Welcome letter from Our Principal
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Dear Valued Customer,
I would like to personally welcome you to RJS Ballet and thank you for choosing RJS Ballet for quality dance education. At RJS Ballet we are committed to providing you with leading dance education. We are proud of our fun, creative and magical dance classes that are professional, organised and inclusive.
At RJS Ballet you will not only learn how to dance with correct technique you will also learn valuable, transferable life skills. Here is a list of some of the benefits of dance:
At RJS ballet we aim to build a strong community and family feel within the school. We want everyone to feel valued, welcome and able to let their individuality shine. Each student at the school will be encouraged to try their best and reach their own potential in dance. If at any time you are not happy in my school I hope that you will come to me to discuss any issues.
“Individual commitment to a group effort is what makes a team work”
Not every student who attends RJS Ballet will become a professional dancer. However it is my hope that all students will develop a love and understanding of dance that will last a life time. Each and everybody that learns to love dance secures the future of the art. I hope you will continue to share your love of dance that was nurtured during your time at RJS Ballet.
I have danced since I was 3 and have been passionate about dance my whole life, this lead me to dancing professionally and gaining valuable industry experience. I adore sharing my passion and knowledge of dance with all of my students. My own training was not always a quality one, I found that I had not been trained with the correct technique at my first dance school. This has inspired me to ensure that all of my students are provided with a strong and secure dance foundation so that they do not have to retrain as I did. The retraining process has made me a more effective teacher and has helped influence my own teaching practice. I have a degree in dance, many teaching qualifications with the Royal Academy of Dance and International Dance Teaching Association. I am also a qualified primary school teacher who specialised in early childhood education and I feel that the fusion of formal education and dance provides me with a very strong knowledge base.
I hope that you feel secure in the knowledge that you are in safe hands.
All RJS Ballet staff are DBS checked, have first aid and safeguarding training and are continually taking part in CPD activities to keep up to date with industry standards.
Quality dance education helps prepare children for school, at RJS Ballet your child will learn:
The Melody Bear curriculum and rewards that we have recently introduced at RJS Ballet link with the national curriculum. This will further prepare your child for school and give them a head start in main stream education. The RAD exams also earn you UCAS points that can be used when applying for university.
I hope you enjoy reading through the information provided in this pack. Please do share the information with your child so you can all get the best possible experience of RJS Ballet. If you are a new student I welcome you once again and hope you enjoy a long and happy journey at RJS Ballet. If you have been a customer for some time, I want to thank you again for choosing RJS Ballet.
I want to thank you all for supporting me and RJS Ballet during the difficult time of Covid 19. It has certainly been an unexpected and character building experience. We are stronger together and we will get through this difficult time.
If you do want discuss anything with me my door is always open. Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make arrangements for a phone or video call.
I really do believe that together we can make RJS Ballet an exemplary dance school and lead dance education.
Miss Ruth Summerskill
BPA, PGCE QTS, CBTS RAD, IDTA