End of Year Show

Dance Central End of Year Show 2020

Friday 11 December, from the comfort of home!

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary treasures.

Introducing PHOENIX: Hope Rises — a Dance Central End of Year Show unlike anything we’ve done before!

With a spectacular range of dance styles and pieces filmed over 4 days, PHOENIX is coming to you as a one-of-a-kind livestream and cinema experience. We won’t let anything stop you from feeling that theatre wonder — and this time, even our dancers can join the audience, at home or in the cinema!

Come along as we explore the themes of hope, cooperation, and self-expression in the context of challenging times.

  • FILMING: 19-22 November at Canberra College Performing Arts Centre, Phillip
  • LIVESTREAM: Friday 11 December. This concert will be available for viewing online for 48 hours.
    • Saturday 12 December, 9:45am, 2:15pm, and 6:45pm shows
    • Sunday 13 December,9:45am, 2:15pm, and 6:45pm shows

Important Dates

Important Dates

Show Package Invoice

The new Show Package invoice will be issued on Monday 7 September.

Payment to be made no later than Tuesday 15 September.

Stage Makeup Workshops

Complimentary makeup workshops will be held on 31 October.

Dress Rehearsals

A dress rehearsal will occur during normal class time. You will be emailed the date for this when receiving your costume note.

Filming Schedule

  • Thursday 19 Nov, 3pm to 9pm: Act 1 and Act 2
  • Friday 20 Nov, 3pm to 9pm: Act 2 Almost Ballroom
  • Saturday 21 Nov, 8:30am to 5:30pm: ACT 1 Trolls
  • Sunday 22 Nov, 8:30am to 5:30pm: ACT 2 Almost Ballroom

Each class will be allocated a 1hr time block to be at the theatre to rehearse, film, and be photographed.

If your child is in multiple classes, they will be allocated a 1hr time block for every class they attend.

Concert Screening

The concert will premier 7:00pm on Friday 11 December. Concert streaming details will be provided closer to the date.

Participation in the Show

Participation in the show

Please note that the following classes will not be participating in the show:

  • Blueberries
  • DC Fit (except for tap)
  • Acrobatics
  • Graded RAD ballet from Grade 2 and above.

Opt-in as default

We know how much students love the show and how much confidence and knowledge they gain from this experience. As the majority of students love to participate, we automatically enrol all students into the Show.

If you decide to do the show, it means you are committing to the following:

  • Continuing your current classes for Term 4.
  • Paying the show package cost.
  • Sourcing your own costume based on the costume theme provided.
  • Being available to film during our film dates: 19-22 November.

Your child’s attendance to every class is important. Dance routines for our shows become teamwork and involve special and individual roles to make the group performance come together. We do rely on children coming to class every week (unless they are sick). We also provide practice videos sent to your email so that children can practice and build on their confidence at home.

Opting out of the show

If you choose to opt out of the show, it means that you will not be able to participate in class for the first 6 weeks of term 4 as we take that time to refine our showpieces.

Please contact us immediately if you do not wish to take part.

Show costumes, stage makeup, and hair

Show costumes, stage makeup, and hair

Show costumes

To minimise costs for families, we will not include a costume levy. Instead, we will be providing each class with a costume guide and ask that families purchase their own items from suggested retail outlets.

We will try and keep this as simple as possible. We also have some classes where we will be able to reuse costumes from previous years. There may be some classes for whom we’ll purchase costumes, but this will not be the case for the majority.

All of Act 1 (Trolls) will be required to purchase a Trolls headpiece that DC will source and provide, and this will cost approximately $15 which will be invoiced to participating families.

Stage Makeup and Hair

Stage makeup is required for the filming performance to counteract the strong theatre lights that can wash out faces and make it very difficult to distinguish dancers on stage. Each student is given the stage makeup guide along with their costume note. Hair and makeup should be the same across the board.

Dance Central offers a free stage make-up workshop on 31 October. This workshop is for parents and students to attend and practise together in the lead up to the show.

Show Pricing

Show Pricing

In previous Shows, our tickets, merchandise and Show DVDS were sold separately, which meant multiple transactions for most of our families.

This year, Dance Central is bundling Show items for your convenience. Our new Show package provides value and savings for your family while covering the necessary costs of putting a show together — from the expertise of DC faculty, photographers; videographers and editors; and theatre techies, to theatre hire, pre-and-post production work, and more.

Show invoicing dates

Dance Central will invoice you the show package cost on 7 September. You will have until 15 September to finalise your payment to confirm your participation in the show. If DC is purchasing a costume on your child’s behalf, you will be sent an invoice for this within the first week of October.

We have decided to spread out invoices to assist families with payments, and therefore will not invoice for Term 4 until early October.

If we have to cancel the show after we’ve emailed invoices, families will receive a full refund of the Show Package minus the cost of the show levy ($30). This is due to expenses that would have already been incurred towards the Show.

Show Package Prices and Breakdown

  • 1 child package cost $100
  • 2 child or more package cost (additional levy and photo cost) $150

Each package will include the following

  • Show levy (to cover show production and rehearsal): $30
  • Live stream Family Pass Ticket (accessible for 48hrs): $29.95 (Normally $160 for a family of 4)
  • DVD or USB Phoenix Show (Normally $40)
  • Photo Package: $20 (Normally $40-$50)
    Includes 2 x Group portraits and a selection of stage photos (minimum of 5) $20
    NOTE: No matter how many classes your child is in, the cost of photos will not increase per package.

Show costumes are not included; there will not be a costume levy this year. Instead, each student will need to source their own costume this year (except for the Trolls headpiece, which will be sourced by DC and invoiced later).

Show Broadcast and Ticketing

Show Broadcast and Ticketing

Due to COVID-19, we will not have a live show audience. Instead, we plan to broadcast the concert in the following ways.

  • Virtual streaming (included in show package): Friday 11 December
  • In cinema (HOYTS Woden):
    • Saturday 12 December, 9:45am, 2:15pm, and 6:45pm shows
    • Sunday 13 December,9:45am, 2:15pm, and 6:45pm shows
  • Choice of USB or DVD (included in show package)



Each family will receive a unique code to access the virtual live stream on Friday 11 December as a part of your show package. Any family members or friends wanting to purchase a link to watch the show will be able to do so via our website closer to the date.


Purchase your tickets separately online.

Show DVD

The Show will be produced in DVD format; each family will receive 1 DVD or USB as part of their show Package.

You can purchase extra copies on our website through our online shop when it is ready.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our End of Year Show experience.

We know how much our students have enjoyed the show in the past; it is the highlight of the year for so many of our students. We sincerely hope that you will join us and be part of something that is truly special!