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Swans and Sleeping Beauties- Sunday, January 19, 2014

After a well dererved Christmas break we attended our first event of the year. After our show in CAE in December we recieved an invitation from Lucía Fonseca "Forevers noivas" to perfrom at her big bridal fashion event "Festinoivas" 2014 at Casino Figueira.

Lucía was very keen on the white tutus that we used for our Swanlake and Sleeping Beauty choreographies as it would go well with the theme. She also requested that our "Prince" would escort the main bride on the cat walk in the end of the show. 

 (nervous swans backstage)

The piece from Swan lake is called "dance of the cygnets" and is a higlhy technical piece on pointe which requires a lot of strenght, dicipline, team work and many many hours of painful rehearsals!! Yesterday, it was performed by some of our girls from our intemediate ballet group, all between 13-15 years old. Choreography tought by Maria Freitas de Branco who also once starred in Swan lake in her professional career.

watch the performace here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axxpk1dXkEc

Our Second ballet piece was from "The Sleeping beauty" and was performed by some of our talented grade 3 ballet students. Watch the performace here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-idBiWxXbGw     in the end of the video there is a featured part of "prince Diogo" walking the bride.

At this event we also had our own very talented young lady singing, Inês Simões, I will always love you..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNb4R2yyx98

Espetáculo de angariação de fundos para o clube mocidade Covense- Friday, November 08, 2013

Last Saturday 2nd of November  two of Figueira Stage School´s talented singing students Inês Simões and Ana Rita Oliveira participated in a fundraising performance for Clube Mocidade Covense Freguesia S. Pedro.

Inês sang My heart will go on and Longe do Mundo and Ana Rita sang "Mommy" by Selah Sue. Here is a sample of what it sounded like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI2nDOCqc2M&feature=youtu.be

NEWS LETTER AGOSTO 2013 - regresso as aulas- Thursday, August 29, 2013

NEWSLETTER AGOSTO/SETEMBRO 2013

 Caros alunos e pais,

Esperamos que tenham tido um bom verão. Aqui estão algumas informações do que vai acontecer em 2013/2014

 Começamos dia 2 de Setembro

 Horário

Pode haver algumas alterações no horário em setembro, é sempre difícil prever o horário escolar e outras atividades. Vamos tentar atender às necessidades de todos.

 Preços

Os nossos clientes 2012/13:

Inscrição / Seguro anual – todos os nossos clientes que estavam inscritos connosco nos últimos 6 meses, não terão de pagar Inscrição em Setembro. Em vez disso, irá aumentar as taxas de € 2-3 por mês. Achamos que talvez seja um sistema melhor para dividir a taxa do seguro ao longo de 10 meses. Se houver mais do que um membro da família na escola você terá 5% de desconto * na menor Mensalidade. (* Isto não inclui os alunos que já fazem parte de qualquer protocolo)

Novos clientes: irão pagar uma taxa de 15€, caso venham mais membros da família ,estes não irão pagar inscrição .

 

Preços por mês:

1 Aula x 23€, 2 Aulas x 32€, 3 Aulas x 42 €, passe livre x 50€, Baby dance x 14 €

Paga por aula sem Inscrição: 6€

 Infelizmente não podemos continuar o Pacote das 10 Aulas. O Sistema já não funciona bem  e cria algumas complicações agora que temos mais professores na escola com alunos que estão fazer várias aulas diferentes. Quem comprou aulas em Maio ou Junho 2013 pode terminar o seu Pacote.

 

Novas Aulas

Teremos o prazer de apresentar uma nova professora de ballet, Prof Maria de Freitas Branco. A prof. Maria tem uma carreira internacional, enquanto  bailarina de ballet clássico e como professora. Ela fazia parte da Companhia Ballet Gulbenkian durante muitos anos e também aparecendo em grandes ballets como Giselle, La Sylphide, Aida, Eugene Oneigin e mais.

A prof. Maria vai uma vez por semana fazer uma aula de ballet Clássico, desenvolver os nossos alunos que são de grau 4, 5, intermediário e avançado no trabalho de pontas, técnica na barra e repertório Clássico. As aulas da Prof. Maria vai ser nas Quintas Feiras.

