Suzanne’s School of Dance and Performing Arts Ruislip/Ickenham

A Very Happy Xmas to all our pupils and parents. Whatever you have planned over this festive period we trust you will enjoy yourselves and have a well deserved rest.

For your information we close Tuesday 19 December and our classes resume as normal on Saturday 6 January until Thursday 29 March. More detail on this can be found on our Dance School timetable page.  

 Relax and enjoy and we’ll see you all in 2018.   

Facebook Link to order Dance Show Photos

Please open the ‘Link to pictures’ above and follow the instructions to view all photos and to order from ‘Takeit photography’. Many thanks

 Spring Term Invoices 2018

To all parents please note that next years Spring term invoice is now out for payment. Please take the opportunity to pay now to take your 10% discount.

The invoice is in the shop, however you can make payment over the phone for convenience.

Adult Classes (Pay as you go) – Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Street, Pilates , Barrecore and Zumba

Hi to all adults. For your information we have a number of classes specifically for you, all of which are pay as you go, no termly sign up required.

All classes cater for Beginners through to Intermediate level so come along and give them a try. There is no need for you to have the right gear or shoes to start, just wear whatever’s comfortable. 

Please be advised though that the Barrecore class is intensive and should not be done if you haven’t trained for some time. 

Monday Zumba 7.30-8.30pm, Monday Barrecore 8.30-9.30pm, Tuesday Jazz 7.30-8.30pm, Wednesday Ballet 7.30-8.30pm, Wednesday Tap 7.30-8.30pm, Thursday Barrecore 9.30-10.30am, Friday Pilates 10-11am, and Sunday Streetdance 12.30-1.30pm

 Dance Spectacular Show 2017

Wow! What a Show. We’ve been told by many it’s the best yet and we’re inclined to agree. Well done to all the cast, absolute stars, everyone of them. And to all the helpers who gave up their time to make stage props, adjust costumes, and look after the boys and girls in their dressing rooms.

Finally, by no means least to the choreographers. We do not know how they improve year on year with their routines and musical theatre mixes but improve they do. Well Done to all.

Below is a snapshot of the Show. DVD’s of the Show are now available to order from our shop    

New Designer Leotards Autumn 2017

We now have some of the latest designer range of leotards from Bloch and Capezio.  Please see just a snapshot of those we have in our shop. We have many leotards in various colours. Please note these are one-offs and when sold will no longer be available from any stockist.

 

New Classes for Seniors 

We have new classes solely for school years 10-13 and these will be included in our annual Dance Show at the Beck Theatre. 

Senior Show Class Monday 8.30-9.30

Senior Commercial Jazz Thursday 7.30-8.30

The Show class will include Jazz, audition techniques, and repertoire

As usual its pay as you go for 3 weeks and only then termly.

Summer School Fun

For the 4th year running we held over the summer holiday a 5 day Intensive Ballet School and a 5 day Musical Theatre Summer School. Both of these had 30 pupils who thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt a lot! All of us teachers also enjoyed working with the youngsters whose ages ranged from 5yrs to 16 yrs. And at the end of the week each school performed in our studio to their Mums and Dads. Quite daunting as so close to them and such a lot to learn in a short time, but as usual they came up trumps with outstanding performances. Well Done! We’re so proud.

 Ballet Exam Round – Awesome Results 

The March and June Ballet examination round results are now with us. Wow! What successful rounds with 60% gaining Distinctions and 40% Merits across Primary to Grade 4 for the March round, and 37% gaining Distinctions and 58% gaining Merits in the June round across Primary to Grade 7.

So, well done to all of our pupils and well done to our teachers. The results will be given out by our teachers in the classes with their certificates. 

Dance Festivals

We have also been busy on the Dance Festival front, these being held over half terms and school holidays. As usual we have an abundance of medals and placings in both Dance and Musical Theatre sections. I must say a big thank you to Sophie, Rachel, and Georgia for their choreography. As usual these routines hit the mark for our pupils to display their ability and with their flawless performances the outcome is always a very high standard.

More information on the pupils, their results and pictures can be found on our ‘Dance Festival’ page. However there are a few pictures below of just some of our entrants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

LAMDA Classes

To any potential new parents and pupils I would like to emphasise that we do run LAMDA classes during the week and at weekends. For those that don’t know LAMDA stands for ‘London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts’.
These classes are designed to improve children’s elocution, articulation, acting and performance in order to give them the skills and confidence to succeed in life. Our teachers are professionally trained to coach children in these skill sets which culminates in globally, OFQUAL recognised examinations. These examinations at Level 3 are also included in the current UCAS tariff, with a Grade 6 Diploma currently being 40 points. They are very popular classes and all of these perform at the Beck Theatre in our Dance Spectacular Show.

Dance Shop

Our Dance shop now has a new range of the latest Pineapple bags (see below) as well as designer leotards and glitzy hotpants from Capezio and Bloch.

 

Trailer of our Dance Spectacular Show 2016

 

Trailer of our Dance Spectacular Show 2015

Suzanne’s Dance School, Drama School (Musical Theatre) and Dance Shop is located in Ickenham, close to both Ruislip and Uxbridge.

Our address is:

69 Swakeleys road, Ickenham, Middlesex, Ub10 8DQ

Our contact details are :

Tel No. 01895 631858

Email: suzanneware@sky.com

Timetable updated 20 November 2017 

 

The nearest Rail stations are West Ruislip and Ickenham, and the U1 bus stops immediately outside our shop. By road we are less than a mile from both the A40 Hillingdon and Uxbridge junctions.

School Term Shop Opening Times: Mon-Fri 10am-12 and 2.45pm-7.15pm, Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9.30am-2pm

 

School Holiday Opening Times: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm

 

 

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We have 2 fully mirrored, ventilated ballet studios, with secure, wall-mounted ballet bars, one with a purpose made Tap floor, a changing area, and toilet facilities.

Our contact number for further information on our classes, fees, or anything else is 01895 631858, or please email Suzanne on ‘suzanneware@sky.com‘.

Alternatively, please feel free to bring your child along to any of our classes shown in our timetable (below).

Our teachers are all fully qualified, and have experience in the dance, and/or musical theatre industry, which we believe is very important to ensure a high standard of coaching. This has resulted in pupils being accepted into the Royal Ballet School, Royal Ballet Junior and Mid Associate programmes.