed out by their parents at the stage door at 4:45pm. Parents will need to let us know in advanced if they wish to do so, please do this via email no later than Thursday 20th June. Please bring your child back by 5:45pm so they can get themselves settled and ready for the next performance. Again this is optional so as always the children are more than welcome to stay with us and their chaperones during the break. Children over the age 16 will be allowed to sign themselves out after the Matinee Show and return for the evening performance.

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