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  • Vol 2 Issue 08 Sharmila Dance Bi-Monthly Newsletter March 2013

    Content Sharmila Dance Tracksuits

    Recent Events - Pg. 2

    Sharmila Dance Extravaganza 2013 Pg. 3

    Getting to know the company members Olya - Pg. 4

    15 Truths about being a professional dancer - Pg. 5

    Editors Note Pg. 7

    Its March and we are two months late with the Newsletter, which clearly shows how busy we have been! We have been super busy with our Extravaganza rehearsals which Im very happy to say are developing nicely. The students have all been working really hard and remain enthusiastic, which makes it so much easier for me. The choreography for the show has been an enormous undertaking for me this year as many of the dances have mini segments within them that have increased the workload for me. However the advantage is that there are smaller groups, allowing the students to be noticed better on stage. I also have taken into account your suggestions that the seats should be allocated rather than free for all and hopefully this year we will be able to comply, whereby the stall seats shall be numbered and the balcony will remain free seating. Our tickets for the show should be on sale first week of April and I hope that you will be there to support all our hard work. My team and I, try our very best to come up with new and innovative ideas to allow you to enjoy this yearly event. I personally continue to be very proud of every single dancer that shows the commitment, dedication and love for dance. On another note we are about to start rehearsals for a few large projects, Dubai World Cup, being one of them. Its going to a spectacular event once again and Im happy to have my students partake in the event along side professionals both locally based and International. Lastly, I would like to thank you for your continuous support and trust in teaching you and or your children. A quote that rings true for me, Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life 1

    Words from Sharmila Kamte

  • Issue 08 March 2013


    We cannot stress how important it is to be part of our social media, due to the fact that it is the quickest way to find out about current news or changes!

    For Facebook we offer a fan page, which is for open for everyone! (Product/Service)

    We offer a closed group for students only, which our entire student base should be, part of!

    Please make sure that you subscribe to our YouTube page so you can stay up to date with that latest dance routines.

    Follow us on Twitter to have daily updates on the latest buzz!

    Our official Sharmila Dance wear is out and selling fast, there are 2 colors available White and Yellow. Sizes available: White: XS Available (Few Left) Small Sold Out Medium Available Large Available Yellow: XXS Available XS Available (Few Left) Small Available (Few Left) Medium Available Purchase of tracksuits is available during office hours or class timings throughout the week! Be proud to be part of the Sharmila Dance culture and represent your dance school. Show performers will need one as their backstage pass.

  • Issue 08 March 2013 Sharmila Dance Extravaganza 2013

    The Dance Extravaganza has reached its 13th year of production. This year we have 210 performers ranging from children from the age of seven right up to mature adults. All of this is made possible in only just 20 rehearsals! Committed to sharing the energy and delight of dance as a form of art and sport, the Sharmila Dance school hosts a range of classes and workshops throughout the year for students of all ages and levels. The Sharmila Dance Extravaganza is a professional showcase of the dedication, passion and talent of the schools students and the Sharmila Dance troupe of pro dancers.

    Its an extremely busy season for Sharmila Dance; we will be launching ticket sales begging of April, so be sure to get yours!

    We are looking for volunteers to work backstage, ushering and selling brochures and parents to look after the young level 1s during the performances. If you are interested please call Alicia on 0552061971.

    Most Hard Working Student Of The Month

    Words from Sharmila Kamte Im very happy to award Marion Thomas for her hard work and determination. She has shown that dance means a lot to her by being extremely regular and persevering with her ballet and St.Jazz. With her effort she is now able to put a lot more of herself into her performance and is finding it easier to see the difference between what is right and what is wrong in the technical side of dance. She is a lovely girl, with a bright future ahead of her.

    Congratulations to: Marion Thomas

    Age: 10 Level 1B


  • Issue 08 March 2013

    When did you start dancing? For as long as I can remember, my mom and grandma tell me that I danced before I could even walk! How long have you been with Sharmila Dance? I started coming to Sharmilas classes when I first arrived in Dubai, 3 years ago and have been professionally dancing with the Sharmila Dance company for almost 2 years now. What do you enjoy most about dancing? I enjoy performing the most. The adrenaline rush of pouring your heart out on the stage, connecting with the audience, pushing your limits and stepping outside of your comfort zone is indescribable in words and totally addictive.

    Getting to know the team

    Fun Facts Favorite Color: Green

    Favorite Food: Sushi

    Role Model: My Grandmother,

    Elena Random Fact: When I feel silly

    I like to pinch people with my

    toes and I can also pick up

    small objects with them like a


    Favorite Singer: Sade


    Dance Class Tracks Current Music: Muse by O.C.A.D (Adults, Teen & Level

    2) Beauty and Beat by Justin Bieber

    (Level 1A & 1B)

    Opel Car Launch Dubai - Flashmob

    Samsung Award Ceremony Commercial Bank of Dubai Gala Dinner

  • Issue 08 March 2013 15 Truths About Being a Professional Dancer 1. Dance is hard. No dancer ever became successful riding on their natural born talents only. Dancers are artists and athletes. The world of dance today is akin to an extreme sport. Natural ability and talent will only get us so far. Dancers must work hard and persevere. Dancers give years of their lives plus their sweat, tears and sometimes blood to have the honor and pleasure of performing on stage. 2. You wont always get what you want. We dont always get the role we wanted, go on pointe when we want, get the job we want, hear the compliments we want, make the money we want, see companies run the way we want, etc. This teaches us humility and respect for the process, the art form and the masters we have chosen to teach us. The faster we accept this, the faster we can get on with being brilliant. Well never be 100% sure it will work, but we can always be 100% sure doing nothing wont work. 3. Theres a lot you dont know. There is always more a dancer can learn. Even our least favorite teachers, choreographers and directors can teach us something. The minute we think we know it all, we stop being a valuable asset. 4. There may not be a tomorrow. A dancer never knows when their dance career will suddenly vanish: a company folds, career ending injury, car accident, deathDance every day as if it is the final performance. Dont save the joy of dance for the stage. Infuse even your routine classroom exercises with passion!

    5. Theres a lot you cant control. You cant control who hires you, who fires you, who likes your work, who doesnt, the politics of being in a company. Dont waste your talent and energy worrying about things you cant control. Focus on honing your craft, being the best dancer you can be. Keep an open mind and a positive attitude. 6. Information is not true knowledge. Knowledge comes from experience. You can discuss a task a hundred times, go to 1000 classes, but unless we get out there and perform we will only have a philosophical understanding of dance. Find

    opportunities to get on stage. You must experience performance firsthand to call yourself a professional dancer. 7. If you want to be successful, prove you are valuable. The fastest way out of a job is to prove to your employer they dont need you. Instead, be indispensable. Show up early, know your material, be prepared, keep your opinions to yourself unless they are solicited and above all be willing to work hard.


  • Issue 08 March 2013

    8. Someone else will always have more than you/be better than you. Whether its jobs or money or roles or trophies, it does not matter. Rather than get caught up in the drama about what others are doing around you, focus on the things you are good at, the things you need to work on and the things that make you happiest as a dancer. 9. You cant change the past. Everyone has a past. Everyone has made mistakes, and everyone has glorious moments they want to savor. Dance is an art form that forces us to concentrate on the present. To be a master at dance we have be in the moment; the minute the mind wanders, injuries happen. 10. The only person who can make you happy is you. Dancing in and of itself cannot make us happy. The root of our happiness comes from our relationship with ourselves, not from how much money we make, what part we were given, what company we dance for, or how many competitions we won. Sure these things can have effects on our mood, but in the long run its who we are on the inside that makes us happy. 11. There will always be people who dont like y