Jaide`s Stage Studios are moving

We have finally moved to a bigger Studio

 

As yet, we do not have a phone, as we will no longer be able to have our old landline number, but will have a separate mobile for business. Once we have this I will Update the contact information on the site

We also hope to have an ‘Open Evening’ on 31st Aug with a celebrity so stay tuned for updates. Please check the Facebook page for more up to date information on this one.

If you have any suggestions, or ideas for moving forward we are always open to recommendations.

 

We have also amended our timetable, please check link for details.

 

New address:

RUGBY COLLEGE’,
Technology Drive,
Rugby
CV21 1AR

 

MEDAL DAY PRESENTATION OF AWARDS – Sunday 15th July

Jaide’s Stage Studios have been really busy over the last few weeks with a variety of events, ending with their Bi-Annual Medal Day Presentation of Awards, before they break up at the end of July for the Summer holidays

Jaide explained “Our Bi-annual Medal Day held at Rugby College this year was fantastic and ran smoothly from start to finish and all my students performed brilliantly to parents, family & friends. It was also an opportunity for the general public to come along and watch the standard and progress of the student’s work over the past year. The Adjudicator was very positive and gave lovely encouraging comments to all the performers. The students were all awarded with a medal and certificate for each of the subjects which they study and the Adjudicator awarded a trophy to each class, per subject who in her opinion deserved to be recognised.

Earlier in the day, the “commitment class”, who audition for a place in this class performed one of their winning lyrical routines to a version of ‘Drops of Jupiter’ in full costume and to end the day, performed another of their outstanding winning routines to a medley from “The Showman” which received fantastic applause”

Special mentions must go to our trophy winners who were: Zara Ette, Elsie College, Emmie Francis, Gabriela Grzeszczyk, Sophia Brown, Keira Jarrett, Miah Wilkinson, Rebecca Mazere, Karolina Postolska, Martha Kasonso, Larissa Da Silva, Isabelle Henden, Alicja Olczyk, Maya Adeniyi, Mackenzie Wilkinson and Katelyn Howes. Special trophy awards from the whole school were awarded to Summer Harvey who received the ‘runner-up trophy’,  and the ‘Overall Trophy Winner’ of the day went to Isabelle Stewart”.

Classes recommence in September, for details email sandra51c@outlook.com

Annual Stage Festival 2017

Jaide’s Stage Festival 2017

 

 

Jaide’s Stage Studios, Sandra & Jaide Ellery-Martin, hosted their Annual Competitive Festival over the last two weekends at Lutterworth College Theatre. The festival runs from 9am until 8pm with non-stop dance over four full days.

Nine schools from various parts of the country, Rugby, Gloucestershire, Nuneaton, Leicester, Birmingham, Leamington & Derbyshire all competed against each other in various categories and ages from baby sections through to 20yrs plus. Categories included, ballet, tap, modern, song & dance, acrobatics, lyrical, contemporary, greek, character & own arrangement sections.

Jaide said, “We have had an absolutely amazing two weekends and I couldn’t be more proud of my students !! Weoffer a separate competition class where our students audition and are then selected having passed a series of set exercises including various tricks & stunts, and these students are invited to participate in not only our festival, but further afield.

We entered a total of 31 routines of which we had 28 placed, with Seven 1st places, Eleven 2nd places, Six 3rd places and Four 4th places! To top that off, we won an array of trophies that were totally unexpected but very well deserved! Summer Harvey- Highest Mark ‘A’ Novice Solo, Izzy Henden Highest Mark ‘C’ Novice Solo, Sophie Goldsworth-Linnel, Summer Harvey & MarthaKasonso- Highest Mark Primary Trio, Regan Arnold, Jaide Rollins, Isabelle Stewart & Kenzie Wilkinson- Highest Mark Junior Quartet, Summer Harvey- Most Promising Primary and Isabelle Stewart- Most Promising Inter!

The competition was adjudicated by Miss Pam Chater, who is a Senior Examiner with the British Theatre Dance Association and Head Examiner, having adjudicated throughout the UK and abroad including New Zealand, Canada, China, South Africa, Dubai, Qatar, Portugal & Malta.

I would like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone who volunteered so much of their time to help run this festival so smoothly, and to all the performers from the opposition who made it so friendly

Please check some pictures from the festival in our gallery.

DANCE SCHOOL OF THE YEAR UK/EUROPE 2017

Now in its 5th year, the Dance School of the Year Awards was founded by Anne Walker MBE to celebrate the achievements of theatre dance schools who so often do not receive the recognition they deserve.

