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Improve your leaps, turns and pirouettes this Easter

DANCE ACCELERATE is the name for a series of special dance masterclasses giving participants the opportunity to improve their skills with dance experts, including working on their pirouettes, leaps, turns and more. It’s also a chance for students to have a taster of dance disciplines that maybe they haven’t tried before. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance. DANCE ACCELERATE is taking place during the Easter holidays, with a dedicated day for each age group. It's open to both current students and non-members of Open Stage.

Jules Osmany to be head judge

We are excited to announce that once again the wonderful Jules Osmany will be our head judge for the 2019 Open Stage Performance Awards! A make-up artist for more than 30 years Jules is the founder of the national #RedLippyDay campaign which raises money every year for Dementia UK. She’s been a contestant on Come Dine With me, is a presenter on BBC Radio Northampton and is their roving reporter on their weekly Treasure Quest programme. Jules is also a member of a theatre group, and has performed in stage plays too. Remember the deadline to register to take part is TOMORROW FRIDAY 15TH AT NOON - register via www.bookwhen.com/openstage

Deadline to register for Performance Awards

The deadline to enter this year's performance awards is noon on Friday 15th March. This is the fifth year that the performance awards have taken place and this year we are very excited to be moving to a new venue for the event - the Thomas Becket Theatre (Thomas Becket School). We find that children always enjoy taking part in the awards. It also gives family members the chance to see what students are studying in class. We have independent guest judges and its always a positive and fun day for everyone involved. There are three categories - vocal, drama and dance. Find out everything you need to know including how to enter here.

New Great Big Storybook course

A new Great Big Storybook course starts this Friday (8th) at 9.30am. We're going on a magical adventure under the sea with Barry the Fish! It's going to be lots of fun with music, puppets, activities, dressing up and much more - it's perfect for new walkers to preschoolers. Book your place via www.bookwhen.com/openstage

Do you need a costume for World Book Day?

Do you need a costume for World Book Day? We have some costumes available to hire - you can come and try them on this Saturday 10am to 12pm. Various prices around £5 per costume plus a £5 returnable deposit. All funds raised support our summer show.

Well done Team Carter

Thanks to everyone who came along to our eighties fundraiser! And a big well done to our winning quiz team - Team Carter, our runners up Team Tappers and all the fantastic quiz teams that took part. It was a fun evening and we hope to plan something like this again very soon.