NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Starcast Dance and Gymnastics Centre ClassesJun 06 2017
Starcast are going to offer classes in Baby Ballet, Modern and Tap, Toddler Ballet, Modern and Tap starting in September 2017.
We are also going to offer Starcast Acro and gymnastics for 7 - 18 year olds.
And we will have Ballet, Technique and Tap Classes for 7 - 18 year olds
STARCAST DANCE CENTRE is getting ready to ROCK!!! And do some pirouettes!!!
Starcast Student awarded 100% Scholarship at Wilkes AcademyMay 17 2017
Our amazing student Aaron Campbell has been awarded a 100% Scholarship to attend the most inspiring, new professional dance and theatre college - WIlkes Academy.
This is a huge acheivement and we are so very proud of Aaron who has trained with us for 5 years.
Starcast Singing Company and Singing Troupe invited to sing at the Fivers Rivers Grand OpeningFeb 23 2017
The Starcast Singing Company and Troupe were invited to sing at the Grand Opening of the Five Rivers Leisure Centre.
They were praised by the organisers for their talent and professionalism.
Starcast Singing Company help raise over £11,000 at the Julia's House BallFeb 23 2017
The Starcast Singing Company sang beautifully at the Julia's House Ball which raised over £11,000 for this wonderful chairty.
Starcast work with Hashtag Model ManagementFeb 23 2017
Starcast are delighted to announce they will be working with Hastag Model Management to help find our studetns professional castings and work in TV and film.
Hashtag Agents visited our Starcast Schools and said they were amazed by the talent and discipline of the students and the high standard of teaching.
Watch this space!
Starcast SHINE at Salisbury Christmas Market Launch 2016!Nov 25 2016
Starcast students wowed the crowds at the Salisbury Christmas Market Launch event on Thursday 24th November. This was the first time that all four of our elite groups had performed together and they didn't disappoint!
The Starcast Dance Company opened the set with their stunning piece 'Danceology' choreographed by Jacinta Landon. Next up was the Dance Crew with their sassy piece 'Let Me Take A Selfie' choreographed by Kiri Golding. The Singing Company then stormed the stage with their beautiful arrangement of Mary Did You Know and the set closed with our brand new Singing Troupe who performed Do You Hear What I Hear.
There was even time for a few cheeky selfies with the Mayor backstage!
New Mini Stars Drama and Singing ClassNov 22 2016
Due to popular demand we are starting a new STARCAST MINI STARS Class just for 4 - 5 year olds.
This class will be 45 minutes long and the students will train in Drama and Singing.
It will be a fabulous introduction for pre school and reception age Starlets to our 90 minute sessions.
New Publilcity ShotsNov 22 2016
Look at our new publicity shots for our Dance Company and Dance Crew.
Taken by Jacinta in our lovely Dance Studio.
Starcast Christmas Album!Nov 22 2016
All our students recorded a CD this week in aid of our current Charity. Fundraising for Amelia Russell Greens Cancer Treatment.
Over 280 of our Starcast Starlets aged 4 - 18 years old recording their track in our Drama and Dance Studio to be produced onto a professional CD.
INSPIRED premiers at the ODEONNov 22 2016
Our latest Summer Show INSPIRED was premiered at the ODEON Salisbury on Tuesday November 8th. It was so wonderful to see all the songs, dances and drama performed by our fantastic students on the big screen. We also raised nearly £500 for charity with our ciname events within this week.
New Starcast Adult Dance ClassesSep 30 2016
Starcast presents our newsest venture - Adult Dance Classes!
We are so excited to offer these fun classes for everyone aged 16 to 106 - we have had lots of people ask for adult classes so we are delighted to be able to invite all dancers to attend.
The classes will work on strength, flexibilty and posture aswell as having a great time learning new dances in our fabulous dance studio in Salisbury.
INSPIRED show 2016 a huge success!Jul 28 2016
The Starcast Summer Show 2016 was a huge success
Over 280 Starcast students performed in this wonderful show at the Salisbury Playhouse.
There was dancing, singing and fantastic acting scenes from all the Starcast Starlets.
