Greatest Show On Earth

Greatest Show On Earth

This November Streetz Ahead performed at The Arts Depot, Finchley with 300 local children, they danced their way through an adaptation of ‘The Greatest Showman’. A powerful and passionate message about never giving up on your dreams. Adapted and directed by Elizabeth Lahav.

Streetz Ahead presents ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’……

Cast A consisted of the following groups: Performing Arts Club:

St Andrews Breakers, Osidge Major, St Andrews Commercial, Coleridge, St Andrews School, Osidge Mini, Oakwood, Millfield Mini & Millfield Xtra.

Cast B consisted of the following groups: Performing Arts Club:

St Andrews Breakers, Oakhill, St Paul’s, St Ignatius, George Spicer, St Andrews Major, Campsbourne, Millfield Major & Millfield Xtra.

Greatest Show on Earth Testimonials:

‘I just wanted to give you and your team a Big Thank You, for the support you have given. On the night of the show i was absolutely amazed and overwhelmed by my child’s performance and all the other children. But seeing her appear so confident and happy on the stage make me know she is in the right hands and company. I Thank You so much and I’m looking forward to the next show x’

‘We all really loved the show – after all of these years watching Streetzahead, this was indeed the greatest show yet!  It was by far the best performance by my daughter who loves these songs – which brought tears to my eyes!  Thanks so much to Liz especially who continues to be such a energetic, positive influence – completely passionate about what she does without a trace show biz ego!’

‘The kids you work with are so lucky to be part of Streetz Ahead with both you and Liz organising it all! Well done to you and the rest of the team involved too. It was a fab show! Xxx’

‘What I liked the most was to see the older children who were quite clearly talented, some of those kids performances were spectacular. I see them as huge role models for my daughter to aspire too. The young Afro/Caribbean girl was simply sensational as were the 3 main boys’. However it’s unfair to single those 4 out as they were all great.’

‘Wow what a show! One of the best Streetz Ahead have done! The little boy at the start was brilliant!

‘I had tears in my eyes at certain points esp the bearded lady song who was fab too!’

‘I LOVED that show. The first 5 mins was the best opening of a SA show that I have ever seen. Lovely to hear beautiful pure children’s voices singing. Amazing energy from everyone. Finale was full of love. Overall an amazing success’

‘WOW!! Love love LOVED the show. I saw every child have an amazing time. Every child seemed to shine. Beautiful. We left on such a high…. a sign of a great show. Xx’

‘It was incredible! What an amazing experience for the children too. They loved every minute of it. 12 hours and two shows later, they wanted to perform another one! Liz and Olivia, thank you, so very much, for realising your brilliant vision and truly caring for all the children participating xx’

‘Well done for an outstanding show. Wow! So so impressed with the way it was adapted & you have some really talented kids in your company. Wow.’

‘What an amazing performance last night! I can honestly say it was the best one yet! Well done to all the talented children, teachers and helpers, so fantastic to see them all grow and develop each term. Many thanks 👍x’

‘Hello. Thank you once again for an fab show!! Each time we are more excited and amazed at the progress of the kids! You guys are doing a great job! Keep it up! My child’s confidence has just shot up! ‘

‘What a show indeed! I just want to say thank you for putting together the production last night. My family totally enjoyed it. My daughter  was performing. She is very shy and I can now see she is coming out of her shell thanks to the confidence boast that this exposure has given her. I look forward to attend more productions from Streets Ahead’

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Well done to all the students involved in our Autumn term and to all our amazing teachers, teaching assistants and all the amazing show day helpers.

Boogie Wonderland

Boogie Wonderland

On Sunday 15th July 2018, Streetz Ahead performed two shows of Boogie Wonderland at 2pm & 7pm at The Millfield Theatre. 300 local children danced their way through a physically energetic, fast paced dance, rap, comedy musical. The Boogie Master has lost her groove and The Whizz Kids are on a mission to help her find it with the help of The Fixers, but Evolon her evil sister and The Erks are stopping her every move.

Written and directed by Elizabeth Lahav with help from the Performing Arts Kids who gave ideas for the concept of the show

Streetz Ahead presents Boogie Wonderland………

Cast A consisted of the following groups: Performing Arts Club, Osidge Mini, St Andrews School, Millfield Mini, George Spicer, St Mary’s, Campsbourne, Osidge Major, Oakwood & Millfield Xtra.

Cast B consisted of the following groups: Performing Arts Club, St Andrews Mini, Oakhill, Millfield Major, St Andrews Breakers, St Francis, Coleridge, St Andrews Commercial, St Ignatius & Millfield Xtra.

