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Is your daughter missing out?

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I was up at South Bank and I came across this display. One board said  “Half of UK girls feel that their Mum is the person most likely to persuade them to take part in activities.” Most the enquiries we get are from Mum’s who have heard about us or found us on google! But we do also get calls saying my daughter has friends love coming to your class and she wants to come and join them. So it seems lots of people are also persuaded by friends!

Then on the second board it read “A third of girls have missed out on dancing because they weren’t confident with their appearance.” And this seems such a shame. If you suspect this is why your daughter does not  attend dance classes then please please consider encouraging and supporting her to join a class. Dancing keeps you fit and improves personal appearance and the exercise will encourage the production of endorphins which makes you feel good and helps raise self esteem.

We have seen such positive changes in our students since joining Star Steppers and it is wonderful to see. For more information about how Star Steppers can boost your child’s confidence call us now on 07810808228.

Star Steppers Dance Parties for Children

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Need some inspiration for your child’s birthday party? Want some support on the day so you can relax while the children have fun? Star Steppers can make your life easy by running the party for you!

At a Star Steppers Dance Party, the children are sure to have a great time, dancing to all the latest pop songs, playing party games and strutting their stuff in a dance competition. It is a lot of fun and sure to impress all their friends – both boys and girls.

Over the years we have been to some wonderful parties. Some have had party themes and the children dress up, some have had garden parties and we have danced the afternoon away in the sunshine and some choose a smaller affair and we have a jolly old knees up in the living room or playroom. Whatever your vision for your child’s birthday, Star Steppers will help make your party plans come to life!

Parties start at £120.00 (including VAT) and there are also discounts available for our Star Steppers members. Make sure you book as early as possible, we do get booked up quick.

Contact us now for more information – info@star-steppers.com / 07810808228. Or complete the party enquiry form here.

Children Need More Exercise Say The BBC

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The health correspondant at the BBC, Nick Triggle, has said that studies suggest
“Half of all UK seven-year-olds do not do enough exercise, with girls far less active than boys.”

In a case study carried out by University College London, only 51% of the 6,500 children they observed were managing to achieve the recommended one hour of exercise a day. And for girls it was just 38% compared to 63% for boys.

If you think your child needs help meeting this daily target then our Star Steppers classes are an ideal way to keep your child active and healthy! With energetic dance warm ups, lively routines and even the challenge of singing whilst dancing your child can have a lot of fun whilst improving their…

* Lung and Heart strength
* Circulation
* Muscle strength
* Cardio-vascular system
* Self confidence
* Posture
* Socialisation skills
* Gross motor skills and brain power

The performing arts are also proven to reduce stress levels and help children to discover the importance of community and team work.

You can read the full BBC article here.

New Term at Star Steppers

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This Term we will be putting on a pantomime with all our Star Steppers students! The children will learn story telling skills, explore how create larger-than-life characters using their voices and bodies. They will discover the joys of audience participation (and heckling) and, as always, it will be an all singing, all dancing extravaganza, designed to enhance their skills and boost confidence and make them laugh!

The Pantomime we have chosen is Cinderella. It’s a classic story that everyone knows and we are keen to incorporate the kids ideas and make it a creative experience for them all.

Step One will perform Act One – An Introduction to the Story of Cinderella. Looking at creating fairytale characters and learning some basic ballet steps.

Step Twos will perform Act Two – The Town Scene – Exploring comedy and slapstick and learning some audience communication skills. They also have an energetic cheerleader dance to learn!!

Step Threes are going to perform Act Three – The Ball – looking at characterisation and status. They will be learning some fiddly footwork and technique, inspired by Bob Fosse and learning more classical vocal techniques to create a comedy singing number.

All in all it’s going to be an exciting new term (oh yes it is!!) and a great start to the academic year – preparing them all for our Summer Show next July 2014.

