23 January 2012


The Manor School of Ballet

Happy New Year and Welcome Back! We hope you have all enjoyed the festive season and are looking forward to the new term ahead.

2011 finished the year with some of our Scholars performing for Children’s Classic Concerts with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall and Edinburgh’s Usher Hall with The Royal Scottish National Swing Band. We would like to thank those who took part and for all their hard work. Four of our Scholars also represented the school by performing in the St Serf’s pantomime “Aladdin” in December and our thanks also go to those girls involved.

It was also a busy end of term with exam sessions in UKA Jazz and Tap and RAD Presentations and Exams. Great results were received from everyone who entered.
Congratulations to all the pupils who passed their RAD exams and had to wait all through the holidays for the results. You all did extremely well and there were a lot of very high marks.
The next sessions for Exams and Presentations are as follows:
RAD Graded Exams and Presentations –FEB/MARCH & MAY/JUNE
UKA Tap, Jazz and Highland Exams – FEB and MAY
Classes due for exams and presentations will be notified by letter. Please adhere to the closing dates as late entries cannot be accepted under any circumstances.

Mrs Smith has returned from her maternity leave and looking forward to seeing everyone back in class. We said goodbye to Mrs Brown in our Galashiels branch at the end of last term. She has left to spend more time with her family. Mr Paterson has also left Galashiels on a Saturday but is staying to teach at Belgrave branch. We are delighted to announce that Miss McQuillan has returned to us and we welcome our new teacher Miss Common. Both of them will be at Galashiels on a Saturday.

As you will be aware the Queen’s Jubilee is celebrated this year and the School will be closed on Monday 4th June and Tuesday 5th June. Classes will be replaced on Monday 18th June and Tuesday 19th June at the end of the term.

The Junior Show is quickly approaching and further news will be issued with your tickets after the February break.

During the junior school show preparation the office will be working irregular hours. We would encourage the use of emails if you have difficulty in reaching us by phone.
Please only leave urgent messages on the answering machine and use the website for general information at this time.

Spring Term commences Monday 9th January 2012.
Spring Term finishes week ending Saturday 31st March 2012.

The School will close for 1 week holiday in February from
Monday 13th – Saturday 18th February 2012 inclusive.

Summer Term commences Monday 16th April 2012.
Summer Term finishes Tuesday 19th June 2012.