Christmas and New Year

Term finishes on Saturday 16 December 2017, and we’re back from Monday 2 January 2018.

There is an Elf Workshop on 23 December, and Show Rehearsals on 27 and 28 December.

To better accommodate the other show rehearsals and to ensure that everyone gets the classes they have paid for we will be running a slightly amended timetable for the first two weeks back in January:

 Date Time  Class/Group
Tuesday, 2 January 4.30pm – 5.30pm Grade 3-5 Ballet class (change of time)
8.00pm – 9.00pm Adult Tap class
Wednesday, 3 January 4.30pm-5.30pm Junior Singing class (no change)
5.00pm – 6.00pm Senior Singing class (change of time)
6.30pm – 7.30pm Senior Street class (no change)
Junior Drama class (no change)
7.30pm – 8.30pm Senior Drama class (no change)
Thursday, 4 January 4.30pm – 5.30pm Junior Dance class (no change)
Infant Music Theatre class (no change)
 5.30pm – 7.00pm Senior Dance class Call 1 & 2 (change of time)
Friday, 5 January 4.30pm – 7.30pm Full Company Rehearsal with props
* Primary, Grade 1-2 & Infants until 6.00pm
Saturday, 6 January 10.00am – 4.00pm Full Company Rehearsal with props
* Primary, Grade 1-2 & Infants until 1.00pm
 Sunday, 7 January  9.00am – 10.00am Primary Ballet and Tap class (non-show)
10.00am – 4.00pm Full Company Rehearsal – Dress Rehearsal
* Primary, Grade 1-2 & Infants until 1.00pm
11.15am – 12.15pm SEN Musical Theatre class (non-show)
12.15pm – 12.45pm SEN Tap class (non-show)
Tuesday, 9 January 4.30pm – 5.30pm Grade 3-5 Ballet class (change of time)
8.00pm – 9.00pm Adult Tap class
Wednesday, 10 January 4.30pm-5.30pm Junior Singing class (no change)
5.00pm – 6.00pm Senior Singing class (change of time)
6.30pm – 7.30pm Senior Street class (no change)
Junior Drama class (no change)
7.30pm – 8.30pm Senior Drama class (no change)
Thursday, 11 January 4.30pm – 5.30pm Junior Dance class (no change)
Infant Music Theatre class (no change)
7.30pm – 8.30pm Senior Dance class Call 1 & 2 (change of time)
Friday, 12 January 4.30pm – 7.30pm Full Company Rehearsal – final run through at MTC
* Primary, Grade 1-2 & Infants until 6.00pm
Saturday, 13 January NO CLASSES AT MTC – moved to 17 February instead
Arrangements for SHOW at TOWNGATE THEATRE…
 10.30am Technical Rehearsal for performers aged 9+
12.30pm all performers leave for meal break
2.30pm Dress Rehearsal for ALL PERFORMERS
*please arrive in full make up and with hair done
7.30pm Performance #1
10.15pm pick up at stage door
Sunday, 14 January 9.30am performers aged 9+ to arrive, hair and make up done
10.00am performers aged 5-8 to arrive, hair and make up done
10.30am Performance #2 (relaxed)
2.00pm performers aged under 5 to arrive
2.30pm Perofrmance #3
6.00pm pick up from stage door
Monday, 15 January Back to Normal (?)

Alterations to Saturday Timetable from 18 November

To enable us to put the dance routines together we are combining the classes on Saturdays until after the show.

Even if your child is not in the show they will still be included in the show work as part of their Dance Education.

From Saturday 18th November the Saturday timetable will be as follows:

Time Class/Groups Dance Name
9.00am – 9.45am Primary & Grade 1-3 Modern* Morning Person
9.45am – 10.30am Primary & Grade 1-2 Ballet Rainbow ballet
10.30am – 11.15am Primary, Grade 1-2 & SEN Tap Mambo no 5
11.15am -12.15pm SEN Musical Theatre & PALS
12.15pm – 1.00pm Stretch and Tech
1.00pm – 1.45pm Grade 3-6 Tap Boots
1.45pm – 2.30pm Grade 4-6 Modern* Egyptian
2.30pm – 3.15pm Grade 3-5 Ballet Feathers & Birdcage

*These classes will replace any modern classes attended during the week.

Tickets should go on sale around the beginning of December, we will let you know as soon as the theatre tell us.

You will soon receive your costume lists, and any things you need to purchase will be on there.

Show Rehearsal Schedule

Show Rehearsal Schedule

Please find below a schedule of additional rehearsals for the Show. We do realise that some of you may not be able to make all the rehearsals but are grateful to those of you who have managed to juggle things around a little to squeeze everything in. We know it’s not always easy, but these additional rehearsals will help ensure that all students are able to truly do their best in the show.

Closer to each rehearsal we’ll take a note of who isn’t going to be able to attend – please don’t drown Penni in “we can’t make that one” messages right now! For now, we want to just get this information out so that you know what’s going on when.

