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November 2017 Update

Hello everybody,

We have now returned to the Methodist Church Hall after the unfortunate incident. Work to repair the building is underway and we are lucky to be able to return to our usual home. Thanks to our temporary homes (St Barbara's scout hut and Coundon Soical Club) for housing us.

We have a busy half term featuring the Tapathon, exam sessions and a Christmas concert.


The annual Tapathon will be held on Sunday 19 November from 12-2pm at Coundon Social Club. Pupils and Adults are busy practising and perfecting the routine in class. Official registration is now closed but you can still join in on the day should you wish too (Voluntary donation welcome). The event is usually fun and enjoyable.

We also have IDTA and LCM exam sessions at the start of December. Pupils are busy learning their routines and songs. IDTA dance exams are on 3 December and LCM singing are provisionally booked for 11 December.

A Christmas Concert shall take place at Coundon Social Club on Saturday 16 December at 7pm. It is a chance to see singing pupils and our glee group perform examination pieces and Christmas songs to get you in the Christmas mood. Ticket price TBC and there will be a raffle for Bloodwise.



Ella, Lucy H, and Lauren D have all started their studies at BOA - Birmingham Ormiston Academy this month. They are all pupils on the KS4 Musical Theatre Pathway. Abbie S is also attending BOA on their Technical Theatre Course. It sounds like they are really enjoying it and there are other pupils preparing to audition in the New Year for September 2018.

Miss Jill attended an Estill Voice Training course in Cardiff during the week of half term. It was very interesting and some of what she has learnt is now being applied and introduced to singing lessons to help with the development of singing voices and vocal health.

Jess D, Ella, Lucy H and Lauren D performed in YOG's production of Happy Days last week at the Albany Theatre. Well done to all in what was a really enjoyable show.

Our Assistant Teacher, Miss Laura, Lauren D and Lucy W are in rehearsals for Jack and the Beanstalk at the Albany Theatre in January 2018 and we also have Jess D and Lucy H performing in Annie at the Belgrade Theatre in May 2018.

Well done everyone!

Adult Classes on offer

  • Adult Dancexercise classes are held on a Tuesday evening (at United Reformed Church, Holyhead Road in Coundon) at 7.15-8.05pm.
  • Singing group - Wednesdays at 7.15-8pm
  • Adult Tap class (for all abilities) - Thursdays at 6.15-7pm.

Other Business

School T-Shirts are still available to purchase. These have been introduced as part of our uniform for Freestyle Dance and Musical Theatre (where a black t-shirt is required) but are available to anyone who attends a class at the school. School Hoodies are also available to order, as well as holdalls, satchels and warm up crop tops.

If you haven't already filled out a medical/contact form, please see me to complete one. If you have any questions or queries on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please keep an eye on the website ( for news and information.

Finally, don't forget to follow us on Twitter @jptheatreschool and 'like' us on Facebook ( Please also feel free to invite people to follow and like us and share all our posts if possible please. An Instagram page can also be found - jptheatreschool

Miss Jill



Tapathon - Coundon Social Club -  Sunday 19 November, 12-2pm

Extra lessons - Sundays 19 and 26 November

IDTA Exam Session - Sunday 3 December 

LCM Exam Session - Provisional Monday 11 December

End of Term - Tuesday 12, Saturday 16, Wed 20 and Thurs 21 Dec