Friday, August 31, 2007
Here is Breanna with her trophies. We are so proud of you and so happy for you. What an incredible achievement!! Our congratulations!
Breanna has also so far placed second in her Contemporary solo, Jazz Improvisation and Demi- Character. Breanna, Jacinta & Kirshiah Sharpe also won the Open Trio section. Well Done Girls. So far, that routine has proven unbeatable.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
NEWS FLASH!!!! WE HAD A FANTASTIC FEW DAYS IN ORANGE!! I will be giving full coverage of our adventures, successes, moments, funny stories and quotes when I fully recover.........,I have been a little unwell (giddy from all the success and good times.) I will try and catch up on some sleep (thanks to The Archful Dodger's antics) and fill you all in over next few days.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Lots of people are dropping in to visit our blog!! Thankyou! This is a plea for more photos. As much as I love them, I am normally so busy at Concerts and performances that I don't get any photos taken!!We would love you to send in any photos that you have of the kids. Send us photos of them from concerts,eisteddfods, before class, after class or whenever. Also send me in their news. I know our kids are all very talented and we want to hear about all of their achievements. I am based for this year in our Dubbo studio and so I especially want to hear from our students at Forbes, Orange, Trangie & Coonamble. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you all.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
I am getting excited about the warmer days! How fast is this year going?? Thought I should let you know that plans for our exciting new dancewear store are definately taking shape. Whoah!! We are in the process of refurbishing the space where you can shop to your little heart's content. We have hunted down some really cool stuff. I am in retail heaven. We are hoping that we can launch our store by the start of Term 4, maybe sooner................Anyway, stay tuned. I can't say too much just yet but just know, it is all happening ............and we are very excited.
miss leesa just text me from the great wall of china. how cool is that? She will be back soon.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
I have had lots of questions about the upcoming Disneyland auditions so thought I should shed some light on what you should expect. Stepping Out has auditioned and been accepted by Disneyland and allocated special spots on their performance schedule for 2008. The auditions are now to finalise the team that Stepping Out will be taking with us for this amazing opportunity. AN AUDITION WILL BE HELD IN DUBBO STUDIO on the 18th August at 2.00-2.45pm for Juniors 8 yrs & Under, 2.45pm-3.30pm for Intermediate 9yrs- 12yrs and 3.30-4.30pm for Senior 13yrs & above. This will be an open class and will be filmed to be sent to Disney headquarters and Dance Around the World Head Office. You must be dressed in form fitting dance wear and have your hair secured away from your face. You must bring to this audition a recent photo of yourself, a brief resume of your dancing experience and achievements and a short written response to the question, “Why I should be on the Disneyland Team?” THERE IS A $10 ADMINISTRATION FEE. You should come to the class warmed up (we will not have time to warm you up) and in the class you will be taught several short sequences and also be involved in stretching. We will use the videos as a means of assessing who we think will be our strong performers, the type of choreography that will best suit the candidates and who may be in a position to take on lead roles within the Disney performances. PLEASE ALSO BE AWARE that your teachers have already been watching you in class and assessing your improvement. You shouldn't worry about this audition. Auditions are just opportunities. THE MOST IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES FOR A DANCER ARE WORK ETHIC AND ATTITUDE. You only feel pride and accomplishment when you are deserving of it. This is an opportunity any performer would leap at and you are incredibly fortunate that this opportunity is within your grasp.
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away."
Friday, August 3, 2007
I was very proud of our girls tonight. They danced beautifully and I had many people with tears in their eyes thank us for our performance afterwards. One lady said she got goose bumps. Congratulations! It is so wonderful to see you using your talents to benefit others. Our well wishes to little Jenna. Stepping Out is thinking of you. Big thanks to the mums who came down with the girls tonight. Your support is a huge encouragement to us and them. I know we all have an Eisteddfod bright and early tomorrow but the opportunity to dance for such a brave little girl was truly an honour and an inspiration. As we left at interval (tired little dancers) the count was already well over twenty thousand dollars. That is an awesome effort and a big pat on the back to Donna Spillane and Jo Hornby for organising such a positive and beautiful event. Shine on Jenna.
Hire this DVD now. It is a hilarious look at the behind the scenes of dance competitions and the dance world itself. Even David loved it! This movie lifts the curtain on the world of children's competitive dance and I think, Leesa and I have lived every scenario depicted in the film and then some. I loved the parental politics (to watch, not when it's happening for real), petty rivalry, creative controversies and of course the hysterics of the pushy stage mothers. I think its safe to say, Stepping Out is more of a MR JONATHAN (hallejuah.) Anyway, for a great laugh and some persepctive, rent this out. We all can have fun laughing at ourselves.