Well it's been a while.........

Sorry for the lack of Blog posts recently! As most of you know I am now expecting my very own little 'Hidden Gem' due at the beginning of July and we are over the moon!

Despite my ankles taking me out of action for most of the running around, classes are taking place under the expertise of our lovely Natalia, and we are working towards our Summer Show.

More Details to follow but the title of the show is "There's no Place like Home" I know you are going to love it.

Thanks as always for your continued support, and we will see you all soon at the show....Maybe with a little bubba in tow!

With Love

Gemma x

Movies and Musicals - End of the Summer Term

Wow, What a great way to end our summer term!!

The children have been working so hard and we produced a great showcase, that made me very proud, I'm sure all you mums and dads felt the same. We really pushed the children and got them learning lots of material, and I though they did a great job. The New Malden Mini class combined song and dance with numbers like Bare necessities and I wanna be like you, from the Jungle book, The Coulsdon mini's learnt a fab dance to 'Happy' From the film Despicable me, and sang songs from the King and I and The Sound of Music. The 7-9 year old class even learnt lines to scenes and Alfie did a wonderful job at singing a solo of "Pure Imagination' from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was fantastic. Take a look at some pictures below.

'Naughty' From Matilda

'Naughty' From Matilda

Thanks also for your wonderful generosity with donating of raffle prizes and buying of raffle tickets. We raised over £50 on the raffle alone and this will be going towards 3 charities in the name of my late brother who passes away in March this year, aged 46. Those Charities are Great Olmond Street Hospital, Velindre Cancer Centre and Kidney research Wales.

So until September... I am busy planning, not resting, for the next year ahead but I am so looking forward to it! Hidden Gems is going from Strength to strength thanks to your support and all your little stars, who prove that when 'Performing for the love of it', There's nothing better!!!

Love

Gemma 

 

 

Summer Term - Movies and Musicals

We are now back after a lovely Easter Break and we begin work towards our summer showcase with full steam ahead.

9th July - Summer Showcase

9th July - Summer Showcase

The theme this term is Movies and Musicals. We are looking at some classic Musicals which were also made famous with movie versions such as Sound of Music and Bugsy Malone, and also some music from Movies, that aren't necessarily a Musical.

We will keep the rest under wraps and hope to see you there. Tickets will be available on sale asap, and if you are interested in helping out with costumes or anything else backstage please let me know.

Also it's not too late to join in, in fact we'd love to see some new faces in our classes so please share with anyone you feel might be interested and get them to come along for a trial class.

Love

Gemma

Skills Term

For the New Year since we've been back in the swing of things we've dedicated this term into really developing our skills. 

Working on our Drama, Dance and Singing Skills

Working on our Drama, Dance and Singing Skills

With our Mini Gems (3-6), we are using games and play to encourage imagination and expression through our faces and bodies and trying to build the confidence of the very little ones to be able to use their voice and start to think about projection.

For the Little Gems (7-9), as well as combining song and dance together, we are building in more technique through different styles of dance, working on corner work and some ballet techniques and starting to explore improvisation in drama.

For the Just Gems (10-13) We are looking at adding other dimensions to performance looking at improvising and writing scripts, and looking at movement and dance to enable us to tell a story by looking at ways we can incorporate things like hobbies into our dance routines, we're establishing routine and regular warm ups to enhance fitness and strength.

We Still have some space in our classes so it's not too late to join in, in fact it's perfect timing as we are starting to think about our summer show and will start work towards that after half term.

Please spread the word to anyone you think will enjoy hidden gems and wants to perform for the LOVE of it!

Best

Gemma 

Winter Wonderland and Merry Christmas!!

So So Proud of all our Hidden Gems for a fantastic Christmas Show!

We worked so hard all term and what they achieved in only a few weeks was just wonderful.

As was the support we received! I was so shocked and delighted at the amount of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters and friends who came along to support our show.

We really rely on your support and word of mouth to help hidden gems develop stronger and stronger, so a massive THANK YOU from us!

Lastly then as we come to the end of another year, I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year! We can't wait to see you all in 2016!

Best

Gemma x

A Star Turn

Peter Pan, New Wimbledon Theatre.

Peter Pan, New Wimbledon Theatre.

So delighted to announce that one of our very own Hidden Gems has a professional acting job.

Will McCormack, from Coulsdon, who attends our JUST GEMS class for 10-13 year olds, is about to take to the stage in New Wimbledon Theatre's Pantomime Production of "Peter Pan"

Will will be playing the role of "Toodles" one of the Lost Boys, and he will be sharing the stage with some well know actors, take a look at their website for more information.

The show opens from the 5th December 2015 and runs until 10th January 2016.

Congratulations Will, we are so proud of you and can't wait to come see you in action!

Will McCormack, Appearing as 'Toodles' in Peter Pan