Performance Troupe 2020-2021

This page last updated on 7/5/21

 

Studio Revision Dates for Term 2 & 3:

This is to revise and polish all your dances ready for your upcoming performances 

 

Thursday 13th May

  • Bobcats 6.15pm to 7pm in studio 1

 

Friday 14th May

  • Boppers 4pm to 4.45pm in Studio 2 with Deb
  • Bees  5.15pm to 6pm in Studio 2
  • Boomerangs 6pm to 6.45pm in Studio 2

 

Saturday 12th June

  • All groups:  1.15pm to 2.30pm in Studio 2 

 

Saturday 10th July (pre-term) 

  • All groups:  3.30pm to 5.30pm

- this is to revise ALL your dances ready for the Cairns Show & Relay for life

  -  THIS IS IMPORTANT AS ALSO NEED TO POLISH THE FINALE!

 

Saturday 4th September

  • All Groups:  afternoon timeslot to be advised. Approx 2 hours. 

  - this will be to focus on a whole show run through for the Term 3 Production

  - we will also polish the FINALE dance ready for Cairns Skating that same night

 

Saturday 11th September (FULL DRESS REHEARSAL AT CAIRNS HIGH)

  • Check the rehearsal schedule in Term 3 for your stage rehearsal time

 

2021 Performance Dates:

A few more events yet to be confirmed (school fetes / Pyramid Race / Athletics Events, etc)

 

  • Saturday 15th May - Mercy Place Aged Care, 85 Toogood Road, Woree

    - arrive at 1pm for a 1.30pm performance

 

  • Sunday 23rd May - Last Mans Stands, Walker Road, Edmonton

- Great Barrier Reef Games!!!!

 -  Showtime to be confirmed

 

  • Sunday 13th June - Ecofiesta - 11am showtime confirmed at this stage.

  - Munro Martin Parklands (dancing in a designated performance space -

grass area)

  - free entry to the event

  - download the COVID Safe Check-in QLD APP prior so you can scan upon entry

  - all performers will be given a sign to put on their hat or given a hat and a sign on it

(to comply with the environmental friendly messages the event is focussed on)

  - therefore this means, you don't need to wear your headband if you

have one.

  - everyone wears a hat

 

  • Friday 16th July - Cairns Show  - 4.45pm showtime confirmed. Yay!!  

 

  • Saturday 7th August NEW DATERelay for Life - Barlow Park

- afternoon/early evening timeslot to be released closer to the date

 

  • Saturday 14th August - Infin8 Care - Edmonton Gardens Aged Residence

- arrive by 1.45pm for a 2pm performance

  -  5 Bruce Highway Edmonton

 

  • Saturday 21st August - Caravonica Family Festival - to be confirmed

 

  • Friday 3rd September - St Josephs Fete 

  - time to be advised. It will be between 6.30pm and 9pm 

 

  • Saturday 4th September - Cairns Skating Rink

  - perform all our Finale Dances

  - arrive at 6.40pm 

  - performance is scheduled at beginning of session at approx 7pm

 

  • Sunday 12th September - Cairns High, Crosswell Hall

  - showcase your entire Performance Troupe dances to the Backstreet audience

  - this is the Term 3 Production

  - allocated at the end of the last show (2pm if this is the last show)

- receive presentations on stage

 

PT Celebration Dinner Night:

Sunday 5th September at the studio (5pm to 7pm)

  - food and drinks supplied

  - a fun workshop for the students

  - bring own chair or rug or beanbag

  - more details to come

 

 

 

List of Students for 20-21 Troupe:

Backstreet Boppers

Faith Krall

Gemma Schafer

Hana-Sun Walton

Maniah-Jean Allum

Indi Usher

 

Backstreet Bees

Matilda Machan

Ben Machan

Katja Waterhouse

Jessica Watchman

Ella Byrne

Isabella Whyte

Ari Usher

Miley Stokes

Idesa Haoda

 

Backstreet Bobcats

Hayley Gardiner

Lisa Morse

Kate Muslin-Marshall - injured :(

Mikayla Tier

Quinella Dagan

Emma Kraus

Nikkita Bruno

Samantha Toomey

Charli Duncan

 

