A Very, Berry, Merry Christmas 2016

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Well we have been busy! Lots of festive fundraising and a fabulous Christmas Concert to finish off a wonderful term.

IDTA Theatre Awards, Here We Come
We were delighted to announce that following our November exam sessions, 9 pupils have been selected to perform at the IDTA’s Theatre Awards in 2017 in Manchester. This competition is drawn from the best syllabus exam performances across the country, and it is considered a great honour to be asked to dance. Many pupils have been nominated for more than one category, and they are as follows:

Grade 5 Modern Jazz
Ewan Revill, Liberty Shepherd, Jack Skelton, Eve Wainwright

Advanced 1 Ballet
Bree Quinton

Advanced 1 Theatre Craft
Rebecca Hanneman, Alexandra O’Brien, Bree Quinton, Charlotte Stones, Bridie Thorpe

Advanced 2 Theatre Craft
Rebecca Hanneman, Alexandra O’Brien, Charlotte Stones, Bridie Thorpe

Well done to all pupils who took exams, as usual, we have maintained our 100% pass rate.

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Fundraising Frenzy
Our Fundraising Committee have well and truly done it again this term. Carol singing, festive fayres and a fantastically organised Christmas Concert. This year we added another performance due to popular demand! Many thanks to everyone who came to support the school and to those who donated extra to our extremely cute collectors. dsc_0782-001

Photos from the Concert are available at our Facebook page, please click here. A huge well done to all the teachers for putting together our festive favourite in a short space of time, we hope you all now feel suitably Christmassy.

We also had a sighting of a certain someone supposedly in “retirement” – but it turns out we can’t keep her away.

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Thanks again to all for supporting our marvellous dance school, and we look forward to seeing you in the new year. Classes begin Saturday 7th January 2017.

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Cake SOS

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Urgent call to all the (Mary) Berry Babes, mums, aunties, nans (or dads!) for cake donations for our Christmas Fayre this Saturday! We would greatly appreciate anyone who can bake some treats (cakes or buns) for sale to bring them from 9.30am onwards till 11 o’clock when the Fayre opens. For anyone who can’t bring something in the morning we will still appreciate stock replenishment throughout the day.

Ready, steady… bake!

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Ooh! Aah! Bonfire Night!

We don’t care that it’s still October, the next thing on our minds is Bonfire Night!

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Once again the lovely Jackson family will be opening up their Greenhead House farm in Oughtibridge on Saturday 5th November, gates are open at 6pm and we’ll be lighting the bonfire at 6.30.

Ever the popular event, these tickets need to be purchased in advance as they cover a burger (veggie option available) and a tea or coffee. Tickets cost £5 for adults, £3 for children or £15 for a family ticket. We will also be selling luxury items (i.e. boozy!) hot chocolate, buns and bonfire lollies.

Bonfire Night Raffle
Fabulous prizes to be won!

There’s also a raffle taking place with some cracking prizes! You could win tickets to watch Sheffield’s finest sports teams including the Steelers, the Owls & the Blades. Tickets cost only £1 for the raffle and can be bought at class on Saturday or at the event, and you could even be taking home a Kindle, wine or chocolates!

We hope to see as many of you as possible at this event as it’s always a huge success and a great opportunity to bond with the Berry dance family!

We’d like to thank the fundraising committee, the Jackson family and everyone who helps contribute to organise and pull off these fantastic events for us all.

Halloween & Bonfire Night

Well there’s no stopping our fabulous fundraising committee at the minute, with two very exciting events coming up to celebrate the autumn season!

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The first will be taking place this Sunday 30th October between 2-4pm at Malin Bridge Sports and Social Club. Fancy dress will be optional for our scary Halloween party! There’ll be buns on sale and you can bring your carved pumpkins with LED lights so we can get cosy and spooky.

Tickets are £3 per child or £5 for 2 siblings, and adults don’t need a ticket. You can get your ticket at class from one of the fundraising team (Gemma or Charise) and if you’re not sure who to ask, just ask a member of staff and they’ll direct you to the right person! Tickets will also be available to buy on the day.

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Moving swiftly on from the ghoulish season we spark and crackle over to Bonfire Night! Once again the lovely Jackson family will be opening up their Greenhead House farm in Oughtibridge on Saturday 5th November, gates are open at 6pm and we’ll be lighting the bonfire at 6.30.

Ever the popular event, these tickets need to be purchased in advance as they cover a burger (veggie option available) and a tea or coffee. Tickets cost £5 for adults, £3 for children or £15 for a family ticket. We will also be selling luxury items (i.e. boozy!) hot chocolate, buns and bonfire lollies.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at these events as they are always successful and are a great opportunity to bond with the Berry dance family!

