October News

Dance School News

Hello all! Well the longest year in history is drawing to a close and we are heading into the final term for 2020. Luckily this is going to be the best term!

 

 


Parent Support Required

In order for us to run our concert we will require 1 parent support person per group.  Without these supporters our concert will not be possible.  If you would like to see how the backstage runs, watch from the best vantage point and enjoy the thrill of stage... WE NEED YOU!

With three concerts being held on concert weekend, you definitely won't miss out.  There will still be plenty of opportunity for you to sit in the audience. 

 

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.


Performance Teams 2021

Our performance teams are in integral part of our Radiance Academy Family.  These students are our go to students who are the face of Radiance.  We perform at many and varied locations across our region.  These engagements include community events, fetes, the ATOD competitions and eisteddfods!  The eisteddfod circuit is back up and running and adapting to the new world.  

 

In  2021 these opportunities will increase again. And we are looking for the next amazing group of students to represent our studio next year.  We are open to your expression of interest for 2021.  We will take into account family support, ability, commitment, technical and performance capabilities. 

To register your interest please follow this link 

 

 


Term 4

 

If you were enrolled for term 3 you do not need to book for term 4.  If you are returning to dance from a break- book here. 

 

 

 


Concert Photo Day Sunday 25 October

 

We are hosting a photo day on Sunday 25 October at the studio.  ALL concert students will be required in full make-up with hair done and in costume.  Due to Covid restrictions in the building... it will be quite a tricky prospect to run...but super important to commemorate this year that was:-)

 

Although it is difficult, we ask that all students who require help dressing arrive and wait outside the building with mum/dad fully in costume with hair and makeup already done.  For a refresher of hair and make-up please see here. 

 

Costumes will be handed out in class in week 3 of term 4.  These will then be left at the Empire Theatre after the dancer has performed.  Don't forget to take a change of clothes to the Theatre. 

 

It is a logistical jigsaw puzzle to put together these days - even before Covid19.  Please be patient and kind, we are working our hardest to ensure your dancer has a magical experience.  Details will change and the details provided at this stage are in draft form. 

 

Please see the lists below

Character                   

Class Name

Day of the week that the class is normally held on 

Sunday 25 October time that the photo shoot will be held... pleases arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the time listed below and wait outside ready for collection

 

Ring Masters Jazz 8  Wednesday All 8:00
Elephants   Ballet 2/3 Tuesday 1 8:10
Elephants   Ballet 2/3 Thursday 2 8:30
Main Characters    Saturday All 8:40
Popcorn   Ballet 5 Tuesday 1 9:00
Popcorn   Ballet 4 Wednesday 2 9:10
Spanish Dolls Ballet 12 Thursday All 9:20
Opera Singers Ballet 13 Monday ALL 9:30
Big Cats   Ballet 2 Monday 1 9:40
Big Cats   Ballet 3 Monday 2 9:50
           
Freak show Contemp 4    Wednesday All 10:00
Carousel Ponies Ballet 2 Friday 1 10:10
Carousel Ponies Ballet 3 Friday 2 10:20
Solo          
Tap Back Stage Crew Tap 1 & 2 Friday 1 10:30
Tap Back Stage Crew Tap 3 Friday 2 10:40
Zebras   Ballet 2/3 Saturday 1 10:50
Zebras   Ballet 4 Saturday 2 11:00
Solo          
Knife Throwers Ballet 13 Thursday ALL 11:10
Hip hop 1 Entertainers Hip hop 1 Saturday 1 11:20
Hip hop 2 Entertainers Hip hop 2 Saturday 2 11:30
Sad Clowns Ballet 12 Monday All 11:40
Afro Circus Jazz 1/2 Friday 1 11:50
Afro Circus Jazz 3 Friday 2 12:00
Bearded Ladies Open PT Monday ALL 12:10
Tightrope Walkers Ballet 5 Saturday 1 12:20
Tightrope Walkers Ballet 6 Saturday 2 12:30
Show 3 only items        
Ballet Recital (7) Ballet 7 Monday 3 1:10
This is me Musical Theatre Musical Theatre Wednesday 3 1:20
Ballet Recital (6) Ballet 6 Monday 3 1:30
Tiny Soldiers Ballet 8 Thursday 3 1:40
Acro 1   Acro 1  Saturday 3 1:50
Jazz 4 & 5   Jazz 4 & 5 Friday 3 2:00
Acro 3   Acro 3 Saturday 3 2:10
Magician and Assistants Ballet 11 Tuesday 3 2:20
Cheer   Cheer Saturday 3 2:30
Ribbon Twirlers  Junior Team Monday 3 2:40
Tightrope Team B Inter Team Thursday 3 2:50
Acro 2   Acro 2 Saturday 3 3:00
Pantomime Ballet 9 Monday 3 3:10
Silk Artists Ballet 10 Tuesday 3 3:20
Kewpie Dolls Ballet 9 Thursday 3 3:30
Tap Back Stage Crew Tap 4 Wednesday 3 3:40
Tap Back Stage Crew Tap 7 Wednesday all 3:40
Song and Dance Routine Tap Tap 5 & 6 Wednesday 3 3:50
Marionettes Contemp 3 Tuesday 3 4:00
Seals   Contemp 2 Tuesday 3 4:10
Dancing Girls Ballet 10 Thursday 3 4:20
Barnham and Charity Ballet 8 Monday 3 4:30
Barnham and Charity Ballet 11 Thursday 3 4:40
Cotton Candy Ballet 7 Wednesday 3 4:50
Albinos   Hip hop 3 Saturday 3 5:00
Cyclops   Hip hop 4 Saturday all 5:10
Ring Masters Assistants Jazz 6 & 7 Tuesday 3 5:20
           