 

Baby Dance! É uma aula de dança de 30 min para crianças entre os 2-3 anos de idade, uma introdução ao explorar a música e movimento.

 

SAPATEADO EM PROMOÇÃO!

Vamos oferecer aulas de sapateado gratuitos a todos os alunos com mais de 7 anos de idade que estão fazer 2 ou mais aulas por semana. Alugamos sapatos de sapateado por € 5 euros por mês. Inscrições limitadas! A promoção é valida ate dia 15 de Dezembro!

 Jiu-Jitsu

Aulas de Jiu Jitsu começam em Outubro. 

Pagamentos por transferência bancaria - Mudamos os nossos dados, por favor pede o novo NIB se deseja pagar por transferência

Bancaria.

 

AUDIÇÃO BOLSA CASINO FIGUEIRA!

Data: Sábado, 21 de Setembro 2013 

O CASINO FIGUEIRA vai para o terceiro ano consecutivo oferecer 2 bolsas para duas crianças talentosas entre 10-18 anos. A bolsa dará acesso ilimitado às aulas na Figueira Stage School durante o ano letivo 2013/14.

 

 

Novo Colaboração

 

OPORTUNIDADE 1!

Está a procurar um ATL para os seus filhos?
A Figueira Stage School já iniciou uma colaborarão com o ATL Academia dos Pequenitos que vai dar 10% desconto no serviço de ATL para quem frequentar as aulas na Figueira Stage School.

OPORTUNIDADE 2!

A Academia dos Pequenitos oferece aos alunos de Figueira Stage School transporte da escola pré/primaria/ciclo (zona figueira) para as aulas de dança a partir de €7.50/mês!!!

Para mais informações, contacte a Academia no Tlf:233413323
E-mail: geral@academiadospequenitos.com

 Morada: Rua Rancho das Cantarinhas, nº38 - loja r/ch esq. (por cima do Pingo doce)

 

 

 HORÁRIO

Ballet Clássico

Pré Ballet – terça feira 17.45h (3-5 anos)

Ballet Primaria (grau – 1) sábado 11h (5-6 anos)

Grau 1 – segunda feira 17.45h (6anos+)

Grau 2 – Segunda feira e Quarta feira 18.45h

Grau 3 – Segunda feira e Quarta feira 18.45h

Grau 4 – Quinta feira 17.45h

Grau 5 – Quinta feira 17.45

Intermedio – segunda feira as 19.45h e Quinta feira as 17.45h

Avançado – Quinta feira as 17.45h

Adultos – Sábado 12h

 

Jazz Dance

Grau 1-3 quinta feira 17.45h

Grau 4 + adultos sexta feira 18.15h

 

Hip-hop

Pré – sábado as 12h

Primaria – Sexta feira 17.45h

Grau 1 – Quarta Feira 17.45h

Grau 2 - Terça Feira e quinta feira 18.45h

Grau 3 - Terça feira 19.45h e sexta feira 18.45h

 

Dance Contemporânea

12anos+adultos quinta feira 19.45h

 

GLEE

11 anos+ -  Quinta Feira  18.45h

 

Teatro Musical

7anos+ - terça feira 18.45h

 

Sapateado

12anos +adultos – quarta feira 20h

7anos+ - Sábado 11h

 

Aulas de Zumba

Segunda feira e sexta feira as 10h

Terça feira e sexta feira as 20h

 

Aulas de Canto- a confirmar em Setembro

Aulas de Corpo e mente – a confirmar em Setembro

 

Exames de dança 2013- Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The 4th of May we had our second year of Exams in Figueira Stage School. We work with the British institution PTD (proffessional teachers of dancing) who has certificated courses in dance and performing arts. All courses from Grade 1 now give OFQUAL Credits http://ofqual.gov.uk/  which counts towards normal school education and may help if you choose to persue an artisic career.

