Purple Show Make up 2017

Harlequin Show make up:

As always students require a full body tan (you can buy wash off stuff from wilkos or get a fake tan done if easier for you)  the idea is that you look  like you have been abroad for a holiday, so that when the white stage lights hit - you look alive and healthy and not like a ghost!!!.  Inters and seniors MUST wear fishnets not bare legs please - they must be Capezio Seam free and American Tan colour.

Make up Must be worn on stage to emphasise the students features (particularly the eyes) which dissappear under strong lights - every member of the school should look identical, so you may need to practise.  Harlequin Make -up required as illustrated on the photo and poster shown above / below.

 Colours to be updated 2021.

You will also need black eyeliner and N Black waterproof Mascara.  It is preferable that Senior students wear  false Eye Lashes.   WE, as a school do not glitter up... so no body, hair eye or lip glitter please........


2019 Show Running Order

Its all colour coded - Seniors are in Purple, Inters are in Red, Older Juniors (age 9-11) are in Pink, Younger Juniors (age 8-9approx) in Green, Juveniles (age 6-8approx) in Blue and Babies in Yellow. Any mixed groups are in Black; So Younger Contemporary is called 'Leave A Light On,' Older Contemporary is 'Everywhere is On My List,' Lower Commercial is 'Bang Bang,' Upper Commercial Is 'Level Up,' Musical Theatre is 'Our House'  & Glee  is Bathing Beauties....  Hope this helps??  

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Venue Booked: Monday March 18th - Sunday March 23rd these dates include tech runs, dress runs and all show dates - please keep this week free!

Final Running Order!!  To Be Arranged

2018 HAIR STYLES REQUIRED (No Bun rings)

SENIORS:  Left side parting into French Pleat  (attach curly pony where relevant)

INTERS:   Left side parting into Right side low bun (attach curly wig where applicable)

OLDER JUNIORS (age 9-11):  Centre parting french plaits to low side bun on right (attach curly wig where applicable) 

JUNIORS age 7-9: Left side parting Right side bun.  Leave up for all dances - try to curly pony for lyrical)  

PREPS / MINIS: (age 6-8approx) centre parting into ringlets - side sections back from face and bobbled.  squished into side buns for acro and released to curly bunches for tap and modern...

Babes - curly bunches!!

Erm.....How Can They See With Sequins In Their Eyes?

SHOW 2019 (Number 18) INFORMATION

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Rehearsals & Show Dates: Monday 18th - Sunday 24th March 2019 Inclusive.  Specific dates, times and groups to be confirmed

MONIES DUE IN: Any cheques should be payable to Harlequin School Of Performing Arts and cash will only be acceptable in a sealed & labelled envelope. Thankyou.

Show Costume Deposits (£20 per costume): January 5th 2019

Dance Block fees Due Again: week 6  W.C  Saturday 26th January  & Saturday 9th March    (please be prompt with your payments as it is an extremley busy time for Harlequin. 

Show Rehearsal Fee:  16th Feb 2019

Show Tickets for sale: Sat 23rd Febuary

Show Costume Balances due bySaturday 8th March 2019 absolute latest.... 



If you are usure of any of our procedures please feel free to ask miss Lauren.  Many Thanks. 

Please make a note in your diary of the  following Show & Rehearsal Dates (be sure to arrive on site one hour before the curtain up with Hair & make up done):


PROVISIONAL SHOW DATES (tbc - we may end up dancing on the Saturday eve or twice on the Sunday):  

Show 1  Thursday 21st  March 2019  Belper School (students required 5.30 - 10pm approx)  Performance starts at 6.30pm (arrive on site at 5.30pm hair & Make-up done)

Show 2  Friday 22nd  March 2019 Belper School (students required 5.30 - 10pm approx)  Performance starts at 6.30pm (arrive on site at 5.30pm hair & Make-up done)

+ Show 3   Sunday 24th  March 2019 Performance 4.00pm (arrive on site 3pm Hair & Make -up done)

Venue:  Belper School - Evening / Matinee Performances.   Show performances times to be confirmed but will be approx 6.30pm  and approx 4.00pm (Sun)  - depending on length of show when complete.... (students please be on site one hour before the show is due to commence.   Audience will be allowed into the venue approx 25 mins before curtain up!

