Term 3 is already here! Where is the year going? Last year at Concert we said that we had a feeling that 2007 would be our best year yet and so far that has proven absolutely true. We have enjoyed phenomenal success this year and are proud of the wonderful students that make up Stepping Out Dance Factory!! Our BIG NEWS for this year is our successful audition for DISNEYLAND in 2008!! There is lots of exciting events happening in Term 3 and beyond so read on and join us for another fun filled action packed term of Dancing!!
We have had tremendous interest in our Disneyland, U.S.A Tour. We have made it through the second round of auditions and it is now OFFICIAL. We are still taking interest so it is not too late. Auditions for FINAL TEAM will be held on Saturday, 18th August at our Dubbo Studio. Students will be given more comprehensive information in their INFO PACKS (to be handed out from Week 2, Term 3). In this pack you will be given travel details, costs, dance contract for performers and Dance Requirements as stipulated by both Stepping Out and Disneyland. All Disney performers will need to start preparing for this audition which will be videoed. Students should note that they will need to bring a recent photo of themselves and a brief resume as well as a written response as to why they should be considered for the Disney team. This will be handed in on day of audition.
All interested Disney performers need to be at the studio at 7.30-8.00pm Wednesday, 25th July. We have an acrobatics coach, Andrew coming in to have a look at the students in order to devise a program for them for their Disney routines.
DEPOSIT DAY will be held at the Dubbo studio on Saturday, September 1 at 12noon. This will be conducted by Dance Around the World and there will be a presentation as well as travel advice and information.
CLASSICAL BALLET EXAMINATIONS will be held towards the end of the term or possibly start of next term. Notes will be handed out to interested Classical Ballet students.
PERFORMANCE STUDENTS Junior Performance will be held on Wednesdays at 4.00-4.30pm followed by a STRETCH class at 4.30-5.00pm. This STRETCH CLASS is for all PERFORMANCE STUDENTS. Intermediate Performance will follow at 5pm. Wellington Eisteddfod will be held on Saturday, 4th August and Orange Eisteddfod, 25th & 26th August (exact times not available yet.) Information will be supplied as it is made known to us to Performance students. Parents please note, students will be given a note with all details of upcoming performances ASAP as we have some community events coming up too.
ACCOUNTS please note that unfortunately we have had to put in place more stringent procedures regarding our accounts due to the large number of outstanding accounts from Term 1 and Term 2. A note has had to be placed in every account for Term 3 explaining our policy. Please if you have an outstanding account, please pay it immediately as we really don’t like having to get collection agencies involved but due to the large quantity are feeling forced into it.
CHANGES TO CLASSES Please notify Gail of any changes to classes promptly and preferably before the term commences. You can add a class at any time if you let Gail know but classes will have to be credited if you decide to drop a class after accounts have been sent out.
CONCERT The Concert will be held on Saturday, 22nd December. We know it’s a little later than usual but in order to work in with Civic Centre availability and our Lighting team this was the only date available. It will be awesome. We have our theme and concept already developed and rehearsals will start during Term 3. We are so excited!! More details on concert, rehearsals for Term 4 and costuming as Term progresses.
STEPPING OUT DANCEWEAR SHOP Yes that is right!! We are opening a shop to outfit all of our gorgeous student’s every dance needs. We are only in the initial stages but please stay tuned for more news on this exciting venture.
BREAKDANCING WORKSHOP Stepping Out Dance Factory will be hosting a Breakdancing Workshop on Sunday, 19th August. The workshop will be taught two leading breakdancers THE B BOYS from the Sydney based team, NBD Group. The workshop will be two hours long and $15 for Stepping Out students and $25 for non Stepping Out students. Please make a booking at reception and then you will be supplied with times for individual classes.
HAPPY DANCING & Don’t forget to check out our WEBSITE. www.steppingoutdance.com.au
The Team at Stepping Out Dance Factory