Up Coming Events

Prime Dance 2020

Re-opening update

Please read home page for temporary venue change and general new term information. 

Please look at our timetable and safe guard guidelines below to follow when attending Prime Dance.

Thank you!!

 

MONDAY

 

Upstairs main studio

 

4.30-5.30pm – Juvenile Team - £6

 

Instructions

Enter the main door and sanitise. Straight up the stairs to the main studio. Follow the one way system to exit via the side door. Any parents entering the building must wear a face covering.

 

5.30-7.30PM – Senior Team - £9

 

Enter via the main door and sanitise. Straight up the stairs to the main studio.  Please remain outside the studio until the previous class has exited the studio and a clean-up has been complete. exit via the one way system after class

 

 

TUESDAY

 

Upstairs main studio

 

4.30-5.30pm – Junior Technique/Lyrical - £6

 

Instructions

Enter via the main entrance and sanitise. Exit via the one way system. Any parents entering the building on arrival or exit please wear a face covering and sanitise.

 

5.30-7.00pm – Junior Team - £8

 

Enter via the main entrance and sanitise. Exit via the one way system. Any parents entering the building on arrival or exit please wear a face covering and sanitise.  

 

WEDNESDAY  

 

Down stairs studio

 

4.15-5.00 pm – Grade 4/5 Tap - £5.50

(£8.50 for both classes)

Instructions

Ballet/Tap – enter via the main entrance and sanitise. Go straight to the downstairs studio. After changing shoes please sanitise hands. 

5.00- 5.45 pm – Grade 4/5 Ballet - £5.50

Please sanitise hands after changing into ballet shoes

5.45-6.15 pm – Pointe Class - £4.50

Please repeat as above for pointe shoes

6.15- 7.00pm – Advanced Tap - £5.50

(£8.50 for both classes)

Please repeat all the above 

7.00-7.45 pm – Advanced Tap £5.50

Please repeat all the above

 

 

THURSDAY

Downstairs studio

 

4.15-5.15 pm – Primary Ballet/ Tap - £6

Instructions

enter via the main entrance and sanitise. Go straight to the downstairs studio. If you can arrive already in your dance shoes please do – ballet weeks 1, 3, 5 & 7 – tap weeks 2, 4 & 6. If you need to change shoes please sanitise hands after doing so.  Exit via the one way system. All parents on dropping off please wear a face covering within the building.

5.15-6.30 pm – Grade 2 Ballet/ Tap - £7

Enter via the main entrance and sanitise. Go straight to the downstairs studio. Sanitise on every shoe change. Exit via the one way system. Parents please wear face coverings within the building.

Upstairs Main studio

 

6.30-7.30pm – Senior Technique/ Lyrical - £6

Enter via the main entrance and sanitise. Go directly upstairs to the main studio. Exit on the one way system. 

 

 

FRIDAY

Upstairs main studio

 

4.30-5.30pm – Senior Hip Hop - £6

 

Instructions

Enter via the main entrance and sanitise. Head straight upstairs and exit via the one way system

5.30-6.30pm – Junior Hip Hop £6

 

As above

Any parents entering the building please wear a face mask

Downstairs studio

 

4.30-5.30pm–Beginner Freestyle (7-12 years) - £6

Enter via the main entrance and sanitise. Head towards the downstairs studio. Please exit via the one way system. Parents dropping of please wear a face covering within the building.

 

Students going from freestyle to hip hop please sanitise hands and head straight upstairs to the studio. 

 

 

SATURDAY

Upstairs Main studio

 

9.15-10.15 am – Advanced Acro - £6

Instructions

. Straight up the stairs. Exit via the one way system. Parents dropping off please wear a facecovering.

10.15-11.15am – Intermediate Acro - £6

As above

Downstairs Studio

 

9.15am – 10.00am – Tots Class - £5

Please read information regarding Saturday Ballet/Tap and Tots classes in the paragraph below

10.00am- 10.45am – Preparatory Ballet/Tap - £5

 

Please see paragraph below

10.45-11.45 am – Beginner Acro/Freestyle - £6

 

Enter via the main entrance and sanitise. Head straight to the downstairs studio. Exit via the one way system. Parents dropping off please wear a face covering.

 

 

 

The upstairs studio is extremely large so we have no need to split any classes there will be plenty of room for social distancing and windows to vent some air (safely).

