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Summer  term 2024

NEW TERM STARTING
Tuesday 16th April 2024

Welcome to the Summer Term!

We hope you had a delightful Easter break and are now ready to dive into another successful term at Rochelle Ballet School & Performing Arts. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our students and families for the cards, gifts, and well wishes we received at the end of the previous term. Your thoughtfulness means the world to us.

Summer Exams Update:

We are eagerly awaiting confirmation of the exam date for our Summer session at Warblington School. As soon as the date is finalized, we will promptly inform you.

Open Day at Warblington School:

Join us for an exciting Open Day at Warblington School. Details will be announced soon, so stay tuned for more information.

Inspiring Passion for Dance:

At Rochelle Ballet School & Performing Arts, we are dedicated to inspiring a love for dance, nurturing talent, and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Join us as we embark on another term filled with creativity and growth.

Stay Connected:

For inquiries or to sign up for our free trial classes, please contact us at info@rochelleballet.com or call 07754001970. Follow us on social media for the latest news and updates.

Exam Sessions and Timetable:

We will be holding an exam sessions on the 14th July 2024 at Warblington School and the Southampton exam centre in Bursledon on 16th June. Please refer to our 2024 printable timetable for class schedules.

Free Resources for Students:

Don't forget that all our students have access to free on-demand classes and resources on our members' page. The access code can be found on your invoice. Link to Members Page

Join Us This Week:

We're thrilled to welcome both new and returning students to Rochelle Ballet School & Performing Arts this week. Our accredited dance school boasts qualified teachers who prioritize safety and proper technique. Contact us today to enroll your child in classes taught by experienced professionals.

Summer Term Dates:

Term Begins: Monday 15th April 2024

Bank Holiday - No Ballet: Monday 6th May

Half Term - No Dancing: Monday 27th May - Sunday 2nd June 2024

Ballet Open Day: Saturday 6th July 2024

Last Class: Monday 22nd July 2024

The entire RBS&PA team is eagerly looking forward to seeing you all soon!

With love and warmest wishes,

Vanessa & all the team at Rochelle Ballet School & Performing Arts.

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Spring  term 2024

NEW TERM STARTING
Friday 5th January 2024

Welcome to the Spring term everyone!

Farewell to Amy and Best Wishes for Her University Journey

It is with mixed emotions that we bid farewell  and with gratitude to our dear Amy, who has been an integral part of RBS&PA for the past three years running our shop and Admin. Amy has not only contributed to the vibrant atmosphere of our school but has also excelled in her ballet journey since the tender age of two. Throughout the years, Amy has achieved remarkable success in her ballet exams, earning high marks and becoming a role model for many aspiring dancers.

As Amy embarks on her journey to university this September, we extend our heartfelt best wishes for her future endeavors. Her dedication, passion, and talent have left an indelible mark on our school, and we are confident that she will continue to shine in all her pursuits.

Welcome Nadia Jack - Continuing the Legacy

As we bid farewell to Amy, we are delighted to welcome Nadia Jack. Nadia has been a part of RBS&PA since the age of four and has continued to find joy and fulfillment in her dance classes with us. We are excited to have Nadia as a part of our shop and admin team and look forward to witnessing her growth and achievements in the coming years.

Happy New Year and Gratitude for Your Kind Gifts

As we step into the new year, we want to take a moment to wish everyone a joyous and prosperous Happy New Year! We are immensely grateful for the kind gifts and support we received during the festive season. Your generosity has been heartwarming, and it fuels our commitment to providing exceptional dance education and experiences.

Summer Exams at Warblington School

This term, we will be assessing students to determine who will be taking their exams in the summer. The assessments will be conducted during class times. We encourage all students to bring their dedication and passion to these sessions as we work together to achieve new milestones in their ballet journey.

Farewell to Victoria Quinton and

Best Wishes for the Upcoming Arrival

This term, we also bid farewell to Victoria Quinton, who is leaving to welcome her baby in March. We wish Victoria the best of luck during this exciting time and look forward to seeing her and her beautiful baby back on her return. Our thoughts and best wishes are with Victoria as she embarks on this wonderful journey.

Join us as we continue to inspire a love for dance, foster talent, and promote a healthy lifestyle at Rochelle Ballet School & Performing Arts.

For any inquiries or to sign up for the free trial classes, please contact us at info@rochelleballet.com or call 07754001970.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates from Rochelle Ballet School & Performing Arts!

