Friday, September 14, 2007


CONCERT- Drum roll please. ………Our theme this year is UNDER THE BIG TOP! We will be delving into the entertaining world of the circus and carnivals to present you with the most spectacular Concert ever. Rehearsals will start Term 4. Costume measurements will take place in class from Monday, 24th September. Jazz students have paid a levy each term for their costume. Classical Ballet, Contemporary and tap students will need to bring a $20 deposit for each costume required in a clearly labeled envelope to class from Monday, 24th September. It is very important that deposits are paid and accounts are up to date to ensure that your child’s costume can be ordered and commenced. All payments are payable to our costume designer, Sonya O’Connor. Stepping Out will not take any responsibility for students who do not have costumes due to accounts being unpaid or deposits not paid. It is also important that students are in class during measurement week. Please`let the studio know in advance if your child will be absent. We also need to know in advance if your child will not be participating in our Concert. For new families, please be aware that our Concert is a very special experience for your child. We have fabulous costumes and employ the services of professional lighting technicians, sound engineers and backdrops to ensure a truly memorable day. A professional video/dvd is available of your child’s performance and we have a photographer at dress rehearsal to capture your child in costume. Colin Rouse will be doing both our photography and video/dvd this year.
TICKETS FOR CONCERT WILL GO ON SALE early December and we will give you plenty of notice of date and time. Please be aware that tickets sell out fast and that there is always a line up for the first day of ticket sales.
Our Concert will be held at the Dubbo Civic Centre on Saturday, December 22nd and will commence at 3pm. Our 2007 Presentation will be held after the Concert.
Dress Rehearsal & Photography will be held on;
Monday 10th December- Dubbo Civic Centre
Tuesday 11th December- Dubbo Civic Centre

(we will aim to have these rehearsals within normal class times but a timetable will be available closer to the event.)
COSTUME COLLECTION will be held on Sunday, 9th December.
Performance Students (eisteddfod groups) will be performing in the Orange Concert on Sunday, 16th December at the Orange Civic Theatre.

CLASSICAL BALLET EXAMINATIONS will be held at our Dubbo studio on Friday, 19th October. There will be classes during the holidays for all of our exam candidates. A separate note with all your exam information will be sent home to those involved with examinations.

NEW STUDENTS-we have welcomed lots of new students this term. Welcome everyone. If anyone knows anyone who is interested in joining us in 2007 please remind them that as we are about to commence Concert, we would like interested students to join up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 2008 enrolments are now open. We hope to have 2008 forms and timetables out before the end of the year.

DANCE SHOP-Our dance shop will be opened from the commencement of Term 4. Our stock is arriving daily and we have some fantastic dancewear on its way. We are now accepting orders so please chat to us about your needs so that we can help you. Our shop will stock all of your dance needs and there will be special discounts for Stepping Out students as well as VIP cards for loyal customers. We are very excited as we are able to bring to Dubbo some new and exciting brands and know as dancers and teachers exactly what the young dancer needs to feel and perform their very best.

ACCOUNTS- These are now well past their due date and late fees will be added. Please rectify any outstanding accounts immediately. It is very important in the lead up to Concert that all fees are up to date. Any changes to classes for Term 4 need to be made known to Gail now.

ORANGE WORKSHOP- Stepping Out has opened a studio in Orange this year and to celebrate we are conducting a workshop on the 7th October. The workshop will run from 9.15am- 4pm and will showcase Classical Ballet, Stretch, Contemporary, Jazz/ Musical Theatre, Tap, Hip Hop, Break dancing and Creative Movement classes. There will be both a youth program (5 yrs- 18yrs) as well as a special Adult program. The entire day of classes is $55. If any of our Dubbo students are interested in doing something in the holidays, you are very welcome to attend. Please see Miss Rikki or Miss Leesa for more information or book in with Gail at reception. HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!

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