Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's beginning to feel a lot like ...............................Concert

Concert Fever has descended.Miss Emma and I are in a slather of sweat and excitement as we count down to Stepping Out's BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR. As frantic and busy as it all is, we really do LOVE it and by the enthusiasm in class, the kids are LOVING it too.
I read an interesting post the other day on another BLOG about Ballet Recitals which mainly consisted of a barrage of angry protests from dance mums about the trials and tribulations of Dance Concert time. I do understand that it is a surreal world for many of you and you must wonder at the costs, the hair requirements, the make up and the creeping anxiety that you are plunging your child into some bizarre Toddlers & Tiaras world but I truly believe that it is also a MAGICAL time. The world needs more magic.
So, though yes, we are all living in an ever increasing demanding and busy world, opportunities such as dance concerts really do allow us to exhale, breathe in some wonder, blow some fairy dust and suspend our disbelief. This is the stuff kids dream of. I really appreciate the families at Stepping Out. We are yet to have any gripes in the lead up to Concert. You all seem so genuinely excited about your child's "moment." Thank you for supporting us in contributing to important childhood memories.
We really are looking foward to sharing in this magical time with you. They are all working so hard. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be astounded by your child's talent and big smile. Why? Because you are their parent and because they make you so proud, regardless of whether they are wiggling their toosh, stunned by the lights or in full flight across the stage. ENJOY! Childhood is so fleeting.
We have some magical moments awaiting you. I can't pick a favourite routine yet. Thanks again for your support and co-operation- it makes it so much easier to focus on the children. Lots more information coming your way over the next few weeks. We will endeavour not to bombard you too much.


We aim to make the lead up to Concert an enjoyable and stress free one. Our thanks to everyone who has supported us in this process by ensuring your child has been measured for their dazzling costumes. We really appreciate your co-operation and look forward to sharing in this exciting event with you.
Costumes have been started and are looking spectacular. Your child will look and feel incredible. A Hair & Make Up Guide will be sent home from the 8 th November in readiness for Dress Rehearsals and the Big Day. Photos will also be posted on our website to assist any new parents.
A REMINDER THAT OUR CONCERT “STEP BACK IN TIME” will be staged on Saturday, 3rd December in two fabulous performances. Our matinee performance will commence at 11am and our evening performance at 5pm. Students will be required to dance in both performances. Our 2011 Presentation will be held at the conclusion of our 5pm show.
A STAGE REHEARSAL will be held on Sunday, 27th November. Costume Collection will be held during class times on Monday, 28th & Tuesday, 29th November. Balances will be payable at time of collection. This year, our DRESS REHEARSAL will be held on Wednesday, 30th November and will be a full rehearsal ( hair & make up) and will run as per performance order. This will also be a full technical performance with lighting, audio etc. Times will be supplied closer to the date.
TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE FROM 9am Monday, 7th November and will be available online from www.drtcc.com.au or from the Theatre Box Office ( in person or phone 0268 014378.) Tickets are charged at $26 for ADULT and $22 for Concession. Concession rate will be available for group bookings ( 8 or more tickets.)
Tickets for the 5pm show sold very quickly last year so families with a show preference are advised to get in early to avoid disappointment.
We are also asking that students send pics in from 2011 as we compile our 2011 Slideshow. Please bring them into studio or email to trudge_fudge@hotmail.com.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


We hope that everyone has had a fantastic holiday break and is raring to go for Term 4 which we all know is the MOST FUN TERM of the year because it's Concert time. We can't wait to welcome you all back on Monday for a fabulous term and super busy time preparing for "STEP BACK IN TIME." See you in two more sleeps.