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HERE COMES SUMMER!
'Here Comes Summer' is being staged at the Gaiety theatre on Saturday 13th July at 2.30pm. This fabulous variety show is suitable for the whole family and features Alexandra Slater and Alex Maxwell, Giles Beaumont, master magician, the Meraki choir, John Rimmer, St Ninian's School choir,Stacie Murphy and lots of other amazing acts including Theatrix students and students from Youth Arts Centre. All proceeds are in aid of Skianagh Inclusive Dance for disabled and able-bodied dancers. Lots of summer songs like ;In the Summertime, Schools Out for Summer, The Sun Has Got his hat on, Another Day of Sun,songs from Phantom of the Opera, In Summer, Beside the Seaside and lots more. Please come and join us for 'Here Comes Summer'. You'll be supporting a fabulous cause and having a really good time into the bargain!
13th July, that's tomorrow!
Last weekend, Caitlin , Beth and I attended the AGM at British Theatre Dance Association in Leicester. This was a fascinating insight into the progress of this phenomenal association. BTDA have worked relentlessly to gain OFQUAL accreditation and have now succeeded in adding Lyrical to the growing list of disciplines. To date Ballet, Tap, Lyrical and Modern are now equivalent to GCSE's and A Levels and beyond, and Musical Theatre will be added to the list in the near future. Because of this breadth of accredited subjects BTDA has been selected to deliver Performing Arts across the educational system in China. All the above exams now carry UCAS credits from Grade 1 upwards. We have a chart available for viewing at St Matthews Church Hall, North Quay, Douglas for anyone who is considering a career in Performing Arts, or who would like to considerably boost their UCAS credits.