VLOG 06 - Behind the scenes - Exams
January to July is our exam focused time at both of our studios. The IDTA dance examination system has been developed to allow the student to set smart goals within their training, and once achieved always feeling a sense of pride and accomplishment.
This VLOG was taken at our first IDTA exam session of 2020 where we mainly had tap grades entered with a speckling of ballet and just to complete the day our street crew 'UNITY' with their Alice in Wonderland routine.
We wanted to showcase how relaxed and fun the exam day can be at Starbrite Studios and we feel this video does exactly that.
Thank you for watching!
VLOG 05 - Behind the scenes - Tuesday Part 2
We welcome you into having a sneak peek at Miss Emma’s classes on a Tuesday evening. Watch clips from our Shooting Stars ballet and acrobatics programme, exam coaching class and our Adult jazz and tap classes.
Starbrite Studios is a fun and inclusive performing arts studio with a positive and inspiring vibe.
We hope you enjoy watching.
VLOG 04 - Behind the scenes - Tuesday Part 1
A lot of people ask us what happens at the studios during the day so we decided to create our ‘Spotlight on Starbrite’ series.
Tuesday’s for Miss Emma mainly involve private lessons which are a great way to boost technique, confidence and socialise with friends.
We hope you enjoy watching.
VLOG 03 - Behind the scenes of a dance competition
Our competition team compete at around 5 competitions a year. They take to the stage in ballet, tap, jazz, character, song & dance, acro, and freestyle sections, either as solo, duet, trio or troupe categories.
This footage was taken from our first event of 2020 and showcases what a competition day looks like.
VLOG 02 - Behind the scenes of Starbrite Studios - Mondays
The studios really come alive from 4:00 pm, with classes in all forms of performing arts. So what do the Starbrite crew get up to during the day?
VLOG 01 - Behind the scenes of Grace’s 16th Birthday Party
In the first of Starbrite's Video Logs (VLOGs), we report on how we were approached by Grace’s Mum, Jill, to provide entertainment for her 16th Birthday Party. Grace’s favourite movie is The Greatest Showman so the theme was to be circus inspired.
We asked if we could get Grace involved in one of the routines as we believe that dance should be inclusive for all.
Grace is wheelchair bound but this didn’t stop her on the day. Just look at that smile!
Wearing a uniform can be viewed from at least a couple of different perspectives. It can be viewed as a way of enforcing a 'uniform' way of dressing - asking people to wear the same clothing and not giving them a choice. This can create a sense of resentment amongst those who are made to wear the uniform. A uniform might not represent what they would wear in their daily lives, so why would they want to wear it for the longest part of their day when they are in the workplace or at a school? Some uniforms are not designed to be particularly flattering, but rather serve an inexpensive and functional purpose which makes it easy for an organisation to get across their message.
Before you start applying your make up, you need to know the essentials you should have in your make-up bag and what each item is used for. This week's post includes a list of the essential make up every performer should have in their basic kit.
Now that you have everything that you need in your basic stage make-up kit, now is the time to have a go at applying it. Now remember, make-up is a skill and it will take time to master, so don't worry if your first applications looks more Grizabella than Giselle. You can rest assured that over time, you WILL become the Swan Queen.
In this part, we are going to give you a few handy hints and tips for helping to perfect your make-up look. Many people develop their own little secrets to successful make-up application over time, and if you have any to add to this list, then please let us know for future make-up posts.
In this series of blog posts we are going to build up your knowledge and understanding of strength, fitness and flexibility for dancers. By the end of this series you will have a raft of new knowledge and understanding about the importance of certain aspects of dance training and the body.
This first blog post in the series deals with basic information about cardiovascular exercise for dance, covers why it is important, and why it shouldn't be avoided.