End of Year Concert
DiLi will be holding its 2018 end of year Showcase at the Mount Isa Civic Centre on Sunday 2nd December starting at 2.00pm, with a dress rehearsal on Sunday 18th November and on Sunday 25th November. The concert is held early afternoon (rather than in the evening) to suit families with young children. What is a showcase? Great question!! A showcase is just another way of saying concert – it is the end of year performance that gives our students the opportunity to show off their talents to family, friends and the local community.
The end of year DiLi Showcase is open to all students from Kinder Dance up to Senior classes, however this event is not compulsory and students are welcome to continue attending classes during term four even if they decide not to be part of the end of year showcase event. Adult classes are not included in the end of year Showcase 🙂
are kinder dance & beginner students in the showcase?
Yes, our 3-6 year old students are welcome to be part of our End of Year Showcase event! Here is what you should consider before deciding whether your under 6 year old should be part of this event:
- Can your child currently participate in class without a parent or adult they know being close by?
- Will your child be okay back stage for over an hour being looked after by people they don’t know?
- Does your child cope with large crowds of people?
If you answered ‘No’ to any of these questions, have a chat to Miss Sally to decide whether it might be better to come along and watch the showcase this year as a warm-up to participating next year 🙂 This can be a great way of ensuring your child doesn’t have a negative experience.
What do I need?
Costume – Students are required to purchase a costume for each class they are enrolled in for the concert. Costumes are priced at $85 each – they can be purchased from our website by clicking HERE and payment is due by 15th September.
Tights – these are the tights that students need:
If you don’t already have them, tights can be purchased from our web site by clicking HERE – please note that they must be ordered by 2nd November to be delivered in time for the Showcase. Please also note that orders for tights must be paid in full at time of order to be processed.
Shoes – these are the shoes that you need:
Hair – girls in Kinder Dance and Beginner classes will need to have their hair in a neat ponytail (or neatly off the face for shorter hair). Junior, Intermediate & Senior level students will need a donut bun (please see instructions in picture). The ‘donuts’ can be purchased from supermarkets, chemists or Dollars & Cents – you will also need ‘U’ pins, a hair net and hairspray to keep it secure and you will need bobby pins to keep hair pieces in place.
Make up – not required for Kinder Dance or Beginner level students, however you are welcome to put some on this age group if you would like to 😊 Junior, Intermediate & Open level girls need foundation, blush, eye shadow in natural colours, black mascara and red lipstick. Senior level students need foundation, blush, eye shadow in natural colours, black eyeliner & mascara, false eyelashes and red lipstick.
The DiLi End of Year Showcase tickets will go on sale Monday 22nd October from the Mount Isa Civic Centre Box Office at 23 West Street, or by phone 4747 3300 or online from the MIETV website. Tickets are $22 for adults and $14 for children. Students who are performing in only one half of the show are eligible for one complimentary Child Ticket so that they can sit with their family to watch the show for the half they are not performing in (Click HERE to check the Running Order). The Civic Centre has a list of students eligible for comp tickets so please mention it to them when making your purchase. All students performing in both halves of the show are required to remain backstage for the duration of the show – please note that Senior students have been asked to stay backstage for the duration of the show to help other students with quick changes, etc.
Photo’s & DVD
Showcase DVD’s can be pre-ordered on the DiLi website by clicking HERE. They are priced at $36 each up until the end of November and then $42 when ordered after then. Please note that DVD orders must be paid in full at time of order to be processed. Photo’s will be taken live at the DiLi End of Year Showcase in 2018 and will be available for sale online.
There will be a Dress Rehearsal on Sunday 18th November and Sunday 25th November at the Mount Isa Civic Centre. These will be ‘dress rehearsals’ with all students in costume/tights/shoes and hair done (no make-up required). We have broken the rehearsal up over two weekends this year to allow for students who are competing in a gymnastics competition on the 25th to still have a rehearsal at the theatre. These rehearsals are a great opportunity for students to get comfortable with dancing on the stage leading up to the Showcase Performance. Click HERE for the rehearsal schedule and be at the theatre 10 minutes before your allocated time in costume and ready to dance.
On the Day
Students need to arrive at the rear Stage Door at the Mount Isa Civic Centre on Sunday 2nd December at the following times:
- Senior students 1.00pm
- Intermediate students 1.15pm
- Junior students 1.30pm
- Beginner & Kinder Dance Students 1.40pm
Students should be dressed in their costume, tights and dance shoes with hair & make up done ready to perform (no jewellery please). Any additional costumes should be brought along on a hanger with tights/shoes/headpiece in a bag on the hanger (please make sure laces are undone and tights are out of their packet and not inside-out).
Each half of the showcase is anticipated to be approximately 1 1/4 hours in length. Students can bring a water bottle and things to do, but we ask that they don’t bring food. Please nte that any items of value will be unattended while students are performing. There will be monitors backstage where students can enjoy watching the show and there will be a large contingent of staff to look after the performers, help with changes, do toilet runs, etc.
Students performing only in the first half of the show are to be collected at interval – please note that for security reasons, there will be no access to backstage once the show starts through to interval and again during the second half of the show. Students performing in only the second half of the show are to be at the rear Stage Door at interval – please note that this will be a busy time and we ask for your patience and assistance to ensure the process is as calm and stress-free as possible for everyone 😊
All students are invited on stage at the end of the show and any performers still in the audience watching will be directed to the left side of the stage before the final item to be a part of the celebration!