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November 14th & December 3rd 2015 -
Starlets sand and danced at the Broad St Mall Christmas Light Switch on and also the Woodley Winter Extravaganza
November 7th 2015 -
Over 25 Starlets successfully auditioned and performed in Aladdin at the Kenton Theatre in Henley
November 6th 2015 -
Starlets were asked to perform at the Pride of Reading Awards in which they danced and helped the award winners collect their awards hosted by Chris Tarrant and special appearances from guest stars.
Josie Tyacke & Bethia Ward were also both successful in auditioning to sing alongside X Factor contestant Danyl Johnson
October 3rd 2015 -
Starlets performed at the Wilde Theatre in Bracknell making a guest appearance in Vanquish Show 'Imagniarium'
July 4th 2015 -
Starlets have been selected to provide 46 dancers to perform at this years Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone! A very exciting opportunity for Starlets to be part of!
June 7th 2015 -
Our annual Summer Show will take place at Bearwood Theatre on Sunday 7th June for our main school. This years show is called 'The Circle of Life' - Tickets now on sale!
May 2015 -
40 Starlets will be performing in Annie Jr at the Kenton Theatre, Henley on Fri 29th & Sat 30th May 2015
PRINCIPAL LOUISE - BABY NEWS!
Principal Louise announced her Baby News in March 2015! She is expecting a baby girl in September 2015! Thank you for everyones kind words.
Nov & Dec 2014 -
Starlets performed at Broad St mall Xmas Light Switch on & Woodley Winter Extravaganza as well as our annual Xmas Showcase
Saturday 4th October 2014 -
Starlet Stage 6's we asked to guest perform at Vanquish Dance Company show 'Caberet Playground' at the Wilde Theatre in Bracknell
Saturday 4th October 2014 -
Starlet officially move to their NEW stunning premises at Shinfield Grange! Good times for the future
July 2014 -
Starlet Stage 5's were asked to perform at the Thames Water Awards Ceremony in Reading
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th June 2014 -
Starlet Dance Schools annual Summer Show called 'Rhythm of Life' at the Bearwood Theatre, Sindlesham
Thursday 29th - Saturday 31st May 2014 -
45 Starlets appeared in 'The Little Mermaid' at the Kenton Theatre in Henley
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Starlet Dance School gets involved in many local and nationals events which gives the children great performance opportunities. Below are past and future events and news! To view some of our photos, please click here to view our gallery.
2013 was another successful year of many performances and opportunities for Starlet!
Annie Feb 2013 –
Over 50 Starlets appeared in Annie at the Kenton Theatre. See write up further down.
Fashion show April 2013
Principal Louise produced the Broad Street Mall Fashion Show in April 2013. Starlet children & teens were auditioned to take part alongside professional adult male & female models. A total of 6 half an hour fashion shows took part over the weekend from TK Maxx, New Look, Blue Inc, Bride To Be, Altimus and many more
Summer show June 2013
Our annual summer show called 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' in memory of Maisie Beckwith was performed over the weekend on Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th June 2013 at the Bearwood Theatre. It was a fantastic weekend of superb, high quality performances and energy! We are so proud of everyone who took part!
Professional Music Video June 2013
We were so excited to be asked by a well renowned record producer to supply children to appear in the launch of a new girl group '5 Angels' and their song 'World Domination' in June 2013. The fantastic film set was on an airport runway in Surrey with a huge Boeing 747 plane! 21 Starlets danced their socks off all day and the sunshine shone!
The girl group 5 Angels have performed at events with Jessie J, Lawson and Union J. They have appeared with their music video on CBBC Blue Peter in September 2013 and will be a supporting act with Union J on their UK Tour at the end of 2013! Amazing that Starlets are involved with the launch of this fantastic and exciting girl group! More amazing events to follow! Watch this space........
Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in November 2013 – Over 40 Starlets appeared in the fantastic show of Joseph from 1st – 3rd November at the Kenton Theatre, Henley. The standard of singing & dancing was extremely high and the performers all wowed the audience in a weekend of 7 performances! Well Done to all involved! Your hard work really paid off!