Follow us on social media for the latest news and updates: 

Thank you once again for being the heartbeat of our school. Your passion, commitment, and smiles are what make RBS&PA a truly magical place. We are looking forward to seeing you all soon.

With love and warmest wishes,

Vanessa & all the team at Rochelle Ballet School & Performing Arts.

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New class starting from 24th February!

Barre Fitness Saturdays term time. 

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We will be holding an exam session in Summer 2024 at the Warblington school

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Please see our 2024 printable timetable above.​

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A reminder that we offer all are student free on-demand classes and resources on our members page.

Code can be found on your invoice.

https://www.rochelleballet.com/on-line-dance-class

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We’re ready for all our all new and old students to join us this week.

Our accredited dance school with qualified teachers that teach all dancers safely and correctly. Our results speak for themselves. Contact us today to start your child on our classes taught by professional teachers.

Spring Term 2024

  • Term Begins: Friday 5th January 2024

  • Half Term - No Dancing: Monday 12th February - Sunday 18th February 2024

  • Bank Holiday - No Ballet: Friday 29th March 2024

  • Last Class: Thursday 28th March 2024

RBS&PA team are all looking forward to seeing you all soon!

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Autumn  term 2023

NEW TERM STARTING
Monday 4th September 2023

Welcome to the Autumn term everyone!

As we embrace this new term, let us remember that every challenge is an opportunity, every lesson is a stepping stone, and every connection made adds to the tapestry of our RBS&PA family. From the smallest victories to the grandest accomplishments, your contributions shape the vibrant and dynamic culture that defines us.

Your Kind Gift:

We were truly touched by the thoughtful and generous gifts we received. Your appreciation warms our hearts and reaffirms our commitment to providing the best ballet and performing arts education to all of you.

Fabulous Holiday Break:

As the summer holidays break finishes, we hope you all had a well-deserved time to relax and enjoy the warmer weather, and spend quality moments with your loved ones. With plenty of rejuvenation, reflection, and celebration of your accomplishments throughout the year.

Looking Ahead:

We are incredibly excited about what the future holds for Rochelle Ballet School & Performing Arts. On our return, we have an exciting classes, workshops, and opportunities lined up for our talented students. We can't wait to see you all shine and continue to grow as artists. We will be giving you further information in September. Anyone interested in taking their exams in the autumn should contact myself asap.

Join the Celebration: RBS&PA's 20th Anniversary Choreography Competition!

It's not to late to enter our special Summer holiday choreography competition, and guess what? It's FREE and open to ALL of our talented students! Unleash Your Creativity! Are you brimming with creative ideas? This competition is the perfect platform to showcase your choreographic talents and let your imagination run wild. Whether it's ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, or any other dance style that inspires you, we can't wait to witness the magic you create. Prizes and Recognition: Not only will you have the opportunity to share your unique choreography with our vibrant dance community, but there are also exciting prizes to be won! The top choreographers will receive well-deserved recognition. All-Inclusive: No matter your age, level, or dance background, this competition is designed for everyone. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just starting your dance journey, we encourage all of our students to participate and embrace the joy of choreography.

Open day Performance:

It was a grand celebration of the progress and achievements you've made, and an opportunity for you to showcase your talent to family and friends. Congratulation to Eloise Robinson as our over all cup winner of 2023. We have popped the photographs on our members page, if anyone has photos to share please send them over.

Community Spirit:

Rochelle Ballet School & Performing Arts is more than just a school; it's a close-knit community of passionate individuals who share a love for dance and the arts. Let's continue to support and uplift each other.

Practice at home:

Feel free to use all our on-demand classes and resource on our members only page.

Goodbye and good Luck:

We want to take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate the incredible achievements of our graduating students who are embarking on their exciting new journeys beyond Rochelle Ballet School & Performing Arts.

To those of you heading off to university and dance college, we are immensely proud of your dedication and hard work. Your time at our school has not only honed your artistic talents but also equipped you with valuable life skills that will serve you well in your future endeavors. As you step into this new chapter, we have no doubt that you will continue to shine brightly in all that you do. Although we will miss seeing your familiar faces in our studios, know that you will forever be a part of the Rochelle Ballet family. The memories we've created together and the bonds we've formed will remain close to our hearts. We eagerly anticipate hearing about your accomplishments and adventures, and please remember that our doors will always be open for you whenever you wish to return.