Both shows were sold out and both recieved standing ovations.
#INSPIRED by our stduents
Starcast Photo ShootJun 06 2016
All our students were professionally photographed in for our upcoming show INSPIRED which is being performed at the Salisbury Playhouse.
The students all looked amazing - gorgeous Starcasters!
Starcast selected to perform with "Thank Abba for the Music"Jun 06 2016
"Thank Abba For the Music" have asked Starcast Students to perform with their professional touring show at Salisburys' City Hall in June. We were delighted to accept this wonderful opportunity and to give our students the chance to perform with a professional company. Go Starcasters!
Starcast Singing CompanyMay 03 2016
The super talented singers from the Starcast Singing Co. performed a great mash up of lots of popular songs at the wonderful Fisherton Fesitval.
Starcast Dance Company at the Fisherton FestivalMay 03 2016
Our wonderful dance company performed "Tutu's and Siuts" at the vibrant Fisherton Festival in Salisbury. The dance was a mix of ballet, contemporary, street and hip hop.
SDC you ROCK!!!
Starcast Show INSPIRED 2016Apr 15 2016
Starcast has announced the title of thier Summer Show 2016. It is called INSPIRED and we are so very excited about this years Musical Extravaganza!!! Roll on July 10th !!!
Over 250 Starcast Students will be singing, dancing and acting in this fabulous Variety Show.
Starcast Summer Workshop 2016 - Dates AnnouncedMar 07 2016
Sign up now for our fabulous Summer Workshop.
A whole of dancing, singing and acting!
Stars of SalisburyJan 22 2016
Over 20 Starcast Starlets performed in the Stars of Salisbury Show at Salisburys' City Hall.
It was a super evening and a pleasure to work of all the talented local children and adults.
Backstage two stars from the West End Hit "Wicked" came to talk to our students about acting, dancing and singing in the world of Musical Theatre.
How lucky are we?!!
STARCAST SUMMER WORKSHOP 2016 DATES ANNOUNCED!Jan 22 2016
We have released the dates of our very popular Starcast Summer Workshop:
1 - 5th August in Amesbury
8 - 12th August in Salisbury
The Workshops are for 4 - 18 yr olds and your child will train in Dance, Drama and Singing every day with our professional team of teachers.
If your child loves dancing from Hip Hop to Modern, if they love acting and drama or if they enjoy singing they will LOVE this week.
Call Principal Sam Holloway on 07974 721091 for further detials.
End of Term PresentationDec 10 2015
We can hardly believe that we are only a week away from the end of this term already! To celebrate, our Tuesday and Wednesday schools will be performing a presentation to their family and friends next week. We've got lots of panto fun and festive songs and dances to wow our audiences with!
We are so grateful to all of our parents who are always so supportive of Starcast and we can't wait for them to see what their little stars have been working on this term.
Please welcome our new Drama Teacher!Dec 10 2015
Please join us in giving a very warm welcome to our newest team member, Graham Cawte.
Graham is a super talented Drama Teacher and has joined our Tuesday and Thursday schools. You can read all about Graham and his experience on our 'Teachers' page.
We are thrilled to have Graham as part of our Starcast family and our students already love him!
We're Expanding...!Dec 10 2015
...and that means that for our Tuesday and Wednesday schools, we are off to new premises!
We are very excited to announce that as of January 2016 our Tuesday classes will be held from the Elim Centre in Salisbury, which is already the home of our Thursday and Saturday classes. This follows the recent move of our Wednesday classes to the Stonehenge School in Amesbury.
The moves have come about as a result of both schools expanding in size and needing bigger rehearsal spaces! We are so excited, as we move into 2016, to watch Starcast continue to grow.
Starcast Students Onesie and Film Premiere Day!Nov 30 2015
Starcast Students enjoyed training in their onesies and then ate Pizza whilst watching the Premiere of "Distinction Day" on the big screen! The premiere was a DVD of the Trinity Guildhall Musical Theatre Exams which including Dance, Drama and Singing. It was super fun!
