4th- 9th September
Welcome back to our 3rd year at Shauna Olivia Studios! This week we will be providing you with welcome packs that include all relevant information for the upcoming year. Please keep these safe.
'Trick or Treat' Halloween Workshop
Come and join in the fun with our 1 day workshop, running throughout the half term. This spooky workshop will include, dancing, singing, games, crafts and acting. We encourage halloween fancy dress and will provide sweets at the end of the day. Book now to reserve your place.
Bring a Friend Week
This is your chance to bring your friend to your class and show them the thing you love most! Each child will receive a bring a friend letter and free voucher that can be given out to their friend of choice. The friend will arrive with their voucher and join in the class. Who knows, they may even want to come back!
Want to know how your child is getting on in class? This is your chance to sit in and watch how they have improved and the new skills they are currently working on. We will provide festive treats for you while you watch the fun filled lesson.
Santa's Little Helpers, Award Ceremony & Christmas Disco
We have decided to remove all students under 5 from our annual Theatre show in July and instead, offer these students their own showcase in December. This will be called Santa's little helpers and they will showcase their work at this event rather than in July. It has come to light in recent years that they are not yet ready at this age to be in the theatre and we have made this decision for health and safety and also for the wellbeing of the students.
We have also added an award ceremony to our itinerary this year. As our school grows and we gain more students, it makes sense to hold this as a separate event. All awards, examination certificates and competition trophies will be presented at this event each year. We will also follow this with a Christmas Disco for the children. All parents are welcome to stay and have tea and coffee in the lounge while the children dance their hearts away.
We will be holding a fundraiser this year, to help us find bigger and better costumes for our annual show. We will be holding a Cake Sale with a lucky dip and Pin the bun on the ballerina. More details of this to follow.
February Half Term
This is our first year of ISTD Exams. As we only have a small group of children taking exams, we will entering a remote session. More details of this are TBC.
We will be holding Zoom parents evening for all students, this February. You will be sent out a document, where you can save your time slot and then a zoom link to log on to. We have decided that Zoom is a more effective tool, as we are aware that most of you have other children at home. We look forward to speaking to you all.
April (date TBC)
The Wizard of OZ
This year we are holding our first Musical! We are very excited to be producing this exciting, uplifting show with a talented cast! Come and watch and support us, in this wonderful journey down the yellow brick road!
Pic nic in the Park
We wanted to celebrate the friendships that we have made at Shauna Olivia Studios and create an event were we can all get together and have a fun, relaxing Pin Nic. There will be games, a colouring competition, treats and lots of music. Come and join us!
This is our big annual summer show. This year our theme will be 'Around the World'. This costumed show, is a chance for the students to not only show off their work but also a fun opportunity for them to perform on a stage to family and friends. More details to follow.
July (date TBC)
Deal Carnival is a wonderful celebration of local organisations, coming together to create a procession throughout Deal. We will be walking in the procession and learning some arm choreography to perform together. The more students we have taking part in the carnival, the better the atmosphere will be. We also welcome parents, who can help us to distrubute flyers.
July & August
The fun doesn't stop just because school does! We are offering summer workshops of all varieties. More details TBC.
Aylesham Carnival is an annual procession through the village, where students will dance & walk along with the parade. It is a energetic, fun filled day that students can be involved in. We also encourage parents to join in the fun and walk with us!
Kindly be aware that participating in an event, exam, musical, or production requires a certain degree of dedication and commitment. Additional rehearsals, often extending to weekends, are part of the process. While we strive to provide ample notice for planning, we anticipate reciprocal respect for the commitment we extend to you. Absences are deemed inconvenient and disrespectful not only to the educators, directors, and choreographers but to the entire cast. We acknowledge that unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, may arise, and in such cases, we encourage students to make efforts to catch up at their own pace using our online rehearsal dropbox.