Saturday, December 5, 2015

Concert Day Organisation

CONCERT DAY  Saturday, 12th Dec 2pm and Sunday , 13th Dec 11am Show & 5pm show
·      An Order of Appearance is on this note.  Please be aware that parents are required to change students if they are involved in more than one routine or make own arrangements to have another parent dress and change your child. 
·      Students appearing in the first half are asked to be at the venue by  1pm (2pm Saturday show) 10.15am (11am show) & 4.15pm (5pm show)fully dressed, with hair & make up done for first routine.  Please enter through back stage entrance ( Carrington Ave), locate your name ( in class rolls- as per order of appearance) and mark your name off.
·      Students appearing in the second half only are asked to be at the venue by 3pm (2pm Saturday show) ,12noon (11am show )  & 6.00pm (5pm show)and follow same instructions as set out above.  If students are watching the concert they need to report backstage for 2nd half ( if that is when their item is) at the times given.
·      Parents leaving auditorium to dress performers throughout performance will be granted Back of House access through a door located near Door 1. ( foyer area past toilets)  We ask that you exit the auditorium from Door 2 and 3 only to gain access to this door to back stage.  Exiting from these doors will ensure minimum disruption to performers and patrons.  Please acquaint yourself with this door before the performance commences.  Likewise, students will need to follow same procedure if leaving auditorium to go backstage for a performance or change of costume.  Alternatively, parents with costume changes can access BOH through the Oxley Room. 
·      No one is allowed to sit in the aisles or on the steps under any circumstances (WH & S).
·      Mobile phones must be turned off during the performances.
·      Students who have tickets to watch are permitted to leave backstage area after they have performed.  All students must sign out on class roll and Students under 12 years of age must be collected from backstage area /dressing rooms/ Oxley Room by a parent or guardian. 
·      ALL students will be reappearing in the Finales’ but it is at discretion of parents for young students if they stay for all shows or if they return home for a rest.  Students will be notified via a voice over when it is time to return backstage for FINALE’.  The 2015 Presentation will follow the 5pm Performance.  We would really like to acknowledge all students and have them present for Presentation.  Tiny Tot students will be presented during their finale in the 5pm show.
·      Refreshments will be served in the bar area.
·      Classes for 2015 will cease on Sunday, 13th December.  There will be no Saturday classes on Saturday, 12th December.  We thank you for the tremendous support and enthusiasm shown by all students and their families throughout 2015 and we look forward to celebrating this in our production. 2015 Enrolment Information will be sent out in January and our 2015 Enrolment Days will be advertised in Dubbo Photo News and on our Facebook Page.  Private Tuition for Eisteddfods will commence in early January 2015- Please register your interest with Miss Rikki on 041 336 1724.

Thursday, December 3, 2015


DRESS REHEARSALS- Friday 11th December- STUDENTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE SHOW NEED TO BE AT THE THEATRE BY 3.45 dressed in costume and ready to perform.  All students in the first half will be dismissed at 6pm.  Students will wait in theatre auditorium unless they have costume changes where they will be permitted to access dressing rooms.  For the first time this year, our Angelina students and Little Stars ( preschool jazz & tap) will feature in their own FINALE” which will conclude the first exciting half of our performance.
Students appearing in the second half of the show will need to be at the theatre, fully dressed and ready to go at 6pm.  Students appearing in the second half will be dismissed from theatre at 8.30pm.  They will be sat in theatre auditorium whilst they are waiting but if they have costume changes they will be permitted to access dressing rooms.
Thank you to all the generous people who have volunteered to assist us on Concert Days.  We will need our volunteers to be inducted by Theatre Staff at 12.30pm Saturday, 12th December.  This will give only those who are our volunteers and assisting in supervision and organisation access to back of house areas of the theatre. 
·       Entry to Dress Rehearsals is via Carrington Ave entrance.  Students are to be taken to back glass door ( stage door.)  Please ensure that you are dressed and ready to commence rehearsals at your nominated time.  This will be a full dress rehearsal in running order.
·      Students are to have their names marked off on their class roll as a sign in for rehearsal.  Performers and Parents are NOT permitted in the foyer area of the Theatre.  REHEARSALS ARE CLOSED.  ( Parents, friends etc are NOT permitted backstage, stage area or within the theatre auditorium.) Parents may wait in dressing room areas to assist with costume changes.  Parents of young performers are welcome to stay in the Dressing Rooms Area.  Students are fully supervised in theatre.
·      Students are to wait to be called for each rehearsal. They will be dismissed from stage or auditorium at close of their rehearsal. 
·      Students with changes for rehearsals are asked to be prompt.  This is a good rehearsal for the actual day as there are a few quick changes needed.  Please set up side stage for the very quick changes.
·      No food or drink in the theatre auditorium during rehearsals.  Young students should not be eating and drinking while in costume.  Please ensure that all students have a water bottle that is labelled with their name.
·      Dressing Rooms are to be left tidy.
·      Students must sign out before leaving the premises. 
3.45pm arrival  FIRST HALF OF SHOW

