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We are very proud to announce that we are running the 18th Spotlight Dance Show featuring Rutland Primary Schools and Rutland Youth Dance Academy students. The dates for the show are Thursday 24th and Friday 25th March at the Corn Exchange Theatre, Stamford

I hope you can appreciate a lot of preparation is required, therefore, with your permission, we would like all performers to spend some time at the theatre to go through final rehearsals, light and sound organisation and dress rehearsals prior to the Evening performance.

Times for Rehearsal

Providing we have permission from yourselves and your school, your child will be taken to the Theatre for one day of rehearsals at the venue.  This should not affect drop off or collection times from the normal school day. If you could notify your childs school that your son/daughter will be involved in the event, they may have procedures in place to authorize an absence for your child. You may need to fill in a request form or similar. We will also be making contact with your childs school to discuss plans for rehearsals.

The following RYDA groups will rehearse at the Theatre during the day on Wednesday 23rd March –

Those involved in SHOW 2 – Year 3/4 Street Dance, Primary Contemporary, Year 5/6 Street Dance

The following RYDA groups will rehearse at the Theatre during the day on Thursday 24th March –

Those involved in SHOW 1 – Year R/1/2 Street Dance (Monday), Year 1/2 Street Dance (Tuesday), Musical Theatre Class

If your childs school is also attending the event and involved in the same show, RYDA students will be taken to the Theatre with other dances and teachers from school. Where this is not possible, RYDA students will be collected from school by bus, taken to rehearsals by RYDA staff and returned before the end of the school day.  These exact arrangements for transport, collection and times will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Evening show/Drop off Procedures

All performers will need to arrange their own transport to and from the evening performances.  All dancers should arrive at the theatre no later than 30 mins prior to their respective start time.

Show One will begin at 5.30pm – Year R/1/2 Street Dance (Monday), Year 1/2 Street Dance (Tuesday), Musical Theatre Class

Show Two will begin at 7.30pm – Year 3/4 Street Dance, Primary Contemporary, Year 5/6 Street Dance

RYDA Performers will need to be handed over to an RYDA Chaperone at our meeting point which will be on Broad Street outside Willoughby’s and Barclay Bank.  I will show all students where this is so that they can show you at drop off.  After the evening performance, dancers can be collect from this same point. Any parents who are not watching the show should be at the collection point at 6.20pm (Show One) or 8.20pm (Show 2).


The Theatre will be selling tickets for all Spotlight Shows.  Ticket Price – £10 adult, £6 Junior (under 16) & Concession. We are also offering a £13 ticket which covers both Show 1 and Show 2 for the Primary, for any child who may be performs in both shows. You can get your tickets in any of the following ways

  1. Buy direct from the Box Office at the theatre – Cash payment –  £10 Adults, £6 child (inclusive of Booking fees)
  2. Via Phone from the Box Office (01780 766455) – Same prices as above
  3. Online purchase via – Same price as above.


PLEASE NOTE – The show is taking place during Fair Week in Stamford. Parking will be difficult close to the theatre so you will need to plan accordingly and arrive in Stamford earlier than usual to secure parking in the other town parking facilities.

Performers Licence

We are required by law to provide your son/daughters name, dob, address and school to the local authority on application of a performers license for this event.  The purpose of the license is to ensure children’s safety as there is alcohol on sale at the event and to confirm children are not being paid to perform.  The relevant local authority will hold this information on record for a minimum of 6 months and will not share this information with third parties.


Please go to to check what your son/daughter will need to wear for costume.  There is generally no charge or a minimal charge for these and most are things you will need to source.

Please complete the form below to consent to your son/daughter taking part in the event and provide emergency contact details. 

If your son/daughter does not want to or is unable to attend they are still very welcome at class this term but please do let me know as soon as possible by emailing me at [email protected]

    In the case of an emergency please contact the following

    I consent to my child named above attending the relevant dress rehearsal for Spotlight Dance Festival and taking part in performances on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th March 2022.

    If travelling by bus to rehearsals I understand they will be transported with other dancers from RYDA and chaperoned by a member of the RYDA team.

    My performer will make their own way to the Theatre on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th March and arrive 30 minutes prior to their performance starting.

    I understand the local authority (Rutland and Lincolnshire) will hold relevant information about my child'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