Newsletters are handed out in classes however you can find an electronic copy of the information here should have mislaid your copy.

August 2017 - New Uniform
If your dancers have had a growth spurt over the Summer holidays don't worry, we have some new uniform in stock ready for our first lessons back. Please come and speak to either Kelly or Mrs Leggett for further details.

August 2017 - Welcome to our new home!
The En Pointe School of Dancing were made to feel so welcome at the Henley Community Centre whilst rehearsing and performing their May 2017 Show that the decision was made to co-locate the Witnesham and Great Blakenham branches together at Henley in July 2017. Reaction to the news has been very positive, and as the Principal and founder of the school Kelly feels that it is lovely to be able to have one true home for the dancing school. Classes will re-commence at our new home during week commencing 4th September 2017 and we very much look forward to welcoming everyone at our new home.

August 2017 - Reflections on our Show
So just looking back and reflecting on a fabulous and very successful show (The Princess & The Frog) which we performed at Henley Community Centre in May 2017. Not only were Kelly and Mrs Leggett extremely proud of all of our dancers who participated, we also raised £500 for the charity EACH (East Anglian Children's Hospices). Check our Facebook page for some of the lovely feedback and comments that we received.

April 2017 Newsletter - Dress Rehearsals & Ballet Socks
Firstly thank you for your on-going support during this busy rehearsal period.

Please can I ask that everyone arrives at the dress rehearsals at 4pm sharp to enable us to start the full run through, complete with costumes, quick-changes, sound and lighting on time. It is imperative that we hold these full rehearsals as they provide us with a true reflection of the show and allow us to iron out any potential issues prior to the show nights, they also give our pupils an opportunity to familiarise themselves with timings and the running order.

Finally please can I remind you that all pupils are required to wear pink ballet socks as part of their costume, these are available from me (at £3 per pair) if you have not already got a pair. Please ensure that you have your socks in time for the dress rehearsals. The only classes who are not wearing socks are the Princesses and the Woodland Spirits as they are wearing tights.

If there are any queries or problems please see myself or Mrs Leggett. Roll on the show!

The Princess & The Frog - 12th & 13th May 2017 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
As we prepare for our forthcoming show there is lots of information that we need to share with you. Show newsletters have been handed out in class and you can also find the information here.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year
We hope that you all have a fabulous Christmas and wish to thank you all for our lovely cards and gifts.

2016 has been a fantastic year for the school and we are very excited as we look forward to all that's to come in 2017. There will be lots more hard work and plenty of fun as we prepare for our show.

Don't forget that classes return during the week commencing 9th January 2017 and we very much look forward to seeing everybody again then.

A very merry Christmas and a peaceful and happy New Year to you all.

Kelly & Mrs Leggett
En Pointe School of Dancing

April 2016 Important Notices
Please can we remind everyone that the correct uniform must be worn to classes, with hair tied tidily back.

Information for the Witnesham branch...
There will be a change to the current timetable as of Monday 18th April 2016 due to the commencement of the new tap classes. The new tap classes will be for 30 minutes, charged at £3.00 per lesson as per ballet and will be invoiced accordingly. Please see the new timetable on the Classes page.

Information for the Great Blakenham branch...
Unfortunately there will be NO classes on Tuesday 3rd May 2016. Many apologies.

April 2016 Presentation Disco & Show Time
The school will be holding a Presentation Disco on the afternoon of Sunday 5th June 2016 at Great Blakenham Village Hall, times to be confirmed. The presentation disco will be an opportunity for both branches to come together, have a fun afternoon, and celebrate everybody's achievements with the presentation of the Exam certificates. Tickets will be on sale in the next few weeks.

The show has been booked for Friday 12th May and Saturday 13th May 2017 at Henley Community Centre. This is a lovely location with the advantage of better dressing rooms, more parking, situated in between both schools and has a licenced bar for the two show nights. There will be a separate show letter coming out in due course with full show details.

March 2016 Examinations... Congratulations!
Congratulations to all of our girls who took their ballet examinations during the March 2016 examination day, you all done extremely well and passed, we are very proud of you all. Now we can all start work on the show!

March 2016 Examination Day Timetable
Please note the following examination day timetable for our examination day on Tuesday 8th March 2016 at Great Blakenham Village Hall:

13:00 to 13:25 - Primary 2 Ballet - Darcy, Stella, Tallulah, Ava & Isabella
13:25 to 13:50 - Primary 2 Ballet - Katie, Millie, Kyla & Lilia
13:50 to 14:30 - Level 2 Ballet - Thea, Amelie, Sam & Amber
14:30 to 14:40 - Coffee Break
14:40 to 15:00 - Primary 1 Ballet - Keeley, Emma, Marina & Erin
15:00 to 15:20 - Level 1 Ballet - Eloise, Sophia, Evlyn & Alice
15:20 to 16:00 - Level 3 Ballet - Libby, Meghan, Loryn & Abi

Please ensure that you arrive 20 minutes before your daughters allocated examination time as some examinations can run ahead of schedule.

Please arrive 'exam ready' with purple leotards and skirts, pink socks or tights for Level 3, pink ballet shoes with elastic and purple headbands. If you require any items of uniform, please speak to Mrs Leggett or Kelly as soon as possible. Hair must be in a bun with NO fringes or straggly bits. Jewellery and temporary tattoos are not permitted for examinations.

Happy New Year & March 2016 Examinations
Firstly, Happy New Year to you all, we hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas. Thank you for our cards and gifts, it was very kind of you.

This year the school will be taking part in an Exam session on Tuesday 8th March 2016, which will be held at Great Blakenham Village Hall. The exams will be running during the day therefore school absences will be required from your respective schools. Schools do respect these exams and are understanding when approached about absence from lessons.

Payment of exam fees will be required in advance of the exam day along with a confirmation slip that your child will be taking the exam. This slip is very important as the details that you provide on it will be used to produce the certificates.

There will be an exam rehearsal on Tuesday 1stMarch 2016 at Great Blakenham Village Hall. The timetable for the exam and the rehearsal will follow shortly.

November 2015 Examination Success
We would like to say a very well done to three of our girls who took their examination in November 2015 and passed with very good marks, one of which was an Honours, a truely fantastic result. Well done girls!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
The En Pointe School of dancing wishes all of our pupils, families and friends a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

We would like to say a big 'thank you' to you all for a fantastic dancing year including our very successful show in May and three excellent examination results in November. Well done to everyone.

Dancing returns week commencing 11th January 2016 for another busy year with our forthcoming examination session being held on Tuesday 8th March 2016.

Kelly & Mrs Leggett

A lovely article in the In Touch magazine
Following our 2015 show - Snow White & Rose red we were delighted to be featured in the In Touch magazine which read as follows:

Local dancing school raises money for Charity EACH

In May 2015 the en Pointe School of Dancing produced a ballet show at Otley Village Hall. The show, Snow White & Rose Red was performed by a cast of 27 girls aged 3 and a half to 20 years old.

The girls have been working hard in their ballet lessons to learn dance routines and mime work in order to perform to family and friends over a two nights production.

All their hard work payed off as the school was able to rasie £405.00 for the local EACH Treehouse Centre in Ipswich.

Snow White, Rose Red, Mother and Dwarf presented the cheque on behalf of the school to Gemma Smith, fundraiser co-ordinator for EACH.

The dancing school was founded in 2011 and holds ballet classes at Witnesham Village Hall on Monday afternoons and evenings and Great Blakenham Village Hall on a Tuesday afternoon to children from 3 years to adults.

For more information about the school and classes, please contact the principal Kelly Fear on 07799 130967.