Dress Rehearsal

Sunday 5th December
The Drama Studio, Eggbuckland Community College, PL6 5YB.

The show is just around the corner! Thank you for your commitment so far. 


Please get in touch if you are able to assist backstage with your child's group when you are not watching the show yourself. Parents who have offered to help back stage are asked to attend the dress rehearsal so know what will happen on the day (one parent per child at the dress rehearsal and no siblings).


Although we have 2 boys taking part in the show our students have requested that our changing rooms remain female only spaces. Therefore we request any parent or adult helping backstage is female. Our boys will have a separate dressing room. Thank you for your cooperation with this.


Sunday 5th December

9.30am-10.00am Pre-school

10.00am-10.30am Foundation

10.30am-11.15am Pre Primary Ballet and Modern

11.15am-12.00pm Primary Ballet and Modern 


12.30pm-1.45pm Grade 1 Ballet Upwards

1.45pm-2.45pm Grade 1 Modern Upwards



At the dress rehearsal:
  • Please only enter the Drama Studio at you child’s designated time, we have restricted space at our morning dress rehearsal and want to allow everyone the appropriate amount of space. On the day we will have use of the Gymnasium as our changing area.

  • Please sign your child in and out.

  • Please come ready to dance which your hair already in a ballet bun that is in line with the cheekbones/top of the ear on the back of the head. There are head pieces for the children to wear. Bun tutorial can be watched by clicking the ink below! No hairspray or aerosols are to be used in the dressing rooms as it will set off the fire alarm.

  • The photographer will be in attendance at our dress rehearsal.

  • Each group will have a costume sheet with a photo and description of their costume.

  • No food is permitted back stage and only water may be consumed around the costumes.

  • Avoid bringing any valuables as the school will not be liable for any loss of personal items.

  • We ask parents to encourage children to remain calm and seated whilst waiting to be called to side stage. This ensure the children’s safety and also prevents any damage to the costumes. In the past children have brought along a book to read, however please do not send your child along with a colouring book and pens as this could mark the costumes.

  • We understand it is a very exciting time and that parents will want to take pictures of their children in their costumes, however we do ask that you refrain from putting these on social media until after the performance to avoid spoiling the surprise for the audience. Please only take photos of your child.


Check list for the dress rehearsal and performance:
  • Clean ballet shoes

  • Clean ballet socks 

  • Clean ballet tights for Grade 1 and above

  • White/nude pants

  • Grade 1 Modern and above will need to have their black jazz shoes.

  • Spare hair pins, grips and hair net (ensure hair is neatly in a bun before arriving at the theatre)

  • Water only, NO food

  • Remove all tattoos and nail varnish

  • Remove all jewellery including stud earrings and leave at home


On the day of the performance:
  • On the day of the performance children are required to arrive 30 minutes before the show at 2.00pm.

  • Please sign in your child and ensure they go to the toilet before helping them in to their costume.

  • The show will last approximately one hour with no interval.

  • There will be refreshments before and after the show along with the dance school gift shop where you can order a DVD of the performance for £8.00. These can only be ordered at the show via CASH payment, the order will be given to the videographer on Sunday evening.

  • A reminder that any personal recording of the show is strictly prohibited, anyone found doing so will be asked to delete the footage and leave the theatre. This is due to child protection much like if it were your child’s plays or performances at school.


We will not have uniform to buy at the dress rehearsal or on the day of the show. Please purchase any items beforehand.




Tickets for our performers families and friends will go on sale on Sunday 28th November, you will all be sent a link to access these, on Friday 3rd December we will extend the ticket sales to other students and friends of the dance school.


We have reduced the capacity of the theatre. Access to the theatre and the seating involves stairs. A reminder that our Sunday performance is being filmed to produce the DVD, we ask that young children do not attend on this day to avoid disruption to the recording. 


If you have any questions please get in touch.


Many thanks,