What a busy and stressful half term it has been for both students and teachers in preparation for ballet, tap, modern and jazz examinations, with extra exam practice on top of the usual lessons. It is rare for dancing schools to enter their students in the winter term due to the long summer break, meaning all the work put in by the dancers and the teachers is even more intense to get up to the standard required from the ‘ISTD’ to pass. Tamsin came back early from her ‘maternity leave’ to teach extra tap and modern exams alongside Lynne, and Lisa very kindly gave up her time to run extra ballet coaching for the junior school. All the extra hours and hard work paid off and we are absolutely delighted to have a 100% pass rate! In modern, tap and jazz we had 46 Distinctions, 47 Merits and 1 pass and in ballet we are thrilled with our 13 Distinctions 45 Merits and 8 Passes. It has been such a successful exam period and we couldn’t be prouder. Now its time for the fun part as we prepare for the Christmas Cabaret!