As the children seemed to be getting tired towards the end of the class, some of the Mum’s wondered if the class could be earlier and 30 minutes rather than 45 minutes so we’re hoping to try doing 9:25 – 9:55am as of this Monday – how would that work for you? Let me know if it’s inconvenient and we can go back to the drawing board! See you on Monday little ones! Miss Alison xxx
Archive for April, 2012
So, had the first peek at the rushes of the show DVD! It looks AMAZING and that’s only one camera’s worth! The sound from the onboard mic is great too – taps & vocals coming through loud and clear and that’s without hearing the separate sound recording!! It’s gonna be a great one! Get your order in if you haven’t already! You won’t want to miss this!
Feeling the post show blues? Get some Glee back in your life with Mr T Wednesday from 18:00 – 18:45 – Senior Glee Club are doing some blues busting numbers to start the summer term with a BOOM!!
So, I think So You Think You Can Dancewise was a fantastic show but here are some comments from you!
“Wonderful performance from all the dancers. Delightful to watch. Especially loved the Irish Dancing. Well done to everyone in the show.” Rachel Daw
“The show was spectacular. You could tell the whole cast thoroughly enjoyed themselves and performed confidently and happily. All the hard work paid off and the audience loved every minute. Well done Dancewise!” Suzanne Trunley
“An excellent show! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and it was evident that the performers felt the same. It is lovely to see how the dancers improve year on year” Tracey Putt
“This was my daughters first time taking part in a show and our first time watching a Dancewise show – it was a wonderful show and the dancing was fantastic. The Irish dancers were amazing. We really enjoyed the show and can’t wait for next years one. My daughter is very lucky to be part of such a lovely dance team.” Anna-Marie Oakley
“Folks, I’ve just heard my eldest son say that that was one of his favourite of the 7 Dancewise shows so far. We all enjoyed it and look forward to next year, thanks for a great night!” Alan and Caitlin McElevey
“Thank you so much for a wonderful evening. You should be really proud of the overwhelming positive feedback from the audience” Fiona Western
Congratulations to everyone involved with So You Think You Can Dancewise! Fantastic show, and lots of people have said it was our best yet – go team Dancewise!! So….best start thinking about the theme for next year!!
For Saturday 21st April ONLY, tickets for the fantaastic So You Think You Can Dancewise (on 22nd April, 6pm curtain up, Nuffield Theatre, Southampton) are Buy One Get One Free! Amazing value – great show! You can order tickets in person, by phone, email or on Facebook and pay by cash, cheque or bacs (email us for bank details if you don’t already have them). But hurry as this fantastic offer is only valid for tickets booked and paid for on Saturday 21st April. Quote StarTix to redeem this great offer! Don’t miss out, order your tickets now! See you at the show!
Here at Dancewise Studios, Holbury and Shirley, we don’t enter the tradtional Irish Dance competitions but instead we enter the All-England Dance Competition and our Irish dancers compete in (and sometimes win!) the National section performing their Irish Dances.
But sometimes we’re asked why we don’t enter the traditional Irish dance comps – here’s a link to the traditional world of competitive Irish Dance so you can get an insight into what they can be like!
This one’s for the Dancewise Tap Dancers! Here is the break down of a single timestep:
Shuffle on L
Hop on R
Spring onto L
Tap step forward on R
Step Back on L
Repeat starting with a shuffle on R
Hope this helps!
The Dress Rehearsal on Saturday is at Manor School with times as before. Those only in Act 1 to get there at 12 to start at 1 and finish at 4pm. Those only in Act to get there at 2 to start at 3pm to finish at 6pm. Those in both Acts 12 – 6.
The technical rehearsal at the theatre on Sunday. Please come in the Stage Door (where students were coll…ected from last year – NOT the scenery dock door that we came in through). All students are to drop their lunch/tea off at the Green Room and then go straight to the auditorium where they can sit down and watch whats going on until dressing rooms are clear. Timings for the rehearsal are as follows – those only in Act 1 to get there at 9:15 to start at 10, lunch break approx 12 – 1 and then the finale 1 – 2pm approx. Those only in Act to get there at 12:15pm to start at 1pm to finish at 4pm approx for a tea break.
For the show itself, all dancers need to be checked in backstage no later than 5pm ready for the show – if your student is only in Act 1 and you’d like to collect them between the rehearsal and the show they must be back again by 5pm.