Starlet Dance School celebrated 10 years by having a Big Glitzy Ball at the Hilton Hotel, Reading on Saturday 13th October 2012. With over 130 guests all dressed up for this fantastic black tie event, all the guests arrived walking down the red carpet for photos, to then get a drink before going through to the main room for a sit-down 3 course meal. All the tables were beautifully decorated with high Martini Vases and Fish bowls, with the flowers of the starlet colours purple, blue and yellow. After the meal a few thank you speeches from the Principal Louise and her mother Paulyne to all who have followed them on what has been an amazing journey! Entertainment was the wonderful ‘Jersey Guys’ who all put on a fantastic show! A surprise performance from Principal Louise and Adult dance teacher Bethany and Rock Choir member Natalie, singing ‘My Boyfriends Back’, wowed everyone! Once the entertainment came to the end in true dance school fashion everyone was up dancing until 1am! It was a truly fantastic and enjoyable evening by all. It was great to all share what fantastic childhood memories the children have had and for parents to see how much the school has grown and now become the close ‘Starlet Family’ unit it is today!
Flowers provided by one of our parents Emma Curtis – www.amflorists.co.uk
Entertainments by The Jersey Guys – www.jerseyguys.co.uk
Saturday 1st October 2011 - Henley-on-Thames
Starlet Dance School was contacted to provide dancers to perform for Arlene Phillips ('So You Think You Can Dance' Judge and ex-Strictly Come Dancing Judge) at Henley on 1st October 2011. The children chosen to perform were aged between 7-14 years old.
The day went really well.....with an early start at 7am to meet at the Dance Studios for hair and make-up to be done (Thank you to Amy & Becky Lewendon!). Parents and children then made our way to Henley to the Kenton Theatre. When arriving the children met with Arlene and had their photos taken. Once the Theatre was full, Arlene read from some of her children's books and the children then performed their 'street dance' routine for her. Her comments after were "Sensational.....simply sensational" and the "best dance group I have seen in a while, whilst touring around the country". She then spoke to the children and gave inspirational feedback and comments - all positive! The children then got their books signed and more pictures taken with her and again she commented on how amazing the standard of the girls were!
You should all be very proud! Well Done Starlets!!
Broad Street Mall Christmas Light Switch On – 16th November 2013 – A huge well done to Starlets in Stages 3, 4 & 5 and to our fantastic Starlet Choir who performed after celebrities Catherine Tyldesley & Ryan Thomas from Coronation Street turned on the Christmas lights. A brilliant performance by everyone and a beautifully sang ‘Seasons of Love’ by our choir! Please follow our You Tube link to hear them - Click here.
Summer Show - With the Success of our Summer Show weekend at Bearwood Theatre on Saturday 30th June – Sunday 1st July 2012, we had over 180 performers taking part. This was the first show that Starlet Rock Choir took part. The weekend was a huge success with an amazing standard of performances throughout!
Debenhams Fashion Show - In June 2012 we were asked by Debenhams to provide children to Model & Dance for their Fashion Show, which took place at the Oracle, Reading. This was a fantastic opportunity for the children who got to wear fantastic outfits and clothing.
Jubilee Celebrations – We were asked to entertain Reading at the Broad Street Mall Jubilee Celebrations. Several of Starlets stages took part and a fantastic day of performances was had by all! We received lots of fantastic feedback of the standard by members of the public.
Recording Studio Experience – To help celebrate the school running for 10 years, Starlet’s Stage 5’s went to a professional recording studio to record our ‘Starlet’s Dancing’ Finale/Bow Song! It was a brilliant day, with the sun shining. The girls were so professional and all naturals in the studios, remembering their harmonies and laying down the whole track in 1 day!
Broad Street Mall Christmas Light Switch On – Starlet Dance School & Starlet Rock Choir all took part in Readings BIG Christmas Light Switch on, on Saturday 17th November 2012. Fantastic performances by all! Getting Reading ready for Christmas!
Woodley Winter Extravaganza – Starlets & Starlet Rock Choir braved the cold to sing and dance in Woodley Town Centre for their Christmas Winter Extravaganza on Sunday 2nd December 2012! Although it was cold, it was a brilliant day and everyone was in the festive mood! Holidays are coming!
Supporting the Jersey Guys – Starlet Rock Choir were asked to support the Jersey Guys at a local gig/event they had! The choir have come a long way since the summer and sang ‘Like A Prayer’ and many other songs! The standard was fantastic and the audience highly enjoyed their performances!
Jessica in DFS Advert – Starlet pupil Jessica Masseron was chosen by a casting agency to appear in the Christmas DFS Advert! An exciting opportunity for Jessica and has also recently just finished a weekend of filming for the new Molly Moon film! Well Done Jessica you're doing Starlet proud!
