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2023 SENIOR CONCERT 

Date: Thursday 7th, Friday 8th, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December 2023 

 

Location: St Peter’s Lutheran College, Performing Arts Centre, Indooroopilly

 

Duration: Approximately 2 - 2.5 hours (including interval)

Rehearsals: No additional rehearsals for most classes (Exceptions have been emailed) 

Senior Concert A: Thursday 7th December 6:30pm  (performer arrival 5:30pm)

Senior Concert B: Friday 8th December 6:30pm (performer arrival 5:30pm)

Senior Concert C: Saturday 9th December 11am (performer arrival 10am)

Senior Concert D: Saturday 9th December 4pm (performer arrival 3pm)

Senior Concert E: Sunday 10th December 11am (performer arrival 10am)

Senior Concert F: Sunday 10th December 4pm (performer arrival 3pm)

Performing Classes:

  • MILTON: Pre-Inter Jazz, Pre-Inter/Inter Jazz, Inter Jazz, Inter/Sub-Senior Jazz, Sub-Senior Jazz, Sub-Senior/Senior Jazz, Senior Jazz, Advanced 2 Jazz, Musical Theatre 2,  Acro 2 - 4,  All Comdance Jazz, All Contemporary, Intermediate Hip Hop 1 & 2, Senior Hip Hop 1 & 2, Grade 1 - Advanced 2 RAD Ballet, Ballet Extension, Pre-Inter Tap, Inter tap, Sub-Senior Tap, Senior Tap, Advanced Tap, Pre-Inter/Inter Singing, Inter/Sub-Senior Singing, Senior Singing, Company Groups. 
  • CLAYFIELD: Acro 2, Acro 3/4, Contemporary 1 & 2, Inter/Sub-Senior Hip Hop, Senior Hip Hop, Inter/Sub-Senior Jazz, Senior Jazz, Grade 1 – Advanced Foundation RAD Ballet, Inter/Sub-Senior Tap, Senior Tap, Company Groups.

  • Plus, optional items for Kindy & Prep, and Pre-Primary & Primary students.

All other classes will perform in the Junior Concert on Saturday 11th November. Please see separate information for these groups.

See Concert Schedule for your child's performance details:

Concert registration has now closed. 

Concert Update 28/11

📍 Location: St Peter's Lutheran College - PAC. 66 Harts Rd, Indooroopilly. See Map here.  

🚙 Parking: There are many car parking areas and carparks along the roads on the St Peters grounds. See map above.

👨‍👦 Drop Off Time: All performers in the Junior Concert are to be dropped off to the theatre one hour prior to their concert start time with hair and makeup done (see performer arrival time above). Please allow plenty of time for parking and walking in as students need to be checked in with their group at the drop off time. 

📍 Drop Off Locations:

Kindy, Prep, Pre-Primary & Primary Performers

  • Drop off at the Theatrette – ground floor, through the main glass doors and to the right.

 

All other performers: 

  • Drop off inside the main auditorium – ground floor, through the main glass doors and to the left - please walk your child in to sit in the seats with their class group.

 

🎭 Backstage Area: Only performers, staff and registered volunteer helpers will be permitted backstage and in dressing rooms. We understand your concerns if this is your first concert with us and we assure you that your child will be cared for and supervised at all times by Premier Dance staff. The safety and wellbeing of our students is our top priority. 

Performers will be taken for water/food and toilet breaks as required and can watch other performances on backstage TVs and may be taken to the balcony to watch parts of the performance.

All Premier Dance staff are up to date on First Aid and CPR training. Should your child be unhappy or unwell, we will contact you so that you can come and meet them. Please relax and enjoy the show! 

 

👜 What to Bring: Please ensure ALL belongings brought & worn to the theatre by students are clearly named. Send a named water bottle and non-messy snacks (no nut products please). If your child has a medical condition or allergy which may require medication, please ensure this is clearly named and sent along in their bag, along with a copy of their action plan. 

👕 Your performer will receive their Concert T-Shirt at the theatre to wear home.

Performers should arrive at the theatre with makeup and hair done, tights on and correct footwear in their bag. It is not necessary to wear your class leotard or uniform but please wear clothes over the top of your tights. Students in multiple items in one show should bring all tights & shoes in their bag and we will help them put on the correct ones for each item. Please advise staff at drop off if this applies to your child.

Please see the Performer Requirements page for what your performer requires for shoes, tights, hair, and makeup.  

💄 Hair & Makeup: As we are performing under theatrical lighting, some stage makeup is highly recommended for all performers to ensure their beautiful faces can be seen by the audience. As we are performing in a professional theatre with strong stage lighting, faces on stage can appear very washed out to the audience and on the video. We recommend - matte foundation, blush/bronzer, brown eyeshadow, brown/black eyeliner & mascara, red stay-fast lipstick. Please no coloured eyeshadows or glitter.