We sadly say goodbye to the wonderful Miss Kayleigh, she will be taking a break from teaching for the unforeseeable future. We thank her for the amazing six years she has been with us and would like to wish her all the best in her new job at Havant college. I have no doubt she'll be backing teaching for us in the future. 

Welcome a new teacher:

We would like to give the talented Emma Mogridge a warm welcome to our RBS&PA team. We will be posting her bio very soon. 

Thank you once again for being the heartbeat of our school. Your passion, commitment, and smiles are what make RBS&PA a truly magical place. We are looking forward to seeing you all soon.

With love and warmest wishes,

Vanessa & all the team at Rochelle Ballet School & Performing Arts

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We happy to inform that we now offer child care for our Saturday adult advanced classes. Please call or text for more information.

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We will be holding our an exam session in November 2023 at the Southampton centre

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Please see our 2023 printable timetable above.​

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A reminder that we offer all are student free on-demand classes and resources on our members page. Code can be found on your invoice.

https://www.rochelleballet.com/on-line-dance-class

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We’re ready for all our all new and old students to join us this week.

Our accredited dance school with qualified teachers that teach all dancers safely and correctly. Our results speak for themselves. Contact us today to start your child on our classes taught by professional teachers.

Autumn Term 2023: ​

  • Term Begins:  Monday 4th September 2023 

  • Half Term - No Dancing: Monday 23rd October  - Sunday 29th October 2023 

  • Last Class:  Saturday 16th December 2023 

14 week term

RBS&PA team are all looking forward to seeing you all soon!

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Summer  term 2023

NEW TERM STARTING
Monday 17th April 2023

Welcome to the summer term everyone!

We trust that you had a delightful Easter break and are now back to class on Monday 17th April, ready for another successful term. Thank you to you all on behalf of all the teachers for our cards, gifts and well wishes at the end of term – we are extremely grateful.

We still are reeling from the wonderful end of term exam results. Congratulations to both our teachers and students, with approximately half of the students achieving Distinctions and the rest obtaining Merits. All the hard work has paid off.  We still hold our status of a 100% pass rate in all our exams.

 

As we enter a new term, we are thrilled to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rochelle Ballet School & Performing Arts. We will be hosting our annual open day on July 8th, 2023, to honor the hard work of all our students - further details will be provided.

We highly recommend attending, Swan Lake at the Kings Theatre to support some of our students performing with the English Youth Ballet on Friday 28th April and Saturday 29th April. EYB return to Portsmouth ever 2-3 year and all students can audition for the performance from the age of 8 -18yrs.

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We happy to inform that we now offer child care for our Saturday adult classes. Please call or text for more information.

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We will be holding our an exam session on 4th June 2023 at the Southampton centre

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Please see our 2023 printable timetable above.​

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A reminder that we offer all are student free on-demand classes and resources on our members page. Code can be found on your invoice.

https://www.rochelleballet.com/on-line-dance-class

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We’re ready for all our all new and old students to join us this week.

Our accredited dance school with qualified teachers that teach all dancers safely and correctly. Our results speak for themselves. Contact us today to start your child on our classes taught by professional teachers.

Summer Term 2023 

  • Term Begins:  Monday 17th April 2023 

  • Bank Holiday May Day - No Ballet: Monday 1st May

  • Bank Holiday Coronation - No Dancing: Saturday 6th May & Monday 8th May

  • Half Term - No Dancing: Monday 29th May  - Sunday 4th June 2023

  • Ballet Open Day: Saturday 8th July 2023 

  • Last Class: Monday 24th July 2023

12 & 13 week term

RBS&PA team are all looking forward to seeing you all soon!

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Spring term 2023!

NEW TERM STARTING
Thursday 5th January 2023

Happy New year to everyone!

We hope you had a lovely Christmas break. We are back to class from Thursday 5th January and I’m looking forward to another successful year. 

 

Welcome back to a new year. We are very excited to be celebrating 20 years of Rochelle Ballet School & Performing Arts. From starting out as a disco class on a friday afternoon in 2003 to over 250 students and offering many different genre for all ages. When I set out to create the school it was important to me to highlight the importance of ballet as a form of fitness for life! That is why we are predominantly a ballet school. 

 

It's been such beautiful journey of see some of baby ballet students grow into successful adults. From achievement of gaining places in various dance colleges and dancing professionally to many students gaining places at top university. We are all so proud of all our students!