 

Please read below and follow the rules set in place to make Prime Dance as normal but as safe as possible for our pupils and staff:

 

  • No one is to attend Prime Dance if showing any symptoms unless tested negative.

  • Prime Dance will have a drop and go system only. We cannot have parents waiting in the reception area or outside the studios until the virus has eased. The less bodies, the better.

  • Any parents with younger children that need to access the building on drop off please make sure you are wearing a face covering, then exit via one-way system.

  • Any child over the age of 11 years must also wear a face covering on entering and exiting the building – you may remove once inside the dance studio. 

  • Wear a DANCE MASK in the studio if it makes you feel more secure. This is not compulsory but we are pleased to know that a lot of students have purchased these.

  • Face masks are however mandatory in the building unless in the dance studio for anyone over the age of 11 years.

  • Hand sanitiser stations are situated all over the building. We ask you to please use on entrance and exiting the studio/building.

  • Toilet -  will be ONE at a time only. Thoroughly wash hands before re-joining your class.

  • Parents please make sure your child has washed their hands before coming to class.

  • Saturday 10-10.45am ballet/tap and Thursday ballet/tap 4.15-5.15pm – we will be doing alternate weeks of ballet & tap to avoid shoe changes.

  • Please arrive in shoes/ uniform ready for classes where possible.

  • Older ballet & tap students- you are old enough to be aware to sanitise hands when you change your shoes!! Please ensure you do so!!

  • No mobile phones, iPad, accessories or snacks. Water bottle only and absolutely no sharing!! Mobile phones carry lots of germs - do not use your phone during dance classes. Anyone caught will have to sit out. All our staff contact numbers are displayed at the end this email/ letter in case of emergency.

  • Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before your class as there will be nowhere to wait apart from the car park.

  • For those attending class straight from school or if you are here for a long duration- try and eat before hand, if this is not possible- DO NOT share food, make sure all rubbish is put in the bin and wash hands immediately.

  • For those that have school bags, leave outside the studio, water bottle only in class.

  • Follow the one-way system on stairs.

  • Ballet bar will be sanitised after each use.

  • We may avoid mat work in acro for a couple of weeks- however once we can, one mat per person. Your mat will be cleaned before and after use.

  • No partner work or holding hands.

  • All pupils will be placed on ‘their spot’ for the class- social distanced.

  • Any corner work during class will be marked clearly to line up at a distance.

  • Make sure hair is tied up for class! A rule that has been stressed before but people forget.

  • Try and make younger children use the bathroom before coming to class where possible.

  • Studios will have a deep clean daily and a clean after each class.

  • All staff have to sign in the track and trace at reception each session.

 

 

 

  • Saturday classes info:

 

  • Saturday tots class- one parent per child only. Parents please wear a facemask in the studio. Parents will not be allowed in the studio apart from the tot’s class.

 

  • We may turn people away from the tots class if it becomes too full  - to avoid this could you please pay block to secure your place, otherwise it will be on a first come first served basis. Alternatively, text Anna on 07805222712 each Saturday morning to book your place along with a bank transfer of £5 for the class.

 

  • Please follow the one-way system on arrival and exit. Enter through main door and exit via the side door. Parents are to follow this also if you are walking your child into the building for class.

  • Parents can wait in the carpark if you prefer to stay on site.

  • Saturday morning parents, you may bring your child to the studio providing a face mask is worn. After class we will walk the children back to reception area for collection. Please do not come up to the studio. 

  • Those pupils doing ballet/tap and acro on a Saturday, a parent will be allowed to come between classes to change your child if your child cannot do this independently, but please follow the rules of waiting in the carpark once changed. At the end of the class we will meet you in the reception area with your child.

 

Some of these rules are set in place by The Life Centre. Every dance school, studio, hall, fitness gym will all have their own rules in place. We must follow the policy of each individual venue. Thank you for understanding.

 

Block payments will be sent out 2 weeks prior to the start of the new term. As always, we ask for them to be settled within the first 2 weeks of the new term. This gives you a 4-week window. Please appreciate that we have to pay room hire and staff promptly.

 

Prime Dance is extremely excited to return back. We will make all dance classes as safe but as enjoyable as possible. 

 

We hope to help pupils with their mental health that may have been knocked during this time and to boost the motivation we’ve all lacked.

 

We hope to get everyone back into routine and to bring some normality back into our lives.

