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Show information
& parental consent form

This is all the information about Susan's Danstudio show procedure & will hopefully answer any questions you may have. Please read through all the information even if you have done a show before as some things have changed.

 

Dates

Dress rehearsal: Sunday 10th April 2022 at the University drama studio, Shearwood Road, Broomhall, Sheffield S10 2TD. Schedule to be confirmed closer to the time.

This rehearsal is compulsory.

 

Performances:

 

Monday 11th 7.00pm evening performance.

Tuesday 12th 7.00pm evening performance.

Wednesday 13th 7.00pm evening performance.

Thursday 14th 2:30pm matinee performance & 7.00pm evening performance.

 

For the evening performances, children will be required to sign in from 6.00pm but no later than 6.30pm. 

 

For the matinee performance on the Thursday, children will be required to sign in from 1.30pm but no later than 2.00pm.

 

Parental Consent Form

You will need to fill out an individual consent form for your child/children to participate in the show. Please read the information below and press continue to fill out the form on the next page. Please inform us whether or not your child will be participating in the show by Wednesday 12th January. To secure your child’s participation in the show you will need to pay the £15 non-refundable costume deposit either via bank transfer or in person. Your child's place in the show will not be guaranteed until we have received your deposit. The £15 deposit will be taken off your costume bill. 

 

Account name: Susan’s Danstudio limited

Account number: 61875973

Sort code: 40-17-15

Ticket Sales

Tickets will be available to purchase via the 'Events' page on our website. We will inform everyone via the usual social media and email channels when they are on sale. If you have a child watching the performance under the age of 3 you will not need a ticket for them unless you would like a seat for them.

Show video

The show will be filmed on Tuesday evening by a professional videographer. This video will only be available to purchase by pupils of Susan's Danstudio. More information on how to purchase your copy will be available closer to the time.

 

General Information 

 

  • All children in the school will be involved in the show unless they express the wish not to.

 

  • Work will start in class from the time all show slips are returned and it will be important for all children to miss as few classes as possible, as this can have a negative effect on the learning of the dances. When learning show routines, the whole class have to work together as a team and it can cause problems if pupils are continually missing from classes.

 

  • The show is a big operation for which we have to have strict rules. These rules MUST be adhered to for the show to run smoothly and safely and we appreciate your co-operation.

 

  • Pupils will do one dance per subject they take (i.e if you do ballet and tap you will do 2 dances).

  • There will be a costume required for each dance. Please read on for costume details. 

 

  • If your child is only in the first half of the show, they will need to be collected at the interval. Children may not be collected whilst the show is in progress due to safety & security reasons. Children will not require a ticket to watch the 2nd half of the show unless you would like a seat for them. 

      

  • If any of your child's dances are in the second half of the show, they will be involved in the finale but will not need an extra costume for this.

 

  • All classes will have a class organiser and this is the person that you need to speak to regarding costumes for your child’s dances, not the class teacher. Organiser's will make themselves known to your class & give you a contact number or email address. If you would like to be an Organiser please speak to a member of staff to collect some information or to put your name down. We rely heavily on parent helpers in order for us to put on our show. If you can help in any capacity, it would be greatly appreciated.  

 

  • The teachers and shop staff are not always able to answer your show questions right away, any queries you may have can be sent via email to info@susansdanstudio.co.uk or to our Facebook page. We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

 

  • All children must be chaperoned at rehearsals and performances by parent volunteers. If you would like to be a chaperone please see a member of staff to collect any information or to put your name down.

 

  • It is the responsibility of the parents to get their children to and from rehearsals and performances at the required times.

 

  • Nobody (except Organisers, Chaperones, Staff and Students) is allowed into the changing rooms. 

 

Costume Information

 

Costumes will be organised by the school but parents pay for them and then keep them afterwards.

​We are aware that lots of pupils already have unused costumes from the previous show. We will try to use these costumes where we can, we may do a swap with another class to make full use of them all and save on cost.

 

The approximate new costume cost will be £25 to £30 including all accessories, hopefully many costumes will cost less than this and we will endeavour to keep the cost as low as possible. This price margin is just a guideline for you to budget.

 

Sequins and fastenings may need to be sewn onto costumes when you receive them. This may be for sizing reasons so that everyone's costumes fit correctly.

