Month: November 2017

SOME MORE QUESTIONS FOR OUR AMAZING ALEX – PART 2

What do you feel most proud of?

The fact that most of my teachers in school told me that doing drama and theatre was a waste of time and I wouldn’t have a job from it. I certainly proved them wrong!

What is your favourite music?

I listen to a lot of music as I teach singing but I’m really into country music at the moment.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

Europe!!! I’d love to see the beautiful historic cities and eat all of the food!

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?

My dog Winter (although she’s not a possession) my car because I travel so much, some sort of music player,  a book and my gigantic 2-litre water bottle because I’m obsessed with it.

What teacher in school made the most impact on you and why?

I may have mentioned that I wasn’t supported a lot by my teachers in the school which may be one of the reasons why I chose to teach and nurture my students and tell them that they can follow their dreams.

What was one of your most defining moments in life?

When I was accepted into full-time Music Theatre, I finally proved to myself that I was good enough to pursue this career.

Why did you choose that profession?

I think if I chose something else, my family would have all had heart attacks and I’d be very unhappy.

How do you spend your free time?

With my family, my dog, my friends.

Who do you most admire in life?

My parents, for supporting me with all of my choices and being there when things didn’t go as planned.

If you won the lottery, what would you do?

Travel!

What are you most afraid of?

I used to say failure but now I have worked out that I need to fail for me to learn. I would say not being able to provide for myself.

What is your strongest personal quality?

Loyalty and I’m very passionate.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

Letting my dog off at the main lake in Bendigo and her running into the lake to chase a swan for 20 minutes. The rowers had to stop, I was being yelled at by other people and was threatened to be reported to the council for letting my dog off.

What age do you feel right now and why?

Right now I feel about 100 years old due to a wine tour yesterday!

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?

Piano, I’m trying to teach myself. It’s a skill that would be very handy for my teaching.

What does a perfect day look like to you?

Chilling out with friends road tripping, eating good food, going to the Theatre and snuggling watching movies!

Chookers to Stepnout Performing Arts Kids and Teens for your 2017 “I Believe” Concert Day

Wow! It’s hard to believe that our concert day is just 1 sleep away! To all our classes performing in tomorrow’s  “I Believe” concerts, the staff are sending you lots of love and warm wishes for an amazing day tomorrow.

All the hard work in class and at home has been worth it so that you can shine. Hold your heads up high, smile to show how much you love to dance and enjoy beings stars for a day.

We dance to perform and we perform because we love to be in the spotlight! Nothing beats being on stage in costume, under the lights with music pumping through our veins.

Families and friends bring on the cheer as every group dazzles you. It can be very nerve racking performing for loved ones so show your appreciation with lots of clapping and cheering. From our first timers to our seasoned performers, a concert where the audience is enthusiastic makes the performances even better. Don’t be shy, shower the performers with love and appreciation.

We can’t wait to show you how far your children have come since the beginning of the year. They have all been working really hard to get here in class, at rehearsals and at home practicing tirelessly.

Don’t forget your child’s costumes makeup, hair, uniforms, shoes, food and water and your ticket.

All Stepnout families will be receiving a DVD to remember the occasion.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the magic of your children starring in “I Believe”!

SOME QUESTIONS FOR OUR AMAZING THALIA

When did you start dancing?

I started dancing when I was 7 in 2009

What’s your favourite part of student teaching?

Making a connection with the kids and being able to help them learn a dance move and build their confidence.

What is your life outside of Stepnout?

 I spend a lot of time with my friends and family but also taking part in extra activities with my school, like the college musical at Mackillop College.

What’s your favourite dance step?

My favourite dance move is turns. I just love to turn all the time, no matter where I am.

What advice would you give a younger student?

To never stop trying and have confidence in yourself.

Who is your favourite performer?

Nia Sioux from Dance Moms, Nia is amazing and no matter how many times she was knocked down she pushed through and is a great dancer.