As you know, we are also updating our database currently, and as soon as all the students participating in the Show have been added (some of you still haven’t returned your forms!) we’ll be able to update you via email if anything changes.

 Date Time  Class/Group
Sunday, 10 December 10.00am – 11.30pm Junior Dance
Grade 3-5 Ballet
Grade 3-6 Tap
Grade 4-6 Modern
11.30am – 1.00pm Full Company – Opening & Finale
1.00pm – 2.00pm Junior Street
Selected Piece
2.00pm – 4.00pm Senior Dance 1&2
Sunday, 17 December 10.00am – 11.00am Special Needs Musical Theatre
PALS
Junior Dance
Primary Ballet
Primary Modern
Grade 1-2 Ballet
Grade 1-2 Modern
Infant Musical Theatre
11.00am – 12.00pm SEN Tap
Primary Tap
Grade 1-2 Tap
Selected Piece
12.00pm – 1.00pm Junior Drama
1.00pm – 2.00pm Full Company – Opening & Finale
2.00pm – 3.00pm Senior Dance 1&2
3.00pm – 4.00pm Junior Singing
Senior Singing
Wednesday, 27 December 9.30am – 10.30am Primary Ballet
Grade 1-2 Ballet
10.30am – 12.30am Special Needs Musical Theatre
PALS
10.30am – 11.30am Infant Music Theatre
11.30am  – 12.30pm SEN Tap
Primary Tap
Grade 1-2 Tap
1.30pm – 2.30pm Junior Street
Senior Drama
2.30pm – 3.30pm Full Company – Opening & Finale
3.30pm – 4.30pm Junior Drama
Senior Street
 Thursday, 28 December 10.00am – 11.30am Junior Dance
Grade 3-5 Ballet
Grade 3-6 Tap
Grade 4-6 Modern
11.30am – 1.00pm Full Company – Opening & Finale
1.00pm – 2.00pm Junior Singing
Senior Singing
Selected Piece
2.00pm – 4.00pm Senior Dance 1&2
Friday, 5 January 4.30pm – 7.30pm Full Company with props
* Primary, Grade 1-2 & Infants until 6.00pm
Saturday, 6 January 10.00am – 4.00pm Full Company with props
* Primary, Grade 1-2 & Infants until 1.00pm
Sunday, 7 January 10.00am – 4.00pm Full Company – Dress Rehearsal
* Primary, Grade 1-2 & Infants until 1.00pm
Friday, 12 January 4.30pm – 7.30pm Full Company – final run through at MTC
* Primary, Grade 1-2 & Infants until 6.00pm

 

There will be a £5 rehearsal fee, but to help keep costs down this is only payable once per day, so if you are in 3 sessions on one day there will just be a single charge of £5.

Senior Dance also have an additional rehearsal on Mondays, 6.00-7.30pm,

Race Night – 18 November

Race Night – 18 November

Back by popular demand! We’re pleased to be welcoming John Rawnsley from Raw Apple Communications to run a Race Night for us on Saturday, 18 November 2017 at Equal People Performing Arts, Rayleigh.

Fish and Chips will also be arranged (sausage or veggie spring roll if preferred) and included in the ‘minimum donation’ price of £8 each. Bring your own drinks and additional nibbles to suit.

As well as being able to sponsor a horse in each race, we’re opening each race up for sponsorship too, and looking for local businesses that would like to sponsor a race for a £30 donation to the charity. In exchange we’ll promote them on the night as well as on social media leading up to the event.

For more details of sponsorship Contact Steve or email fundraising@equalpeople.org.uk;
to book in for the evening, contact the studios on 01268 906470 or enquire at reception.

race night poster

MTC receives Gold Award

MTC has several different partners in the community, one of them being theYouth Service.

As part of this partnership we are required to under go inspections. Consequently, last term our Senior Drama classes where observed by members of the Youth Commissioning Team and we are pleased to announce that we received a Gold Award for our class delivery, and apparently not many organisations manage to achieve this. So we are very pleased with ourselves.

The award can be seen in reception.

Show Registration

REMINDER
 
Show Registration – Shows 13th and 14th January 2018
 
Please remember that to take part in the show the student must attend ONE of the following registration sessions:
Saturday 7th October 10.30am – 12.30pm
Saturday 14th October 2pm – 4pm
1. The student will be measured for costumes, and will need to pay a costume deposit of £20.00. this will be held and returned to you once the costumes are returned. We have a plentiful supply of envelopes for these payments – a cheque is ideal.
2. Costume hire fees will be notified nearer the time, and we do our best to keep these costs as low as possible.
3. You will be able to purchase a Good Luck box at a charge of £5.00 per box.
4. If you wish to help backstage you MUST be in possession of a valid DBS form – please supply a copy
5.  In the event that you hold a Chaperone Licence, and wish to help please let us know.
As soon as we know when tickets will be on sale we will let you all know via the noticeboard, website and social media.
Thanks
Pat