Why do exams? The courses are made of syllabus work suitable for childrens age and physical ability. It controls the progress so the children delvelop the right strenght and technique required. The right type of training is fundamental and essential to a dancer as "bad training" can lead to serious injuries of bones, muscles and ligaments later on in life. Example: Pointe Work only enters in the Intermediate foundation Grade. Why? Only at that age with the right training, between 12-15 years of age, childrens bodies and technique will be strong enough to support the demand to work on pointe.

Every year an examiner will evaluate your work to see how you are progressing and what you need to work on. Our youngest candidates this year were our 5 year olds who entered the ballet exam in "preliminary grade" ballet.

We had 42 of our students doing exams this time compared to 22 last year.

This year it was the president of PTD, Eleanor Cochrane who came to examine our students.

The overall feedback was that she thought we had some lovely talented students and everyone were very polite and well behaved! (referring to the little ones). Here is a picture of Eleanor and our youngest candidates preliminary ballet, ballet lower grade 1 and grade 1, all  5-7 years old!

here are some of our other candidates who entered exams this year:

Ines Brás, Ballet Grade 3

 Barbara, Mariana e Alexandra: Ballet grade 4

Ana Luisa, Beatriz e Carlota: Ballet grade 2

Mariana, Inês N, Inês R, Rita, Maria C, Maria P: Hip-hop Grade 1

Inês, Sara, Matilde, Kikas, Ana Luisa, Juliana, Margarida, Irina e Carolina: Hip-hop Grade 2

Dia Mundial da Dança 2013- Wednesday, May 08, 2013

On the 28th of April we had a bit of a hectic day full of events. We started of with a ZUMBA workshop in the pavilhão Caras Direitas at 11h held by our Zumba teacher Emily Gooijer.

At 12.30 we were back in school for an hour to paint 3 of our girls in gold  and to do all the ballet girls hair. We were invited to 2 events this year, one in Caras Direitas and one in the Casino and of course we accepted to perform at both events!

At 14h we were back at Caras Direitas to open the event with our little grade 1 ballet girls performing "sugar plum fairy" from the Nut Cracker.

 

Here youy can see them perform: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZEtYpmyUIE

Our older intermediate ballet girls performed "Aimer" a choreography that will show up in our coming summer shows on the 13th of June and 5th of July!

At 15h we rushed to the Casino to open their show with our ballet grade 2 group performing "Be our Guest". Our last perfomance of the day was our hip hop grade 2 group performing "get up"

here you can see them perform.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEEDyuDcXCE

Ganharam em style! (whop whop)- Monday, April 29, 2013

Congratulations to our girls "best friends 4ever" (Rita Sousa, Maria Costa, Inês Nunes) who won a dance competition and got to perform "Gangnam Style" in the Casino yesterday at the event "dar as mão a dançar" organized by escola João Barros Figueira da Foz.  It shows that all the hard work and reheasals you do is worth it!! Figueira stage school is super proud!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi-TvV3bHtE&feature=youtu.be

                                      here you can see the perform!

Congratulations also to another one of our students, Joana Sofia, who won  their age group with a choreography she made up with a friend.

Tatyana - a world class performance in Figueira da Foz for only €5- Saturday, April 27, 2013

I was lucky enough to have the oppertunity to be able to see the amazing show Tatyana, choreographed by one of Brazils most recognised contempory dance choreographers Deborah Colker. Pioneering using the term of "movement director" she has directed and created choreography for many various theatre shows from theatre plays to cirque de solei.

Colker is famous for playing with gerometic forms and in this particular show," Tatyana", a giant wooden mobile structure appears like a tree with curving ramps which is clevery used by the dancers  to set the scenes. The characters Onegin, Lensky, Olga and Tatyana are danced between 1 to 8 dancers at the same time without distracting the audience from the story and the intensity between the characters. The music varies from classical, contempory and has various samba influences and is very cleverly put toghether in sections of the show. There is also a narrator  that portraits  a Puskin figure that is shared with Colker herself taking on short solo parts 2 times in the show.

The show is based on a novel by Alexandre Pushkin, a story seen as one of Russias Classic master peices from the 19th century. Music originally written by Tchaikovsky was also used in the show.

