PRODUCTION 2019

End of Year Production

We are so excited to be bringing you “Time to Play“.  Join the fun as we weave our way through some of our favourite pastimes. From classic family boardgames, and our most memorable school yard amusements through to the dawning of digital entertainment, take a journey through our take on some of your favourite recreational activities!

NB: Ready, Set Dance (RSD); Magical Movement (MM)  & Lets Dance L1 (LDL1); Primary & Lets Dance L2 (LDL2); Grade 1: your requirements are different to the main school please scroll down now to the tab at the bottom (named as above) for all your information.  Please note: be sure you purchase your tickets early to ensure you get seats to the show your child is performing in – they do sell out quickly & there are no reservations.

GENERAL PRODUCTION INFO AT A GLANCE:

  • VENUE & DATES:
    • Venue:                         
      • Te Whaea Theatre (NZ School of Dance) 11 Hutchinson Road, Newtown.  (Map:  Te Whaea Theatre)
    • Theatre Rehearsals: 
      • Thursday 5 December from 3.30pm
      • Friday 6 December from 3.30pm
    • Dress Rehearsal Show:  
      • Friday 6 December 6.00pm – 8.30pm approx.
    • Shows:
      • Saturday 7 December 2.00pm – 4.15pm (approx.); 6.00pm – 8.15pm (approx)
      • Sunday 8 December 2.00pm – 4.15pm; 6.00pm – 8.45pm (incl Prizegiving)
  • PAPERLESS PROGRAMME: The link to download the programme will be available soon – keep an eye on your emails and social media for updates to when it is live.
  • SHOWS & TIMES: Due to the high demand of tickets, we will once again be doing 4 shows.  Our show times will remain the same as last year: 2pm for the matinee on each day and 6pm for the evening performances.
  • TICKETING: The booking site is now live: please click here to purchase.  Please Note: Last year tickets did sell out very quickly, so be sure to get in quick to secure your preferred show.  Choose wisely as there are no exchanges or refunds.
  • PRODUCTION PARTICIPATION ENROLMENT / MODEL RELEASE: All students must enrol to participate via their portal. This enrolment loads the Production fee and is the model release for the show (please see the “Ticketing, Participation Enrolment & Model Release” tab for full details) .  Click here  to login to your portal account.
  • SHOW RECORDING & PHOTOGRAPHY: The shows will be filmed by Stellar Studios and will be available to download via Movitae.  Our official photographer is Infinite Monkeys who will have photos available for purchase.
  • SOME REMINDERS: 
    • This is a huge weekend for all concerned at a busy time of year so please keep extracurricular activities to a minimum. BUT it is a positive and rewarding experience for the dancers & a wonderful way to end the dance year. It is also a really important opportunity for the younger dancers to see and be inspired by what “lies ahead” watching their older counterparts on stage, and to show their families how much they have achieved this year.
    • Dancing is a team sport, just like netball or football, so it is key for the success of the team that everyone makes all the practices, and is there for every performance. If your child is unable to commit to this then please let us know.
    • Please check each of the tabs below for all the information, categorised for your convenience. Also check out our News Page “Dates to Remember” to see all the dates in calendar format.
    • And finally…..… just a reminder that the Production brings the dancing year to a close! There are no classes after the Production weekend.

Many thanks in advance for all your co-operation and help. We hope you are all as excited as we are about the production, and look forward to seeing you at the show!

Regards,

Marina, Natalie & the Teachers.

Ticketing, Production Enrolment & Model Release
Costumes Information, Rehearsal /Show Schedules & Notes
Backstage Access, Helpers & Sign In/Sign Out Process
Venue Information & Helpful Hints
Show Running Order
Ready Set Dance, Magical Movement, Lets Dance L1 & L2, Primary, Grade 1 (ONLY) Production Info
Ticketing, Production Enrolment & Model Release

Ticket Orders

All tickets (not including complimentary dancer tickets) will be able to be purchased through the link below.  Seating at the Theatre is limited so please get in quick to avoid disappointment, especially our Ready, Set Dance, Magical Movement/ Lets Dance L1 & 2/ Primary & Grade 1 students who are only performing in one or two shows.

