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UNIFORM GUIDELINES

2020

Hoodies, Zippers & Jackets can be worn for ALL classes.


Little Sparkles Ballet, Acro & Boppers

Little Sparkles uniform T-shirt, black leggings, black shorts, Girls black Leotard or Boys Unitard. 

Ballet: Pink Ballet shoes for girls Black for boys 

Acro: Bare feet or Acro Socks 

Boppers: Ballet shoes or Jazz shoes. 

Pre-Preparatory/Preparatory/Primary Ballet & Tap


GIRLS - ABD Pink Skirted Leotard, Elite Sparkle Dance Leotard, Black leotard (This can include other colours, sparkles ect)


BOYS – ABD Blue unitard, Black unitard or Uniform T-shirt with Black dance shorts. Teenage boys should also wear a dance belt for extra support.


Pink Ballet shoes (Girls) / Black Ballet shoes (Boys)

Black Tap shoes


Optional Extras

*Wrap around skirt

* Mulberry or black wrap around cardigan

*Pink/White/Black dance Socks or Pink Tights

*Black wrap around skirt



Grade 1+ Ballet & Tap


GIRLS - ABD Cap sleeved Leotard, Elite Sparkle Dance Leotard or Black leotard (This can include other colours, sparkles ect)


BOYS – ABD Blue unitard, Black unitard or Uniform T-shirt with Black dance shorts. Teenage boys should also wear a dance belt for extra support.



Pink Ballet shoes (Girls) / Black Ballet shoes (Boys)

Black Tap shoes


Optional Extras

*Wrap around skirt

* Mulberry or black wrap around cardigan

*Pink/White Socks

*Black wrap around skirt

* Pointe shoes will be required for higher grades once you have been invited to start pointe work. These must be purchases & professionally fitted by the dancers wardrobe in the guildhall, preston.



Acrobatics (All levels)


GIRLS– Elite Leotard, ABD Leotard, Black leotard or Crop top & shorts/leggings.


BOYS – ABD unitard, Black unitard or uniform tight fitting black or uniform vest/t-shirt with shorts or jazz pants.



Optional Extras

* Acro Socks

*Lycra/ Elite uniform leggings or shorts can be worn ontop of leotards

*Pink or Tan convertible tights.




Masterclass, Contemporary & Lyrical (All Levels)


GIRLS - Elite Leotard, ABD Leotard, Black leotard or Crop top & shorts/leggings.


BOYS – ABD unitard, Black unitard or uniform tight fitting black or uniform vest/t-shirt with shorts or jazz pants.


Black Jazz shoes (Slip on style preferred)


Optional Extras

- Black Jazz pants for girls

- Pink or tan convertible tights



Street & Cheer Dance (All levels)


Uniform T-shirt, Uniform/plain black Joggers/Leggings or Crop Top & Leggings/shorts set.


Clean trainers (Black trainers will be required for all competitions)



Musical Theatre


GIRLS – Any of our uniform items can be worn for this class


BOYS – Any of our uniform items can be worn for this class


Black Jazz shoes (Preferred) or Ballet shoes

 

Our Studio

WE HAVE MOVED! OUR NEW ADDRESS IS UNIT 1 CALDER STREET (BEHIND MAGNET KITCHENS) PR2 1BD 

OPENING HOURS

MONDAY : 1:00-9:00 PM 

TUESDAY : 1:00 - 7:30 PM 

WEDNESDAY : 1:00 - 9:00 PM 

THURSDAY : 1:00 - 9:00 PM 

SATURDAY : 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

 

Teaching Faculty

HARRIET GINGELL

PRINCIPAL - DANCE & DRAMA: BALLET, TAP, MASTERCLASS, ACRO, LYRICAL, CONTEMPORARY, MUSICAL THEATRE, PBT, STREET, CHEER & PRIVATE LESSONS

A.A.B.D, A.A.A, A.P.B.T
I.S.T.D, I.D.T.A, R.A.D 
LEAP SURGERY

JESSICA SCHOFIELD

VOCAL COACH - MUSICAL THEATRE & SINGING

London College Of Music

BETHANY LAW

DANCE: EARLY YEARS STREET, BALLET, TAP, MODERN, JAZZ, ACRO, CONTEMPORARY, ADULT BALLET & COVER SUPPLY.

BA Hons in Dance Performance & Teaching

GLENN JENKINS

DANCE & FITNESS: ADULT TAP INSTRUCTOR

ISTD DDI & DDE

GIORGIA LOCK

STREET & CHEER DANCE

BA Hons Degree in Dance Performance & Teaching

FAYE JOHNSON

STREET & CHEER DANCE TEACHER 

ISTD 

 

Autumn Term Newsletter 

Hi everyone! 