COSTUME HIRE CHARGES & DEPOSITS:  Your initial deposits (which are non returnable) for costume hire for Harlequins Annual Show 2019 DEPOSIT Is £20 per costume.  Your money is  required by Saturday 5th  January 2019.  The balancing payment for hire of costumes will be payable by Saturday  9th March 2019.    Total costume hire charge is expected to cost between £25  - £40  approx per costume (juveniles and Juniors £30 - £45 Inters & Seniors £30-50).  This is for use in rehearsals and 3 shows.  The cost is obviously dependant upon the costume size and fabric used, whether the costume is brand new / made to order or a costume which has been used previously.....  sometimes sewing elastic, 'taking in' with tacking stitches or a little bit of decoration will be required.  Please treat these costumes with respect and do not allow your children to eat or drink coloured juices in them - they are the property of HSOPA and you will be charged for damage caused by mis use or negligence.  Thank you. 

HAIRSTYLES: (TBC) will be listed above - once i know the running order!!

Everyone - Please make sure hairstyle is well groomed, no fringes or fluffy fly away straggles please, no bun rings (donoughts).  Please check and spray all childrens hair regularly.  No Jewellery or nail varnish or tatoos.  Thankyou.

VIDEO ORDERS:  This year I have once again confirmed the services of Platinum Video  (they have now moved to Wales, but have agreed to travel down).    Cash / Card & Cheque payments  will be payable directly to Platinum (the dance school does not take a cut of this money).   You can order your dvds  at the Sunday shows or place your orders afterwards via an order form.  The cost for 2018 is £15.00 per unit.   Please remember he charges nothing to come out (unlike many companies) his fees for the service are entirely made up of the units sold - so dont forget to purchase.

SHOW HELP:   Around 3 weeks before showtime, there will be the usual tables up at the studio for you to fill in, according to when you are able to take your turn helping out with the running of the show.  This can be with dressing the children ( although no males will be allowed into the changing areas), Front of house; ushering the audience into the theatre, signing in and out of Harlequin members and helpers, backstage help such as First Aid support, Running (fetching the next group to the side of the stage) Props and general supervision of youngsters.  Please take your turn to ensure the show runs smoothly and effeciently and that every mum is able to watch their child perform should they so desire. You will only be welcome to remain in the allocated changing areas if your name (subject to numbers required per group) is on our helpers list.  We normally allow roughly one adult per 3/4 children...which is more than sufficient.  ( usually a minimum of 3 for pre juveniles and mini movers where children need a little more supervision even though they do only 1 or 2 dances.  For Health and safety 'rules n regs,' we have to keep a record of who is officially on the premises in direct relation to our use.  The venue offers multi purpose facilities (not just harlequin using the space) at any one time. You will have to leave your children in the care of your allocated helpers if you wish to enjoy the show although I am more than happy for you to help everynight if your name is on our list (again subject to numbers) Thank you....  In anticipation of your continued support in these events, miss L

FINALE REHEARSAL: -  In addition to the dates below, we will also have a finale rehearsal for the whole school date SUNDAY 17th MARCH.

 FINALE TIMES: 9-11am seniors / inters,  then 11.15 am - 1pm everyone.   (no make - up or costumes required... but hair should be correctly placed in a bun and dance uniform should be worn - bring joggers and hoodies for waiting around periods) 


SHOW REHEARSAL FEE:   Money for show rehearsals at the Venue are due on or before SATURDAY 16th FEBRUARY  2019 and are charged as follows:  If your child is in 3 or more dances the cost will be £25, if your child is dancing in two or less numbers the fee will be £20 (this pays for all of the rehearsals at the Belper Venue and the finale rehearsal). 


Monday  March  18th  6.30 pm - 10pm  (Wednesday Senior Peeps  + Louise R and Tuesday / Thursday Inters groups only only )   BELPER VENUE 

Tuesday March  19th approx 5.30 pm - 10pm BELPER VENNUE (Saturday Juveniles age 7-8, Wednesday Juniors 9-11, Saturday Juniors 8-9 Saturday Babies aged 4-5 &  Senior Acro group people too)  (children aged 8 and under will obviously not be required for the entire duration and may be collected at the reception desk and signed out at a time tba).


