Hi everyone, thanks so much for dancing and supporting with this year’s Christmas Lights Switch On, Sat 25th November.
We are delighted that our wonderful RED & BLUE Street Crews are performing as part of this event.
**3.30pm ALL dancers to meet at SCD for rehearsal** [Studio 1]
Dancers will walk as a group to each performance space, led by SJ.*
4.05pm - ‘Blue+Red crew mix’ piece >> at the front of SCD studios
4.35pm - ‘Blue+Red crew mix’ piece >> outside Slug and Lettuce bar (33 -35 High Street)
4.55pm - ‘Blue+Red crew mix’ piece >>outside 'The Works' (71 High Street) near Waterstones
5.05pm - FLASHMOB > outside 'The Works' (71 High Street) near Waterstones
5.30pm - Collection from SCD and (optional) come in for a hot drink and see the Crew Competition videos on our screens
Clothing and hair - same as with competition. SCD clothing, white trainers and hair off your face.
TO KEEP WARM; -
We will have some spare SCD jumpers around tomorrow for borrow or purchase.
*If anyone becomes lost at any point please use the SCD main number AND return to SCD as a meeting point. SCD is open as usual throughout this event so there will always be team members there if needed.
** As SJ is leading the groups for this event please do as she asks and no students wander off between performances.
** Keep hydrated (drinks) and snacking as needed to sustain student energy
Sunday 12th November - UDO East of England Street Dance Championships
VENUE: INSPIRE: LUTON SPORTS VILLAGE
BUTTERFIELD GREEN ROAD LUTON, LU2 8DD
CLOSEST PARKING: Active Luton Parking - max charge £5 all day
**MEET TIME AT THE VENUE** IMPORTANT - NO LATE ARRIVALS
RED CREW 09.00am
BLUE CREW 10.45am
As stated previously, this was set out to be a whole day event. Your dancer may be in more than one category, so depending on that, is how long you need to stay.
UDO have given out designated spaces for the crew to practice before hand. Please make sure you are ready to go for when you arrive!
Please note that this timetable is an estimate, this is can be schedule to change on the day.
We encourage you to stay and support other crew members in their categories and to soak up the whole experience, but we understand you may need to head off home after your dancer has competed in all their categories.
SJ has ALL DANCER wristbands and will hand these out when you arrive!
Estimated car travel time - 1hr 30 mins, please thoroughly heck route before setting off.
Please allow yourself plenty of time for the journey as its best to be early and avoid stress for yourself or the other crew members and team ;) There is ZERO flexibility with competition performance times. If we are late, we miss out.
CLOTHING AND HAIR etc
Please arrive with hair ready for before leaving. If you are having trouble with this, please bring everything you need for your dancer's hair with you, and we will help you at the venue.
* Hair slicked back bun/cornrows/braids. NO hair in face.
* No jewellery
* No fake tattoos or pen drawings on visible parts on body.
* If they wish to wear makeup, please make sure this in MINIMAL.
BLACK SCD TSHIRT
BLACK SCD JOGGERS
CLEAN WHITE TRAINERS (MUST BE 90% WHITE)
TRAINER SOCKS THAT CAN'T BE SEEN ABOVE THE TRAINERS
Do not need to have exactly the same outfit, just similar so that the judges can tell they are a duo.
You can wear pretty much anything, as long as you are comfortable. If you feel you really have nothing else to wear, feel free to use TEAM uniform.
Please make sure all outfits are packed and ready to go!
FOOD AND DRINK:
We suggest bringing snacks/lunch with you and plenty of water! We see on google maps there is a Tesco express and Greggs nearby - I’m not sure how long the break is during the day so I would advise not solely relying on this!
PHOTOS AND SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE DAY
We love to take photos and videos at important days like this. Please be ready to join with any photos - including parents / family members if asked!
If you take video on the day and believe you have good footage to share please send to us using this link, rather than using the WhatsApp groups. Thanks.
PHOTOS & SOCIAL MEDIA:
As SCD members we know your photo permission status. Please do speak with us if you have any concerns on the day but we would love to share photos and videos on social media to celebrate the day. If you use Instagram do follow, like and share the SCD Insta Account.
COMPETITION DAY PRACTICING - FROM JAEDA
'My aim is to rehearse with all solo duos and crews on the day, before they compete. All the pieces are spread out, this means at any moment where there are no dancers for me to watch and support as they compete, I will gather certain people to practice. To help me with this, it would be great if all dancers and parents stay in the SCD area or with me to support the solos/duos/crew so that I can gather everyone quickly and practice whatever needs practicing next. This also means that I will need to know about any snack breaks, toilet trips etc (just drop me a message) just so I’m aware of where everyone is.
On the day please also keep an eye on the group chat for any messages like ‘ so and so, we will be practicing outside in 5 minutes’
The main aim of the day, is to support both crews in this exciting event throughout the day!
Thanks in advanced for all your help and support 😊'