Spring Newsletter

Another term is just about to begin and I hope that you all had a relaxing Easter break.

I am trialing a newsletter which I hope you will find interesting and helpful. You will also find attached the term details with all the relevant information for you or your child’s class for next term.

Upcoming Workshops

  1. I am excited to be offering an adult ballet master class on Sunday 20th May (2-4pm) which will be taught by Michael Raynaud who danced with the English National Ballet. Please enquire if you are interested in participating. Please note this was originally set for 29th April but the date has had to change.
  2. I am also hoping to run a contemporary workshop for both teens and adults. Please enquire for further information. This will be taught be ex-professional Maria Ryan who trained at ‘The Place’ and has danced extensively with top choreographers.
  3. I am excited to let you know that the dates have been set for this summer’s ‘Dance Fusion Workshop’ which is in Marlow. The dates are: 7th/8th/9th August. Places are limited so please let me know as soon as possible if your child would like a place.

Summer Term Details


Term starts: 16th April. Half term: 28th May. End of term: 2nd July

Improver ballet4.00pm - 4.30pm
Grade 2 Ballet4.30pm - 5.30pm£81.00
Grade 5 ballet5.30pm - 6.30pm£81.00
Pointe6.30pm - 6.45pm£27.00


No class bank holiday Monday 7th May. I have also deducted one Monday’s fees to make up for the missed lesson on the exam day of 19th March.


Term starts: 17th April. Half term: 29th May. End of term: 3rd July

Adult ballet (general level)1.00pm - 2.00pm£99.00
Beginner ballet2.15pm - 2.45pm£77.00
Improver ballet4.00pm - 4.30pm£77.00
Pre-primary ballet430pm - 5.15pm£88.00


Term starts: 18th April. Half term: 30th May. End of term: 4th July

Grade 1 ballet3.50pm - 4.35pm£88.00
Grade 3 ballet4.35pm - 5.35pm£99.00
Grade 3 ballet5.35pm - 6.35pm£99.00
Grade 5 ballet6.35pm - 7.45pm£110.00
Adult Jazz7.45pm - 8.45pm£99.00
Adult Jazz (PAYG)7.45pm - 8.45pm£12.00


Term starts: 19th April. Half term: 31st May. End of term: 5th July 

Primary ballet4.00pm - 4.30pm£77.00
Grade 2 ballet4.30pm - 5.30pm£99.00
Grade 2 ballet5.30pm - 6.30pm£99.00
Grade 6 ballet6.30pm - 7.30pm£99.00
Pointe 7.30pm - 7.45pm£35.75
Adult ballet (PAYG)7.45pm - 8.45pm£99.00


Fees must be paid on or before the first day of term please. Please pay with either cash in a named/sealed envelope, cheque (payable to ‘BeaconsfieldSchool of Dance’) or bank transfer.

‘Beaconsfield School of Dance’
Natwest Bank
A/C: 60630221
Sort code: 60-02-09. Please put your child’s name as a reference against the payment.

*Please deduct 5% from the total bill for siblings.

I would respectfully remind you that I require half a terms notice period if your child no longer wishes to continue their lessons. Alternatively half a terms fees will be payable as per my terms and conditions.


New classes in the pipeline

I often have enquiries for new classes and I do try to take these on board. I am hoping to start up  ‘Ballet for Seniors’ class in the near future.
If you are interested or know of a friend of family member who may be keen please do pass on my details to them. Thanks!


Inspiring Vids!

If you are lucky enough to take a few minutes break with a cup of coffee please enjoy the youtube clips below. The first is the inspirational Steven McRae (from the Royal Ballet) dancing his Czardas in tap shoes – really quite something! The second is the World Ballet Day from last year where you can watch the Royal Ballet company class. Lastly, the third vid is actually quite useful for older students especially those who are working on pointe.

Steven McRae performs Czárdás during World Ballet Day


Royal Ballet Class in full – World Ballet Day


How To Strengthen your Ballet Feet – Guided Exercises | Lazy Dancer Tips


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Fiona Grotefeld, Principle,
Beaconsfield School of Dance

Address: 12 Kite Wood Road, Penn, Buckinghamshire, HP10 8HH

Mobile: 07808 268036

Landline: 01494 815238


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