Archive for July, 2014

Dates for you diaries!

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Here’s a reminder of our class dates together with all the other EXCITING dates you need this summer! We still have a few VERY LIMITED places available on our Fairy Tale Dance Camps and Street Intensive but we do expect to sell out so call 023 8001 9845 if you don’t want to miss out!  And if you’re an Irish dancer or Street dancer check out the AUDITION DATES to be part of the elite Dancewise Street Crew and NEW Irish Dance Troupe!

Dates for your diary!

26th July
Drama cancelled – make up class to be advised

26th July
Dancewise students performing at Applemore college – arrive at 2pm for performance at 2:30pm

28th July – 2nd August
Last week of classes before short summer break

2nd August
Thom’s classes cancelled – to be made up on 23rd August. Alison’s classes running as normal.

4th August
Fairy Tale Dance Camp – FROZEN

11th August
Fairy Tale Dance Camp – TINKERBELL & THE PIRATE FAIRY

12th – 15th August
Street Dance Intensive – FEATURING JP OMARI AND GRAFFITTI WORKSHOP

14th August
Auditions for Dancewise Street Crew!

18th August
Fairy Tale Dance Camp – MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

25th August
Classes back to normal but running on EXCITING NEW timetable! Watch this space for details!

29th August
Auditions for Dancewise Irish Dance Troupe

20th December Christmas Break

Lion King Review

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Fresh back from seeing the opening night of The Lion King at The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton!

The show chronicles the life of a pride of Lions focussing on the relationship between Mufasa – the king – and his son Simba. We see Simba go on an epic journey to fulfill his destiny as King of the Pridelands – a stirring and timeless story which also tells of his friendship with Nala, his evil Uncle Scar, the hilarious Timon & Pumba and how those we love never really leave us.

The opening number – The Circle of Life – is hands down the best opening to a show that I have ever seen. The costumes throughout are breathtakingly good and they enable you to believe in the performers as animals from the moment you first see them. The set is extremely effective even though it’s often simple.

There were several tear-jerking moments as well as a lot of laugh-out-loud funny ones. The audience was behind the cast the whole way and I’ve never had been part of a theatrical atmosphere like it.

I couldn’t really name a star of the show – as in any truly great production the show was the star. If there was a weak link I’d say the adult Simba although he was still excellent but playing alongside outstandingly strong talent.

The lighting added to the different moods that were created – especially for They Live in You – but was also used in place of set at times to show different locations. The live musicians were fantastic, some of whom were visible throughout as they were playing in the boxes.

To sum up – the best show I have ever seen – get tickets now!

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