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Friends of Stalder NEWSLETTER 2015 Dear parents and dancers,

Firstly a BIG Thank you Thanks to you we’ve had another successful year so far of fundraising. Thank you to everyone who has bought raffle tickets, water bottles, hair accessories and cakes at the Christmas cake sale. Also thank you to those who came to the fabulous Halloween and Easter parties, marshalled at the Manchester Marathon, collected at the Tesco tills and helped collect or sell cakes and raffle tickets. And everything else in between!! We really appreciate your help. We continue to plan to purchase a dance floor but we are currently held up by technical difficulties. You will hopefully have seen the Tumble Mat we purchased from fundraising money. The children seem to be enjoying it and it’s already helped many students progress their skills – please see the Stalder Face Book page for the tumble mat in action or click the mp4 below for video evidence!

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Easy Fundraising Have you heard of

You can help raise funds when you shop on the internet. Once you register on the easyfundraising website, you can opt to be reminded to use easyfundraising when you are shopping online. You can download the easyfundraising browser bar to help you remember. It really couldn’t be easier! You can use this Friends of Stalder Easy Fundraising link. Also if you know of another club/PTA who are not registered and could use this, please suggest easyfundraising to them. If they’re interested please speak to a Friends of Stalder committee member so we can refer them. That way we both get money for purchases made by the referred club. Thank you very much if you have already signed up. There are currently 21 people signed up. And we’ve raised £336.57 with no effort!


Dance items for sale It has been great to see everyone passing on old or unneeded clothes to other dancers. Are you planning a Spring/Summer Clean? Do you have any dance uniform, leotards or costumes that your child no longer needs or is too small for them? If you do, did you know you can advertise them on the Friends of Stalder Face Book page for a donation of 50p per item?

Congratulations On behalf of all Stalder parents and all Friends of Stalder we would like to congratulate all of the children on their achievements this year. (And all of the parents for getting them to lessons on time!) The school has again had a 100% pass rate in exams – for its 10th straight year. Well done everyone! Connor Williams and Molly Fairclough have just completed their first years at Elmhurst School of Dance in Birmingham, and Phil Winston’s Theatre Arts in Blackpool.

Rose Wilson and Connor have also qualified through the Northern regional heat for the All England Dance finals in London at the end of July. This is a huge achievement and we wish them well! Rose qualified with her tap and Connor with his ballet. Also well done to Rose and Hannah Mannock who have been accepted onto the Elmhurst Associate programme, and Florence Kindell who has been accepted onto the Royal Ballet Associates programme.


MIKE - Please insert photo of Anna here – I tried to paste the nice one from the Company dance from medal presentation in the blue top – but it wouldn’t work.

Friends of Stalder would like to wish Lauren Scully all the very best as she sets off on the next stage of her dance training at Phil Winston’s. Good luck Lauren! And good luck too to Anna Burgess who successfully auditioned for the Contemporary Advanced Training programme at the Lowry which she will start in September. We will miss both of you.

Friends of Stalder meetings The Friends of Stalder meet about once a term and are always happy to have new parents join. If you would like to join or offer your help/ideas for upcoming events – please get in touch through Miss Stalder, Miss Carolyn, Mike Park or any committee member. Kim Williams is the Chair and Rachel Briggs the Treasurer. Other members include Lorna Jones, Lisa Scully, Clare Thompson, Sally Wilson, Sara Cassidy, Steph Jamieson, Michele Mannock, Lisa Livermore, Clare Howells-Caldwell and Kate Webster. On a personal note, we would like to thank Mums Lisa Scully and Sandra Burgess for all of the time and energy they have given to help Friends of Stalder over the many years. You have both been so reliable when help was needed, both in terms of raising funds, helping at shows, and being helpful and supportive to other newer Stalder mums. A sincere thanks to you both.


Stalder Dates for your diary 2015 18 July

End of term Summer cake sale

27 – 31 July

IDTA Manchester Festival

10 – 14 August

Dance Jamz 1

17- 21 August

Dance Jamz 2/Summer Dance Intensive

24 - 28 August

Dance Jamz 3

5/6 & 12/13th September

Burnley Dance Festival

21 September

Annie the Musical theatre trip (SOLD OUT)

26/27 Sept- 3/4/10 October

Crewe Dance Festival

October (ish)

Bags for Schools – “old clothes” collection & “old IT” equipment collection

October

Danceworx Festival - Baccup

24-25 October

Dance exam weekend

1 November

Halloween party

November

Warrington Dance Festival

November/December

Sale Christmas Light switch on

2 December

The Bodyguard theatre trip (SOLD OUT)

2016 January

Deva Dance Festival

5-7 February

Evolution – 10th Anniversary Stalder School Show

11 February

Mary Poppins theatre trip (SOLD OUT)

23 May

Mamma Mia theatre trip (SOLD OUT)

July/August

Euro Disney trip

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