Look at this adorable little 🎃 who was at Dinky Movers today! 😍 last day of kids classes today, none next week for half term and then back on Monday 31st Oct, then after that it’s all systems go for our Christmas Concert! 🤪👍🎄
Have you signed your dancer up yet?
Have you signed up for the Christmas Concert yet??? Details were sent out in an email, make sure you’ve registered your dancer so they can be part of this festive treat. If you didn’t get the info or need to know more then please send us a message.
We’ve got some spaces left in our Street Totz class this term and we’d love to see your little one join us…
Tuesday mornings 9.30-10.15am for a bit of fun and street dancing! Super cute and great fun.
Message us for more info and to book a trial.
Mini Ballroom in class today with their Dance S.T.E.P helper Kasia 💃 - today they were practicing their Square Tango in preparation for exams in November. Well done everyone. 🙌🙌🙌
Back to dance this week…..😍
Whoop whoop! Who’s excited for back to dancing on Monday. 🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️
⭐️ New Class for September ⭐️
We will now be offering a contemporary class for our younger dancers on a Tuesday afternoon 4.00-4.45pm.
Book a trial now, send us a message. Only 7 spaces left…
Hands up who’s excited to be going back to dance this September? 🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️ Is it just me or does it feel like it’s been a really long time whilst also being really quick. 🤔🤷♀️
Anyway if you are desperate to get moving again after summer, we are taking trials for September NOW so book your next class with us TODAY!
Drop us a dm for us to get you booked in.
Don’t forget to come along and see us at our Open Day on Sunday 4th September.
Here’s the details: www.dm-studios.co.uk/open-day
Best place for coffee in Southampton? Go….
Have you got a dancer at home that’s ready to take it to the next level? Do you dream of watching your little one dancing on stage one day?
Get booking your trials for our September classes now…drop us a message or email [email protected]
Summer school is in full swing this week and we are loving it!
The official Ballet Exam Mark sheets and Certificates have arrived today.
I apologise for the delay, there have been printing issues.
I’ll be in the studio from 4:30pm tomorrow if anyone would like to collect them. If you are unable to do so tomorrow, I will bring them with me on Sunday.
Thank you for your patience.
Last few remaining spaces available for our summer school. Make sure you book: www.dm-studios.co.uk/summer-sessions
Have you bought your tickets yet???
Saturday mini show (especially for our youngest dancers) tickets can be bought here, but you’ll need the password that we sent you: https://stagestubs.com/gb/dm-studios/saturday-morning-mini-performers-login-to-the-woods
Main show tickets can be bought here: https://stagestubs.com/gb/dm-studios/login-to-the-woods
Spaces are still available for this years Summer School 🙌 so if you’re still looking for some way to entertain the kids this Summer Hols, look no further…..sign up forms on our website: www.dm-studios.co.uk/summer-sessions
DISNEY TRIP! We are just a few rehearsals in to our big trip to Disneyland Paris and these guys are working really hard to pass the audition process. This week we gifted them all with a T-shirt and don’t they look fab!
“Dream, believe, dare, do” - Walt Disney ✨
Modern Certificates 2022
Our Modern Theatre, Mark Sheets & Certificates have arrived today!
Immensely proud of everyone🤩
(I will keep you updated on the arrival of the Ballet￼ Sheets and Certificates.)
Whoop whoop 🙌 Announcing this years Summer School. We are so excited to be bringing this back this year AND of course it’s gonna be bigger and better than before. An email has been sent with the sign up link….please dont delay as we are limited to 30 spaces and obviously have a lot more pupils than that so it will be on a first come first served basis….
Here’s the link: https://www.dm-studios.co.uk/summer-sessions/
Don’t forget no classes today as it’s bank holiday. We’ll be open tomorrow as usual.
Happy International Dance Day to all of our pupils and friends! Although we do celebrate dance every day of the calendar 🎉😆
Friday 22nd April
ISTD Ballet and Modern Exams
How exciting that our exam session is only a few days away!
I am looking forward for our students to show their ability and knowledge.
Just a few things to note on exam day:
1. Miss Grace will be in the exam room with the students. My laptop will be filming the exam session. Please if you are in the waiting room, keep the noise to a minimum.
2. One of our Senior dancers will also be in the room, this is to operate the music for the exam.
3. Water is allowed in the exam if your dancer feels they need to take a drink in, however this MUST be in a clear Bottle. (Or very translucent coloured Bottle)
4. Free work (exercise's set by the examiner) will be sent to me 24hrs before the exam day. I will be making a copy of this to put in the reception so students can practice before their exam.
5. If you are not confident with 'Exam Hair' so dancers parents and senior students have offered their assistance.
Any questions please do ask.
See uniform and hair information on previous posts and in emails, to ensure your dancer is looking smart and professional.
I hope you are all enjoying your Easter break.
Don’t miss the sign up deadline of April 1st. This is set by the travel company not DM so we wont be able to help if you miss this cut off.
