Sharia Johnson


Sharia Johnson was born in London, she trained at The BRIT school and the ‘CAT’ scheme at London Contemporary Dance school before graduating from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary.

Whilst graduating Sharia toured nationally and internationally with Sisters Grimm ‘INALA’ choreographed by Mark Baldwin. Following on to dance with Richard Alston Dance Company, Michael Clark Company, Wayne McGregor and Rambert where she taught numerous workshops around the UK.

Sharia was The Dancing Times ‘dancer of the month’ December 2018 issue.

Sharia is very excited to be joining the teaching faculty at Redhurst Schools of Dancing.

Timetable – Autumn Term 2019

Term dates

Autumn Term – 10 weeks

Monday 9th September – Saturday 30th November inclusive
Half – Term Monday 21st October – Saturday 2nd November inclusive (2 weeks)

There is a new class starting on Wednesday September 11th.
Primary Greek, from 6 years,
Please note *Grade 3 Tap has moved to Fridays and Body Conditioning has moved to Saturdays.

Monday

Trinity Methodist Church Hall

3.30-4.00Baby Ballet
4.00-4.30Pre-Primary Ballet
4.30-5.00Primary Ballet
5.00-5.45Grade IV Ballet
5.45-6.45Grade V Ballet
6.45-7.15Pointe Work Class
7.15-8.15 Grade V Ballet

Tuesday

Trinity Methodist Church Hall

4.15-4.45Primary Ballet (A / Exam Class)
4.45-5.15 Grade II Ballet
5.15-6.00Grade III Ballet
6.00-7.00Intermediate Greek

Wednesday

Scout Hall

4.00-4.30Primary Greek (*new class)
4.30-5.00 Primary Tap
5.00-5.45 Grade 2 Tap

Friday

Scout Hall

3.45-4.30Grade 3 Tap (*new day)
4.30-5.30Grade 5 Tap
5.30-6.15Musical Theatre
6.15-7.15Advanced 1 Tap

Saturday

Trinity Methodist Church – Upstairs Hall

9.00-10.00Advanced 1 Modern
10.00-11.00Intermediate Jazz
11.00-12.00Senior Jazz
12.00-12.45Body Conditioning (*new day)
12.45-13.45Grade 5 Modern
13.45-14.15 Junior Jazz

Trinity Methodist Church – Downstairs Hall

10.30-11.00Primary Modern (*new class)
11.00-11.45Grade IV Greek
11.45-12.15Grade III Greek
12.15-13.00Grade 3 Modern
13.00-13.30 Grade 1 Modern

Dates to note:

Fundraising Events
More details to follow. We are looking for new members to join our fundraising team. Please get in touch if you could help or you have a particular skill to offer.

Exams
tbc

Festivals
tbc

Praise for ‘Braver than you Believe’

Another show comes to an end, what an experience for our students! Thank you to The Hawth in Crawley for making us so welcome. We look forward to returning in 2021!

Here are just a few of the comments we have received via email or on Facebook.

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Timetable for next term will be available soon,

I hope you are well and managing to relax after such a fantastic show! The dancers and the teachers as always amazed me with their level of skill and commitment. It’s such a lovely dance school to be part of. – Karen

I just wanted to say what an amazing show. My parents had never seen a show before and thought the show was just going to be some ballet. They were blown away with how professional it was and all the talent within the school. Thank you for all your help with getting my child to where she is today – Helen

Hope you’re recovering! The show was fantastic! We are on a downer today, we loved it so much!  – Emma

Well done to everyone, a brilliant show, I hope you got a chance to breathe and enjoy during all the (v well organised) chaos!! – Louise

Congrats to all on a wonderful show, very much looking forward to watching again! – Jenni

Well done to the entire Redhurst team on a fantastic show! I was really impressed with the standard of the dancing and the girls really enjoyed themselves. – Claire

Proud of all the dancers at this school, amazing teachers bringing out the best in their pupils – Debbie

Simply Awesome – Emma

Amazing Show – Diane

Amazing show! Well done to all. X – Karen

Well done on an amazing show!! – Srrah

So proud to be part of this wonderful school. ‘Braver than you believe’ was OUTSTANDING!!! X – Miss Fleur

It was such a wonderful show, my daughter absolutely loved her first experience of being on stage! ? Well done to everyone involved x – Claire

Great show really enjoyed it well done to all involved – Angela

It was spectacular. – Susan

Fabulous ?? – Lisa

Amazing show – even bought tickets to see all three of them and managed to get my daughter to see the second act so she could see what she could achieve when she’s older, she loved it xx well done Redhurst and everyone involved in making it happen xxx – Jane

Amazing show, Loved every minute of it, very sad it is over, well done everyone – Kaye

Wonderful show… well done everyone involved. A perfect celebration and tribute to Miss P and all the happy years we’ve spent and Redhurst.

Lovely to see the wealth of talent coming through.

