This is the highlight of the year, when all students get to present all of their hard work from throughout the year in our annual performances at the Karralyka Theatre in East Ringwood.
Students will perform either one or two items per class, depending upon the number of asterisks next to their class on the timetable. Full details are provided in October in the form of a concert information pack.
Every student who participates will be awarded a medallion at the conclusion of the last performance, along with encouragement awards for selected students.
Tiny Toes students will not participate but will have their own showcase in a more casual setting.
Important Concert Requirements
Students must attend 90% of all classes in term 4 up to to be eligible to participate in the end of year concert. Class attendance is compulsory from the 14th Nov through to Nov 28th (The last 2 weeks before concert). This rule applies to all students, in all classes, to be fair to all other class members and teachers. It’s extremely important that the students get a couple of classes as full groups for spacing & choreography, as we rarely have full classes through the year. Poor attendance can be extremely disruptive, to both teachers and fellow students confusing patterns & choreography. This causes distress to everyone, which we strongly wish to avoid. If you know you won’t be able to make any of the compulsory rehearsals due to holidays or other commitments and therefore will not be able to participate in the concert, please let me know by August, so that we can arrange the dances accordingly.
There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to missing any of the compulsory dates.
Please do not ask, as refusal will offend, and could be devastating to your child as well as putting me in a horrible position that could easily have been avoided.
Thank you for your understanding on this matter.
You do not have to make your own costumes, as we run a costume hire facility. Each student is required to pay a costume fee, which is broken down into 3 instalments payable over the first 3 terms. This fee helps to go towards the total running cost of our costume hire facility. This includes hiring from other schools, & the making of new costumes. Fabrics, dressmaking, trims, paints, head dressings, flowers, accessories, petrol and time for fittings, alterations etc are all covered in the costume fee. The amount payable depends upon how many dances your classes will perform. The costume fees are “not for profit” and 100% goes back into the costumes and concert preparations.