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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2024

Costumes

HAIR AND MAKE UP

All female School of Dance pupils are to have their hair as follows for all dances within the show: Ballet Donut Bun you can see a tutorial here. Boys with long hair should have this very neatly tied back.
Use lots of hairspray, we want the hair slicked and sleek with no fringes or wispy bits at all please. 

The only exceptions to this are girls with very short hair (shorter than a bob) - in these instances any fringe must be extremely neatly clipped back.  If you are struggling with hair please let us know ahead of time and we will pair you with someone to help.

Make Up - foundation, red lipstick, blue eyeshadow, blusher (plus black mascara and eyeliner for older pupils) is encouraged for all female pupils (a little foundation for boys is also a good idea).  Show lighting tends to make you look washed out so we go heavy on the make up - it's also a fun part of the experience. 

CLOTHES FOR BACKSTAGE

We encourage you bring a zip through hoodie to wear backstage and bring all of your belongings in 1 single box to keep them all together.

ALL CLOTHES AND COSTUME MUST BE LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILDS NAME!! 

COSTUMES

Please pay for your costumes asap. Please bring the correct cash for all purchases in an envelope to class with:

- your full name

- class(es) the money is for
- and total money inside written on the front. 

You will receive your costume upon payment or as soon as it's ready.

  • FINALE - ALL DANCERS EXCEPT SENIOR CHARACTERS
    Either Black stirrup uniform leggings or black jogging bottoms
    Finale tshirt (you will be given this at the dress rehearsal)
    Appropriate dance shoes
    Senior characters - wear your character costume
     

  • PRE-INTERMEDIATE TAP - A Hatful of Dreams
    From us to buy: Purple Sequin Waistcoat, Gold Sequin Bow Tie, Plain Black Tshirt   Total cost: £8.50  
    You provide: Black uniform leggings, white ankle socks, tap shoes  

  • JUNIOR TAP - Oompa Loompas
    From us to buy: White shorts, brown oompa loompa tshirt, Girls: green headband/Boys: green cap   Total cost: £12
    You provide: white ankle socks, tap shoes
     

  • ADULT TAP - Never Had Chocolate Like This
    From us to buy: Gold sequin braces and bow tie     Total cost: £6  
    You provide: Black plain tshirt, black trousers or black skirt and black tights, tap shoes

  • INTERMEDIATE TAP - Money Money Money
    From us to buy: Girls: yellow gingham dress, apron  Boys: yellow gingham bowtie and apron Total cost: £11 
    You provide: white ankle socks, tap shoes
     

  • PRESENIOR & SENIOR BALLET - She used to be mine 
    From us to buy (unless you already have one) Green leotard dress   Total cost: £15  
    You provide: a pair of Silky Essential Convertable Ballet Tights (please buy this brand please - in pink), pink ballet shoes for ballet
     

  • PRESENIOR AND SENIOR CONTEMPORARY - Mountain  PLEASE NOTE THIS COSTUME HAS CHANGED!
    You provide: black uniform lycra leggings (stirrups tucked in legs), black lycra sleeveless leotard with ruche detail, bare feet
     

  • BALLET 2 - The Candyman
    From us to buy:
     pink dress, hair accessory  Total cost: £14.50 
    You provide: ballet shoes (no socks)

  • INTERMEDIATE MODERN - News of the World
    From us to buy: Girls: red sequin skirt, tie with collar and braces   Total cost: £15 
    From us to buy:
    Boys: red sequin tie and braces   Total cost: £6
    You provide: Girls: black uniform leotard and leggings   Boys: black jogging bottoms and white polo shirt, black jazz shoes, no socks

  • PREINTERMEDIATE MODERN - I Want Candy
    From us to buy: Pink spotted skirt and necktie     Total cost: £7  
    You provide: Blue lycra uniform leotard, black jazz shoes, no socks
     

