Thursday, 3 October 2013

A to Zee Creativity - About us and this weekend...


For those interested to try out A to Zee Creativity we have some slots available in Pure Drama and Creative Teens. Read on for a brief synopsis of what we are about, and the schedule this weekend. (The website is still work in progress....)

Our Goal:
Our goal is to bring out the creativity in students young and old - via learning and creating art, unique woodwork pieces, poems, plays, songs, dances, dishes, etc. Creativity is what leads to innovation, and we want our students to have the tools and the scope to create.

We do an end of year public show and some ad hoc shows/end of term shows. The students themselves write most of the scripts. 

All proceeds go to different charities each term - you will see how much we raised as the cheque is handed over to the said charity at the show itself. Over the years we have raised for ten charities.

We also do Carol singing and short performances at orphanages (with our very own Santa Claus handing out gifts contributed by the A to Zee students!). The simple idea is to get our children accustomed to contributing to those less well off. The students do it happily and feel quite proud after each show.

Trinity College London exams:
We do put our students forward for the Trinity College London exams - in Speech and Drama and Communication Skills. These exams taken at the higher grades help with entry to Universities abroad and in the India. There are some who prefer not to take the exam - this is fine too - there is no pressure to do it, but it would be a good experience.

Please note: Exams at Grade 6, 7, and 8 levels earn students UCAS points which are credits that are internationally recognized and given weight during admissions. To do Grade 6, students are approximately 14 years +.

Our year is divided into 3 terms of 3 months each. Term fees are listed below. The current term is 20th September to 20th December 2013. We are still taking new students for Pure Drama and Teens. The rest are full. Sessions:
Originals  (8-12 year-olds) Fridays 4-6.30;  Class size 20 max; Term fees: 5000/-
Zeebees (4-7 year-olds) Saturdays 3-5pm; Class size 18 max; Term fees 4000/-
Teens (13-17 yrs) Sundays 10am-12.30pm; Class size 15 max; Term fees 5000/-
Communication Skills: Monday class 6-7.30pm; Class size 6 max; Term fees 9000/- 
Communication Skills class Friday 2.30-4pm; Class size 6 max; Term fees 9000/- 
New class! Ages 8 to 80! 'Pure Drama' Mondays 4.30-6pm (ages 8 to adult) Class size 20 max; Term fees: 3000/-

The Schedule this weekend:

Friday  4th October:
2.30-4pm: Communication class 
Please make sure they attend as the Trinity exams are fixed for October 31st!  I am nervous!

4-6.30pm: Original batch
Poetry with Tehzeeb Katari
Woodwork with Ravi Katari - the students have have selected their item last class so can start making it.
Theatre (full steam ahead with the plays) - with me, and

Art with Philip Sathyaraj - they are making massive paper flowers - props for the Noddy plays!

I am hoping that this Friday some of the children will stay on till 7.30pm to do Macaroni and cheese with anyone who can stay on please do. I am assuming about 50% will stay...the rest can make it next Friday?

This will be a pasta term - Mac and cheese, Spaghetti Bolognese, Easy chicken pasta, etc. Vegetarians will only do veg dishes of course. And they will take some home to share with family.

Saturday 5th October:
3-5pm: Zeebees!

Dance with Prarthana and Manikandan
Poetry, Singing, Acting (serious rehearsals for end of year show!)

Sunday 6th October:
10am-12noon: Creative Teens
Shakespeare - As You Like It rehearsals
Debate - British Parliamentary style and Just A Minute. Topic was fixed last week...

‘India needs a change of Government’ (For/Against)
‘The death penalty should be abolished’ (For/Against)

Monday 7th October:
4.30-6pm: Pure Drama (for ages 8 to 80!) We may take on the best performers to be our instructors in various schools - teaching our Drama syllabus and preparing students for the Trinity exams.
Instructors: Tehzeeb Katari and Shaan Libby

6-7.30pm: Communication class - 
Please make sure they attend as the Trinity exams are fixed for October 31st!  I am nervous!


Corporate training Fridays - available on request (team building, presentation skills, how to conduct oneself in a meeting, how to conduct oneself abroad, email etiquette, table manners, writing skills, etc.....)

Drama in schools...we are in the process of training some talented young trainers and hope to have more this space!

Best regards,


Ms.Maithili Shaan Katari Libby
+91 97909 08604 (SMS works best)

Shaan Libby & Associates 
Barrister, BA(Oxf), MA(Oxf), Biology and Law, Arbitrator - we undertake Domestic and International company matters, drafting of wills, representations at arbitrations, filing of patents & trademarks.
Skype name: Shaanlibby

Theatre, the Arts, Woodwork, Parliamentary-style debate. Trinity College London exams (optional)
Batches:  Original  (8-12s) Fri 4-6.30pm;  Zeebees (4-7 s) Sat 3-5pm; Teens (13-17 yrs) Sun 10am-12noon. 
Communication Skills: Mon 6-7.30pm or Fri 2.30-4pm Pure Drama: Mon 4.30-6pm (ages 8 and above)

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