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Winter Newsletter: all the latest from the Esk Academy of Dancing, Montrose


Now that winter is here, let us hope we have no more disruptive storms, broken roads and/or bridges! Holidays commence after the last class on Saturday 16th December as follows:

  • 10.00am -11.00am. Open class for all Saturday classes: parents & family are invited to observe class and presentation of exam certificates.

  • 11.00am -12.45pm. Party Games for all Saturday classes plus Grade 2/3 Ballet (Wednesday class) in Studio 1.

  • Grade 2/3 last class will still be on Wednesday13th December, which is open to parents & family.

Holiday Programme Monday 18th December: 7.00pm -10.00pm. Party for Senior Pupils (including Grade 5 Monday class) and adults. Please bring own drinks & nibbles. Tickets £2.50 to cover heating & tea/coffee.

Sunday 31st December: Hogmanay Party - in aid of forthcoming London Trip 9.00pm -1.00am. Tickets £10 pp includes Teas/Coffees and Finger Buffet.

Looking Ahead

London Trip: March 23rd - 25th 2024.

London Trip to dance at Shaftesbury Theatre. Anyone wishing to join our party for company, please let me know asap. Schedule: Saturday 23rd March. Travel to London; Go out for a meal and to the theatre (optional) Sunday 24th March. Free to do your own thing or join with others to tour London on bus, sail up the Thames to Tower of London etc. Monday 25th March. Dancers at stage door10.30am. In theatre all day rehearsing. Bring packed lunch and money (£15 - £20 approx) for a light meal out before the show at 7.30pm. After show, we take food to Covent Garden Travel Lodge and party! Tuesday 26th March. Return home.

Exams Friday 15th December 2023. 7pm Ballroom Tests. 4 x 2nd Gold Bar. June 2024. All ISTD & UKA Examinations. This will save an extra term of fees for March exams as we shall not have a big show in June.

Also, we do not wish Spring exams to clash with London trip.

Shows We shall have a fundraising Ceilidh in February to look forward to, date to be arranged and also various Gala Days.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Classes recommence from Monday 8th January 2024

Kind regards, Beryl Couper

Principal, Esk Academy of Dancing

Contact Details

Phone: 07918 936043

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