News

6 July 2021

It was so great to be back at the hall in the Summer term and I am delighted that ISTD Cecchetti ballet examinations could take place In May. 42 students secured fantastic results and I am pleased to say that reports and certificates have just arrived and will be handed out in September.

The students have enjoyed learning new work in recent weeks and the next examination session is booked for 26 and 27 March 2022!

I wish you all a very happy and safe summer and look forward to welcoming you back on Monday 6 and Saturday 11 September for the new Autumn term. 

Best wishes

Lisa

6 April 2021

Great news that all classes can be at the hall again once more, starting Monday 12 April - bye bye Zoom! Please check your emails to re-familiarise yourselves with Covid-19 procedures. It will all be as before, with classes ending 5 minutes early so that all 'touch points' can be sanitised between classes.

Best wishes

Lisa


31 March 2021

Wishing you all a very happy Easter!

The new term starts on Monday 12 and Saturday 17 April when we hope to be back at the hall!

ISTD Cecchetti ballet examinations are taking place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 May 2021. Miss Locks is the examiner.

I look forward to seeing you all again shortly, in person!

Best wishes

Lisa


16 February 2021

Dear Parents
I hope you are all well and enjoying half term. The students are doing incredibly well in their Zoom lessons and are making great progress. Examinations are still booked for 20 and 21 March, but we are awaiting the government’s announcement on 22 February to see if restrictions will ease and if exams can take place as scheduled. I am looking forward to being back at the hall as soon as possible!
Some lovely news just in... 5 students have successfully auditioned for the Cecchetti Associates Scheme and will be enjoying extra weekend dance classes over the next year. Well done to Matilde S, Elsie C, Phoebe F, Sofia N and Mica E!
Best wishes
Lisa

30 December 2020

Mountview Dance School Ltd. Spring Term 2021 arrangements


Dear Parents


I hope you have all had a safe and happy Christmas with your family and wish all of you, a much happier and calmer year ahead. May I take this opportunity to thank you for the very kind cards, gifts and messages received at the end of term; it was much appreciated.


I am sure, like me, you have been waiting to learn from our government, what the restrictions will be over the coming weeks and how that will impact on our lives. Following today's latest announcement, I am now in a position to confirm that the new term will begin as planned, on Monday 4 January but that classes will be delivered via Zoom whilst we remain in tier 4.


Details of your child's class times, with Zoom codes are below. Can I suggest that you hang on to this email for reference each week so that you have the link to hand? (Please none the separate Zoom codes for Grade 1, 2 and 3 coaching lessons).


ISTD Cecchetti ballet examinations are still scheduled to take place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 March and extra coaching lessons for the Grade 1 , 2 and 3 pupils will commence on Saturday 30 January as arranged. 


Please let me reassure you that solid and worthwhile progress is made with Zoom lessons; feedback has been extremely positive with pupils enjoying the weekly contact and exercise with their friends in an organised setting. I am delighted to also share the news that 12 Pre-Primary and Primary students managed to take their ballet examination on Monday 7 December and passed with flying colours; 3 Merits and 9 Distinctions were awarded (and this was achieved with over a term's worth of remote teaching being delivered!)


I will continue to communicate with you regularly and hope we can be back at the hall again very shortly. Do keep checking the school website and/or Facebook page for any updates, details of term dates etc.


Wishing you a safe start to 2021 and I look forward to seeing everyone next week.

Kind regards

Lisa Christian


Ballet class

Hall time

Zoom time

Monday Grade 1 Cecchetti ballet

4.00-4.40pm

5 mins cleaning time

4.00-4.40pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/988525990?pwd=Y1QxVktEUlhMUitzNkdXd3FkcGxuUT09

Meeting ID: 988 525 990

Passcode: 1rzxhr

Monday Grade 2 Cecchetti ballet

4.45-5.40pm

5 mins cleaning time

5.00-5.40pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/694123648?pwd=Ly9KWFVQMXd2SXprRnZ6ZnpsMUNwQT09

Meeting ID: 694 123 648

Passcode: 1rzxhr

Monday Standard 5 Cecchetti ballet

5.45-6.40pm

5 mins cleaning time

6.00-6.40pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/707398065?pwd=dkZKcnlkd20yRWFHa3lGUVM5cTVNUT09

