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Dance Explosion

Thu 3 Aug – Sat 5 Aug

The curtain rises on our brand-new original show Dance Explosion on August 3 with performances until Sat August 5!

Our talented cast of pupils will entertain audiences with dancing in a wide variety of genres including modern, street dance, lyrical, jazz and musical theatre. From West End showstoppers to modern day melodies – there’s something to suit everyone in this year’s annual concert performances.

We know you are going to love Dance Explosion!

Book at the Nelson Theatre Royal.


Information for Students:


July 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd – (Second week of school holidays) and Saturday 29th July

12pm-1pm Preschool, Primary, Grade 1 (Modern Jazz and Ballet)
1pm- 2pm  Grade 2, 3, 4, 5, and all seniors
2pm-3pm All seniors

Please ensure your child has food, water and something warm to wear for these rehearsals 

If you want to participate in more dances this is your timetable from Week 2 Term 2, until the end of the term. 

Junior modern Jazz classes- Prep, primary, Grade 1.
Monday 3.30-4.15, Tuesday 3.30- 5pm,

Junior Ballet- Preschool, Primary, and Grade 1
3.30-5pm Tuesday

Grade 2 Ballet (Monday and Wednesday groups), and Grade 4 & 5 Ballet

5pm-6pm Tuesday and 5-6pm Wednesday



Rehearsals at Theatre Royal –

Monday 31st Julydress rehearsal from 5pm (time tbc)

Tuesday 1st August: full dress rehearsal from 5pm (times tbc)

Wednesday 2nd August- night off. seniors on call – time tbc

Thursday 3rd August – opening night! Arrive at 6pm, show at 7pm, leave theatre approximately 8.30pm (pre school, primary, grade 1 home at half time, 7.45pm)

Friday 4thSaturday 5th – same as Thursday, (preschool, primary, grade 1 stay for finale Saturday)

Saturday 5th matinee- arrive at theatre at 12.30pm, show at 1pm, leave theatre at approximately 3pm (pre school, primary, grade 1 stay for finale)


All families are invited to a function after the final show on Saturday night for an informal get together/celebration. Drinks and bar snacks will be available to purchase (venue to be confirmed)


Monday 31st July and Sunday 6th August – pack in and out of the theatre.


Classes will recommence week 3 (which is the week after the show)

Exam dates end of November- beginning of December.


HELP!! Each age group has a coordinator who will liaise with us and you to make sure everyone has what they need and are informed of any changes. There will also be a small team of parents working with the coordinators to share the load.

Some of the jobs will be: phoning families to notify them of changes, labelling costumes, fitting students into costumes, sewing (machine and hand stitching jobs)… Please let Peta or myself know if you can help asap.

There will also be a roster of backstage helpers for theatre rehearsals and shows put up closer to the time. Jobs such as side of stage, runners, dressing room, sign in desk, security… Please have a think about what dates might suit you to help on show week.

These shows cannot happen without parent help. Thanks in advance for helping make this show happen


SHOW FEES are due second week of term. $40 per junior student, $60 per senior.  Registration forms will be distributed this week. Please bring cash or cheque along to class. NO direct debits for show fees please.

Please note participation in the show is not compulsory. It is a big commitment, please consider carefully before registering your child. Show fees are not refundable.


Our goal is for students and their families to have a positive experience while being exposed to a professional theatre setting. We are ALWAYS kind to the young students and demand that any helpers are too which makes for a safe and happy environment. This comes first before having polished dances Winking face I’m sure any families who have been involved in the past will agree that being part of our shows makes the most wonderful memories and friendships.

Thanks for reading, I know it’s a lot of info! Just let us know if you have any questions.

Yours in dance, Peta

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