Welcome to the New Year Silhouette families and welcome to all the new families joining us this term. We are pumped for an exciting year ahead without the disruptions of building work. It is so refreshing to know our studio home is complete and we can now focus all our energy into developing our students.
A few additional features will be added throughout the year such as more lighting and sound equipment in the theatre, projectors in studio one and the theatre, more mirrors throughout the studios and the development of studio four with new gym equipment. Any fundraising done throughout the year will go towards all these additional features.
Our website is all up to date with the latest information for 2022 and we are taking enrolments now. After such a successful December showcase we have been flooded with enrolments from new dancers so we advise all existing students to get their re-enrolment form done asap to avoid missing out on their preferred classes.
What a wonderful year it is shaping up to be!!! Have a great rest of January and we look forward to seeing you all at our first week back.
We have just entered our second Level Four lockdown in relation to the Covid crisis in New Zealand. This time round we are running all our lesson online via the zoom app. This is working surprisingly well and all the tutors and students are enjoying connecting again.
Unfortunately that has put our final building work on hold…..we were sooo close!!! Crossing all our fingers and toes that the work will be completed in time for Term Four so we can enjoy the building to its full potential over the two sunny terms.
We have just launched our new venue promo video and ready to start taking bookings from November onwards.
Welcome to Term Two and welcome to all the new families joining us this term. We are looking forward to lots of exciting events on the horizon such as the Big Night In, the Academy Floorshow Cabaret, the term two In-House Comp and the Winter Presentation.
We also have lots of birthday parties booked so there are going to be some excited children around the place celebrating those. Looking forward to seeing you all achieving great things in your classes this term.
We are nearing the end of Term One and looking forward to the upcoming Autumn presentation where our mini and recreational students will be performing, supported by some other items from various classes.
We are gearing up for stage two of our fitout which will begin in the April school holidays.
This month we welcome boys from all over New Zealand to the first ever NZ Boys Dance Convention. We will be hosting a weekend full of workshops, inspirational talks, mentoring, fun & general support for boys in dance.
Later in the month we have our first Silhouette in-house dance competition where children of all abilities will come together and perform in our on-site theatre. The evening will finish with a dance party and parent drinks.
Keep dancing and smiling!!!!
Kate here, welcome to 2021 and the most exciting year at Silhouette yet! This page will be regularly updated with interesting info about the studio, fun facts and any important notices such as cancellations, emergencies.
This year we move into our new venue and gosh it is incredibly exciting but also comes with its handful of concerns and challenges. The decision to move was based on the fact that we had hit max on capacity for our existing studio and could not provide what the students needed to ensure proper training continued, so we knew we needed to seriously look at moving.
I never imagined moving to such a large complex but a lot of thought and prayer has gone into the decision and I am feeling really at peace with it even though it is a huge personal risk to our family. The final tipping point was the support through covid, end of year show & fundraisers that made me realize we had an amazing community of families that understand our vision and are on board with it as much as we are so it is thanks to that support that we signed that lease. Go Team!!!
We are so full of appreciation to all the people of our dance community that have donated time and money into helping us create an amazing space for dancers and tutors to grow in Christchurch. We are excited to begin classes out of this new space from 18th January 2021.