Thursday, 27 June 2013

Are You Getting Married?

Congratulations your getting married!

Its the most exciting time of a couples life together and yet for some there is one tiny element of the big day that fills you both with fear :-/

Well worry no more as help is at hand!

Manic Stage Productions have guided nervous brides and grooms to their perfect 1st dance for several years now and are confident we can help.

Wether you are shy, inexperienced or the one person at parties that never steps on to the dance floor. An hour with Matt & Nicole from Manic may be all you need to grow in confidence and delight all your family and friends when you step into the spotlight!

We work closely with you and your fiance to find out exactly what you wish to achieve, matching your ideas and ability to your chosen special song.

Together we work hard to enhance your 1st dance and make it a moment you will treasure forever.  Our professional dance couple Matt and Nicole are friendly and experienced. They have a wide knowledge and expertise in many styles such as Salsa, Lindy Hop, Ballroom or can simply advise you on imaginative simple step combinations that will allow you to 
effortlessly step out of the "Shuffle" and start to move gracefully around the floor. 

There are hundreds of magical moves and ideas to help compliment any style and ability and Matt and Nicole cant wait to teach you the few that will work best for you. Most importantly a lesson or two with Manic before your wedding day, will banish those sleepless nights and let you take to the dance floor feeling happy and relaxed knowing you have practiced and perfected the perfect 1st dance to your ‘special song’.
*No dance experience required   *We use several studios across the South Coast   *If you prefer we can teach you in your own home

Trial Lesson 1hr - £60
Intermediate Package 3hr - £165
Standard Package 5hr - £250  
*additional lessons are available

Read what a few of our happy couples had to say about us!
Dear Nicole and Matt
just a line to say thank you so much for teaching us our 'Everything' routine!  It had the desired effect...just as soon as we moved out of our 'shuffle' the place went wild!  We didn't make any mistakes and made it to the end cheered and whooped on by our friends who were delighted...and amazed to see Pete dancing!
We've seen one video and we'll try to forward it to you (for you to have a chuckle too)  We'd give ourselves 7 out of 10 as we have performed the dance better, but it was a very different thing, so Pete says, dancing with a mass of dress between his legs!!
We were really delighted that we'd made the effort to try something a bit special - and I assure you it'll go down in history with Pete's friends.  
Thank you again both of you - we thoroughly enjoyed learning the routines with you. 

Hello Nicole and Matt,
We are writing to say thanks for providing totally great dancing lessons.  We managed to pull off our dance routine during the wedding, it went well, we even had matching outfits!  Nor me or Zita knew we could dance but you had more success with us than anyone else.  The dance routine became the highlight of the party. 
Best of luck with your business, hope to run across you again some time.
All the best

For more information or to discuss booking your own private dance lessons contact Manic Stage Productions at

Lastly check out a little video that might give you a couple of new ideas :-)

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Surrounded by Celebrities

It was celebs all the way this weekend as The Show Girlz performed for the glittering Beauty Awards hosted by the glamourous Amy Childs and sponsored by top hair stylist to the stars Lee Stafford.

Nicole took her seat amongst the creme de la creme of Hampshires beauty and hair industry whilst the girlz prepared for their 20 minute musical extravaganza performance on the Guildhall stage!

Outside our sexy stilt walker welcomed the guests with sweets and an even sweeter smile!

The champagne was flowing on arrival and was followed by a delicious 3 course meal. At 9pm The Show Girlz took to the stage to entertain the 450 merry crowd.

Our 5 strong, talented team performed a medley of high energy choreography. Including pieces from Moulin Rouge, Dirty Dancing, Cabaret and Viva Las Vegas.

The audience were treated to 5 vibrant costume changes and 2 solo vocal performances amongst 10 toe tapping tunes. The crowd clapped and cheered with delight as each section quickly rolled into the next.

We had such a fantastic response from everyone watching and we were delighted with how successful the whole night was. Sara from JP South Events who organised the extravagant evening complimented us and said “Thanks soooo much Nicole, your girls were fantastic!! And the stilt walker really surprised the crowd. We will definitely be working with you again"

We even received a tweet from Lee Stafford!!

Amy Childs presented the awards and Nicole managed to sneak a quick picture with her back stage

Lastly we would like to congratulate our TOWERPOWER landlord Tony Wood on his award! His amazing hair salon and team United Salons situated in the Clock Tower (Our Office Building!) was crowned Salon of the Year 2013

 What a fun filled night we had! We can't wait to see if we get invited back next year! Fingers crossed! 

Check out this little video of the event and look out for our gorgeous girlz near the end.

