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Stage It! Newsletter - JANUARY 2023

What a fantastic year 2022 turned out to be! Two incredible summer shows followed by a great Christmas show - it really does feel like Stage It! is back, bigger and better than ever!

2023 promises to be another great year - especially because it's our 10th Anniversary Year! We've got loads of exciting things planned already, plus more we haven't even thought of yet! In this newsletter, you'll find all the useful information you need to make the most of this year, including important dates for the diary. 

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Calendar

TERM Dates

Add these to your calendar now!

14th January

Start of Term

18th February

"Pyjama Party" Sessions - normal sessions but in Pyjamas / Onesies

25th February

Half Term Break (No Sessions)

8th April

Easter Break (No Sessions)

28th April - 1st May

Seniors Residential (To Be Confirmed) 

No Sessions for any other classes on 29th April

3rd June

Half Term Break (No Sessions)

1-2nd July

Show Weekend Minis/Juniors/Inters (To Be Confirmed)

8-9th July

Show Weekend Tweens/Seniors (To Be Confirmed)

SUMMER SHOWS 2023

We are pleased to announce our two summer shows for 2023.

The Minis, Juniors and Inters will be performing "The Amazing Adventures of Superstan". We put on this hilarious cartoon superhero-themed musical back in 2017, and a lot of our older still say it was their favourite show, so we thought we'd do it again!

The Tweens and Seniors will be performing "Oliver!". This classic is one of the most well-known and well-loved musicals ever, and we're looking forward to putting our Stage It! spin on the show!

SESSION PAYMENT

  • Payment can be made by the term, half-term (preferred), monthly or weekly.

  • Please make payments in advance if possible. Payment can be made on the Stage It! App or via bank transfer (we can provide bank details on request)

  • Missed sessions are charged at 50% provided we are told in advance.

  • Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about payment for Stage It! Sessions.

STAGE IT! APP

  • The Stage It! App is absolutely vital, as it's the main way we share information, updates etc. 

  • You can find the app by searching for "Stack Team App". Once you've downloaded it and registered, if you search for a club called "Stage It" we can grant you access.

  • You can also use the app to pay for sessions, t-shirts etc. and to communicate with us.

  • We can't stress enough how important it is for parents/guardians to register for the app

  • Tweens and Seniors can also register for their own account - parents can still see all app activity of their children

UNIFORMS

  • Students should wear Stage It! T-Shirts to each session.

  • T-Shirts are £10 each, available through the App and "on the door" on Saturdays.

  • We will be putting in an order for personalised Hoodies in January - these are £22 - please contact us for more information.

SESSIONS

  • Please send your child with a drink and a snack for the mid-session break. (The snack does not have to be a full packed lunch!)

  • Please wear appropriate clothing - this would include trainers, pumps or similar, leggings, joggers etc. and Stage It! T-shirts. 

  • We fully understand that people have lives outside Stage It! - however we would ask that students attend Stage It! regularly if possible - it becomes very difficult for students to catch up if they miss quite a few sessions.

A Quick Message about Class Ages:

 

We've had a few questions about when students move up to the next class. As you might expect, our classes aren't quite as rigid in terms of ages as schools are - and we have a degree of flexibility, partly to balance the number of students in each class, and partly to ensure that students who move up are not going to be "out of their depth" or overwhelmed by the move. The "guide ages" for each class are as follows:

 

Minis - 4-5 years

Juniors - 6-8 years

Inters - 9-11 years

Tweens - 12-13 years

Seniors - 14-18 years

 

This has changed over the last 2 years - we had always planned to make the Seniors Class a bit older - originally it was 12-18, for the last couple of years it has been 13-18, and we have now moved it to 14-18. 

 

We may, on occasion, move some students up to the next class a bit earlier, if, for example, we need to create space in a class, and the movers are thought to be mature enough to deal with the move. At the same time, we may ask that certain students stay in a class for an extra term or two, if we feel they would struggle in the older class.

 

As always, we are more than happy to discuss any concerns or thoughts you have about this or any other matter.
 

  • Stage It! Choir runs 4-5pm on Saturdays at the DAC.

  • It is open to everyone aged 7 and older - a perfect activity for children to enjoy with their parents (or grandparents!)

  • As you would expect from Stage It!, the emphasis is on "fun". We don't take ourselves too seriously, we certainly don't audition or expect you to read music or be a perfect singer.

  • There will be a small one-off payment for the music folder, then all sessions are completely free. Just turn up, sing a few songs, have some fun!

  • We will be setting up performance opportunities for the choir in 2023.

  • Please contact us if you would like to join (so we have an idea of numbers).

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ANY QUESTIONS

We would love to hear from you with any questions, comments or suggestions.

Helen: 07793 549273

Chris: 07912 410844

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