Sorry to see this chapter ending… the Dallas’ are all left with many special memories to treasure 
REDH❤️RST – Steve

Fantastic show, wonderful dancers, amazing teachers and choreography and a lovely team of chaperones, helpers etc backstage – Enjoy a well earned rest all. Proud to have been part of it in a small way and my daughter loved it ?? x – Leanne

Fantastic show. Thoroughly enjoyed being part of the show as a chaperone. Every one involved did an amazing job. Well done Redhurst????? – Helen

Brilliant show. Thank you, Miss Kay, Jodie, the chaperones and everyone who worked tirelessly to make it a success. – Agnes

It was a fantastic show, well done to everyone! ????? – Kay

Congratulations on such a fabulous show! We were so impressed and it was just beautiful! It was all so professional and you all must’ve worked so hard. My little girl loved dancing in her first junior ballet, thank you ? xx – Kiri

My daughter absolutely loved her 1st ever dance show! Thank you Redhurst for such a wonderful opportunity, it was lovely to be part of such a great team! Time for some rest! ?? – Lucy

Congratulations again to the wonderful team that put on the show, as well as the performers who were as always incredible!! Very strange to be watching of course, but so proud of some of the little ones who aren’t so little anymore, and the gorgeous seniors dancing for the last time together. 
Very exciting for the next generation of students coming through?
Not a goodbye but just a see you soon ❤️ thankyou Redhurst x – Kate (Alumni)

Amazing show, my daughters loved being a part of it! Thank you to everyone involved x – Linda

Had an amazing time, the whole family loved the show and were totally blown away by all the talent on display – Eeyore was a particular stand out for us! And our naughty little bumblebee is still buzzing from her first taste of life on the stage! Thank you to all the teachers who worked so hard and all the Redhurst dancers xxx – Becky

Well done everyone, amazing show.xx – Lorraine

Such an amazing show well done, everyone. Can’t believe it was my daughter’s last ever Redhurst show I may have cried just a little bit ?? – Donna

Well done Redhurst, it was an amazing show! Super proud of everyone involved ❤???? xx – Jenni

All England Dance Finalists!

So proud of our wonderful students! Qualifying for the All England Dance Finals held today in Stevenage.

As one of the top 24 Modern Dance Troupes in the country, they danced today amongst the very cream of the crop!

Their number, choreographed by Miss Jodie was called ‘Found’ taken from the musical Dear Evan Hansen recently closed the first act of our recent show Braver than you Believe. I am sure those who saw the show would agree what a fabulous number it was.

Well done Georgia, Ellie, Daisy, Alicia, Erin, Izzy, Jessica, Sophie, Sophia, Ellie, Darcie, Elodie, Paige and Evie.

We are so very very proud.

Greek Summer Workshop

Monday 19th August – Friday 23rd August

This workshop has now been completed

Brambletye Pre-Prep School

A chance to learn all about Classical Greek this Summer.

Join us for a Classical Greek Workshop being held at Brambletye Pre-Prep School between 19th and 23rd August between 9.30am and 4pm each day.

Classical Greek Dance

Choreography

Greek Myths and Legends

Arts and Crafts

Contact us for more details

Congratulations to our Modern Troupe

Congratulations to our amazing Modern Troupe (under 21s) who have been wowing adjudicators at local festivals and in May 2019 achieved a second place at the All England South East Regional Finals held at the Hawth, where they were competing with schools from all over the region. This result qualifies them for a place in the prestigious All England Finals!

Well done Alicia, Daisy H, Daisy M, Darcie, Ellie H, Ellie L, Elodie, Erin, Evie, Georgia,Isabelle, Jessica, Kate, Paige, Sophia & Sophie!

Credit must also go to Miss Jodie for her spectacular choreography, amazing work!

The very best of luck to Erin and Darcie who also have solo entries over the next few days. We are routing for you xx

Show T-Shirts available to order

Dear Parents,

As a souvenir of our dance show, t-shirts are now available to order.

T-shirts are available in black or red with white show logo and made of traditional 100% cotton with a round-neck.

Children’s sizes are £10.00 and Adults sizes are £12.00

Most of the children like to wear their t-shirts over their costumes during rehearsals and they form part of their uniform in some subjects during lessons.

Should you wish to purchase any t-shirt(s), please email your order to admin@redhurstschoolsofdancing.co.uk or complete the attached form and return to your teacher with your payment by Friday 14th June  latest.

If emailing your order please be precise about size / colour as outlined in the attached document.
You may also order should you wish Redhurst Hoodies and Onesies. The order will be submitted together.

