Junior School Show:  Saturday 29 September 2018

SHOW PRODUCTION 2018:  Mary Poppins!

Rehearsal at Theatre: Monday 3, Tuesday 4 & Wednesday 5 December 2018

Show Season: Thursday 6, Friday 7 & Saturday 8 (x2 shows) December 2018



Every year every student and class is given the opportunity to perform on stage in a live stage production.

There are 2 different concerts held twice a year for the Junior School and the rest of the school.  Detailed information about this years concert is further down.

The Junior School has their annual concert at the end of Term 3 to showcase their talents for their annual concert.  This concert is held at Auckland Girls Grammar (new venue for 2016).

For the end of year production in Term 4, the ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, stage fighting and musical theatre combined to perform in a 4 show spectacle.  There is a week of rehearsals leading up to the shows that are performed Thursday, Friday, Saturday matinee and Saturday night.  Saturday night is followed by prizegiving.


Junior School Show:

The Junior School show is held at the Dorothy Winstone Centre – Auckland Girls Grammar, 16 Howe Street, Newton.  We have one rehearsal and one show all on the same day.  The rehearsal is from 9.00am-12.00pm with the show at 3.30-4.30pm.  Tickets for this event go on sale in Week 2 of Term 3 and are available for purchase directly from the studio.


End of Year Production:

Rehearsal: 5, 6 December.  Shows 7-9 December 2017

This year’s Production is an exciting combination of Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre & Stage Fight technique class

Production Venue:  Raye Freedman Performing Arts Centre, Epsom Girls Grammar School, Gillies Avenue.

Rehearsals:  Show production work will be taught during class time in Term 4. Scene to scene rehearsals will be called on Sundays starting from September and/or other times outside of class time. Dates and times to be confirmed. Every Sunday in November will have rehearsal times. Your teacher will advise when you are needed, please try and keep Sunday’s free for rehearsal.

Sunday at AAD Studio.

We will be rehearsing how each item enters and exits the stage in show order as well as rehearsing the Curtain Call.  Please be there 15 minutes before rehearsal starts time.

Please note that parking will be difficult however we will have a drop off area outside the studio front door.  Please keep the area in front of the building clear at all times for cars to drop off and continue around.

**Act 1: 9.00am-12.00pm
**Act 2: 11.00am-2.00pm
**Full cast Curtain Call:  11.00am

These are approximate finishing time but we may run behind schedule.  Your patience would be greatly appreciated.  Bring snacks and water, no one is allowed to leave during the rehearsal.  At some point on this day will be having a tutorial on makeup for parents who are unsure how to apply stage makeup.

Theatre Rehearsals are 2 rehearsals held at the theatre:

  • Tuesday will be a full rehearsal (all costumes to be worn) but no makeup.  Younger children will rehearse from approx. 4.30 – 6.00pm. Older students from 6.00pm. This will be confirmed closer to the time.
  • Wednesday from 5.30pm is a FULL dress rehearsal with hair, makeup AND costumes.  A timetable will be given closer to the time so you know when you can pick your child up.  We will endeavour to release them as soon as possible. We understand it is a long day for everyone, and we thank you for your patience.

These rehearsals are extremely important and all must attend

Show Dates: FOUR Performances
SHOW 1: Thursday 7 December 6.30pm
SHOW 2: Friday 8 December 6.30pm
SHOW 3: Saturday 9 December 11.00am
SHOW 4: Saturday 9 December 4.00pm (Prizegiving)

All children from Junior Jazz up wards and Grade 1 Ballet & above are expected to perform in all 4 shows.

  • Pre Junior Jazz, along with Pre-Primary & Primary Ballet will perform in alternate shows
  • Saturday Pre-Primary & Primary will perform in the Thursday 6.30pm & Saturday 11am Shows.
  • Tuesday Pre-Primary & Primary will perform in the Friday 6.30pm & Saturday 4pm Shows.
  • Saturday Pre Junior Jazz will perform in the Thursday 6.30pm & Saturday 11am Shows.
  • Monday Pre Junior Jazz will perform in the Friday 6.30pm & Saturday 4pm Shows.
  • Both Saturday performances will be filmed. Prizegiving will not be filmed.

Both Saturday performances will be filmed.

A detailed timetable for rehearsals will be posted on the notice board. Please make sure you know what time to be at rehearsal.

Want to help?
Yes please! We are always looking for volunteers! Dad’s make the best backstage helpers! See FAQ on next page of how you can help!

Make up & Hair
Parents should make sure that their dancers arrive for the concert with their costume named, and their hair & makeup done.   All dancers need to have full stage make-up. There will be a make-up demonstration class to show you what to do during the Sunday rehearsal.

Each student will be measured for their costume, which we source for you. Costume pricing will vary. Your teacher and dressmaker will consult you on pricing. We will try and keep costs under $120.

Tickets for the show will be on sale via iTicket ( in term 4.   These are allocated seating so please get in quickly.  Our Facebook page will let you know when tickets will be on sale.

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to help?

Yes please!  We are always looking for volunteers.  We will be needing two volunteers per class for every theatre rehearsal and performance to assist in the dressing rooms. We will also need stage crew, preferably for all rehearsals and performances.  Please see your class teacher or Katrina at reception.



I am a parent – am I able to go backstage with my child?
Only parent helpers and parents wearing a dressing room pass will be allowed in dressing rooms area. The backstage area needs to be as quiet as possible so we limit the amount of people back there.

Can I drop my child off and pick them up after the show?
YES. Performers need to be there 1 hour before show time. They will meet their group’s parent helper in their designated dressing room/area. Please sign your child in then they can be left with the parent helpers until after the show has finished. It’s a parent’s responsibility to organise collecting and signing out their child after the conclusion of the show. No child will be allowed to leave without a parent.

I am only dancing in the 2nd half – What is my call time?
If you are only in the 2nd half you can arrive when the show starts. Please find your groups parent helper and sign in.

I am a performer in the show – Do I need a ticket?
Performers do not need a ticket as they will stay in dressing rooms for the duration of the show and coming back on stage at the end in the finale.

Do I need to stay after my child has danced?
Yes.  If you are not watching the show and need to collect your child after they have danced please sign them out before you take them otherwise all students stay until the end of the show.

What time do I need to be at the theatre on performance days?
All dancers are expected to be at the theatre at least 1 hour before the performance.

Where do I park for rehearsal and show?
For rehearsal there is no parking on school grounds but there is plenty of parking on the side roads.  For the show the school field will be open for everyone to park on.

Can I video or take photos of the rehearsal or show?
No. We have to abide by the Privacy Act and we cannot allow any videos or photographs to be taken of students during the rehearsal or show. We have arranged for the show to professionally filmed and photographed. You can purchase a copy of the DVD before the show at a reduced rate.