Half term Break etc

Hello everyone,

Just a reminder that the school will be closed for the half term break on Saturday 26th May, Tuesday 29th May, Wednesday 30th May and Thursday 31st May. May we wish you a happy and safe holiday.

You should all have received notification about priority sales day in a previous mail  — if you wish to have the seats you would like for yourselves and family, please be advised to be there in order to do so. 

I am now going to ask for volunteers for the following in order to ensure the smooth running of ‘Hooked on Dance 2018’. I am now about to enter my 50th year of teaching and obviously am anxious that all goes well on every performance.

  • Backstage runners
  • Supervisors in stage right and left wings
  • Front of house Manager
  • Raffle prize donations
  • Raffle Ticket Sellers
  • Stage Door Supervisor
  • Car Park Attendants
  • If anyone can help with any of the above please email me on anitamurraydance@gmail.com or tel 07810602386

Please note :- Pre-Primary to Grade 1 will change in the gym

Grade 2 to 3 will change in the boys changing rooms

Grade 4 and above will change in the girls changing rooms

Please note that tap shoes / high heeled shoes are not allowed to be worn in the gym.

Many Thanks in anticipation

Anita Murray


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Further info re Priority Sales Day

Hello everyone,

Just to clarify a few queries that I have had re Priority Sales Day.

This will take place at St. Michael’s High School Astley Rd Chorley PR71RR on Saturday June 2nd 2018, in the Performing Arts Block of the school. (Take the first driveway on right when travelling down Astley Rd. The P.A. Block is straight facing you at the top of the drive and is a separate building to the main school. Please park sensibly facing main school wherever possible.

Tickets are priced at £10 per Adults and £6 per concessions (Senior Citizens and under 14’s) There are no concessions on the last night (Friday 13th July) —  all seats are £10. 

Tickets must be paid for by cash only, cheques will not be accepted. 

I am delighted to say that the Mayor of Chorley and his consort will be in attendance on our last night (Friday 13th July).

The show will also be filmed on the last night, DVD’s will be available to order — please watch this space as to cost / ordering procedure etc.


Anita Murray


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Hello everyone,

We are very close now to the curtain up on ‘Hooked on Dance 2018’ ! I’m sure that you and all the children are looking forward to what I’m sure will be another successful show!

Some of you may not know this, but I am about to enter my 50th year of teaching! (The school was opened in 1969). I hope that you can all realise how proud I am of that!

My pride extends to all pupils, past and present, who have experienced the joy of Dance.

There have been many successes in professional capacities — West End performances, Cruise Ships, Pantomime etc. 

As always, there will be a priority sales day when you can choose and buy your seats for any of the performances, this will be on 2nd June at 10.00am and will be held at St. Michael’s High School, Astley Rd. Chorley PR71RS. Make sure you’re there to make sure you get the seats that you would like (all are numbered). Please note that payment must be by cash only — cheques will not be accepted.

Many thanks to you all and a huge thankyou to all staff for their hard work throughout all the exam sessions recently and of course, now, the show!

Anita Murray


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Croston – Thursday Class Cancelled

Apologies but the class this Thursday is cancelled. A full refund will be given.

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Croston -Show Meeting

Just a quick note for Croston school students that there is a meeting at 3:45pm Saturday regarding the show. This will take place at Trinity & St Michaels Primary School.

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Easter Break

As we have had quite a few new pupils who have only just been added to the School database (therefore will not have received the info below). I thought it would be a good idea to publish the post again.

Hi everyone, all holiday dates are already published on the website but thought it may be a good idea to remind everyone that the school will be closed on Easter Saturday (31st March) and the following midweek classes for both Chorley and Croston Schools. 

Classes will resume on Saturday 7th April. May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very safe and Happy Easter!

Chorley pupils should all have received ‘show slips’ which should have been returned by 17th March — i don’t think this has been done by everyone — please note that we do need everyone’s reply please — even if it’s a ‘no we can’t do this’ answer, just so that we know how many ‘yes’s’ we need to include.

Thankyou and Best Wishes to you all.

Anita Murray

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Show Slips

Hi everyone,

You should all have received a show slip regarding ‘Hooked on Dance 2018’

It would be very helpful if you could complete these slips and return them along with the £20 deposit as soon as possible please.

I hope that after 50 years of teaching and producing our shows , this will be one not to forget in a hurry! Really looking forward to it!!

Anita Murray

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Croston classes 17th March 2018

Hi everyone

Just need to let you know that there will not be any classes at Trinity Methodist Primary School this Saturday (17th March) due to Royal Academy of Dance examinations taking place on that date. I would like to wish all candidates very good luck on the day. Your hard work (and your Teachers’) has all been done now — just go in and enjoy the experience!!

Thank you

Anita Murray

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Croston Ballet Exam Classes

Please note that extra Ballet exam lessons will now start on Monday 29th Jan. Primary, 4.00-4.40, grade 2, 4.40-5.20, grade 3, 5.20-6.00. Thank you

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Croston Ballet Fees

Happy New Year!

Just a quick reminder that Ballet fees are due by Saturday for Croston pupils taking their exams this spring.

The correct fee should be in a sealed envelope with the pupil name and date of birth clearly marked. You can check the fees on the RAD website here

Any cheques should be made payable to “Anita Murray School of Dancing”

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