Up Coming Events
SHOW 2024 SUNDAY REHEARSALS
Sunday 25th February
9.00am- 1.00pm Show run through - ALL STUDENTS £6
Please bring all shoes and props, no costumes needed.
Parents drop off only no need to stay.
If your child finishes before 1.00pm, we will contact you if you wish to collect your child early. However, they are also welcome to stay and watch.
Sunday 3rd March
9.00am-1.00pm DRESS REHEARSAL – ALL STUDENTS - £6
Please bring all costumes, footwear, tights, props, accessories.
If your hair can be done as for the show- that would be brilliant.
Any child under the age of 9 years must be accompanied by a female adult.
If you wish for another parent to help change/ look after our child- please let us know that we have your permission for them to do so.
All the above rehearsals are held at Ashton on Mersey Health & Fitness Centre.
Hi everyone, exciting news our next annual school show will be on:
Saturday 9th March 2024 at 7pm
Sunday 10th March 2024 at 1.30pm
All classes are invited to take part from tots to seniors
All tickets will be £15 per person these can be purchased from January 2023
We are always looking for chaperones on both days so if you are interested you will require a DBS please ask a member of staff for details or you may already have a DBS
Many thanks as always……. Anna 😊
SATURDAY 9TH MARCH 2024
Do not arrive before your allocated time
Wednesday Ballet/tap/Tuesday Lyrical/Thursday Ballet/tap/Thursday Lyrical
Arrive at 2.30pm
(Unless in any of the above)
Friday Freestyle /All Acro Classes
Arrive at 3pm - (Unless in any of the above)
All Hip Hop
Arrive 4pm - (Unless in any of the above)
Saturday Freestyle, Ballet & Tots
Please book in at 4.30pm - you will be directed to the auditorium for a run through on stage then you will be taken to your dressing room.
Please arrive at your allocated time and sign in you will be directed your allocated dressing room where you can leave your belongings. Then you need to head to the auditorium (please bring all dance shoes) - No food to be brought into the auditorium – water only.
Please arrive with your hair done.
Seniors and juniors- middle parting, low pony with clips provided.
Juvenile and all other classes, 2 French plaits, tie together at bottom with silver ribbon.
All students arriving after 3pm please arrive with hair done and makeup on – there will be time to top up makeup during tea break. Senior/Junior teams may wear false eyelashes. Makeup can be applied during rehearsal time.
Check List please provide your own
Mascara, black eyeliner, blusher, foundation if needed, red or dark pink lipstick & glitter spray.
Hair spray, brush, comb, hair grips, bobbles & SAFETY PINS
Please eat lunch/brunch before you arrive. You will need a pack lunch for your tea. Sandwiches or pasta is advisable along with fruit and plenty of water to last the day. NO YOGURTS or foods and drinks that will stain. Food is not allowed to be consumed in the auditorium – water only. We will have a tea break for food consumption.
PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LEAVE THE THEATRE INBETWEEN TEA BREAK AND THE SHOW. THIS HAS CAUSED PROBLEMS IN THE PAST.
STUDENTS MUST NOT LEAVE THE DRESSING ROOMS DURING THE INTERVAL OR WONDER AROUND IN COSTUME BEFORE THE SHOW COMMENCES - THIS IS FOR THE HEALTH & SAFETY OF ALL STUDENTS.
Please ensure you have the appropriate underwear flesh knickers, no lines to be shown, please do not wear any patterned or bright coloured or dark underwear. Flesh colour bra’s preferable with clear straps.
Only parents chaperoning will be allowed backstage please do not be offended if you are stopped at the dressing room doors. Also, male adults will not be allowed backstage due to it being a changing area. But we will find a suitable place for you if you are chaperoning your child. Separate changing area for male performers will be allocated.
After the Saturday performance make sure all costumes are hung up and set up ready for the Sunday performance before you leave– we don’t want to play hunt the costume on the Sunday as time is limited. Any creased items please take home to press. Costumes left behind on the Sunday will be handed in to lost property at the theatre – so please make sure you have everything you spend a lot of money on these costumes and sometimes they are reused the following year.
PLEASE LABEL ALL COSTUMES AND SHOES as this stop’s costumes getting mixed up (make sure this is done for dress rehearsal).
SUNDAY 10TH MARCH 2024
All students to arrive at 12.30pm (no earlier) please arrive with hair and full makeup applied. There will be a DVD filmed on this day.
At the end of the performances please wait for your child in the foyer and do not come backstage for collection we will bring your child out to you.
We are thin on the ground for chaperones for both performances if you want to chaperone you will need a DBS via Prime Dance the cost for this is approx. £10. Anyone interested please send us your name, address, email address, telephone number and date of birth as soon as possible we then pass this on and the DDC will deal with this online (please don’t pay Prime Dance) - the process takes approximately less than 2 weeks and lasts for 3 years. It is a very easy process.
All young children must be accompanied by a parent so please give Anna your name for the register so you may enter backstage.
We also need 2 CHAPERONES (1 FOR EACH PERFORMANCE) (5pm-to end of the show) on Saturday and 2pm – to end of show on Sunday this is to supervisor the upstairs room and keep a register. Anyone interested please speak to Anna or Jackie and we will give you more details.
Can we ask all parents chaperoning not to crowd the side of the stage – your child will be collected by runners and escorted to the side of the stage. Also please do not enter the auditorium from the back of the theatre as this affects the lighting and distracts the performers. Thank you for your co-operation.
The Upstairs Dressing Room – The Chambers
We cannot access this room until 5pm so students will be asked to leave their bags at the back of the theatre near the music man box until such time. We are not allowed to apply glitter in this room, but this can be done outside the dressing room or in the corridor.
Students must remain the dressing room – no acrobatics or hand stands against the walls or corr Prime Dance will not be responsible for damage made.
Any young children who are only performing in the first act on the Saturday evening may go home after they have performed unless they wish to stay on for the finale – we would like all children to stay for the finale on the Sunday matinee. Please let us know in advance if you will be leaving early.
Please leave ALL dressing rooms (upstairs and downstairs) clean and tidy and put all rubbish in the bins provided – we will be charged for rooms left in a mess.
No alcohol to be consumed.
Programmes will be on sale for £3
Important notice for family and friends attending the show
The show commences at 7pm on the Saturday evening and 2pm on the Sunday afternoon – please be in your seats prompt – if you are late, you may not be allowed in until a suitable moment, please be aware on the Sunday we are filming the show and it is a problem with late comers walking in once the show has commenced - our camera man has had to work miracles in the past to avoid floating heads. Thank you.
Can we also remind you to stay in your seats during the performance and try to avoid walking about when the children are performing, please make sure young children go to the bathroom before it starts and, in the interval, the same with some of our adult audience. Please pass this information on to family and friends. We appreciate your co-operation. Thank you.
Parents - please can you explain the running of the day with younger children, so they know what to expect on the day.
Show running times are approximate:
Saturday 7pm to approximately 9.45pm
Sunday 2pm to approximately 4.45pm
A reminder that no photographs or filming is strictly prohibited during the performance (we have to abide by child protection laws) – please do not be offended if you are politely asked to stop filming. A member of the Waterside Arts staff will be sat in the auditorium.
Please enjoy the show let’s make it an enjoyable weekend running smoothly and safely for all. – Thank you to all students and parents for your continued support.