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RYDA at Spotlight 2023


We are very proud to announce that we are running the 19th Spotlight Dance Show featuring Rutland Primary Schools and Rutland Youth Dance Academy students. The date for the Secondary Show is Thursday 30th 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 we would like all our dancers to spend one day at the Theatre venue for rehearsals on Thursday 30th March. This should not affect drop off or collection times from the normal school day.

Uppingham Community College Students

Our RYDA students will need to make these arrangements through Miss Hodgson.  Please confirm with her what paper work needs to be completed to gain an authorised absence. These students will travel to and from the Theatre with Miss Hodgson and the other students involved in the event for our daytime rehearsal.

Catmose College Students 

Catmose have been notified of our RYDA students that will be involved in this event. Parents will need to apply for an absence by sending an email into the address to confirm the request and noting the date and timings of the absence.

Providing absence is permitted, Catmose students will be collected from school and taken by bus to the Theatre with RYDA staff who will chaperone students throughout the event. Exact collection time and location will be confirmed nearer to the event and we will be back in school before the end of the school day however we will aim to leave from college at 8.50am and return at 3pm.

Evening show/Drop off Procedures

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

The show will start at 7pm on Thursday 30th March 

RYDA Performers will need to be dropped off with 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 collected from this same point. Any parents who are not watching the show should be at the collection point at approximately 8.15pm


The Theatre will be selling tickets for all Spotlight Shows.  Ticket Price – £8 adult, £4 Junior (under 16) & Concession. You can get your tickets in any of the following ways

  1. Buy direct from the Box Office at the theatre – Cash payment –  £8 Adults, £4 child
  2. Via Phone from the Box Office (01780 766455) – Same prices as above
  3. Online purchase via – Same price as above.


PLEASE NOTE – Parking can be difficult close to the theatre so you will need to plan accordingly and arrive in Stamford earlier than usual to secure parking.  There is public parking at North Street car park and Scotgate car park which are both nearby alongside other town parking facilities.

Performers License

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

    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 the performance on Thursday 30th March 2023.

    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 for the evening performance on Thursday 30th March and arrive 30 minutes prior to their performance starting at 7pm.

    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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