Show Information

Show Info

Each year, our students perform a show which family and friends are invited to attend.

You can find all the infomation on this year’s show and the rehearsals below.

Please click on the following links to jump directly to a specific section:


Show Dates

Show Overview

Rehearsal Information

What to Bring

General Information

Show Dates


Sunday 23 April 2023


Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 April 2023

Show Overview


The Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford.



We purchase costumes for every child taking part in the show. We try and keep costumes costs as low as possible. Your child will be provided with an envelope detailing the cost of their costumes. Please ensure payment is made by cash/bank transfer before the show weekend.



You will be informed when tickets go on sale. We always endeavour to keep ticket prices as low as possible. Ticket sales cover the cost of the theatre and dressing rooms to hire.



An event like this cannot run without the help of parents, family and friends. All children backstage need taking care of and the show couldn’t go ahead without all the brilliant helpers. We do 2 shows so that helpers can volunteer at one and still get to see their child perform in the other show and don’t miss out.



All performers must be free on Sunday 23rd April, Saturday 29th April and Sunday 30th April 2023.

  • Sunday 23rd April – Full school rehearsal – Usual lessons hall
  • Saturday 29th April – Dress rehearsal & performance – Mich Jagger Centre
  • Sunday 30th April – Performance – Mick Jagger Centre


All dancers perform in both shows. Rehearsal times will vary depending on age. We hope that you agree that this is a great opportunity for the children to perform in a fabulous production and enjoy the experience of performing on a professional stage and everything involved. The children gain far more than just the performances; they have great fun backstage, the build up to the show is so exciting and the friendships that are formed are so lovely to see.



As always, the show will be filmed. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email

Full School Rehearsal at the Hall (23 April)


Saturday 09:00 Ballet, Saturday 09:45 Tap and Tuesday 16:15 Street

Please arrive at 12:00 and stay until 13:30 finish.

All Other Students

Please arrive at 09:30 and stay until 13:30 finish.

  • All students should arrive in their uniform as they would for their lessons with hair up and off face.
  • Dance shoes should be in bags, please do not wear them outside!
  • No costumes, hair or makeup required.
  • Books and activities can be brought. Nothing noisy, no felt tip pens or iPads/tablets please!
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks – no nuts, nothing sticky or messy

What to Bring - 29 & 30 April 2023



All students can wear makeup as the stage lights can wash out their complexion. We
recommend students wear: foundation base, bronzer, coloured eyeshadow, blush and red lipstick.

No jewellery is to be worn including earrings.


We try to keep this as simple as we can:

  • A high slick ponytail for modern/street/gymnastic dance/contemporary/Tap.
  • A bun is required for ballet, with pins and a hair net.
  • For hair that is too short for buns/ponytails, please either do half up half down or a style
    that will keep hair off the face and is slick/neat.
  • Boys can use gel etc to keep hair off the face.



Wear usual dance shoes as students would as part of their class uniform.

  • Street dance – trainers
  • Modern – jazz shoes/black ballet shoes
  • Ballet – ballet shoes as normal
  • Contemporary – bare feet/foot thongs
  • Tap – tap shoes as normal
  • Gymnastic Dance – bare feet



Costumes will be handed out the week before the show. They should be taken home,
named and hung on a hanger. Costumes should be brought to the theatre on hangers. They can be left at the theatre overnight to the Sunday performance and then are yours to keep.

Arriving at the Theatre on Dress Rehearsal and Show Day (29/30 April)

All students
should arrive in their own comfortable clothes or NEDS T-shirts/Hoodies and own footwear. Please DO NOT arrive in costume or in dance shoes, they must all be clean for the stage. Please arrive with hair and make-up done so you are ready for the stage.

Personal Belongings on Show Day

Please make sure everything is named so items do not go
missing. A labelled box with a lid for personal belongings works well for individuals in dressing rooms. All belongings can be popped away and easily accessed throughout the day.
Something like this is suitable – Wilko 20L Modular Storage Box with Lid

What Goes in the Show Box/Bag?

  • Snacks (no nuts or sticky/messy foods that can stain costumes)
  • Plenty of water
  • Zip up top to wear over costumes when eating/drinking between dances
  • Make up
  • Hairspray
  • Hairbrush, pins, hairbands
  • Socks as detailed by costume list
  • Books/activities for younger children. No felt tip pens and no iPads/tablets/valuables
  • Dance shoes

Show General Information - 29 & 30 April

Arrival Times

Saturday 29 April 2023 – dress rehearsal followed by performance
  • Saturday 09:00 Ballet, Saturday 09:45 Tap & Tuesday 16:15 Street – 16:30
  • All other dancers – 14:00
  • All chaperones (both Saturday & Sunday) – 14:00


All students will remain in their dressing rooms to have a packed lunch/dinner before the performance at 18:00.

Sunday chaperones will be free to go at the end of the dress rehearsal on Saturday to sit back and enjoy the performance!

Sunday 30 April 2023

All students and Sunday Chaperones to arrive at 14:00 for a 15:00 performance.


Approximate End Times of Performances for Student Collection

  • Saturday 29 April – 20:00
  • Sunday 30 April – 17:00


What to Bring

Please refer to section above.



If you do not consent to your child’s name appearing on the recording of the show in the cast list, email us:

If you do not consent to photographs of your child being posted on our social media/website, please email us.



As always, the show will be filmed and available for purchase. Photos will be taken during the rehearsals for use on social media/the new website. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email:



Tickets will be available to purchase on Monday 6th March 2023 through the Mick Jagger Centre website or their box office telephone number 01322 291101. Tickets are priced at £12 each, 2 and under can sit on laps.