Boogie Wonderland Testimonials:

Today’s show was fabulous.   Each one gets better and better. Your 3 lead performers were excellent.. very very professional! Well done!!! ❤❤❤x

Just wanted to say both Miller and Dylan’s dancing has taken me by surprise this time, you can see how much they’ve improved and their confidence has grown literally in leaps and bounds! They both love it and it shows!! Xxx

Our son has gained self-confidence, team working skills and improved his ability to concentrate not to mention that he has thoroughly enjoyed himself.

Great show yet again! Bar all the dance skills, confidence etc, my child has achieved chance to shine and friendship. Thank you as always. 

It was exceptional. My daughter from St Andrews performance was great. Her dance moves were great and learned a lot.

Awesome Show! Aarush loves Streetz Ahead.  Great confidence on the stage…Aarush has no fear of stage…. and great team skills. Many thanks Vijay( Mum)

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A fantastic show with a phenomenal cast! Well done to all the performers and backstage team plus all of the summer term teachers.

Heartlands Work Experience 2018

Heartlands Work Experience 2018

This March Streetz Ahead hosted 15 students from Heartlands High school every day for a week of work experience in the Performing Arts. They experienced street dance, theatre, film making and spoken word at the Bruce Grove Youth Centre. They were also visited by professionals in the Performing Arts World.

The students also went to a professional recording studio at the Chocolate Factory where they wrote and recorded their own song.

On the last day they performed to an audience a 20 minute piece called ‘Choices’ where they brought together all the art forms they had learnt in the week.

 

Student Testimonial:

“I would like to personally thank you for giving me and the others this amazing experience to work with you. This week has been very fun, educational, and has encouraged me to be more confident, creating stronger bonds with my friends and classmates. I’m also thankful for how open-minded everyone was, and how the criticism was thoughtful and positive. It would be very difficult to pick a favourite day as all of them were equally as important to me: the poetry with Abe has taught me that words can have a powerful affect on someone depending on how they are said, the dancing with Wade has built up my courage to try something new, I’ve sort of always disliked dance until now, now i like it. The games we all played with you and Sherona such as musical bumps/statues or the racing group games were quite helpful in terms of helping me feel less nervous. In all honesty, I’m going to miss working with the staff, you all have opened many more pathways in my life and I’m grateful for that. I’ll be sure to keep in contact for the future.”

Short films by the students about choices:

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Street Feet

Street Feet

On Sunday 18th March 2018, Streetz Ahead performed two shows of Street Feet at 2pm & 7pm at The Millfield Theatre. 300 local children danced their way through a physically energetic, fast paced dance and comedy show that kept the audience on the edge of their seats.

Streetz Ahead presents Street Feet………

Cast A consisted of the following groups: Performing Arts Club, Oakwood, George Spicer, St Andrews Mini, St Ignatius, Oakhill, Coleridge, Millfield Major, St Andrews School & Child’s Hill.

Cast B consisted of the following groups: Performing Arts Club, St Andrews Commercial, St Andrews Breakers, Osidge Mini, Millfield Xtra, Trinity, Campsbourne, Osidge Major & St Pauls.

Street Feet Testimonials:

Dear Streetz Ahead Olivia and Elizabeth once again thoroughly enjoyed the Street Feet show – both my children aged 8 and 9 loved taking part.  My youngest daughter was really nervous before the show but afterwards wanted to do it all over again.  Streetz Ahead helps to build my children’s confidence and also helps them bond together by practicing the routines at home. As parents we feel soooooo proud watching them take part in the shows (cheering too loud at times😄)

Firstly just to say the performance on Sunday was brilliant and Lily really enjoyed it.  Lily has struggled with her confidence when performing in front of an audience and we did have a few wobbles and tears when I dropped her off on Sunday.  But that was quickly overcome when she joined her group and to see her on stage enjoying herself was amazing – so thank you!

Wonderful community spirit. Every child smiles, looks happy, proud and confident. Many of the participants would never get to experience those feelings or have the opportunities provided without Streetz Ahead. A fantastic show, smiling from beginning to end. Every child should get to join in the magic of Streetz Ahead. Thank you and keep going!! xxx

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A fantastic show with a phenomenal cast! Well done to all the performers and backstage team plus all of the spring term teachers.

Award Winners

Award Winners

Streetz Ahead attended the Haringey Impact Award ceremony on Friday 24th November at The Tottenham Town Hall and were thrilled to win the award for ‘Improving the Lives of Young People in Haringey’. The whole day at the Haringey Expo was a fantastic networking opportunity and there were many great organisations in attendance, who were also award winners.

We were also over the moon to see one of our ex Streetz Ahead students Lamarr Richards winning an award with Woodside High.

Thank you to The Bridge Renewal Trust for a fantastic day.

Community Impact Award Winners