“Never give up on your dreams” like Felicie from movie “Ballerina”.
We are happy to invite all our adorable ballerinas to take part in the upcoming performance.
Participation in the stage performance is a great way to build a child’s confidence and improve their self-esteem along with overcoming shyness. It also gives them an enjoyable and unforgettable experience to display their talent.
Date & Time for Stage Show: Saturday 8th of June at 1.15pm approximately till 3.15pm.
Dress Rehearsal: Saturday 8th of June 10am till 12.45pm (specific time for each group will be sent shortly)
Address for Rehearsal and Stage Show : Theatre Hall. Kingston Grammar School. 70 London Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6PY
To have a glance behind the scenes at preparation for one of our Stage Shows please watch our short video on YouTube
To attend the performance, tickets are required (note: your don’t need to buy a ticket for the actual participant/student, only for parents and visitors)
Tickets available here.
Kids under three years old attend for free, but will need to sit on your lap.
Please note: The tickets you purchase online will be handed out to you on the main rehearsal day.
This year we have a limited number of tickets available, so if you haven’t purchased yours yet please do it shortly. Tickets will be available to buy online only until 3rd of June.
Here is some information you need to know about the performance.
The performance usually combines:
- A Ballet Demonstration – with participation of all our students, to show their learning achievements. Kids who prepared for their ballet exams will demonstrate the exercises from the exams, so you will have the opportunity to see their skills.
- A Short interval. So kids have time to change into their special dance costumes.
- Show time – This is the actual stage show, where kids will be dressed up in lovely costumes and dance on stage. Unlike most of other dance schools in UK we don’t ask our students to buy stage costumes (which are generally £40-£50 each) to participate in a show. We offer our children free use of costumes on the day of the performance . The costumes will be handed out to children on the dress rehearsal and must be returned to the school staff straight after the performance. The failure to return the outfits will lead to a replacement cost of £50.00 per costume. After the “Show time” each child will be required to come back and put their costume into a bag allocated to them, so we can confirm that the costume with all its accessories is there.
You can prepare kids with nice makeup, using lipstick, eyeliner, mascara etc., as they are now performing artists! 🙂
Uniform: Ballet outfit, Ballet Shoes, Ballet Tights and Pink Hairnet. Ballet uniform should be clean and ironed to present a very nice professional look.
Their Hair should be properly brushed and tied back in a bun. Use many hair clips and hair gel to make their hairstyle neat and pretty. Please use the pink hairnet. Here is a photo of the correct hairstyle.
Jewelry must not be worn during the rehearsal and performance!
Please supply your child with a bottle of water during the rehearsal and performance, as it is a very long day. Write the name of your child on a bottle. (No juice or food is allowed, as kids can make spots on costumes and damage them.
Dress Rehearsal prior to the Performance:
It is important for your child to attend the rehearsal before the performance, so your little one will feel more confident to dance on stage.
This year we have once again invited a professional photography company, who specializes in Quality Photography of Children, to ensure you can get beautiful photos of your child from the show. Professional portraits will be taken in their costumes during the dress rehearsal. The photos will be then available for purchasing online. Buying photographs is entirely optional. Please note: occasionally we might use photos for our school promotion and marketing purposes.
You are welcome to take photos of your child dancing on stage during the performance, however please do this from your seat, and be respectful to other parents around you. Taking videos during the show is not permitted.
Pushchairs and Buggies .
Unfortunately due to the fire regulations of the Kingston Grammar school pushchairs and buggies are not allowed to the theatre (you can leave them in a cafe area of the school) . Therefore we advise to bring with you a sling or carrier for your baby.
Please bring your child to the event 30 min before the performance, fully dressed in the clean ballet uniform and with perfect hairstyle!