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VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM

LATEST INFORMATION FOR PARENTS & STUDENTS

Our VTP Programs are incredibly fast paced with the many opportunities, performances, workshops and Eistedfodds each genre performs in throughout the year, we have created this page to keep you constantly in the loop!

All information shared in our Messenger Groups will be updated here so you can refer back.

If you are a parent who has recently joined one of these programs, please make sure you are added to our Individual Messenger Groups


Hello to our wonderful VTP Parents & Students!

Wishing you have all had a wonderful holiday break so far, we cannot wait to see you all next week!

Please grab a cup of tea (or a wine? - whichever your preference!) And add these dates into your diary so we are all prepared for this amazing term and what's to come! By now you should have most definitely communicated if you are no longer continuing with our last term of VTP - if not, I urge you to let us know immediately as we are already hard at working organising costumes, staging routines etc.

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SHOWCASE



As you're probably aware - we make our own opportunities at WPAS!
SHOWCASE will be a Spectacular 2 hour show featuring all of your favourite routines you've been working on this last year! All VTP students & soloists will perform in 4 shows across the weekend of 19th & 20th of September so please pencil this whole weekend out for this amazing show!
We have already been working with the theatre and booking service to ensure the safest and most practical way for our students AND for audiences to view the show under the current restrictions. 
We will be asking for 2 Parent Volunteers per age group per show to be backstage with the students to help them change into their next costume. Parent Volunteers will receive a ticket to SHOWCASE Complimentary!

Regarding tickets, they will be on sale from August 1st and I do forecast them selling out quickly due to the large demand of people wanting to get back to watching live dance and theatre. We will send you all the links to purchase your tickets before we advertise to the public but I do urge you to jump on and grab yours when they are made available, No tickets will be sold at the door on the day. Hopefully if restrictions change for the better closer to September we can open up more seats but for now, we can only have 50 bookings per show.

With the unknown of COVID-19 and the concerns of a 2nd wave in NSW we have also tentatively booked a Media Production Company to set up a live professional 'stream' of Showcase so in the event of not having an audience, students will still perform and parents can view and purchase a ticket to the live professional stream. Obviously nothing is as ideal as watching your amazing children live, but learning to live and cope with our new reality will forever continue to build character and strength in our students.


- You can view and print our Calendar here with the Showcase Dates & Rehearsals Aswell as the Autopay structure so you know when your next payment is due!
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fm916s2pTtgNsQfybhO3LRveQbd6Niqhu9NTyG4Y2EQ/edit?usp=sharing

- All information for Showcase regarding hair, makeup, costumes etc will be uploaded onto the Parents Page on the website once they are finalised for your convenience!

- View the Term 3 Timetable here
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sU7PU1bZOQ9kh80jNlOssap_weW9wHjYdnaR3r38vS8/edit?usp=sharing

- Soloists who have a timetabled slot for Term 3 will be invited to perform 1 item of theirs and their teacher's choosing
 
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VTP 2021+ Onwards!

Oh yes - we're planning and we won't stop! You are the first to hear of our new VTP Structure for 2021, and will be invited to our Workshop Classes in Term 4 if you want to be involved with the creative process.

VTP will run for the first 9 months in 2021, starting our 'Performing' from June 2021 onwards. Students will be invited to join the new season when they enrol in 2021 as we will not be hosting auditions - they will need to get to work straight away from Week 2, Term 1!

We aim to perform in:
- Coffs Eistedfodd
- Taree Eistedfodd
- Murwillumbah Eistedfodd
- Lismore Eistedfodd
- Port Macquarie Eistedfodd

In term 4 this year, we will be holding 3 block levels (Junior / Inter / Senior) and in this class teachers will be workshopping their choreography to bring to VTP next year. This isn't compulsory for students to attend, but is a great class for those who want to continue with extra training and take part in the creative process of the routines that will be taught 2021. I'll give you more information on this later in the term for those interested!

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That's everything from me for now - If i haven't said it enough please know how grateful I am for your support especially over Term 2, and thankful that we can open our doors again next week. You will find attached our COVID Safe Plan which we will be following religiously to keep our staff, students and families safe.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to me for anything you need! 
See you all next week

Jade & the WPAS Team