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By Dance4all, Dec 10 2019 10:17PM

Please find a copy of our information emails that went out recently for our Christmas event and final rehearsal below. We thank you all for your patience with the difficulties we have been experiencing with our emails. Please let us know if you have any questions!



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Good evening,


I hope you are well.


Please find the original Christmas Show information email below (with some amendments).


Tiny Dancers

Please be aware that if your child is in Tiny Dancers that tights and dance shoes (ballet flats) are mandatory for the performance. Please let us know if you do not have any (that are owned or can be borrowed from a sibling or borrowed from Dani or Kerry) so that some can be bought. Please also disregard the previous information about coming in Christmas jumpers as Tiny Dancers will have costumes on the day.


All Students

Please note that due to our child protection procedures your child WILL NOT be allowed to perform public if not in ballet tights (unless we specify otherwise). If your child needs tights please let us know ASAP.


Volunteers and Food Donations

We are still in need of volunteers for the event and also food donations for our tea party after the show. If you are available to help or donate any food, please let us know by adding your name to the following shared spreadsheets:


If you will be able to volunteer, please add your first name to the below spreadsheet and select the options for what help you can provide:


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Xg03LwDk_gtbqm7UEHDN09Lz2aRVxd2yl02GPT3VK2w/edit?usp=sharing


If you will be bringing food donation, please add your first name and food item to the spreadsheet below:


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BTel24Hsd4D-TqNON1conjUeauZYSBUG-RXfopc8vC4/edit?usp=sharing


Reminder re. Care and Changing Area

Please be aware that any children are to remain in your care on the day. Please also be aware that due to the size of the changing room that only one parent/carer is allowed per child in the upstairs changing room on the day.


Final Rehearsal

Where: Christ Church, 140 Dudley St, Bedford MK40 3SX

When: Friday 13th December 2019 at 16:00


Our final rehearsal will be at the above time and place to allow all the students to practice in the space before the show. For those in Grade 1 and below, this is likely only to take 30 mins, for those Grade 2 and above, this can take up to 18:00.


Please let me know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you all this weekend.


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Please find details of our Christmas show below, please note that this year there will be two parts to this event, the Christmas Show and the Community Christmas Tea Party after. We hope that our students will enjoy helping give back to the community in this intergenerational event. Please let me know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you there!


Christmas Show

Where: Christ Church, 140 Dudley St, Bedford MK40 3SX

When: Saturday 14th December 2019 at 15:30 until 16:30


When and where to arrive if performing:

Please bring your child to the main hall entrance on Denmark Street at the following times (depending on your child’s grade). Please note that we are only able to allow 1 parent/carer to accompany the child to the changing room as space is limited. The church would not be available for seats at this point.


14.00 Grade 3, 5, 6, 7 (to help with setting up)

14.55 Grade 2

15.00 Grade 1

15:05 Primary

15.10 Pre-Primary

15.15 Tiny Dancers


Please also note that your child is to remain in your care for the entirely of this event (there will be a sign in/out form however this is for fire safety). This event will be open to the public and exits will be easily accessible.


When to arrive if watching:

The church will be open from 15:15 which is when all attendees can take their seats.


Please note that there is no parking and you will need to park on the streets if you are staying, however the streets can get crowded so please plan ahead accordingly.


What to bring

Please bring the students in uniform:

 Leotard

 Tights (socks for males)

 Ballet Shoes

 With hair tied back (some costumes have headdresses)


Please note that due to our child protection procedures your child WILL NOT be allowed to perform public if not in ballet tights (unless we specify otherwise). If your child needs tights please let us know ASAP.


Additional information

Please be aware if your child does NOT have permission to perform or have photos or videos taken they WILL NOT be taking part in this event (section 4 of the Dance4all under 18’s permission forms/disclaimers) as there will be both photography and videos by parents & Dance4all staff.



