DANCE FESTIVAL ETIQUETTE

Entries are starting to come in for the Kwinana Dance Festival and we’re looking forward to another big and exciting event.

It’s also an overwhelming time for many, especially those new to dance comps and our particular dance festival. We want you to have the best possible time, but we also recognise that there’s a lot to take in.

To all those new to the festival, we hope the following helps answer your millions of questions.

When will draft programmes be finalised?

We aim to have these to teachers before the end of August.

When will final programmes be available?

We aim to have these to teachers during the first week of September, which means programmes and tickets should be on sale during the second of September.

How do I book tickets?

You can book online, in person or over the phone. Tickets are cheaper online.

Tickets are sold by SESSION, not ITEM, number.

Make sure you have checked the FINAL, not DRAFT, programme before you book.

Have the following information ready before you book, in this order:

  • Session number
  • Total number of tickets
  • Ticket type (Standard, Child or Performer)
  • Cash/credit card details ready for payment (no holds)

Do performers need tickets?

If they are going into the theatre to watch, yes. If they are not going in the theatre to watch, no.

Do babies need tickets?

Children over 18 months require a ticket (under Building Regulations) even if they are sitting on your lap.

Can I buy tickets on the day?

It’s always best to buy your tickets ahead of time, rather than taking a chance that there will be tickets left. Please encourage family members who are coming along to watch to purchase tickets in advance, whether online or by calling the Box Office on 9467 7118.

Can we buy day passes?

No, unfortunately, we are unable to offer a day pass option.

Can my child leave a lipstick kiss on the wall leading to the backstage area?

No. Last year, years’ worth of lipstick marks from past festivals was removed from the walls, which was an expensive and time consuming process. We used some heavy duty chemicals to get them off, so for your safety we advise childrennot to kiss them. We may also charge schools a cleaning fee if this occurs.

When do dressing rooms open?

Dressing rooms open at 8.30am except for the first day, which will be 9am.

Can we apply make-up in the toilets?

No. Make-up is to be applied in dressing rooms. You may wish to bring a portable mirror.

Can we buy food at the centre?

Koorliny Arts Centre operates a kiosk, which sells a variety of cold drinks, candy bars, chips and other snacks. There is also a self-service coffee machine. A sausage sizzle is generally provided by one of the dance schools.

Can we take food and drink into the theatre?

No. Only bottled water may be taken in.

Is EFTPOS available?

Yes, EFTPOS is available for all Box Office sales, and for kiosk purchases over $5.

Can we take photos/videos in the theatre?

No, we do not allow audience photography in the theatre. Monkey World Films is the videographer for the event.

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