Thursday, September 25, 2008

Replacement class for 23 Sept 08

Dear Jurong East Grade 2 & 3 girls,

The replacement class for 23 Sept 08 will be on 28 October 2008 (Tues) same coaching time. Please inform your mummies as we will not be giving you any letters.

~Ms Lovell

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Do not miss any lessons from now till November exams!

Dear all november exam girls,

This is a crucial period as I will be teaching all the dances for the exam. Please do not miss any lessons from now till november examinations unless you are sick.

Remember to revise all the dance steps that we have learnt so far! Try to remember them well before coming to class again.

For all Jurong East girls: Please be reminded to submit your order forms for examination attire and examination hairdo by this sunday!

~ Ms Lovell

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Where are my pictures dated before 2004?

Dear Girls,

Many of you are asking me where are your pictures earlier than 2004. Sorry to say that I have lost all of them as my old computer went out of order. So I only have pictures that are 2004 and after. If any of you have the older pictures, please share them with me. :) Many thanks.

~ Ms Lovell

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Technique - Grand Plie

Dear Grade 3, 4 & 5 girls,

Please take a look at this video and pay special attention on how a grand plie is done. Remember is not about how high is my demi pointe. The demi pointe comes naturally as you plie.

Focus on
1) Opening your inner thigh muscles.
2) Pushing your knees to the side as much as possible
3) Keeping your hips down and in line with heels so that from the side, I should see a nice flat back line, not a sloping line.
4) Knees ALWAYS over/inline with your toes!!!

~ Ms Lovell

Monday, September 8, 2008

Welcome back!

Dear Girls and Parents,

Hope you enjoyed your september holidays! Just a little note to inform everyone that classes begins tomorrow. Starting 9 Sept, classes will resume at your usual class time! See you all!

~ Ms Lovell

Friday, September 5, 2008

Triple Pirouettes

Dear Grade 5 Girls,

Let's try this with single pirouette when we are back in class! This set looks interesting.

~ Ms Lovell

Everyone can dance!

Dear Girls,

Tears fell down my eyes while I was watching this video clip. It shows a dance performance by a man with only one leg and a lady with only one arm. They are physically handicapped but yet they can dance! If they can do it successfully, you all can too! This video tells us not to give up easily! It is no excuse to say that you are tired.


~Ms Lovell

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Why are we going splits and other stretches in class?

Dear girls,

I just want to clarify again the reason for doing stretches in class. The main reason is to make your little bodies more flexible. The key thing is not about whether you CAN do the split or other stretches or not. The key thing is to try your best and aim to go a little bit more every week. In doing so, you are increasing your flexibility. Before you know it, you can do all the stretches without any difficulty. Remember we are not having a competition with other girls, so do not make fun of girls that are not doing it well yet. Always stay humble!

Many girls give up due to the pain factor. As I always said in class, try your best. I will only come and "help" (push you down) if I see that you are not trying your best.

So, as long as you are trying your best, I will be very happy with you even though you cannot do the stretch very well! Keep stretching girls!

~ Ms Lovell

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Thank you girls for all your well wishes and presents!

Dear girls,

Thank you very much for all the little presents. Also to all those girls who had come up to me to wish me a happy teacher's day and to those girls who had wished me happy teacher's day online or in their hearts, I have received them. Thank you! :)

Sorry if some of the presents were blocked or covered by another present. :p

~Ms Lovell