The Stage 1 Dance Showcase (Kindergarten to Year 2 Program) will take place on Wednesday, 24 May (Week 5, Term 2) from 5:30pm to 6:00pm (theatre doors open from 5:00pm) 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 1 Performing Arts Hour classes*||The Little Pigs and the Scared Wolf||House Coloured Sport Uniform, bare feet, makeup optional, hair off face|
|Year 2 Performing Arts Hour classes*||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl||House Coloured Sport Uniform, bare feet, makeup optional, hair off face|
*All Year 1 and Year 2 students are encouraged but not required to accept this performance opportunity for Performing Arts Hour classes.
Co-curricular Dance Stream
|Kindergarten Co-curricular Dance||Where’s Wally by Martin Handford||Striped shirts (supplied), denim skirt/shorts/jeans, black underwear, bare feet, hair neat|
|Stage 1 Co-curricular Dance||The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter||Dance blacks (plain long-sleeved black shirt and plain black pants/tights), bare feet, hair neat|
Co-curricular+ Dance Stream
|Pre-Primary (Kindergarten) RAD Ballet students||The Sleeping Beauty||White tutu dress (supplied), ballet socks and ballet shoes|
Hair: ballet bun straight back at the crown of the head with a bun net
|Primary (Year 1) and Grade 1 (Year 2) RAD Ballet students||The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett||Girls: RAD Ballet leotard, RAD Ballet skirt, ballet socks, ballet shoes, hair in ballet bun straight back at the crown of the head with a bun net|
Boys: White Ballet leotard, Blue shorts (supplied), white socks, ballet shoes, hair neat
We suggest Kindergarten to Year 2 groups wear light stage makeup. This includes foundation, blush, mascara and red lipstick (apply lipstick after putting on costumes). Boys and Performing Arts Hour classes do not need to wear makeup if they do not wish to.
Costumes and Hair
Students will need to provide a few items, as listed above. Dance blacks can be purchased from Kmart, Target, Best and Less, Big W or the like. Please ensure that your child has skin colour or light-coloured 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. Performing Arts Hour students should arrive in their Sport Uniform with House Coloured shirt 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.
Stage 1 performers need to arrive at the school canteen area by 4.45pm with their hair done and stage makeup applied (optional for Performing Arts Hour students). They will be collected by SCAS staff members and taken to their changerooms backstage.
If students are in more than one item, they should consider their costume pieces in this order:
1. RAD Ballet
2. Stage 1 Co-curricular
3. Year 1 and Year 2 Performing Arts Hour
4. Kindergarten Co-curricular
Kindergarten Co-curricular students should arrive in their denim lower body costume piece with their own name-labelled shirt or jumper on top. They will be given a costume shirt in the dressing room by their teacher.
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.