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What are the details?

What is a Work in Progress?

Work in Progress is another professional performance experience for our dancers; the students will present their classwork as a choreographed routine.

What is the aim of the Work in Progress?

The dancers thrive working towards a Showcase; they memorise their routines brilliantly. We often need help to get the dancers to remember their syllabus and class work. So, working towards an onstage performance using parts of their syllabus and classwork will help fortify the choreography in their minds.


WIP aims to encourage our dancers to go beyond the studio with their syllabus and classwork. To give them a sense of where their in-studio training leads them, working on and developing their performance skills. WIP will allow them to create a confident and secure performance style when taking their examinations and class awards.

Will this be similar to the SGDA Showcases?

The dancers will be performing at The Brindley Theatre; yes, this performance won't involve fancy lighting or glittery costumes; the focus is solely on the dancers and their dance work.

If no costumes are involved, what will my child wear on stage?

The dancers will be wearing their usual class uniform on stage.

Is there a participation fee involved for the dancers?

The dancers who choose to participate will have a fee of £10.50, which helps to cover the cost of the full cast rehearsal and the participation medal that the dancers will receive after the WIP performance. 


You will need to register your dancer via the link below:


How many performances will the dancers be doing?

Our dancers will be doing two performances.

Do I need to book a ticket to watch my child?

You can book tickets from the Theatre Box Office from January 2023. They will be on sale at £12.55 per ticket. There is no limit to how many tickets can be booked for each dancer's audience.

Will chaperones be required backstage?

Yes, we will have precisely the same backstage set-up as we did for our Reignite Showcase. To help backstage, you must apply for a Chaperone's License with your local council. The council charges £9 for this licensing service, which will be at a cost to the volunteer. If you would like to apply for a Chaperone's license, please email, and we can point you in the right direction. 

Once you have a chaperone's license, it is valid for three years with most councils. If you already have a license and want to be involved, please make this known via the SGDA Chaperone Facebook Group. 

Will there be a dress rehearsal beforehand? 

Yes, there will be a full-cast rehearsal in Chester on: Sunday 26th March 2023  all cast members must attend this rehearsal.

Performance Date: Saturday, 22nd April 2023

Performance Time: 2 pm & 7pm

Venue: The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, WA7 1BG

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