GSTARS SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2013
Dear Parents and Pupils
MARCH 2013 SHOW
Well wow what an absolutely fantastic Spring Term we had!! Congratulations to all those students who put on such a brilliant show on Friday 8th March and Saturday 9th March it certainly was 5STARS! Also, a big thank you to all those pupils who attended our Premiere of the DVD for this show on Thursday 11th April. It was an amazing atmosphere watching it all together and we all had a really great evening. I am so proud of all of you. You are all very special to me! DVDs and photographs are now ready to be collected. There may be a slight delay on a few DVDs but all should be handed out within the next two weeks.
A big 'Well Done' to all those students who attended the SinCru Workshop on Thursday 11th April we certainly did strut our stuff learning locking and popping as well as seeing Little Tim (Our tutor for the day) break it down with some incredible head spins! I hope you had a great time and are all ready to come and try some new moves!
3D CREATIVE SUMMIT, BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE, SOUTH BANK, LONDON
Thank you to all those pupils who performed my Annie Lennox ‘Little Bird’ number at the 3D Creative Summit at the British Film Institute on the South Bank, London on Thursday 28th March. It really was a tremendous experience for all involved. The girls and I were filmed in 3D and got to watch it back in Sky’s 3D Truck, as well as sit in on Sir David Attenborough’s speech, which was very inspirational. We also did some celebrity spotting!!! The 3D footage will be available soon and 2D footage will go up on our website. Thanks to all those parents who attended our celebratory meal at Palazzos for this on Friday 12th April. It was a fantastic evening.
THE DANCE COLLEGE SHOW
A final thank you to all those girls that danced in The dance College show on Sunday 14th April. We were very privileged to be asked to perform and it was a great experience to dance amongst those training full time. The girls also got to watch the piece I danced and choreographed called ‘5 RINGS’.
Bulgaria rehearsals are well on their way! Both the students and I are all really excited about this event! We will have a preview of this piece called ‘Lost in Translation’ on Sunday 26th May at 5.00pm. If you would like to come and watch please feel free - everyone is welcome!! Please note there is a time change for Sunday 21st, Sunday 28th April, Sunday 12th and 19th May - rehearsals will run 3.30pm – 5.30pm instead so that Con – Fusion Classes can run as normal. Miss Natasha will take the rehearsal on Sunday 21st April as she is doing some of the choreography for me and is very excited to be involved.
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' is booked for Tuesday 9th July at 7.30pm at the Drury Lane Theatre, West End London. It is a BRAND New Musical and one of my friends is lucky enough to play the part of an 'umper lumpa' and is hoping to give us a back stage tour. I have very limited places available for this. The payment will be £25 and will be on a first come, first served basis. The final date to hand in the forms below will be Saturday 4th May. We may organise a coach for this at an extra cost if there is a demand for it.
ROYSTON MAY FAYRE
GSTARS will be performing at the Royston May Fayre on Monday 6th May at 3pm. The event runs all day and at this stage I am unsure if we have been awarded a stall as of yet. I would like as many people as possible from GSTARS to be there from 12 midday onwards to help give out flyers in GSTARS t-shirts and hoodies to promote our school. The two local dance schools will also be there so I feel it is important we are represented. The dances I would like performed are from GSTARS Show: ‘Little Bird’, ‘Spirit of the Flame’ (in flat ballet shoes), ‘Old Skool Mash Up’, ‘Tessellate’, ‘Bubbledub’, ‘Girls just wanna have fun’, ‘Feeling Good’, ‘Angels’. If you are in theses dances and cannot make this date please let me know by Saturday 20th April as I will need to rearrange the choreography ASAP.
Royston Open Secrets
GSTARS is also hoping to perform at the Royston Open Secrets Event on Sunday 9th June. This is yet to be confirmed, but please keep this date free all day as we may choose other dances from the show to be performed and would like as many people there as possible.
Tannery Drift and Icknield Walk Fayres
The above also goes for Saturday 15th June for the Tannery Drift Fayre and Saturday 22nd June for Icknield Walk’s School Fayre at 2pm – 4pm.
Fashion & Dance Festival
GSTARS has been asked to dance ‘Little Bird’ at the Fashion & Dance Festival on Friday 21st June in Colchester, Essex. This event will run from 7.30pm and will be great fun. More information will follow later in the term. Please keep this date free.
GSTARS AWARDS EVENING
GSTARS is holding a special Awards Evening on Saturday 29th June!! Everyone is welcome and tickets for this will go on sale after half term. The DJ is booked and the venue is yet to be confirmed. We will have food, raffle, and a bar and of course lots of dancing!! There will be examination certificates given out and awards throughout the school. I would like as much support for this event as possible as it is to celebrate the amazing achievements of our school - there are so many to choose from!
I am looking at booking an Imperial Ballet Exam session on Saturday 20th July for some of the Saturday Primary Ballet students, some of my Grade 1 Tuesday Ballet students and perhaps some more throughout the school depending on how the students get on over the next few weeks. More information on this will come out when the date is confirmed from headquarters.
ISTD DANCE PROMS AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Over the next couple of weeks I will be sending off some audition tapes from our show DVD for Dance Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in November, fingers crossed, as this would be an incredible opportunity to perform in!
I am also hoping for GSTARS to perform in the West End again at the beginning of next year, 2014 and everyone in the whole school will be invited to perform.
Finally please don’t forget we have some really fantastic Brand New classes starting on Friday 3rd May as follow:
3.45pm - TIP TOE TINY TAPPERS – (3 years and above)
4.15pm - DINKY DANCERS MODERN GROOVERS – (3 years and above)
5.00pm – Body Conditioning (this class will help increase strength and flexibility and is highly recommended for those students wishing to pursue a more formal career in Dance)
5.30pm – Style Stars - Contemporary Funk (Contemporary differs from Ballet & Modern in that it is not bound by set standards. Instead it seeks to express a personalised vision, through experimentation and has so many choreographic possibilities) - Adults Welcome!
6.15pm – Commercial (Want to dance like they do in the Music Videos?!! This is the class for you! Commercial combines Jazz, Hip Hop and Street all into one Class!!!) Adults Welcome!
7.00pm – Adult Tap – (If the show has inspired you to get your dancing shoes on! Why not come and make a lot of noise and create those Rhythms!!)
7.30pm - Finish
COME AND HAVE A FREE TRIAL OF ANY OF THESE CLASSES ON FRIDAY 3RD MAY!!!! TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT IT!! (Invoices for the remainder of the term will go out once you know you are going to love it!! Prices per class will be £4.36 for a 30-minute class, £4.90 for a 45-minute class and this is without the discount!!!)
Don’t forget to take advantage of GSTARS 10% discount for any NEW CLASS TRIED IN THE SUMMER TERM!
Wishing you all a fun and successful term. Once again I would like to thank you all your continual support and loyalty of our Performing Arts School. I am extremely excited about GSTARS future and what we have to offer and cannot wait to share these experiences with you all.
Lots of love, Miss Georgina
Principal of GSTARS