Summer Term 19


Examination Success

Yet again we had another set of AMAZING examination results.

Ballet and Modern Students excelled themselves most of the students took both, Ballet and Modern Exams together which is a credit to themselves and at the higher grades 5/6 giving students the opportunity to gain more points/extra A’levels to help them with there future and getting there acceptance into university.

Well done to all involved I am bursting with pride.


This term is our SHOW term and we are practicing so hard to make a spectacular show for you all to come and watch to showcase your children and show you all their talent.

Can’t wait to see you there 26th May 19, costumes etc will be with you not long after we get back from Easter Holidays and we will rehearse, rehearse, rehearse in class!

Summer Schools 

Save the dates 

Mary Poppins

29th July - 2nd August 19 


26th - 30th August 19



School News 

Autumn Term 2018


Autumn term has been crazy busy for our school;

18th November 2018 our Friday Tap and Modern School and the Adult Tappers all participated in a Tapathon for Children in Need. We worked hard from our first class learning a routine for this very special event. 7,494 people did the event around the uk, we were 102 people short nationally of breaking a world record!!!! 

The students all got busy getting sponsors for this and our school raised £3071.41 which I think is a truly amazing amount of money to send from 69 students who took part! The Performers Project who organised the event sent in access of £36,700 to Children In Need so I feel we all have a lot to be very proud of! WELL DONE EVERYONE!!!!

We went straight into 3 days of Examinations with some Grade 1 students entering and Grade 5/6’s both in Modern and Classical Ballet. The girls involved worked so hard and we are awaiting results, so fingers crossed!

Thursday 6th December 2018 our performing company went out again at Debenhams in Liverpool One a massive event where over 4,000 people attended. The girls were part of there fashion show spectacular where there was some modelling , dancing and one of our Grade 6 students sang so incredibly they were so professional! That event was for Women Cancer Charity wherpe Debenhams raised over £600.00 on that evening!

Our Janis Anderson Family would like to wish everyone of  you and your families a very Merry Christmas and Love and Happiness for 2019. I will look forward to seeing everyone back next year ready for our SHOW!!!!!!!!! 

Autumn Term 2017
A very exciting term ahead,
We have Exams for the senior school
Our charity event this term will be a flash mob in Chester City Centre for the Neuro Centre.
We have some Musical Theatre workshops details to follow.
Summer Terms Exam News 
All students passed with flying colours
15 Distinctions
39 Merits
9 Pass
I am delighted with all the students who worked there socks off to get these fab results.
Class Time Changes Autumn Term 2015

4-5pm Grade 4 Modern
5.00 - 5.30pm Grade 2 Ballet
5.30 - 6.30pm Grade 5 Ballet
6.30 - 7.30pm Grade 5 Modern
7.30 - 8.30pm Grade 6 Modern

5-6pm Grade 5 Ballet
6-7pm Grade 6 Ballet
7-8pm Pointe Stretch and Tone 
7-8pm Adult Ballet
8-9pm Adult Dance Fitness

9-10am Grade 3 Ballet
9-10am Grade 5 Modern
10-11am Grade 4 Ballet (exam Girls)
10.15-11.15am Grade 4 Modern
11.15 - 12.15pm Grade 4 Ballet 
12.15 - 12.45pm Pre-Primary Ballet age 5 upwards




Congratulations to all the students who took their Modern and Ballet Exams at the end of last term!


What outstanding results!!


16 Distinctions

12 Merits

8 Pass


Not forgetting Spring Terms exam results


6 Distinctions

58 Merits

28 Pass


Below are all the girls who passed their ballet exams in Spring Term with Distinction.






















Day of Dance


Presentation / Dance Africa Appeal

13th July 2014


One Hundred students attended our day of dance and danced their socks off, including Ballet, Tap, Modern and some singing too, all to celebrate a fantastic year!

There was a show and a presentation with our new awards and 2014/15 year plans!!!

There will be exciting news of show preparations to start this term!




























The day was also about collecting unwanted dance clothes to send out to Africa, to support a New charity that myself and Barnsie have started, with help from a very special lady Phillipa Scott. She very kindly agreed to take the dance clothes we collected and deliver them to Zama Dance School in Gugulethu, Africa.


We fitted everything into 3 MASSIVE bags and Phillipa some how managed to get it all the way! Her arms must still be aching! THANK YOU SO MUCH!











The school in Africa was over the moon!!! Please read the email from the Principal of the school. We hope that we can continue to support children and adults alike, so they to can have the opportunity to learn to dance, and LOVE it just as we all do!!!   


Dear Janice


What a wonderful surprise when Philippa visited our studios on Friday. We knew she was bringing us a treat from your students but had no idea it would be so much!

We’ve just returned from our winter school holiday, which we didn’t really have as our older students danced in a season with the Cape Town City Ballet,

and the dance festival, which they call the Eisteddfod in South Africa is about to start. It all feels a bit rushed and stressful, as I’m sure you know only too well,

but as soon as we have time this side I’ll take photos of the kids and email them to you and your students.


I think we’ll be using the blue leotards and skirts for the set solo classical ballet entries and will definitely send you pictures. Allot of our students have baby brothers and sisters so we will donate the baby grows to them and the older kids have their eyes on the white sweat shirts already !


So to all the teachers and students of the Janice Anderson School of Dancing, thank you from all of us at the Zama Dance School in Gugulethu for brightening up our cold wet and windy winter with so much love and generosity. We look forward to seeing your video when your new website is up and running and we hope you liked the DVD we sent to you.




Andrew and the Zama students & staff


PS; A special thank you to Philippa for getting it all here. She must have a Mary Poppins bag ! 


Andrew Warth

Director: Zama Dance School
Cell: + 27 (0)83 261 9599














AWARDS  2014


Janis Anderson Award

For Outstanding Achievement 2014

Ellie Weaver


Teachers Trophy

Highest Achiever 2014

Rachel Sirett



School Captain 2014

Martha Cottrell


Dancers Dancer

For that dancer who always gives 110%

Molly Stradling




Bugsy Malone

Summer School August 2014


What a jam packed week! But we did it!!! A full show in a week, and even got some custard pies in too!!!


To all the children involved this year, well done!! You worked so hard, every day was super busy with

costume design, set building, painting,

acting, learning lines, singing and of course DANCING!!!


IT WAS FAB!!!!!!!!!!

Can’t wait till next year, it’s gonna be……..



Roald Dahl's 'Jack and the Beanstalk:

A Gigantically Amusing Musical'


  Keep your eye out at summer term if you would like to book a place!






Exam Sucess Summer Term 2014

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