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Adults Performance Group
2022 
"Alice in Wonderland" 

 Dear all Adult dancers,

 

Term 4 is right around the corner and that means “showtime”. After our highly successful Gala shows in the past, this year we are planning a fantastic new show, ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

 

The show will be held at the wonderfully big (500 seat) Alexander Theatre Monash University Clayton Campus, 48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton VIC 3800 on Monday 12th December 2022.

Our Adults bring so much to our school and for the students who would like to perform, this will give you the opportunity to show what you achieved in your dance studies.

 

Our production is designed to give dancers of all levels valuable performance and production experience and will bring together dancers from both our children’s and adults schools, from the ages of four to eighty-four, in a celebration of dance and its ability to unite and bring joy.

 

We suggest adults having at least one year current and consistent training if wishing to join the production groups.

 

Rehearsals are always conducted with the utmost professionalism but are also enjoyed for the social aspect, with many dancers enjoying regular post-rehearsal drinks and gatherings.

 

The 2022 show will be around one hour long and have the narrative of ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

 

 Programme

- Adults Ballet  

Beginner and Advanced Adults ballet students will be dancing in the Flower Scene to the music ‘The Seasons: Spring & Summer’ by Alexander Glazunov.

Please find the music link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XlmQb_yzRU

Kalman aims to choreograph and create a vibrant group piece based on the ballet vocabulary. 

- Adults Contemporary

Kalman will also be creating a contemporary adults work for advanced students as part of the Caterpillar scene, to the music ‘U Plavu Zoru’ by Pink Martini.

Please find the music link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH37xf7mSk0
 

- Adults Character (Hungarian)
Elena will be creating an engaging Adults character piece reflective of traditional Hungarian dance for the Picnic scene.

 

Times and Levels

Rehearsals for these adults pieces will take place weekly during Term 4 over 10 weeks, from 3rd October till 12th December.

Groups

Beginner and Intermediate Ballet: Saturdays 1:15pm-3pm
Deepdene Uniting Church Hall, 958 Burke Rd, Balwyn
(Advanced students to attend some of these rehearsals)

Advanced Ballet: Wednesday 7pm-8:45pm
Koonung Heights Uniting Church Hall, Cr Belmore and Winfield Rd, North Balwyn

Advanced Contemporary: Saturdays 10:45am-11:45am
Deepdene Uniting Church Hall, 958 Burke Rd, Balwyn

Character (all levels): Saturday 3pm-4pm 
Deepdene Uniting Church Hall, 958 Burke Rd, Balwyn

 

If you are not sure which group you should be in, please speak to Kalman at any time.

 

We would love as many dancers to be a part of this as possible, with the choreography to cater to the needs and ability of each dancer’s level.

We would like you to try and make all possible rehearsals, so as to not make the students that do attend all rehearsals go back and re-teach things for those who have missed numerous rehearsals.


We also strongly suggest attending your regular classes during the week to maintain technique and strength.

Our compulsory rehearsals are:

General rehearsal 1 - Saturday 3rd December 2:45pm-6pm (Deepdene)

 

Dress rehearsal – Monday 5th December 6pm-9pm (Monash – Alexander Theatre)

 

General rehearsal 2 – Saturday 7th December TIME TBA (afternoon) (Deepdene)

 

GALA SHOW – Monday 12th December – (Monash – Alexander Theatre) (show 7:30pm) Arrive time at theatre TBA, however, last time adults arrived in the late afternoon for a rehearsal and optional class on stage. The show will start at 7:30pm.

 

Cost

The all-inclusive production fee covers all your rehearsals throughout Term 4 (10 weeks), artistic development and choreography, theatre hire, costume hire and professional video of the show.


Ballet only                        $550
Contemporary only          $475
Character only                 $475
Ballet + Contemporary    $775
Ballet + Character           $775
All 3 pieces                      $990
*Payments are to be made prior to Term 4 starting.

 

Tickets 

Tickets will go on sale via Monash University at the start of Term 4 and will be $39 each. 

 

We look forward to having as many of you join this fun programme.
 

Please enrol online.

 

If you have any questions please contact Kalman anytime.

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