I have realised that it's much more important to talk about how our school is one great big wonderful family. From the pupils, to the parents and most importantly to me... our fabulous teachers.

All of us at one point have relied on someone from our dancing family for advice, kindness, support or just good old-fashioned friendship, and I'm so lucky to have this circle of like-minded people in my life every day.

I am thankful that I have this great job to not only teach talented students something that I'm so passionate about, but that I get to share my job with people that I truly love.

We still hold our status of 100% pass rate in our exam. We have done so AMAZINGLY well that it would be crazy not to promote it, but this year I just want to say thank you to everyone for making the school what it is today!

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We have some exciting news that we will be moving to large studio at Cams Hill School for our Friday Evening Classes

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We will be holding our an exam session on 26th March 2023 at Warblington School

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Please see our 2023 printable timetable above.​

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A reminder that we offer all are student free on-demand classes and resources on our members page. Code can be found on your invoice.

https://www.rochelleballet.com/on-line-dance-class

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We’re ready for all our all new and old students to join us this week.

Our accredited dance school with qualified teachers that teach all dancers safely and correctly. Our results speak for themselves. Contact us today to start your child on our classes taught by professional teachers.

Spring Term 2023 

  • Term Begins: Thursday 5th January

  • Half Term - No Dancing: Monday 13th February - Sunday 19th February 2023

  • Last Class: Saturday 1st April 2023

11 & 12  week term

RBS&PA team are all looking forward to seeing you all soon!

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Autumn term 2022!

NEW TERM STARTING
Wednesday 7th September 2022

Welcome back to a new term. It has been wonderful to see everyone and hear all about your lovely summer holiday updates.

RBS&PA & ISTD Joins with people around the world in mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth ll.

For 70 years, she represented stability and strength as Queen of the united kingdom and Commonwealth. We share our condolences with her family, and we celebrate her lasting legacy to the arts and dance.

Please note: Classes are cancelled on Monday 19th September for the Queen's state funeral - Please see timetable for catch up classes.

Autumn Term 2022:

Term Begins: Wednesday 7th September 2022

State funeral - No classes 19th September

Half Term - No Dancing: Monday 24th October - Sunday 30th October 2022

Last Class: Saturday 17th December 2022

13 & 14 week term

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We have some exciting news that we have a new Barre fitness at PORTCHESTER METHODIST CHURCH hall 7:30pm -8:30pm worth booking in advance.

We will be holding our an exam session in Feb 2023

Please see our printable timetable above.​

RBS&PA team are all looking forward to seeing you all soon!

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New Year 2022!

NEW TERM STARTING
Wednesday 5th Jan 2022

We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break. We are looking forward to welcoming many new students to our studio this year.

Even though it's been a crazy couple of years with covid we are starting to enjoy the relaxed rules and feel we can enjoy a little more normality in and around the school. Being back to a place where student's can come and be themselves and have the best time. It's so lovely to see all those lockdown babies interact and meet new faces that will be their dance friends for life. Not forgetting those special long term dance friends that were created all those  years ago. Such a beautiful sight, my heart bursts with so much love and joy for each and every student.

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We have some exciting news that we have a new technique, stretch and strengthening class (8yrs+) at Warblington School 11:30am -12:30PM worth booking in advance.

We will be hold our Open day earlier this year ~

A date will be released soon. 

Please see our printable timetable above.​

 

Spring Term 2022  

  • Term Begins: Wednesday 5th January

  • Half Term - No Dancing: Monday 21st February - Sunday 27th February 2022

  • Last Class: Saturday 9th April 2022

12 & 13  week term

RBS&PA team are all looking forward to seeing you all soon!

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Welcome back!

NEW TERM STARTING
Friday 3rd September 2021

We hope you have all had a lovely summer break and looking forward to getting back to class with a little more normality.

We have some exciting news that we have a new adult fitness class (13yrs+) starting on Saturday 4th September at WS. As a welcome back gift we are offering the first 4 classes free to all existing students and one parent per child the chance to have a bit of Saturday fun (11:30am -12:30PM) worth booking in advance.

We have a few places left in our new adult tap class at PMCH. 

Please see our printable timetable above.

 Any missed placed invoices can be sent via email before we return.

 

Autumn Term 2021: 

  • Term Begins:  Friday 3rd September 2021

  • Half Term - No Dancing: Monday 25th October - 31st  October 2021

  • Last Class:  Thursday 16th December 2021

14 week term

RBS&PA team are all looking forward to seeing you all next week!

