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2013 Show - In-Step In Time

posted 7 Jan 2013, 07:34 by Dance President   [ updated 18 Jan 2013, 12:58 ]

This year, our show theme is going to be “In-Step in Time - dancing through the ages”! All the teachers have been hard at work over the holidays choreographing dances capturing the pre-historic era to 70s disco dancers right the way through to the future. The show is for everyone, from beginners through to advanced in all the different disciplines we offer. There are no upper limit on the number of dancers in each piece so everyone who wants to be involved can be. Not only is performing an important part of dancing, it is also really fun!

The show dates are (provisionally but almost certainly!) Sunday 3rd, Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th  March and it will be held in the DSU. You must also be free all day on Saturday 2nd March which will be the tech and dress rehearsal.

The first weekend of term (19th/20th January) will be a show trial weekend, where teachers will be teaching a section of their dance so you can get a flavour for what each piece will be like. We recommend that you attend all the classes you are interested in being part of. The next weekend (26th/27thJanuary) is the first weekend of proper rehearsals and we ask that you choose a maximum of three dances to participate in.

As we only have an hour per week for a few weekends, we have to be quite strict on missing lessons so there will be a weekly register which you must sign in on. However, we understand that sometimes you will have prior commitments that you can’t change so we do allow for everyone to miss one weekend before the show and please let us know in advance by emailing. If you miss more than one weekend, you will be unable to be in the dance, although please do speak to us if this is a real problem or something happens during term-time which means you have to miss at late notice.

If you are a member, the cost (including t-shirt) is £3 and for non-members, it is £5. Each person only pays once, regardless of whether you are in one dance or three and we will collect money later in the term. 

The annual show is always the highlight of the Instep year and we hope loads of you are as excited as us and looking forward to getting involved!


Despite not offering a pointe class last term, we are pleased to announce that there will be a pointe dance in the show. This dance is open to everyone who has done pointe before to a comfortable level (approximately Intermediate ISTD) and is confident on the centre on fundamental steps including single footed relevés, posé turns and pirouettes. We recommend you get your pointe shoes out over the last few weeks of the holiday and do some ankle strengthening and lots of basics at home to get your feet used to it again if you haven’t done it for a while. In the first session on the taster weekend, we will be running a very informal audition just to check that everyone is of a suitable standard as we don’t want any injuries but there is no limit on numbers so don’t let this scare you off! Any further questions, please let us know and looking forward to seeing lots of you then.



There is also the opportunity to audition for a solo. Auditions will be on the weekend of the 2nd/3rd February with sign-up organised nearer the time. Solos can be a maximum of one minute long and can come from any discipline. We would like it if you could try and choreograph something which fits the theme of dancing through time. We look forward to seeing your dances soon!