First place for everyone in the Competition Squad at our first comp of the 2019/2020 season! See the Competition Page for more details. Well done dancers! Next stop -Blackpool Opera House
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Classes resume on Tuesday 29th Oct following half term. The last class in the term is Weds 18th December. Please note there are no classes on Fri 15th Nov, Sat 16th Nov, Weds 20th Nov and Tues 10th Dec.
Saturday 30th November - Trip to See Richard Alston's Company at The Place
This trip is open to those on the Professional Programme and ideal for anyone thinking of studying dance for GSCE or higher education. This is history in the making as it's Richard Alston's farewell to his artistic home of 50 years. The programme will combine memories as well as brand new work from students of London Contemporoary Dance School. Programme starts in London at 7.30pm. If you are in the competition squad then please keep in mind there is a competition the next day.
Sunday 1st December
Born2perform Competition - Solihull
This is compulsory for all the competition team.
Saturdays 7th and 14th December - Classes at the Salvation Army
As the Roecroft Centre is not available on these dates, all the Saturday classes will be held at the Salvation Army Hall in the same road. No change to times.
Saturday 14th December - The Christmas Ball! Save this date
The annual Gifford Christmas Ball will be held at the Stotfold Memorial Hall in the evening. Parent helpers will be needed please. Book in advance.
Sunday 15th December - SSA Perform at Community Christmas Concert
All members of SSA must save this date please as the routines can only work if all the team attend. This event is at the Greenacres in Stotfold and more info will follow. We expect it to be late afternoon/early evening.
Sunday 19th January - Dance For Dementia Day
Bring Mum and Dad to dance! Please save this date for an all age family dance event to raise money and awareness for Dementia and Admiral Nurses! See advert on this page and please book in advance x
Saturday 25th January - Blackpool Opera House - No Classes
The Competition Squad are in the semi-final of That's Showbiz! Well done to each and every dancer!
This does mean that we will not be able to run classes on Fri 24th or Sat 25th January as we will be in Blackpool.
The Gifford Dance Showcase!!! 1st and 8th February 2020
All dancers and parents please save both of these dates. We will be working towards these performances now in our weekly classes and it's so important for the dancers to have the opportunity to show off their hard work. It's going to be fantastic! Lots more information will follow but you will need to travel to the theatre in Harpenden on these days.
Saturday 22nd and Sun 23rd February - That's Showbiz Final
Should we be fortunate enough to qualify for the grand final in Liverpool, then all the competition team will need to be available on these dates to take part!
Solo Competition - Sat 29th Feb and Sun 1st March 2020
Those who take the solos class will be going to Kent to take part in Destination Dance
Performance at Stotfold Mill Event - Sat 9th May 2020
All dancers age 6+ need to save this date please.
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FEES ARE DUE ON THE FIRST DAY OF TERM TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE. INVOICES WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL (LATE FEES APPLY).
SATURDAY CLASSES : SATURDAY CLASSES RESUME ON 2ND NOV
WEEK DAY CLASSES : RESUME ON TUES 29TH OCT
THERE ARE SOME DAYS WHEN CLASSES CANNOT RUN. PLEASE SEE 'DATES FOR YOUR DIARY' ON THIS PAGE.
THE LAST CLASS BEFORE THIS HALF TERM IS ON SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER
All choreography taught or created in our classes with the coaches assisting is the intellectual property of Gifford Dance Academy. Both the club rules and the competition squad contracts state that dancers should not
perform our choreography in shows, competitions or at public events without both permission from and credits to GDA. Thank you.
PLEASE DON'T FORGET
SSA DANCE DATES
The next planned SSA performance - 15th December
We need parent helpers for the Christmas Ball please!
We also need chaperones for our shows in February, but you must have an up to date DBS for this. Chaperones are given a free ticket to the show!
We Need Your Help!
Bring your Mum, Dad, Grandma or friends to dance for a day! As many of you will know Rebecca and Lucie's Grandma is very poorly with Dementia. Admiral nurses help families dealing with this terrible illness, as McMillan nurses do for cancer. However there are NONE of these nurses in Bedfordshire. It would mean a great deal to us if you would join in on this day to raise awareness and money for more of these nurses, so in time everyone that needs it can receive support. As a community let's come together to say this matters. Book now as spaces are limited. Details below. Thank you!
2019 Prices can be found by clicking on PDF
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