Events

Listed below are recent and upcoming events

  • Celebrate & Dance Presentation

    Performance to be held at The Kelvedon Institute.
    Be backstage, ready by 6:15pm for performance at 7:00pm
    Please check hair and make up and top up, as necessary, prior to arrival, as per guidelines below for the matinee performance

    Due to limited seating capacity tickets are only available to family of the students and are limited, initially, to 3 tickets per family (tickets will be held for this allocation until 20th June 2022 and any remaining will be available, on a first come first served basis, after this date).

    Tickets are available by completing an order form and submitting to the school, in an envelope, with payment by 18th June 2022 or they can be purchased from the foyer of K.D.S. on Saturday 18th June 2022 between 9:15am - 1:30pm.

  • Celebrate & Dance Presentation - Matinee

    Performance to be held at The Kelvedon Institute

    Be backstage ready by 2:30pm for performance at 3:15pm

    Please use side door - No parents backstage - students will be taken care of by chaperones

    Please ensure all costumes are on hangers and all dance wear is clearly named

    Please double check that you have all required costumes / dance items

    Girls Hair - secure central bun, using hair pins & fine hair net, to match hair colour (no doughnuts)<
    Boys Hair - neat and tidy
    Base makeup and mascara, only, to be applied at home, please.
    Hair and makeup must be done prior to arrival

    No jewellery or nail varnish

    Please wait quietly ( bring a book and leave all mobile phones etc. at home).
    No food / snacks backstage - bottled plain water only permitted

    ABOVE ALL ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE AND PERFORM WELL, DON’T FORGET TO SMILE!

    Estimated finish time: 4:45pm approx

  • Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebration Performance

    Please ensure pupils arrive at The United Reformed Church, for preparations, at 12:30pm.

    Your child / children should be prepared with their hair done, as detailed in recent communications.

    We will walk the students to the recreation ground, in readiness for their performances beginning at 1:45pm.

    If rain makes performing impossible we have been given permission to perform, to the parents and family of the students, in the church.

    We look forward to seeing you all there.
  • Kelvedon Music Festival

    Rehearsal at URC / dance studio at 10:30am.

    Following rehearsal we will walk to the Kelvedon Wreck, as a group.

    Performance 12:00
  • Choreographic Competition

    On The Day

    To be back stage by 2:45pm for performance at 3:30pm
    • Please use side door.
    • Please wait quietly (bring a book to read and leave all mobile phones etc at home).
    • Bottled water only, no food etc.
    • Hair – front of hair line French plaited as depicted on the notice board, low bun
    • Please come with make up done, base foundation - shade darker than normal skin tone, black mascara
    • Lipstick and eye shadow will be done back stage, please advise in advance if your child has any allergies to make up.
    • Please name all items

    • Above all enjoy the afternoon / evening and perform well.

    Air Hostesses – Showcase Number G1 Ballet
    Requirements as follows:-
    • Hired costume on a hanger covered with a plastic bag – Skirt, Neck tie, White socks, pillbox hat
    • White Shirt – please provide & name
    • Ballet shoes, white elastic
    • Hair – front of hair line French plaited as depicted on the notice board, low bun
    • Suitcase

    The Maids - Showcase Number G3 / 4 Ballet
    Requirements as follows:-
    • Hired costume on a hanger covered with a plastic bag – Skirt, Apron, White blouse, headdress
    • Ballet tights
    • Ballet shoes, pink elastic
    • Hair – front of hair line French plaited as depicted on the notice board, low bun

    ABC – Showcase Number G2 Modern
    Requirements as follows:-
    • Black Skirt – black knickers underneath – Girls
    • Black trousers - Boys
    • White Shirt (short sleeve) – please supply
    • Coloured tie
    • Hair – front of hair line French plaited as depicted on the notice board, low bun

    The Painters' Song - Showcase Number G3 Modern
    Requirements as follows:-
    • Dungarees
    • Coloured T Shirt
    • Hair – front of hair line French plaited as depicted on the notice board, ponytail

    This Woman’s Work - Showcase Number G4 / G5 Modern
    Requirements as follows:-
    • Hired costume on a hanger covered with a plastic bag - Blue chiffon dress, blue sash
    • Black leotard
    • Skin colour footless tights
    • Hair – front of hair line French plaited as depicted on the notice board, remainder ½ up, ½ down