  • How To Order: Tickets can be booked online: please click here to book.
  • Dancer’s Complimentary Ticket: We offer one complimentary ticket for each dancer to watch one show as we feel that it is highly important for the younger students to watch and be inspired by our senior school. You can order your dancer comp ticket through the portal (NOT with general ticket ticket sales).
    • This Comp ticket is:
      • For dancers dancing in Act 1 or 2 only to watch the remainder of the show, or for dancers dancing in Act 3 only to watch Act 1.
      • Valid for one show only.
      • Dancer comps are non transferable to other family members.
      • Included in the Production Fee ( see below).
      • Seating on the dancers’ mats situated in front of the auditorium seating. Due to the restricted seating in this venue all dancer complimentary ticket holders will be seated on mats in front of the audience. Dancers will be taken to this area by backstage staff in the interval after they have finished dancing. At the end of the show dancers will be taken backstage and signed out in the normal manner (please see backstage access and sign in/sign out process section).
    • N.B If you wish your child to sit with you in the auditorium then please purchase them a ticket for a seat through the box office.
  • Ticket Prices:
    • Adults and College Students $30
    • Preschool / Primary & Intermediate Children $20
  • Seating: There is no allocated seating. Auditorium doors open at 1.30pm for the Matinees and 5.30pm for the Evening shows.
  • Mobility Issues: if you are bringing someone who has mobility issues please let us know via e-mail as soon as possible.

Production Participation Enrolment (incl Model Release) & Fees

  • What is the Production Participation Enrolment? Each student who wishes to perform in the show must enrol via the portal.
  • Model Release: By enrolling your child in the production, you are acknowledging that you understand the show is being professionally filmed by Stellar Videos and photographed by Infinite Monkeys Photography.  These may be used in advertising or promotional material for either Stellar Videos, Infinite Monkeys or LOD Dance Studios.  If you have any concerns about this, please email us, and we can add a specific note on your child’s enrolment.
  • What is the Production Fee? The fee is the cost for each student to participate in the show and is payable to L.O.D. It helps cover all Production costs: costumes, venue hire, sound, lighting & floor hire, technical & dress rehearsals time, filming, and also the dancer’s comp ticket.
  • How Much? There is one fee payable per student and is determined by the number of dance genres they dance at the studio (e.g. ballet / jazz / tap / contemporary / hip hop / commercial dance).
    • Production Fees are as follows:
      • Junior School: Ready Set Dance / Magical Movement / Lets Dance L1 & 2 / Primary / Grade 1 students ONLY: $20
      • All other students:
        • 1 genre: $40
        • 2 genres: $45
        • 3+ genres: $55
  • Enrolment, Production Fee, Dancer Comp, & Payment Step by Step Guide:
    • To enrol, please login to your portal account here and follow the steps below:
      1. Click on “Enrol in a Class” – “Time to Play 2019”.
      2. Click on “Week” to view as week on the top right side of your screen.  Choose the week of the show to view (12/2/19 – 12/8/19).  If you view as month, you will need to click on “More” at the bottom of the date to see all the fee options.
      3. Enrol in your correct Production fee (as outlined above).  All Production fees are loaded under date: Friday Dec 6.
      4. Enrol for a Dance Comp ticket in your preferred performance time.
      5. Please pay fee to LOD Dance Studios (no cheques):
        • 06-0574-0222526-00

Video Download & Photo orders

The full show is both videoed and photographed and is a wonderful record of the Production! (See Model Release section above for image permission).

  • Show Video Download: This year every participating child will be able to download the video file of the show in HD!  This will be available in the new year via Movitae.  More info about accessing this once it is live will be given out in the new year.
  • Photos: Infinite Monkeys Photography will be taking photos during the Production weekend. These will be available to view and order via link after the show.
  • NB: No other photography or videoing is allowed in the Auditorium.
Costumes Information, Rehearsal /Show Schedules & Notes

Costumes Information, Rehearsal /Show Schedules & Notes

Costume information:

  • Costumes are provided by & are the property of L.O.D.
  • Costume list. This will be available prior to the Sunday rehearsal on Dec 1.
  • Studio Dress Rehearsal 1 Dec is very important so we can assess:
    • How well students quick changes will work;
    • Whether or not the costumes need any further sewing alterations;
    • If any costumes need any further development;
    • If any costumes are not going to work effectively in the way they need to.

    For these reasons, it is important your child attends the rehearsal in full costume (including their hair) as outlined in the costume list.  There may be changes that need to be made after Sunday, depending on the success of the rehearsal – anyone affected will be notified prior to the show.