 

As soon as theatres re open- WE WILL go ahead with our postponed show. Hang in there and save all of your costumes/ tickets. 

 

Prime Dance will open its doors on Tuesday 1stSeptember and finish Saturday 24thOctober for half term. We hope to be back at AOM after the time for the following term -Monday 2NDNovember 2020.

 

Prime Dance would like to encourage as many payments possible via bank transfer rather than cash and also new students that are on first term pay as go, bank transfer would be preferred also.

 

Account – 42355723

Sort code- 090666

 

If you are new to Prime Dance and on a pay as go trail first half term, please can you transfer class fees in advance please reference your child’s name and our reference is Prime Dance.

 

As many block payments as possible are encouraged to secure class places as we now have limited numbers per class due to social distancing measures.

 

 

Anyone with any concerns please do not hesitate to ask

 

Take care and see you on the 1stSeptember 

Anna 

 

Teacher contact

 

Anna- 07805222712

Sarah – 07917822957

Melissa – 07947813591

Rhian- 07961223911

Rio- 07745548390

Hannah – 07712274621

Jodie- 07535270591

Jess – 07884157166

DANCE 2020 - Rehearsals

All classes except for the Tots class please attend the following show rehearsals:

 

Sunday 15th March 2020. 11 am to 3 pm.  (Parents no need to attend) - £4 for room hire. Show run through (no costumes but correct footwear - ballet & pointe shoes, heels, jazz shoes, hats etc. for practice.

 

Sunday 22nd March 2020. 11 am – 3 pm. Dress rehearsal (bring all costumes as advised) All juveniles and younger children must have a parent with them – Prime staff will not have time to help as you can appreciate.

 

Please make sure all costumes and shoes are labelled so if anything is left behind we know who it belongs to.

It is important you attend both of the above to ensure a polished performance – and correct costume fitting. Please let Anna know if you are unable to attend.

DANCE 2020

SATURDAY 28TH & 7PM & SUNDAY 29TH MARCH 2020 & 2PM

Please return form with payment no later than 30th November 2019

Admin fees

 

Due to increasing theatre hire cost, we are asking for:

Registration fee of

£10 per 1st child

£5 for a 2nd sibling

£2.50 for 3rd sibling etc

This is to cover the increasing theatre costs and by doing this we will be able to keep ticket prices down to £12.50. This also covers costume returns and price changes on costumes which is sometimes beyond our control.

There will be extra rehearsals scheduled from January 2020 for some of the routines, but you will be notified in due course – we encourage everyone to attend these for a polished performance.

We would like all ages to take part in both performances but for any reason,

any of the Saturday tots are unable to do so please let anna know asap so placings can be arranged in advance.

A £30.00 non-refundable costume deposit before Christmas for senior, junior & juvenile teams and a £10 deposit for Friday freestyle, Saturday classes. We have so many students to fit with costumes we need to commence early. The remaining costumes for teams and all other classes will be invoiced after Christmas.

Many thanks, Prime Dance

If you require convertible tights - please see the uniform page here

Arrival times for lighting and technical run-through on stage.

Saturday 28th March 2020

Senior Team, Junior Team, Juvenile Team

Arrive - 1pm – please do not arrive before 12.50pm as you will not be allowed in.

Wednesday Ballet/tap, Tuesday Lyrical, Thursday Ballet/tap, Thursday Lyrical

Arrive at 2pm (unless in any of the above)

Friday Freestyle, All Acro Classes

Arrive at 3pm (unless in any of the above)

Saturday Freestyle, Ballet & Tots

Arrive 4pm

All Hip Hop

Arrive 5pm (unless in any of the above)

Please arrive at your allocated time and sign in you will be directed to a dressing room or the auditorium. Please arrive with your hair done. Senior team hairstyles will be discussed in class.

All classes except for seniors please have your hair in 2 French plaits.

All students arriving after 3 pm please arrive with hair done and makeup on – there will be time to top up makeup during the tea break. Senior/Junior teams may wear false eyelashes. Makeup can be applied during rehearsal time.

 

 

List to bring

Mascara, black eyeliner, blusher, foundation if needed, red or dark pink lipstick & glitter spray.

Hair spray, brush, comb, hair grips, bobbles & SAFETY PINS.