For more information or to book Manic Stage Productions and The SHOW Girlz please visit

Monday, 10 June 2013

Shut Up! We're working with Amy Childs

On Saturday evening The SHOW Girlz (Manic Stage Productions specialist entertainment team) will be stepping back on to the Guildhall stage, this time to entertain at this years Hair and Beauty Awards

But they wont be the only glamourous and sparkly ladies there to wow the crowds! Our 5 dancers will be joined at this exciting event by TOWIE star Miss Amy Childs.

With her very own beauty salons and beauty range, TOWIE star Amy Childs knows her stuff about hair and beauty industry.

Salons across the city are abuzz with the news that the reality show star will be presenting this year’s The News Hair and Beauty Awards. Amy shot to fame on smash hit TV program The Only Way Is Essex. With her glamorous looks and industry knowledge, she will make the perfect presenter for the ceremony. Amy, 22, said: ‘I’m so excited to be presenting The News Hair and Beauty Awards this year. As a trained beautician, I’m looking forward to honouring my fellow professionals for their hard work and dedication to the industry.’

The evening is set to be a huge success and we are sure all of the nominations will be dressed to impress. 

Manic Stage Productions will be putting on a musical medley extravaganza featuring some of the sexiest musical theatre show numbers known. Including routines from Dirty Dancing, Moulin Rouge and Cabaret.

Rehearsals are well under way and the team are excited to meet Amy and celebrate with the beauty industry at these prestigious  awards.

Watch this space for pictures and videos of the night and our performance next week.

If you would like more information about The SHOW Girlz or Manic Stage Productions do not hesitate to contact Nicole on 07977478565

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Manic Member of the Month

Each month we will be interviewing one of our gorgeous girlz on their career and life as a dancer!

This month we introduce to you Lucy Kate

How long have you been dancing for?
For as long as i can remember! I think as soon as I could walk I was wearing my ballet shoes!

Did you train professionally?
Yes I trained professionally from a young age at The Legat Ballet School where I boarded. It was a big decision for my family and I at such a young age but I received a scholarship and was desperate to dance. Later at 16yrs I went to Brian Rogers Performers College for 3 years where I gained a diploma in Musical Theatre.

What was professional training like?
It was tough! We took around 6-8 classes a day which included ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, partner work, singing, drama and musical theatre. We were exhausted at the end of every day! But there was no time for rest, we did this 5 or 6 days a week for 3 years.

After what sounds like grueling training, what was auditioning for professional jobs like?
Auditions are very tough! For every audition there is at least 300 girls sometimes up to 800! It can be very daunting!  But you have to give it your all and not be afraid of knock backs! After all, they are usually only looking for one person, so that means 799 disappointed people. Dancers are tough skinned though and no amount of rejection puts us off going after our dreams! Sometimes your the lucky one!

What was your first professional job?
My first professional dance job was in Qatar. I was a dancer in an illusion show with Guy Barrett, for Qatar Summer Wonders Festival. There were several shows from the UK flown over for the festival which lasted around 2 months.

What was it like working in Qatar?
It was very different to the UK. All our costumes had be made so that they were appropriate for Qatar audiences. Not a lot of flesh was on show compared to the costumes we have in the UK! It was great living and working in such a different culture. A great 1st job with some fantastic people.

What other countries have you worked in?
I have been lucky enough to work in many countries! I have performed in several different shows in Dubai. I have performed in a casino show in Macau and rehearsed for this for a month in Hong Kong, this was a great opportunity to experience yet another very different cultures! I have also performed in several casinos in Portugal and I have been in a show in India. But, most of my traveling has been whilst cruising! Working on a cruise ship as a dancer is a great way to see the world! I have performed on P&O cruises and NCL Cruise line, taking me to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, North America, Carribbean, Mexico, Alaska, South America and Antarctica!

Wow you have been very busy! Do you dance a lot in the UK?
I do dance in England doing shorter contracts and lots of one off events, mainly for The SHOW Girlz (or as they were formerly known MANIC!). With these I have performed at awards ceremonies, xmas party events, theatre shows and corporate events.

How long have you been apart of The SHOW Girlz?
I have been apart of the team since the very beginning! The SHOW Girlz have always welcomed me back to perform with them between contracts and shows abroad. Its nice to come back to friendly faces and know that my experience further a field is appreciated. All the team are encouraged to perform and work for major companies throughout the UK and abroad, this is what keeps the team fresh and at the top of the profession!

Whats your favorite part of being one of 'The SHOW Girlz?'
I love that I can work with professional talented people so close to home in Portsmouth!

Fab! Lastly whats in the performance pipe line for you and The Show Girlz?
It's exciting as the team are getting very busy. Nicole and Matt do a great job of finding us work and Manic Stage Productions are very respected for their ability to provide exactly what is asked of them. We are currently rehearsing for several events along the South coast including The Beauty Awards hosted by Amy Childs from TOWIE. Vegas themed entertainment for a large hotel chain and some amazing choreography to compliment a request from a top MJ tribute artist.

Thank you Lucy :-) we wish you every success!