NEWSLETTER Summer 2017

Our latest Newsletter is now out.

This will be given out to as many people as possible in classes during the last week of term.

If you haven’t received it or have lost it, it is available to download here – Newsletter – Summer Term 2017

As well as pupil news and various forthcoming events, it has details of the forthcoming Musical Theatre and Contemporary Dance workshops with industry professionals Mike Denman and Helen Cox.

The booking form for Workshops is attached to the Newlsetters given out in classes and can be downloaded here – Click to Download BOOKING FORM Workshops 14th Oct

Places still available on our Summer Courses :- Information and Booking Form 2017

Summer Course 2017 – 3 Days 3 Shows

Back by popular demand!  ‘3 Days / 3 Shows’ – our highly popular summer holiday course will take place at Edwinstree School in Buntingford on Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st August, for children aged 5 – 16 yrs.  A flyer is attached with more details.
Courses cost £35 per day, £90 if your child signs up for all 3 days.
On previous courses we have had lots of fun presenting our own versions of popular musicals such as, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Annie, for parents to enjoy as performances at the end of each day.  This tried and tested format will remain the same this year, and specific details re. course content will be given nearer the time.
So, if after our show in April, your child has got that ‘performance bug’! then they are very welcome to come and join us for the chance to ‘tread the boards’ again!
NEW THIS YEAR:- Breakfast Club 9-10am for an additional £5 per day – bring your own breakfast.
A booking form is available to download below.  The course is open to everyone, not just pupils of BSD.  So why not bring a friend!?…

SHOW 1st/2nd April 2017 – Tickets now on Sale

“Studio to Stage” and “Dance your Way to Oz”


Tickets for our performances are now available online, by phone and in person from the Gordon Craig Theatre Performances

Saturday 1st April 4pm

Sunday 2nd April 1pm and 5pm

Tickets £14.50 concessions £1.50 off

Box Office Telephone: 01438 363200

Book online Theatre website


All other show information for pupils and parents is available on our website document page.


NEWSLETTER November 2016

Here is our latest newsletter, with more show info included. newsletter-autumnterm-2-2016
Please do take the time to sit with a cuppa and read it, and don’t hesitate to get back to us if you have any questions at all.
Further details on our Choreography Competition on 3rd December and information regarding Chaperoning for the Show can be found on our website documents page here… Website Documents Page

MacMillan Coffee Morning and Bring your Parents to Ballet – 1st October 2016

On Saturday 1st October we are Fundraising for MacMillan Cancer Care as part of their “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” event. dsc_1922

This year we will be combining the Coffee Morning at Freman College with “Bring your Parents to Ballet”  at both Freman College and URC Hall Ballet classes. 

No previous experience is needed to join in the ballet class so please come along and join in.

We would welcome donations of cakes/biscuits (no nuts) – please just bring them along on the day.

Full details for the day are summaraised below.

  • Saturday 1st October – ALL funds raised will go to MacMillan Cancer Support
  • Cake/Biscuit donations please (no nuts/products containing nuts)
  • Some Large Cakes will be available to buy as whole cakes
  • Bring your parents/grandparents/siblings to join in Ballet for all Miss Philippa’s and Miss Tash’s classes – no experience necessary
  • Donation for joining class – £3
  • Parents of senior pupils &  senior pupils who do not have ballet on a Saturday can join Grade 5 Ballet or a sibling’s class
  • Everyone joining in Ballet to wear comfortable to move in clothing and bare feet or ballet shoes, tutus and dressing up welcome
  • Mums, Dads, Grandparents, and siblings all welcome to join in and donate

We look forward to seeing you on the 1st October

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Summer Update July 2016

Term has now finished for the Summer. Summer Course flier 2016

Classes resume on Saturday 10th September. The timetable remains the same.

Summer Course:– We still have some places on our Summer Course 2016 – 30th/31st August & 1st September – for details click here


Singing’ In The Rain, The Gordon Craig Theatre:-Singin' In The Rain

Pupil Henry Eaglesfield will be performing in the ensemble of “Singin’ In The Rain” at the Gordon Craig Theatre from 16th – 27th August – For Tickets visit the Gordon Craig Theatre Website.



Performance and Dance Opportunities

Please see below a number of perfomance and further dance study opportunities. There are opportunites for pupils of all ages from age 7 upwards.

If your child is interested please (or you know anyone else who might be) contact the relevant organisation direct to make arrangements.

PANTOMIME AUDITIONS – juvenile ensemble

Little Red Riding Hood – Hertford Theatre Sunday 26th June – Open auditions for Youth Ensemble for Little Red Riding Hood – for those aged 8 – 21 years

Red Riding Hood -Youth Auditions application form   full details for registration and commitment required if successful at audition.

Peter Pan – Gordon Craig Theatre (Jordan Productions) Saturday 23rd July – BOYS wanted age 7-14 (unbroken voices) for Lost Boys and John and Michael Darling contact with ‘Peter Pan – Lost Boys’ in the subject title.

Peter Pan – Gordon Craig Theatre information  information regarding the audition and performances.



ISTD free Open Day – Sunday 26th June The Place, Dukes Road London (students age 14+)

A free open day for those interested in perusing further study and a career in dance for more information click here To book a place email

Chelmsford Ballet Company Company AuditionsSunday 19th June apply by 5th June for those age 10 and in Grade 2 Ballet upwards click here for more information and an application form

Once a member of Chelmsford Ballet Conpany members can audition to be in their annual show and also get a discount on Monthly company classes with a variety of gues teachers.

Newsletter – Adult Ballet, Tap Workshop and more

Download our latest Newsletter here including the return of Adult Ballet and an exciting tap workshop… Newsletter – SummerTerm 2016

ADULT BALLET is back 😀… starting Monday April 25th at 9-10am @ the URC Hall, Baldock Road.

£5 per class, pay in the door. Ballet is a fantastic form of exercise, helping with toning, posture and suppleness, to name just a few. So if you would like to join us to kick-start your week with a boost of energy, please do come along!

No experience necessary, just enthusiasm and a sense of humour 😉 … Why not bring a friend and then go for a coffee/breakfast along the High Street!?… Hope to see you on Monday. Leggings and a t shirt is fine, and bare feet for the first week will be OK.


42nd Street Tap Workshop

Saturday 9th July with Graeme Henderson – more details about booking your place on the Newsletter.