Lizzy and Sam meet Jake WoodsNov 30 2015
Lizzy and Sam Principals of Starcast meet the Eastenders Actor Jake Woods at the Salisbury Lights Switch On. He was very impressed with the wonderful vocals and super Musical Theatre Dance and tweeted a huge well done to Starcast and is now following Starcast on Twitter. YAY!
Starcast Sing infront of 8,000 at the Christmas Lights Switch ON!Nov 30 2015
25 Starcast Students sang and danced infront of 8,000 at the Salisbury Christmas Lights Switch On on Thursday 19th November.
It was a wonderful event and a fantastic experience for our students to show off thier singing and dancing skills to such a huge audience.
Starcast to perform at Christmas Lights Switch onNov 19 2015
The Starcast Dance Company and Starcast Singing Company along with four of Starcasts top younger singers have been invited to perform at the Salisbury Christmas Lights Switch On. This years celebrity is Jake Wood, who plays Eastenders Leading Man Max Branning, Jake will be switching on the lights at 7pm on Thursday 19th November.
We are very excited about this huge event which attracts crowds of over 14,000 people.
Starcast Summer Show Dates Announced!Oct 06 2015
Our Summer Show will be on Sunday 10th July 2016 at the Salisbury Playhouse.
We are tres excited about our next Summer Spectacular and can't wait to start rehearsals in our Dance Classes, Drama Lessons and Singing Lessons!
Salisbury Fashion Week at the City Hall Stars Starcast StudentsOct 06 2015
Many Starcast Students took to the City Hall Stage to open the Salisbury Fashion Week 2015.
We had soloists from the age of 6 years old singing, lots of our Ensemble Girls were stunning models and our Dance Company gave a superb performance of "All That Jazz".
Members of the Starcast Singing Company also sang beautifully.
It was a fabulous night to remember!
Three wonderful Starcasters to star in "A Christmas Carol"Sep 15 2015
Three super talented Starcasters will be dancing, singing and acting in the MTS production of "A Christmas Carol".
Very well done to Katy Neve, Aurellie Barber Walkley and Corbin Smith.
Starcast Student selected for PantomimeAug 04 2015
Starcast Salisbury Student Alice Dearden has been selected to be part of the Salisbury Playhouse Pantomime 2015.
This years panto is "Cinderella".
Alcie will be singing and dancing in this years Pantomime alongside the professional cast members.
We are so very proud of Alice who is such a hard working and lovely student.
YAY - GO ALICE!!!
Starcast Students awarded DistinctionAug 04 2015
At the recent Trinity Guildhall Musical Theatre Exams all students were awarded over 80% gaining Merit or Distinction. 8 classes were awarded Distinction and 2 classes were awarded Merit.
Students had to act, sing and dance for this exam. The students worked very hard in their dance classes, singing lessons and drama classes for this prestigios exam.
Wonderful remarks were made by the examiner on all the students reports.
We could n't be prouder of our amazing students.
Starcast Singing Company ConcertJul 05 2015
Members of the Starcast Singing Company produced their very own show on Saturday 27th June.
The 12 - 17 year old Starcast students sang songs they had chosen themselves along with some ensemble pieces arranged by their singing teacher Lizzy.
Named "Shine Bright Concert for Chiara" we raised £380 for Julias House Hospice and a wonderful and very emotional night was had for all.
Starcast Flash MobJun 02 2015
Over 40 Starcast Students took part in a Flash Mob in Salisburys' Old George Mall on Saturday 30th May. It was great fun and lots of onlookers clapped and cheered at the unexpected entertainment of singing and dancing adults, teens and children.
Starcast Salisbury's new Dance StudioMay 22 2015
After months of raising funds from Wiltshire County Coucil and Salisbury County Council to help the Elim Centre with these renovations, our new Dance Studio has finally been finished!
Starcast Students have been really enjoying the lovely, light space with professional mirrors and floors.
What a beautiful space for our Dance Classes.
Starcast Student selected Scholarship PlaceApr 13 2015
A huge well done to our very talented Ensemble Student Emma Dearden who not only was selected for a place at the wonderful Wilkes Academy but was offered a 50% Scholarship.