Please eat lunch/brunch before you arrive. You will need a packed lunch for your tea. Sandwiches or pasta is advisable along with fruit and plenty of water to last the day. NO YOGURTS or foods and drinks that will stain. Food is not allowed to be consumed in the auditorium – water only. We will have a tea break for food consumption.

Please note, you will not be able to leave the theatre in between the tea break and the show. This has caused problems in the past.

Students must not leave the dressing rooms during the interval or wander around in costume before the show commences - this is for the health & safety of all students.

Please ensure you have the appropriate underwear flesh knickers, no lines to be shown, please do not wear any patterned or bright coloured or dark underwear. Flesh colour bra’s preferable with clear straps.

Only parents chaperoning will be allowed backstage please do not be offended if you are stopped at the dressing room doors. Also, male adults will not be allowed backstage due to it being a changing area.

After the Saturday performance make sure all costumes are hung up and set up ready for the Sunday performance before you leave – we don’t want to play hunt the costume on the Sunday as time is limited. Any costumes left behind on the Sunday will be handed into lost property at the theatre – so please make sure you have everything you spend a lot of money on these costumes and sometimes they are reused the following year.

PLEASE LABEL ALL COSTUMES AND SHOES as this stop’s costumes getting mixed up (make sure this is done for dress rehearsal).

Sunday 29th March 2020

All students to arrive at 12.30 pm (no earlier) please arrive with hair and full makeup applied. There will be a DVD filmed on this day.

At the end of the performances please wait for your child in the foyer and do not come backstage for collection we will bring your child out to you.

We are thin on the ground for chaperones for both performances. If you want to chaperone you will need a DBS via Prime Dance the cost for this is £12. Anyone interested please send us your name, address, email address, telephone number and date of birth as soon as possible we then pass this on and the DDC will deal with this online (please don’t pay Prime Dance) - the process takes approximately 2 weeks and lasts for 3 years. It is a very easy process.

All young children must be accompanied by a parent, (due to chaperone shortages) please give Anna your name for the register so you may enter backstage.

We also need two volunteers on both days. 5pm to the end of show on Saturday, and 2pm to end of show on Sunday, to sit on the door to supervisor the upstairs room and help the runners get the students safely to the side of the stage and keep a register.

Can we ask all parents chaperoning not to crowd the side of the stage – your child will be collected by runners and escorted to the side of the stage – only two parents (one on each side of the stage will be allowed due to lack of space).  Also please do not enter the auditorium from the back of the theatre as this affects the lighting and distracts the performers. Thank you for your co-operation.

Upstairs room

If you are allocated the upstairs dressing room just to inform you, we are unable to hire the large chambers as normal we do however have access to the smaller room next door, it may be a bit of a squeeze, but the downstairs dressing rooms are just as cramped. We cannot access this room until 5 pm so students will be asked to leave their bags at the back of the theatre near the music man box until such time. We are not allowed to apply glitter in this room, but this can be done outside the dressing room or in the corridor.

Any young children who are only performing in the first act on the Saturday evening may go home after they have performed unless they wish to stay on for the finale – we would like all children to stay for the finale on the Sunday. Please let us know in advance if you will be leaving early.

Please leave ALL dressing rooms (upstairs and downstairs) clean and tidy and put all rubbish in the bins provided – we will be charged for rooms left in a mess.

Programmes

Programmes will be on sale for £2

Important notice

The show commences at 7 pm on the Saturday evening and 2 pm on the Sunday afternoon – please be in your seats prompt – if you are late you may not be allowed in until a suitable moment please be aware on the Sunday we are filming the show and it is a problem with latecomers walking in once the show has commenced - our cameraman has had to work miracles in the past to avoid floating heads. 

Can we also remind you to stay in our seats during the performance and try to avoid walking about when the children are performing – please make sure young children go to the bathroom before it starts and, in the interval, – the same with some of our adult audience.  Please pass this information on to family and friends – we appreciate your co-operation.

Parents - please can you explain the running of the day with younger children, so they know what to expect on the day.

Show running times are approximate:

Saturday 7 pm to approximately 9.45 pm

Sunday 2 pm to approximately 4.45 pm

A reminder that photographs or filming is strictly prohibited during the performance (we must abide by child protection laws) – please do not be offended if you are politely asked to stop filming. The theatre has advised us also this is not allowed.

Please enjoy the show let’s make it an enjoyable weekend running smoothly and safely for all. Thank you

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07805 222 712

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