Our annual end-of-year concert is a great way to showcase the talent we have at Dance Habit. It also rewards students for their hard work by giving them the opportunity to dance on stage for their loved ones. The concert is not compulsory, but we strongly encourage participation as it is a truly wonderful experience for all involved. Together, we create memories that will be treasured for a lifetime. The excitement and magic generated by our end-of-year concert is second to none!
We have carefully prepared the following for you. Please read thoroughly and let us know if you have any questions.
2018 CONCERT THEME
We are so excited to announce our theme this year:
THIS IS ME – An exploration of identity, community and our world
(Also a Tribute to The Greatest Showman!)
IS THIS YOUR FIRST CONCERT WITH US?
For first-time dance parents, we promise the preparation is worth it. We’ll be there every step of the way, so you know exactly what’s required (and when). Take a look at the DVD playing in the lounge (our 2017 concert) to get some insight into the event and don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions at any time!
WHEN IS THE CONCERT?
- Sunday 25 November, 2.30pm; and
- Sunday 25 November, 6.00pm
There is also a compulsory dress rehearsal at the venue for all students on Tuesday 20 November.
To be eligible to participate in the concert, all students (except Prep to Grade 2 students) must perform in both concerts. We do two concerts for our Middle School because:
- We want to ensure all parents have the opportunity to see their child perform (we may not have enough seats in just one show and we require parent help backstage, which is a role that can then be shared);
- The children love being on stage and they work so hard in the lead up that it makes perfect sense to double the enjoyment;
- All dancers learn choreography as a group, which means each student has a special place within their dance and they rely on one another during the performance.
Prep, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students only dance in one concert. Please see below to confirm which concert your child will dance in.
2.30pm concert only
Dance Fundamentals (Wednesday class)
Dance Fundamentals (Saturday class)
Grade 1-2 Contemporary
6.00pm concert only
Grade 1-2 Ballet
Grade 1-2 Jazz (Tuesday class)
Grade 1-2 Jazz (Saturday class)
Grade 1-2 Tap
Grade 1-2 Hip Hop/Acro Fusion (Wednesday class)
Grade 1-2 Hip Hop (Thursday class)
Grade 1-2 Hip Hop/Acro Fusion (Saturday class)
Prep to Grade 1 Hip Hop/Acro Fusion (Friday class)
DRESS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Students are required to attend a compulsory dress rehearsal. No dress rehearsal = no concert.
Dress rehearsal is held at the Clocktower Centre in full hair and costume. Most students will have their dress rehearsal on Tuesday 20 November, but some are on concert day. Please click on the link below to find the day and time your child is required. Be sure to put your rehearsal time/s in the calendar now! If you have any questions, please ask.
CONCERT DAY SCHEDULE
To minimise student time on site, we have different arrival times on concert day. Please click on the link below to find the time your child is required and be sure to put your time/s in the calendar now!
Click below for the order in which each class will dance at the concert.
Students in multiple items should check the running order and note any quick changes. If you have any concerns about the running order, let us know. Students who are only dancing in one Act (half) of the concert may buy a ticket/seat to watch the Act (half) that they are not dancing in. Note that Performer Tickets cannot be purchased online, only at the Box Office via phone or in person.
COSTUMES AND HAIR
Costumes are purchased on your behalf and yours to keep after the event. There are some items (e.g. tights) that need to be purchased by you (parents). Please click the link below and scroll down until you find your class to confirm these details. It is important that all costume items are purchased well before dress rehearsal!
- How to do a Ballet Bun Tutorial
- How to do a Low Bun with Centre Part Tutorial
- How to do a High Pony Tail and Plait Tutorial
WHERE IS THE CONCERT HELD?
At the beautiful Moonee Ponds Clocktower Centre. We are very lucky to have an annual booking at this theatre – it is very special.
WHAT ARE THE TICKET PRICES AND HOW DO I ORDER?
Tickets go on sale at 9.00AM on FRIDAY 26 October
Ticket sales are managed directly by the Clocktower Centre Box Office. You will be able to book online HERE or by phoning the Box Office on (03) 9243 9191. There are no limits per family and it will be first-in, first-served. This means that we will take no responsibility should tickets sell out.
Ticket prices reflect the cost to hire a professional theatre venue. Prices are $35 for adults, $27 for concession card holders and full time students and $15 for children and performers. Only those dancing in one Act (half) of the concert are eligible to purchase a performer ticket, which is the same price as a Child ticket this year.
Special Ticket Notes:
- Students who are only dancing in Act 1 must be collected from the dressing room at intermission. Please purchase your dancer a Child Ticket to join you in the audience for Act 2.
- Students who are only dancing in Act 2 may check in to the dressing room early. Alternatively you can purchase a Child Ticket for them to watch the first Act with you. Please ensure they are fully dressed and ready for their dance and check in to the dressing room promptly at intermission if choosing this option.
- Backstage guardians do not need a ticket, unless you are intending to watch the other half of the concert that you are not helping out.
John Travers Photography will return to capture our concert photos again this year. Stage photos will be taken on concert day and a special Photo Day is scheduled to be held after the concert on Saturday 1 December. There will be opportunities for individual, sibling, group and class photos, which can be purchased online (print or digital) shortly after 1 December. More information will follow in Term 4.
We have engaged the services of Mode Videography to capture our concert on DVD. You can pre-purchase your DVD via the link below. DVDs will be ready within a fortnight of the concert!
WEEK AFTER CONCERT
All Middle School students and teachers get a week off classes after the concert (26 November to 2 December), however, we will hold a DVD showing night, which everyone is welcome to attend. We also have our Photo Day that week (see details above).
I HAVE A QUESTION YOU HAVEN’T ANSWERED…
Please contact us by email if anything is unclear. Your feedback is welcome and your cooperation and patience is sincerely appreciated.
Happy concert season everyone – enjoy the magic!!