This prestigious new Performing Arts College is a wonderful place to continue training in Dance, Drama and Singing as a professional performer.
Starcast Mini Stars ShowApr 13 2015
Our wonderful little Mini Stars Starlets gave a gorgeous performance of "Guess How Much I Love You" at their end of term show for family and friends.
The students aged from 4 - 6 years old were the cutest dancing and singing bunnies and Big Nut Brown Hares in the world!
Congratulations to all our Minis on a super performance!
STARCAST SUMMER WORKSHOP DATES ANNOUNCED!Mar 02 2015
The Starcast Summer Workshop (7 - 18 yr olds) and Starcast Mini Stars Summer Workshop (4 - 7 yr olds) have now been confirmed.
DATE: 3rd - 7th August 2015
TIME: 10 - 4pm Main School 9.45 - 11.45am Mini Stars
PRICE: £125 Main School £60 Mini Stars
ACT NOW - Call Principal Sam Holloway AISTD or email her on email@example.com to enrol your child.
Dance, Sing and Act for a whole week with your favourite Starcast Teachers!
Date of Trinity Guildhall Exams Announced!Feb 19 2015
All Starcast Students will be entering their Trinity Guildhall Group Musical Theatre Exams on 11/12th July 2015.
The Venue has been booked - the wonderful Blackledge Theatre!
Now students will be rehearsing their songs, dance and drama ready for these prestigious exams.
How exciting! We can't wait to see everyone perform!
Starcast Awards CeremonyNov 25 2014
This year all Starcast Schools took part in their very own Awards Ceremony. A super time was had by parents and stduents alike.
The Starcast Students in Salisbury and Amesbury showed off what they have been learning in their Dance Lessons with a great Hip Hop routine.
They showed their singing skills in raising the roof with their gorgeous voices and performed pieces they had been creating themselves in their Drama Classes.
Trophies and medals were awarded at the end of the Ceremony along with lots of tears from proud mums and dads!
Starcast Singing Company Sing at Salisburys' Chapel NightclubNov 25 2014
The SSC recently sang with stars such as Duncan Heather who has danced and sung in West End Hits such as "Jersey Boys" and Peter and Sarah who were "Britains Got Talent"Finalists in 2014, in The Stars In The Canyon Show. This show raised thousands of pounds for Salisbury Hospitals Stars Appeal and was organsied by our very own Lizzy.
They sang beautifully and a wonderful night was had by all.
Starcast Show raises £1,100 for Lucys Day OutOct 10 2014
Over 250 students dances, sang and performed in the latest Starcast Show "Dare to Dream" and we raised £1,100 for the very worthwhile local charity Lucy's Days Out. Thank you to all our wonderful parents for supporting our show and this charity.
Starcast Dance Company at the Salisbury Fashion WeekSep 29 2014
The Starcast Dance Company and Starcast Company Singing Ensemble gave wonderful at Salisburys' City Hall. They opened the first and second half of the Salisbury Fashoin Show.
Here is a look at their beautiful dance -
Starcast students dance, sing and act in our new Promotional VideoSep 24 2014
This is our fabulous new Promotional DVD
Please do watch and enjoy!
New Mini Stars Classes!Aug 28 2014
We are thrilled to announce that from September 2014, we will be adding a Mini Stars class to our Tuesday afternoons at Leehurst Swan.
Our Saturday classes have proven very popular for the Mini Stars which are for children aged 4 to 6. They are given all the training of our regular Starcast sessions in shorter classes to make it more manageable for them.
If you have a budding star and would like to enrol for the new Mini Stars sessions, please contact Lizz Badcock on 07891 146485.
Starcast Show Dare to Dream is given two standing ovations!Jul 31 2014
Over 240 Starcast Students performed brilliantly and were given a standing ovation from over 500 people at both of the Dare to Dream Shows on 6th July.
Starcast Students at the West End WorkshopMay 12 2014
Over 120 Starcast Students took part in a West End Workshop with Tom Muggeridge who has been in Joseph, West Side Story and Cats in Londons' West End. All students had a super time and were praised by Tom for their talent and hard work.