Starlet Xmas Showcase – To end what has been a fantastic year – the whole of Starlet performed in our Christmas Showcase on Saturday 15th December 2012!
Stage 5 Pupils performing at Street Dance Extreme at the Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke - Sunday 24th July 2011
Several Stage 5 Girls will be performing at the Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke on Sunday 24th July at 7pm, performing their Street Dance Routine 'Brownie Promise'.
Street Dance Xtreme - an evening of top street dance acts from around the UK, brought together by Pure Productions for one night only.
Including the award winning FatBoyZ Dance Crew who represented the UK in the recent European Street Dance Championship, along with B BOY Silk from Sky’s 'Got To Dance' and 'POPPIN' Ron' from the BBC series 'So You Think You Can Dance', along with Street Force D.C, FatBoyz FreakZ and Embrace - these are just a few of the many acts performing for your entertainment. With the street dance industry growing each day this is one show simply not to be missed.
GOOD LUCK GIRLS!
Starlet Main School Summer Show 'Memories' - Saturday 9th July 2011
Children in Stages 2-5 will be performing at The Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke in their annual summer show on Saturday 9th July 2011 at 7:30pm.
Tickets are now on sale through the website - WWW.ANVILARTS.ORG.UK or by calling the Box Office on 01256 844 244.
This will be a great show with pieces from shows such as - The Wizard of Oz, Camp Rock, Sweet Charity, Little Shop of Horrors, Footloose, Anything Goes, Cats and many more....current street dances.....and the girls from the Annie UK Tour perform a few pieces too!
Lambs Lane Summer Fete - Sunday 3rd July 2011
Stage 3 and Stage 4 will be performing at 1pm at Lambs Lane Primary Schools Summer Fete. Stage 3 will be performing 'Beggin' and Stage 4 will be performing 'Work It Out'. Please come down and support all the children who are taking part and come and have a good fun day out!
Shinfield Summer Fete - Saturday 2nd July 2011
Stage 5 Girls will be performing at Shinfield Summer Fete on Saturday 2nd July at 3pm, on the school green. Please do come down and support the girls! :)
August 2016 -
Huge Well Done to Starlet pupils Brooke & Katie who have successfully auditioned and been selected to sing in the West End Godspell starring Kerry Ellis (West End - Wicked), Ramin Karimloo (phantom of the Opera) and Preeya Kalidas (Eastenders and Bend It Like Beckham). We are so, so proud of you girls and we can't wait to come and watch you!
July 2016 -
Principal Louise has received several nominations for a Pride of Reading Award for Encouraging Young People In The Arts from past & current pupils. You can read the link here - http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/pride-reading-inspirational-dance-teacher-11622563
July 16th 2016 -
Today we say farewell to 7 of our Starlets who are now 18+. Most of these girls have been with Starlet for almost 14 years. We would like to wish Bethia Ward, Amy Perkins, Ellie Nye, Molly McCormick, Chloe Hedges, Elizabeth Hughes & Tia Rzysko all the very best for the future and please keep in touch xx
July 10th 2016 -
Huge Congratulation to Holly Partlow who successfully auditioned for this years Pantomime at the Hexagon Theatre
July 10th 2016 -
Our younger Starlets aged 2.5-5 years had their summer show in the beautiful brand new Whitty Theatre and all enjoyed and performed on stage beautifully
July 2nd 2016 - SUMMER SHOW DAY!
After months of practising over 180 Starlets will take to the Hexagon Theatre stage today for our summer show 'Ascension' which is in loving memory of the dance school principal's baby daughter Adora Elsie Klann who sadly passed away in September 2015. All the children and adults have worked extremley hard and it is going to be an emotional but uplifting show. Break a Leg Starlets and SMILE!
June 2016 -
Huge Well Done to Bryony Martin who has gained a place to dance full time at London Studio Centre from September 2016. Bryony has been at Starlet since she was 4 years old and we wish her all the best in her perofrmance career for the future.
April 14th 2016 -
Starlets were asked to perform styles of Ballet and Jazz for the Mayors Dance Showcase at the Hexagon Theatre. Over 40 Starlets took part in a wonderful evening of dance and culture.
April 13th 2016 -
Tanith White & Katie Mulligan are in Children of Eden for a weeks run of shows at the Kenton Theatre in Henley. Break a leg for the week girls, Starlet is very proud of you!