Wednesday   March 2018  BELPER VENUE  whole school Required - FULL DRESS REHEASAL 5.30 (to start at 6.15) - 10.00pm.  Hair, Make-Up & Costumes Please.  (I will be rehearsing the Finale First then as per running order till the end so - once again pre- juveniles and Mini Movers and Prep grade girls will be allowed to sign out after we run their final dance.  

 date tbc              March 2018  The Belper Venue has been booked as a reserve measure, so please keep this date free until further notice. (Assume Normal classes will take place at the studio as scheduled if you do not hear otherwise)

date tbc             March 2017 - (Rehearsals as required) at the STUDIO - times to be confirmed!

All costumes always  required, as we use our technical rehearsal time to 'light the costumes and choreography' while the dancers familiarise themselves with the space available.  Hair should be tied back as for class and preferably in a bun.  Show make up not required. Please see below for attendance times. Pre - juveniles and mini movers  will not be required for the full length of time. Specific times TBA.   Im afraid as most of you know its a bit of a long process which needs to be done, so thankyou for your patience.  First job is to establish who will be changing where.  I dont know until I arrive.  *We will do the Finale as soon as everyone is on site, so you will be free to SIGN OUT once your last dance has been lit. 

JUST A NOTE: Though I am in favour of good time keeping, I would ask that you do not arrive to the Venues earlier than specified times - as other groups /activities are scheduled to conclude immediately before we commence;  our presence on site before our allocated time is not in any way advantageous,  it makes parking and co-ordination of changing areas very difficult. Many thanks for your co-operation, Miss L. 



1. Please be aware that we have at least two children in our school with nut allergies, therefore in order to maintain a happy working environment and avoid another allergic reaction I am asking that food which contains nuts/nut products  are not brought onto either the Harlequin or Belper school premises.  Also as an extra measure if nuts are eaten prior to the reaheasale and shows please please ensure that hands are washed carefully and thoroughly in warm soapy water....

2. Children should not be eating any foods, chocolate or drinking any fluids other than water whilst wearing hired costumes (coloured drinks and grease stains will not budge - if garments are damaged you will be responsible for replacing them - many costumes are dry clean or specialist clean only (DO NOT WASH YOUR COSTUMES) 

Obviously i am not implying that your children may not eat and drink during rehearsals and shows - simply that they do not do so in costume.  Please do not let your child travel to and from the Venue in their outfits or wear them any place other than the dressing areas and stage.  Many thanks for your support with this matter, your co-operation will be greatly appreciated.

3. Children should stay in the dressing areas with their allocated dressers and not be allowed to run around and play games whilst on the premises.... this is not acceptable behaviour.  Please ensure your child realises that whilst i want them to have an enjoyable and fun time I need them to appreciate that rehearsal venues were not designed  for play.

4. Please ensure you collect your child promptly at the end of each rehearsal. I will never leave a child alone unattended - but (though enjoyable) these are busy and long days for all of us, and I also have a responsibility to my childcarers to  be home on time too.


Please print your own ticket order form (document at the top of page), fill in childs name and contact number and order your complimentary refreshment from those offered. Orders for show tickets may be placed from 23rd February.  Please note, Your tickets WILL NOT be reserved without payment.   

Seating at Belper Theatre is numbered and therefore tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis - so dont forget anyone.  lol.  Refunds and or exchanges WILL NOT be made once your order has been placed, so please fill in the envelope with care.  

There are a few disabled access seats, but if you have an elderly relation please (get your order in early) make a note on the envelope and i will endevour to seat them on the lower seats.  Tickets will be costed at approx £13.00 and as last year this will include a complimetary interval drink.  (Please select your choice from those offered on the envelope only - do not invent your own).  

As a small school we need to work hard to filll seats for 3 performances, so - Please invite all of your friends & family to come along and support your children.  There are no concessions.   Tickets will not be allocated to you until payment is received and they will be ready for collection a few days before the performance.  Cheques should be made payable to: Harlequin School Of Performing Arts. Thank you.

Principal Harlequin SOPA Lauren Leam - Ex Professional Contortionist & Dancer

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