POLKA DOT ACADEMY
SUMMER TERM 2011
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Summer Term of Polka Dot Academy. We hope you all had a
great Easter and look forward to a sunny Summer term. This welcome pack will give you an overview of the year ahead,
and contains important information and key dates to help you plan your busy schedules. Please read this pack carefully and
if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience.
Dates for the Summer Term, 2011 are as follows:
Monday 2nd May – Friday 22nd July
Your Cheerleading tutor for this term is Becky.
THE TERM AHEAD!!!!
Throughout this term we will work on our next annual dance show – “New York Boogie Rhythm”, which takes place at
the South Holland Centre on Saturday June 18th, 2011. This show will feature all our dance groups and everyone is expected
to take part in this annual celebration of our dance talent. There will be two extra rehearsals that everyone is expected to
attend, which take place on Sunday 12th June from 10am – 5pm and Friday 17th June from 4.30pm – 9pm. Some groups will
not be needed for the entire rehearsal so exact timings will be given nearer the time.
We will also be holding the second of our parents evenings during the year where all parents can come and discuss their
child’s progress in an informal chat with the Polka Dot Academy staff. These evenings are not compulsory, but will be a
great opportunity for you to get feedback on your child’s development, as well as giving us feedback on the running of the
Academy. The date for the second parents evening is Friday 10th June, 2011.
We will be holding our first annual P’Oscars awards ceremony on Friday 24th June, 2011 to celebrate the children’s
achievements throughout the year. Hollywood has the Oscars, and Polka Dot will have the P’Oscars as all academy
members and their families are invited to attend the glittering ceremony complete with food, drink and a disco. The
prestigious event will be held at the Springfields Exhibition Centre in Spalding from 7.00pm – midnight. Tickets cost £25
for adults and £15 for children aged 18 and under, which includes food, disco, live entertainment and the awards ceremony.
Primary school aged children must be accompanied by an adult. The P’Oscars will be great fun and give us all a chance to
dress up in our posh clothes and party the night away. Tickets are now on sale and can be bought at the Polka Dot reception.
Following the huge success of last year’s Polka Dot Has Talent, which saw George Barnett as the worthy winner, it’s time
to start thinking about this year’s competition for that elusive £1000 prize! The heats will be held at Polka Dot Academy on
Saturday July 23rd and Saturday August 27th. The semi final will be held at Polka Dot Academy on Friday September 2 nd,
with the Grand Final being held at the South Holland Centre on Saturday September 3rd, 2011. Put these dates in your diary
and start rehearsing for what is sure to be an exceptionally talented competition.
LIMELIGHT YOUTH THEATRE & SINGING LESSONS
We have a limited number of spaces available in some groups. If you are interested in joining then please contact reception
as soon as possible. Private singing lessons are also available with our professional vocal coach Emma Carter.
REFER A FRIEND SCHEME
We are thrilled to announce our new “refer a friend” scheme which can benefit every Academy member, and here’s how it
works. If any existing member introduces someone new to any dance class the existing member will bag themselves a £10
voucher or £10 off their dance fees. Vouchers include £10 to spend at Claire’s Accessories, Game, Boots, ITunes and
mobile phone top ups. The new member must sign up for a term and once they have paid the term fees the £10 will be
yours! It’s that simple, and the more people you get to sign up the more vouchers or money off your fees you get. Just think
- if you get 5 people to sign up you’ll earn yourself £50 in vouchers or £50 off your fees. So come on everyone, spread the
word about Polka Dot and bag yourself a bonus!
During our first parents evening it was brought to our attention that the souvenir DVD’s we produce are a bit too expensive.
We always listen to all feedback and whenever possible we do try to do something about it. So for any future productions
(excluding panto) our DVD’s will be priced at £7.50. The newest addition to our library is GLEEFUL, which is now on sale
at reception – buy your copy now!
OFFICES TO LET
The Academy has undergone some minor changes and as a result we are pleased to offer three offices that are available to
let on a short or long term hire. So whether you want to hire by the hour to get some work done or perhaps have a small
business that requires an office we can help at a very competitive rate. The offices can be let furnished or unfurnished and
have full internet services included. Contact Helen or Darren for further details.
As you are probably aware, we do have an Academy uniform. The uniform looks great when the students are all wearing
them and in the event that we are invited out to perform at functions a uniform is also required to be worn. Our collection
includes t shirts, hoodies and jogging bottoms – ideal birthday presents
Please remember that we do have a short break during each session. It is a good idea to bring a drink and a snack as having
fun can make you hungry and thirsty! Alternatively drinks, snacks, crisps and sweets can be purchased from reception
during each break. Please remember to wear sensible clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in. We do not allow any
member outside of the Academy during each session. It is extremely important that every member stays inside Polka Dot
Academy during their designated session.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Darren or Helen on 01775 712359.
POLKA DOT ACADEMY
KEY DATES 2011
MON 2ND MAY – FRI 22ND JULY Weekly sessions.
FRI JUNE 10TH Parents Evening 4pm – 8pm
SUN JUNE 12TH New York Boogie Rhythm rehearsal
Polka Dot Academy10am – 5pm
FRI JUNE 17TH New York Boogie Rhythm rehearsal
South Holland Centre 4.30pm – 9pm
SAT JUNE 18TH New York Boogie Rhythm performances
2pm and 7pm
FRI JUNE 24TH P’Oscars Ball
Springfields Centre 7pm – 12pm