Wednesday, 23 November 2011

No Cinderella rehearsal this Thursday + Securing places for A to Zee's next term Jan 2012


I have to go to Abacus tomorrow to discuss stage and arrangements for the no Cinderella rehearsal this Thursday.

Look forward to seeing all the children on Saturday at 2pm. Please can the children be fetched after class at 4.30pm.

For those children who are interested I would be happy to sign the children in at the Madras Club for an hour of of Christmas stories, a puppet show, and some informal carol singing for all the children. 5pm-6pm on the same Saturday Dec 3rd. Just let me know? I will leave for the Madras club at 4.30 with the said kids in tow.You can fetch them from the club at 6pm.

Any children who are members should be fetched and taken separately - I won't be able to ferry them - have limited space in my car.

Fees / booking places for next term
I am delighted (and slightly taken aback) at the number of calls I am getting - new children wanting to join A to Zee, but I can really only handle a limited number, so as always those already in the class will get priority until a certain date - December 10th. 

Please can you let me know by the end of this week, and to secure places please can you send the fees for next term? The details about next term's theme and the fees for 2012 are listed if you scroll down.

I will open up to confirm new kids from Dec 10th onwards. Hope this sounds fair?

The plan for the rest of this term:

Show dates: 
11 Dec (Sunday) 10.30am Freemasons Hall
16 Dec (Friday) 1.30pm Abacus school Perungudi (pls volunteer cars for carpooling to get there)

We will perform the 3 plays plus the Christmas Carol medley - none of the Sixties items since we already performed those earlier this term - we will surely revisit the Sixties at some point - so many more lovely songs we could do!

Rehearsal schedule in the run up to the shows:
24 Nov (Thu): 3.30pm-5.00pm Cinderella rehearsal
27 Nov (Sun): 3-5.30pm All children A to Zee regular class (3.30pm Harry Potter adults to arrive)
29 Nov (Tue): 3.30pm Harry Potter rehearsal
3 Dec (Sat): A to Zee regular class (2pm-4.30pm)
5 Dec (Mon): 3.30pm-5pm Cinderella rehearsal
6 Dec (Tue): 3.30pm-5pm Harry Potter rehearsal
7 Dec (Wed): 3.30pm-5pm Cinderella rehearsal
9 Dec (Fri): 3.30pm-6pm All 3 plays + carols + dances - full class
10 Dec (Sat): 2pm - will try to get venue for a rehearsal there...tbc
11 Dec (Sun): Showtime! Freemason's Hall. All children to be there by 9.30am! Show is from 10.30am till noon.
Bring costumes, water bottle and a snack. 

Please read on...

As you know next term will begin mid-Jan 2012 for approx 3 months.

The theme is Country and Western, so Country music, cowboy hats, lots of denim, waistcoats, line dancing, etc. There will be a small end of term show as usual at our place or at Spaces or in the plaza - or at the beach - we will see.

The main plays we will work on for end of 2012 will (most probably) be:
Beauty and the Beast
Snow White and the seven dwarves
Harry Potter - 2

We will work on these plays through the three terms, and do the show in Nov/Dec. If children have to leave inbetween I will adjust.

A to Zee timings: 3.30pm till 6pm on Fridays. Two and a half hours would be better than two - gives me more time to do all the things we would like to do with the kids...of course if you need to fetch them earlier you can, but ideally I would like to have them for this amount of time if at all possible.

Also, in addition to the regular Friday class, we will throw in a special singing session every few weeks on a Saturday at the old timings of 2.30 to 4.30These special singing dates will be announced at the start of the term.
Fees for each 3-month term are Rs.3500 for each term in the year 2012. These can be paid either later this term or in the first week of next term. 

The offering remains the same, each class will have at least three of the following elements:Theatre, Singing, Dancing, Poetry, Art/Craft, Gardening, Photography, Baking...and forgot to mention Carpentry will be incorporated at some stage in 2012 - with workmen's gloves and goggles, and only for those who want to do it.

Do let me know if these new timings work for you, and if your child is coming back for more A to Zee Creativity next term! :) I have the following who have expressed interest so far:

Aalia - confirmed (paid on 24 Nov 2011)
Adam - confirmed (smiled at me)
Kyra Philip
Zai - confirmed (big toothy grin + kiss)
New children interested to join next term:
Rishaa (7)
Rahelle (8)
Rishabh (6.5)
Rohan (11)
Shruti (11)
Nayantara Subramaniam (6)
Yana (5)

I cannot really manage more than approximately 20 kids, so do let me know asap. If you know any 10/11 year olds would love some older boys especially - for the various roles!

Take care,


1 comment:

  1. dearest shaan,

    would love to send vaish and viraj for the next term as well, especially with the cool cowboys and wild west theme! unfortunately, fridays is simply awful with classes, school, etc... and the drive from anna nagar after all this! if you can revert to saturday, nothing like this; even if it means a morning session instead of afternoon.

    if you can't, pls. tell me if there's a special rate/permission for vaish and viraj to join your special classes on saturdays for singing or whatever else you had in mind.