Showtime 2019

We’ve booked the Towngate Theatre for a show…

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March 2019 

Show Registration

The Show registration dates are:

  • Thursday 13 December 5pm-7pm
  • Saturday 29 December 10am-12pm

All students are invited to take part and you MUST come along during one of these times to register as this enables us to take measurements for costumes and collect the information that we need to apply for a performance licence. If you do not attend one of the above dates we will assume you do not wish to take part.  This will not affect your child’s attendance, as we will all learn the showpieces anyway.

There will be additional costs and rehearsals involved in the show, but we do try to keep these to a minimum.

As we did last time, we will have an evening show on the Saturday and a morning and afternoon on the Sunday so that children can still get to bed early for school on Monday.

Look out for more information on the Website and on Facebook!

 

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,

Half-term Show rehearsal

Half-term Show rehearsal

Rehearsals on Wednesday 25 October:

  • 10am-11am – Junior Dance
  • 11am-12pm – Senior Street
  • 12pm-3pm – Senior Dance (1& 2)

Please bring a £5 rehearsal fee.

Additional Show Rehearsals

Additional Show Rehearsals

Students are doing a fantastic job preparing for the show, with 86 registering on the show registration days!

As usual though, we’ll need a few additional rehearsals to help bring it all together. Dates and times below, but if you have any questions or concerns, let us know.

Please bear in mind that pre-show can be a stressful time for Penni, so questions may be best being directed to someone else on the team – thank you 🙂

Tuesday 25 October

1.00pm – 4.00pm Senior & Junior dancers, inc
Grade 2+ Tap
Grade 3+ Ballet & Modern

Wednesday 26 October

10.00am – 12.00pm Full Company (Opening & Finale)
12.00pm – 1.00pm Junior & Senior Dancers (Into the Disco)
1.00pm – 2.30pm Senior Dancers (Sound of Silence)

Saturday 29 October

  9.30am – 11.00am Babies, Primary, Grade 1&2 (not grade 2 tap)
 11.00am – 12.00pm SEN Musical Theatre
 12.00pm – 4.00pm Senior & Junior dancers, inc
Grade 2+ Tap
Grade 3+ Ballet & Modern

Sunday 6 November

11.00am – 2.00pm Full Company (Opening & Finale)
 2.00pm – 3.00pm Junior & Senior Dancers (Into the Disco)
 3.00pm – 4.30pm Senior Dancers (Sound of Silence)

 Sunday 13 November

 9.30am – 12.30pm Senior & Junior dancers, inc
Grade 2+ Tap; Grade 3+ Ballet & Modern
Junior & Senior Drama
 12.30pm – 4.30pm Full Company (full run through)

Saturday 19 November

3.00pm – 6.00pm Full Company (full run through)

Sunday 20 November

9.00am Dress & Technical Rehearsal
2.30pm Matinee Performance
6.30pm Evening Performance

There will be a £5 rehearsal fee for each session.