Schools Spectacular 2020 - How To Be Involved

WELCOME TO THE 2020 SCHOOLS SPECTACULAR

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2020 Schools Spectacular Update

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that the 2020 Schools Spectacular is cancelled.

Over the past few months, we have been planning and exploring a variety of remote scenarios for the audition and creation process. Despite this, the uncertainty created by the spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent restrictions put in place means that we are unable to continue. This was a difficult decision.

We recognise the pressures that schools are currently experiencing and supporting them is our highest priority.

After 36 consecutive years this is difficult to come to terms with, but the health and wellbeing of everyone involved is paramount and this was at the heart of our decision.

Thank you to those who have applied for the 2020 show. Should further performance opportunities arise later in the year, we will contact you with more information.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Schools Spectacular and for your understanding. 

We wish you all the best,
The Spec Team.

Sonja Sjolander

Arts Initiatives Advisor

Creative Director Schools Spectacular

NSW Department of Education

P   02 8512 1174   m  0408 406 612

e   sonja.benson@det.nsw.edu.au

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DAMIEN MCCABE

Student Performance and Events Officer

Operations Manager – Schools Spectacular

The Arts Unit | Department of Education NSW

Cnr The Boulevarde & Toothill Street, Lewisham, NSW, 2049

P: (02) 8512 1192

M: 0422 022 264

E: damien.mccabe3@det.nsw.edu.au

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Applications for the 2020 Schools Spectacular are now open!

Applying for Schools Spectacular - General Information

For further information regarding the 2020 audition process, please contact Damien McCabe - Operations Manager via phone or email - (02) 8512 1192 or damien.mccabe3@det.nsw.edu.au

Application Process

Applications for 2020 open Monday 3 February 2020.

1. Select the category you wish to apply for.

2. You must submit one online form for each application.

3. Submit your application before the closing date. These dates are listed in the tables below.

4. Ensure you receive a reply email confirming your application has been received. This will be sent to you after completing the online form and can, at times, be found in your 'junk' folder. If you do not receive this reply email within 24 hours, please contact Damien McCabe - Schools Spectacular Operations Manager on (02) 8512 1192 or damien.mccabe3@det.nsw.edu.au to ensure your application has been received.

5. If you applying to be a Featured Artist, Backing Vocalist, for a Featured Dance Ensemble, Core Choir or VET Entertainment Industry Work Placement, you will need up upload an audition endorsement form with your application or email it to schoolsspectacular@det.nsw.edu.au. This form will need to be signed by the Parent / Carer and the School Principal. Featured Dancers will also need their form signed by the Dance or Dance Studio Teacher.

6. School groups will be notified of the outcome of their application by June 2020

PLEASE NOTE: All applications must be submitted online (see links below)

 

Online Video Auditions

Most categories require you to submit an audition video. Submit these online using an online video sharing service such as Vimeo or YouTube. Copy and paste the link to your video into your online application form.

Ensure your video is marked as 'unlisted' or provide us with the password if you mark it as private.

If we do not receive your video or are unable to view it, we will get in contact with you.

CLICK HERE for instructions on how to upload to YouTube (preferred)

CLICK HERE for instructions on how to upload to Vimeo

 

Additional Information

SUPERVISION

  • All students at the Schools Spectacular must be supervised at all times by a teacher. Schools must provide a supervising teacher for all Combined Dance, Combined Choir, Aboriginal Dance Ensemble, D'Arts Ensemble, VET crew, Combined Drama Ensemble and Featured Ensemble groups. Each group will require their own supervising teacher even if they are from the same school. Relief for supervising teachers is the responsibility of the school.
  • Teachers are encouraged to provide active supervision at all times and assist choreographers at rehearsals and the production team staff during show week.

COMMUNICATION

  • At this stage in the process, all communication for the Schools Spectacular takes place via email. Check your email regularly to avoid missing any important information. 
  • If successful, teachers will be required to download the Schools Spectacular app for the most up-to-date information and regular reminders and alerts.
  • If you have any questions, please always feel free to contact Damien McCabe - Operations Manager on (02) 8512 1192 or damien.mccabe3@det.nsw.edu.au . We are always happy to help you in any way we can.

 

Individual Applications - Applications close 5:00pm Monday 23 March 2020

Individual Application Link
FEATURED ARTISTS / BACKING VOCALISTS

https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/featured-artists-backing-vocalists-application-form

FEATURED DANCE ENSEMBLES - TAP, JAZZ, MUSICAL THEATRE, HIP-HOP, BALLET AND CONTEMPORARY

https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/schools-spectacular-2020-featured-dance-ensembles-application-form

CORE CHOIR

https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/schools-spectacular/core-choir

FEATURED INSTRUMENTALISTS

https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/schools-spectacular-2020-featured-instrumentalist-application-form-0

 

Group Applications - Applications close 5:00pm Friday 3 April 2020

Group Application Link
COMBINED DANCE

https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/Combined-dance-application-form

COMBINED DRAMA

https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/combined-drama-application-form

COMBINED CHOIR (PRIMARY)

https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/combined-choir-application-form-primary

COMBINED CHOIR (SECONDARY)

https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/combined-choir-application-form-secondary

FEATURED ENSEMBLES https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/featured-ensemble
SPECFEST ENTERTAINMENT

https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/specfest-2020-specfest-2020-festival-application-form

ABORIGINAL DANCE ENSEMBLE

https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/aboriginal-dance-ensemble-secondary-application-form

D'ARTS ENSEMBLE

https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/darts-dance-ensemble-application-form

 

Student Work Placement Opportunity - VET Entertainment - Applications close 5:00pm Friday 3 April 2020

Individual Application Link
VET ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY CREW - WORK PLACEMENT

https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/vet-entertainment-industry-work-placement-application-2020

 

NSW Public School Staff Applications - Applications close on varying dates. Please see the table below.

Individual Application Link

Closing Date and Time

 

CREATIVE TEAM - BEHIND THE SCENES PROGRAM https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/Creative_Team_Behind_the_Scenes_Program_2020

Monday 9 March 2020 - 5:00pm

Closed for 2020

VIDEO PANEL TEAM

https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/schools-spectacular/video-audition-panel-application

Monday 23 March 2020 - 5:00pm

 

DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY TEAM https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/dance-team-application

Friday 3 April 2020 - 5:00pm

 

PRODUCTION TEAM (teachers)

https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/production-team-application

Friday 3 April 2020 - 5:00pm

 

MUSIC TEAM

https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/schools-spectacular-2020-music-team

Friday 3 April 2020 - 5:00pm

 

Orchestra and Stage Band Applications - Open later in 2020.

Individual Application Link Closing date and time
STAGE BAND Applications open later in 2020

Applications open Monday 20 July 2020 at 10:00am

Applications close Monday 14 September 2020 - 5:00pm

ORCHESTRA Applications open later in 2020

Applications open Monday 20 July 2020 at 10:00am

Applications close Monday 14 September 2020 - 5:00pm

 

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