    Tap Showcase Number – In the Mood
    Requirements as follows:-
    • Hired costume on a hanger covered with a plastic bag – Amy skirt, Jacket & hat
    • Black Tap shoes
    • Skin colour tights – full foot
    • Hair – front of hair line French plaited as depicted on the notice board, low bun

    From 9-5 - Jazz showcase Number
    Requirements as follows:-
    • Own costume as discussed
    • Hair – front of hair line French plaited as depicted on the notice board, remainder your choice
    • Black Jazz shoes

    Lollipop - Jazz showcase Number
    Requirements as follows:-
    • School clothes
    • Black Jazz shoes
    • Hair – front of hair line French plaited as depicted on the notice board, remainder your choice

    Chim Chim Cher-ee
    Requirements as follows:-
    • Hired costume on a hanger covered with a plastic bag
    • Black Tap trousers if applicable
    • Black socks
    • Jazz Shoes
    • Hair – front of hair line French plaited as depicted on the notice board, low bun / ponytail

    Finale (only for students not dancing Chim Chim Cher-rr)
    • Black Leggings
    • Red KDS T-shirt or red T shirt same design
    • Red hair scrunchy

    It is estimated to finish the matinee performance at approximately 5:00 / 5:15 pm

    Evening Performance
    • Be back stage ready by 6:45pm for performance at 7:30pm

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    2017 Theme: WORK I.e. jobs, careers, employment Please do NOT base your numbers on the following jobs:
    • Army Related
    • Chimney Sweep
    • Lollipop Personnel
    • Builder / Decorator

    Also, please do not use the following music: "From 9 - 5" by Dolly Parton

    HAVE FUN!!!
  • Matinee Performance - Celebration In Honour Of Skip

    Students must be at the Kelvedon Institute by 1:45pm to prepare for the performance which will start at 3pm
  • Performance - Celebration In Honour Of Skip - Kelvedon Institute

    Students must be at the Kelvedon Institute by 5:45pm to prepare for the performance which will start at 7pm
  • Dress Rehearsal - Celebration In Honour Of Skip

    Rehearsals will run 3:00 - 7:00pm

    Please arrive by 2:15pm
  • Technical Rehearsal - Celebration In Honour Of Skip

    Rehearsal at The Kelvedon Institute 3pm - 3:45pm

    Please arrive by 2:50pm
  • Essex All Stars Competition

    Competition running across three days: 30th May - 1st June 2017
  • MOVE IT Dance Event

    Dance event held at the Excel Centre, London - running 10th - 12th March 2017

    See the following link for further information www.moveitdance.co.uk
  • TAPATHON

    Fundraising Event for Children In Need. Rehearsal 12:15. Tapathon Start: 1pm.
  • Kelvedon Free Music Festival

    KDS will be performing at this event at 12:15pm

    Rehearsal 11:00am at Kelvedon United Reformed Church

    APPROPRIATE COSTUMES FOR SHOW NUMBERS:
    Girls
    Red T-shirts
    Red Hair Scrunchy
    Black Hotpants
    Hair - French plait across forehead and high pony tail / bun
    Boys
    Red T-shirts
    Black Cyclling Shorts
  • Kelvedon Parish St. Mary's Church Fete

    KDS has been invited to perform at this event. We will be dancing at 3:30pm

    Rehearsal 2:30pm at Kelvedon United Reformed Church

    APPROPRIATE COSTUMES FOR SHOW NUMBERS:
    Girls
    Red T-shirts
    Red Hair Scrunchy
    Black Hotpants
    Hair - French plait across forehead and high pony tail / bun
    Boys
    Red T-shirts
    Black Cyclling Shorts
  • KDS BALLET EXAMINATIONS

  • Kelvedon Scouts' Carnival

    KDS once again invited to perform at this event
  • North East Essex Dance Festival

    KDS entering 7 students into this dance competition which is an all-day event with final presentations at 4:15pm
  • Layer Marney Towers - Music & Dance Festival

    Once again KDS has been invited to perform at this event. We will be performing a wide selection of work between 1pm - 2pm - entire event runs 11am - 5pm
  • KDS MODERN EXAMINATIONS

  • Colchester Institute - Students' Show

    4 KDS students who attend Colchester Institute will be performing in the end of term show.
  • Sleeping Beauty

    Showing at Chelmsford Civic Theatre. Produced by Chelmsford Ballet Company.

