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February 2012 Vol 1 Issue 03

Sharmila Dance Bi-Monthly Newsletter

Welcome Back Time flies when you are having so much fun! We would like to thank everyone who came out and supported us at our first ever ‘Sharmila Dance Gala’. We had a blast preparing the show; it was a new and fun experience to prepare an entire show in less than a month and a half. We would like to say thank you to all of our sponsors and people behind the scenes that made this event possible.

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Important Updates – Pg. 2

Pictures of recent Events – Pg.3

Getting to know the company members – Joyce - Pg. 4

Important Dates & Contact Details - Pg. 5

Rehearsals for the Sharmila Dance Extravaganza 2012 have begun! Every Friday, we rehearse with over 230 students from the ages of 7 onwards. Between January and April, the cast gets a total of 20 rehearsals to prepare for the performances on April 26th, 27th and 28th of April. In addition, we would like to remind you that calendars are still being sold for 35 AED, and are available where the payments are made for classes or at the Sharmila Dance office.

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Student Information In order to be up to date with everything that is happening at Sharmila Dance you need to have completed a form with all your details filled in. This is imperative because if there is a class cancelation, it is the only way you will be informed. Contact Form: - When you are moved up a level or start another class a new form needs to be filled out. - Everyone needs to bring a passport size picture.

Class Information Level 1A & 1B Please note that parents are welcome to come and watch the last 5 minutes of class for Level 1A and 1B on 3rd February and 6th February.

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Dance Class Tracks Current Music: • At Last by Etta James (Adults, Teen & Level 2) • 808 by Timbaland ft. Brandy (Level 1A&1B) Previous Tracks: • On The Floor by Lil Mo ft. Fatman Scoop (Adults, Teen & Level 2) • Countdown by Beyoncé (Adults, Teen & Level 2) • Give It A Go by Timbaland (Level 1A&1B)

Request Your Feedback Awards

Each year there are various awards given to students for Best Dancer, Most Hard Working, Most Improved and Best Performance. These awards are given to all levels apart from high school graduates and adults. Furthermore, we would like to hear from the parents that have or had kids participating in the Sharmila’s Dance Extravaganza, what they think about the award system? Help us understand why you are pro or against it by emailing your thoughts to: sharmila@sharmiladance.com

Upcoming Event Thursday 16th and Friday 24th February – Flash Mob 150 Dancers Required. Age Limit: Level 2, Teens & Adults. No Level 1’s To register call: Harris – 0508581084 or Emma – 0508581083 Or you can sign up with Bushra, sign-ups must be made by Sunday 5th February! Note: Sharmila Dance Students Only 2

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Backstage at the Sharmila Dance Gala!

70’s Show Atlantis

Dubai Shopping Festival MOE

Sharmila Dance Gala – Technical Rehearsal

Dubai Shopping Festival, MOE– After Hours

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Getting to know the team

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When did you start dancing? I started dancing when I was 18, it was my first semester at college when a friend introduced me to Sharmila's classes

How long have you been with Sharmila Dance? Since I was 18 :) so about 9 years now!

What do you enjoy most about dancing? For me, music and movement consumed me at a very young age which was when I started dancing around uncontrollably until I found classes at 18. I realized that with every beat I heard, I needed to move and express. I enjoy the training part of dance just as much as the freedom of movement because it is what allows me to discover technicality as well as my abilities, my limits and the power of my body

Fun Facts

- Favorite Color: Black - Favorite Food: French Fries are my life - Favorite Singer: BeyoncĂŠ Knowles - Role Model: My Father and Mother - Random Fact: Funniest Facial Expressions Most Hard Working Student Of The Month Words from Sharmila Kamte Ria has always been a joy to teach. Her dedication, commitment and sheer joy of dance is showing in her performance. Well done!

Congratulations to:

Ria Roy Age: 12 Level 2

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Sharmila Dance Located at the Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Center (DUCTAC) at Mall of the Emirates Phone: +971-4-341 4777 ext 209 Mobile: +971-50 8581083 (Emma) BB PIN: 2883A685 Mobile: + 971-50 8581084 (Charis) BB PIN: 285C1F81 Email: sharmila@sharmiladance.com Email: dance@sharmiladance.com Website: www.sharmiladance.com

Editor’s Note

Important Dates

We hope you enjoyed our newsletter and would love to hear your feedback. Additionally, if there are any suggestions that you would to like see included please let us know and we will perhaps feature it in the next edition.

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April 2012

Sharmila Dance Extravaganza 2012

Show Days - April 26th, 27th & 28th

Furthermore, we would like to take this opportunity to let you know we are searching for sponsors to collaborate with us on Sharmila Dance Extravaganza. If you know anyone that might be interested please contact us on the details shown here.

May 2012

See you next time!

Sharmila Summer Workshop 2012

Sharmila Dance Extravaganza 2012

Abu Dhabi Show Days - May 3th & 4th – To Be Confirmed

June 2012 Summer Workshop - June 28th, 29th, 30th & July 1st, 2nd

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