Timetable for Summer term 2019

Term dates

Summer Term – 10 / 11 weeks

Saturday 27th April – Friday 19th July inclusive
Half – Term Saturday 25th May – Friday 7th June inclusive (2 weeks)

Dates for Show 2019

20th / 21st All weekend rehearsal – All students & chaperones required
22nd / 23rd / 24th – lessons
25th July – Dress Rehearsal: All students and chaperones required

Fri 26 – Sat 27 July 2019 – Performances

Monday

Trinity Methodist Church Hall

4.00-4.30Baby Ballet
4.00-4.30Pre-Primary Ballet
4.30-5.00Primary Ballet B
5.00-5.45Senior Greek
5.45-7.00Grade V Ballet
7.00-8.00Senior Ballet
8.00-8.30Leaver’s Dance

Tuesday

Trinity Methodist Church Hall

3.45-4.15Primary Ballet (A)
4.15-4.45Grade II Ballet
4.45-5.30Junior National
5.30-6.15Grade III Ballet
6.15-7.00Grade IV Ballet

Wednesday

Scout Hall

3.45-4.30Primary and Grade 2 Tap
4.30-5.30Grade 3 Tap
5.30-6.15Senior National

Friday

Scout Hall

3.45-5.00Grade 5 and Advanced 1 Tap
5.00-5.45Musical Theatre 
5.45-6.30Body Conditioning
6.30-7.15Advanced 2 Tap

Saturday

Trinity Methodist Church – Upstairs Hall

9.00-10.00Intermediate Jazz and Grade 5 Modern
10.00-11.00Senior Jazz, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 Modern
11.00-12.00Finale
12.00-13.00Opening
13.00-14.00Junior Jazz and Grade 3 Modern
14.00-14.30 Festival Work if required.

Trinity Methodist Church – Downstairs Hall

9.30-10.00Advanced 2 Greek
10.00-10.45Grade IV Greek
10.45-11.30Grade III Greek
11.30-13.00Extra time if required
13.00-13.30 Grade 1 Modern

Dates to note:

Fundraising Evening
More details to follow

Festivals
East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival

Braver than you Believe

Next term’s timetable will be with you shortly, thank you for your patience while we have been sorting it out! It has been no mean feat.

? Announcement ?

The show this year will be dedicated in memory of Mrs Pat Prime who taught our dancers for many years and was much loved by all. 

?Pat loved Winnie the Pooh stories (based in our local Ashdown Forest), and for this reason, we are going with something a little different as a show name this year.

? Braver than you Believe ?

Please click on the image and you will understand.

East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival 2019

The following dances have been entered into the East Grinstead Music and Arts Festival (EGMAF) 2019

Dates: 6, 7,   13, 14,   27, 28  April 2019

 Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, RH19 3BS
Telephone 01342 302000
Website chequermead.org.uk

Adjudicator: Angela Whittle LISTD

Georgia KewellGreek Solo
13 years
13th April15.05
Ellie LouisModern Solo
12 years
7th April15.11
Darcie BennettBallet Solo
11 years
7th April16.21
Georgia KewellBallet Solo
13 years
13th April18.37
Alicia Ally Greek Solo
15-21 years
13th April 19.44
Jessica SaundersGreek Solo
15.21 years
13th April19.44
Sophia AllyGreek Solo
11 years
14th April9.30
Darcie BennettGreek Solo
11 years
14th April9.30
Paige SimpsonGreek Solo
11 years
14th April9.30
Sophia AllyModern Solo
11 years
14th April12.18
Darcie BennettModern Solo
11 years
14th April12.18
Paige SimpsonModern Solo
11 years
14th April12.18
Sophie WellsModern Solo
11 years
14th April12.18
Millie Coombs
Elena Loach
Grace Louis
Classical Trio/Quartet
Junior
10 and under
27th April11.10
Effie Foster
Mabel Hodges
Jessica Jenkins
Maisie Lansdown
Classical Trio/Quartet
Junior
10 and under
27th April11.10
Erin DallasContemporary
15-21 years
27th April11.54
Lucy, Millie, Gigi,
Effie, Mabel, Jessica J,
Maisie, Elena, Grace,
Daisy M, Daisy S, Ella, Rosa, Violet
Group (Greek)
Junior
10 and under
27th April14.15
Erin DallasLyrical Modern
15-21 years
27th April14.47
Elodie, Evie, Darcie,
Suzanne, Isabelle, Alice,
Polly, Ellie, Paige, Talia
Group (Greek)
Intermediate
14 and under
27th April17.45
Beth Currie
Polly Hobbs
Evie Slack
Classical Trio
Intermediate
14 and under
27th April18.47
Alicia AllyModern Solo
15-21 years
27th April19.22
Erin DallasModern Solo
15-21 years
27th April19.22
Darcie Bennett
Paige Simpson
Classical Duet
Intermediate
14 and under
28th April14.38
Sophie Clark
Olivia Ody
Classical Duet
Intermediate
14 and under

28th April

14.38
Jessica B, Genevieve, Sophie C,
Rachel, Lily, Tricia, Daisy H,
Natasha, Georgia K, Daisy M,
Kanyinsola, Olivia, Ella, Emma,
Jessica S, Hayley, Imogen, Hannah S
Isabelle W
Group (Greek)
Senior
under 21
28th April16.45
Sophia, Elodie, Darcie, Erin,
Daisy H, Georgia H, Ellie H,
Georgia K, Ellie L, Daisy M,
Jessica S, Kate, Paige, Evie
Isabelle W, Sophie W
Troupe (Modern)
Senior
under 21
28th April18.55

Please check the above times against the dance programme overview