Posts Tagged ‘Spotlights’

Spotlight on… Tierney Our Little Stars Assistant Teacher

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

This week we caught up with Tierney, one of our Little Stars Assistant Teachers to hear more about what first attracted her to Spotlights, her favourite memory from being a student and her favourite aspect about teaching our Little Stars!

What first attracted you to spotlights when you joined as a student?
I was looking for a performing arts school and a friend introduced me to Spotlights – it was love at first sight! Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, and the lessons were so engaging so I signed up straight away!‘.

Favorite memory of being a student at Spotlights?

My favourite memory as a student was performing ‘Bugsy Malone’ at Langley Park centre for performing arts – what a great theatre. It was my first time being cast as the lead; ‘Blousey Brown’ I was so excited to perform my solo song ‘I’m feeling fine’. The atmosphere was amazing, and it was lovely how all the different age groups throughout Spotlights came together and worked so well as a team within the production.’

What do you think the benefits of the performing arts are for children?

I think the performing arts at Spotlights helps children to venture out of their comfort zones and make lots of new friends in a fun and safe environment. The friendly and talented teachers help the children to develop their skills and all of this helps to grow the students’ confidence.’

Favorite aspect about teaching Little Stars?

The most rewarding aspect of being an assistant teacher at Spotlights is seeing the students’ progress over the course of the term. I personally love watching individual students grow in confidence and try new things and it’s amazing to be able to help them do that. I always get a great buzz from the Little Stars end of term performances!‘.

If you would like to find out more about our classes and how we help students realise their potential please get in touch.

Spotlight on… Our Dance and Little Stars Teacher Emily

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

This week we caught up with Emily, our fabulous Dance and Little stars Teacher to hear more about her journey with us and about what she loves the most about working at Spotlights.

Emily studied at the Performance Preparation Academy in Guildford for 2 years and then completed a further year at the London Theatre School. Whilst studying Emily also took her ATCL teaching exam. Emily has taught at a variety of theatre schools part time alongside her studies.

Emily joined our team in 2017 and started off by teaching our Little Stars classes and Main School in Beckenham choreographing the Little stars show of ‘Mary Poppins’. By September 2017, we offered Emily to work full time for us teaching Little Stars and Main School Monday- Friday. You will always find Emily with a smile on her face ready to greet our students arriving to their classes throughout the week.

What is your favourite thing about teaching Little Stars?

‘I love teaching Little Stars because they always keep me on my toes and they never fail to make me smile. I especially love watching them in their first show as they progress through into main school’.

What is your favourite thing about teaching Main School?

I love Main School because of their work ethic and endless amounts of energy! I also love watching the students improve in skills and confidence. Putting their skills into performances and our productions always makes me feel very proud as a teacher’.

‘I feel very lucky to be part of the Spotlights team and I am forever grateful for the experiences and the people that I have met during my time working here.

If you would like to find out more about our classes and how we help students realise their potential please get in touch.