Meeting ID: 707 398 065

Passcode: 1rzxhr

Monday Senior Certificate 2 Cecchetti ballet

6.45-7.55pm

5 mins cleaning time

7.00-7.40pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/839437716?pwd=a3l3SHM5UFE1QUtPY1BFUVM4VTlHQT09

Meeting ID: 839 437 716

Passcode: 1rzxhr

Saturday Standard 1 Cecchetti ballet

8.45-9.25am

5 mins cleaning time

8.30-9.10am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/166984076?pwd=YURQNHBORUtSUkhoV2tBK3dPTTNPdz09

Meeting ID: 166 984 076

Passcode: 1rzxhr

Saturday Grade 3 Cecchetti ballet

9.30-10.25am

5 mins cleaning time

9.30-10.10am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/320604220?pwd=empIb0tHV1lpQ3hFZkwvSVZxamc5UT09

Meeting ID: 320 604 220

Passcode: 1rzxhr

Saturday Pre-school Cecchetti ballet

10.30-10.55am

5 mins cleaning time

10.30-10.55am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/281019893?pwd=bjhxZnd6WlU3bXhQMkRGV2I4MTJJQT09

Meeting ID: 281 019 893

Passcode: 1rzxhr

Saturday Primary Cecchetti ballet

11.00-11.25am

5 mins cleaning time

11.00-11.25am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/285618370?pwd=SlpQNklIcWxJTlQrdG43RkxkZmdTZz09

Meeting ID: 285 618 370

Passcode: 1rzxhr

Saturday Grade 1 Cecchetti ballet exam coaching from 30 January for 6 weeks

11.30-12.10pm

5 mins cleaning time

11.30-12.10pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78403541631?pwd=Y0V3aHVzajVmQ3BnS3FlZVVEdU9odz09

Meeting ID: 784 0354 1631

Passcode: k7PiF9

Saturday Grade 2 Cecchetti ballet exam coaching from 30 January for 6 weeks

12.15-12.55pm

5 mins cleaning time

12.30-1.10pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73988920834?pwd=ait6R3Vsb2w2Skk5U3lBald5UFZsUT09

Meeting ID: 739 8892 0834

Passcode: bMbzY9

Saturday Grade 3 Cecchetti ballet exam coaching from 30 January for 6 weeks

1.00-1.40pm

5 mins cleaning time

1.30-2.10pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74165354825?pwd=TEJ2QklGSllJTUxrRWVwMGNsbUMrZz09

Meeting ID: 741 6535 4825

Passcode: u3ZZdq




22 December

I am delighted to share the good news with you that Pre-Primary and Primary students managed to take their ISTD Cecchetti ballet examinations on Monday 7 December and have all passed with flying colours! I am very proud of them all and especially so, with them having had to learn so much via Zoom lessons this year! The school had an impressive 100% pass rate with 3 Merits and 9 Distinctions awarded - well done, all!

I am desperate to be back teaching in person on Monday 4 January, but will update you accordingly, depending on what government restrictions are announced at the end of December.

Further ballet examinations are still scheduled for 20 and 21 March, but again, this will depend upon what government restrictions are, at the time - bear with me!

Wishing you and your families a very happy and safe Christmas.
Kind regards
Lisa Christian

Sunday 1 November

Dear Parents

Please check your emails for guidance on classes over the next few weeks. Ballet lessons will take place tomorrow (Monday 2 November) at the hall as normal, but will revert to Zoom lessons for the next few weeks, after this date, starting Saturday 7 November. Stay safe, all.

Monday 16 and Saturday 28 November 2020 – parents watching classes – postponed

Dear Parents

Apologies, but I am unable to welcome you all to class at the end of term to see your children in action. I had hoped that COVID-19 would be well and truly behind us, but that is not the case, sadly, at the moment.

Rest assured, I will arrange a new date so that you can come along and see your children in class, as soon as it is safe to do so.

The welfare and safety of your children is paramount. I must do all I can to keep the transmission risks as low as possible, so it really isn't feasible to allow an audience into class at the moment.

I do hope you understand and thank you for your patience and continued support.

Kind regards

Lisa Christian