Well done to all of you who took part.
Tickets for our Summer Show "Dare to Dream"are now on sale!May 07 2014
Tickets for the Starcast Summer Show "Dare to Dream" are now on sale from the Salisbury Playhouse Box Office call 01722 320333.
The show date is Sunday 6th July with shows at 12pm and 4.15pm!
Book your seats quick its bound to be two sell out performances!!!
Starcast Students perform at the Teenage MarketApr 22 2014
Starcast Students who have been chosen to be part of the Starcast Dance Company and Starcast Singing Ensemble performed at Salisburys' first ever Teenage Market and the Guildhall on Sunday 30th March.
The students gave fabulous performances and were praised for their professionalism and talent.
The Mayor of Salisbury said how fantastic their performances were and that as Mayor of Salisbury she fully endorsed all that Starcast offer the children and teenagers of Salisbury.
Starcast students learn dance routines from Thriller Live!Mar 03 2014
Starcast students in Salisbury who attended the Thirller Live Workshop with West End performer Kelsey Cobban had a super day! They learnt the dance routines "Thiriller" and "Beat It" actually performed in the West End hit Thriller Live. What an amazing experience!
The West End is coming to Salisbury! Dance, Sing and Act with a West End Performer.Feb 14 2014
On the 11th May Tom Muggeridge, currently performing in the West End will be coming to Salisbury to teach songs and dances from wonderful West End Hit. This fabulous opportunity is open to children. teens and for the first time Starcast will open its doors to all the budding stars who are over 18 yrs old! Yes mums and dads its YOUR turn!
This very special day is open to non Starcast Students too so if you would like a place call Sam on 07974 721091.
Thriller Live Workshop Coming to StarcastJan 26 2014
Starcast students will be invited to attend a Thriller Live Workshop on Sunday 2nd March. This special one off Musical Theatre Workshop will be led by Kelsy Cobban who has recenlty toured with Thriller Live and Starlight Express. Students will learn the Thriller Dance, Beat It Dance and work on Zombie Characterization and perfect their Michael Jackson style!
The Salisbury Variety Show 2014Jan 21 2014
Over fifty Starcast Students from Starcast Salisbury and Starcast St Mark's performed in The Salisbury Variety Show at The Salisbury Playhouse on 19th January 2014.
The students performed songs and dances from "Moulin Rouge" and sang "Clown" by Emeli Sande.
All the students looked and sounded extremely professional and it was a night to remember!
Singing Classes this term focus on our Open Mic Night and Qudos, SalisburyOct 17 2013
Singing Classes this Autumn Term 2013 are focussing on Songs for our first ever Starcast Open Mic Night at Qudos in Salisbury. We can't wait to hear all our students singing their favourite songs:) Parents welcome too!
Dance Classes focus on a Circus/Carnival Theme ready for our next performance at The Salisbury PlayhouseOct 17 2013
Dance Classes this term include Street Jazz, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre.
Starcast Salisbury Seniors and Starcast St Mark's Ensemble are working towrds their performance at The Salisbury Playhouse. Which will include a Dance and Song with a Carnvial Theme. This show is in aid of the Stars Appeal CT Scanner at Salisbury Hospital.
Amazing results in our first Trinity Guildhall Exams.Aug 04 2013
Over 170 of our students took their first Trinity Guildhall Exam in July 2013. The Juniors entered at Grade 1, Seniors at Grade 2 and the Ensemble at Grade 3.
Our results were OUTSTANDING! Every single student was awarded a Distinction, the highest possible mark given and over half the students were awarded 100 marks out of 100.
Starcast Amesbury Perform at The Night of Honour 2013Jul 02 2013
Junior and Senior Students from Starcast Amebsury performed Dance Routines from "Cats" and songs from "Matilda" at this years special Night of Honour.
Elsie Richmond is chosen to perform with Marti Pellow in EvitaJun 17 2013
Elsie Richmond who trains in Dance, Drama and Singing at our Starcast Leehurst Swan, has been selected to perform in "Evita" with singing star Marti Pellow.
