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New Adult Class!!

The new Adult Class Dance has started on Thursday nights at the the Baxter Hall in Stoke Golding. The class has a few spaces remaining but is filling up fast so if you are interested please follow the link below to the application form or call Donna on 07771 864364


The Lee Academy is very excited to announce the start of a new class – Hip Hop! Open for ages 6-18 with classes on a Saturday at 3:30. Only £4. Contact Kia or Donna for more information

September 2019

Welcome back from our Summer break.  The performance at Disneyland Paris was a huge success. Everyone really enjoyed the trip.  Thank you all for being wonderful.

Week one of the term is exam assessments in all classes.  Envelopes and letters will be given out during this session only.

Showtime 2019 DVDs

The DVDs are now available for collection.  Please ask Donna if you haven’t already received your copy.

Cruise Performers – 19th July to 26th 2020

Rehearsals start on Saturday 7th September from 12.00 to 12.30.  As with our last performances we are working to a professional level and require 100% commitment to rehearsals.  Donna would like all students to have at least a 90% attendance rate over the rehearsal period.  We will not have any compulsory sessions, as in previous years. There are 40 weeks of rehearsals (excluding Academy closures), and dancers are expected to attend at least 36 of them.  This excludes genuine illness.  Failure to meet the criteria will result in dancers not being able to take part in the next external performance.

BTDA Exams- attendance

Please bear in mind for all exam sessions there is a compulsory minimum 90 % attendance rate (with the exception of genuine illness) for exam lessons from the date you receive the exam letter.  If this rate is not adhered to Donna will not allow the examination to go ahead.  Refunds will not be issued.  If your child is unable to keep to the commitment, please do not enter them for the exam.

Thank you for your support.


February 2019

We are busy working towards our open house classes and Showtime 2019.  More details for each are shown below.

Open House

Our open house lessons take place as follows:
Seniors – Wednesday 6th March.  Students arrive at their normal time for lessons, parents arrive to start at 7pm

Inters – Saturday 9th March – ALL students arrive at 10.30, parents arrive to start at 1.30pm.  Audience places for inters are limited to 2 per child, due to the size of the class.

Juniors – Friday 8th March. Parents are invited to watch the whole class from the stage area.

First Steps – Saturday 9th March.  Parents are invited to watch the whole class from the stage area.

Please arrive promptly to avoid disruption to the whole class.

Showtime 2019

Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th May 2019


The Civic Hall Bedworth

The performances will be in the evenings, but there will be a dress rehearsal on the afternoon of Tuesday 28th at The Civic Hall.  All staff, Juniors, Inters and Seniors to arrive at 2.30pm.  All First Steps to arrive to start 6pm.

There will also be dress rehearsals on Saturday 18th and 25th May at the Village Hall in Stoke Golding from 1.30 – 3.30pm.  All students to arrive for a 1.30pm prompt start.   First Steps class can be collected at 2.30pm.  Please can all Inters students be in from 10.30am on the rehearsal days.  There will be no Performing Arts classes on the dress rehearsal days.

Tickets are on sale from The Civic Hall Box office on 02476 376707 or on their website.  All tickets are priced at £11 each. As usual all profits will be donated to charity.  This time the charity will be The Down’s Syndrome Association (reg Charity No. 1061474)

As always, the show can only go ahead with the help and support of parents.  We ask that Mums could help back stage for one of the nights.  We have to have support in the dressing rooms to be able to put on the show, and really appreciate your help.  Please let Donna know if you are able to help, and if you have a preference to which night.  We will hold a meeting closer to the time to discuss what is needed, but if you have any queries, please speak to Donna.  We also hold a raffle that is drawn during the interval each night, and appreciate any prize donations.  All proceeds go to the charity.

Dads Dance

Calling all Dads!!  The rehearsals will start for the Dads dance on Saturday 16th March from 3.30 – 4.00.  Please let Donna know if you would like a place. 

Mardi Gras – 10th to 12th August 2019

Rehearsals the whole troupe will begin rehearsals from Saturday 2nd February between 12.00-12.30pm.  This will continue until to the Lee Academy show (dates above). 

There will then be two final rehearsals; on Saturday 6th July between 12.00 – 1.00 and on FRIDAY 9th August from 4.30 – 6.15pm. The last being compulsory.

Please note Lee Academy is closed for two weeks over Easter, and there will be no Mardi Gras rehearsals on Saturdays 20th and 27th April.

We are working towards a professional level and as such we require 100% commitment to rehearsals.

A reminder that all dancers and their families are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from Disney.

Uniform and Dates for your diary

We have a selection of second hand uniforms, shoes and fleeces available in the school shop.  All items are priced at £3, and the funds either go to the previous owner or towards the school Christmas party fund.

First steps and Junior uniforms

Please can you order First Steps and Junior uniforms through Donna.  A sample of each size will be available to try on before ordering. The cost will be £28.50 payable at the time of ordering, cheques payable to The Lee Academy.  All first steps and juniors should wear black ankle socks with their uniforms.

Inters uniforms

Inters uniform can be purchased from Chorus Line in Hinckley.  Contact number is 01455 615533.

Boys uniform

Boys should wear a Lee Academy top with Jazz pants or black combat/ tracksuit bottoms or an all in one. For exams, the uniform is different see Donna if you are uncertain.

T-Shirts, fleeces and sweatshirts

Please order t-shirts and fleeces from Becky on a Saturday morning between 9.00-10.30am on the above Lee Academy number.  Cheques are to be made payable to S V Baldock.  We would be grateful for payment at the time of ordering, as we have to pay Mr Baldock at the time of delivery.

Dates for your diary

Showtime 2019 Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th May 2019

Showtime Dress Rehearsal Saturday 18th & 25th May 2019

Mardi Gras Final rehearsal Saturday 6th July 12-1 and Friday 9th August 4.30-6.15pm (Compulsory)

2019 Term Dates

Wednesday 20th February to Saturday 13th April

Academy closed Sunday 14th April to Tuesday 30th April

Wednesday 1st May to Wednesday 29th (Show)

Academy closed Friday 31st May & Saturday 1st June

Wednesday 5th June to Saturday 27th July

Academy closed 28th July to 31st August (Exception Mardi Gras rehearsal on 9th August)

Wednesday 4th September to Saturday 26th October

Wednesday 30th October to Saturday 14th December

Christmas Party Sunday 15th December

Academy closed 16th December 7th January 2020

Classes restart Wednesday 8th January 2020