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RYDA at Spotlight 2024


For our 20th anniversary year, we will once again be running 2 separate shows for Community dance groups from around Rutland. Both of these shows will now be taking place on Sunday 24th March! We had a situation where none of our other dance schools were able to perform on the Monday evening leaving just our students from RYDA. We want all RYDA students to be part of a exciting showcase with all the other dance schools not to be performing alone and have a lesser experience so therefore we will be running two shows on Sunday 24th March. Please see below for how this affects timings etc.

Looking for Photos and Testimonials…
We want to put together a truly memorable show and accompanying programme to match this years big celebration. For this to happen we’d really like your input! If you or someone you know has been involved in a Spotlight show over the years, we are looking for photos, testimonials and written memories of your Spotlight experience from past performers and staff! Please could you spread the word far and wide to start the search for photos from previous shows that might make it into our Anniversary Programme or even be seen on-screen… All we ask is for photos and any memories or testimonials you’d like to share to be uploaded via the Spotlight website – It can be done in seconds but will add so much value to this years celebration!

Event Details 

Each show will have 1 performance only

There will be two evening shows on Sunday 24th March

SHOW ONE  – 5pm

SHOW TWO – 7.30pm

The following RYDA groups will be performing in each show

SHOW ONE – 5pm
Step 2 It, Adults Street Dance, Adults Contemporary, Dad’s That Dance

SHOW TWO – 7.30pm
RYDC (Advanced street dance), Year 7+ Contemporary, Year 7/8 Street Dance, Year 9/10 Street Dance, RYDA Stars

Times for Rehearsal

The dress rehearsals will be as follows:

Show 2 – Sunday 24th March – 10-1pm

Show 1 – Sunday 24th March – 1-4pm

During this time, each group will have the opportunity to perform their piece on stage and discuss with the lighting and sound technicians any specific arrangements they wish for their performance.


On arrival to the theatre, all dancers and staff are to sit in the audience. Each group will then perform their dance. Whilst a group is performing, all other schools will remain in the audience so they have the opportunity to view the performances.

Once all groups have completed their pieces, the finale will be organised (if appropriate) that involves all performers. On completion of this, if we have time, we will do a final run through of the show so performers can practice moving from their changing room to the stage etc.

Transport & Drop off/Collection Procedures

Show One
All performers will be responsible for their own transport to and from the dress rehearsal. Performers can make their way to the stage door on arrival for the dress rehearsals. There will be a break from 4pm to 5pm for dancers to go back stage and get show ready! Please bring food with you to keep you going until the end of the show!

Show Two 
All dancers will meet a chaperone from RYDA at our meeting point – outside Barclays Bank and Willoughby’s on Broad Street. Drop off and collection for both the rehearsal and performance will be at this same location. For the evening show you will need to arrive at 7pm for the show to start at 7.30pm.


The Theatre will be selling tickets for the event

Ticket Price – £10 adult, £6 Junior (under 16)/Concession

Methods of purchase

  1. Buy direct from the Box Office at the theatre – Cash or Card payment –  £10 Adults, £6 child
  2. Via Phone from the Box Office (01780 766455) – Same prices as above
  3. Online purchase via – Same price as above
  4. Buy tickets on the night of the show – Same prices as above

Please complete the form below to confirm your attendance at the event or consent to your son/daughter taking part in the show as above and to provide emergency contact details.

All rehearsals will be at Stamford Corn Exchange.

    In the case of an emergency please contact the following

    I confirm I will attend or consent to my son/daughter named above attending the relevant dress rehearsal for Spotlight Dance Festival and taking part in the performance as follows:-
    Sunday 24th March 5pm - Step 2 It, Adults Street Dance, Adults Contemporary, Dad’s That Dance
    Sunday 24th March 7.30pm - Advanced street dance (16+), Year 7+ Contemporary, Year 7/8 Street Dance, Year 9/10 Street Dance, RYDA Stars

    I or my performer will make our own way to the Theatre for all rehearsals and performances and arrive 30 minutes prior to each performance starting.

    I understand the local authority (Rutland and Lincolnshire) will hold relevant information about anyone under 16's involvement in the event with reference to licensing.

    *Required Field

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    5:30-6:30pm - Advanced Street Dance
    6:45-7:45pm - Advanced Contemporary
    8:00-9:00pm - Adults Street Dance
    4:30-5:30pm - Beginners Street Dance
    5:45-6:45pm - Beginners Musical Theatre
    7:00-8:00pm - RYDA Stars Extra Session
    4:30-5:30pm - Intermediate Street Dance
    5:45-6:45pm - Intermediate Contemporary