Newsletter Term 2 2017 with End of term Sharing Information

Hi everyone

Term 2 is well underway and things are going nicely with students working hard and progressing well. There have quite a few people away due to illness. It is that time of year I’m afraid and I do hope the winter bugs skip your family.


Marian Away Last 2 Weeks of This Term

I am very excited that I am travelling to the UK to visit family and I will be away for the last two weeks of this term. My classes will run as normal with substitute teachers so you won’t miss out on your class. Most of you know that my daughter and long term Step Beyond Studios contemporary tutor, Grace Woollett is on her O.E. and is currently in London so I am very  excited to be able to see her. I will be back in time for the start of term 3.


The website has been updated with the term 3 timetable and fees.

         Photo of Marian and Grace by Hannah Cebalo 

Term 2 Sharing Sessions

Family and friends are warmly invited to come and watch classes in our sharing sessions which will take place towards the end of this term. The students will demonstrate their classwork and this will give you an idea of how they are progressing so far this year. This term the classes do not combine – each class runs individually at the normal time.

Because I am heading off overseas my classes will have sharing sessions before I go – the week commencing 19th June.  All other classes will have sharing sessions the last week of term 2 the week commencing 7th August. The sharing session timetable  is therefore as follows:

Classes taught by Marian at Torbay

Monday 19th June:
4.0pm – 5.15pm Level 6/7 Ballet
5.15pm – 6.45pm Level 2/3 Pointe

Tuesday 20th June:
4.00pm – 4.45pm Level 1 Ballet
5.00pm – 6.00pm Level 4 Ballet
7.00pm – 8.30pm L4 Pointe

Wednesday 21st June:
3.45pm – 4.30pm Level 2 Ballet
4.30pm – 5.30pm Level 3 Ballet
7.00pm – 8.30pm Advanced Ballet

Thursday 22nd June:
4.00pm – 5.00pm Level 5 Ballet
5.00pm – 6.30pm Pre Ele/Ele Ballet
7.00pm – 8.30pm Int/Adv Ballet

Saturday 24th June:
9.00am – 10.30am Pre Int–Adv Ballet

Classes taught by Anna, Gemma and Emma at Torbay

Monday 3rd July:
6.00pm – 7.00pm Contemporary 9 – 11 yrs
7.00pm – 8.30pm Adv Contemporary

Tuesday 4th July:
5.00pm – 6.30pm Pre Ele/Ele Ballet + Pointe
6.30pm – 7.00pm Conditioning

Wednesday 5th July:
5.30pm – 7.00pm OSB Company Technique
5.45pm – 7.00pm Level 6/7 Ballet
7.00pm – 8.30pm Contemporary 12-14yrs

Thursday 6th July:
6.45pm – 8.15pm Adult Ballet

Saturday 8th July:
10.30am –12.00pm Muscle & Bone

Classes taught by Amelia at Silverdale

Wednesday 5th July:
5.00pm – 5.45pm Level 2 Ballet
5.45pm – 6.45pm Level 3/4 Ballet

New email address for Marian and Step Beyond Studios

Recently I have been having trouble with emails and frequently my emails sent to those of you on my email list have been bouncing back. This has made it very difficult for me to communicate important news with you all.

So I was advised to try changing my email address to a business gmail account which I have done and this has resolved the problem. Therefore my new email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Photo by Hannah Cebalo

Annual Show Rehearsals Start in Term 3

In term 3 we will start working towards our annual show and classes will start learning show dances. Please try to come to your class every week unless you are unwell as it is very frustrating and confusing if people are missing.


We are creating a wonderful new ballet story and all our ballet and contemporary students will perform in this dance story.


Annual Show Details:

Venue: Whangaparaoa College Theatre.

Saturday 4th November: Rehearsals at the theatre during the day

Sunday 5th November: Performances at 11am and 4pm. All students perform in both shows.

Costumes: If you are able to help with sewing costumes please let me know. Even simple hand sewing jobs will be available. Many hands make light work!

Happy dancing everyone!