  • Costume Boxes:  Students will need to bring a box to keep all their costume items in ( e.g hair clips, dance shoes etc).  Please deliver to the Studio the week beginning 25 November – they must be there by Sunday 1 December. This box needs to be:
    • Named (If it is decorated please leave space for a label to be stuck on).
    • Shoe Box Size for students doing one or two items.
    • Slightly bigger for students doing 3 or more items.
    • All boxes must have a lid that can be closed once the costumes are inside.
    • Left at the Studio on 1st Dec to be transported to the Theatre.
    • Taken home after the last performance with own belongings only inside. Leave all costume items behind (you don’t need to wash these).
  • Costume Transportation: All costume boxes and costumes, including students’ own required uniform, will be left at the studio after the rehearsal on 1 Dec. All costumes are transported to the theatre by backstage helpers and remain there for the duration of the show. Please make sure any uniform items are washed prior & that all students bring a change of clothes to leave the rehearsal in.  Students may wear mufti clothing for the last week’s classes if their uniform is part of their costume.
  • Lost Property: Please remind your child to take everything that is theirs home after the last performance. Any items left behind after the last show will be bagged up and returned to the studio where you will be able to collect them at some stage when the studio re-opens in 2020.  Anything not collected after this point will be donated to charity.

Rehearsal Information & Schedules/ Show Schedules:

Please remember:

  • Finish Times Indicative Only: As you can appreciate, with so many variables involved in the rehearsal process, finish times are indicative only. Delays can occur, often beyond our control, so we ask for your patience. On Thursday, you are welcome to sit in the auditorium to watch the rehearsals until your child is finished as collection will be from there. The dress rehearsal is a full show run not open to the public.  If tickets sell out to the shows, we may open the Dress Rehearsal for ticket purchases.
  • Parent Volunteers: Our parent volunteers are not responsible for any timing issues so any concerns regarding this should be directed to Marina or Natalie. We are very aware of how tiring the show is on the younger children and will do all we can to allow them to leave rehearsals as promptly as possible.
  • Only Authorised helpers are allowed entry back stage.
Backstage Access, Helpers & Sign In/Sign Out Process

Backstage Access, Helpers & Sign in/Sign out Process

  • Backstage Access: For the safety of all and the smooth running behind the scenes, only authorised dressing room helpers will be allowed entry during rehearsals and shows.
  • Backstage Helpers: Over the weekend parent help is needed backstage in the dressing rooms, at the sign in/out desk, and in the theatre (ushering).
    • Information about what these jobs entail & the time required can be found here.
    • Please click here to sign up to help. A form will also be up soon at the Studio.  You are welcome to email our Backstage co-ordinator Nicole directly with any questions.
  • Sewing Helpers: We normally organise a sewing bee at our Sunday rehearsals for costume sewing and alterations so please let us know if you can help.  We have an ironing board and iron at the Studio and will have any necessary cottons that are needed.  If you have particular sewing skills and could assist with sewing of group costumes, please do get in touch!
  • Sign in/Sign out of Dancers: To ensure we can keep track of all the students we require them to be signed in and out of all rehearsals and performances at the Production venue.
    • There will be sign in/out tables set up in the foyer which will have students listed in alphabetical order.
    • Upon arrival, students must be signed in to go backstage/enter the auditorium, and must be signed out when collected after their performance.
    • If students are using their dancer comp ticket, they won’t need to be signed out until the end of the show.
    • If you have bought a ticket for them to sit with you, they will need to be signed out at the end of the act they have performed in and taken back into the auditorium with you.
  • Return time for evening performances: There are two performances on each day. If you and your child are not watching the matinee you are free to leave when you collect your child as long as you return by the evening performance arrival time which is 5.00pm.
  • Food: We advise that students have a substantial meal before their arrival times on Saturday & Sunday as there will be no time to eat between rehearsals and the matinee shows. For students who are watching a matinee we suggest they bring a ‘packed lunch’ to eat in between the shows as they will need to go straight backstage to prepare for the evening performance.

ONLY HEALTHY SNACKS & WATER are allowed backstage. NO EATING in costumes. NO Chewing Gum.

Venue Information & Helpful Hints

Venue Information & Helpful Hints

  • There is a large free car parking area at this venue.
  • There is a large enclosed foyer area in front of the theatre. This is accessible to other Te Whaea users.
  • A Te Whaea employee is always on the premises while we are there.
  • Organise car-pooling with fellow class members for drop off and pick-ups. We can put you in touch with parents.
  • Organise care for younger siblings during rehearsal times – this definitely eases stress levels.
  • Keep extracurricular activities to a minimum the weekend of the show so the dancers can have ‘full energy’ to enjoy their dance experience.
Show Running Order

Show Running Order

  • Please click here for the current show running order: Running Order 2019 not currently available
  • Please note that this is subject to change and a final version will be loaded after the full Studio dress rehearsal to make sure all quick costume changes are workable.
Ready Set Dance, Magical Movement, Lets Dance L1 & L2, Primary, Grade 1 (ONLY) Production Info

End of Year Production

We are so excited to be bringing you “Time to Play“! Join the fun as we weave our way through some of our favourite pastimes. From classic family boardgames, and our most memorable school yard amusements through to the dawning of digital entertainment, take a journey through our take on some of your favourite recreational activities!

