March 23, 2020
Welcome to everyone returning this year and a big welcome to our new members of the MRDA family. Hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and enjoying the holidays, its hard to believe that school is starting back!
Term 1 commences on Monday 10th February
If you are unsure of your class or times and which studio you are at please check the website or email us.
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One Change to the timetable – Advanced class is now Tuesdays (not Monday) & Thursdays 7 – 8pm.
The studio does have a set uniform for exams –
Ballet – Pink Pre-School – Primary, Burgundy Grade 1 & 2, Navy Grade 3,4 & 5 and Navy or Black for Vocationals.
Jazz   – Black 3/4 leggings & Black/turquoise top (purchased from Dance Stop ballet shop) and black Jazz Shoes.
We are quite relaxed for class as there are some beautiful leotards available.  New students from other studios can still wear their previous uniform.
Hair must be in a bun and off the face.
Nut Free Studio
We do have people in our studio with severe nut allergies. Please do not bring snacks containing nuts to the studio and if your child has eaten peanut butter please make sure they wash their hands before coming into the studio.
Dates for 2020 (Mark your diaries!)
13th – 17th April     Intermediate Foundation Classes (2nd Week School holidays)
4th – 7th May         Intermediate Foundation Exams
1st – 14th August   Advanced Foundation Exams
3rd – 23rd August  Grade Exams (Pre-Primary to Grade 6)
September (TBC)  Jazz Exams
27th – 28th November   Annual Concert at the Lower Hutt Town Hall
Term dates follow the school terms.  No classes on Public Holidays.
Birch St Studio
Please do not drive or park down the right-of-way, park on Birch St and walk down.
You can also park on Waterloo Rd (approx. no. 210) and walk through the reserve.
We have most sizes in stock $80.  Competition students must wear their hoodie to all competitions.
We have noticed that children are searching you-tube to learn their exam work.
There are some very awful video clips from random studios around the world and it is not a good way to learn correctly.
We suggest you download the RAD app and purchase the exam content from the RAD app store and this will show you the correct exercises.
It must be remembered that some exercises are teachers own choreography and not set by the Academy so will differ from the video which are examples only.
Looking forward to a great 2020 with lots of beautiful dancing
Mary & Davinia