Hey Dance Fam!!!
Here is your June newsletter updating you on all things L.E.A! Can you believe that were nearly half way through the year already!?
So as you all know by now the theme of our 2019 concert is LIVE.. we are super excited for this one and cannot wait to see the magic unfold on stage, we have already started routines will the children and already think this will be the best one yet! Yes everything will be LIVE- live dancing from our stars, live singing by some of the most incredible singers the gold coast has to offer including our very own powerhouse vocal coach Miss Jackie and a live band playing the music for our stars! Act one is Jazz & Broadway and Act two is where we Rock out! More information will be released soon regarding costumes and tickets, please ensure you have all the rehearsal dates in your diary. You can find these in our calendar……..
Concert dates are: 26th & 27th of October 2019 at Robina community center.

Last year we held an amazing event at the Greek church in Bundall and it was a huge success! Therefore it is with great pleasure for me to announce  that we will be running the event again this year! YAY! We will have some short performances from our stars, a disco, food, drinks and of course our annual awards. The event is to celebrate the wonderful year we have had as a studio, to get together and have some fun and to hold our awards ceremony in which every year we award trophies to those stand out students who have been working exceptionally hard and achieving amazing things in their classes. Everyone is invited to come along so bring the whole family! 🙂
-WHEN- Saturday 14th December-  Times TBA (evening event)
-WHERE- 31A Crombie Ave, Bundall, Qld, 4217 (across the road from the post office)

Dance camp is back for the first week of the July school holidays from Monday 1st July – Friday 5th July. Days run 8.30am-4pm and include various dance workshops, singing, drama, fun and games, goal setting and arts and crafts. The day is filled with super fun activities that your dancers will LOVE! Dance camp is open from ages 5+ and the cost is $60 per day or $250 for the full week. Please register your interest now by emailing lauren@leacademy.com.au

A reminder that ALL students should be wearing uniform to classes this includes correct footwear & hair to be tied back or in a ballet bun for ballet classes. We appreciate your cooperation with our uniform standards.
We have had some interest about getting L.E.A jumpers, this is something we can look at getting if we have enough interest in the product if this is something your dancer would be interested in purchasing please see Sheree to put your name down on the list for pre-orders.

During the last week of term 24/05/19-28/05/19 we will be holding a PJ week where your child can come to classes in their PJ’S! This will be a gold coin donation at reception to take part and the funds raised will go towards new equipment and advertising materials for our studio we are hoping to get a gazebo cover and some new banners for the roadside to help with advertisement of our academy.
We will also be holding a END OF TERM DISCO on Saturday 29th June from 3pm-6pm everyone is invited and you are more than welcome to bring friends & siblings along too. Entry is $10 and includes Free slushy on arrival, games & prizes & off course dancing. The tuck shop will also be open for food, sheree will be ordering in pizza for the night so if your child wishes to place an order please see sheree 🙂

Our  May 2019 STAR OF THE MONTH we have awarded to Lionel Navarro!!! CONGRATULATIONS AND WELL DONE LIONEL! We are all so proud of you! Don’t forget to read the blog about Lionel which you can find on our website. Click here 

Every Monday from 6.45pm-7.45pm we run a fun, energetic and hilarious dance class for all you adults! If you want to get fit, tone, have fun, socialise, learn a new skill well then this class is for you! Don’t just leave the dancing to your kiddies get involved!! It is a 8week challenge with a new dance style starting every 4 week block. Bring your friends along and have some fun with us.. it never to late to join! If you have missed out this term don’t worry we will be holding another challenge in term 3.

At the beginning of this year we introduced a new scholarship program to the studio in which one dancer who receives a fully paid annual scholarship in to our elite team programme. It is always a tough decision to make when we are giving out awards ect as we would love to offer things to everyone but unfortunately that can never be the case. The dancer that received the award for 2019 is hard working, dedicated, super talented and is from a family of 4 siblings. Myself and Luke were super happy to award this superstar with this award and are excited to see where her talent takes her. Well done Miss ALEX EMENEY on being awarded the Elite dance scholarship for 2019. We will be continuing this program in to next year and will be looking for dancers to award it to at the 2020 elite team auditions.

At the end of the year on the 16th of November we will be holding mock ballet & tap exams at the studio to get the children prepared and used to exam situations as we plan on introducing exams in 2020 and entering those ready and wanting to take exams. Ballet exams will be taken with the board Cecchetti and tap exams will be taken with the board ATOD. I have had numerous questions relating to dance boards and I can assure you that which ever dance board your child takes their Exams with is quite sufficient and will set them in good stead for their future dance career that the work crosses over very similarly and both dance boards we use at L.E.Academy are recognized worldwide. We of course would like all of our students to take part in these exams so we can also asses which grade they will be going in to and which work they will be working on for their 2020 examinations however due to the amount of work and preparation needed we require for the dancers to take a extra ballet class to focus on their Exam work, this means that as of term 3 dancers wishing to take ballet exams will be taking one ballet class for concert work & technique and one ballet class to work on exam syllabus there is just not enough time in one hour per week to fit all the necessary work in. We however will package these classes for you and will offer a discount to make it more manageable financially, we will release times & dates for these extra classes once we have heard from all ballet dancers regarding their decision on exams. The tap classes will not require an extra class at this stage but possibly will next year. If your child is interested in taking exams or you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

As the darker nights are starting to come in as we did last year we will be locking the doors to the building at 5.30pm/6pm when Sheree leaves, this is to ensure that nobody that shouldn’t be entering the building can do so. If you are coming to pick up or drop your child off for classes we kindly ask that you wait outside with them until we can get to the door to unlock it, we will be opening it in the cross over of classes but will not keep coming to the door and disrupting classes that the teachers are currently teaching.
All children on the premisis should be in classes or in the waiting room with a parent or adult supervision, no children under the age of 12 are permitted to be left at the studio without adult supervision, we are not a babysitting service and are not responsible for children left at the studio with no adults. Our teachers are in classes and are busy working and teaching your children and sheree is not always on reception desk she also has work to do whilst at the studio. Please do not leave your children unattended. We also ask for the safety of the children that you please drop them in the car park and not on the road and walk them in to the studio especially children under the age of 12 years.
We thank you for your cooperation regarding this

Don’t forget to check our calendar of events which we continuously update with events for the year.

Please also add yourself in to the parents forum on Facebook so you can keep up to date. Note this is a separate closed page for our parents only you will need to request to join.

Click here to access or Calendar of events

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Happy dancing
Love Miss Lauren x