(TATYANA) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX9a9C_wf5M 

Plot: In the 1820s, Eugene Onegin is a bored  whose life consists of balls, concerts, parties and nothing more. One day he inherits a landed estate from his uncle. When he moves to the country, he strikes up a friendship with his neighbor, a starry-eyed young poet named Vladimir Lensky. One day, Lensky takes Onegin to dine with the family of his fiancée, the sociable but rather thoughtless Olga Larina. At this meeting he also catches a glimpse of Olga's sister Tatyana. A quiet, precocious romantic and the exact opposite of Olga, Tatyana becomes intensely drawn to Onegin. Soon after, she bares her soul to Onegin in a letter professing her love. Contrary to her expectations, Onegin does not write back. When they meet in person, he rejects her advances politely but dismissively and condescendingly. 

Later, Lensky mischievously invites Onegin to Tatyana's name day celebration promising a small gathering with just Tatyana, her sister, and her parents. When Onegin arrives, he finds instead a boisterous country ball, a rural parody of and contrast to the society balls of St. Petersburg he has grown tired of. Onegin is irritated with the guests who gossip about him and Tatyana, and with Lensky for persuading him to come. He decides to avenge himself by dancing and flirting with Olga. Olga is insensitive to her fiancé and apparently attracted to Onegin. Earnest and inexperienced, Lensky is wounded to the core and challenges Onegin to fight a duel; Onegin reluctantly accepts, feeling compelled by social convention. During the duel, Onegin unwillingly kills Lensky. Afterwards, he quits his country estate, traveling abroad to deaden his feelings of remorse.

Several years pass, and  Onegin has come to attend the most prominent balls and interact with the leaders of old Russian society. He sees a most beautiful woman, who captures the attention of all and is central to society's whirl, and he realizes that it is the same Tatyana whose love he had once turned away. Now she is married to an aged prince. Upon seeing Tatyana again, he becomes obsessed with winning her affection, despite the fact that she is married. However, his attempts are rebuffed. He writes her several letters, but receives no reply. Eventually Onegin manages to see Tatyana and presents to her the opportunity to renew their past love. days when they might have been happy, but that time has passed. Onegin repeats his love for her. Faltering for a moment, she admits that she still love.

I have been a fan of Deborahs work since it was introduced to me a few years ago but i was truly impressed by Tatyana. A rather heavy story became an easy watched spectacle, dynamic and interesting, sensual and erotic at times filled with atletic beautiful choreograpy performed by superb dancers.

For anyone who has time tomorrow sunday the 28/4 at 17.00h please find your way to CAE to see this unforgetable show. Tickets go for €5

Wicked - A historia não contada de "Feiticeiro de Oz"- Sunday, April 21, 2013

On the 20th of april 2013 our 2 girls were invited to sing at the SARAU CULTURAL in Arazede organized by CCD Figueira da Foz. Luzia Rocha and Mariana Ribeiro performed 3 songs from the Broadway hit musical Wicked! 2 solos and 1 duet. (Popular, Defying Gravity and For good).

Wicked: A  historia não contada de “Feiticeiro de Oz”  

(the untold story of "the wizard of oz")

Esta é uma história sobre o que estava acontecendo em Oz antes de Dorothy chegar. Elphaba, uma menina incompreendida, inteligente e pele verde-esmeralda que cresce para se tornar a Bruxa Malvada do Oeste e Gaaaa-linda, a bela, menina popular que cresce para se tornar Glinda, a Bruxa Bondosa do Norte. O "Wicked" estreou no Broadway em 2003.

Our golden girls!- Sunday, April 21, 2013

On the 6th of April this year we were invited to perform at a big event in CAE, a bridal exhibition show full of entertainment, orgainsed by

Lúcia Fonseca @ Forevers Noivas.

Because it was a Bridal show we decided to create and choreograph around a romantic theme. We performed "Be our Guest" taken from "Beauty and the Beast" and performed by grade 2 ballet, and "Aimer" from the french written musical "Romeo et Juliette, performed by our intermediate ballet. We wanted to make our girls look like godess statues so we spent over an hour painting our girls for the show. Dont they look pretty ?

Once again, thank you Lucia for inviting us to perform at your event!!