What an absolute joy it was to see all of you this week as UpStage was once again able to reopen its doors and welcome you all back. We’ve had lots of new members join us this term so please say hello and make them feel welcome in our UpStage family.
As well as welcoming our new members, we are also now joined by our new teachers. Anouska and Katie joined us in Horsham this week, and Danielle and Kathryn in Yateley. Anouska taught some wonderful routines to Friend Like Me from Aladdin and The World Will Know from Newsies. While Danielle worked on Lullaby of Broadway from 42nd Street, Cats and Hamilton. The students all had great big smiles on their faces and were so happy to be back after lockdown.
Meanwhile Katie and Kathryn began our brand new singing lessons in Horsham and Yateley respectively. I think it’s safe to say that most of the students were a little nervous about this new venture. It’s always quite daunting starting something new, especially when it’s singing on your own! However it was so wonderful to see every one of them leave their classes on cloud 9 with a real sense of achievement.
We don’t know what the future holds in terms of lockdown and COVID but we will continue our classes until we are told otherwise. What’s more we are now going to be working on our brand new show. As our Yateley school turns 20 years old next year and Horsham reaches 10, we thought what better way to celebrate this than to collaborate and join our two UpStage families together to create our biggest and best show yet! Not only that but it will be great for you all to meet each other and make new friends. As we know UpStage has always been a friendly family and we always welcome people with open arms!