Showcase & Presentation of Cups & Awards 2019

We would cordially like to invite you to the Redhurst annual Presentation Afternoon, which this year will be held at the Jubilee Community Centre, Charleswood Road, on Saturday 23rd November between 4.00 and 6.30pm.

You will have received more details via email by now. We hope that many of you will come and support the dancers on the day. In the meantime, we ask five things.

1. That you keep the date/time free, this is always a lovely afternoon, the children love getting together and seeing what they have learnt, it is lovely that all our students and parents have the opportunity to mix and celebrate our children’s achievements.

2. We ask that all trophies that were presented last year are to be returned as soon as possible in a clean condition.

3. Anyone inspired by the recent ‘Great British Bake Off’ please grab your apron and mixing bowl, we will be serving an afternoon tea and any cake donations will be very gratefully received. Don’t start baking just yet, we don’t require your creations until the 16th. Bringing cakes along on the day will be perfect, but if you definitely know you can do some baking, please let us now so that we can relax.

4. Raffle: with every event there is an obligatory raffle. Any donations will be gratefully received. Any profit that we make from the afternoon will be poured straight into show fund so that we keep the costs of the next show as low as possible. You can drop raffle prizes off at class or email for other drop-off points. We also need one or two to help organise the raffle, gather the prizes together, make up hampers if appropriate and help on the day. If you think you can help, please contact us.

5. If you would like to volunteer for this or any other event please let us know. We are a small group trying to achieve big things. Simply get in touch.

Fancy Dress Week

This week is fancy dress week (or wear your own clothes week). Please make sure dancers can move comfortably and safely in what they wear.

£1 to take part (or £2 for the week if you do more than one class).

Next week is watching week for grades 3 and below.

Awards Evening 2018


Saturday 29th September 2018– 4.30pm

Jubilee Community Centre


Dear Parents, as there has not been a lot of interest in our advertised Fund Raiser for next Saturday we have decided to refocus our fundraising efforts in this Show year commencing with Cups & Awards, with Afternoon tea. Subsequently the Fundraising team will be organising a major parents only fundraising evening in the spring, along with our termly Non-Uniform days. Watch this space and website for details as your support is needed to reach our £12,000 target!



We will be presenting a short Showcase of a few chosen pieces from classes and Festival Work of the various genres we have within our curriculum. This will take place as previously advertised at Jubilee Community Centre Charlwoods Road commencing at 4.30pm with an Interval for Cream Teas & Cakes and a Silent Auction provided by my terrific parent supporters as part of our Fund Raising for the Show 2019.


Ticket prices £3.00 per person £10 Family ticket. If anyone can help the “A” Team on the day or make cakes please let me or Sam know. This will then be followed by the rest of our 2018 Prize Giving with the event finishing at approximately 6.30/7.00.


Cups & Awards

For those parents who are not familiar with our Prize Giving, there is an award for 1 child in every class, who my staff and I consider have made the most “Progress” throughout the past academic year. There are also Special Awards for Neatness, Musicality, Personality, Expression and even Theory! I do hope that as many of you as possible will attend to support and applaud those children who have been successful.

There are still some cups & awards outstanding from last time please can you return them clean no later than Wednesday 26th September to avoid the next recipient being disappointed.

Please see over for the Classes/Festival pieces I would like to take part. If your child is willing to participate, please email Sam ASAP so I can confirm numbers.

I’m sure it will be a most enjoyable and successful afternoon as we celebrate the pupil’s great achievements from this last academic year!

Thank you in advance for your support, looking forward to seeing you there!

Kindest regards,

Kay Ball

Classes to be involved/Programme



Grade III Ballet – Tuesday 4.45-5.30

Grade IV Ballet – Tuesday 5.30-6.15

Festival Solo

Cups & Awards



Grade 1 Modern Saturday 1.00-1.30

Grade 3 Modern – Saturday 12.15- 1.00

Festival Solos

Cups & Awards


Interval for Cream Teas & Refreshments – Silent Auction bids

We have a fantastic array of auction items on offer, from Hamiltons photos to singing lessons to restaurant vouchers, so please come prepared to bid for these, keep an eye on our Facebook page for details




Junior Quartet

Inter Trio

Festival Solos

Cups & Awards




Primary Tap – Wednesday 4.00-4.30

Grade 5 Tap – Friday 3.45-4.30

Advanced 2 Tap – Friday 6.45-7.30

Cups & Awards



Musical Theatre

Class – Friday 5.15-6.00

Cups & Award


Special cups and awards

Easter Fundraising

Thank you to those who have participated in Fancy Dress days so far or have bought a Raffle Ticket.

We will continue to sell tickets up until the end of term (Tuesday 27th) and winners will be informed by email.

