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LOCKDOWN LIVE!


Centre Stage launched a series of online sessions, workshops and events for all age groups during the Lockdown, with a brand-new programme called LOCKDOWN LIVE!

Please see below for video highlights of these online sessions, as well as highlight videos from our End of Year Review Evening in July
and fantastic parent and student reviews on all Lockdown Live Events.

CS 2019 - 2020
Year Review

Montage of all events and productions from before and after Lockdown

CS Senior Students 'Farewell Song'

The 'Farewell Song' many of the Centre Stage Senior students, along with the few leaving students of 2020, recorded for our online End of Year Review Evening in July 2020.

LDL Intermediate Dance

The Intermediate Group's Dance routine created during the LDL Sessions

LDL Junior Dance

The Intermediate Group's Dance routine created during the LDL Sessions

LDL Song One:
What Dreams Are Made Of

A montage of one of the songs the Lower School learnt during the LDL Sessions

LDL Song Two:
Party in the USA

A montage of the second song the Lower School learnt during the LDL Sessions


End of Year Review Evening Feedback:


 

What a fantastic evening!

M would have been so lost without Centre Stage.  We are extremely thankful that you continued to carry on during lockdown.  The care and love you show all the children is wonderful.  We are very lucky to be part of the Centre Stage family

What a fantastic evening! And an amazing achievement to make it so successful on Zoom!   We laughed, we cried, we wished we were together with everyone dancing until midnight?? Thank you all so much, you are so generous with your care and attention to all the kids, and it is clear how much everyone enjoys being in the CS family.

Carrie and David Grant are so right...

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all that you and the rest of the staff have done since lockdown. 

Carrie and David Grant are so right. I can't think of any other drama schools/groups who have done so much to try find a way for students to continue classes under the current circumstances. Much less, the quality of the lockdown workshops and finding professionals to work and advise the students. But also maintaining cabarets and tonight's End of Year Review.

Thanks for all the time and  effort you all put in to making CS so special for the students. Listening to some of the leaving students and their sentiments tonight is further proof of how much impact you make on young people. 

It was so nice to see everyone...

Thank you for all the lockdown sessions.  They were amazing and really educational!

We want to thank you and all of the staff for the time and energy that they put into all the lockdown sessions.

I would just like to thank you and Nick for keeping us well entertained throughout lockdown and it was so nice to see everyone on Saturday during the Lockdown Oscars.

One of my favourite CS moments...

Last night - although far from conventional - was one of my favourite CS moments I think ever. Seeing everyone come together despite the roughest past 4 months, celebrating each other with so much love and admiration exemplifies Centre Stage.

A has enjoyed every zoom class and watching with her on Saturday makes me so proud that she is part of the Centre Stage family 

Was a lovely Saturday evening...

I wanted to write to thank you, Nick and the team!  The whole family stayed tuned in all night and really enjoyed the evening.

Just to also say thank you back to you all for making the very best of a difficult and challenging year.  Also for keeping some normality and consistency for K and us during these past months. Was a lovely Saturday evening, and great to see everyone on zoom. 

Thank you for a wonderful but slightly different year this year.

A perfect way to complete the Lockdown...

Thank you very much for organising the zoom sessions. The girls have really enjoyed them and they have given a focal point over lockdown when every day seemed the same. 

Funny how it has turned out to be a very positive period all things told.  Saturday was a great punctuation mark to the period. The whole evening was excellent and will be remembered perhaps more than any other!   Well done to you and Nick hosting that one. Much harder than usual :)

Thank you for a brilliant end of year review on Saturday evening, I really enjoyed it and I thought it was a perfect way to complete the Lockdown Live sessions.

What a special place Centre Stage is...

Just wanted to say what a lovely evening last night. So well put together with some lovely speeches - very emotional. 

Really came across what a special place Centre Stage is.  Thank you for all your commitment and support over the lockdown.

We thoroughly enjoyed last night and for me it was great to see and hear from you and many other again after so long.

I have learnt such a great deal...

I just wanted to say thank you so much for putting on this whole programme and for everything this year.

I really feel as if I have progressed as an actor and performer significantly since the start of lockdown due to this incredible lock down live programme that you and Nick put together, and I have learnt such a great deal about the industry.

The girls really enjoyed it..

Just wanted to say thank you for all the lock down sessions and for tonight’s ceremony, the girls really enjoyed it.

You provide such brilliant role models...

Just to say thank you for a wonderful evening.

We really enjoyed it, and it was fantastic to see all that CS has achieved despite the lockdown. The leavers really are very special- and all their contributions were fabulous. 

Thanks to you both and the whole team for everything you do for the students at CS. The culture and feel very much comes from your leadership and how you provide such brilliant role models. 

