Show Logistics

So the time is nearly here! SHOWTIME!

 

I am so excited to see all of you take to the stage!!  Please bear with this super long email, i've tried to include as much logistical info as possible so you are all in the loop.  If you have any queries please whatsapp me on 07842098146 (bearing in mind I cannot reply whilst I'm teaching).

 

INFORMATION

 

COSTUMES

- All of your costumes (which you should be bringing to classes tomorrow) are listed on www.amcschoolofdance.co.uk/costumes

- Hair: 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. 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 - in these instances any fringe must be extremely neatly clipped back, and adults who have free reign.  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.  However, if your child does not want to/you don't want your child to wear make up that is absolutely fine.

- KEEPING ORGANISED - It's really important that ALL costumes, shoes, accessories and other items are clearly labelled with your child's name - remember we are all wearing similar things!  It is also advisable to have a large bag or box that ALL of your items are kept in.  We'd advise not bringing any valuables backstage - Juniors and Inters are not allowed to bring mobile phones backstage, PreSeniors & Seniors are permitted to bring phones with them however these must not be used to take any photos/videos and their use will be at the discretion of the room chaperones.

 

TICKETS

- All spectator tickets are available to collect from class tomorrow. Any uncollected tickets will be available from the helpdesk on the day of the show.

- Seats have now all been allocated - so any extra tickets purchased now may well not be sat with any parties already purchased.

 

RAFFLE AND REFRESHMENTS

- We have an incredible raffle happening (the prizes are AMAZING click here) raising money for the Makaton Charity, as well as vintage ice creams, sweet cones and other refreshments available for the audience at all of our shows. Please dig deep as all profits go to the charity.  Please note this will all be cash only.

MAKATON FINALE

Please try and learn our finale sign-along HERE

 

BACKSTAGE

- We are following the child performance and child performer safeguarding regulations as set out by Leicestershire County Council.  We have been granted the appropriate licenses and we have 22 volunteers (all Registered Chaperones or DBS Helpers) rota'd backstage to look after your children.  We are not allowing any parents backstage to maintain safeguarding control.  Please remember those in only Ballet 1 or Junior Modern do not have to come back stage at all.  

- Whilst backstage and not dancing, we will be providing a range of non-messy crafts and quiet activities for our Juniors and Intermediates (they always have a fab time)

- Please provide your child with plenty of non-messy snacks and a name-labelled bottle of water.

- To drop off or collect your child you will need to go to the Help Desk which will be located in the main dining hall (adjacent to the Theatre).  There will be sign in and out sheets.  For Adult performers, there will also be a sign in and out sheet at the Help Desk for you so please head there - this helps us keep track of who is in the building.

 

LOGISTICS

 

SATURDAY 9TH APRIL

 

Dress Rehearsal
- We have decided to run the dress rehearsal from the backstage changing rooms just like we will in the show to ensure we can get the changing and logistics sorted smoothly ahead of the show

ARRIVE: 9.30am 
- Arrive wearing your black leggings (joggers boys, trousers adults) ready for finale (we're trying this first) on arrival you will collect your finale Tshirt.

- Dancers can then be dropped off from 9.30am - 9.45am and be collected at 12.45pm (all dancers must be collected, sadly we are not staffed to look after the children between 12.30 and the first show)

- The dress rehearsal will run slightly out of order: Finale, Ballet 1, Junior Modern, full show in order (minus finale, ballet 1 and junior modern). 
(Ballet 1 and Junior Modern ONLY - parents and dancers can sit in theatre whilst we try the finale and their dances and then may leave approx 10.30am - please sign in and out)
(Adults may leave - after signing out - after their final dance)

(Those only in first half can be collected 11.30am via asking for your child from the helpdesk, those only in 2nd half should stay for the entirety of the dress rehearsal)

COLLECT: 12.45pm   Time away from the show to rest and eat with your families, also a break for our volunteers

Show 1

DROP OFF: 2.20 - 2.30pm 

- Arrive wearing your first performance costume (running order on www.amcschoolofdance.co.uk/production

- Sign your children in / sign yourself in adults  at the help desk

- Show starts at 3pm prompt

     - Junior Modern - if your child is only in this dance, you can wait in the holding area with your child at the start of the show.  You will be able to stand in the doorway to watch your child on stage and can take your child home afterwards.  If you would like your Junior Modern child to be in the Show 1 finale please return at 5pm in black leggings and finale tshirt.

