Newsletter Term 3 2019

Term 3 Newsletter With Important Photo Shoot and Show Information 

Hi everyone 

Term 3 is such a fun term as this is the term when we start teaching our students their dances for our annual show. 

It is so rewarding for us to see the excited faces and the enthusiasm as each class practices their show dance. Term 3 is always such an exciting and enjoyable term!  Please try to attend your class each week as it is frustrating for everyone if people are missing. And we think it is important that each dance is rehearsed well for the upcoming performance.   

One Step Beyond Youth Dance Company Show at Torbay Community Hall

Our highly regarded youth company, One Step Beyond proudly presents:

        Within Hands' Reach

Torbay Community Hall

Sunday September 22nd @ 7.30pm  

Tickets: At the door or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Adults: $18, Seniors: $15, Students: $12    

One Step Beyond are performing this fabulous contemporary dance show at the Torbay Community Hall later this term. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to see what these talented young dancers are up to. Please support these dedicated students. 

One Step Beyond performing at YouDance Festival recently. Photo by Nina Gastreich

Show Costumes - PLEASE CAN YOU HELP!

We are very fortunate that we have some very kind and generous volunteers making show costumes for everyone. Kate Koman and Lesley Taylor have been busy coordinating everything but so far only one or two people have kindly offered to help and so they are getting quite desperate for some more volunteers please. 

As well as hand and machine sewing jobs we have more crafty jobs needing doing such as making head dresses. So even if you can’t sew but are handy with a glue gun or a pair of scissors it would be great if you could volunteer for a small job please. We promise you that it will be worthwhile when you see the end result! If you can possibly help please contact Lesley on 021 2544 807.     

Our 2019 Annual Show:     The Pearl

Whangaparaoa College Theatre, Sunday November 3rd at 11am and 4pm

All students perform in both shows. 

You will all be needed for dress rehearsals at the theatre during the day on Saturday November 2nd too so please keep the weekend free. Details will follow closer to the time. 

Tickets will be on sale in term 4. 

Photo by Hannah Cebalo

Show Photos 

This year we are not going to have a photo shoot at the hall prior to the show. Instead we plan to take all the photos at the theatre over the show weekend. 

Exciting News About Former Student Emma Lane 

I have just heard from our former student Emma Lane. Emma studied with us since she was 5 and was a member of One Step Beyond for several years. In 2015 we were so proud when successfully auditioned for Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Emma has since graduated and last year completed her Masters Degree with Josh Arnott’s Emergence Dance. She has now been offered her first professional contract with Eliot Smith Dance in England. We are delighted for Emma – this is so well deserved and a reflection of her determination and talent. Well done Emma!

Emma Lane – Former Student and Now A Professional Dancer

Students Perform at the Evening of Dance at Northcross Intermediate

Last week One Step Beyond and a small group of our younger ballet students performed at a local dance event at Northcross Intermediate. We were very proud of our students as they all danced extremely well and all were excellent representatives of our dance school. Here is a lovely photo of our younger students before their performance. 

Photo by Kirsten Wharton 

Warm regards to you all

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