Concert Information 2022
These are very important due to security we need students in their change rooms before we open our doors to the public to come and sit in their seats. So please allow time for parking (this will be limited with so many families arriving at the same time.)
ALL students to arrive in their first costume with something covering their outfit (i.e. jacket)!
10.00am Concert is to ARRIVE in their change room from 8.55am – 9.00am (Allow for parking as the markets are being held at the same time)
(Minis will get a separate email about drop off times etc)
1.00 pm Concert is to ARRIVE in their change room from 11.50am -12.00pm.
5.00 pm Concert is to ARRIVE in their change room from 3.50pm – 4.00pm.
This is so we can organise students, practice any last minute touches but also settle the children while making sure everyone is ready and has arrived before we open our doors.
Mini Students only: Please refer to another email regarding your arrival
If you are unsure or have a question to ask please make sure you ask Miss Hayley BEFORE concert day as Miss Hayley will be coordinating backstage on the concert day. WE will be off email from Friday 28th October 2022.
This is important so the children don’t come on stage looking sloppy:
ALL OTHER CLASSES:
WHAT TO WEAR:
YOU MUST be dressed in your costume for your first dance when you are dropped off for the concert. (Refer to your running order)
HATS/GLOVES/BRACES/HEADBANDS/COSTUME GLASSES/LONG SOCKS/TIARAS:
Hats: If you child wears a hat in the concert this needs to be attached with clear elastic otherwise it falls off and distracts the student from their dancing.Do not turn up with no elastic on hats.
Gloves/Long Socks: If you are wearing gloves or long socks please make sure they do not fall down your arm or legs by wearing the same coloured elastic over the top of the glove or sock to keep them in place
Braces: Please adjust the length of your child’s braces before the concert day. For younger students it is a good idea to pin these to their clothing with safety pins as well so it does not distract them while they are dancing
Headbands: If your costume has a headband it must have bobby pins in place. Please place these on the headband before arrival so dressers can help put these in place when the students are getting ready
Costume Glasses: if your costume has glasses please make sure these have elastic to secure them form falling off in your performance
Tiaras: if your costume has a tiara your child needs at least 4 closed bobby pins so backstage crew can secure this in place. Please do not turn up without bobby pins
Please make sure you have the correct shoes. At rehearsal/class there has been a lot of students wearing incorrect shoes.
Please make sure you child has appropriate underwear. Red polkas dots don’t look good under stage lights especially if they are hanging half way down their leg. White or skin colour underwear unless specified.
For some costumes certain underwear has been specified such as costumes that are dresses or have skirts so when the kids jump about it doesn’t look messy with all different colour undies.
Please remember leotards are meant to look like swimming costumes you wouldn’t wear your undies underneath and half way down your leg when you go swimming.
Please check if you have a QUICK CHANGE (5 or less dances in between- unless notified)
If you have a quick change please make sure your costume goes in the correct quick change bucket in dressing room 1 and notify Miss Hayley via email before the concert. It needs to be in a snap lock bag clearly labelled otherwise they will get lost. Please collect your costumes after each concert and re pack before the next concert
IN BETWEEN CONCERTS:
In between the concerts your child will need to be picked up and supervised. We WILL NOT be supervising children in this break as we need to set up for the next concert. Please organise with a parent to pick up your child or work out car pooling.
No parents are allowed backstage or in dressing rooms. This is for safety reasons as well as it unsettles the children.
After many years of concerts and experience we have found it actually makes it more difficult and unsettling for parents that hang around fussing over the children.
We want the students to be ready and in their lines on the side and this can be very hard to organise with lots parents backstage, If there is a problem we will call you over the loud speaker or on your mobile.
WHAT TO PACK:
As each student is in different dances our backstage crew have lists of who to collect for each dance. This may mean brothers and sisters may end up in different dressing rooms so they can be with their class so please pack separate bags for each child
There is to be no photography or videography at the concert. You may be asked to leave if doing so. We have organised a videographer that we use each year to record all concerts and send out through a digital link. This recording will feature ALL 3 concerts and all routines throughout the whole day. As many parents have said in the past it is a great way for students to watch and be inspired by.
PICK UP TIMES:
For parents coming to collect children after the concert we suggest the concert will run for the duration of approximately 1.5 hours Please understand that we cannot give an exact time as it can hard to estimate how long it will take to get younger students on and off the stage etc. So please allow for this time frame give or take the 15 minutes. Students are not allowed to leave without someone to collect them so please make sure you come into the entertainment centre to collect them.
Students can be collected after their performance – some younger students in more than one concert may prefer to be collected after their performance
SIGNING IN AND OUT:
As you can imagine it is a big job with lots of students to sign in and out on the concert day. Please be patient and kind to all our staff. We ask all students to make sure they know prior to the concert day their dressing room number (emailed closer to date). After the concert if parents can come into the dressing room and collect their child/check they have everything and sign out their child on the way out from the dressing room.
Thank you to all the parents for all their help this year in preparation for the concert. This is a great day for the students and I know on behalf of myself and the IDA team we appreciate all their help.
Thanks Miss Hayley
CONCERT DAY CHECKLIST