We have 38 people currently signed up we would love to take 50.
NB- we have had some parents sign up their children to travel unaccompanied and while this is legal and we have 2 teachers prepped to take responsibility for these children while we are away we do need you to consider a few things.
1/ Teachers will not be sharing a room with your child.
2/ Your child needs to be responsible enough to get themselves to sleep at a reasonable time and be able to wake up in the morning and meet the rest of the group at Breakfast ready and packed for the day ahead.
3/ You will need to arrange who your child will be sharing a room with otherwise they will be put in a single room which includes the single room supplement. A good idea is to talk to the parents of other students and make friendship groups of 3 or 4 to share a room with.
Taking all the above information into concideration we believe our students aged 13+ will be able to take on these responsibilities. We will need to talk to any parents who would like their under 13 year old to travel alone to ensure they understand what will be asked of their child. As always if you have any questions please do ask.
Uniform & Hair - Reminder *
Primary Ballet: Black uniform Ballet leotard, Pink ballet tights, Black skirt (At least reaching midi thigh in length - No short black skirts), pink SATIN 'full sole' Ballet shoes with elastics, Hair in neat a Ballet bun. (as seen in photo - headband not required for exams)
Grade 1 Ballet+ : Black uniform leotard, Pink ballet tights, Pink waist band, SATIN Ballet shoes (Grade 1 with Elastics, Grade 2+ with Matte Ribbons), Hair in a neat Ballet Bun. (See photo)
Modern: Black uniform Leotard, Black FOOTLESS tights to be worn over the the leotard - NO waistband required. Bare feet and Hair in a single french Plait.
Please ensure you have the correct uniform for both, lessons and exams. To show the professional standard we have here at DM Studios.
Miss Grace : )
Time To Shine 2019 Long Edit
Have you signed up for our Disneyland 2023 trip yet? This is open to all students over the age of 5 who take classes with us, including our adult dancers.
If you did'nt receive the email or would like another one please let us know. Cut off date for sign up is April 1st.
Watch this video to have an idea of what amazing things you'll be getting up to.
Please note this video was shot in 2019, since Covid the party at the end no longer happens.
Time To Shine 2019 Long Edit
Time to Shine 2019 at Disneyland® Paris, a performance extravaganza coupled with the magic of Disney!
✨ EXCITING NEWS ✨
Have you received the email about our planned Disney Trip for 2023, where we will perform on stage and appear in the parade?
Email us at the office if you need more information or haven’t received the email. [email protected]
Don’t forget to sign up for our dance-a-thon….even if you can’t do a full 24hrs over a week, set a personal goal and get your friends and family to sponsor you. Sign up here: dm-studios.rallyup.com
Can’t join us? Make a one of donation!
We’ve got these two new classes starting tomorrow. Now what’s “combo” you might ask? It is a mix of ballet, tap and modern - the perfect intro for kids to learn more than just the one style without them having to come to multiple classes (although once they’ve gotten good it, and caught the dance bug, that’s exactly what they do).
So if you’ve been looking to get your little one into a class this is a perfect start. This week is a trial before half term and then the classes start after our week off.
Message us to book.
We had a fantastic time at our first Valentines Disco to raise money for the new roof. So much fun. And we’ve managed to raise our first £200….
These are our mini Acro kids practicing side rolls (also known by miss Leila as sausage rolls) with a handy tunnel to help us stay straight. 🤸♀️
Look at these cute little dinky ballet dancers posing for a pic in class this Saturday 🩰😍
🎭 Stage Academy 🎭
Our theatre classes have always been so popular and for very good reason, who doesn’t love a triple threat (someone who can sing, dance and act!). Love this pic of the older SA group working hard AND having fun!
Hello Everyone - Miss Grace Here,
Just a reminder if you were given a exam form for Ballet & Modern before Christmas, could we ask that it is returned by next week. (The payment of exams does not need to be in until January 31st 2022.)
There were a couple of students I didn’t see, from Primary Ballet, before the Christmas break, those students will be given their form today.
To keep you updated I have requested a date towards the end of April 2022. I can confirm that date once all forms are back, then our request for the exam session can be sent🤞🏽
Welcome back to dance
Whoop whoop, it’s our first Saturday back at dancing today 🙌 hope you’re all as excited as we are to see those smiling faces. Parents please wear your face masks 😷 if you’re waiting in reception today. Thank you 🙏
Happy Monday everyone,
*Grade 1 Ballet* - for the Christmas Performance, you lovely dancers have a little project - could you please make yourself a Christmas present.
This needs to be something simple; a shoe box or lunch box wrapped in Christmas paper.
This is not needed tonight so please don’t panic, but if I could start seeing them in class from next week onwards, that would be fabulous.
Looking forward to seeing you all back in the studios.
Any questions feel free to ask.
We had so much fun today at our Spooktacular Halloween party 🎉 🎃 Loved seeing you all enjoying yourselves and we had a blast too! More pics to follow….