Redhill Youth Festival 2013 – Gangnam Style

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A friend of Star Steppers has sent in some lovely footage of everyone at the Redhill Youth Festival dancing to Gangnam Style – this year we managed to get the Mums and Dads up too!! It was a lot of fun. We will be running similar events to this at Reigate Priory Park on 15th and 22nd August 2013 at 2pm near the Urban Kitchen Cafe in the Pavillion near the playground. It is free to join in and open to people of all ages – no need to book just come along and join us – and keep your fingers crossed for sunny weather!!!

East Surrey Dance Festival is a HUGE success!

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This year’s East Surrey Dance Festival was the biggest and best yet with over 600 young people signed up to perform from schools all over East Surrey. The festival took place on 21st and 22nd May 2013 at The Harlequin Theatre in Redhill, Surrey.

It’s a wonderful opportunity for kids and young adults to get up and dance in front of an audience of almost 500 people! The atmosphere, throughout the two days, is electric and everyone is so excited to be a part of it. The wonderful thing is that it is not a competition so everyone is cheering each other on and having a blast!

Having just opened a new class at Soper Hall in Caterham at the end of April, we were thrilled when some of our older members agreed to come and dance at the festival (having only had 4 hours of rehearsal time to learn the dance!!) They did amazingly well and were a real credit to Star Steppers. Here they are backstage….

Some of our Reigate Star Steppers made an energetic appearance on the Tuesday night – dancing up a storm to ‘Gangnam Style’! The crowd loved it!! A massive well done to you all.

The Mayor and Mayoress came backstage to meet the children before the show, where they were asked all sorts of questions such as ‘Is that real gold?’ and “Do you live in a castle?’ Then Cllr. Roger Newstead carried out his final duty as Mayor, by kindly introducing the opening show of the festival. It was such an honour to have them there and we very much hope that the new Mayor will join us next year.

The event was featured in the Surrey Mirror last week and is due to appear in the County Border News. So we were very well supported – thanks to Kevin Black and Jenny Seymour.

Photoviva.co.uk were present throughout the two days snapping for britain. Their photos are amazing so please check out some of the photos here on this youtube link….

Record Number of Dance Festival Entries

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An estimated 650 children are signed up to perform in the 2013 East Surrey Steps Up Dance Festival! This is a record in all the years the festival has taken place to date so we at Star Steppers are thrilled to bits!

The Mayor has kindly accepted our invitation and will be supporting the event and the Surrey Mirror are all set to cover the event again this year so it’s looking all set to be a wonderful two days of dance!

Here is a list of all the schools and colleges who will be performing this year…

 

New Star Steppers Classes

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Hello Everyone,

We have opened 3 new classes this term and we have been thrilled with the response! The two new Reigate classes opened on Wednesday 27th February and the new Caterham classes opened on Thursday 28th February. Lots of children came along for a free trial and almost everyone came back the following week so we were chuffed to bits!

Thank you to all our Star Steppers for spreading the word – you have been amazing!! We also need to thank Church Walk in Caterham for allowing us to do a promo day (in the snow – brrrr!!) on Saturday 23rd February and the Caterham Independent and County Border News for all their support and coverage!

Thanks to the success of the Caterham class we are already in a position to hire three spaces and rotate the children between three teachers for each discipline – dance, singing and drama. This will be hugely beneficial to the children in the class and this class structure will be in place as of 21st March 2013.

These new classes have helped to reduce the waiting lists and also offered our Star Steppers members more options. There are still some places available so, if you are interested in joining us, please get in touch.

07810808228 / info@star-steppers.com

Best wishes,

Hannah and Anna

Star Steppers Spotted in County Border News

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Star Steppers New Caterham Dance Class

 

Some of our Star Steppers spotted this article in the County Border News this week!! It is promoting the free Star Steppers dance taster sessions in Church Walk on 23rd February 2013. The sessions are taking place at 11am/ 12pm/ 1pm and the aim is simply to get Caterham Dancing!! Hope lots of you come down to see us!!