I hope you all had a great half term! There are a few things that everyone involved in the show need to know. Firstly, I’m sure you don’t need reminding that we are now less than 2 weeks away from our first dress rehearsal! (Frightening)!! All costumes are now completed (just the 1 tap number to sort) and they are going to look fabulous on stage! The tights that you were all asked to order from the costume team have now arrived and will be distributed during classes over the next week – I am told by Michelle that the number of orders from individuals does not match the number of people in the show — if yours have not been ordered it may now be difficult to order them in at the original price!
For those of you who are new to taking
part – here are a few pointers:- On performance nights / afternoons, all pupils under the age of 10 must have a chaperone with them backstage, on the occasions that you may be watching the show it is best to try and organise a ‘rota’ type system with other mums so that you can all enjoy the show at some point! Pre-Primary through to Grade 2 children will use the gym for changing purposes (Please No High Heels)!! Grade 3 and 4 will use the boys changing rooms and grade 5 and above, the girls changing rooms. In today’s ‘health and safety’ conscious times we can no longer provide the make-up service that we used to – everyone is reponsible for their own but please remember that it a ‘stage make-up’ that is required i.e. good strong foundation and blusher, brown eye shadow and strong liner, deep red lipstick, preferably with lip liner. It will look ‘garish’ in normal light but under stage lighting will be fine. Hairstyle :- Pre-Primary Ballet (Thank Heaven for little girls) may have pigtails or if their hair is too short – use the pink alice band that came with the costume to hold it tidily. Everyone else should have a half head french plait so that hair can go in a bun for ballet or ‘half down’ for jazz / modern / tap numbers.
On 24th June Dress Rehearsal, the Church are in the hall until 1.30pm but I am hoping that we will be able to gain access to changing facilities via the gym corridor door so that we can be organised for when the Church leave – – I will confirm this asap. Once we start, we will run the Finale first, then the whole show, this will mean that once the tinies are finished in Thank Heaven, they may go home if they wish. Everyone else of course will be expected to stay thro’ to the end – hopefully around 5pm! Please remember that the costume team will be on hand should any problems arise with costumes.
The running order for the show can be found by selecting ‘Running order Hooked on Dance 2012’ on the home page. It has been checked and double checked but if you find a problem please let me know asap!
Normal lessons for all pupils will continue up to and including Wednesday July 11th — as there is a performance on Friday 13th July there will be no lessons on Sat July 14th. As it is Coffee Day in Croston on Sat July 7th there will be no classes at Trinity St. Michael’s on that day. I am however trying to organise a run through on stage on the morning of July 7th — again I will confirm this as soon as I can get an answer from St. Michael’s at Chorley.
On Saturday June 16th and 23rd there will be no Senior Pointe class at the Ambulance Hall – at 2.50 I have to call everyone in the Oliver sequence to come for an hours rehearsal to run everything in correct order (we’ve not done that at all yet)! If we are to make a success of this, it is essential that everyone who committed to do this attends as, to date it is the biggest concern of the show!! The words for Pick a Pocket have now been added to the song sheets posted on the website before half term — Please learn them if you’re involved!! The Inter foundation ballet and grade 6 modern classes will follow this as from 3.50.
I know that there is a lot to take in here but we are ‘nearly there’. This is the shool’s 43rd year — let’s make sure that we keep up the standard of show that we’ve had in the past!Thank you all for your continued support and hard work — there’s still time to volunteer for help with hair, raffle sales, backstage etc. We really do need all the help we can get!!