What Changes This Year?

Due to our friend COVID, there are a few changes to our End of Year show for 2021. Never fear, it's going to be just as AMAZING, MAMMOTH, CREATIVE, CUTTING EDGE, and INCREDIBLE as ever before but there are simply a few new rules we need to follow. It is imperative that you read all of the below info to ensure a successful and smooth-running event! 

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KJ STUDIOS END OF YEAR SHOW 2021

DROP OFF SCHEDULE

Each Class/Dancer will have a specific drop-off zone and time. If your dancer fails to arrive and sign in by their allocated drop-off time this will mean that your dancer is unable to sign in until ALL other dancers have completed their own drop-off times so you will need to wait with your dancer outside/away from the theatre until the end of this process.  

All drop-off times and zones are available to view in our TYPE CAST online info, if you need us to send this through to you please let us know. 

STRICTLY NO parents will be able to come backstage at all unless they are a specific helper for that show. All show helpers are unable to leave the backstage area at all until the END of the show when everyone is permitted to leave. 

Act 2 dancers are not permitted to sign in/enter backstage until halftime.

We know this may be frustrating, but we MUST keep numbers down backstage. 

BACKSTAGE AND ZONES

Each class/dancer will have a specific drop zone backstage, they will need to stay within this zone with their class and parent helper for the duration of the show. Unfortunately our usual backstage hype, princesses and performers are not able to join us this year, so we highly recommend that you equip your dancer with the following: 

- A dressing gown/zip-up hoodie to wear over their costume.

- Snacks (nothing that can spill/is messy) we recommend muesli bars (without nuts), fruit, etc. NO nuts at all backstage. 

 - Colouring in/quiet games

We will have the show on a big screen backstage that the dancers will be able to watch. 

MASK WEARING

All dancers/helpers/crew over 12 years MUST wear a mask at all times, dancers may take masks off to apply makeup and when they perform on stage, but otherwise all must be in masks. Any dancers under 12 are welcome to wear a mask if they chose. 

If you have a mask exemption please email it through to us.

AUDIENCE & TICKETS

Of course we are guttered that we cannot have a full and proud audience of Mums, Dads, Grandmas, neighbours, and everybody in between!

Due to COVID this year our show will go a little differently... 

 

Initially, we were performing THREE shows but have now upped this number to SIX shows because of audience numbers being so limited.

We are doing our absolute best to have as many of you see this show in person as possible which is where the added shows come in. 

When tickets come on sale (Date TBA - we will let you know well in advance) tickets will be limited to 1-2 per dancer/family, and please, PLEASE be kind when purchasing your tickets as seats are limited to under 200 per show! They must be brought in groups/bubbles and unfortunately, people WILL miss out, this is inevitable due to the nature of COVID and the limitations around indoor gatherings. 

Kindness and honesty are going to be key here, we want to make sure every dancer has at least one family member coming along to support them and see the show in person... 

Along with our six shows, the final TWO shows (one Yellow and one Blue) will be streamed LIVE online, meaning all of those extra family members, and even those that aren't in the country have the chance to view the show in real-time from home (YAY!).

The live streaming tickets will be much cheaper than in-person tickets and available to anybody and everybody! 

Do not fear! We will also be professionally filming the shows and making our keepsake DVD for dancers to watch back. 

So whilst our in-person theatre watching capacity has lessened, we are SO HYPED to be live streaming this event and know that it means even MORE people get to enjoy this magical show from home!

We will let you know about Ticket Sale dates as soon as we can but do note that tickets will go on sale a lot later than usual as we are wanting to allow time for venue capacity to potentially go up allowing us to put more tickets on sale for you all. 

No pre sale tickets will be available this year, ticket prices have changed for the original cost due to increased procedures and less seating etc.

PICK UP TIMES

Just like drop-offs, pick-ups will also be scheduled and it will not be a free for all pick-up situation. 

If you are not watching the show, you are able to come and collect your dancer after they have finished dancing.

