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Teaching Saturdays

Every year there are 30 teaching Saturdays at Jasspa. 

Autumn 2020
26 September
3, 10, 17 October
7, 14, 21, 28 November
5, 12 December

Spring 2021 
9, 16, 23, 30 January
6 February
27 February
6, 13, 20, 27 March

Summer 2021
17, 24 April
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May
12, 19, 26 June
10 July - Make-up day


Pre COVID-19 a typical performance calendar would have looked like the below. Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty surrounding performing, this information will be updated as soon as rules are relaxed.

SHOWS 2019-20
Senior Dance and Drama Show  – Sunday 22 March 2020
Open Dress 4.30pm, Performance  6.30pm.
The Prissian Theatre, JAGS.
Dress Rehearsal schedule available from the February half term.

Junior Dance and Drama Show  – Sunday 17 May 2020
Open Dress 3.15pm, Performance 5.00pm.
The Prissian Theatre, JAGS.
Dress Rehearsal schedule available from Easter.

Junior Show 2 for Drama, Soloists and Choir – Saturday 13 June 2020
Performance 7.00pm
Vaughan Williams Auditorium
Dress rehearsal schedule available from Easter.

CONCERTS 2019-20
7 December 2019 -  Christmas Concerts featuring Choir and soloists – 6.30pm, VWA & JAGS Junior Hall
7 March 2020 – Concerts for Soloists  – 6.30pm, JAGS Junior Hall and VWA
28 March 2020 – Concerts  for Soloists  –  6.30pm, JAGS Junior Hall and VWA

Parents are invited to watch their child’s classes at different points in the year. This is a great way to see the journey your child takes with us each week at JASSPA as well as catch up with progress in one to one lessons. For dance, drama and choir, mums and dads will have the opportunity to take part with their child!

Open Days:

INFANT CLASSES and MUSIC LESSONS on the last Saturday of each term.

JUNIOR DANCE, DRAMA & CHOIR - on the last Saturday of the autumn term.

SENIOR DANCE & DRAMA - on the last Saturday of the autumn term.

Please note, for juniors, seniors and Choir the spring and summer terms do not have Open Days as they are spent preparing for Shows / informal showings between classes. Theory does not have Open Days at all but instead pupils take exams in June.

Pre COVID-19 a typical exam timetable would have looked like the below. At present our pupils are taking online performance grades or visiting exams centres hosted by examining boards.

Practical Music Exams 2019-20:

Monday 16 December 2019 – ABRSM (rehearsals Sunday 15 December)
Monday 30 March 2020 - ABRSM and LCM Singing Exams (rehearsals Sunday 29 March)
Monday 6 July 2020 – ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall Exams (rehearsals Sunday 5 July)

Theoretical Music Exams 2019-20:

10am, Saturday 13 June 2020 (Provisional date – ABRSM to confirm)