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  • Have a great summer
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    MDTS are taking their summer break. We wish you all a great summer and best of luck to our students who are off to uni. See you all in the new term.

  • Have you checked out our Youtube yet??
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    Pop over to youtube to see our latest videos!

    See us on youtube

  • Less than a month to go!
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    Get prepared for back to class in less than a month.
    MDTS has limited spaces for private tuition so if you would like your child to have weekly or fortnightly lessons starting back in September then please Pm message myself so that I can give you options.Also we have lots of exciting courses and events in the pipeline for the Autumn Term and onwards.
    Hope your all having a great Summer x

  • Enrol Now!
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    Do you love dance?

    If yes this is perfect for you! Enrol now for this term. To enrol or for further information drop us a message on our contact page here now!

  • We're supporting Children in need!
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    During this week all Mums and Dads from the Lower School will get the chance to take part in their child’s dance classes with your child throughout the week and experience a dance class with your child.
    A donation per family to Children In need would be £2 minimum but if you choose to donate more to this well deserved charity that is your choice, a collection pot will go around at the beginning of each Dance Class.
    We will also be running a cake stall and raffle that week too for All Of MDTS Dance School.The Prizes will be drawn at the end of the week.

  • Tickets now on sale!
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    The tickets for the annual show are now on sale. Get yours from the Dancers Cafe or from Miss Debs.

  • MDTS re-opens today!
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    Get your dancing shoes back on!

    We hope you all had a great Christmas and a happy new year. Lessons start again today!

    Remember… show ticket’s now on sale!

  • Its Showtime!!!
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    Here is a date for the diary… One not to be missed!

    Have you got your ticket yet? If not get one NOW! Available from your lessons or by contacting us.

    Tickets from

    Concession (Children): £8.50 | Adults: £12.00

    View on event calendar

    Rehearsals will be published here soon!

    More information? click HERE

    Some of last years show!

  • A Class Act Information!
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    Rehearsal Date Calendar

    Note: Rehearsal dates stated on this site may change, Please check with your Teacher for your specific rehearsal dates. This calendar will be updated closer to the event.

    A CLASS ACT!

    ANNUAL DANCE SHOW 2018!
    AT THE BINGHAM HALL
    CIRENCESTER 16th/17th MARCH.

     

    THE WHOLE DANCE SCHOOL ARE INVOLVED IN THIS AMAZING DANCE & SONG EXTRAVAGANZA. THE SHOW IS A TIME OF YEAR IN THE DANCING SCHOOLS TIMETABLE WHERE THE STUDENTS GET TO PERFORM FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ON A FANTASTIC STAGE AND GET TO EXPERIENCE A PROFESSIONAL SHOW. THIS IS SUCH AN EXCITING AND FABULOUS TIME FOR THE STUDENTS WHO GET SO MUCH FROM THESE PERFORMANCES.

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  • Its Nearly Showtime!!!!
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    Its only

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    Until a Class Act

     

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  • Are you ready for the show? Here are some...
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    There are many showbiz terms however here are some of the ones you will hear over the show week and what they mean

     


    Cyclorama

    A Cyclorama is the term used for the large curtains located at the back of the stage. This is not to be confused with the backdrops. Cycloramas are generally illuminated with a projected image or a type of light called a CYC.

    Dead

    You may hear the term “That drop is at its dead”. Dead is the term used when something that is suspended from a truss is at its required height

    Blackout

    A blackout is a lighting cue when all the lights are rapidly switched off. This term may also be used when describing a black backdrop

    Block

    This is the technical term of where a cast member is located on the stage. You may hear “X actor is blocking front stage right” or “This act is blocking on”

    Auditoria

    In a proscenium arch theatre this is the term given to the area where the audience are seated. The term Front Of House or FOH has a very similar meaning.

    Chaperones

    These are people who generally work backstage and look after minors.

    Crew

    This is the term given to any member of the event staff working on the production that are not performing. This can include stage hands, stage managers and the technical production crew

    File

    This is anything that is being suspended however not usually backdrops. Generally a flie is someone that flies in to the stage.

    Backdrop or simply drop

    This is a curtain that will be lowered behind an act. You may hear in rehearsals “Fireplace Drop” This is the cue to lower the fireplace drop to its dead position.

    Prop (Property)

    This is an asset used by the cast to aid them with their performance. This could be a bench used on set.

    Backstage

    This is the area behind the stage and only occupied by the cast and crew.

    Curtain Call

    This is when the main curtain is closed usually after an act.

    Act

    Most performances comprise of 2 acts, An act is usually denoted by an interval

    interval

    This is a pause within the performance usually around the center point of the performance and usually last around 30-45 Mins.

    Strike

    You may hear “strike the set” this means to remove all property’s from a set and in some cases means take the set back to how it was at the start of the production. Strike can also mean all the equipment and property’s are removed from the stage and packe waway after a performance.

    Barre

    This is a property used generally by dancers

    Stage Hand

    This is a person usually wearing black cloths and are part of the technical crew and are located in the wings. There job is to manage and remove props from the stage.

    Wings

    This is an area located on either side of the stage and out of sight of the audience.

    Cue

    A command for something to change such as music to be started or a cast member to exit the stage

    Black Box

    This is a form of studio generally used for television or rehearsals and is always a box shaped room and usually painted with black walls.

     

    Stage Layouts

  • Show Merch!
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    If you would like to order show Merch please let Miss Debs or Miss Abigail know via PM or in your lessons prior to 7th March.