Welcome to our new spring term newsletter with lots of information on up and coming events, opportunities and Showcase Family news
Miss Emma’s News
Welcome to this terms newsletter, we have had the most amazing term this February – April with lots of exciting things happening in the studios and for our family.
Our new terms focus for April – May is to prepare all of our students for their internal ShowcaseDS class medal tests, reports and certificate presentations which will be taking place wc 29th April. These annual medal tests are a celebration of where all individual students are up to on their ShowcaseDS pathway and a great opportunity for students and parents alike to read your student reports to see the development. The internal medal tests are also our standardisation tool to offer students with the opportunity of taking part in external governing body exams.
We already have dates booked for:
Acrobatic Arts exams 13th and 14th July,
IDTA (Street / Musical Theatre / Freestyle) are likely to be Sun 22nd and Sun 29th Sept,
ISTD (Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary) likely to be in Nov / Dec,
and ICMA (Singing, Speech and Drama) will take place on Sunday 19th May – Good luck to all students taking part in these exams remember ‘Cheeks and Teeth’.
These external class exams are not mandatory but we do encourage students to take part if they wish to develop their style and performing arts pathway further – these exams also support further education gaining UCAS points and are all OFQUAL registered.
Highlights for the previous term have been many starting with us now being proudly represented and approved as an official ‘AcroPad’ centre, the students and faculty had a great at the workshop (picture above) and we are super excited to announce that our very own ‘Pad’ will be arriving in 6 weeks time! A huge congratulations to our Senior student and Studio Helper Miss Leah Hampton who has secured her place in a performing arts college as of September. – Well Done Miss Lele we are so proud of you!
We have some very exciting opportunities coming up over the next couple of terms and our events programme has now been released and added to our website for you to see what we have planned for this year – you can click the link below to view.
I hope you enjoy reading about our news and up and coming opportunities and i look forward to seeing you in the studios or in class very soon, we also have our first parent coffee and cake gathering on Saturday 20th April at 2:05pm where you can meet your teachers, ask questions, meet other family members and receive info on the year ahead. If you are attending please let us know at reception so we can save you a cake!
Thank you to everyone for posting their Gold last term we hope you have all made good use of the new boxes split by age group. Congratulations to Prep Student – Alice Staines, Junior – May Coultas, Senior – Akansha – You are this terms Gold Box Winner!
New Parents Meeting Starting
We are starting our very first coffee and cake parents meeting, we plan to hold these twice a year with our first starting on Sat 20th April at 2:05pm at the studios. Come and catch up with your class teacher, ask questions and find out about up and coming events. This is also a chance to meet other parents and families from the school.
Up and Coming Opportunities
We have lots of amazing events and opportunities for the students to learn, and develop coming up this year (please see events programme for more details)
Here are a selection of workshops and events coming up this term.
Showcase Your Talent Night – Open for all ages from 5-16 years and all acts, Dance, Acro, Singing, Acting, Drama, and Variety. Entries are now open for all Showcase students to take part as solo, duo or group acts – entry forms can be collected from reception before 1st May. Tickets and audience entry can be purchased from https://www.showcaseco.uk/up-coming-events/
Sun 23rd June 11am – 1pm
Do you love Commercial, Lyrical, Jazz? Are you wanting to develop your stage confidence, timing, technique and own unique style. If yes then you do not want to miss this workshop. Olivia has worked with many industry professional artists and choreographed for Rita Ora, Dua Lips, Camila Cabello and many more.
Book your place now – Essential for any students wanting to be a part of the Showcase Elite programme.
Congratulations to our very own Miss Lele – Senior student who has been offered a place in her chosen Performing Arts College ‘Sheena Simons’ starting in September. Leah has worked so hard to achieve her dream and has shown what real work ethic and dedication can achieve. Leah only started dancing with us 2 years ago and in this time has taken her core subjects of Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Acro and Commercial as well as involving herself in as many opportunities and workshops possible. We are so proud of you Miss Lele!Congratulations to our Singing star Mandy, who has secured her next appearance at Cheshire’s Music Festival on 1st and 2nd June. Since appearing on the Voice Kids Mandy has continued to develop her talent dedicating most of her spare time to her art, We are so proud of you Mandy! For tickets to watch Mandy at the festival please click the link https://cheshirefest.co.uk/buy-tickets/
Live the life of a west end star for children aged 5 – 13 years in our Fun Holiday Camps. Workshops running on Tue 28th May – Fri 31st May and during the Summer Holidays. Typical Day includes Drama, Stagecraft, Dancing and Musical Theatre, Acro and Arts And Crafts.
Experience what it is really like to live the life of a Full Time dancing and performing arts student in our 3 day intensive Dancers Workshop.
You will work on your technique, choreography to all finalise with and end of week showcase. A typical day will include, Full Body Conditioning and Stretch, Lyrical, Commercial, Modern, Contemporary, Acro, Musical Theatre and Ballet styles
2 Summer workshops running in August. Click link above to book now with an Early Bird Discount
Good Luck to our Thursday Street Dance Troupe who will be competing in the Dance UK Challenge competition on Sunday 12th May at the Parr Hall Warrington. Have an amazing experience!
Easter Holiday Activities
We are loving seeing all of your pictures, videos and entries coming in. The plank challenges seems to be taking over all over the world and in particular Urmston with people being seen planking on Cars, Tables and even in restaurants!Keep all of your entries coming in before 15th April all winners will be announced on 22nd April.