I would just like to take this opportunity to check in with you all & update you on a few things we have coming up! 
I hope you are all enjoying the new studios, the feedback has been great & all our dancers have settled in excellently. We have taken in over 50 new dancers over the past 6 weeks so a huge welcome to you all! 
October half term Dance camp 
As we were unable to run our summer dance camp this year we have scheduled a 4 day fun packed dance camp for October half term week for ages 4+. Dance camp will include lots of focus on technique, workshops in different styles of dance, games, arts & crafts, drama, fitness, singing, Acrobatics & so much more!  Camp will run Mon 26th - Thursday 29th 9am - 3pm, cost is £22.50 per day or £60 for all 4 days. We will also be offering a 25% sibling discount on 4 day bookings only. Students & non students are welcome to join us for dance camp! If you would like to book on please do so via our website: 
Single day booking: https://www.sparkledancestudio.com/product-page/october-dance-camp-single-day
4 day booking:  https://www.sparkledancestudio.com/product-page/october-dance-camp

ABD Exams & Medal tests 
We are set to hold exams on Sunday 6th December. I am also in discussions with ABD about getting an examiner for the afternoon of Saturday 5th December. I will be sending an email to all candidates for this session later today with mock exam & exam schedule for you all. As most of you are aware we took the decision to cancel our October exam session as there was too much uncertainty about if it could go ahead & how. Due to this I have a lot of candidates to get through exams in December along with a never ending list of precautions I have to put in place in order for these to take place so things will look a little different this time. Unfortunately for a few of you that I would like to have put in for exams this time round I have not seen enough of your student to make a firm decision due to various shielding, isolation ect issues that have effected your family. Some children will just be moved up a grade in January without taking their exam like we have done with so many already this year. I will inform you if this will effect your dancer. If you do not hear from me about exams please assume that your dancer is not sufficiently prepared to be taking their exam this time round. 
New Faculty Members 
We have had 2 new members of our faculty join us the past month. Big welcome to Glenn our Adult Tap teacher who will be joining us for more classes in the future including some boys only classes we have loose plans to start in January & Miss Faye our new Street & Cheer teacher for Wednesdays. 

Parking 
I have had a number of complaints about parking from the Gym next door particularly on Mondays & Thursdays. Please can you all make a special effort to not get to the studio more than a few minutes before your class is due for drop off/pick up & make sure you only park in our spaces outside our building. Please block others in if there is nowhere to park if you are not staying for more than 5/10 minutes. DO NOT PARK IN THE MAGNET CAR PARK YOU WILL GET A TICKET!! The issues are only at drop off/ pick up times but they are being particularly fussy about the 3/4 minutes they can occasionally be effected. We are going to be staying in our new studios for a long time so need to keep the peace with the neighbours. 
Show 
Unfortunately we made the decision in August to cancel the show we had planned to take place in March 21. At this stage we do not feel it will be possible but even if it is we don’t feel we can do it in a safe way with the facilities available at the Empire Theatre. We will be booking somewhere for a show once theatres have reopened & we are confident that we can deliver this experience in a safe manner. When this will be we are unsure but I will keep you all updated on the matter. 
Christmas Holidays & Events 
7th - 13th : Messy Christmas week! Please attend class in clothes you don’t mind getting messy... messy hair also welcomed if you want to go extreme messy! We will be having lots of fun in class this week with paint, foam & so much glitter. Please still bring dance shoes as normal. 
14th - 19th : Parent Watching week 
We will be doing this a little different to normal bubbling grades rather than a performance per class. We are still putting our plan together for this so you will be contacted closer to the time with all the info for watching week. 
20th December - 3rd January 21: Studio will be closed. Classes will restart Monday 4th January
Unfortunately there will not be a Christmas party this year. 






Thank you all for being so brilliant at following our social distancing rules. The kids have blown us away with their ability to adapt so easily! As the winter comes we will be allowing particularly those that walk to class & have no alternative option but to wait at the studio whilst class is on to use the waiting room. Although as a leisure facility at this stage we have no legal obligation to demand face coverings are worn please take your own precautions, be sensible, do not linger blocking entrance/exits & only wait inside if you have no other option. Same rules apply for entering. Please do not enter the studio even if you are staying inside until your dancers class is invited in so that we can get everyone already in the building out in the safest way possible before your class enters. 
If anyone has any questions at all please drop me an email or call me on 07724710337
Kind regards 
Harriet Gingell Principal AABD, AAA Sparkle Dance Studios & Fitness Centre 

 

07724 710337

Sparkle Dance Studio & fitness centre. Unit 1 Calder Street (Behind Magnet kitchens) PR2 1BD

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