We are DANCING FOR SICK KIDS

Join Showtime HMS Performing Arts and DANCE FOR SICK KIDS!

We are taking part in Dance for Sick Kids and we want you to join us!

Dance for Sick Kids (DFSK) is a 7-day dance challenge that raises vital funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities – this exciting new fundraiser is designed especially for the dance community, that’s us!

Over 60,000 families with a seriously ill or injured child rely on Ronald McDonald House Charities in Australia each year – and they need our help! We think it’s important to support people when they’re in need and this is our opportunity.

When is it? DFSK is held during National Families Week, 15-21 May but you can start making a difference today! Click here to register right now.

What’s the challenge? That’s the best part – you choose! Take on the challenge to dance 30mins, 60mins or 120 minutes each day! Your dance minutes in studio count towards your goal!

Join our team by following this link: https://www.danceforsickkids.com/join/showtimehmsperformingarts

By joining DFSK, you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the biggest and best Australian and international choreographers. That’s right, each day of challenge week new workshops will be released to suit all styles and skill levels!

Some of the choreographers include Marko Panzic, Thomas Lacey, Karli Dinardo and more! You can see the full list here: danceforsickkids.com/workshops

What an amazing opportunity to learn new skills AND make a difference for sick kids! And that's not everything, as you fundraise you will receive exclusive rewards! Join our team to ensure you don’t miss out!

 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN NOW

 

We hope you will dance to make difference with us.

Winner of the Corporate Live Wire WA Prestige Award “Dance Class Service of the Year”

Showtime HMS was extremely proud to accept the Corporate Live Wire WA Prestige Award as the Dance Class Service of the Year this November! The award is given out amongst other regional awards to recognise businesses that are extremely successful and hard working on a local level. We are honoured to receive this award and to be recognised as being a dedicated and inclusive business for children and their families.

State Dance Association Exams

For the past two years our students here at Showtime have been given the opportunity to participate in jazz and ballet exam classes. Each year in October the exam class students undertake a practical exam at the Showtime studio in front of an external examiner.

Due to the unexpected closure of our studio in March and the continued disruptions throughout the year, we made the decision to replace the full examination with a performance exam. The performance exam consisted of each exam class demonstrating the skills and technique they learnt throughout the year in a dance presented to the examiner. This gave the students the opportunity to express their development and showcase that they are on the way to completing the full exam in 2021.

Our older students in the Jazz grade 5 class were the exception and managed to complete the full exam in an incredibly unpredictable year and received amazing results. All of our students passed and we congratulate many who did their first ever exam!

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

COVID-19 Shutdown

This year came with many changes and challenges for staff and students at Showtime as the Corona Virus forced the closure of our studio. Additional to this for the first time in 23 years our Mid-year concert was cancelled due to restrictions on large gatherings. This meant that it would be the first year where we only perform one concert for our friends and family. This upset many of our staff and students who are always keen to get up on stage and put on a show at any opportunity.

However, in the famous words ‘The Show Must Go On’ our staff began teaching online classes live to our exam students through zoom. This allowed our students to keep on top of their technique and to keep them involved with what they love doing through those difficult months. Additional videos of choreography created by teachers at Showtime were uploaded to Google Classroom and we loved seeing their videos of dancing at home.

Our studio was reopened on the 18th of May allowing us to finally see all our students again face to face. This was a new experience for both our staff and students however everyone worked hard to make it work and proved how dedicated and hard working our students are!

Welcome Miss Elena Fey

Our Showtime family was incredibly happy to meet our newest family member Elena Fey Rogers after Miss Miranda gave birth in April!  Miss Miranda is one of our longest running students here at Showtime and teaches our students in various styles including jazz, tap and hip hop. Miss Miranda was also our very first Student of the Year in 2004. We are so excited to introduce Elena and can’t wait for her to follow her mum’s footsteps here at Showtime. Congratulations Miss Miranda & partner Kaleb!

State Dance Association Exams

At the beginning of 2019 Showtime HMS  had introduced both ballet and jazz State Dance Association exam classes into the timetable. These exam classes included new material and techniques being taught in preparation to the students’ exams in term 4.

The exam classes required attention, dedication and practice. In class the students learnt a number of exercises, theory, correct terminology and short dances which they had to memorise completely for the exam. Students who were in these exam classes weren’t forced into participating in the exam, so if they felt that they weren’t ready they can remain in the same grade and participate in the exam the following year.

However, those students who were ready to complete their exams had mock exams which helped prepare the students for the real event which was just a few weeks after the mock exams. These mock exams helped students understand how the exam would work and outlined exactly what they knew and what needed some improvement in class before the actual exams.

Mock exams were spread over a few days and were held on Monday 2nd, Thursday 5th and Saturday 7th of September.

The actual State Dance Association examinations were run over two days, Friday 18th and Saturday the 19th of October where they were assessed by an SDA examiner.

A huge congratulations to all student who participated because not only did all our students pass, but everyone received a result of commended (65%) or above.

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

Showtime HMS Finalist in Business Armadale Awards

This week Showtime HMS received the exciting news that we have been recognised as a finalist for the 2018 Business Excellence Awards for the category Employer of Choice.

The Business Armadale & Examiner Newspaper awards night will be held on Friday 16th November at Araluen Botanic Park where the winners will be announced.

At Showtime HMS we pride ourselves on being able to offer employment opportunities to young people so they can follow their dreams and work in an industry they are passionate about. Our student teacher program helps our students develop the necessary skills to one day become a dance teacher should they wish to take that path, and this year one of our long term student teachers, Gemma, has excelled in the program. After successful application and interviewing Gemma will be joining the Showtime HMS teaching team for 2019.

We cannot be prouder to be nominated and selected as a finalist for this award.