Dance School News
What a beautiful time of year! I hope you are all enjoying your holidays. Not long now until we are all back in the classroom for the best term of the year!
Winning Gold - Nationally recognised
In September I travelled down to Melbourne to the AusMumpreneur Conference and Awards. 400 leading business women from all across Australia were in attendance. My favourite speakers were Tina Harris (from Lah Lahs Big Live Band) and Simone Cadell (from Tiny Tutus). It met some of the leaders in the dance industry in Australia and made some really great connections.
I made it through to the top 10 in the nation and was finalist in the Regional Business Excellence Awards for Australia. Then after a pitch to a judging panel, 3 award winners were picked for each section. This year I won the Gold Medal and a huge cheque (only in size not in dollars unfortunately!)
Purchasing tickets - TODAY after 9am
Tickets will go on sale at the Empire Theatre on the 1/10 during the school holidays at 9am. Don't buy tickets until you know which concert and whether you require a performer ticket? Please make sure you know which concert your child is in before you purchase tickets. We also will require 2 parents/class to sign up as parent support. They will be entitled to a cheaper ticket but you need to get your discount voucher from the studio. If your child is dancing in one Act only, the will require a performer ticket to sit and watch the rest of the show. There is a very real possibility we will sell out this year so please get your tickets as soon as you know which concert and how many tickets your require. There are three options to purchase your ticket
- Visit the Empire Theatre Box Office - 54-56 Neil Street, Toowoomba Queensland
- Phone the Empire Theatre Box Office - 1300 655 299
- Book online - follow this link https://www.empiretheatre.com.au/whats-on/search
Finalists - Local Chamber or Commerce Awards
We are so excited to announce that for the fourth year running we have been named Finalist and or Winner in the Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards - Professional and Training! In two weeks the staff will be heading out for a fancy pants dinner party to celebrate the occasion.
Photo Shoot Day
On Sunday 10th November we are having a full cast photo shoot day at the studio. Anyone involved during this day will get their photo in the program! We highly recommend your dancer attend. Your group will be given a 10 minute time slot in the afternoon. Your dancer will require full hair, make-up and costume that day.
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
Our dancers did an amazing job at the Carnival of Flowers. The weather was warm and there was a great atmosphere. But most importantly the dancing was the neatest I have seen ALL YEAR! Congratulations guys you should be very proud.
Who is in which concert?
If you are unsure, please come into the studio and speak to the receptionist on duty. If you wait until the day the tickets go on sale during school holidays, you may be unable to reach reception.
Term 4 starts Tuesday 8th October. Please click on the link below to pay your account. Remember, all accounts are due prior to your first class.
Costuming for Concert.
Concert is a very exciting time for all. The students get all dressed up and have their hair and make up done. But there is no need for you to stress about costumes, we've got you covered.
There is no need for you to need to know how to sew. We make this as easy as possible
for you. We charge you a small hire fee and we will do the leg work for you. We will get costumes ready; we will give it to you in a bag with your name on it and all you have to do is keep a hold of it until the day of the concert. Then once the concert is over you will
leave it with the support parent and it will be given back to us to wash and store.
The hire fee is only $45 and has been added to your account.
We can't wait to see all the students in costumes on stage.
Concert Rehearsal Information
The above rehearsals will require all senior students that are available including:
- Camera Crew
- Anyone else from ballet 9 to 13 that is available
Full Cast Rehersals
*Remember that each group is not required everyweek. Please only send Cast 1 students on the Cast 1 dates above and Cast 2 students on the cast 2 dates above.
|Act 2 part 1 Start 2:40 - 3:40||Arrive 2:20|
|Children, Parents||Depart 3:40|
|Contemp 3 - Puppets|
|Junior PT Marshmallows|
|Strawberries and Cream Ballet 4 Fri or Sat not both (please check roster)|
|Pink Marshmallows Ballet 6 Tues or Thurs (please check roster)|
|Coconut Ice Ballet 7|
|Lolly Pops Tap 1 & 2 (please check roster)|
|Liquorice All Sorts/Candy Sat Ballet 2 or 3 (please check roster)|
|Chocolate Contemp 1-3|
|Act 2 Part 3||Arrive 3:20|
|Oompa Loompas (not all of them please check roster)||Depart 4:40|
|Squirrels (not all of them please check roster)|
|War heads/Tv Generation Hip hop 1|
|Finale - performance teams 12's and 15's|
|Characters and Grandparents|
|Act 1 Section 2 4:30 - 4:50||Arrive 4:15|
Violet and mum
Ballet Comp - Ballet 8 & 9
Jazz Comp - Jazz 1-3 (not all of them please check roster)
|Act 1 Section 1 4:50 - 5:50||Arrive 4:30|
|Opening Number Ballet 11/13||Depart 5:40|
|Balloon Children Ballet 5/6 Saturday|
|Character Dance - People buying Wonka Bars - Ballet 10/12|
|Girls with Parasols - Ballet 8/9|
|Wonka and Ballet 12/13|
|Hip hop 3|
|Robots - Jazz 4-6|
|Act 1 Section 3 5:50 - 6:40||Arrive 5:30|
|Charli's parents||Depart 6:40|
|Augusta & Mum|
|School Children - Ballet 10|
|Vendors - Ballet 11|
|Mic TV & Mum|
|Gamers - Hip hop 2|
|Children playing in the snow - Ballet 7|
|Don't worry be happy|
Please follow the link for all you need to know about the upcoming concert!
We have included heaps of information to help you and your dancer prepare for the exciting day. Please give it a read and if you have any extra questions, please ask!
Dates for 2019 (A rough guide)
Dance Lessons Term Dates
Term 4 - 8th October to 14th December
Christmas Wonderland - Tuesday 10th & Friday 13th of December
Concert Dates 2019
Concert - Saturday 30 November