What a wonderful evening...

Thank you to you, Nick and all the team for organising all the lockdown sessions, S has really enjoyed them.

Thanks to you and the whole team for battling on through these extraordinary circumstances.  What a wonderful evening.

It makes such a big difference...

Thank you to you and your team for the Zooms over lockdown. 

It makes such a big difference for the children. 

E has loved them, she isn't confident on zoom but she has joined in.


Student and Family
Masterclass Feedback:

The masterclasses are brilliant...

I wanted to thank you for the Saturday morning sessions.  B eally enjoys them and we appreciate how you have adapted the classes to the current situation.  Your teachers are very very encouraging and warm which helps with the online way of learning.  The masterclasses are brilliant and bring a lot of joy. Thank you very much.  

I know it's hard work and tough for you right now but you are doing a brilliant job.  Can't wait for September to come around and classes be back at the school.

Take good care and thanks again

It makes Saturdays again...

Thank you Carole, Nick & team!

You are amazing for organising all this. The girls really miss their friends at Centre Stage and to be able to act and dance and giggle.

It makes Saturdays again as they have lost their daily routines a bit and they really love it.

It’s so good for him socially...

Just wanted to say amazing work and big thanks to you and the team for pulling this together!

You should all feel extremely proud.

As a working nurse and single parent doing this really takes a little pressure off on a Saturday and it’s so good for him socially. 

Thank you all so much.

Xx

The sessions are really inspirational for them...

You really are so lovely to support people as you are - I just wanted to know that we in turn will support you and CS when you need us to.

The sessions that you and the team are putting on for the kids are really inspirational for them and have literally saved S from feeling down about the wonderful year 11 summer that he will be missing out on.

We are also very happy to continue with the lockdown sessions in September - they are great!

You must be so proud of the lovely and successful people that CS has produced over the years - and it is so wonderful that they are coming back to teach during these worrying times. 

Keep well, and stay safe.

It is helping a lot with the lockdown...

Hi Carole and Nick

Just wanted to say Thank you so much for organising these online Masterclass - E is really enjoying them . It is helping a lot with the lockdown 

Thanks again

Take care 

This was her best day since lockdown...

Hi Carole and Nick

Thank you for an amazing couch cabaret. It is so lovely that you can still inspire our children to perform and to feel part of a great group.

A said this was her best day since lockdown.??

Thank you for keeping the music going!

It’s the highlight of lockdown...

Thank you so much for setting these classes up Carole... A told me this morning that it’s the highlight of lockdown. She looks forward to it all week!

Thanks again and keep well..

 xx

Provided some normality to this chaotic time...

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the Zoom sessions. The boys thoroughly enjoy it and is provided some normality to this chaotic time.

Hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Absolutely loved it...

Hope you and your family are keeping well.  Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you and your team for yesterday - L absolutely loved it (and we loved sneaking a look every now and then at what she was up to!). 

Thank you and all the best

Really enjoyed the Zoom class last Saturday...

S really enjoyed the zoom class last Saturday, though he said it also made him feel sad as he misses his friends.

Many thanks and take care.

Brilliant arrangements so the children can continue with Centre Stage...

Thank you so much to you and all the staff for making such brilliant arrangements so the children can continue with Centre Stage whilst the lockdown continues. The girls are enjoying the masterclasses and E is delighted to be part of the first lockdown cabaret.

Stay well and hope to see you soon! xx

I have been looking forward to the next one all week...

I just wanted to say a quick thank you to you and the whole of the centre stage team who I am sure have been working super hard to organise these masterclasses.

The lesson last week was wonderful and I have been looking forward to the next one all week.

See you on Saturday!

I loved getting to see everyone...

Just wanted to drop a quick message to say how great last night was! I loved getting to see everyone and hear everyone perform, and it felt so good to perform for an audience (a virtual one albeit) again!

I was very nervous but the minute I began I remembered I was amongst friends and how much I loved performing. So thank you - as always - for all Centre Stage offers me and so many kids.

All the best

Well done for keeping the community alive...

A is loving the sessions each Saturday, thanks 

Firstly, your Zoom tutors are amazing. So hard to continue but you have really created something great.

Much love Carole and well done for keeping the community alive.

A lot of thought and planning has gone into making these fulfilling...

I just wanted to thank you for all your work in setting up the on-line master classes, and to let you know how much S is enjoying them.

It sounds like a lot of thought and planning has gone into making these fulfilling. S really has got a lot of enjoyment out of each one, as well as lots of vocal and physical exercise.

Thank you to all involved. With good wishes

I am pleased you have planned more...

G really enjoyed the Matilda musical class last week!

I am pleased you have planned more as she gets so excited to do the drama class
Thank you
 

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