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Summer 2018

StageShine (Shine / Little Shiners Children’s Musical Theatre Group)

Mondays at Our Lady of Lourdes 6-13 yr olds : 5.00pm – 6.15pm (£60 per term).  Free trial lesson available Classes start back on 16th April 2018.  Next production will be excerpts from Annie and The Addams’ Family Musical.  The show will be on Sunday 15th July, 5pm at Hammer Hall.  We need someone tall to play Lurch.  No dialogue.  Mainly walking on and off plus a sword fight!

 

Summer 2018 Show at the The Princeshall Aldershot, Sunday 8th July

This show will include all members of the school and will celebrate Angela Cantan’s 50th year of teaching dance in Haslemere.  There will be a full dress rehearsal at Aldershot, on Sunday 8th July, time TBC.  With a performance at 3pm.  We are desperately in need of chaperones.  Please let us know if you are willing to go on a course.

 

RAD Ballet Exams

The next session will be at the end of June 2018. 

 

Modern and Tap Exams

We will be joining Godalming School of Dancing in June for some Modern and Tap exams. 

 

British Arts

We had a very successful semi-finals at Havant and Andover, with nearly 40 dances being considered for the finals in London in May.  Congratulations to all those who took part. 

 

Chichester Music Festival

The Adult Tap, “Mexican” and “Ode to Autumn” groups all won their sections with 87 marks. Anna won the Lombard Cup with 88 marks.

 

Hampshire Festival

The Junior Aggregate Cup was won by Toula, the Inter Aggregate Cup was shared by Shakira and Tia and the Senior Aggregate Cup by Sophie. Anna and Martha shared the Highest Mark Lyrical Trophy. Isobel and Toula won the Highest Classical Duet Cup.

 

Summer School

Summer school will take place on 30th July – 3rd August 2018, 6th – 10th August 2018. We will be performing a musical in a week and a variety show with plenty of opportunities for dance. Please email us for details.  We are also planning a dance Summer School.

 

Onesies

If anyone would like an HPA hoodie, t-shirt or onesie please order from Marie. They are available in navy, black or hot pink.

 

Dance Shop and Second-Hand Festival Costumes

Marie holds a shop alternate Saturdays at Haslewey from 10.30 – 1.00pm.   Please come and see her if you have items to sell.  The shop also has new dancewear or can order your requirements.

 

A Big Thank You

Thank you to all the parents who helped with our Fundraising Concert for ‘Challenges’ Charity at Alton, on 2nd December.  We have yet to tally the final count up but it looks again as if we have raised over £250.  We’d like to thank Haslewey for loaning us the premises free of charge so that all money raised went directly to the Charity. We are looking forward to the whole school being together at the Princes’ Hall Theatre Aldershot for our 50th Anniversary Show on 8th July 2018.

 

Congratulations

As usual, HPA has continued to achieve outstanding success in dance competitions and examinations.  In RAD Ballet and ISTD Modern and Tap exams, the school maintained its track record of 100% gaining Merit or Distinction.  At the Chichester Dance Festival, the Adult Tap, “Mexican” and “Ode to Autumn” groups all won their sections with 87 marks. Anna won the Lombard Cup with 88 marks.  At the Hampshire Festival, the Junior Aggregate Cup was won by Toula, the Inter Aggregate Cup was shared by Shakira and Tia and the Senior Aggregate Cup by Sophie. Anna and Martha shared the Highest Mark Lyrical Trophy. Isobel and Toula won the Highest Classical Duet Cup. Finally, congratulations to recent ex-pupils Jerome Barnes  who has been given a full contract with the Scottish Ballet Company, Jessica McCluskey who has just completed a professional West End run of Stepping Out and Sofia Zaman who has been offered a fourth year at the Royal Ballet White Lodge School following in the footsteps of Jerome Barnes.  On a non-dancing theme, Michelle Breese has just qualified as a doctor.

 

Don’t forget 2018 is Angela Cantan’s 50th year of teaching dance in Haslemere!  Special events are now being organised.  More details to follow.

 

If you have any suggestions for future classes or workshops, we would be grateful to receive any feedback.

 

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