Through audition, in some cases, and recommendation in others the school has performed at some wonderful venues over the years.
The school offers these extra performing opportunities to those children who love to perform. It gives these children wonderful experiences and memories they will take with them forever. These performing events are for those who study all the theatre subjects and dance is a big part of their life. All these events require additional training in preparation for the big performance.
The school will continue with these types of events, as the pleasure it brings to all is worth its weight in gold.
Alexanders Mannequin Challenge - December 2016
Here at Alexanders we love to have a bit of fun at the end of a long term to let everyone have a break from all of the hard work they have been putting in.
This Christmas our senior girls did the Mannequin Challenge.
Charity Cabaret - October 2016
We hosted our bi-annual Charity Cabaret on 22nd October 2016 at Greenwoods Hotel & Spa in Stock. In our new venue our Senior troupe performed a fantastic show while the guests had their meal.
We held a Charity Raffle with lots of great prizes and raised £840 off that alone.
All proceeds from the evening went to The J's Hospice, which provides a hospice and respite care in Essex for young adults with life limiting and life threatening conditions.
We will soon know how much we raised for The J's Hospice.
Musical Theatre Production - June 2016
The talented Musical Theatre cast performed 'I Hope I Get It' to a sold out Brentwood Theatre.
The story took place at a performing arts school where students audition for the main part in the end of year production.
Competition is tough and friendships are tested. But who takes the main roll?
Sadlers Wells - May 2016
We took a troupe of Alexanders students to perform at Sadlers Wells Theatre in London on Saturday 21st May 2016 with Mardi Gras.
We performed alongside other schools and joined the other dance schools in the finale.
It was a great opportunity to dance in the West End for all of the students involved.
Trip to Cats the Musical - November 2016
Students, friends and family of the School travelled by coach to the West End to see Cats the Musical at the London Palladium.
Everyone was very excited to go and had a great night. We were astounded by the level of the performer's dancing and singing!
Charity Cabaret Evening - October 2014
Alexanders had a very successful Charity Cabaret Evening on Saturday 18th October at Furze Hill, Ivy Hill Hotel in Margaretting, raising £1,729 for Little Havens Hospice in Rayleigh and £350 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Our senior troupe of 39 girls performed to an audience of just under 200 people before a meal and a raffle for Little Havens Hospice and a special raffle for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The guests then enjoyed more performances from the Alexander's senior troupe and a performance of A Chorus Line from the cast of ETC.
Everyone involved in the evening enjoyed entertainment of live music after the performance and had a great time dancing the night away.
The evening was a great success and we would like to thank everyone involved.
Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) Presents 'Cinderella' - May 2014
ETC (Ensemble Theatre Company) was established in January of 2014, bringing together past and present students of Alexander's School of Dance and Frances School of Drama (FSD). This group of enthusiastic young adults met once a week at Alexander's studios to share their knowledge in their chosen fields of singing, acting and dancing.
Their energetic approach and camaraderie is overwhelming.
They produced their debut performance of Cinderella in May 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed performing at Brentwood Theatre giving the audience a good laugh at the comic approach to the well known story of Cinderella.
Charity Cabaret Evening - October 2012
Alexander’s School of Dance raised an amazing £1316.00 for Little Havens Children’s Hospice, Rayleigh. This event took place at Stockbrook Manor, Billericay on Saturday 27th October 2012 in the Banqueting Suite. Guests arrived at 7pm for pre-dinner drinks. Cabaret commenced at 7.30pm, where senior members from the school performed for the guests. The guests enjoyed a three course meal and whilst enjoying their coffee they were entertained by the second part of the Cabaret. All involved partied until midnight to live music from Miss Libby Holden. The dance floor after the Cabaret was full, parents, friends, performers all dancing to the live music, the evening was a great success which finished too soon, no one wanted it to end. Watch this space for the next Charity Event!
Disneyland Paris – July 2012
31 performers and their families and friends all travelled to France for a 20 minute showcase in the Videoopolis Theatre Disneyland. As no stage rehearsal was permitted, our own pre-show rehearsal instigated by the students took place in Marne-La-Vallee-Chessy-Disneyland train station! In 38 degrees the girls performed The Flintstones in true style to a packed auditorium. The troupe were complimented by the Disney staff who were so impressed with their professionalism, enthusiasm and energy on stage keeping the audience engaged. Quote “The only Dance School all Summer that performed not only a themed showcase but one so in keeping with the setting” A wonderful tribute to such a young cast age 7-13yrs performing with 3 of their teachers. Quote from Pippa aged 12yrs “Proud to belong to Alexanders and dancing with them was the best experience ever”.
Sadlers Wells – April 2012
After being offered a cancellation slot a troupe of 36 girls age 11yrs+ performed “The Can Can” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” at the prestigious Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London. The troupe worked hard and tirelessly after a 6 week busy rehearsal schedule to perfect their routines and this was put to the test. There was a technical fault with their Can Can music, jumping not only forwards but backwards on three separate occasions. Their professionalism showed through as the audience were aware but the troupe did not falter and carried on in true form. The theatre staff was so impressed the girls got to perform the routine once again, second time with no musical faults. Bohemian Rhapsody was in a league of its own, telling the story of a court case, leaving the theatre audience silent for one moment before erupting into a tremendous applause.
A night nobody will ever forget.
Trip to Shrek the Musical – February 2012
140 members, family and friends of the School travelled by coach to the West End on a wintery snow-capped night to see Shrek, the coaches were filled with excitement for the evening ahead with everyone looking forward to the show. A great success, everyone enjoyed the show and had a fabulous time.
The Royal Albert Hall - May 2010
80 Members from Alexander's Theatre School performed at The Royal Albert Hall in May 2010. The School likes a challenge and this time we took it one step further, performing in the round was a huge challenge for us all. The atmosphere and experience was one the students all embraced and remember forever. Bringing together students aged 7 yrs - 19 yrs created the perfect opportunity for them to work collectively as a team towards the same goal, which reinforced the school's ethos.
PortAventura Spain - June 2010
In June 34 pupils with 66 of their families and friends performed at PortAventura in Spain. We flew out together, staying in the resort Hotel and the students performed a 20 minute mini showcase in the Theatre situated within the popular Theme Park. We were joined by 2 other schools performing, which each had their own time slot. As well as performing abroad the troupe had the further fun and excitement of the Water and Theme Parks at PortAventura. Everyone was very excited and a little apprehensive as the students performed live, a fantastic experience and a holiday of lifetime encasing their love of dance.
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex
Supporting the touring company "Spirit of the Dance".
Brentwood Centre, Essex
Supporting the touring company "Spirit of the Dance".
Her Majesty's Theatre, London - October 1998
Performed Bohemian Rhapsody, Bugsy Malone and Blues Brothers.
Her Majesty's Theatre, London - November 1998
Performed Lion King and 42nd Street.
Disneyland Paris - August 2001
Performed 20 minute showcase of Bugsy Malone.
Dorchester Hotel, London - November 2001
Performed for the Royal Variety Club - Fame.
Sadlers Wells, London - April 2006
Performed The Can Can and Music.
The Royal Albert Hall, London - May 2010
80 Members from Alexander's Theatre School Performed at The Royal Albert Hall in London.