We’d love to sell out for the show and have the students peform to a full house so have try and think of one more person you know who would love to see this amazing production!
We also still have some roses and programmes available for pre-order – let Jan know if you’d like one/both as stocks are limited.
Look forward to seeing you at the weekend if not before!
Oh and why not make the show poster your profile pic – let’s see if we can cover Facebook with So You Think You Can Dancewise!!
The facebook event is up! We want a packed house for you to perform to so join the event and spread the word!
Prepaid orders must be placed by 20th April 2012 then just pick up your brochure at the show!
There will be a limited supply of brochures at the theatre for same day purchase.
Beautifully presented in cellophane
£3.99 for a single long stem rose
£7.99 for a bouquet of three long stem rosesBring a smile to your dancer’s face by presenting them with a rose after the performance. Congratulations for a job well done! All proceeds to benefit the Dancewise Studios Wardrobe Department.Prepaid orders must be placed by 20th April 2012 then just pick up your rose at the show!
There will be a limited supply of roses at the theatre for same day purchase.
A variety of colors will be available.
And here are the fab Party in Pink Zumba Bracelets! Be there for our Zumba Eggstravaganza, tonight Dancewise Studios 8:30pm to grab yours!
Exam days are provisionally arranged for ballet in July and Modern/Tap/Jazz end September/beginning October. We’ll let you know the exact dates as soon as we have them. But most excitingly, there is an exam open to everyone from Grade 1 up in any dance style! It’s part of the ISTDs Olympic Celebrations and is a lovely opportunity to take this one off exam! Details below!
The ISTD 2012 AWARD
IMPERIAL THEATRE FACULTIES
The ISTD is proud to present a unique examination to celebrate the Olympics in 2012.
The examination for the Award is designed to embrace all forms of dance within the Imperial Theatre Faculties. It is hoped that all teachers will use this Award as part of their Olympic celebrations.
What does a candidate receive?
The candidate receives a specially designed Award, certificate and report form. (Candidates may take more than one examination but the Award and certificate will be identical).
Appropriate dress and footwear for the examination being taken should be worn.
The two-dance examination will cost £15.00 plus a centre fee of £10 to contribute towards the cost of the venue, pianist/music operator, examiners lunch and at least one additional exam class.
This Award will take the format of a two-dance test, two dances of any style, taken at the grade held by the candidate at that time. The level of each dance may be different within the same examination.
Level of Candidate
If entering an experienced candidate then enter at the level previously achieved. If entering a first time candidate in a faculty then enter at the level you normally would for that person.
Five minutes for one candidate, – Twenty minutes for four.
Days of Dance is provisionally booked for 20th – 24th August plus we’re hoping to do some workshops for younger ones and exciting stand alone classes for seniors throughout the summer. Watch this space for the full schedule!
Who’s ready for the Zumba at Dancewise Eggstravaganza 8:30 – 9:30pm on Thursday 12th April? As always at our special Zumba events there will be great discounts to people there on the night as well as prizes and giveaways! Share the Zumba love and bring your friends, the more the merrier!
The muscle soreness has really set in now! Had an amazing breaking class with JP, fantastic teacher and b-boy, then a great House foundations class with Andy working on Jacks then a locking class with Fred – so knowledgable and we now do a mean hustle as well as being able to pace and lock. Don’t have a clue what I just said? Then come to Days of Dance 2012 to find out!
HHDS ended with an amazing jamming session with Fred and Street Dancers from 11 years old to dancers in their 50s. Incredible! The whole course was so good we’re going back again in the Summer!
Do you want to learn AUTHENTIC street dance? If you answered yes, then Dancewise is the place for you!
Mechanikool took us through waving & arm popping which was pretty cool but we’re now walking round randomly popping to try and figure out which muscles should be tensing!! Sasha nearly killed us both with his breaking class – learnt some great new top rock stuff as well as some developments for our down rock. Then we had a class with Maria who took us through her choreography for an UNRELEASED record – woop! Can’t wait to see the moves we learnt on the video – amazing!
Emma, Emily, Caitlin, Chantal and Georgia YOU OWE US!!!! We’re about to do a breakdance class without the Dancewise kneepads haha (felt that the sequins we added might not ad to our street cred?!!)
Check back soon for an update!
Miss A and Mr T xxx