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Email:
information@rosatutu-dance.com.au

Telephone: 02 47 543 515

Postal address: P O Box 244,
Springwood, NSW 2777

Main Studio:
2/451 Great Western Highway
Faulconbridge
(enter from Coomassie Ave)
or
Other location:
Ellison Public School Hall,
Ellison Road, Springwood

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ballet performances

Annual Concert

The Annual Performance for 2017 is planned for Saturday 9th December 2017 commencing at 5.30 pm. The venue will be Jamison High School in South Penrith. There will also be a rehearsal on stage on the morning of the Concert day and another stage rehearsal on the preceding Thursday afternoon commencing about 4.30pm.

There will be a Dress rehearsal for all students (classical, jazz and contemporary) on the Sunday of the previous weekend at Ellison School commencing about 1 pm.  A rehearsal schedule with times will be issued during term 4. Also at Ellison School, 2-3 weeks before the Concert weekend, a large combined rehearsal for the story ballet will be held.  We are planning on a story ballet about the Great Barrier Reef for 2017!  Please pencil in these weekends and the actual dates will be confirmed as soon as possible!

During Term 4 additional classes and rehearsals are scheduled. Details of additional rehearsals will be put on this website and in the Concert rehearsal note.  

All students will participate in the Concert.

The Concert is a showcase for all the work the students have put into their classes during the year and also includes a 'story ballet' in addition to their class dances.

In the past our story ballets have included 'The Snow Maiden', A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘Hansel & Gretel', The Faraway tree’, ‘The Adventures of Madeline’, ‘The Willow Pattern Story’, ‘Pandora’s Box’ and 'Aladdin' to mention just a few.  In 2011 our Concert was a special 20th Anniversary celebration.

Costumes

Rosatutu Studios has a magnificent costume wardrobe. Costumes are hired to all students for the Concert. Hire charges are kept to a minimum at $15 - $20 per costume with a reduction in price if students are in 3 or more items. The costumes remain the property of Rosatutu Studios are not to be taken from the Concert venue after the Concert. To see samples of some of our costumes from the costume wardrobe, please see the gallery page.

Concert DVD

A DVD is made of the Concert and these are available for purchase along with your Concert tickets. The DVDs can be ordered at www.EyeOpenerPictures.com

Photo Day

After the Concert we have a Photo afternoon where the children can have their photos taken in their costumes for the Concert. Costs of the photos are kept to a minimum. Photos are generally really for collection at the beginning of the following year after the holidays.  Photo Day for 2017 is scheduled for the week following the Concert.  The actual date will be confirmed as soon as organised.

Choreographic Festival

Also after the Concert we have an afternoon where the students can present their own dances in our Choreographic Festival.  This is a valuable experience and conducted in a supportive and encouraging enviroment.  The festival is followed by an 'end-of-year' informal bring-a-plate party.

Performance groups

We have Performance Groups for Classical Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz. Membership of the Performance groups is by audition. There are weekly rehearsal classes and additional rehearsals are scheduled prior to major events.  The criteria for membership of Performance Groups can be seen on the document under this link Performance Groups criteria

The Groups perform at several events during the year.

The Groups also participate in local Eisteddfods and some individuals within the groups are also invited to do Solo Eisteddfod work.

As well as Eisteddfods, we give small Concerts for residents at local nursing and retirement homes such as Buckland House and Uniting Care Home. These dance presentations are all regular items in the calendar.

Open Days

Parents and Grandparents and relatives are invited to watch all classes at the end of Term 2. These days are designed to help children with their performance skills in a supportive atmosphere. It also helps those students preparing for exams to work to an ‘audience’.