We’d like to thank the fundraising committee, the Jackson family and everyone who helps contribute to organise and pull off these fantastic events for us all.

Makeup Evening

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You’re invited to our fabulous Makeup Evening to raise funds for the school which will be taking place next Tuesday 18th October at 7.30pm at Malin Bridge Gas Club!

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Everyone is welcome to this fundraising event with the opportunity to buy high-quality products for great value prices.

Race Night

And they’re off! Our fabulous fundraising committee are holding another Family Race Night after the success of last year’s!

The event will take place at Malin Bridge Sports and Social Club, Stannington Road on Friday 8th April. Doors open at 7pm with the first race at 7.30pm. There’ll be a break at 8.45pm for some tasty pie and peas!

Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children (ticket price covers pie and peas). You can also name and sponsor a horse for £3 and you will win a prize if it comes in first! One race is left to sponsor at £25, which secures a place in our programme for your business.

You can contact us via our Facebook page to buy tickets, or email the fundraising committee directly at sbstdfundraising@outlook.com.

See you there!

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Winter Wonders From The Fundraising Committee

Dance editing-001This newsletter comes from our in-house Fundraising Committee, comprised of parents, teachers and friends of the school. We thank them for their continued support and hard work.

A big thank you to our pupils, parents and friends of the school for the fantastic and

continued support in the fundraising efforts which have helped us to purchase new

dance costumes, new audio equipment and contribution to Disney travel arrangements

during this last year. Future funding being generated will help towards next year’s

school production All Good Things (see details below) and portable dance mirrors are

also being considered as an investment to help all pupils with their continued dance

training.

We are delighted to announce the forthcoming key events up until the end of the year.

Tuesday 24th November – Ladies Jewellery Party Malin Bridge Club (Gas Club)

7.00pm onward

A wide range of modern and contemporary jewellery and accessories will be available

to purchase just in time for Christmas. Pick up a few items to glam up that little black

dress or treat your friends or loved ones to one-off bespoke items. Friends and family

all welcome.

Saturday 12th December – Christmas Craft Fayre St Thomas More Community Centre

11.00am onward

Come along to kick-start your Christmas shopping

early. A wide range of Christmas crafts and gifts will

be available. Family and friends all welcome.

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Saturday 19th December – Christmas Concert Thomas More Community Centre

12.00-1.00pm and 1.30–2.30pm

Sharon Berry pupils will be finishing

the school year with a Christmas

concert guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit. Following last

year’s popularity two separate performances will take place at 12.00

and 1.30pm. Tickets £2.00 adult and £1.00 children/senior citizens.

Tickets on sale at Saturday class or can be ordered via Facebook

page.

Saturday Tuck Shop and Weekly Bonus Ball (£1.00 entry) still available to all aged

16+ years.

2016 SCHOOL PRODUCTION – ALL GOOD THINGS

Show Dates: 14th – 16th July @ Montgomery Theatre – Surrey Street, Sheffield

Dress/Technical Rehearsals 12th & 13th July

Pupil Rehearsal days 30th June, 2nd & 9th July

To find out more, please click here.

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If you can offer any support or help or would just like to get involved in fundraising

initiatives please do not hesitate to speak to one of the Committee Members or email

SBSTDfundraising@outlook.com.

Spooky Celebration!

We are holding a Halloween Party Sunday 1st November 2.00-4.00 at Malin Bridge Sports and Social Club. Tickets are £2. Fancy dress is of course encouraged but not compulsory. All children must be accompanied. Please support us in this event. Tickets are available from Gemma Mitchell at class on Saturdays, please contact us if you are interested via Facebook or to the school email address: sharonberryschool@gmail.com

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Berry Bank Holiday

Sharon Berry School of Theatre Dance are proud to be supporting our Disney track suit sponsors Crucible Sales and Lettings with their first ever Community Festival at Thorncliffe Cricket Club, Chapeltown on Bank Holiday Sunday 30th August 2015.
This will be a fantastic FREE ENTRY event for all the family with a range of activities, games and fun for all ages. ALL proceeds from the event will go to Bluebell Wood who are a wonderful local charity.

  
We decided to arrange a ‘Berry Bag Bonanza’. As always our pupils, parents and extended families have been fantastic with their donations and we have 80 adult prizes and 80 for children. On the day tickets will be sold and if a ticket is chosen ending in 0 or 5 the lucky winners can choose any bag.

We would love to see as many pupils and their families as possible during the day. Thank you again for your generous donations; Team Berry have done us proud yet again!

Activities include;

• Live Music

• Kids Zone

• Bouncy Castle

• Face painting

• Magician

• Tombola

• Bar

• Food Stalls

• Cricket games

• BBQ

• Tug of War

By Gemma Mitchell