Showcase Costume Requirements & OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
You will need to read this ALL the way to the end… The important costume lists are right down the bottom. Please don’t skim through any information!
UNDER GARMENTS -
All female performers require a flesh coloured body stocking, which is to be worn underneath stockings and costumes at all times. Older, developed students may wear dance briefs and a supportive skin tone bra instead of a body stocking. No regular knickers worn under the body stocking. Boys to wear suitable underwear. You can purchase bodystockings and dance briefs at our uniform shop or here
SHOWCASE T-SHIRTS & FINALE ATTIRE -
Showcase T-Shirts will be given out at the Showcase. ALL performers require black leggings and sneakers for the Finale. These can be any black leggings and sneakers.
UNIFORM SHOP ORDERS -
Stockings, Shoes, Hair and Make Up are your responsibility and need to be purchased and organised prior to the full dress rehearsal on Sunday 25th November. Everything you need is available through The Perfect Costume (our onsite uniform shop). You can also purchase here online. All stockings are to be new (or newish) with no holes or pulls. All shoes are to be clean, snug fitting with no holes.
Orders must be in by Friday 23rd of November for collection at the dress rehearsal. The shop’s opening hours are Saturday 9-12 and Wednesday 6:30-8:30
FULL DRESS REHEARSAL (Sunday 25th November) -
Students must come to this rehearsal wearing their body stocking underneath the first pair of stockings they will wear in the Showcase. The list below is the running order of the dances for the Showcase. Students to wear a loose tracksuit or dressing gown over top and slip on shoes to enable easy changing. Students must have hair done (makeup not required for this rehearsal) and bring everything listed so teachers and dressers can check everything is correct.
HAIR & MAKEUP SERVICE ON SHOWCASE DAY -
We are again offering a Hair and Makeup service for the Showcase, for those parents not confident in doing this. Please go to our website www.generationdance.net.au/hairandmakeupbookings and book in. After submitting your booking you will receive a booking time, depending on your child’s rehearsal requirements, for the Showcase day. You will need to provide all hair and make up products as we do not supply this.
Every students MUST wear Lipscence lipstick in Blu Red. If you have this exact product you can use your own, if not this will be supplied to all performers at the Showcase. No other lipstick to be worn.
PLASTIC TUB –
All students are to supply their own CLEAR plastic tub for belongings. This must be clearly named (preferably with a photo of student as well) and must be big enough to fit your child’s dance shoes, stockings and your child’s belongings. Between 20L and 35L is a good suggestion. NO DANCE BAGS TO BE BROUGHT TO DRESS REHEARSAL OR SHOWCASE.
Your tub should be labelled with Student’s Name, Class and Picture and it should contain the following -
Any medication and action plans. This needs to be sighted by Kay when signing in.
All stockings and dance shoes as listed below
Spare stockings in case of holes or pulls
Make up for any touch ups
An art smock, dressing gown or oversized shirt to put over costumes when waiting and/or eating
For long rehearsals - Suitable snacks/food eg. nothing messy, nothing that will stain and no nuts as we have a number of students allergic
Students do not need to pack any spare hair accessories as each dressing room will have spare bobby pins, hairspray, safety pins, tissues etc provided.
NO VALUABLES and NAME EVERYTHING!
WATER BOTTLES AND FOOD –
Your child does NOT need to bring a water bottle to any rehearsals or the showcase. Please pack suitable food to see them through any long rehearsals they may be attending.
REHEARSAL REMINDER -
Please refer to the showcase rehearsal schedule (view it here) for all rehearsal dates and times. If you need any clarification on these please contact the office. Just a friendly reminder that ALL rehearsals are closed to parents and students will be signed in and out at a designated meeting point outside of the studio and dressing rooms. All rehearsals are compulsory.
NAME EVERYTHING -
Please, please, please have your child’s name on anything and everything they wear or bring to rehearsals or showcase. Things can get a little crazy with quick changes etc and in order for dressers to get everything back to the correct person items must be named.
MAKE UP INSTRUCTIONS -
Cover the whole face with heavy liquid foundation a shade slightly darker than your child’s natural skintone, blend well.
Apply dark pink blush to your child’s cheeks, following the line of the cheekbone
Cover the entire eyelid with heavy white eyeshadow, all the way up to the eyebrow.
Cover the bottom half of the eyelid with brown/grey eyeshadow, needs to be quite dark
Draw a line of black liquid eyeliner along the top eyelid, extend out a little bit from the eye. Eye liner is not needed on the bottom of the eye.
Apply thick black mascara to eyelashes. Students in Under 13 and up need to wear thick, black false eyelashes. Waterproof eyeliner and mascara is great in case of rubbing or tears!
If your child has fair eyebrows darken them with a brown eyebrow pencil or brown eyeshadow
LipSence lip stick (Blu Red colour) . This do not smudge or rub off on to the hire costumes. No other lipstick to be worn. This will be provided to all performers if they don’t own their own.
Make up is extremely important when performing on stage under the stage lighting. Children without the required make up will look washed out and you will not be able to see the definition of their facial features. This important for the live show and also for the photos and video.
Base ponytails must be very tight with no whispy bits or bumps and lumps. Please use a brush, tail comb, gel and hairspray to smooth out.
Fringes need to be gelled back (use bobby pins to help hold if needed). A good strong hold gel will hold a fringe back, don’t be afraid to lather it on.
When doing a bun you must use a bun net (matching your child’s hair colour) and fringe pins to hold the bun in place. Try and make the bun as flat as possible. This video might help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ly8RtQijPc
NO NAIL POLISH, TATTOOS, EARRINGS, JEWELLERY
Please remember the parents and teachers working behind the scenes either in the dressing rooms or backstage are VOLUNTEERS. They are giving up their time to help put on this huge show and without them it wouldn’t be possible. They do this so your child has a chance to perform and do an exceptional job, the best they can. Your children are in great hands!
We are also aware that some students may only be performing in 1 routine over a 2 ½ hour show, so we know there is a lot of waiting around for these children. We do our best to minimise their time at rehearsals and include them and keep them occupied during the longer waiting periods including letting them watch in the auditorium.
Please click on the dances below to view the individual requirements needed for each dance. You need to ensure these are brought to the full dress rehearsal on Sunday 25th November.
The Greatest Show, Join The Circus & Come Alive - All EPP, All Musical Theatre, U10, U13 & Senior Tap
A Million Dreams - Intermediate Contemporary
Circus - Jazz For Fun
Tightrope - Senior Classical
Rewrite The Stars - Under 8 Classical
This Is Me - Intermediate, Teen & Senior Hip Hop
From Now On - 16/O EPP
Holding Out For A Hero - U13 Jazz
Spiderman - Under 8 Tap
Cartoon Heroes - Junior Jazz For Fun
Heroes - Beginner Hip Hop
BOSS - Junior Hip Hop
Wonder Woman - Senior Contemporary
Oh He Thinks He Can - Under 8 Jazz
Alone In The Universe - Junior Classical
All For You
Green Eggs & Ham - U11 EPP
One Short Day - Senior Jazz
For Good - Intermediate Classical
Defying Gravity - U16 EPP
Ease on Down The Road - U10 Jazz