We will also be putting together a hoodie-order early next term. If you would like to order a hoodie in Black, blue or pink please fill in the order form and give to your teacher. 2018 hoodies Easter

All money raised will go towards out 2019 show!

Many thanks


Cake Sales!! Yum Yum

Cake Sales!!!

Trinity Methodist Church on Saturday morning – 10am – 1pm

and at the Scout Hut on Wednesday evening -4pm – 5.30pm

This is to raise money for props and special effects for Dance Vortex.

We need bakers / sellers and definately buyers!

Dance Vortex T-Shirts and Redhurst Hoodies

Show T-Shirts

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

Dance Vortex T-Shirt Order Form

T-shirts are available in black or purple 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.

Deadline: 24th June.

Chaperone’s T-Shirts

We can also order black t-shirts for Licenced Chaperones (for those who have/will be getting their licence) – these are not compulsory to purchase or wear. The cost for these are £10.00.  These are also on the Dance Vortex T-Shirt Order Form


Redhurst Hoodies

We shall also be putting in an order for Redhurst Hoodies this weekend.

These come in Black or Blue and sizes can be viewed on our Redhurst Uniform Form.

Please email all requirements and you will be invoiced accordingly.


Deadline: 24th June.


Payment can be made by enclosing a cheque with your order form made payable to

Redhurst Schools of Dancing SHOW FUND.



FANCY DRESS WEEK (and Easter Egg Raffle)

We apologise for the late notice, we hoped to get a notice out last week but other circumstances got in the way.

This week we are having a Non-Uniform/Fancy Dress week at Redhurst where we invite all children to bring in £1 and in return, they can wear either their own clothes or be outrageous and wear fancy dress for classes!

Please make sure they can move comfortably and safely in their clothes.



We will also be having an Easter Raffle! For a chance to win one of three delicious Easter Eggs you can buy a ticket for 50p, three prizes means three chances.




ALL money raised from these two incentives will go straight into our SHOW FUND!

As you know, next term is show term and to put on a show costs thousands of pounds for the theatre, lighting, costumes etc, only some of which is covered by the show fee and ticket sales which we want to keep affordable.

Due to popular demand, and contrary to our original announcement we would like to put on THREE shows, (evening Tuesday 25th plus Matinee/Evening Wednesday 26th July) but to do so we need to raise a considerable sum. Every little helps, so please support us.


To summarise

Non-Uniform week (tomorrow Mon 13 to Sat 18 March) £1

Raffle tickets 50p (of course you can buy more than one if you wish 😀





Thank you and a reminder that watching week starts Tuesday!


Thank you very much to all those who supported the Showcase and Presentation Day yesterday, all the teachers, wonderful ladies who helped with the refreshments, door and raffle, my amazing chaperones and also all those who provided cakes and raffle prizes, it is truly appreciated.


The children were marvellous as usual and you can find a list of cup winners here


Thank you also to those who supported our Fancy Dress fundraiser last week! The money raised will go into our Showfund.


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Just a quick reminder that from Tuesday 5th through to Monday 11th are our ‘watching week’ sessions.

Parents of students grade 3 and below are invited to come and watch the lesson.


I look forward to seeing you there.

Many thanks

Miss Kay






Showcase and Presentation Evening 2016

Saturday 2nd July at 5.30pm

We are really looking forward to the Showcase and Presentation Evening on Saturday Brambletye School Theatre Lewes Road. It will commence at 5.30pm. Limited parking will be available although the Pre-Prep should be empty.


If your child is performing, there will be a rehearsal/run through at the Theatre at 4.30 prior to the performance at 5.30pm. Please can they come dressed in their correct uniform with their hair in a neat ballet bun, if you are struggling with this there may be someone to help at the theatre where you arrive? If they are in 2 dances or more please bring uniform/costume in a ballet bag or small box as for show!


The children will be provided with a drink & biscuits between rehearsal & performance so they should not require extra food – A good lunch will be essential! Please let Chaperones know if they have allergies & provide alternatives.


Outstanding cups MUST be returned as soon as possible else there will be some VERY disappointed children!


Entrance to watch the Showcase will be £5 per adult (Children free)and there will be Tea & Cakes and a Raffle in the interval. This is to cover the cost of the theatre and any profit will go into the Show Fund for next year.


Thank you to those who have offered to help, obviously the more helpers the merrier, so if you are happy to help please step forward. Could I also ask for donations of cakes (homemade or shop bought) and raffle prizes.


Our Presentations should conclude no later than 7.30pm, all being well. I’m sure it will be a most enjoyable and successful evening as we celebrate the pupils great achievements from this last academic year!


Thank you in advance for your support, looking forward to seeing you there!


Kindest regards,


Kay Ball