X-Mas FAQs

Here are some common questions about our Christmas Show.

Is the Christmas Show Compulsory?

Participation in The Christmas Show is completely by choice of the athlete. Although it is a non-compulsory event we would encourage all of our athletes at every level to take part. Not only is it a great event, it's lots of fun and kids have a great experience learning new routines and performing with their friends. They all come together to be part of the event and it's a special time for parents to see their children showcasing their skills and everything that they have been learning in the gym.

How do I purchase tickets for the show? And Performance wear?

As with previous years, we have combined all ticket and performance wear requirements into one form. The link for the shows will be sent out to you and is also available via our website for you to click on and sign up. This link includes spectator and participant tickets as well as orders for performance wear including leotards, shorts and show t-shirts.

My child trains at two different locations. How do I register?

Children at 2 different locations will be invited to participate in two different sessions (based on their training location). However they may choose to do, be it 1 or both, please register for participation tickets for the correct session and if they are performing in both register for each session individually. If you are planning on coming to watch please ensure you purchase spectator tickets for each session.

Do I need to buy spectator tickets for each different session if my child is participating in multiple sessions?

Yes as seats are limited and on a first come basis and we don’t want anyone to be disappointed if we are sold out.

I have family in town over the weekend, what is the maximum number of tickets I can purchase?

Prior to the registration deadline, the maximum number of spectator tickets per family is 2. After the registration deadline, we will release any additional tickets which we have available in each session to ensure all families have the opportunity to see their children.

Can I purchase tickets on the day?

You may buy your tickets on the day but only if there is availability and the session isn’t sold out. Tickets sold on the day are based on a first come first serve basis in person and are sold at $25 per ticket.

Can I purchase tickets for a session that my child isn’t participating in?

Absolutely! We always encourage our young aspiring young athletes to come and be inspired by our Competitive Squad Session (5). It’s full of high-energy routines, and guest performances from professional athletes and features an amazing visual showcase of a gymnast’s evolution across age and level. You will need to purchase additional spectator tickets for these sessions if your child isn’t a performer in them.

My Child is nervous about performing in front of a big audience. Should she/he still register?

It’s important to understand that our Christmas Shows are all about showcasing all the hard work and effort your children have dedicated to the sport in a fun and non-pressured setting. All performances are done in groups and also have our coaching team there supporting them with choreography cues. The premise of the show is all about having fun! For our recreational athletes, it’s an opportunity to show family and friends what they have been working on (not all facilities have a viewing gallery to see this regularly). For our competitive athletes, it’s a great opportunity to perform new skills and choreography in groups outside of what is normally a high-pressure competitive atmosphere. In addition to coming together with other talented athletes across our programs. We do have a rehearsal prior to the event to help introduce them to the performance and the facility should they not be familiar with it.

FUN! Is the main goal, with a sprinkle of Christmas spirit.

My child wants to perform in this year’s show but she has another commitment at the same time as her session. What can we do?

Each of our sessions is structured very similarly, if we have availability in another session we can register them to perform in an alternative session providing we have the same program performance and availability. Location-specific programs such as Freestyle and Trampolining may have limited options to participate in other sessions.

Does my child have to wear the performance leotard?

We have the option for our athletes to wear either the leotard or the performance t-shirt to suit all budgets. Boys typically wear the performance T-shirt with their own black shorts. Girls wear either the performance leotard or t-shirt with black gym shorts. We understand it’s an expensive time of the year and have done our best to work with suppliers to keep the costs as low as possible. The children love wearing their outfits after the show and most kids are still wearing last year's outfits now.

My Child is a competitive Squad gymnast. Does she need to purchase any performance wear?

No, all competitive gymnasts will be performing in their competitive squad leotards. There is no need to purchase the performance leotards unless you are looking to take advantage of the low prices. You may however be required to purchase items for your child's squad performance, and this will generally be communicated to you via your competitive coach. If you need a new competitive leotard please contact your coaches and place an order as soon as possible as these are custom-made and take a while to arrive.

Will my child need to come to extra training to practise their routines?

All choreography is derived from our training curriculums within our classes, your children may not realise that they have been working on all the skills which they will be using in their performance during classes. Over the weeks leading up to the show day, classes will have a portion of time dedicated to choreography whilst still maintaining their curriculum skill training.
There is one rehearsal session, outside of their regular class time, that we highly recommend that students attend.

What will my child be learning in classes if she/he is unable to perform on the day?

Performance is a big part of gymnastics for both recreational and competitive programs. Regardless of your child’s participation in the show, learning to memorise routines and choreography is an important skill to be developed and perfected throughout all gymnast’s development.

Is there a rehearsal before the Show Day itself?

There will be a full show rehearsal day the weekend of the 18th & 19th November 2023. Schedules for this will be confirmed closer to the time. 

All participating athletes are required to come to the rehearsal to help them understand the structure of the performance, know when they are performing, who will be where and on what equipment. It helps to familiarise themselves with the performance venue and equipment.

My child wants to perform in this year’s show but she has another commitment during the rehearsal. Can he/she still participate?

They can still participate in the show however it really helps the child if they attend. There may be a possibility of another time on rehearsal day if there is a clash, please speak to the front desk and they will try to accommodate.

Can I see the t-shirt and/or leotard design before I decide to purchase?

We have a size guide and each location will have samples for you to try, please speak to the front desk.

What happens if I buy the attire but she/he can't fit or is too big? Is it possible to change?

We do have sample sizes at the Yard. You can approach the front desk as the Front-of-House will assist you with your child’s size. Performance attire is non-refundable however if we do have spares we will happily swap an unused item

My child has withdrawn, can she still be a part of the Show with her class?

This depends on the withdrawal date, as your child will need to be able to attend classes to practice and learn their routines.  Ideally, we would need you to attend classes through the rehearsal date and the weeks prior to the Xmas show performance day itself.

My child can no longer participate in the show, am I able to get a refund?

As stated on our website and the ticket forms, our show tickets are non-refundable so we are unable to offer any refunds on the spectator tickets.

If my child is not participating in the Christmas show why must she learn the dance routine in class?

Learning a routine and performing in front of an audience is a valuable skill for all budding gymnasts. They learn how to link moves, listen and move in time to music and coordinate their bodies with those of their classmates, all skills that they will need as they progress with their gymnastics. So even though they may not be performing on the day, the skills that they are learning in class will help them improve and develop key athletic capabilities.

Do I get a video of the routine sent to me for my child to practise?

We will be posting links to all of our dance routines up on our website, so they are available to parents and children to view and then practise at home. If you need any help in finding these routines please ask our FOH team to assist you or send you through the links.

Still need help? Send us a note!

For any other questions, please write us at enquiries@theyard.com.sg or call us on +65 6816 8022