What we did in 2018
We had another really busy fun filled year where we attended many competitions and festivals. 4 Stars Dance held their own Freestyle Dance Competition in Calne with attendance from three other dance schools. This proved to be a huge success and our students thoroughly enjoyed the day.
We attended both Calne and Melksham Carnivals where the students danced first of all in a heat wave in Calne and then a rainstorm in Melksham. Not even the weather can stop our fabulous dancers!
The Summer Schools were brilliant. We decided to try something a little different. The junior workshop was based on The Greatest Showman and we offered additional childcare before and after the workshop to enable students with working parents to attend. The students in the childcare sessions created all kinds of things from scrapbooks to smoothies and also found time to relax and watch movies. The senior summer school was more individual workshops with guest teachers. The amazing feedback received from our seniors means we will look at offering the same this year.
Our Halloween workshop where we created witch hats, pumpkins and puppets during the craft session whilst also learning some fabulous routines was enjoyed by the junior students.
All the students who took examinations or medal tests last year passed with flying colours and we are so proud of them all. Miss Jess took her Pre-Associate Teaching Examination and passed with a Distinction.
Two of our wonderful seniors successfully auditioned for places at Bath Dance College and have both performed in their first show with the college. It is always a pleasure to see our students moving on in the dance or performing arts world and this year another student has successfully secured a place with Bath Dance College to start in September.
4 Stars Dance supports Cancer Research UK and we aim to raise as much money as possible throughout the year for this amazing charity. Last year we collected money at many of our events. We held a coffee and cake morning to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan where we all wore red, white and blue and we collected over £30 for the charity. We would like to thank all the parents for their continued support.
The year ended on a high with the 4 Stars Dance Festival. It is always a real pleasure to see how much each student has progressed from the previous festivals and we think each and every one of them deserved their plaques and medals on the day.
This was also the year that saw the disbanding of Team Khaos. The students organised a fabulous evening to end their time together. The evening consisted of bingo, quizzes, performances and food & drink. Most of the Khaos girls are still dancing with us even though they couldn’t continue to commit to a team.
2019 promises to be another fun filled, exciting year with 4 Stars Dance.