1.     OPENING- All Performance Students featuring Bella Gibson ( vocalist)
Ballet Greats, Beautiful Butterflies & Sleeping Beauties
2.     Primary Ballet- Coppelia featuring Onny Slack-Smith
3.     Friday Angelina’s – Butterflies with Rhiannon Griffith & Immy Slack-Smith
4.     Grade 3- Waltz of the Flowers
5.     Maddie Gibson- Sleeping Beauty
6.     Grade 2- Lullaby
7.     Amber Bunt- Turning Pages
8.     Intermediate- Giselle
A Swan’s Song- Finding Our Wings
9.     Angelina Tuesday- Ducks with Sabine O’Connor
10.   Grade 1 – Swans
11.   Intermediate Contemporary- Black Swans
Nutcracker Sweets- Tutu Cute
12.   Pre- Primary- Candy Canes with Immy
13.   Saturday Angelina’s – Nutcracker Suite with Molly, Onny, Immy
14.   Thursday Angelina’s- Mice with Amber Bunt
15.   Saturday Angelina’s- Kittens with Immy, Onny, Molly
16.   Saturday Angelina’s- Bluebirds with Molly, Onny
17.   Chandelier- Intermediate Performance
Waltzing through the Years- Lessons in Life, Love & Boogie
18.   Junior Modern- When You taught me how to dance?
19.   Intermediate Foundation- Masquerade Ball
20.   Tiny Tots Jazz- ABC with Immy & Cale
21.   Tiny Tots Finale
The above students can be collected from Carrington Ave, stage door entrance at 6pm.

6.15pm arrival SECOND HALF OF SHOW
Rock Around the Clock & Bootscooting Babies
1.     Hairspray- Junior Performance
2.     Junior Jazz Monday- Cowgirls
3.     Junior Jazz Thursday- Rock and Rollers
4.     Senior Jazz- 50’s Roller Girls
5.     Intermediate Tap- Bang Bang
6.     Junior Tap- Dancing in the Streets

Golden Moments of Hollywood & Happily Ever Afters
7.     Rhiannon Griffith – Scholarship Winner 2014
8.     Tiny Tappers- Singing in the Rain with Bella Gibson
9.     Senior Tap- Strictly Ballroom Jive
10.   Intermediate Hip Hop- Ease On Down the Road
11.   Senior Modern- Old Hollywood
12.   10 years Jazz – Will You Marry me?
Disco Dynamos, Icons & Farewells
13.   14 years Jazz- Disco
14.   Junior Hip Hop- Taking it to the Streets
15.   Senior Hip Hop- 90s Hip Hop
16.   12 years Jazz- Katy Perry
17.   Boys Class- Dancing Machines
18.   Let’s Get Physical –Senior Performance
19.   Hannah Barker/ Dancing Queen vocals
20.   Slideshow of our 2015 Dancing Year
21.   Farewell Dance- Amber/ Beanie Fifteen years with Stepping Out into FINALE
Second half performers can be collected from the Stage Door Carrington Ave at 8.30pm .
Junior Jazz, Tiny Tappers and Junior Tap can be collected at 7.30pm or are welcome to stay and rehearse the FINALE.

Notes for Concert Day Organisation will be given out during class in Week 10.
Stay Calm and Sparkle!

