Barbie Party

During the October school holidays we held our annual full day holiday program and had a Barbie Party! Students dressed up all in pink or as their favourite Barbie and spent the day at the studio with so many fun activities.

We started out by designing and making an outfit for Barbie to wear out of fabric, diamantes and accessories! Students all then played an ice breaker bingo game where we all learnt some new and interesting facts about each other. Next was a quick snack break of fairy bread.

After morning tea Miss Bella taught everyone a fun dance routine to "Dance The Night" from the new Barbie movie. After all that exercise it was time for the day spa! We had some refreshing cucumber sheet masks and enjoyed a short meditation to relax while the mask did its magic. It was then time to get glamourous with manicures. We had a range of different nail polish colours as well as nail art stickers to make ourselves fabulous.

Lunch break included supplied sandwiches and fruit while students enjoyed a Barbie themed activity sheet with fun games and colouring in. After lunch we had even more games with pin the ponytail on the Barbie and a Barbie themed memory game.

It was then time to settle in for a movie, we chose "Barbie & The 12 Dancing Princesses" - while being served popcorn and hot chocolate. After the movie we all shared our favourite parts of the day and then wrapped the afternoon up with a final game of musical bobs!

Throughout the whole day students had a blast in our Barbie photobox where they could take their own photos with a range of pink props! We had over 200 photos which were sent to parents so they could download their favourites.

Take a look at our highlights video of how much fun everyone had. Will you join us at next years?


Finalist in the 2023 Australian Women’s Small Business Champion Awards

We are overjoyed to announce that Showtime HMS Performing Arts has achieved the remarkable feat of becoming a finalist in the 2023 Australian Women's Small Business Champion Awards! This prestigious recognition is a testament to our unwavering dedication and the fantastic support we've received from our incredible team, valued clients, and the dynamic network of women in business who are not just colleagues but friends.

The Australian Women's Small Business Champion Awards are a celebration of the most outstanding small businesses in Australia, all of which are proudly led by women. This year, the competition reached new heights, with a record-breaking 2,500 high-quality entries from small businesswomen across the nation. Being named a finalist in such a competitive field is a true honor and proof of our commitment to excellence.

The excitement doesn't end there! The winners of the 2023 Women's Champions Awards will be unveiled at a sell-out event, expected to host around 1,000 guests. This grand celebration will take place at the impressive Western Sydney Conference Centre on Saturday, 23rd September 2023. We can hardly wait to see who will take home the coveted awards and share this momentous occasion with fellow businesswomen and supporters.

As we eagerly await the winner's announcement in September, we look forward to the future with great anticipation. Showtime HMS Performing Arts is committed to pushing the boundaries of excellence in the performing arts and contributing to the vibrant small business landscape led by women in Australia.

Stay tuned as we embark on this exciting journey, and we can't wait to share the outcome of the 2023 Australian Women's Small Business Champion Awards with all of you. Thank you for being a part of our incredible story!

Performing Arts School of the Year 2023

We are thrilled to announce that we have been honoured with the prestigious award for Performing Arts School of the Year in the Australia Prestige Awards 2023!

For the past 16 years, Corporate Live Wire & LTG have dedicated themselves to recognizing outstanding businesses through their national and international awards. In 2018, they extended their appreciation to smaller, independent businesses by introducing regional awards, acknowledging their exceptional success and hard work at a local level.

"After receiving a multitude of nominations for this year's Australia Prestige Program, and after careful consideration by our esteemed panel of industry expert judges, we are overjoyed to announce that Showtime HMS Performing Arts has been selected as the winner in the category of Performing Arts School of the Year."

This award is a testament to Showtime HMS' unwavering commitment to excellence in performing arts education. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated staff, passionate students, and supportive community for their continuous belief in our vision.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this incredible journey. Your support and encouragement are what drives us to push the boundaries and create unforgettable experiences in the world of performing arts. Congratulations once again to Helen and the entire Showtime HMS Performing Arts team for this remarkable achievement!

Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we continue to strive for excellence and inspire the next generation of talented performers!

Dance for Sick Kids Raises $1,699 for Ronald McDonald House Charities!

The Dance for Sick Kids (DFSK) event recently concluded with a remarkable achievement: raising $1,699 in funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities. This 7-day dance challenge aimed to provide crucial support to over 60,000 families with seriously ill or injured children in Australia. Through a month of engaging activities and creative fundraising efforts, the Showtime HMS team and their students showcased their unwavering commitment to making a difference.