 

Backstreet Boomerangs

Marta Rubulis

Finn Rolt

Tahlia Harmer

Ashleigh Jackson

Amelie Barnard-Caesar

Krishma Meetinay

Hayley Cooper

Jemma Martel

 

Performance Class Attire:

- wear backstreet dancewear (as per your Agreement)

- wear jazz or hip hop shoes (matching the backstreet colours eg. black/white/silver, etc)

 

Performance Troupe Expectations CLICK HERE  (for 2020 and 2021)

 

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WHAT IS THE PERFORMANCE TROUPE?  

Each year we create a special performance program for those students who wish to dance more, perform more and take their dancing to the next level, or purely to enjoy more dance experiences.

 

Here is what we have achieved so far:

 

2013: Performing Arts Teen Hip Hop Program @ Cairns Central Shopping Centre (3 term commitment)

 

2014: Performing Arts Teen Hip Hop Program @ Cairns Central Shopping Centre (3 term commitment)

Video Preview: Performing Arts 2014

 

2014:  Broadway Jazz Program @ Brothers Leagues Club (1 year commitment)

 

2015: Performing Arts Junior, Preteen, Teen/Adult Jazz, Funk and Hip Hop Program @ Cairns Central Shopping Centre (3 term commitment)

Video Preview: Performing Arts 2015

 

2016:  Performance Troupe Program for Preteens and Teens/Adults.

Performed at a variety of 10 local venues from expos, shopping centres, fetes, festivals and community markets. Open to all styles. 1-year commitment

 

2017 - Performance Troupe Program for Juniors, Preteens and Teens/Adults.

Performed at 12 local community events and also 1 week at Cairns Central Shopping Centre and 1 week at Stockland Shopping Centre. All styles of dance. 1-year commitment. 

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 2018 - Performance Troupe Program for Juniors, Preteens and Teens/Adults. 3-term commitment.  Performed at 8 local community events and also 1 week at Cairns Central Shopping Centre.  

 

2019 - Performance Troupe Program for Juniors, Preteens and Teens in all 3 styles. 3-term commitment.  8 community performances and 1 week at Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

 

If you would like to be chosen for these Programs - please ask for feedback so you know what to work on in order to increase your chances of being selected.

 

 

 

 

Read what others have said about these programs. The below are from the 2018 Program: 

 

EVA MCGREGOR:

Performance Troupe is an experience and a half, it challenges you in everyway possible.  The costumes and performances and friends are amazing!  I lobed working with everyone and if you choose to do PT I guarantee you’ll love it!

TEGAN PITTENDREIGH:

Performance Troupe is a great opportunity for me to gain new skills, new friends and was a great way to get over my stage fright.

 

KEELEY JAMES:

Performance Troupe is a great thing and I have loved every minute of it.  I wish that it would never end.

 

ELLIE BROADHEAD:

The Performance Troupe program has given me the opportunity to learn a new style (hip hop), gain lifelong friends and share my passion of dance in the community.  Thank you for these amazing memories.

 

JORDANN GRANT:

Performance Troupe is an amazing program and experience.  I loved it because I made a heap of new friends, and there was a massive improvement in my dancing.  I also loved performing for the community and inspiring people.

 

AMELIE BARNARD-CAESAR:

I LOVED THIS 2018 Dance Troupe!  I have met a lot of different people along the way!  It’s nice to dance with different ages groups – younger and older!  I think Dance Troupe is a very nice experience for lots of people and I learnt a lot of different moves and friends.

 

CLEO ROBSON:

I have learnt to be a better dancer and to be a more confident dancer.  I would suggest PT for other dancers if they want to improve and to become better for themselves.

 

MIKAELLA JENSEN:

Backstreet’s Performance Troupe is an amazing, fun, positive and bubbly program.  It gives you the opportunity to make new friends, improve your confidence, gain amazing facial expressions and, of course, grow as a dancer.

