Food/ pack up/ snacks will be allowed at normal rehearsals but not on the dress rehearsals or show nights. Please can you advise your child not to share their pack-up food as other children may have special dietary requirements. Although we are responsible for the children, we are not in a position to watch all of the children eat their pack-ups.
During all of the rehearsals the bar/lounge area within the Henley Community Centre will be open and available for you to sit and wait. There is a Coffee vending machine which is also available for use. This is an extra bonus which will provide you with somewhere comfortable to wait during the rehearsals.
The rehearsal dates and two dress rehearsal dates and times will be given below once confirmed. Not all classes will have to stay to the end of each rehearsal as we aim to release the younger dancers of the school earlier. The exact times for each class will be provided nearer to the rehearsal dates.
We do understand that a 16:00 start may be a little difficult especially for our High School/Sixth Form pupils; however we would appreciate everyone trying to get there as soon as possible.
The curtain will go up at 7pm on both Show nights. We will advise everyone of the time that pupils will need to arrive backstage in due course.
When arriving for the dress rehearsals and show nights, your child(ren) will be in the care of the dancing school, which means you will have to leave them at the backstage door. The child(ren) will have to be signed in and out of the venue. This may take a little time, especially at the end of the two show nights, however if we all work together this can be a smooth process.
During the dress rehearsals and show nights the only people allowed back stage will be the cast, chaperones and backstage crew. All of the chaperones and backstage crew will be fully DBS (chaperone) checked and trained accordingly. NO unauthorised person will be allowed backstage, unless in an emergency. This is to comply with our safeguarding of children and fire safety policies.
On the two dress rehearsals and the two show nights we highly recommend you send your child(ren) in with a named dressing gown or onesie as this would be ideal for them to wear during the time they are waiting for their dances. The dressing gown/onesie is great as it doesn’t need to go over their heads , so their hair will not get messed up plus it’ll be warm for them to sit and wait in.
The total cost of the ballet costume, including 2x headdresses and accessories will be in the region of £30 for pupils who have selected a costume up to and including a size 2. For pupils who have selected a costume size 3a and above it will be in the region of £35. We are aware that this is quite a big expense but the costumes are very well made and all of the pupils who have had the costumes before have loved them. Invoices will follow shortly.
The total cost of the tap costume, including accessories will be in the region of £21.
Once costumes have been given out, please ensure you name everything clearly, including shoes as this stops any confusion backstage for our dancers and chaperones.
/ Make Up / Jewellery
There will still be limited seating in the hall, so please purchase your tickets sooner rather than later. The price of the tickets for our last show (May 2017) remained the same as our previous show, which was £5 each for adults, however we introduced a child’s price of £3 for anyone under 16*. The ticket prices for future shows will be advised nearer the time.
Finally Mrs Leggett and I would like to thank you all for your on-going support and commitment.
Kelly & Mrs Leggett
* Please note the dancing school is not intent on making any profit from producing these shows. Any profits that are raised will be given to EACH Ipswich, our local charity so please come and support us.