2021 SHOWCASE PERFORMANCES
Creative Dance A, B & C
Creative & Mini Jazz & Tap
All Company Performance Groups
All Drama classes
If your child is in Grade 1 at school or older in RAD Ballet, Beginner Open Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Acro, Singing, Drama, then this information does not apply. Their class will perform in the End of Year Concert only:
In 2021 we will be holding end of year performances for our Junior Dancers in the same Showcase style as our 2020 performances. Students will learn a group dance item during classes in Term 3 and Term 4. Learning a dance as a class group develops skills in choreography retention, musicality, teamwork, and performance, whilst building stamina, memory, and confidence. Most of all, performing lots of fun and the kids have the time of their lives putting on a stunning costume and presenting their dance to you.
Performing on the day is completely OPTIONAL so even if you feel your child is not ready or comfortable to take part in the Showcase performance this year, they will still gain all the important skills listed above from their learning in class.
Date: Sunday 24th October
Location: Clayfield College
Duration: Between 30 – 45 minutes
Sunday 24th October 2021
Show A – Sunday 24th October 10:00am
Show B - Sunday 24th October 12:00pm
Show C – Sunday 24th October 1:30pm
Show D - Sunday 24th October 3:00pm
See Showcase Schedule for your child's performance details.
Each class (see top of page for participating age groups) will perform one item in one of the performance times listed above.
As we hold a number of short shows, regretfully we cannot always get siblings classes in the same Showcase. However, you will be eligible for TWO complimentary tickets to one show if you are in this situation. Refer to the Showcase Schedule, which is accompanying this email and is also available for viewing on our website, for the performance details for all classes.
No extra rehearsals except for usual classes during the term. Regular attendance during Term 3 and Term 4 is expected if you choose to participate. We are giving you as much information in advance to enable you to make an informed decision as to whether your child will be able to participate. Performing is optional for all students.
Students are supervised by Premier Dance staff throughout all performances. You will drop off your child with their group at the drop off time (see attached Showcase Schedule) and collect them from the stage after the completion of their Showcase.
The Showcase Levy is required for all performers and covers the following:
Hire of all costumes - supplied by Premier Dance.
Coordination and supervision by Premier Dance staff throughout your child’s Showcase performance.
2021 Showcase T-Shirt Professional video recording of your child’s Showcase (supplied digitally
The Showcase Levy per student is $100 for one style of dance (e.g. ballet), $150 for two styles (e.g. ballet & jazz/tap).
There is NO costume making or buying required, as we supply all costumes. Most dance schools require you to purchase all costumes outright, which can cost $150 per item and add up to hundreds of dollars. Other schools may ask you to purchase the materials and sew your own costumes. The Premier Dance Academy owns an extensive costume wardrobe and regularly purchases brand new, professionally made dance costumes of the highest quality. Hire of your child’s costumes is included in the Showcase Levy. Some of this levy will go towards new costumes, replacement of damaged costumes, repairs, and cleaning of costumes after the concerts. We cannot sell the costumes individually as each belongs to a complete group.
We will be starting in-class group dance learning during classes in Term 3 along with the normal class content. If you commit to performing in the Showcase, it is essential that your child has regular attendance at their classes wherever possible. If your child is absent for multiple classes in a row, they will miss out on learning large sections of the choreography.
Professional Photographs & Video:
Photo Weeks will be held during normal classes during the dates below, with professional photographs taken by Ranald Simmonds Photography. These will be available for ordering via their website after this time. These are an optional extra for those who would like to purchase individual photos of their child in costume. All students will have the experience of professional photo shoot in costume regardless of whether or not they have chosen to perform.
Milton Photo Week: Monday 11th – Saturday 16th October
Clayfield Photo Week: Monday 18th – Thursday 21st October
All Showcases will be recorded by professional dance videographer Limelight Multimedia. The recording of your child’s Showcase will be provided to you via digital download link. This is included in your Showcase Levy.
Will be sold online. Performing students will NOT require a ticket.
If you need to attend more than one showcase because your child has items in different shows or siblings in different shows, we will provide you with two complimentary tickets to one show when tickets to the other show have been purchased (more information to come in Term 4).
All Creative Dance and Prep Dance students need clean ballet shoes & ballet tights.
All Creative Jazz & Tap/Mini Jazz & Tap students need jazz tights, tan coloured tap shoes and tan coloured jazz shoes or ballet shoes.
We highly recommend that all performers have a dance undergarment (leotard or briefs) to wear underneath their costumes. If your child would like to wear briefs, please ensure these are plain nude or pale pink. No bright colours, patterns, or images as these will be seen under costumes. This is a suitable style available from Bonds - https://www.bonds.com.au/girls-bikini-4pk-uzr14a-a36.html
While we normally encourage it when performing in a professional theatre, makeup is optional for all performers for the Showcases as there will be no stage lighting.
Girls should wear their hair in a neat ballet bun secured at the centre back of the head with a strong hair elastic, hair net, bun pins and hairspray.
Boys and girls with short hair styles should have hair styled neatly of the face with hairspray/gel.
Bun Tutorials - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Loypr_bsFo
Makeup Tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MyCmS6lZcA
How to participate:
Please refer to the 2021 Showcase Schedule and note the times for your child’s performance before committing to the performance. Check the class name, time, and teacher to ensure you have your child’s correct group. Please check your Term 3 invoice if you are unsure.
If your child WILL be performing in the showcase:
To confirm your child’s participation, please complete the online Junior Dancers Performance Participation Form by Wednesday 18th August.
After 18th August, will send you an invoice for your Showcase Levy with payment due by Wednesday 25th August. After confirming your child’s participation via the form above, you are welcome to make an instalment payment at any time by visiting our office or phoning 3369 1133. We will apply any advance payments to your account which will appear as a credit on the invoice for your Showcase Levy.
If your child WILL NOT be performing in the showcase:
Please let us know by filling out the online Junior Dancers Performance Participation Form.
If your child cannot take part in the performance, they will still participate in all classes and will learn the showcase dance with their group. This enables them to all learn many important performance skills, develop their ability to retain choreography and have the very important role of being a rehearsal understudy, which is very helpful to their classmates and teachers. Learning these skills is an important element of dance tuition.
Important – please read carefully:
Performing is a team commitment and involves lots of hard work from students and teachers to put together an entertaining performance for family and friends. It requires additional cost to parents, as outlined above, as well as the extra rehearsal time and attendance at all regular classes throughout the term. Please consider if you can meet these requirements before committing to the Showcase or Concert.
If your child is available and would like to perform, we strongly recommend the experience. Performances are a young dancer’s dream fulfilled and will be a highlight of your family’s year.