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Returning to class

Returning to in person studio classes from

19th April 2021

I would like to start by saying well done & huge thank you for those that have continued with our zoom classes and to those that have been waiting patiently for our face to face classes. We are all very excited to be returning to our in person, Covid safe studio classes and seeing all our friends again.

Childrens classes starting from 19th April 2021

Adult classes starting from 17th May 2021

Our adult classes will continue on zoom after the Easter Break. Once we have started back in person our Wednesday night adult zoom class will start.

All our students will receive our updates and invoices via email before we return. I would be very grateful if you could confirm that the email has been received.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter Break!

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Covid 19 update

20th January 2021 

Spring Term - Will commence from January 18th with classes being delivered via zoom, with a reduced timetable - Codes will be email before your class, along with being on our members only web page.

Dear Parents/ Guardian and students,

 

Thanks again for you patients. I hope you have all received your email update on the 8th January. As I’m sure most of you know from our website and email, we have delayed opening until this week, for Spring Term on Zoom, hopefully for the very last time!

We will be keeping an eye on the government updates and will be reviewing this regularly so remaining positive, we will hopefully get some studio classes in before the end of the term. But for now, let’s embrace the fact that students can still receive their training online.

Our intention as always, is to ensure that our students still receive the highest quality dance training whilst staying on track with their progressions. It is important to us that our students have a personal and enjoyable experience of Zoom classes; we shall be mixing it up a little bit this term and adding some opportunities for student interaction and team challenges, with also the chance to brush up on their technique, throughout this stint on Zoom.

The thought of Zoom could leave us feeling deflated, but let's try our best to see the good in the provision of Zoom. Our students love being a part of RBS&PA and for many it is their happy place. Along with zoom classes our students have the use of our pre-recorded classes on our website.

You will receive an email with the Zoom codes before your class is scheduled, this will also be on our student members page https://www.rochelleballet.com/on-line-dance-class. You can find our zoom timetable here https://www.rochelleballet.com/zoom-on-line-classes.

Thank you all for your continued support and look forward to when we return to some normality. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in contact.

Our very best wishes, Vanessa and the team.

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Covid 19 update

30th December 2020 

Spring Term - Will commence from January 18th with classes being delivered via zoom, with a reduced timetable - Codes will be email before your class, along with being on our members only web page.

Spring Term - Will go ahead from the week of January 18th with classes being delivered via zoom or in-studio as hoped, returning to our COVID secure timetable with the restrictions still in place.

As a result of yesterday Covid announcement, unfortunately, we are still in Tier 4. The government guidance states that under Tier 4 restrictions all Dance Schools/ Dance Class providers must close in-person teaching.

Spring Term will still go ahead from the week of January 18th with classes being delivered via Zoom, or in-studio as hoped.

It seems as though this may well be the final push so that our lives can all resume to some sort of normality as soon as possible. We are all feeling the strain of covid and so let’s all push through and keep supporting our students training by whatever means we can.

We will, as usual, keep you all posted throughout the next couple of weeks with any changes that are in place, your unfailing support has been incredible this year and we are so grateful that we have been able to continue working with you all throughout the madness of 2020. Due to all your positive attitude everyone's training hasn’t been hindered by the circumstances we have all been faced with.

We are very proud of all of our students and we are fully committed to each and every one of them, we look forward to working with all our students in January.

Wishing everyone a happy new year. Let's hope a real difference will be made in the coming months of 2021. Keep Safe and well!

 

Best wishes,

Vanessa and the team.

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Update: 18th December 2020

Sadly our fellow student and my beautiful mother passed away in her sleep on Thursday morning of 17th December. After her long battle I feel at peace knowing that mum can rest now.

Mum had always had a passion for dance, but as a child had to save up her own money to get herself to dance classes for a short time, due to my grandad being in the Army.

Mum's passion for dance certainly rubbed off on to me. As RBS&PA grew. I was lucky enough to offer adult classes in 2008, which gave mum the opportunity to return to her love of dance. Mum is a real inspiration; dancing until she was 80yrs old.

We have so many happy memories to cherish; she will live on in our hearts forever. Mum will be deeply missed and there are few words to express the deep pain and sorrow of losing her. She will be dancing with the angels now.

Marie Searle 1939-2020

We celebrated mum's birthday the following evening with letting off balloons with messages.

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