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Sunday 20th October | 3.00pm - 9.00pm
Performance and photography Showcase for our full term students!


An opportunity for our eight week students to bring a guest * to watch them perform their routines and have their photo taken.

* Strictly one guest who is not performing.

The evening will be divided into two segments: Pole & Burlesque/Floorwork (Session 1) and Lyra & Sling (Session 2). Before each session, students are welcome to have their photo taken professionally in our downstairs space.

There will be a very limited number of spaces per routine. Make sure you book ASAP to avoid disappointment. ⁠

Cost: $20 + booking fee for one routine spot
( if you have more than one routine, you will be required to pay for extra ‘spots’). Your guest is included in this amount. Guests are optional.

Date: Sunday 25th August
Photo Opportunity for Session 1 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Performance Showcase for Session 1 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Photo Opportunity for Session 2 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Performance Showcase for Session 2 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Session Times:
Please keep in mind that the majority of Pole & Burlesque/Floorwork classes will be in Session 1, but some are moved to Session 2 as they require more floor space.

Session 1

TBC

Session 2

TBC 

Information about Guests:
Each performer may bring one guest with them, and the guest is welcome to stay for the duration of the performance segment. Unfortunately guests are not permitted to stay in the studio during the photo-sessions due to patron number restrictions. This is very strict, and no exceptions will be made. Guests must arrive fifteen minutes prior to the start of the session (no earlier, or later) so that we can get everyone seated and ready for the performance.

Information about the Photography Opportunity:
There will be no pre-determined times, but there will be a waiting list for you to pop your name down on the day. First in best dressed! Please keep in mind that the photo spaces are limited, so it is best to arrive at least half an hour prior to the session to place your name on the list. Each student will be allocated two minutes to pose in an area of the photographer’s choice. If we can’t capture a photo of you during this timeframe, we will need to move on. There will not be an assistant for the shoot, so it will need to be quite self directed. Please ensure you have practiced some poses prior to the day. You will not be permitted to use Sky Siren Props or apparatus. This photograph is not an entitlement, so there may be students who we can’t photograph due to time restrictions. This means that if you have booked for more than one session we can only photograph you once, so that it’s fair for everyone. You are not permitted to “select” your photograph from our raw images. We will select the best choice for you. We won’t be doing any intensive photoshopping as it goes against our ethics at Sky Sirens. We are also trying to run this event as cost effective as possible for both Siren team members and students. Please keep in mind that the Photography Opportunity is optional. By agreeing to have your photo taken, you are consenting to your photo being distributed on our (and others) online and printed channels, including social media.

Information about Performance Showcase:
Please arrive at least half an hour prior to your session so that you are ready to perform. There will be no official “run-sheet” for the day, but routines will most probably start at the beginner level and go to advanced with the ‘misc’ classes added on the end. This will be dependent on what students are doing multiple routines in the one genre - which we will find out on the day. If you arrive late, you will not be permitted to perform. All guests and performers must stay for the entirety of the Session. This is to ensure that all performers receive the same applause and recognition. There will be a Sky Sirens Photographer taking photographs/short clips (your performance will not be videoed from start to finish like prior Speakeasy evenings), meaning that by agreeing to perform, you are consenting to your photo/video being distributed on our (and others) online and printed channels, including social media. Guests are also welcome to film and take photographs of the performances, so please keep this in mind before consenting to perform.

* Please note, that if there are no bookings made for a routine by Monday of Week eight, we may delete that routine off the run-sheet to make room for a routine that people have missed out on.

What to do on the day:
1. Arrive at least half an hour prior to your Photo Session or Performance Showcase Session. Please come with your Hair & Makeup done. There is no opportunity to do this at the studio.
2. Pop your name down on the waitlist for the photograph session, if applicable. Put your belongings in The Dollhouse room, and wait there for your Photo Session (and/or Performance Showcase Session).
3. You will be called up when your Photo/Performance is ready.

Purchasing Tickets:
After clicking the button below, you will need to select which class and routine you will be performing in on the day. If you would like to perform multiple routines, you will need to purchase multiple tickets. Doubles Lyra must be purchased per student (not as a couple) and it includes a guest each. Please ensure you read all of the Terms and Conditions below (scroll down) prior to purchasing your ticket.


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Whether you're a seasoned Siren or Speakeasy newbie, thoroughly read and understand our Speakeasy Policy. By performing at Speakeasy, you are agreeing to the following information, etiquette and Speakeasy tips. We want Speakeasy to be an enjoyable experience for all Sirens students and Siren staff.


Terms & Conditions:

- There are no refunds or exchanges on the Speakeasy ticket under any circumstance. No transfers or selling of spots to other students.
- You should expect Photographic content approximately 4 weeks from the date of the shoot.
- See below for further categorised Terms & Conditions

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Please note that by participating in Speakeasy, you are consenting to videos and photographs of your performance to be distributed on social media and our website. Other students may take photos of you and your performance, that we have no control over.
Please consider your involvement with Speakeasy 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 Speakeasy and not afterwards. If you aren’t comfortable - we advise that you don’t perform. We care about your safety, want the day 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.

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You can read more about week eight here.

Week eight 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’ at Speakeasy - so please make sure you use week eight to your advantage!

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You are not permitted to allocate an apparatus on the evening, so please respect your fellow Sirens who require a certain size hoop, Sling or pole position based on their physicality. 
We recommend trying a different Lyra, Sling and Pole every week, so that you can develop versatility for Speakeasy.
If you are fussy about what Lyra, Sling or Pole you are on - please don’t perform at Speakeasy.

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Hair & Makeup styles are completely up to the individual - we think you'll look stunning natural or made-up! If it's your first Speakeasy 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, Tite Grip or Dry Hands
The only hair styling items you are allowed to bring are:
- Hairbrush
- 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. Strictly no makeup on the carpeted areas of the studio.

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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 Siren Videos 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 Speakeasy, 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 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!  

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Giving Face
Make sure you practice your routine with facial expressions - we want to see how much fun you are having on the inside, on the outside! 
Settling Nerves
It can be super nerve-wracking performing in front of a camera, 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 super supportive Sirens!
Warming up
Make sure you warm up prior to your performance so that you don't injure yourself!
Performing Alone
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). 
Technical difficulties
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!

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The following items are banned from Speakeasy. Every performer may 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).

Bags
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.

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Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited. 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 welcome to consume the provided food within the Dollhouse room only (we will have Vegan options available). No food is to be taken onto any other area.

We don’t allow any outside food in the studio, including coffee cups and smoothies.

If you have a medical condition, allergy or food intolerance, you are welcome to bring your own snacks if required - however you must email the studio prior for the snacks to be approved. We don’t allow any non-vegetarian products in the studio.

Food is only available for Sirens who are performing (not guests), so they can stay hydrated and healthy before their show.

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Stage Manager
Please remain professional and poised throughout the evening and listen to the Siren team members on shift. 
Arrival & Check-In
1. Arrive at least half an hour prior to your Photo Session or Performance Showcase Session. Please come with your Hair & Makeup done. There is no opportunity to do this at the studio.
2. Pop your name down on the waitlist for the photograph session, if applicable. Put your belongings in The Dollhouse room, and wait there for your Photo Session (and/or Performance Showcase Session).
3. You will be called up when your Photo/Performance is ready.
Applause
Please make some noise for your fellow Sirens! Cheering, clapping and the Auslan Applause are all welcome ways to support your peers. Please avoid leaving the room, talking and being distracted by your phones when others are performing.


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