Bpm Dance Academy – Crews 2019/20


We are delighted to announce that your child has been successful in gaining a place in a BPM Crew. Please see below for our list of crews for the competing year of 2019/20. We are pleased to announce that we have a few new crew members joining our BPM family and we hope you will all make them feel welcome and show them the ropes!

We have worked really hard this year to make sure every student in crew has a duos partner and there isn’t an odd number. Please respect that these are our final decisions and all students are placed in the crew we feel is best for them. We also ask that you let your children know that this can be a sensitive subject for children who weren’t successful in gaining a place and that not to post all over social media that they were successful.

If you do not wish to accept your place in one of this years crews, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can give your place to someone on the reserve list.

We are really looking forward to another incredible year competing. We have a few policies in place to ensure that we can all continue to grow and develop as a BPM force to be reckoned with.

Please see below and fill out the form to accept your child/children’s place in crew and agree to the below terms and conditions.

Under 10 Beginner Crew

Saturdays 11.30am to 12.30pm

Bolnore Village Primary School

Gus China

Lexi Pattenden

Marcus Le Fleming

Nate Roche

Bella Buckfield

Isabelle Woods

Josh Orton-Agate

Connor Harris

Eloise Tester

Freddie Fairhall

Aakash Purushothaman

Jackson Jefferies

Logic – Under 14 Beginner Crew

Thursdays 6.30pm to 7.15pm

The Old School, Cuckfield

Charlie Jooste

Ryan Mushininga

Alice Upsdell

Erin Woods

Molly Gillespie

Amelie Ewen

Harvey Boniface

Liam Buckfield

Sam Hillman

Phoebe Gasson

Lily Peters

Zach Beart

Marwan Ali

Sebastian Scragg

Titan – Under 18 Beginner Crew

Wednesdays – 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Bolnore Village Primary School

Mollie Martin

Evie Hastings

Harry Stenning

Madeleine Swainson

Bethan Steel

Johnny Hunt

Izzy Upsdell

Charlie Mayhew

Toby Bouckaert

Millie Farbrother

Amy Miles

Jenson Charman-Gentle

Amelie Trodden

Mustafa Ali

Eclipse – Under 14 Advanced Crew

Fridays – 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Bolnore Village Primary School

Ruby Lawlor

Joshua Jooste

Elliot Rhys-Williams

Izzy Pringle

Lucy Krombas

Milly Humby

Izzy Eifler

Josiah Emmanuel

Harry Krombas

Louisa Thorne

Estelle Kuipers

Matthew Aspinall

Invicta – Under 18 Intermediate Crew

Wednesdays – 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Bolnore Village Primary School

Henry Galbraith-Gibbons

Alex Rhys-Williams

Izzy Graham

Ellie McAvoy

Millie Chudasama

Toby Hinton

Isobel Hornsby

Amelia Starkey

Eva Yeend

Sophie Thorne

Lily Anderson

Elizabeth Houlders

Daisy Gillespie

Rhodes Bray

Callum Charman-Gentle

Mark Jellett

Terms & Conditions


1) We take our crew commitment very seriously. We have our students’ best interest at heart and to make sure that we are training and performing at our best level, we do demand an intense amount of dedication. Unfortunately if this commitment isn’t shown, it can lead to a child’s removal from crew.

1a) Whilst we completely support students attending other dance schools or dance classes, this should never interfere with a BPM rehearsal, competition or event. By signing up to crews you acknowledge your commitment to BPM and your team members are a priority. Students who choose another dance school event over BPM will be asked to leave.

2) Students are not permitted to miss a crew rehearsal the week of a competition (unless circumstances are discussed in advance). We hope you can understand that it is increasingly difficult to change patterns so frequently and work without students present. Competition tickets will be charged if you have already ordered them and cannot attend.
3) Students that are part of our crews are required to attend at least one competition a month which are always on Sundays. Students must be committed to attend almost all of the competitions. If a student cannot make a competition, we asked that be told well in advanced so that patterns can be changed for the next competition. Students are NOT permitted to miss two competitions in a row (unless circumstances which are discussed in advance). We try to give as much notice as possible of competition dates.

4) All students will automatically be on a probationary period from September until December. During this period, all crew members must attend every class and competition, unless there are exceptional circumstances which can be discussed in advance. Failure to attend all classes could result in students being asked to leave crew.

5) During the probationary period, students are expected to be practicing the crew routines they have learnt at home and come back to class knowing them.

6) As well as competitions the crews represent BPM for all performances we are invited to take part in festivals and other shows within Sussex. During the spring/summer it’s obviously busier for us with lots of events going on along with extra show rehearsals, but crew members are expected to be available and show commitment.

7) Extra training sessions for competitions may pop up during the competing year. We cannot predict when these will be but in the past have been in school holidays, Saturdays and/or Sundays.

Crew Fees

1) You agree to pay a contribution fee to the cost of the crew costume of £40 and will be required to look after the costume and keep in pristine condition. Once you have accepted your place, an invoice will be sent out immediately that needs to be paid in order to confirm your place in crew. This fee is non-refundable.

2) This costume is under no circumstances to be worn for anything other that crew events, this includes duos and activities outside of BPM. The costume remains property of BPM Dance Academy and is to be returned at the end of the competitive year in July.

3) Any costumes lost or damaged will have to be paid for at the current retail price.

4) Crew class fees are billed at £6 for a 1 hour class and £5 for a 45 min class.

5) All competition ticket money must be paid in cash the week of the competition. We hand this cash directly to the promoter. Any tickets ordered must be paid for.

Duos Partners

All existing partnerships will be re-assessed in September 2019 and assigned on the first week back at classes so that parents can liaise and students can start practicing.
Please do not assume that your child will be with their original partners from last year.
Weekly Competitive Class 
All our crew students are welcome to attend our weekly competitive class which will now be held at Harlands Primary School, Haywards Heath on a Tuesday from 6.30pm to 7.00pm. This is a drop in class and will be charged at £3 for the half hour. Payment must be made upon arrival in cash.
This is a non-compulsory class and is only optional. However, it is extremely useful for practicing Solos & Duos to prepare for the competition season. We have noticed a vast improvement with students that attend.

Extra Training & Competition Dates 2019

Soar Street Dance Competition (Solos & Duos) K2 Crawley – 13th October

Half Term Crew Training – 2nd November

Winter Wonder Jam Competition (Swanley, Kent) – 3rd November *This competition must be attended*

Medway Street Champs – 1st December

Extra Training & Competition Dates 2020

January Competition TBC

BPM Competition (Haywards Heath) – 2nd February

BDO Southern Street Dance Championships (K2, Crawley) – 22nd March

Camber Sands Dance Weekend (Camber Sands) – 24th, 25th & 26th April

Show All Day Rehearsal – 5th July

Annual BPM Summer Show – 9th, 10th & 11th July

BPM Crew Updates – Facebook & Bpm App

We send all our updates to our crew members Facebook group to make it easier and quicker for responding. If you are a member of Facebook, please make sure you request to join the group.
BPM Dance Academy – Official Crew Members – https://www.facebook.com/groups/bpmofficialcrewmembers/
We do send also send updates via Whatsapp/Email if you are not on Facebook, just let us know.

Crew Registration 2019/20

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