    - The Interval is approx 4pm, so if you are in the 2nd half only, you may arrive at 4pm and sign in at the Help Desk.  If you are only in the first half and want to miss the finale, you may be collected (or just sign out - adults) at 4pm  

     - Junior Ballet 1 - if your child is only in this (Do Re Mi) dance, you can arrive at 4pm and wait in the holding area with your child.  You will be able to stand in the doorway to watch your child on stage and can take your child home afterwards.  If you would like your Junior Ballet 1 child to be in the Show 1 finale please return at 5pm in black leggings and finale tshirt.

COLLECT: 5.45PM

- please wait in the dining area for your child.  Our team will bring your child down and you will sign them out.

 

SUNDAY 10TH APRIL

Show 2

DROP OFF: 9.20 - 9.30AM

- Arrive wearing your first performance costume (running order on www.amcschoolofdance.co.uk/production

- Sign your children in / sign yourself in adults  at the help desk

- Show starts at 10am prompt

     - Junior Modern - if your child is only in this dance, you can wait in the holding area with your child at the start of the show.  You will be able to stand in the doorway to watch your child on stage and can take your child home afterwards.  If you would like your Junior Modern child to be in the Show 2 finale please return at 12pm in black leggings and finale tshirt.

    - The Interval is approx 11am, so if you are in the 2nd half only, you may arrive at 11am and sign in at the Help Desk.  If you are only in the first half and want to miss the finale, you may be collected (or just sign out - adults) at 11am  

     - Junior Ballet 1 - if your child is only in this (Do Re Mi) dance, you can arrive at 11am and wait in the holding area with your child.  You will be able to stand in the doorway to watch your child on stage and can take your child home afterwards.  If you would like your Junior Ballet 1 child to be in the Show 2 finale please return at 12pm in black leggings and finale tshirt.

COLLECT: 12.45PM - Time away from the show to rest and eat with your families, also a break for our volunteers

- please wait in the dining area for your child.  Our team will bring your child down and you will sign them out.

Show 3

DROP OFF: 1.50 - 2PM

- Arrive wearing your first performance costume (running order on www.amcschoolofdance.co.uk/production

- Sign your children in / sign yourself in adults  at the help desk

- Show starts at 2.30pm prompt

     - Junior Modern - if your child is only in this dance, you can wait in the holding area with your child at the start of the show.  You will be able to stand in the doorway to watch your child on stage and can take your child home afterwards - however we really would like you to return for our show 3 finale at 4.30pm in black leggings and finale tshirt please - all performers will be receiving a gift

    - The Interval is approx 3.30pm, so if you are in the 2nd half only, you may arrive at 3.30pm and sign in at the Help Desk.  If you are only in the first half we really would like you to be present for our show 3 finale so please stay backstage for the entirety - all performers will be receiving a gift

     - Junior Ballet 1 - if your child is only in this (Do Re Mi) dance, you can arrive at 3.30pm and wait in the holding area with your child.  You will be able to stand in the doorway to watch your child on stage and can take your child home afterwards however we really would like you to return for our show 3 finale at 4.30pm in black leggings and finale tshirt please - all performers will be receiving a gift

COLLECT: 5.15PM 

- please wait in the dining area for your child.  Our team will bring your child down and you will sign them out.

- We really would like to push for the full cast to be present for finale of Show 3 please so we can celebrate together, this is also the finale that is being filmed.

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS - audience photography and video will be prohibited.  We are however having lots of photos taken during the dress rehearsal and show 1.  We are also having show 3 professionally filmed - DVDs (including digital stream) will be available to purchase for £15 more details to follow.  Should we reach our DVD sales target (we need to sell 60 to break even - so are setting a target of 50) we will release all the photos free for you all.

 

MINDSET - We have not been on stage since 2019!  You have all worked so incredibly hard and we are going to be so proud of seeing you perform.  Please practice and prepare well in this last week to get as confident in your routines as possible, and then - enjoy it! Your instructors will be right by your side every step of the way.  You will have such a great time I absolutely promise.

 

Many thanks,

 

Adele and the team x