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If you are an enrolled Siren, and not performing - you will need to purchase a ticket.
There are only a limited amount of performance spaces open, and these will be accepted on a first in best dressed basis. Students will be notified of the run sheet during week eight, where they will find out whether they have been allocated a performance spot or placed on the waiting list.
Please read the following Nightcap policies before registering for Nightcap:
The run sheet will be released by Wednesday week eight. But please note, this may change on the evening. You will not be notified whether you have made it onto the run sheet (or the wait list) prior to the release of the run-sheet.
Whether you're a seasoned Siren or Nightcap newbie, thoroughly read and understand our Nightcap Policy. By performing at Nightcap, you are agreeing to the following information, etiquette and Nightcap tips. We want Nightcap to be an enjoyable experience for all Sirens students and Siren staff.
There is a photographer & videographer on the night capturing as many moments as possible, however we can't guarantee that there will be a photograph or video of your performance. We recommend to give your phone to a fellow Siren or guest so that you can ensure your performance is recorded.
Please note that by RSVP'ing to Nightcap, you are consenting to videos and photographs of your performance to be distributed on social media and our website. Nightcap is a public event and people's friends and family members will be attending (along with their mobile phones). People may take photos of you and your performance, that we have no control over.
Please consider your involvement with Nightcap if you are concerned about photographs/video being shared online and in print. Consider your outfit choice and whether you want to go down to pasties BEFORE Nightcap and not afterwards. If you aren’t comfortable - we advise that you don’t perform. We care about your safety, want the night to run smoothly - and never want to put anyone in a position where they are not consenting to images being taken of them.
Please refer to the waiver form should you have any concerns.
During week eight, the dividing pillow wall will be opened up (for most classes). Both classes running during the same time-slot will be warming up together and will take turns performing their routines with the other class being the 'audience'. This is a great way of practicing in your costume and also getting a feel for how the room will be set up.
Please make sure that you are not talking, on your phones or being distracted while the other group are performing. Be supportive and respectful to your peers, as they are just as nervous about performing as you!
There is no dress rehearsal, or chance to do a ‘tech run’ on the evening - so please make sure you use week eight to your advantage!
You are not permitted to allocate an apparatus on the evening, so please respect your fellow Sirens who require a certain size hoop or pole position based on their physicality.
We recommend trying a different Lyra and Pole every week, so that you can develop versatility for Nightcap. You’re welcome to send in your preference if you are taller than 5ft8 and shorter than 5ft2 - however we can’t guarantee that you will be fitted to a hoop/pole of your choice.
If you are fussy about what Lyra or Pole you are on - please don’t perform at Nightcap.
Hair & Makeup styles are completely up to the individual - we think you'll look stunning natural or made-up! If it's your first Nightcap and you're unsure, you can't go wrong with a classic red lip, black winged eyeliner and blush - think old-fashioned glamour Silver Screen Siren.
Makeup & hair must be done prior to arrival as there is no space for this to happen on the evening.
The only makeup items you are allowed to bring are:
- Pressed Powder (compact only - no loose powder)
- One Lipstick
- Carpet Tape for Pasties (No Glue permitted)
- Dancing Dust or Dry Hands
The only hair styling items you are allowed to bring are:
- Bobby Pins & Elastics
- Hair accessories (like scarves, ribbons, clips)
The only cosmetic items that you are allowed to bring are:
- Roll on Deodorant
- Roll on or solid perfume (no sprayed perfume)
The above items can only be used for touch ups. You will be required to bring these items in a sealed, clear plastic bag (like at the airport). You will be subject to bag checks on arrival and must present your belongings to our Security team. Anybody who is doing hair and makeup (more than a touch up) will be asked to leave immediately.
Each routine has a different costume colour every term. You can wear anything within that colour scheme depending on your personal taste. To find out your theme, head to our vimeo channel and check out what the choreographer is wearing in the video of your routine. If you're unsure, you can Speak to a Siren. You definitely don’t need to follow our costuming guidelines if you don’t want to. We just like to give our students the option to match if they want to.
If you are looking to purchase an outfit for Nightcap, we can advise great alternatives to 'Honey Birdette' as we choose to support brands that do not exploit their staff. These stunning alternatives can be found here.
It's also best to pack a pinup perfect cocktail outfit to wear while you are not performing (or over the top of your costume).
It's important to practice in your costume before the night to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions. However, sometimes nip slips, popped pasties and stocking rips happen to the best of us and in this situation - just keep smiling and own it!
Make sure you practice your routine with facial expressions - the audience wants to see how much fun you are having on the inside, on the outside!
It can be super nerve-wracking performing, especially if it's your first time. If you're feeling nervous, take deep breaths, try not to talk to anyone 5 mins prior to your show and know that your audience is either a) super supportive Sirens and b) friends and family who can't do what you can!
Make sure you warm up prior to your performance so that you don't injure yourself!
Sometimes things happen and your fellow group members might flake out on the night. Be prepared to perform on your own (or if possible, with your instructor).
We may experience technical difficulties during your performance such as sound and lighting glitches - although this is disappointing and we try our best to ensure it doesn't happen, sometimes technology get's the better of us!
The following items are banned from Nightcap. Every performer will be subject to a bag check, and any items found on this list will be thrown into the bin upon arrival.
- Spirit gum, super glue or any type of glue (stick your pasties on before you arrive).
- Heat styling tools (etc. hair straighteners, blow dryers etc.).
- Hairspray, Dry Shampoo and other styling products.
- All makeup (except for pressed powder and lipstick, as described further in ‘hair and makeup’).
- Aerosol cans of any kind.
- Lingerie/stocking/clothing/makeup/hair items that are still within a packet or have ‘swing tags’ or stickers and other packaging still left on them (people cut off the tags and leave rubbish all over the floor).
- Outside food and drink (water is permitted and encouraged).
Performers will only be permitted to bring ONE bag into the venue. No suitcases or large bags/backpacks allowed. Performers with more than one bag will not be permitted to enter the venue.
Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited for any Siren performer prior to their show. Not only does alcohol decrease your ability to perform tricks which affects your personal wellbeing - it also puts others’ safety at risk as you may fall on top of, kick or hit someone.
Performers are not permitted to eat any of the canapés off the table where the food is being plated up. Performers are welcome to consume the food within the performance space only. No food is to be taken onto areas that are carpeted.
Any performer caught drinking alcohol prior to their show, or consuming food on carpeted areas will be asked to leave immediately. Performers are not permitted to bring any outside food or drink onto the premises. The only food/drink allowed in the change room/reception area is water. Students who are diabetic or have other medical conditions must notify us beforehand as you will be exempt from this rule.
Please remain professional and poised throughout the evening and listen to your stage manager. All questions on the evening are to be directed to the stage manager only, and no other Siren staff.
Siren non-performers & guests are welcome from 6pm, but not beforehand. The change room and reception area is reserved for performers only.
Arrival & Check-In
Performers must arrive and check in between 4:00pm and 5:30pm for a bag-check and briefing. No performers will be let in before or after this time. If you can’t arrive before 5:30pm - you will not be permitted to perform. We have a lock-down between 5:30pm - 6:00pm where the door is locked and nobody is permitted in or out during this time.
The Performance Space
There are a limited amount of performers to be let into the performance space at one time. The majority of performers must stay backstage for this reason. Please do not block the Auslan Interpreter by standing in front of them. Don’t stand in the way of other performers, photographers or videographers. This includes trying to take photo and video of your fellow Sirens. You will be asked to move very abruptly if you are in the way - so please be spatially aware. Please don’t climb poles/lyras while other performers are performing.