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Please note that our website has a very comprehensive guide to Make Up & Hair.  Go to and hit link DUBBO NEWS to get full post and how to instructions on make up for stage.  It will be in November archive.  A link will also be posted on our Facebook page.  We will post how to videos.
MAKE-UP- Foundation, powder, blusher, white/cream eye shadow as base for eye, eye socket shaded with brown eye shadow ( violet eye shadow for students 8 years & under), black eye liner, white pencil as highlighter, black mascara, false eye lashes ( optional but highly recommended for students from 10 years of age), hot pink lipstick ( under 12s), crimson ( 14 yrs & open.)
TINY TOTS- Parents use your discretion.  Lipstick, blusher, shadow and mascara will be sufficient but ensure it is bright as the lights are very strong and can wash out those gorgeous little faces and we really want to see those beautiful smiles.
Students please ensure you wear white, nude colour or plain underwear under costuming and all straps etc must be pinned and unseen.  Body stockings are available for older students.
BOYS- Hair in own funky style.  Make up at own discretion and depending on child’s fairness.  Blusher or bronzer usually sufficient.
Please note that all hair styles will need to be slicked back from face.  The best technique is to use a fine tooth comb on damp hair and gel and hairspray to smooth hair and fringes off face.  Please ensure you use hair bands in matching hair shade or clear elastic bands.  Students with hair accessories please ensure that these are pinned firmly.  Hats, hair ties, hair pieces and wigs need to be pinned thoroughly.
SATURDAY ANGELINA 9.30 am “KITTENS” & Thursday Angelina“MICE ” Little buns on side of head.  ( if not enough hair just pulled back from face. ) They will have headpieces. It will need to be pinned. Ballet Shoes. Ballet stockings. FRIDAY “BUTTERFLIES”- hair in two high pig tails and curled.  Ballet shoes. Ballet tights.
SATURDAY ANGELINA 10.15am “NUTCRACKER SWEETS” & TUESDAY ANGELINA “DUCKLINGS”  Hair in a ballet bun.  Ballet tights.  Ballet shoes.
SATURDAY ANGELINA 11am “Bluebirds” ” Hair in two high buns on either side of head.  Ballet shoes.  Ballet tights.
SATURDAY TINY TAPPERS “SINGING IN THE RAIN” Hair in two pigtails. Tan tights. Tap shoes..
MONDAY LITTLE STARS “ABC BOOGIE ” Hair in two high pig tails and curled.Jazz shoes. Tan Tights
PRIMARY BALLET “COPPELIA” & PRE-PRIMARY “CANDY CANES”Hair in two plaits and crossed over head and pinned.  Ballet stockings.  Ballet shoes.
GRADE 1, 2 & 3, Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate  BALLET  Hair in Classical Bun.  Ballet stockings.  Ballet shoes.
JUNIOR JAZZ 6- 8yrs “COWGIRLS” ( Monday) Hair in two pigtails and curled.  Jazz shoes. Tan tights.
JUNIOR JAZZ 6-8 “Rock n Roll” ( Thursday) Hair in a very high ponytail and curled. Jazz Shoes.  Tan tights.
JUNIOR MODERN “When you taught me how to dance” Hair half up, half down.  Convertible ballet stockings.  Bare feet
INTERMEDIATE MODERN “BLACK SWAN ” Hair in bun. Bare feet.  Convertible tights.
SENIOR MODERN “OLD HOLLYWOOD” Hair in low slicked ponytail Convertible tights.
JUNIOR HIP HOP “TAKING IT TO THE STREETS ”Hair in high ponytail and teased.  Please purchase black canvas lace ups.
INTERMEDIATE HIP HOPEASE ON DOWN THE ROAD” Dorothys- two plaits, Tin Men- Two low pig tails and teased,  Scarecrows- Two pigtails low and teased, Lions- two high ponytails and teased Please purchase white canvas lace ups.
SENIOR HIP HOP “STREET SCENE “Individual hair styles & shoes to be decided upon in class with Miss Emma
BOYS CLASS “STAYIN ALIVE ”Please purchase black canvas shoes ( slip on or lace up)
10 YRS JAZZ “ WEDDING DAY”- Hair in high ponytail and curled.  Matte tan tights.  Camel jazz shoes.
12 YRS JAZZ “KATY PERRY” Hair in high ponytail and curled.  Matte tan tights.  Camel jazz shoes.
14 YRS JAZZ “ DISCO” Hair in high ponytail .  Matte tan tights.  Camel Jazz Shoes.
SENIOR JAZZ “ 50’s ROLLER GIRLS ” all different hair styles.  Matte tan tights.  Camel jazz shoes.
JUNIOR TAP “ DANCING IN THE STREET”  A high pony tail curled.  Matte tan tights.  Camel Tap shoes.
INTERMEDIATE TAP “GREAT GATSBY”  Hair in two high buns.  Matte tan tights.  Camel tap shoes.
SENIOR TAP “ BALLROOM ”Part in middle, low slicked pony tailsMatte tan tights.  Camel tap shoes.
JUNIOR PERFORMANCE HAIRSPRAY – Girls can have all different hair styles depending on the era.  Matte tan tights.    Camel Jazz Shoes.
Boys need to really slick their hair and black canvas shoes.
SENIOR JAZZ PERFORMANCE “Let’s Get Physical” Own hair styles ( wigs, hats, etc, very over the top) and own choice of shoes.
Students need to arrange their own unique all black and gold themed costumes.  We have had groups over the years in this colour scheme so please use those.   ( can have bling- please do) outfit for opening.  Please accessorize it sufficiently to give it stage appeal and not just street wear.  Hair can be in own, very neat, hair style. 
PERFORMANCE ROUTINE CHANDELEIR as per Eisteddfod We need a full dress rehearsal on Friday, 11th December as this is when our final lighting scheme will be decided upon.  I understand that for a great deal of our families that there will be a rush from school and work and so we are very appreciative of your efforts.  ( Concerts are meant to be fun so please don’t stress.  We only ask that you do your best.)