Westdene School External Clubs

Dear Parents


We are delighted to be able to confirm that B.A. Academy will be returning to Westdene Primary School from Monday 26 April!


As school facilities are currently being used for an after school club, we will be running our clubs at the nearby Ascension Church and The Barn. Both venues are within walking distance from the school so our coaches will be positioned at the venues 10 minutes prior to the year group collection times in high visibility jackets as markers for the students attending the clubs to follow. Each club will last for one hour and so Year 3 & 4 clubs will be from 14:55 to 15:55 and Year 5 & 6 clubs from 14:45 to 15:45 you will then be able to collect your children directly from the venue.


Venue 1 – Ascension Church – Mill Rise, Brighton BN1 5GS


Venue 2 – The Barn – Dene Vale, Brighton BN1 5ED


Our priority is keeping these clubs safe for the children and parents and for this reason all clubs will, for the first time ever, be run in year group bubbles. As well as minimising social mixing, feedback from others schools is that year group bubbles have been very popular with the children as they prefer to learn with kids in their age group.


The clubs times are as follows:


Monday – Musical/Theatre Dance (Year 3) at Ascension Church


Wednesday – Musical/Theatre Dance (Year 4) at Ascension Church


Thursday – Musical/Theatre Dance (Year 5) at Ascension Church


Thursday – Gymnastics (Year 3) at The Barn


Friday – Musical/Theatre Dance (Year 6) at Ascension Church


Friday – Gymnastics (Year 4) at The Barn




Musical Theatre

Emily is a professional dancer who began her dance training in ballet, jazz, and tap dancing from the early age of 3. She is certified by the International Dance Teachers Association and has trained at the Bird College of Musical Theatre, London. One of her proudest achievements was performing with the European Ballet in 2009 and 2011. She has enjoyed professional work as a parade dancer and character performer at Disneyland Paris, and after a successful 3 years in Paris, she went on to join the cast in Tokyo Disneyland where she performed in world renowned shows to audiences of up to 40,000. Emily is thrilled to be teaching ballet for B.A. Academy and looks forward to sharing her knowledge with the students.

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Sian is 22 years old and has been competed for her county and region in gymnastics. She has 6 years of coaching experience since retiring from the sport. Sian wants children in her lessons to learn new skills, but most importantly have lots of fun!