 

All costumes and shoes require name labels or the name written inside to prevent mix ups. 

 

All rehearsals and performances will be in full costume unless you are told otherwise, so please make sure sequins, fastenings etc are ready for the dress rehearsal. 

 

You will receive your costume information for each individual dance from the class Organiser.

 

You will receive a costume list and it is your responsibility to make sure you have all items on this list.

 

Costumes will only be given out when they have been paid for in full with no exceptions.

 

Once you receive your costume it is important not to let your child play in it at home beforehand so it remains in good condition for the show performances. 

 

If you require any ballet/tap shoes or tights for the show please order them in advance to avoid stock issues. These are not included in the costume price.

 

Costumes may be paid for in instalments whenever you choose. Your payments will be recorded onto your account. Please keep all receipts for your own records.

 

Chaperone Information 

 

All chaperones must be a registered chaperone. If you wish to be a chaperone we will talk you through the registration process.

 

The Role of a Chaperone:

 

  • To look after children in the changing rooms at rehearsals and performances. 

  • To make sure children in their care are dressed in the correct costume and are ready when required. 

  • To accompany children to the toilet. 

  • Chaperones may not leave rehearsals and performances until all of the children in their care have been collected.

  • Susan's Danstudio operates a child protection policy and therefore requires all chaperones to be registered and able to provide us with their license number. (Please speak to Susan if you would like more information on this).

  • Chaperones are not permitted backstage at rehearsals or performances. Only the stage crew and organisers should be backstage at any time.

  • Chaperones must not bring any other friends or family members in the changing room that are not involved in the show. This is for child protection and fire & safety regulations.

  • You will not be required to chaperone every night.

If you have any further questions or are unsure of something please don't hesitate to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q. If my child is only involved in the first half of the show can I take them home after their dance is finished?

A. You may collect your child at the Interval, if you are watching the show that night and would like to watch the 2nd half, you will not need a ticket for the child you've collected unless you want a seat for them.

 

Q. Can I help my child get ready when I'm watching the show?

A. Only the child's chaperone may help children to get ready. No one is permitted in the changing room other than the chaperones and organisers once the show has started. This is for the security and safety of the children.

 

Q. If I am a male relative, can I be a chaperone?

A. Unfortunately we are only able to have female chaperones due to the majority of students being female. If you would like to be involved with the show you can enquire about becoming a steward at the performances.

 

Q. Can I watch the show if I am a chaperone or class organiser?

A. Yes you can, but you will need to arrange cover for the night that you are watching with another chaperone or organiser, please speak to Susan to arrange this.

 

Q. Where is the University Drama Studio?

A. The address for the venue is Shearwood Road, Broomhall, Sheffield S10 2TD.

 

Q.Is there a car park nearby?

A. There is a multi-storey car park across the road, opposite the children’s hospital.

 

Q. Will my child be provided with food and drink at the rehearsal & performances? 

A. You will be responsible for making sure your child has food & drinks available to them. Please don't give children inappropriate food or drinks which may stain their costumes.

 

Q. Will my child be involved in the finale?

A. Only if they have a dance in the second half of the show.

 

Q. What time does the show start and finish?

A. The show starts at 7.00pm and finishes at approximately 8.45pm. The Matinee will start at 2.30pm & finish at approximately 4.15pm.

 

Q. What time do we have to bring children for the performances?

A. You will need to arrive between 6-6.30pm for the evening performances and 1.30-2.00pm for the matinee performance.

 

Q. What happens with my deposit? 

A. This goes towards your show costume payments. If you only have one costume and it is less than the deposit payment, you will be refunded for the difference.

 

Q. What if I have paid my deposit and my child decides they do not want to participate in the show. Will I be given my show deposit back?

A. You will not be refunded this deposit. If a costume has already been ordered for your child, you will be able to take your child's costume if it covers the cost.

 

Q. If I arrive late for the performance will it start without me? 

A. The show will start at 7.00pm regardless of any latecomers (be them performers or audience members).​

Q. Will I need a ticket for my baby?

A. No, you will not need a ticket for a baby. Children under 3 may watch the show free of charge (unless you require a seat for them).