"Evita" is running at The Mayflower Theatre in October.
Huge congratulations to Elsie for being selected to perform in this wonderful show - we are very proud of you.
Taylor Alman is selected for Theatre Royal Winchester's Pantomime.Jun 17 2013
Taylor Alman, who attends Starcast Amesbury and Starcast Salisbury has been selected, from the 170 children who auditioned, to be part of TRW Pantomime "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" - CONGRATULATIONS TAYLOR!
Taylor has been training in Dance, Drama and Singing Classes with Starcast for two years.
Director James Barry said: “The calibre for this year's auditions was extremely high."
Mr Barry was on a selection panel along with choreographer Hannah Jackson and child cast director Ryan Jones.
He added: “We were faced with a very difficult choice and wish we could have taken on more. The boys needed excellent acting and movement skills, as they will be playing dwarfs alongside professional actors, plus the ability to focus and take direction."
Summer Workshop in Performing Arts!Apr 25 2013
Starcast are holding a Summer Workshop from 5 - 9th August in Salisbury.
This workshop is for all 4 - 16 year olds
For further details contact Sam Holloway.
We will be having fabulous fun dancing, singing and acting all week and performing a show for family and friends
Distinction for our Acting Classes at the Salisbury Young Performers FestivalMar 12 2013
Students from Starcast Leehurst Swan Ensemble were awarded two Highly Commendeds and a Distinction at the Sypf Drama Section. The adjudicator said "I ve have seen some excellent acting talent from your group, keep up this excellent work, you may go far"
Lizzy is returning to teach Singing Lessons at our Starcast St Mark's and Starcast Leehurst Schools in Salisbury and at our Starcst Amesbury School.Mar 12 2013
We are very pleased to welcome back our wonderful singing teacher Lizzy next term (Summer Term 2013). Lizzy's Singing Lessons are fun and disciplined and inspiring!
Jacinta Landon Will be teaching Dance Lessons for Starcast next termMar 12 2013
Jacinta will be joining our team of teachers at Starcast Salisbury. Jacinta will be teaching our Dance Classes. Jacinta is a wonderful teacher from New Zealand.
She currenty teaches at the Salisbury Dance Studios.
Starcast Amesbury asked to perform at "A Night of Honour" for the second year running in July 2012Jan 24 2013
Starcast Amesbury Seniors peformed a fabulous Dance routine with professionalism and talent at this years "A Night of Honour" held at the theatre in Stonehenge School.
Other local children from Amesbury were singing and compering.
Four students are chosen to perform in "The King and I" at The Mayflower TheatreJan 24 2013
Four Starcast students who auditioned for a part in "The King and I" at The Mayflower Theatre in May 2012 were successful in being offered roles in this wonderful show.
The students from Salisbury and Amesbury acted, sang and danced infront of packed audiences every night.
"A Cast Full of Stars" - a show to remember at The Salisbury Playhouse in June 2012Jan 24 2013
All of our 170 students performed in a wonderful show at The Salisbury Playhouse in June 2012. It was a show to remember and all the students were just amazing!
All the students from Salisbury, Amesbury and Romsey were singing, dancing and acting like true professionals.
Salisbury Young Performers Festival 2012Jan 24 2013
Starcast Leehurst Swan students were awarded first place with "Honours" at the SYPF singing section.
They were also asked to peform at the "Festival Concert" at The Blackledge Theatre, along with our Dance Ensemble and the Starcast Amesbury Seniors, vocal group.
Th excellent results and positive comments we recieved from the adjudicators was testament to the high quality of our dance classes and singing lessons.
Salisbury Carnival 2012.Dec 11 2012
Starcast St Mark's entertained the 1,500 local Salisbury people who came to see the Salisbury Carnival 2012. They sang, danced and acted with true professionalism to our "Wizard of OZ" medley.
Pictured here is Poppy, a little munchkin, collecting money along the way for the Mayor's Appeal
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SP3 4NWTelephone: Sam Holloway - 07974 721091Telephone: Lizz Badcock - 07891 146485