DDTS Zoom Online Classes
New 4 week block of online DDTS classes from 1st- 24th June
In line with Government advice we are still unable to hold classes in person. We are aware of the impact of the lockdown and that the children and students are missing their DDTS dance classes and friends. We will continue to offer online classes to support our dancers for a further four week block up til 27th June. We have restructured some of the Ballet classes and changed the times slightly to accommodate the school hours if needed . Please note carefully the class that is most suited to your child. Parents of pupils will have received an email with details of the classes.
Our last months DDTS online classes have been a huge success and loved by all.
“What a wonderful way of staying connected with friends and maintaining the DDTS training”
“The DDTS online classes via Zoom have been a lovely opportunity for the pupils to see their teachers and class friends, giving a sense of continuity. It is really easy to set up and participate in the Zoom meetings with clear instructions on how to do so given by the school.
The classes are structured with careful coaching given by the teachers, mindful of technique and pitched at the correct level for the pupils. Even though we are dancing at home, there is a real sense of working towards a goal, and for achieving and improving. Feedback is given at the end of each session, bringing the class together and giving a lovely sense of focus and friendship.
If you haven't signed up for these classes yet, I would thoroughly recommend you give it a go.
Come and see what fun you could have whilst continuing your dance training. “ L/A
Don’t delay book your DDTS online classes today. DDTS parents will have received an email with further details and how to book these classes. If you have not received the email please email email@example.com. Please note: Completed bookings for all classes must be received by 26th May. Unfortunately we cannot accept any bookings after this date.
Our DDTS teachers Miss Lucy and Miss Penny will be offering the following classes as listed below via the Zoom online platform. We have grouped some ages/levels to the best we can and for us to be able to manage the administration and set up. These classes will not be syllabus based and designed as a general technique maintenance class with our training ethics and standards. They will also be fun and bring the DDTS family together in some form that we can manage at this time.
Mondays: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd June
4 week block
4.00-4.45pm Ballet Class for Pre School, Pre Primary and Primary Ballet with Miss Lucy
5.00-5.45pm Modern/Jazz class for ages 7-9yrs with Miss Lucy
6.00-6.45pm Modern/Jazz class for ages 10yrs + with Miss Lucy
Wednesdays : 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th June
4 week block
4.00-4.45pm Ballet Barre for Grades 1-2 with Miss Penny
5.00-5.45pm Ballet Barre for Grades 3-4with Miss Penny
6.00-6.45pm Ballet Barre for Inter Foundation upwards with Miss Penny
Dear Parents and Pupils
With a heavy heart, we are suspending all in-house DDTS classes until further notice as the health and safety of our pupils, parents, teachers and the wider family networks are our priority. We will let you know more information as we have it regarding rescheduling the classes that have been cancelled from Wednesday 18th - Saturday 21st March to complete our Spring Term.
The ISTD examinations on Monday 23rd March 2020 and Tuesday 24th March 2020 have been cancelled, as advised by the ISTD. Refunds will be given for examination fees and as we have more information regarding this from the ISTD we will let you know. All pupils have worked very hard to reach the required standard for the examinations that they were scheduled to take, and thus will progress to their next level of training once we restart our classes next term.
The Ballet examinations scheduled for Friday 20th March 2020 are currently still going ahead.
We are scheduling a timetable for the new Summer term, and will send out invoices when we have a clearer start date.
With our love and best wishes to all in this difficult time.
Miss Drusilla, Miss Vikki and the DDTS team.
Drusilla Duffill Theatre School Show and Graduates and Prize Winners 2019
Our latest production "United we Dance" 6th and 7th July Hawth Theatre was a huge success.
Review from a member of the public:
" Wow- the best dance school show I have ever seen , the costumes, staging, choreography and dancers worthy of a West End production. Very impressive- making the most of the abilities of every child absolutely fabulous. I hope the children and parents know how lucky they are"
The Drusilla Duffill Theatre School offers a fantastic dance education to all pupils providing a disciplined approach to physical exercise, a chance for young people to express themselves creatively and an avenue for children to explore and contemplate a future in dance. The School has developed a strong reputation in the dance world and has become a renowned place of learning for dance students in Mid Sussex currently teaching ballet, tap, modern, jazz and performance classes to over 150 students of all ages.
In addition it has been a focal point for long and enduring friendships. Our aim is to provide a well structured curriculum within a caring atmosphere where young children and students can develop their love of dance and theatre, whether for enjoyment or as the basis for a professional career.
Encourage self-confidence, self-expression, and social skills that help develop and inspire your child's musicality and imagination.
We offer classes for girls and boys from 3 - 19 years including:
Special Pre School classes from 3 years
Classical Ballet ISTD and RAD Majors
Modern Theatre, Jazz and Tap
Musical Theatre Classes
Acrobatic Arts for Dancers
Competitions and Examinations
Pilates Mat and Studio Equipment Sessions
Adult Ballet for all abilities