We are delighted to announce that we will be able to reopen our Haddington classes, starting January 8th 2021. We intend to hold Ballet and Jazz/Acro classes on Friday afternoon in Trinity Centre any parents interested in attending our Haddington Branch should check out our new Haddington timetable and contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to book your space.
As many of you also experienced, the COVID-19 restrictions delivered a major blow to the School, so far, we are still unable to open our branches throughout East Lothian, which has meant a loss of several hundred pupils. Although our Gullane, North Berwick, Pencaitland, Tranent and Gorebridge branches remain closed, with the reopening of the Haddington branch we hope that many of our pupils from Haddington and the surrounding areas can once again be part of the school.
We have a fabulous staff of teachers and we are doing all we can to keep them all in employment during this difficult period as well as keeping your children safe with our updated COVID protection measures.
The School is accredited with The Council of Dance and Musical Theatre and we have five Royal Academy of Dance fully qualified teachers, a Hip-hop/Street/dance teacher plus a Drama and Music teacher.
The school covers classes for all ages where children can attend purely for enjoyment while improving their confidence, deportment, co-ordination and core-strength.
We are an approved centre with the SQA delivering a Higher in dance to many students in their final year.
Children can enter examinations with the RAD or simply progress through the different stages with internal exams, in later years students are offered SQA Higher in Ballet and Jazz while studying for the RAD professional examinations. We also run a day of Musical Theatre each Sunday for children from 5-18 years old.
Once more we have the Brunton Theatre booked for our Annual show in June, this was sadly cancelled last year making us all determined to insure that it goes ahead in some form next year, however if this proves to be an impossibility due to COVID-19 the children will perform an open day in the form of class work and dances for Parents.
At Morag Alexander School Of Dance we offer the younger student a careful path of progression with the opportunity of being introduced to dance classes such as Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro Dance, Tap, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Scottish. We plan levels of training carefully designed to introduce the correct technique and instruction appropriate for the age and physical development of the student. Our school ethos is to nurture each individual child to develop their own strengths and provide them with the confidence and poise to support them throughout life.
2020 has been a unique year to say the least. So, as Christmas will soon be upon us, we have decided to inject some Christmas cheer into our studio and will have the entrance to the studio/cafe area decorated in a Santa’s Grotto style. (Supplied by Fleurtations interior plant displays).
As a thank you to all of you, we thought it would be lovely to offer our younger pupils a much-needed Christmas treat this year.
We have arranged for a photographer (Mike Biagi ) to attend during our normal classes on Saturday the 5th December, pupils will be given a costume at the beginning of class by Miss B, then during the class will be taken one at a time by a member of staff to have their photo taken in costume in the “grotto” by the photographer. They will then be given their photograph to take home with them after class free of any charge.
We will take all necessary care to ensure social distancing, children will be issued an individual costume and will not share. We cannot promise what Costume your child will be issued, as they will be distributed based on size etc, however girls will most likely be given a Tu-tu.
Due to the logistics involved and time constraints, we are only able to make this available on Saturday 5th to children up to grade 1 although older children are welcome to take photographs in costume themselves with their mobile phones if they so wish.
Pre-school to Grade 1 children who have a class during the week or are from the Dalkeith branch and wish to be photographed on the afternoon of the 5th should first email the school for an allocated time to attend.
We also expect the class to run later, so we ask that you arrive for pickup 20 minutes later than usual the week your child is having their photo taken. We ask that girls attend class with their hair in a bun and boys insure they are smart ready to have their photo taken. (white underwear please)
We are all likely now looking towards 2021 and hoping the new year will bring a fresh start. Myself and all my staff hope that you all manage to have a lovely festive period and we see you all back at class in the new year.