Signature All Starz Newsletter – September
September 15th, 2020
Read all that’s going on at SAS with the first Signature All Starz newsletter since the big change.
The new website is up and running! Make sure to check it out at www.signatureallstarz.com.au
The BIG Announcement Video
Be sure to check out the video featuring past performance pieces and starring your children at https://vimeo.com/452972956.
Don’t forget to also make sure you’re following our social media accounts
It’s been a busy few weeks with building the new website and getting everything ready for our official name change. Lauren, Alanna and Amy have been taking Zoom classes and are really impressed with everyone’s attitudes and positivity each week. We hope that all our families and students are well and we miss all those that are taking a break at the moment.
The new roadmap detailing our reopening has left some questions unanswered that AusDance and Australian Cheer Sports Alliance are trying to sort out. I hope we will have some answers soon so we can begin to prepare to reopen all our locations.
Preparations for the Near Future
Our current plan is to offer Outdoor private and Semi-private lessons to our students when the easing of restrictions allows. Private lessons will be 1:1 and semi-private will be 1:2. These will be available in Sunbury with Lauren and Nick coaching and in Gisborne/ Kyneton with Amy. These sessions will be held on Saturdays with a backup day of Wednesdays for Sunbury, Tuesdays for Gisborne, Fridays for Kyneton in the event of poor weather on any given Saturday. These sessions will be strictly pre-booked and payment in advance.
We will let everyone know when bookings open. All sessions will be 30 minutes long with students expected to arrive 10 minutes early to perform a warm-up, which we will provide instructions for. We hope that by offering these sessions we can get a number of students back into their cheer and dance. Private sessions will be $20 per session and Semi-Private will be $15 per session.
We are planning a very special performance for this year in lieu of a Showcase or Concert. All zoom classes have been working on choreography which we will be filming at outdoor locations locally to create our own SAS Movie. We hope that this filming can take place with small groups of students in Mid December.
We are also looking to reintroduce the Monday Zoom Cheerleading class for athletes wanting to get some practice in. The class will focus on Cheer Dance, Motions, Stunting Technique (you’re going to need some equipment for this A Ball, A shoe, A Backpack and a Drinkbottle) The cheerleading groups will be using the CheerDance Choreography they learn in class for our Movie.
Planning and Ideas for the New Year
Our Staff are now busy planning for 2021 and what next year will look like in terms of events, competitions and classes. For competitions, we have decided that we are doing away with our usual tryout process and will instead have a series of workshops which will allow us to assess where the athletes are skill-wise and compare it to where they were at the beginning of 2020 to allow us to figure out teams for 2021. If you have a look at the website we plan to offer 2 levels of competition in 2021 CheerStars/ DanceStars (Low cost, minimal competitions) and Elite (For those really wanting to pursue advancing in either cheer or dance at a high level) We are also introducing Jazz, Hop Hop and Contemporary Exams for dancers in 2021. Along with Acro/ Tumbling Assessments.
Take care everyone, and we really hope to see you all in person soon.
Some Articles on Injury Prevention
Is over-stretching bad?
We have been working on flexibility over the last 5 weeks with all of the photos and videos on the net I wanted to share this very important article with you all about overstretching. It is important to remember that every persons body is built differently and that not everyone is built to be a Gumby. I for one have never and will never be able to do a complete flat middle split. The shape and structure of my pelvis prevent my body from being able to achieve this something my full-time dance school were not quite able to comprehend given I was naturally very bendy in all other areas of my body. This article is written by one of the most knowledgeable and well respected Dance Physios in the world. I hope you enjoy it.
The importance of Ankle Strength.
No matter whether you’re a dancer, cheerleader, footballers, netballer or swimmer it is important that your ankles and feet are strong to prevent injury. This article from Energetiks has some great tips for making sure your ankles are kept in tip-top shape. Our biggest risk of returning to Cheer and Dance after a long absence is an injury due to loss of strength and endurance. Performing ankle strengthening exercises daily will help to ensure on your return to training your risk of injury is significantly reduced.
Child Development Information Videos
Dan Siegel – How to Successfully Build an “Integrated” Child
Daniel Siegel – The Teenage Brain