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2018 SHOW – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

For Dress rehearsal and Show performances (Thurs, Fri, Sat evenings) your child will be required at Wykham Hall, Banbury School at 6.00pm. Babies and Pre-Juveniles at 6.30pm (The show starts at 7.30pm – but we need time to get all the children dressed).  They will be looked after by chaperones until they are ready to be collected.  The babies and Pre-Juvenile always perform nearer the beginning of the first half so that they can be collected at 7.45pm.   The children in Preparatory, Primary & Grade 1 classes can be collected at the interval (approx. 8.30pm).   If your child is staying till the finale, or you are watching the show then they can remain with their chaperones in the dressing rooms until the show is over.  They are not allowed to join you in the theatre whilst the show is performing. If your child is only in the first half and not joining in the end finale you may collect them in the interval to join you to watch the second half. But! They MUST have their own seat.  Due to Health and Safety and Fire Regulations they are not allowed to sit on your lap and watch the show. The show will finish approx. 9.45pm. (10pm Saturday evening)

SATURDAY MATINEE

For the Matinee your child will be required at 12.00pm.  (The show starts at 2.00pm). The babies and Pre-Juvenile can be collected at 2.15pm. The children in Preparatory, Primary & Grade 1 classes can be collected at the interval (approx. 3.00pm). The show will finish approx. 4.15pm. All children need to be back for 6pm for the evening performance.    

Every performance the children will be “logged in” and the younger ones taken to their dressing rooms by a chaperone or older student.  If you have a problem with your child being handled by a chaperone (this will involve getting them dressed and undressed) please let me know. When they leave they will be “checked out” directly to you unless you have given us permission for them to be collected by another Adult. Any Child under 16yrs will not be allowed to go unless collected from the collection point. Please appreciate that this takes time and you may have to wait for your child to be collected from the dressing room and brought to you.  All chaperones and associates of the school will be wearing named badges for identification purposes. Please ensure that we have your current contact details, including a mobile number if you have one. It is important that these are up-to-date in case we need to contact you during the show.

For the dress rehearsal and performances, please send your child with a small bag named (to put their clothes in), a hairbrush and a comb. It helps if your child wears the minimal amount of clothing when they come to the theatre. All nail varnish must have been removed. All students must not wear any jewellery to the show. They may bring books, quiet games, etc. to keep them occupied when not on stage. Please note we will not be responsible for any personal items that are lost. Please do not send felt tips, chocolate or fizzy drinks with them.  Drinks and biscuits will be provided.   

REHEARSAL/SHOW DATES

Sunday 27th May at Wykham Hall Full run through of the show
Tuesday 29th May at Wykham Hall Full run through of the show
Wednesday 30th May at Wykham Hall Dress Rehearsal
Thursday 31st May at Wykham Hall Show performance
Friday 1st June at Wykham Hall Show performance
Saturday 2nd June at Wykham Hall Show performance (Matinee/evening)

TECH & FULL RUN THROUGH – SUNDAY 27TH MAY AT WYKHAM HALL

Please be at Wykham Hall by 3.00pm. We will start the run through at 3.30pm sharp. The children need to wear their uniform and bring their dancing shoes with them (again if needed).  The babies and Pre-Juvenile can be collected at 4.15pm The Primary and Grade 1 children can be collected at 6.00pm. Once the children have danced they will be allowed to watch the rehearsal until we finish which will estimate will be approx. 8.30pm. Parents will not be able to enter the hall during the rehearsal and we hope not to run late but please be patient!

FULL REHEARSAL – TUESDAY 29th MAY AT WYKHAM HALL

Please be at Wykham Hall by 6.00pm. We will start the run through at 7.00pm sharp. The children need to wear their uniform and bring their dancing shoes with them (again if needed).  The babies, Pre-Juvenile and Preparatory Ballet and Tap will not need to come to this rehearsal. The Primary and Grade 1 children can be collected at 8.00pm. Parents will not be able to enter the hall during the rehearsal and we hope not to run late but please be patient!

PHOTO’S AND DVD’s

The children will be photographed in their costumes throughout the show week. These photos and the ones taken on the 20th May will be available to buy on a disc a couple of weeks after the show. A DVD of the show recorded by AVP Studios will be taken on the Saturday matinee. Orders to buy the DVD can be placed during the show in the foyer. Should you have any objections to your child being photographed or filmed, please let me know.

TICKETS

Tickets are now available to you and the public from ANKERS & PARTNERS, 31, High Street, Banbury OX16 5ER. Tickets cost £10 Adults, £8 Children (16yrs and under)/OAP. Please don`t leave it till the last minute if you have not got yours as they will sell. Ankers have asked that when purchasing tickets from them, please pay by cash.

CHAPERONES

If you are willing to help Chaperone at the show please could you let your child`s teacher know, send me a text or email what performances (including Sunday 27th rehearsal and the dress rehearsal) you can do. This job involves looking after a group of children, getting them dressed ready for their dances, and those that can, help do make-up and hair. Depending on what group you have there will also be trips to the toilets. For this job we will need your patience and co-operation. You will need to be at the theatre at the exact time as the children. On Sunday 27th May there will be a meeting in the foyer at Wykham at 2.15pm where you will then be shown back stage and where you will be appointed (You may bring your children with you at this time). We appreciate you may not be able to do every performance. Can I point out it will be very unlikely you will look after your own child as from experience this does not work. There will be a rotor planned out before the week, can I ask that you kindly go by this and stay with the children you have been appointed to throughout the show. If you are not happy with what you have been assigned to, please let me know and I will adjust it or take you off the list.

FRONT OF HOUSE

I have been asked that if there are any parents who would prefer to help front of house before the show and in the interval on any of the performances please could you get in touch with Janet Phipps on 01295 250948.

Janet also asks if anyone would like to kindly donate a Raffle prize for the raffle, Please bring them into the Academy on your child`s lesson or any of the extra rehearsals. Many thanks    

If you have any questions or queries or are concerned about anything, please contact me on sharon2green@hotmail.co.uk

MISS SHARON

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