Summer Term Newsletter – April 2018


Welcome back and a warm welcome to all our new students!

Well done to everyone who took part in the Senior and Junior Showcases and My First Dance show during March and April. Over 600 students took part overall, all the children did so well and the behavior backstage was exemplary. Thank you to all those who have taken the time to send some wonderful feedback. I would also like to say thank you to all the senior students and ex-students who helped back stage during the junior shows – they all gave up their time freely and I am enormously grateful for their commitment to the school. DVD’s will be sent out shortly directly from the film company, if you did not pre-order one you can still place an order by visiting, entering code VSODAPA, please ensure you order the correct date and matinee or evening performance. Finally, a big thank you to all those who made donations to the Myton Hospice who cared for my father, an incredible £1739 was raised.

We say goodbye this term to Ike Fallon who teaches our pre-senior classes – Ike is leaving Vestry to perform in Fame the musical. We wish him the best of luck. We welcome back for this term Miss Laura and Miss Lucy, both of whom were pupils at the school when younger and who have gone on to start their own professional careers as well as teach.

We have another busy term ahead with some of our students preparing for their RAD Ballet and ISTD Tap and Modern exams, which will take place towards the end of the summer term. We will also be holding our in-house Vestry awards – letters will be sent out in the next few weeks.

We also have two exciting new classes – Contemporary dance for children in school years 5 -7. This will take place on Monday’s at St John’s Church, Brookscroft Road E17 from 6.30 to 7.15pm and Creative/Contemporary dance for children in school years 2 – 4. This will take place on Fridays at Trinity United Reform Church on Orford Road,E17 from 5.30 to 6.15pm. If your child is interested and would like to trail one of these lessons please let me know.

Places are filling up fast for this year’s Summer School, if you would like to book a place please ask a member of staff for an application form. The cost is £140 for a week of dance, drama and singing with a performance at the end of the week. £10 deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance due on the first day. Running from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July at St John’s Church, E17 from 9.15am to 3.15pm. Suitable from age 4 upwards. We also encourage and welcome older children (secondary school age) to attend. Summer School is open to all children whether they attend Vestry or not.

Invoices have been emailed out, if you have not received an invoice please let us know as soon as possible. To qualify for the discounted rate please pay fees within the first week of term. If this should cause a problem, please do not hesitate to contact me. Hall rates are increasing each term, I will endeavor to keep fees as low as possible but can only do this if fees are paid on time. If you have changed address or contact information, please let us know so that we can update our records.

Dates for your diary:

Summer Half-term: Saturday 26th May to Friday 1st June 2018 (no lessons on Saturday 26th May)
Summer term ends: Friday 20th July 2018

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