Community Christmas Tea Party

Where: Christ Church, 140 Dudley St, Bedford MK40 3SX

When: Saturday 14th December 2019 at 16:30 until 17:30


After the show we will be hosting an outreach evening for the elderly in our community and will have an assortment of food and drink available for everyone to share. We hope to teach our students the importance of giving back to the community, the spirt of Christmas and the importance for intergenerational contact. Many people attending this event will not be attending any other Christmas events and some will not have any family to share Christmas with, so we hope to make this a very special Christmas event for them.


Bringing food

If you will be bringing food for our tea party, please make sure to deliver this to the foyer by the hall entrance by 15:30 when the show starts.



Volunteers for the evening

Please let us know if you are available to help this day as we will greatly appreciate any help that can be offered. We will require assistance with the decorating of the church, helping provide food and drink to the tea party and tidying after the show.


If you will be able to volunteer, please either add your first name to the below spreadsheet and select the options for what help you can provide:


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Xg03LwDk_gtbqm7UEHDN09Lz2aRVxd2yl02GPT3VK2w/edit?usp=sharing


Food donations

Please also let us know if you are able to donate any food for either our Community Christmas Tea Party or to be offered to the Food Bank. Please ensure that no food items contains nuts.


If you will be bringing food donation, please add your first name and food item to the spreadsheet below:


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BTel24Hsd4D-TqNON1conjUeauZYSBUG-RXfopc8vC4/edit?usp=sharing


I have also attached our posters to this email in case you know of anyone who would benefit from this event or be interested in coming or be able to publicise our event.


If you are unsure of anything (i.e. whether you have signed the permission form to allow performances and photos/videos or what class your child is in) just email to ask, and please also let me know if you have any other questions.


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Dance4all




By Dance4all, Oct 14 2014 01:10PM

Our October performances are coming up this weekend at Dance Bedford 14 and Bromham Apple Day!


You should have already received an email/letter with this information, however for ease of access or just in case it was lost, please find all the information you need if your child is performing this weekend, or if you're going to come vist us at our stand this Sunday:



Please bear in mind your child will remain in your care and is of your own responsibility for both events (there will be no signing in or out due to this)

Please also note that both events are highly dependent on weather, however if cancelled we will let you know the night before via text, the website and email.


Please arrive in full uniform with hair and makeup already done.


Uniform consists of black leotard, black footless tights, jazz shoes and black socks (no white/coloured socks please).


For those with long hair please have your hair in a topsy tail.

For those with shorter hair please have your hair pulled and pinned back from the face.


L2dance II students may bring their character shoes for their pirate dance (however this is not compulsory).



Saturday 18th October


Please arrive and meet us at 12:30 at the Harpur Suite.

Costumes and props will be handed out at this time.


This performance is 15 mins long at 13:20 - 13:35 and takes place on a staged area outside Boots in Bedford town centre.




Sunday 19th October


We have one 15 performance slot on this day at 12:30 - 12:45 at the display area.

Please arrive and meet us at our Dance4all stand at 11:45.


Students that are performing will not have to pay any entry fee, however accompanying family or friends will.


The approx. prices for entry are £5.00 for adults (16 and over), £3.00 for concessions (over 65 years and unaccompanied children under 16 years) and free for children under 16 who are accompanied by an adult.

Parking for this event is in the nearby field and as it is a country fair please dress appropriately (especially in terms of footwear).

There are plenty of activities to do throughout the day and food and drink to purchase (it is recommended to bring something to sit on, like a fold out chair).



Below is a timetable for the day:


11:00 Gates open

At the stand:

11:15 - 11:45 Little Bear Feet & Melody Movement demo

11:45 - 12:15 Beginning Ballet & Munchkins demo

On stage:

12:15 - 13:00 ♥2dance & Shine performance (meet at the stand and travel together to the stage)

At the stand:

13:00 - 13:30 Pre-Primary ballet demo

13:30 - 14:00 Grade 1 ballet demo

14:00 - 14:30 Grade 2 ballet demo

14:30 - 15:00 Grade 3 ballet demo

15:00 - 15:30 Grade 4 ballet demo

16:30 Gates close


As always, please feel free to email us if you have any questions.