We do ask that at the end of Act 1, ALL dancers who do not have any more dances in that show MUST be picked up.​

LIVE STREAM TICKETS

Live Stream tickets will come on sale at the same time as our theatre tickets, but no stress, these won't sell out (the beauty of live stream!).

 

We highly recommend buying this option as family members and friends near and far can enjoy the experience at the same time as the live show, you may even choose to see it in the theatre and then AGAIN via the live stream!  

PLEASE ENSURE YOU PURCHASE A TICKET TO THE CORRECT SHOW- BLUE OR YELLOW, ALL TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE IF YOU PURCHASE FOR THE INCORRECT SHOW. 

Upon purchasing a 'ticket' to the live stream show you will receive a password. This password will give you access to a single device unless you bought the multi-device ticket (you can buy up to three devices). If you try to use a single device password on more than one device it will automatically sign you out and only allow one stream at a time. 

This is an epic gift to those who cannot make it or be there in person, to those overseas, in Auckland, or due to our limited theatre tickets available, to make it fair we ask you choose kindness and you can leave your husbands at home to crack a beer and enjoy from the comfort of their couch! What a win! 

PROGRAMME

There will be an amazing keepsake programme as per usual, these can be pre ordered and will be $5.00 (plus processing) you can buy these ahead of the show and they will be available to be picked up the week before.

You can bring these to the show with you as none will be available for purchase from Baycourt on the day. 

Frequently asked questions

What is the end of year show?


It is simply an opportunity for the KJ Studios dancers to get out on stage and show everybody what they've got and what they've been working on all year! It is so much fun and so exciting and the best way to round off the year! it is not compulsory but we can guarantee the kids will love to be a part of it!




Is it the same as Mid year show?


NO! The end of year show is a full theatre performance with costumes, props, extra rehearsals and it is always a joy to behold! KJ Studios prides themselevs on their high quality and increidble standard of end of year shows!




Am I allowed to be backstage with my dancer?


In the past we have allowed anybody to be back stage, but last year we made a change in this system that works far better for all invovled! We have a team of knowledgable, capable and amazing mums/helpers that will be there specifically to look after your dancers. You will sign them in at the side door and then leave backstage, you are able to pick them up and sign them back up after they have finished but they will be looked after backstage by this team. Due to COVID there is going to be a strict drop off and pick up policy and there will be absoultely NO parents backstage that are not helpers.




Are their costs associated with the show?


Yes! We require every family to pay a show fee to be a part of the show, this covers costumes, all extra rehearsals, sets, props, venue hire and all professional show photo AND professional videography of the show (Yes, that is all included!!) If a dancer does not pay show fees they cannot be a part of the show. The only other cost is for your show ticket to come along and watch! Show fees are non-refundable if you change your mind and will ONLY be refunded with a doctors note.




Are rehearslas compulsory?


Ideally, we need everybody to be at every rehearsal but we understand that sometimes this is not possible. If you have let us know well in advance we can work around it, last minute notice may see students removed, replaced or changed in a dance or sequence (due to health and safety around the stage and knowledge of the performance space, etc.). It is expected that senior dancers are at every rehearsal as they are in so many numbers however, we are more lenient with the little ones.




Am I allowed to film and take photos of the show?


NO. We do a professional photo day and then have the show filmed from four different angles and produced for us; these are available to purchase. Baycourt staff will not permit your filming of the show.




Do I have to make/source a costume?


NO. We sort out all of the costumes for you! You never take a cosutme home and you do not own the costume. Every costume is numbered and assigned to a dancer and after each rehearsal and show the costumes are counted back in. If you fail to return your costume or ruin your costume- there is a $50.00 fee (per costume) The only thing you'll need to supply are undergarments, hair needs, make up and dance shoes.




What is photo day?


Photo day allows all dancers to get into costume and get professional group/class shots done for the programme and also for your keepsake (included in this years show fees!).