Do you have a pet? If so what’s its name?

I have a Maltese Shitzu named Jasper.

What was the last show you saw?

The last show I saw was Aladdin the Broadway show. Seeing the performers really made me see that’s what I want to do in my future.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Being a performer for Broadway shows and just being onstage. Also having a teaching degree and working with little kids.

What is your greatest strength?

Being Persistent and having patience.

What are your goals for the future?

To be a strong and confident dancer and still work with children.

What do you feel most proud of?

I am proud of the friends and family that I have in my life.

What is your favourite music?

Any song on the radio is my favourite song. But I love Disney songs.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

I would go to Malta and Sri Lanka because these places are where some of my distant family lives. I want to see the amazing places my mum and dad have grown up in.

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?

My phone, dance shoes, my teddy bear, photos and my special blanket.

What teacher in school made the most impact on you and why?

At school my year 6 teacher really had an impact on me was Miss Gleeson. She gave me the confidence to keep trying and she is the kind of teacher I want to be when I grow up.

How do you spend your free time?

I spend my free time dancing around the house, spending time with my friends and shopping with my mum and my friends.

Who do you most admire in life?

I admire my mum. She is strong and always full of love and compassion. She is my mum and my best friend.

If you won the lottery, what would you do?

I would go on a holiday with my mum and sister, go on a big shopping day and keep the rest for later in my future

What are you most afraid of?

I am afraid of spiders and reptiles.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

I have had many embarrassing moments in my life. One of my most embarrassing moments would be going on stage for a school performance with my dress on backwards and my dress was tucked in at the back.

How would your friends describe you?

Lively, loud and very cheery all the time.

Stepnout Performing Arts is overflowing with excitement!

As you enter the Stepnout Performing Arts studios you can feel the excitement in the air. Our Kids and Teens classes are at the final station ready for departure to our Annual Concert. Our Preschool concert is not far behind but thankfully our babies still have a bit more time to prepare, in many cases, for their first time on stage. All the information below is relevant to all our students so sit back with a cuppa and enjoy.

 

Firstly a big thank you to everyone in our Kids and Teens classes that attended our full dress rehearsal last Sunday. It was a great day and adding the costumes into the mix gave our staff and parent helpers a real understanding of the pressures that everyone will face on concert day. All our students behaved beautifully and had lots of fun with their dancing friends.

 

Whether you are 2 or 50, concert preparation is so important. The key to a great day for any performer is to know their routines. I have said this many times but it really is the most important preparation for any performance. Your children need to know their routines. Everyone experiences an adrenaline rush on concert day and if they know their routines they can use it to enhance their performance. If they’re unsure it can quickly spiral into stress and prevent your child from really enjoying the day. So encourage them to practice their routines every day from now until the concert. Most classes have a youtube link to practice with. The more they practice the more they will enjoy the big day. Help them help themselves. We work really hard to make sure your children learn great routines but it’s up to them to practice at home.

 

Class attendance is a no-brainer. Every child should attend their classes between now and the concert. We really appreciate students watching that are unwell. The exceptions are gastro victims or those that are bedridden on their class day. Even watching helps students remember their routines.  

It will be showtime before you know it. There is so much to remember on concert day. Arrival times, makeup, hairstyles, costumes, uniform, shoes, food, water, activities. The list is very long and can be completely daunting. I will remind you of the important parts closer to the concert dates but please refer back to your Concert Handbooks before the day so you know what to do.

 

Send the kids outside to play while you sit back and read your Concert Handbook again. Skip the photo day section but take the time to really understand everything else.

Happy reading!!

 

Kids and Teens Concert 2017 Handbook

 

Preschool Concert 2017 Handbook

 

  1. A huge range of performance classes
  2. Expert and experienced teachers
  3. Affordable flexible classes
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  • info@stepnout.com.au
  • Factory 10, 61-65 Russell Street, Werribee, Melbourne, Victoria
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