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 7th January (see below) following the Christmas break. However there will be no classes on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th January as the competition team are performing at Blackpool Opera House. For this reason attendance at all other classes before the show is absolutely vital please
Saturday 11th January - Show Photo Day and Show Tickets on Sale
This is the first Saturday back after the Christmas break and photos will be taken (they can be viewed and purchased at the show). Please see your show email sent in December for full details as dancers need to come photo ready with any costume requested.
This is also the day seats for the showcase go on sale. Please come in to book spectator places. It is fine to pay online but only after you have seats reserved and confirmed. £12 an adult and £6 for under 12s. Three shows in total.
Sunday 19th January - Dance For Dementia Day - Cancelled
It is with some sadness that we are sorry to tell you we've had to make the difficult decision to cancel this event due to very few people signing up. Everyone who has booked will be given a full refund. Thank you so much to those who had planned to support the event. If anyone wishes, you can still make a donation online using code 'DEMENTIA'. Thank you
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. This event is held at Aldwickbury School in Harpenden. You should have all received emails with full details of the schedule across these days. All classes work as a team and if just one dancer is missing it can ruin a routine so attendance is compulsory please. Parent helpers with an up to date DBS are desperately needed to chaperone please in return for a free ticket to the show! Everyone is responsible for getting themselves to and from Harpenden.
Tuesday 18th February - Acropad Workshop
This exciting workshop is for selected dancers who we feel would benefit. It is to be held at Fairfield Community Hall and paid for in advance to secure your place. More exciting workshops coming soon!
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.
Auditions Planned for the New 2020 Competition Squad - Tues 3rd March
More details to follow.
Performance at Stotfold Mill Event - Sat 9th May 2020
All dancers age 6+ need to save this date please.
October Half Term
Those hoping to be in the new 2020 competition squad may wish to leave these dates free for now. More information to follow shortly. Auditions are planned for 3rd March.
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FEES ARE DUE ON THE FIRST DAY OF TERM PLEASE TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE. INVOICES WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL (LATE FEES APPLY).
SATURDAY CLASSES : SATURDAY CLASSES RESUME ON 11TH JANUARY
WEEK DAY CLASSES : RESUME ON TUES 7TH JANUARY
THERE ARE SOME DAYS WHEN CLASSES CANNOT RUN. PLEASE SEE 'DATES FOR YOUR DIARY' ON THIS PAGE.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas Ball!
Class Prices Explained:
2019/2020 Prices can be found by clicking on PDF
Here is one of our very youngest dancers having fun at the Christmas Ball which raised £434.71 towards our costume fund. It was wonderful to see all ages coming together to celebrate Christmas! We can't thank all the helpers enough.
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 - Gifford Showcase 1st and 8th Feb