  • INTERMEDIATE BALLET - German Folkdance
    From us to buy: Girls: Bavarian ballet dress    Total cost: £25  
    You provide: a pair of Silky Essential Footed Ballet Tights (please buy this brand please - in pink), pink ballet shoes
    Boys: Blue Tunic, White ballet shirt, black ballet leggings, black ballet shoes

  • ADULT MODERN/JAZZ - Material Girl
    You provide: Plain black outfit with 1 hot pink accessory (ideas: belt, scarf/necktie, headband, tights, hat, brace, bead, legwarmers, sunglasses, hat etc)
     

  • SENIOR COMMERCIAL - Light it Up
    From us to buy:  Pink commercial top       Total cost: £6  
    You provide:  black cuffed jogging bottoms, clean plain white trainers

  • SENIOR COMMERCIAL - Applause
    From us to buy:  neon netted top, white sunglasees       Total cost: £8 
     
    You provide:  black uniform leggings and leotard, clean plain white trainers
     

  • PRESENIOR STREET - Mario Kart 
    Pupils preparing own costumes, please speak to Natasha
     

  • PRESENIOR AND SENIOR TAP - I've got a Golden Ticket
    From us to buy: Gold Flared Trousers (plus any alterations)   Total cost: £15  
    You provide: Black uniform ruched leotard, black tap shoes​
     

  • PRESENIOR AND SENIOR CHARACTERS
    You will also need to prepare a costume for your character.  Natasha and Adele will be talking to each of you to advise this.  Please make sure you learn your lines and be clear on when you need to wear your character costume. 

  • JUNIOR MODERN - The Magicians
    From us to buy:
    Black sequin tailcoat, Blue LED bowtie   Total cost: £13  
    ​You provide: Girls: Blue uniform leotard over black uniform leggings, Boys: Blue AMC tshirt and black jogging bottoms
    All: black jazz shoes, no socks

     

  • ADULT BALLET- Pure Imagination
    midi length floaty dress in one of the following colours: pale blue, pale pink, lilac, ballet shoes (preferably pink)  For adults, you can have your hair how you like.

  • PRE-INTERMEDIATE AND INTERMEDIATE STREET - Oompa Loompa Mix
    From us to buy: White shorts, brown oompa loompa tshirt, Girls: green headband/Boys: green cap   Total cost: £12
    You provide: white ankle socks, clean plain (or nearly plain!) black trainers
     

  • PRESENIOR AND SENIOR MODERN - Sit down you're rocking the boat
    From us to buy: black and white stripey top, gondolier hat   Total cost: £7
    You provide: Black uniform leotard and leggings, black jazz shoes, no (or hidden) socks
    Augustus, Mrs Gloop, Violet, Mrs Boregard, Veruca, Mr Salt, Mike, Mrs Teevee, Charlie, Grandpa Joe, Willy Wonka
    do not need this costume - all in character
     

  • PRE-INTERMEDIATE BALLET - Everlasting Gobstoppers (Sugarplum fairy)
    From us to buy: Ballet dress, sweet headdress   Total cost: £15
    You provide: ballet shoes, a pair of Silky Essential Ballet Tights (please buy this brand please - in pink)
     

  • JUNIOR STREET- The Sorting Squirrels
    From us to buy: Baggy white tshirt 'Squirrel Quality Control', Squirrel Tail   Total cost: £11
    You provide: black jogging bottoms, clean plain (or nearly plain) black trainers
     

  • POINTE - Veruca Nutcracker Suite
    From us to rent: White romantic tutu, silver sequin overlay   From us to buy: Purple sweet headdress    Total cost: £10
    You provide: a pair of Silky Essential Convertable Ballet Tights (please buy this brand please - in pink), pointe shoes
     

  • BALLET 3 - Blowing Bubbles
    From us to buy:
    Ballet dress, silver scrunchie   Total cost: £14.50
    You provide: ballet shoes, no socks
     

  • BALLET 1 - A World of Your Own
    From us to buy: Rainbow ballet dress, rainbow hair bow  Total cost: £8
    You provide: ballet shoes, no socks

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