Radiance Ravings - November Edition

Dance School News

Radiance Ravings -  November 2016


Hello Dance Families


We are so close to the concert I can feel the excitement in the air!  Our students are working so hard in class and can't wait to show you what we have been up to!


Safety First

At Radiance Academy Toowoomba we take your child's safety very seriously.  Please note these important instructions

  • No playing on the shipping container - this is strictly forbidden as it is extremely dangerous.
  • No children allowed unaccompanied in the grass car park area.  Children may play in the courtyard, on the path, in the waiting area but not in the car park.
  • No climbing onto the church building.

Please help keep our children safe.  If you see your child doing any of these activities please remind them that these are not permitted. 

Alice in Wonderland - Ticket sales

Tickets are on sale now at the Empire Theatre Box Office.  To purchase your ticket online please click the photo below to be taken straight through to the Empire Website.  Don't forget, your performer will need a ticket if they are only in one half of the concert.

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Term 4

Dates for Term 4 are 4/10/16 - 10/12/16



We have been invited to perform at the Toowoomba Christmas Wonderland on Tuesday 6 December and Saturday 10 December at 7:30pm.  This invitation is open to the Performance Teams, Senior Fusion and some other classes to be notified!  Click on the photo below to be taken to the promo video for the Toowoomba Christmas Wonderland.


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Shopping List

In preparation for our big rehearsal on the 5/11, please add the following things to your shopping basket.

  • Gel
  • Hair net (in the correct hair colour)
  • Pins
  • Donut (in the correct hair colour and size)
  • Make-up (if you don't already have the correct colours- foundation, natural brown eyeshadows, musk pink lipstick)
  • Clean and neat snack (no messy snacks or nut snacks)
  • Stockings
    • Female ballet students require flesh coloured ballet stockings with no holes
    • Female Fusion and tap students require tan shimmer tights
  • Clean dance shoes
  • Quiet activity (book, cards etc)
***Best option is for all children to arrive with hair and make-up already done.  If you are unable to do your child's hair and make-up for any reason, we do have assistance available.  Please bring along hair nets, donuts and lipstick if you require help.



Dance costumes and underwear are notoriously not good friends!  Please consider carefully your underwear selection for the rehearsals and concert.  Either chose flesh coloured high cut undies and bras with invisible straps, or chose not to wear underwear under the costumes.  The idea is not to draw any attention to your underwear selection. 

Hair Tutorial

In the waiting rooms during our Simple Steps classes we have had a lot of conversations regarding ballet buns.  If you would like to be involved with a quick practical demo, please turn up 15 minutes early to your next simple steps class.

  • Saturday 29 October at 8:45am
  • Tuesday 1 November at 9:15am
  • Wednesday 2 November at 9:15am
  • Friday 4 November at 9:15am

Otherwise please click here for an online hair and make-up tutorial. 

Parent Support

To find out more about the parent support please click on the picture below.

Dress Rehearsals Saturday the 5 and Saturday 19 November

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Please note ALL performers will be required on Saturday 5 and 19 November for a full dress rehearsal.  No Saturday classes will be held on these dates. Costumes will be handed out as soon as they arrive.  All performers will require full hair and make-up done.  Please arrive at the rehearsal in full hair and make-up. (If you require help with this we are more than willing to help out).


Saturday 5 November

9:00am Parent Support Meeting for Act 1 at the Studio

9:30am Act 1 Arrival - proceed to the sign in desk on the way to the St Marks Church

9:45am Start Rehearsal

11:45am Act 1 Concludes


12:00noon Lunch Break


12:15pm Parent Support Meeting for Act 2 at the Studio

12:45pm Act 2 Arrival - proceed to the sign in desk on the way to the St Mark's Church

1:00pm Act 2 Start Rehearsal

3:15pm Act 2 Concludes


Saturday 12 November - No make-up required

2:00 - 5:00pm Grade 3-6 Ballet, Tap, Fusion & Performance Teams ONLY Some parent support will be required


Saturday 19 November

***another email will come out in the next fortnight with more information about the concert and final rehearsal - but here is a sneak peak.


9:00am Parent Support Meeting for Act 1 on the stage

9:15am Act 1 Arrival - proceed to the sign in desk at the back carpark entrance

9:30am Start Rehearsal

11:00am Act 1 Concludes


Snack Break - Act 1 can go home Act 2 begin to arrive


11:30am Parent Support Meeting for Act 2 on the stage

11:45am Act 2 Arrival - proceed to the sign in desk at the back carpark entrance

12:00pm Act 2 Start Rehearsal

1:30pm Act 2 Concludes - Parents collect children for a quick snack break etc.


Break - snack, rest, refresh hair and make-up etc


2:00pm Parent Support Arrive

2:15pm Act 1 Arrival - proceed to the sign in desk at the back carpark entrance

3:00pm Concert Starts


Interval Act 2 Arrival - proceed to the sign in desk on the Margaret Street side of the theatre stage door just near the bar.


Interval Act 1 Departure- proceed to the sign in desk on the Margaret Street side of the theatre stage door outside between the Armitage Centre and the bar.


Conclusion of the Show - Act 2 Departure proceed to the sign in desk on the Margaret Street side of the Theatre stage door just near the bar.



Business Excellence Awards

We were very excited to be named Finalist in not two but three categories at last month's Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards - Future Star;  Business and Professional; and the overall Business of the Year.   We took out the prize for the Future Star -  Best New Business!  All of our staff had an amazing night!


We as a staff are very excited about the opportunities that await your dancer in 2017.  We have a very rough draft timetable available.  This will require further alteration and update.


Radiance Academy Toowoomba is wanting to offer even more value to your student.  Therefore, we have decided to update our syllabus over the Christmas holidays.  We are hoping this seamless change will benefit your student with a greater depth of classical ballet, more genre options, scholarships, performing opportunities, lower cost examinations, OP recognition and much more!  To find out more please click on the picture.

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