 

ZIA ZAICZ:

PT makes you a better dance.  For me, it was polishing my dancing/dances.  It also lets you make more friends.  I have met so many amazing people here.

 

PAIGE WHANARERE:

I really enjoyed the 2018 Performance Troupe as I made amazing memories performing and made amazing new friends.  I also got more confidence and I bettered my technique.

 

LOUISA GABELL:

PT at Backstreet has helped me to bring back my confidence and to make new friends.   I have had such an awesome time!

 

ASHLEIGH EUSTICE:

Backstreet Performance Troupe has been a great way for me to connect with a new range of people and a fun and creative way to polish and perfect my dancing! YAY!

 

CHARLIZE HALFHYDE:

Performance Troupe 2018 was lots of fun and a great experience for me.  It helped me gain confidence and more technique.  Performance Troupe is a great way to get out of your comfort zone.

 

BAILEY KRAFT:

Performance Troupe 2018 has really helped to boost my confidence as a dancer.  It has really helped to make some amazing memories.  I have really enjoyed performance Troupe this year.  Woo Hoo!

 

ABI MUIR:

Performance Troupe was truly the best experience.  I feel like I’ve evolved so much as a dancer and it’s so great to be around people with the same passion.

 

JASMINE WEBBER:

Performance Troupe is one of the most amazing activities I have ever done.  You gain confidence, learn different styles, make friends and have so much fun over all.  Woo Hoo!

 

Testimonials from over 2 years ago:

Where do I even begin, this whole year has flown past so quickly but I could never forget everything I have gained. The friendships I have made have affected me so deeply in such a good way that I don’t think I could ever forget my crew as well as making a stronger and unbreakable relationship with my dance teacher. How much confidence and courage I have gained blew my mind as well as becoming a more professional, focused dancer with a strong positive attitude. I never thought how strong of a person I was until I began this Program.  - Lou Lou Brooks

This Program – wow!! It is so exciting and you feel nervous but alive when the music starts. It has made me more confident and stronger as a dancer. It was an awesome experience and I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you Backstreet for the opportunity to shine. - Rachel Klein

The Program was one of the greatest experiences that I have ever had here at Backstreet. I found that I was more confident when dancing and connected so well with everyone in my group. WE LAUGHED SO MUCH! You definitely never ever feel left out, but always engaged and part of the group as EVERYONE SHINES, learns and improves together! - Bridgette Layman

The Program REALLY boosted my confidence – an overall GREAT experience! - Alexa Widt

This was a great experience as it helped so much with my confidence. It was extremely fun and gave me the chance to create lifelong friendships with dancers I would have otherwise not met! - Brooke Day

This Program is amazing! I bonded so well with my classmates – starting from the bottom not knowing anyone, and in the end loving them and knowing them like family. I have become more confident and learnt to express my emotions through dance positively, accepting myself for who I am, becoming a much more bright and positive person. I also witnessed a lot of trips, accidents, sickness, heartache, sadness, and all types of emotions and through the Program it has lifted people up, GIVEN PEOPLE STRENGTH, hope and something to look forward to. I love dance very much and the Program was the perfect opportunity to express that! - Jordan Johnson

The Performance Program was one of the best experiences of my life. I made so many great friends and both our groups combined like we were family. It was definitely an experience I will never forget. Not one moment of this program should be taken for granted as it will progress you as a dancer and person. We were told no matter how you are feeling in the moment, always do your best, because you could inspire someone else to do their best! - Shakira Hall

This Program would have be one of the BEST EXPERIENCES I HAVE EVER HAD. What did I get? Friendships, fun, positive challenges and inspiration – an experience of a lifetime. One of the most distinct memories I have is right before our first performance and Shakira is giving us a massive pep talk: “Guys, this is it, we have worked our butts off for this moment, soon it’s going to be over so make every moment count!” At the time I thought “yeah, okay I guess,” then at the end of the week, on the verge of tears, I looked back and remembered those words and thought how painfully true they were. Do it! And don’t ever take any moment of it for granted because these memories and friendships you make will stay with you forever! - Georgia Brooker

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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