Port Macquarie Performing Arts would like to celebrate a wonderful year and show how hard
our students have worked in class with a End of Year Concert on Saturday the December 4th
at St Joseph’s Regional High School PAC. All dancers have worked incredibly hard over the past
2 terms in classes, it is important that everyone has the opportunity to perform and enjoy the
process of working as a team.
A big part of dance training is learning through performance. Although performance
opportunities can help prepare some students for a possible career in dance, they also
contribute to children’s success in non-dance activities. The performing experience helps build
self-esteem and self-confidence and can result in better in-school presentations and improved
social skills. We have chosen to give our Twinkle Toes and Mini Men an informal performance
venue, where they can sit with their carers and enjoy the other performances, before taking the
stage themselves. I will be on stage announcing each group, carers will bring their dancer onto
the stage for their performance, eliminating the need to be signed in backstage and separated
from you during the show.
Some of our dancers may have already had the privilege of performing on a stage at
eisteddfods etc, but for some this will be their first time. It is an exciting time and it is important
that parents support their dancers by making the process as calm and stress free as possible.
Please read this handbook well in advance to ensure you have all of the requirements ready for
the performance. Unlike our Glasshouse shows, we will not be hiring professional film makers to
capture the moment, but encourage you to film your child’s dance routine for your records. We
also encourage you to take photos of your dancer.
Dedication to the Mid Year Showcase Concert of commitments are the responsibility of both
dancers and their parents. We’ve created this handbook in an effort to clarify what we expect
from you in terms of commitments and responsibility to the annual concert, the school, and
other students and parents.
If you have any questions regarding the information distributed, we encourage you to contact
the office at 65833753 Monday to Thursday between the hours of 4.00-6.00pm. We try to
answer email on a daily basis, except on weekends. Feel free to email questions to the office at
SHOW 2:30 Arrive 2:10pm
10yrs Performance Program PBJ Performance Earrings
Twinkle Toes Monday with Miss Bec
Twinkle Toes Tuesday with Miss Bec
6yrs Superstars– Cotton Eyed Joe Jazz Shoes
Mini Men with Miss Bec
Twinkle Toes Wednesday with Miss Ange
Twinkle Toes Saturday with Miss Neve
Petite Performers– Mickey Mouse Ballet Shoes with Elastic
Twinkle Toes Thursday with Miss Bec
Twinkle Toes Friday with Miss Bec
8yrs Performance – Count on Me Performance Earrings Tan Stirrups
All Dancers Christmas Rock Finale
$15 adults, $10 kids (not performers, who must sit on laps of parents if not enough room) Tickets are General admission eg. First in best dressed. Doors will be open 20 mins prior to the start of the show.
We hope that this Concert experience is one you and our dancers will never forget. We appreciate your compliance with the requirements in this handbook and hope that this PMPA Concert will be as fun and exciting for you as it is for all of our staff. Thank you for working with us to create a memorable educational experience through performance for all of our students.