From the thousands of dance schools of all sizes across the UK and Europe, 34 schools including ‘Jaide’s Stage Studios’, based in Rugby, Warwickshire, have been shortlisted across four categories which are:

  • Up to 100 students
  • 100-200 students
  • Over 200 students
  • Vocational Schools (Vocational is a full-time school whose primary purpose is to prepare students for a career in dance and the performing arts)

Receiving our Finalist Certificate at the Awards Ceremony for ‘Dance School of the Year 2017 UK/Europe’
Thanks to Anne Walker MBE for a fabulous evening. #mumanddaughtertimeawardshardworkspaysoff

Judges this year were

  • Entrepreneur and Businessman Paul Haigney
  • Francesca Filpi who danced with The Royal Ballet Company for many years and is now a teacher, judge and adjudicator
  • Broadcaster and journalist and life-long dance supporter Angela Rippon CBE

The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony which will be held at a glamorous black-tie event at the Woodbury Park Hotel in Devon later this month.

As well as winners in each category there is an Overall Winner who will be crowned Dance School of the Year 2017. Trophies are awarded to winners of all categories as well as prizes provided thanks to the generous sponsorship of Everywoman, Dancing Times and Creative Mouse.

Anne Walker MBE, a former dance teacher who has founded and run a number of businesses including International Dance Supplies, created these Awards to celebrate this incredible industry. She says: “Dance teachers should be applauded and celebrated. So much more than just a teacher – they are almost a substitute parent to many of their students as they are role models, mentors and social workers, offering support, stability and a disciplined approach to life. They instil a love of dance, music and theatre which will hopefully turn many students into tomorrow’s theatre-goers if not performers or teachers.

Photo: With Angela Rippon CBE

Fellow dance teachers have supported me in my career over many years and now I hope, through these Awards, we can all celebrate the life-long passion for dance and the achievements of theatre dance teachers everywhere.”

Thank you so much for all the lovely messages of support everyone! We didn’t win the big one, but to be selected as a finalist which was open to thousands of dance schools of all sizes across the UK and Europe was an unbelievable achievement for us! We were over the moon to be shortlisted for ‘DANCE SCHOOL OF THE YEAR’ and is recognition of not only our commitment to all our students but has raised our profile as an outstanding local business. How proud are we!! Jaide and I had a fantastic evening at the awards event in Devon, (I even had a glass of wine), met some lovely dance teachers and even managed to get a selfie with Angela Rippon CBE who wished us all the best and good luck for the future! Massive thanks to Anne Walker MBE who created these awards to celebrate the dance industry and who organised such a fantastic event – we look forward to being nominated again next year! xx

 

     

March 2017 – Exam Results

An IDTA Examination session was held at the studios with students maintaining our 100% pass rate.

A special mention must go to students Isabelle Stewart who received a fantastic mark of 91 for her ‘Freestyle Bronze Two Award’ and Isabelle Henden who also received a brilliant mark of 91 for her ‘Freestyle Silver Award’

Charity Haircut

Jaide’s Hair Cut for the ‘Little Princess Trust’ – 30/9/17

 

Jaide Ellery-Martin Principal of Jaide’s Stage Studios, a performing arts school based in Rugby,  decided after having long hair for years and reading about children who lose their hair through Cancer treatment and other illnesses, that she would have it cut to raise money for the ‘Little Princess Trust’.

Jaide said, “It costs around £500 to make each individual wig, so I set up a ‘Just Giving’ page which encourages sponsors to donate money towards this amazing cause and provide real hair wigs for these sick children. I was very nervous and apprehensive, and really admire those who actually shave their heads, and this was a massive decision for me to make. As a dance teacher I need to set an example to my students so it has to be a certain length to be able to wear it in a hair bun, and I can just about manage it with the length it was cut. Jess Warren of Lisa Collins Hairdesign, based in Norton Leys, Bilton, put me at ease and did an amazing job free of charge, and I love my new hairstyle. I managed to raise a total of £305.00 with some cash donations, and others have still promised to donate. I want to thank everyone who gave me encouragement and donated to such a brilliant cause. I could not have done this without all their support – Thank you so much”

Collection Pote

We are delighted to be selected to have our charity pots distributed in various businesses around Rugby Town Centre for our school, which provides free and subsidised dance placements to children who are dis-advantaged, under privileged, families on low incomes, special needs & the ethnic minorities subject to funding!!! Every penny counts – thank you so much to all our local business owners !! xx

 

More details in our charity section on the website!