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2014 Concert Costume Info

Costumes for BEPS Concert, 2014
General Considerations for Everyone

Reused Costumes: In keeping with the title of the concert, ‘Found Objects’; clothes that you already own; purchase from op shop; borrow from friend; make from recycled materials, etc.

Costumes must be comfortable and practical to dance in.

Sleeves, trousers and leggings, etc. can be long or short.

Dresses and skirts can be worn with leggings, but must be practical to dance in (not too long).

Extras:                        Glitter wristbands &/or other additions to costume (as per class instructions), must not be longer than 20cm as this could put people at risk of tripping themselves or others.

Reminder:                  Attachments to costume/head must be secure.

Please see below for specific details.


123 Counting Stars and FO Composition

Jill’s class:                   Mostly blue/some green (ocean/sky); optional glittery fabric additions (wrists, hair, neck, sleeves, etc.).

Katie C & Sarah’s:     Yellow/orange/gold (sand/stars); optional glittery fabric additions (wrists, hair, neck, sleeves, etc.).

456 Actors:                Colourful beach or picnic wear.



Prep teachers will be in touch shortly.


123 Tree Hugger

Shona, Mark & Katie B’s:      Choose green clothing OR sandy/yellow clothing (as in ‘the desert’) OR cowboy or cowgirl

456 Extra Dancers:               Burgundy or brown, choose 1 or a combination of these.


123 Parklife

Mel & Andrew’s:        Sporty OR casual OR dressed up to go out OR business, any colours (we have 5 clip-on mini ties that can be borrowed).

456 Actors:                2 with orange fluro vests, shoes and brooms.

Narrator in ¾ length collared coat, shoes and perhaps a hat.


123 Hey Brother

Jenny & Jennaya’s:    A bit of a retro look:

Options- jeans/trousers/shorts/dresses or skirts (with leggings); multi-coloured tops (stripes, spots, collar or print).

Optional: Groups that dance together can choose a base colour to wear the same and then as individuals can have their own variation of pattern (as above).

Optional: a few people wanted to dress as soldiers – this is fine.

NOTE: If they own or can borrow a strong bike light or head torch (this may be worn so that it shines out from their wrist). Can bring them in week 3 of term 3 and we’ll try them out. We’ll send out a reminder about the torches next term.


456 Battery Human

Chiara, Steve & Julie’s:          A contrast between ‘battery humans’ and ‘free rage’. Each group will discuss and decide early in term 3.


456 Default

Dani, Bec &Suzanne’s:          Dress as an innovator (optional): science, art, music, sport, etc. Focus on the colour RED, with some black and/or white. Each group will discuss and decide specifics early in term 3.

Nature Play Workshop

Join us for a facilitated workshop exploring nature play. An opportunity to spend one on one time with your child outdoors. Reflecting on and sharing time spent in nature, using natural found objects in story telling and creative play activities, where seed pods are boats, sailing on a sea of leaves to a mystical pebble island, veiled in a mist of feathers.

Natural objects will be provided and we’d love you to bring more along too. Autumn leaves, nuts, leaves, pods, shells, flowers, feathers, nests, bark,
branches, you get the idea…

BYO snacks and drinks. Wear play clothes and dress for the weather as we will be outside come rain or shine.

The flyer is available for download here.

Numbers are limited, and time stamped until places are filled. We are taking expressions of interest in a future workshop, please let us know if you are interested via the registration page.


BEPS Concert 2014

A note from the music room…

Some of you may be aware that your children are coming home with music ideas and some new dance moves. Practice for the 2014 BEPS Concert has begun. There are alot of inspired ideas from the children’s Inquiry Topics, being creatively explored through music and dance.

 The BEPS Concert will be at:

Arts House Meat Market, 5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne

on Wednesday 20th August at 7pm

Tickets will be on sale between 23 June and 19 July: $10 Children / $20 Adults

Initially, each family will be limited to 3 tickets and they are invited to put their name on a waiting list for extra tickets, which will be addressed after 28 July. We will also run a short version of the Concert dress rehearsal as a Matinee at 1pm on the 20 August. These tickets will be $10 for adults, children free.