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Secondary Dance Showcase 2023 Information

The Secondary Dance Showcase (Years 7 to 12 Program) will take place on Wednesday 24 May (Week 5, Term 2) from 7:15pm to 8:00pm (theatre doors open from 6:45pm) in The Iona Performing Arts Theatre.

The 2023 Dance Showcases dive head first into Literary Classics. From classic children’s books like ‘Where’s Wally’ and ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ to young adult novels such as ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ and ‘Wonder’ through to some of the greats like ‘Great Expectations and ‘The Great Gatsby’. When we think of the classics, we can’t go past Shakespeare, Roald Dahl and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Our four diverse shows offer a breath of fresh Eyre. They are going to be LITerary!

Participating in this event (in no particular order):

Curricular Dance Stream

Year Group/ClassDanceCostume
Year 8 Dance ElectiveThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldCostume supplied by the school.
Dancer’s own: Flesh dance tights (purchase from Dance Dreams Dancewear), nude underwear.
Year 9 Dance ElectiveMacbeth by William ShakespeareFemales: Black dress (supplied), nude underwear, bare feet
Males: Black T-shirt, black pants (all supplied), black underwear, bare feet
Year 10 Dance ElectiveAre You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy BlumePlease refer to ‘Year 10 class 70s inspiration board’ of corduroy skirts, striped turtlenecks, vests etc., nude underwear, bare feet
Year 11 Dance ElectiveGreat Expectations by Charles DickensSupplied by the school, nude underwear, bare feet
Year 12 Dance ElectiveCore Performance DanceSCAS Dance Uniform, bare feet
HSC Major Study PerformanceWonder by R J PalacioWhite leotard, white pants (supplied)
HSC Major Study PerformanceJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëCorset style leotard (supplied), soft tulle skirt, bare feet

Co-curricular Dance Stream

Co-curricular GroupDanceCostume
Secondary Co-curricular DanceSherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSherlock hat and jacket (supplied)
Females: Black SCAS leggings, black SCAS leotard, bare feet
Males: Black dance pants, black fitted singlet, bare feet

Co-curricular+ Dance Stream

Co-curricular+ GroupDanceCostume
Intermediate Foundation and Advanced 1 RAD Ballet studentsPaquitaCostume: supplied by school.
Female dancer’s own Supplies: nude underwear, pink ballet tights, ballet shoes/pointe shoes.
Male dancer’s own: white exam leotard, black exam tights, black socks, black ballet shoes.
Secondary TouringThe Da Vinci Code by Dan BrownWhite leotard, white pants (all supplied) and dancer’s own neutral-coloured underwear

Hair and Make-up

Secondary girls should wear full stage make-up including false eyelashes. Make-up should be pre-applied before arriving for the show. Boys do not need to wear makeup if they do not wish to. Girl’s hair will stay in a low bun with a centre part for the entirety of the show. Boy’s hair can remain neat and off their face.


The school will provide the majority of the costumes and accessory pieces however students will also need to provide a few items as listed below. SCAS uniform items are available from the School Uniform Shop in the Iona Stadium (Noone). Other items can be purchased from Kmart, Target, Best and Less, Big W or the like. Please ensure that your child has skin colour or light underwear underneath their costumes. Your child needs to arrive with their hair done (and hair-sprayed) on the night and wearing the correct underwear under their street clothes. Please ensure that all items of clothing and belongings are labelled. Students in more than one item will have assistance from teachers with changes of costume pieces.

Dress Rehearsal – Monday 22 May (Week 5, Term 2)

There will be a compulsory dress/technical rehearsal during the school day on Monday 22 May in The Iona Theatre of the Performing Arts Centre. The dress/technical rehearsals are for students to practise dancing in costume and on stage. Students should have their hair done but no make-up.

Please see the costume requirements at the link above to make sure your child is equipped with all personal costume pieces on this day. They should arrive in their SCAS Dance uniform and can remain in this all day.

If there is any reason why your child cannot attend, please let the school know immediately. I ask for your continued commitment to rehearsals in the lead-up to the big shows.

Performance Arrival

Secondary school performers need to arrive at the school canteen area by 6.15pm with their hair done and stage makeup applied. They will be collected by SCAS staff members and taken to their changerooms backstage. They should change into their first costume quickly and warm up.

All dancers should arrive in warm, casual clothes with their correct stage underwear underneath (see the information listed above regarding costuming requirements). Students will need a small bag to place their own clothing in. Please ensure that all items of clothing and belongings are labelled. It is a good idea to bring bottled water (not glass) for during the show.

No parents are allowed backstage. Students will be supervised throughout the show and will be given assistance by teachers so that parents can remain inside the theatre and watch.

After the Performance Pick-up

Parents may collect their child at the canteen at the END of the show. Students and parents are requested to watch the entire show in support and respect of the performers. There will not be an interval.

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