Showcase 2023 (Nelson & Burnley)

IMPORTANT NOTE
Before you read any further for showcase class times and information, please check that you have these important dates available and noted in your diary.

Sunday 29th January 2023
Costume Fittings at Sandersons Nelson

Sunday 19th February 2023
Full Dress Rehearsal at Sandersons Nelson
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE END OF HALF TERM WEEK SO PLEASE BEAR IN MIND IF LOOKING AT HALF TERM BREAKS.

Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd February (1 evening per group)
Stage Rehearsals at Burnley Mechanics Theatre

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February
Show Production at Burnley Mechanics Theatre

To take part in the show, attendance to all of these diary dates is compulsory and we reserve the right to withdraw a dancers’ place in the show for not attending.

CLASS TIMES
ALL AGE GROUPS SHOWN ARE BASED ON CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR THAT THEY ARE IN APRIL 2022.

Nelson Showcase
Year Reception, 1 & 2 – Friday 4.00-4.45pm – Yasmin
Year 3 & 4 – Friday 4.00-4.45pm – Louise
Year 5 & 6 – Friday 4.45-5.30pm – Louise
Year 7 &8 – Friday 6.15-7.00pm – Hollie
Year 9 &10 – Friday 6.15-7.00pm – Jess
Year 11 upwards – Friday 6.15-7.00pm – Emily

Burnley Showcase
Year 7, 8 & 9 – Tuesday 7.00-7.45pm – Sammy
Year 10 upwards – Tuesday 7.45-8.30pm – Hollie

Nelson Latin Teams
Year 3 & 4 – Saturday 1.30-2.15pm – Louise
Year 5 & 6 – Saturday 1.30-2.15pm – Yasmin
Year 7-10 – Friday 7.00-7.45pm – Emily
Year 7-10 – Saturday 2.15-3.00pm – Emily
Year 11 upwards – Friday 7.00-7.45pm – Jess
Year 11 upwards – Saturday 2.15-3.00pm – Jess

Burnley Latin Teams
Year Reception to 4 – Monday 5.00-5.45pm – Claire
Year 5-8 – Thursday 6.30-7.15pm – Claire

Nelson Ballroom Teams
Year 3-6 – Thursday 5.00-5.30pm – Gemma
Year 7 upwards – Thursday 7.00-7.30pm – Gemma

Nelson Street Teams
Please contact jess@sandersondance.co.uk for further info re class times.

FEES
The tuition fees for each class will be payable on or before the first session of the calendar month via our online bookings calendar. Please ensure that you have booked your child’s place in advance of the start of the session.

In addition to the class fees, there will also be a £50 (per person, per team) fee that will be due by the end of November 2022. This will cover main costume pieces and all additional rehearsal fees listed at the top of this page.
Discounts will be offered for those taking part in multiple teams.

Groups aged year 7 upwards – please also put aside a small budget of approximately £15-20 for additional costume items that we may ask you to provide yourself. i.e. footwear, tights, accessories. It may end up that you don’t need to provide anything,but please budget just in case.

Once a dancer has joined a team, all calendar months must be paid for regardless of attendance.

TERM DATES

MONDAY TEAMS
New term starts Monday 9th May
Will run every week except
• 5 weeks in August (Summer Break)
• Monday 26th December (Boxing Day)
• Monday 2nd January (Bank Holiday)
Last studio session will be Monday 20th February

TUESDAY TEAMS
New term starts Tuesday 10th May
Will run every week except
• 5 weeks in August (Summer Break)
• Tuesday 27th December (Christmas Break)
Last studio session will be Tuesday 21st February

THURSDAY TEAMS
New term starts Thursday 5th May
Will run every week except
• Thursday 28th July & 4 weeks in August (Summer Break)
• Thursday 29th December (Christmas Break)
Last studio session will be Thursday 23rd February

FRIDAY TEAMS
New term starts Friday 6th May
Will run every week except
• Friday 27th May (Staff event)
• Friday 29th July & 4 weeks in August (Summer Break)
• Friday 23rd & 30th December (Christmas Break)
Last studio session will be Friday 17th February

SATURDAY TEAMS
New term starts Saturday 7th May
Will run every week except
• Saturday 28th May (Staff event)
• Saturday 30th July & 4 weeks in August (Summer Break)
• Saturday 24th & 31st December (Christmas Break)
Last studio session will be Saturday 18th February

PLEASE NOTE
All classes will be running as normal during the Queens Jubilee half term week. We will still be working hard towards our show project but with a Jubilee celebration theme thrown in the mix too. We would love to see all dancers wearing something red, blue or white to their classes. Goodies, ice lollies, cakes etc will be in plentiful supply!

ATTENDANCE

We expect a minimum 80% attendance rate to each of our classes. So that gives each dancer approximately 7 sessions over the year where they might miss due to illness, holidays or other special occasions.

Lack of attendance to sessions not only affects the dancer themselves, but also other dancers that share formation patterns with them so good attendance is crucial.

We reserve the right to cut dancers from sections of choreography that aren’t up to standard due to lack of attendance to their classes.

LATIN & BALLROOM TEAM REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for participating in a Latin or Ballroom team, the dancer must take part in a weekly technique class or private lesson in that style of dance.

These dancers must also take an assessment in those styles twice per year (July & December) to be eligible to maintain their place in their team. Please note that this rule has been relaxed slightly over the last couple of years due to covid disruption but from the new term will be strictly monitored.

Once a dancer reaches the point where they leave school (end of GCSE year), the requirement for the above technique class & assessment will no longer be compulsory. However, continued technical training is highly recommended, especially for those with less experience in those styles.

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