NB: Ready, Set Dance / Magical Movement / Lets Dance L1 & 2 / Primary / Grade 1: Please make sure you purchase your tickets early to ensure you get seats to the show your child is performing in – they do sell out quickly & there are no reservations.

GENERAL PRODUCTION INFO AT A GLANCE:

  • VENUE & DATES:
    • Venue:                         
      • Te Whaea Theatre (NZ School of Dance) 11 Hutchinson Road, Newtown.  (Map:  Te Whaea Theatre)
    • Shows:
      1. Saturday 7 December
        • Matinee Show: 2.00pm – 4.30pm (approx.)
          • Performing classes: All Magical Movement (MM) & Let’s Dance Level 1 (LDL1) (as Matinee Starter); Primary & Let’s Dance L2 (in Act 1)
        • Evening Show: 6.00pm – 8.30pm (approx. Act 1 approx finish 6.40pm)
          • Performing classes: Primary & Let’s Dance L2
      2. Sunday 8 December
        • Matinee Show: 2.00pm – 4.30pm (approx.)
          • Performing classes: Ready Set Dance (RSD) (as Matinee Starter); Grade 1 (in Act 1)
        • Evening Show: 6.00pm – 8.30pm (approx. Act 1 approx finish 6.40pm)
          • Performing classes: Grade 1
  • PROGRAMME: This year we are once again staying paperless with our programme. The link to download the programme will be available soon – keep an eye on your emails and social media for updates to when it is live.
  • SHOWS & TIMES: Due to the high demand of tickets, we will once again be doing 4 shows.  Our show times will remain the same as last year: 2pm for the matinee on each day and 6pm for the evening performances.
  • TICKETING: The booking site is now live, please click here to purchase.  Please Note: Last year tickets did sell out very quickly, so be sure to get in quick to secure your preferred show.  Choose wisely as there are no exchanges or refunds.
  • PRODUCTION PARTICIPATION ENROLMENT / MODEL RELEASE: All students must enrol to participate via their portal. This enrolment includes the Production fee and agreement to the Model release for the show (please see the “Ticketing, Participation Enrolment & Model Release” tab for full details) .  Click here  to login to your portal account.
  • SHOW RECORDING & PHOTOGRAPHY: The shows will be filmed by Stellar Studios and will be available to download via Movitae.  Our official photographer is Infinite Monkeys who will have photos available for purchase.
  • REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULES:  Please click on the class name below for all the relevant information regarding your child’s class group.  The info will include the day they are performing, their rehearsal times prior to and on the day of the performance, and their schedule for the performance day.
  • COSTUME LISTS: 
  • Students will be fitted for their costumes during their Sunday rehearsal.  After this, they will leave their costume in their named shoebox (please bring to the rehearsal), including any uniform items they might need.  Please make sure any uniform items are washed prior to Sunday & that all students bring a change of clothes to leave Sunday’s rehearsal in.  Students may wear mufti clothing for the last week’s classes if their uniform is part of their costume.  The boxes will be packed and taken to the theatre by our crew.
    • READY SET DANCE: instead of a Studio costume, our RSD dancers are welcome to wear their own favourite dance outfit!
  • SOME REMINDERS: 
    • This is a huge weekend for all concerned at a busy time of year so please keep extracurricular activities to a minimum. BUT it is a positive and rewarding experience for the dancers & a wonderful way to end the dance year. It is also a really important opportunity for the younger dancers to see and be inspired by what “lies ahead” watching their older counterparts on stage, and to show their families how much they have achieved this year.
    • Dancing is a team sport, just like netball or football, so it is key for the success of the team that everyone makes all the practices, and is there for every performance. If your child is unable to commit to this then please let us know.
    • Please check our News Page  “Dates to Remember” to see all the dates in calendar format.
    • And finally…..… just a reminder that the Production brings the dancing year to a close! There are no classes after the Production weekend.

Many thanks in advance for all your co-operation and help. We hope you are all as excited as we are about the production, and we look forward to seeing you at the show!

Regards,

Marina, Natalie & the Teachers.

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