2014 CHILDREN IN NEED FUNDRAISING EVENT – £100 raised for Children in Need
All of the students AND STAFF at STEP 2 STARZ Dance Academy had fun for this years Children in need by DANCING IN THEIR PYJAMAS – they wore onesies/pyjamas/dressing gowns/slippers and even brought there teddies along too – a total of £100 was raised and given to children in need !!! check out the photos:
HAPPY NEW YEARto all our old students and a huge warm welcome to anyone who has joined us this term. 2012 was a hugely exciting year for Step 2 Starz with shows, carnivals, competitions, workshops and not forgetting our performance in the WEST END. We hope 2013 will be just as exciting and successful for us all.
THE NEXT UPCOMING SHOW:
Each year we hold our annual Academy Dance Show in the local area. This involves a lot of hard work, organisation and commitment from both the staff and the students in order to put on a fantastic end piece. Last year we performed 2 sell out shows which were held at the Shaftesbury Theatre in Dawlish and were hugely enjoyed by all. Due to the such popular demand in tickets for our previous shows we have decided this year to put on 3 performances. These will be held again, in Dawlish at the Shaftesbury Theatre on Saturday 18th May (evening) and Sunday 19th May, (matinee and evening) We shall close the show on the Sunday with our usual awards presentation
POP THE DATE IN YOUR DIARIES.
JUNIOR GREY TRACKSUIT BOTTOMS:
Towards the end of 2012 the Academy Junior GREY tracksuit bottoms were proving to be extremely difficult to get hold of due to a huge back log at the main warehouse. I am now pleased to inform you that these are now available to order again and can be done so through me. All other Academy uniform is still available to order as before.
STEP 2 STARZ STUDENTS AUDITION TO BECOME INTERNATIONAL DANCEWEAR MODELS:
Towards the end of 2012 Step 2 Starz was approached by an international company called IDS – INTERNATION DANCE SUPPLIES, which Step 2 Starz use very often for various costumes/dance wear. This is a well known Company who provide hundreds of different dance costumes/dance wear/ shoes / accessories and other dance related items. They wrote and offered Step 2 Starz the chance to put forward a selected amount of students to apply/audition to become one of this year’s IDS models. 22 Students from the Academy were selected and had to go through an application process of photos and forms which were sent off to be chosen from by the IDS team. From this a whopping 14 of our students were chosen to audition and were all given allocated numbers and time slots to attend too. On the 19th January all 14 students attended their audition which was held in Dartington in front of a panel of 5 judges! They all done fantastically and were up against various other Dancers from all over the country. over 250 dancers auditioned – We are now currently waiting to hear back from IDS to let us know if any of our students were successful – Those selected will then be invited to attend a photo shoot where a hair and makeup artist will work their magic on them and the student will have their photo taken in selected dance costumes which will later appear in the new 2013/2014 catalogue/online on the IDS website and used at various promotional events across the world. It was a brilliant day for all our students and an extremely wonderful opportunity for them all – check out our photo album in the gallery for piccies of our students who auditioned – WATCH THIS SPACE TO FIND OUT THE RESULTS !!!
JOY DUFFY AWARD:
Congratulations to LEWIS QUINTON who won our “Joy Duffy award for outstanding achievement” last term. This was for his improvement and overall high standard of commitment and progress within his classes. WELL DONE !!!
STEP 2 STARZ 2012 ANNUAL DANCE SHOW – EVOLUTION!!!
July 15th – Shaftesbury Theatre – Dawlish
TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST – GET YOURS QUICK !!
STEP 2 STARZ DANCE COMPETITION
Come along and see what the dancers have been getting up to in their lessons
February 18th – Holcombe Village Hall
Trophies – Medals and Certificates all to be won.
Dancers must where Academy T-shirts if they have them. Please ensure competitors arrive 2 hours prior to their competition starting in order to warm up and practice their routine on the stage!
2pm Show/Competition – dancers to arrive at 12 O’clock
5-8 yrs Street Dance
8-11 yrs Street Dance
5-11 yrs Musical Theatre
7pm show/competition – Dancers to arrive at 5 O’clock
11+ Street Dance
11+ Musical Theatre
CHOREOGRPAHY – If children wish to compete in the Choreography category then they must decide on a piece of music that they wish to Dance too and choreograph their own routines, This can be done as a solo, duet or in a group. Any age can compete and mixed aged groups are fine. The routine does not have to be the whole length of the song it can be stopped at the right time for you if you wish. Please bring your music along with you on the Day of the competition.
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE INVOLVED!!! SEE YOU ON THE 18TH!!!!
Over the last few months children have been working on a “competition routine”, which will be performed and judged in an internal event against other students within their dance class. I can now confirm that our internal Academy Dance Competition will be held on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18th, at Holcombe Village hall. This will be a FREE event for both children and adults to come and watch with other Dance performances, and an awards ceremony. More information on this will be giving out shortly but make sure you pop the date in your diary!!
We are in the process of planning our annual Academy Dance Show which is likely to be held a little later than last year due to other Academy events taking place beforehand.
I would like to give a HUGE THANKYOU to one of our student’s (Lewis Salter’s) parents, Michelle and Ian Salter, and everyone involved in the Annual gentleman’s sportsman’s dinner for the very kind donation of £350 to the Academy. We are extremely grateful for this and will be putting the money towards academy events, and costumes for future shows.
The step 2 Starz London Dance troupe are making great progress within their weekly rehearsals and reality is starting to kick in for us all, that in just a few weeks time they will all be making their debut performance on a west end stage!!!! FANTASTIC!!!