All Ballet and Junior Dancers must 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. You may use a bun donut in the smallest size (max. 6cm) for girls with very fine hair.

All other classes should wear a slick pony tail, secured at the back of the head with a strong hair elastic & hairspray. Boys and girls with short hair styles should have hair styled neatly off the face with hairspray/gel.

 

🕒 Before the Show: Once you have dropped off your performers you are welcome to use the outside amphitheatre to wait until the show begins. The canteen at the bottom of the amphitheatre will be open selling cold drinks and snacks. Please ensure you have taken your seat in the auditorium well before the show start time as the doors will be closed once the show has begun.

🏁 After the Show: All performers under 12 will be brought to the stage to be collected. Please remain in your seats at the end of the show and listen for the announcement of your child's class. One parent to come to the stage to collect your performer.

🎫 Tickets: Adults $45 / Children $25 - https://www.trybooking.com/CMXTR

All attendees occupying a seat will need a ticket. Kindy, Prep, Pre-Primary & Primary dancers will require a ticket if you would like them to meet you at the interval and watch the rest of the show (email receipt so we can refund you). All other performers do not require a ticket for their own show. Please show your booking confirmation either on your phone or printed. Ticket sales are online only through the Trybooking link above. 

Concert Information 08/08

All 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 is lots of fun and the kids have the time of their lives putting on a stunning costume and presenting their dance to you.

 

We revise the structure of our concerts each year to suit the size of the school, availability of theatre, school dates etc. While we do our best to avoid clashes with other important events in our students' calendars, this is unfortunately not always possible as it is such a busy time of year.
 
We understand concerts are a big commitment at a very busy time of year, and that they can be daunting for young dancers and first-time performers. Please reach out to our team (who have been coordinating concerts like this for almost 30 years!) with your concerns and we will do our best to help ease your worries. Most importantly, we want all dancers to have the very best performance experience and to have the opportunity to show you what they have been working on during their classes this year. 

Performing in the concert is optional. We will need you to confirm your child’s participation so that we can allocate costumes and choreography appropriately. If your child cannot take part in the performance, they can still participate in all classes and will learn the concert dance with their class. 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.

Commitment:

No extra rehearsals except for usual classes during the term for most classes (see below for exceptions). Regular attendance during Term 3 and Term 4 is expected if you choose to participate. Performing is optional for all students. 

Rehearsals:

  • Sunday 19th & Sunday 26th November (at Milton studios): Ballet Extension 1 & 2, All Company Groups, Advanced 1 & 2. 

  • Wednesday 6th December 4pm - 6pm (at St Peter's): Ballet Extension 1 & 2, All Company Groups, Advanced 1 & 2, All Singing classes, Tap (classes TBC), Comdance Jazz (classes TBC). 

  • Kindy/Prep & Pre-Primary/Primary items: 

 

Supervision:  

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 Senior Concert Schedule) and collect them after the completion of their concert.

Senior Concert Levy


Includes:

  • Hire of all costumes - supplied by Premier Dance.

  • Coordination and supervision by Premier Dance staff throughout your child’s concert.

  • 2023 Senior Concert T-Shirt

  • Professional video recording of your child’s concert (supplied digitally).

Costumes:

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 Concert 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.

Professional Photographs & Video:

Photo Weeks will be held during normal classes during Term 4, 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. Photo week dates will be confirmed soon.

Clayfield Photo Week: Monday 23 October – Saturday 28 October

Milton Photo Week: Monday 30 October – Saturday 4 November

 

All Concerts will be recorded by professional dance videographer Limelight Multimedia. The recording of your child’s Concert will be provided to you via digital download link. This is included in your Concert Levy.

 

Personal video recording of any kind including videoing on your phone is not allowed into the auditorium due to music copyright laws. 

Tickets:

Will go on sale a few weeks out from the concert weekend. Senior Concert audience tickets: Adults $45 / Children $25.
 

Please understand that we cannot always get siblings classes in the same shows. However, you will be eligible for TWO complimentary tickets to one show if you are in this situation. Refer to the Concert Schedule above for your child/ren's show/s. 

Performer Requirements:

Each class style has shoe, tights, undergarment & hair/makeup requirements. Click here for detailed information.

We understand you may have some questions about the concerts, especially if this is your first year with us. We try to provide as much information as possible up front to ensure everything is covered on this page (sorry, we know it's a long one!), however if you have any questions after reading through this page please don't hesitate to contact us.

Concert registration is now closed.

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