End of Year Concert
DiLi will be holding an end of year Showcase at the Mount Isa Civic Centre on Saturday 2nd December starting at 2.00pm, with a rehearsal at the theatre on Sunday 26th 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 🙂
What do I need?
Costume – Students are required to purchase a costume for each class they are enrolled in for the concert. Costume prices are $79 each and payment is due at the end of term 3.
Tights – these are the tights that students need:
- Kinder Dance, AcroDance & Boys Hip Hop – NONE
- Beginner, Junior & Senior Ballet – Footed pink ballet tights
- Beginner, Junior & Intermediate Tap, Jazz/Funk & Hip Hop – Footed tan tights
- Senior Jazz/Funk – Footed black tights
- Intermediate Contemporary & Senior Performance Group – Footless tan tights
- Junior Performance Group – Footed tan tights & ballet tights
If you don’t already have them, tights can be purchased from our web site by clicking HERE – please note that if you are ordering through the DiLi website, they must be ordered by 15th November to get here in time for the Showcase. Please also note that orders for tights must be paid in full at time of order to be processed.
Hair – students 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 attached instructions). The donuts can be purchased from supermarkets, chemists or Dollars & Cents – you will also need ‘U’ pins 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 l level students need foundation, blush, eye shadow in natural colours, black mascara and red lipstick. Intermediate & Senior level students need foundation, blush, eye shadow in natural colours, black eyeliner & mascara, false eyelashes and red lipstick.
On sale NOW from the Mount Isa Civic Centre Box Office at 23 West Street, or by phone 4747 3300 or online by clicking HERE. 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. 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 concert and then $42 when ordered after the concert. 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 Showcase by Michael Hartley Photography and will be available for sale via the Michael Hartley Photography Facebook page.
Please note that Miss Sally is away from Wednesday 8th – Tuesday 14th November and so there are no classes running on those days (adult classes will be running Tuesday 14th November). There will be additional rehearsals running Saturday 11th November with Miss Mikayla. There is also a technical rehearsal at the Civic Centre on Sunday 26th November. This is not a dress rehearsal so no costumes, hair or make up required for this rehearsal, however it is a great opportunity for students to get comfortable with dancing on the stage leading up to the Showcase Performance. Please check your emails for the rehearsal schedules.
On the Day
Students need to arrive at the rear Stage Door on Saturday 2nd December at the Mount Isa Civic Centre at the following times:
- Senior students 1.00pm
- Intermediate students 1.15pm
- Junior students 1.30pm
- Beginner & Kinder Students 1.40pm
Students should be dressed in their costume, tights and 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 not inside-out).
Each half of the showcase is anticipated to be approximately 45 minutes in length. Students can bring a water bottle and things to do, but we ask that they don’t bring food if possible and that any items of value will be unattended while they are performing. There will be screens backstage where students can enjoy the show and there will be a large 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 of stage before the final item to be a part of the celebration!