 


Exams

 

This year the exams were amazing.  We are so proud of our students who did an incredible job.  We can't wait until we get the results and the students are rewarded for all of their hard work.

 

For those of you who were not involved with the exams this year, keep it in mind for next year.  The students who get involved are rewarded with an incredible opportunity.  The ATOD exams are so highly regarded that the QLD Curriculum Authority allocates points towards kids senior schooling who are involved with these exams.  

 

We will let you know as soon as our results come in!  There will also be professional photos for you to have a look at online.  We are very excited to see these shortly. 

 

 


High School Students for 2021

 

For next year we have some fantastic new opportunities for our high school students to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.  These qualifications can also assist the students with their senior schooling.  We are taking enrollments now for next year, so please contact the office for details. 

 

Please click here to find out more.


Pay Account Now

*** Production costs and costume hire fees are charged quarterly throughout the year.  If you student has dance for all terms you may have nearly paid yours off already.  If your dancer missed any terms, or has just started a "Production Balance Fee" will be added to your account.  This will equate to $48/year/class.

 

 

If you haven't paid your account yet here are a list of ways for you to pay

  • online through your portal
  • click this link
  • deposit into the bank account listed on your invoice
  • cash/card in person at the studio
  • over the phone
  • monthly Auto-pay set up online through your portal or ring the office

Concert - The Greatest Show

 

Our concert weekend is going to be 13, 14, 15 November.  We are booked into the Empire Theatre for that weekend.   We are excited to let you know that we will be dancing in front of a live audience.  Tickets will be limited and the Empire Theatre will have strict rules about the selling of the tickets.  More details to come. 

 

Normally our concerts are a full show with an interesting story line.  However, this year we are running our concert quite differently.  We are using the theme of Circus and The Greatest Showman to inspire different items.  As we are unable to run our big rehearsal weekends this year, it is impossible to run a seamless storyline.  So we are going to enjoy a more traditional style dance recital with single items. 

 

Normally tickets go on sale in the September school holidays.  Due to additional planning going into the preparation of the Empire and their latest Covid Safe plan I don't yet have a date for when tickets are available.  We will update you when there are more details.

 

We are dancing 3 different shows this year to split the studio and the audience.  We are awaiting confirmation from the Empire Theatre exactly when our shows will be held during that weekend. 

 

Costumes are currently being laundered/ordered/sourced/organised for your class.  All concert fees are added to your account throughout the year.  There will be some "catch up fees" added in term 4 for any students who have not completed a full year of dancing in a particular class. 

 

Students in Ballet 1 and adult classes are not required to perform in the concert.

 

Here is some more information about the concert.  

 

Is it possible to swap to a different show?  Students in Show 1 or 2 may be have some scope to swap between those shows as they will run a similar run list - this is by negotiations with your teacher and the admin office.   For example if sister 1 is dancing in Show 1 and sister 2 is dancing in Show 2.... it may be possible to put both sisters in the one show.  However, if Sister 1 is dancing Show 3 and brother 1 is dancing Show 1 - we will not be able to change this one.   Show 3 is a different run sheet with very different items and different classes. 

 

Should I watch all shows?  The shows will be very different.  Show 1 and Show 3 will have a very different cast list for the junior items, however, the items will be very similar.  Show 3 includes a much longer and more comprehensive run list with many more items.  

 

Can I dance additional shows?  Due to Covid19 restrictions we need to limit the amount of people back stage.  We don't have a lot of opportunity for dancing additional shows this year. If you have particular needs please discuss this with your teacher.  

