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2500 Fabulous Students Unite for Schools Spectacular Rehearsal

More than 2,500 students from hundreds of schools across New South Wales will come together at Qudos Bank Arena on Monday, October 30, to perfect dance, drama, circus, and drumming routines at the Schools Spectacular’s first combined rehearsal.


Just one month away from the performances on November 24 and 25, the students will be rehearsing 19 mass dance routines that vary from ballet to tap, and hip hop to Bollywood – and includes the showstopper Finale involving the entire cast.

Executive producer Richard Spiewak said the rehearsals for the show were well under way and the first combined rehearsal was a key milestone in the show’s schedule.

"This is the first opportunity for the cast, for teachers, and for choreographers to work in the actual arena in a floor space equivalent to what they will be performing on come show time,” Mr Spiewak said.

“We get to see how rehearsals have been progressing to date and look at working on formations and entrances to the arena floor. It is also the first time that the Finale is put together at a large scale.

“It’s no mean feat getting thousands of performers dancing in unison and moving seamlessly onto and off the arena floor,” he said.

Schools Spectacular celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and Mr Spiewak said the first combined rehearsal was a sneak peek into the awe-inspiring talent of everyone involved.

“The show is looking exciting and will be a fabulous 40th birthday tribute to everyone who has been a part of Schools Spectacular or attended over the past four decades,” Mr Spiewak said.

“The first combined rehearsal is a very exciting time, and from this point on the pace of rehearsals and the buzz surrounding the show just keeps building to show week.

“It also a good time to remind everyone that they shouldn’t delay any longer in purchasing their tickets to one of the four performances.”

Tickets are available through Ticketek and the audience is encouraged to book tickets early to ensure they don't miss out on this unforgettable showcase of talent and creativity.

The Schools Spectacular is proudly supported by sponsors and supporters: Telstra, NSW Teachers Federation, School Bytes, RØDE, Smartsalary, Teachers Health, Colmed Group, Steinway Australia, Sony Australia and Event Partners: Qudos Bank Arena, Seven Network and Ticketek. 

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