In the lead-up to the official DFSK week, the Showtime HMS team organized various gold coin donation fundraisers. Whacky Hair Week, Crazy Sock Week, PJ Week, and Rainbow Dress Week brought excitement and creativity to the cause, as students embraced the opportunity to express themselves while raising funds. Many students also joined the team's efforts and conducted their own fundraising campaigns, contributing to the overall success.

The collective efforts of the Showtime HMS team and the wider community yielded an astounding total of $440,723 raised during the DFSK event nationwide. This substantial amount will provide 2,754 nights of accommodation for families, ensuring they can remain close to their children during challenging times. The impact of these funds extends beyond mere shelter, offering families a supportive environment where they can find solace, connect with others facing similar challenges, and access necessary resources.

The overwhelming success of the DFSK event has left a lasting impression. The Showtime HMS team, along with their students and families, express deep gratitude to everyone who contributed and supported this worthy cause. With plans already underway for next year's DFSK event, the collective goal is to build upon this year's achievements and continue making a positive impact in the lives of families in need.

Students Excel in State Dance Association Exams

At Showtime HMS Performing Arts, we are proud to announce that our Grade 5 Jazz and Grades 4 & 5 Ballet students recently took their State Dance Association exams, and we couldn't be prouder of their achievements! All of our students performed beautifully and passed their exams, which is a testament to their hard work and dedication.

Our jazz and ballet exam classes are designed to help our students improve their dance skills, strength, and flexibility. We work on a range of technical exercises, and each exercise is developed to help our students improve their dance technique. In addition to learning the theory of their chosen dance style, students also learn correct terminology and anatomy. The exams themselves require students to perform multiple different dances, which showcase their versatility as dancers.

We are thrilled to report that all of our Grade 5 Jazz and Grades 4 & 5 Ballet students passed their State Dance Association exams with flying colours. We are incredibly proud of their hard work and dedication, and we believe that their achievements reflect the quality of education that we provide at Showtime HMS Performing Arts. Our students put in countless hours of practice to perfect their skills, and it is truly inspiring to see their efforts pay off.

We are also excited to announce that our Jazz grades 2 & 4 students will take their exams later this year. We have no doubt that they will do just as well as their peers and continue to make us proud.

At Showtime HMS Performing Arts, we believe that it is important to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of our students. All students who receive a mark of 75% (Highly Commended/Honours/Honours with Distinction) and above are awarded a small gift at our end of year concert to acknowledge their hard work and achievements.

If you are interested in your child participating in exam classes read more here.

Showtime HMS Performing Arts selected as a finalist in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Showtime HMS Performing Arts has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Australian Small Business Champion Awards for 2023! This is a significant achievement for us, and we are incredibly grateful for this recognition. The awards are highly respected in the Australian business community, and being selected as a finalist is a testament to our dedication, hard work, and commitment to providing excellence in the performing arts industry.

The Australian Small Business Champion Awards is an annual event that celebrates the achievements of small businesses across Australia. It recognizes the contributions made by small businesses to the economy, their local communities, and society as a whole. The awards showcase the best of the best in the small business industry, with categories ranging from hospitality to retail, tourism, and professional services. This year, over 4,500 entries were received from small businesses all over Australia, making the competition even more fierce.

Showtime HMS Performing Arts has been selected as a finalist in the Dance Studio category. This recognition is a testament to our dedication to providing quality dance education to our students. We believe that dance is an art form that has the power to inspire, transform and empower people of all ages. Our team is passionate about sharing this art form with the community and helping our students reach their full potential.

Being selected as a finalist in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards is a huge honour for us. We are proud to be recognised for our achievements and excited to be a part of this year's awards ceremony. We believe that this recognition will help us to continue to grow and improve as a business, and to continue to provide excellent performing arts education to our students.

25th Anniversary Reunion

To celebrate our 25th Anniversary this year we decided to hold a reunion party and invite all past and present students and their families to join us for an afternoon catch up.

It was so great to see many of our past students and their families, we even got to meet the next generation of students as a few of our ex-students now have their own children! We put on a slideshow of photos and also had all of our old newsletters and concert programs on display. How interesting it was to see the changes that happened over the years and how the timetable of classes were once so small and now has increased to over 30 classes per week.

Having so many students from the beginning of Showtime come back to say hello just shows what a wonderful family environment we have here at Showtime. Once you are a part of the Showtime family you will always be a part of it and we really enjoyed getting to catch up and see what everyone is up to now.

Thank you to everyone who stopped in - we cant wait to do it again at the next big anniversary! #25yearsofshowtimehms

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