 

What happens if we don't want to do concert?  We need to know in writing ASAP!

 

 

 

Show 1 Date/Time to be advised approx 1 hour

*Draft 1 changes may be made


Ring Masters Jazz 8  Wednesday
Elephants   Ballet 2/3 Tuesday
Main Characters Dance Saturday
Popcorn   Ballet 5 Tuesday
Spanish Dolls Ballet 12 Thursday
Opera Singers Ballet 13 Monday
Big Cats   Ballet 2 Monday
Solo      
Freak show Contemp 4 Wednesday
Carousel Ponies Ballet 2 Friday

Solo

 

 

 

Tap Back Stage Crew

Tap Back Stage Crew

Tap 7

 

Tap 1 & 2

Wednesday

 

Friday

Zebras   Ballet 2/3 Saturday
Solo      
Knife Throwers Ballet 13 Thursday
Hip hop 1 Entertainers Hip hop 1 Saturday
Sad Clowns Ballet 12 Monday
Afro Circus Jazz 3 Friday
Bearded Ladies Open PT Monday
Tightrope Walkers Ballet 5 Saturday
Cyclops   Hip hop 4 Saturday

 

 


Show 2 Date/Time to be advised approx 1 hour

**Draft 1 changes may be made

Ring Masters Jazz 8 Wednesday All
Elephants   Ballet 2/3 Thursday 2
Main Characters Dance Saturday All
Popcorn   Ballet 4 Wednesday 2
Spanish Dolls Ballet 12 Thursday All
Opera Singers Ballet 13 Monday ALL
Big Cats   Ballet 3 Monday 2
Solo        
Freak show Contemp 4 Wednesday All
Carousel Ponies Ballet 3 Friday 2
Solo        

Tap Back Stage Crew

Tap Back Stage Crew

Tap 7

 

Tap 3

Wednesday

 

Friday

All

 

2

Zebras   Ballet 4 Saturday 2
Solo        
Knife Throwers Ballet 13 Thursday ALL
Hip hop 2 Entertainers Hip hop 2 Saturday 2
Sad Clowns Ballet 12 Monday All
Afro Circus              Jazz 1 and 2 Friday 2
Bearded Ladies Open PT Monday ALL
Tightrope Walkers Ballet 6 Saturday 2
Cyclops   Hip hop 4 Saturday All

Show 3 Date/Time to be advised

***Draft 1 changes may be made approx 90 minutes

Ring Masters Jazz 8 Wednesday
Ballet Recital (7) Ballet 7 Monday
This is me Musical Theatre Musical T Wednesday
Tiny Soldiers Ballet 8 Monday
Acro 1 Acro 1 Saturday
Main Characters Dance   Saturday
Jazz 4 & 5 Jazz 4/5 Friday
Acro 3 Acro 3 Saturday
Seals Contemp 2 Tuesday
Cheer Cheer Saturday
Spanish Dolls Ballet 12 Thursday
Dancing Girls Ballet 10 Thursday
Magician and Assistants Ballet 11 Tuesday
Ribbon Twirlers Team C Team Monday
Opera Singers Ballet 13 Monday
Acro 2 Acro Saturday
Tightrope Team B Team Thursday
Pantomime Ballet 9 Tuesday
Freak Show Contemp 4 Wednesday
Silk Artists Ballet 10 Tuesday
Knife Throwers Ballet 13 Thursday
Song and Dance Routine Tap Tap 5/6 Wednesday
Tap Back Stage Crew Tap 7 Wednesday
Tap Back Stage Crew Tap 4 Wednesday
Ballet Recital (6) Ballet 6 Monday
Sad Clowns Ballet 12 Monday
Marionettes Contemp 3 Tuesday
Bearded Ladies Team Monday
Barnham and Charity Ballet 8  Thursday
Barnham and Charity Ballet 11 Thursday
Albinos Hip hop 3 Saturday
Cotton Candy Ballet 7 Wednesday
Cyclops Hip hop 4 Saturday

Kewpie Dolls

Adult jazz

Ballet 9 Thursday
Ring Masters Assistants Jazz 6/7 Tuesday

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Sarah Gillbard (Sunday, 04 October 2020 03:39)

    One little typo in the photo shoot - the contemp 4 are the Freek Show, not Hip hop 4.
    So exciting to see it coming together - good work piecing it in these different times.

  • #2

    Indie-Anna Halley (Wednesday, 07 October 2020 10:17)

    Hi Miss Sally,
    When is the Friday (4 year old ballet) performing? We were told they were popcorn in week 10.

    Thankyou, Emma