    ***KDS student Katherine Hayhoe performing***
  • FROM DUSK 'TIL DAWN SHOW

    KDS SHOW NIGHT 5th & 6th February 2016

    Students must arrive at 6pm

    Performance Start: 7:30pm
  • FROM DUSK 'TIL DAWN Full Dress Rehearsal

    KDS Show full dress rehearsal
  • Tap Examinations - ADVANCED 1

  • FROM DUSK 'TIL DAWN Rehearsal

    KDS show rehearsal
  • KDS Performers

    ***Time To Be Confirmed***

    Display at Kelvedon Music Festival.

  • KDS Performers

    Performance at Messing School Fete.
  • KDS Performers

    Performing at the Feering and Kelvedon Scout Carnival.
  • KDS Performers

    Performing at St. Dominic's Residential Home, Kelvedon.
  • KDS Performers

    Performing at Kelvedon Catholic Church Fete.
  • Layer Marney Towers Performance

    We have been invited to do a demonstration at Layer Marney Towers. Students who have recently taken their examinations will be performing between 1pm - 2pm.
  • Feering May Fayre

    Once again KDS will be hosting a stall. Please come along and say hello!
  • Music Night

    Organised by Kelvedon URC to raise funds for the KDS studio improvements.
  • Music Night

    Organised by Kelvedon URC to raise funds for the KDS studio improvements – see poster for further details.
  • Pop Quiz

    Organised by Kelvedon URC to raise funds for the KDS studio improvements – see poster for further details.
  • Summer Day of Dance / Workshop @ Kelvedon URC

  • CHOREOGRAPHIC PERFORMANCE & SHOW CASE, including Prize Giving

    Evening performance of Choreographic numbers combined with show case.

         Includes yearly prize giving.

    DOORS OPEN: 7:00pm

    Tickets available from 2nd June 2014 - contact Andrea Pridham at K.D.S.
  • CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION & SHOW CASE - MATINEE

    Adjudication of Choreographic Competition -

         Adjudicator: Jacqueline Everett F.I.S.T.D.

    DOORS OPEN: 3:00pm

    Tickets available from 2nd June 2014 - contact Andrea Pridham at K.D.S.
  • ***CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION & SHOW CASE - FULL STAGE REHEARSAL***

    A full technical rehearsal will be held at the Kelvedon Institute between 13:30 - 17:30.

    Rehearsal of ALL show case numbers and finale.

    Rehearsal Fee: £10.00 to be paid in a named envelope by Saturday 21st June 2014, please.
  • FINALE REHEARSAL

    ***FINALE REHEARSAL***
  • FINALE REHEARSAL

    ***FINALE REHEARSAL***
  • FINALE REHEARSAL

    ***FINALE REHEARSAL***
  • EXAMS - Ballet, Tap & Jazz

    Examiner: Miss Gibson
  • CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION PERMISSION SLIPS

    Permission slips for participation in the Choreographic Competition Show must be handed in no later than this day.
  • Chrismas Fair

    To be held at the United Reformed Church, Kelvedon (next to the co-op), 2pm - 4:30pm

    CHRISTMAS FAIR, in aid of fund raising for the refurbishment of the upper dance studio floor.

    To include:
    - Body Shop Party
    - Home Gifts
    - Violet Sweets
    - Face Painting
    - Glitter Tatoos
    - Nail Art
    - Raffle
    - Games & Competitions

    ALL WELCOME FOR AN AFTERNOON OF FAMILY FUN

    COFFEE, TEA & MINCE PIES, also available.

    We look forward to seeing you all on the day.

  • Modern, Tap & Jazz Examinations

    Date of the Winter term modern, tap and jazz examinations

  • Kelvedon Community Association Christmas Event

    Kelvedon Dance Studio will be performing 3 numbers, which have been choreographed especially for this event.
  • Miss Hannah's Assessment

    Invited students will be participating in Miss Hannah’s final assessment class at The Dance College in Royston, run by Penny Meekings.
  • Head Charity Gatsby Ball - Fiennes Braintree

    Silver Jazz & Intermediate Modern dance classes will be performing at this fund raising event
  • 50th Anniversary Celebrations

    KDS will be celebrating the school's 50th anniversary, at The Kelvedon United Reformed Church.

  • Day of Dance / Workshop

    We will be holding 'A Day Of Dance' Workshop.