Why is it better to split the children up into their age groups, e.g. Kindy – Yr2 and then Yr3 – Yr6?
We have discovered over the 15 years of running School Discos that children respond best when they are dancing to music that is age appropriate. Also the younger group tend to like a few team building activities, while the older group prefer more singing and dancing with less activities. However it is not always possible to have 2 disco sessions, especially if your school is smaller in size, in that case it is best to have the children in one dance session altogether.
We have had DJ’s in the past and the children just end up running around the hall?
We are not DJ’s, we are an entertainment company. We specialise in children’s entertainment, therefore we do not do any form of adult entertainment. You are paying for an experienced children’s entertainer who will be hosting the entire disco. We have over 15 years’ experience in what songs and activities are best suited for primary school children. Your entertainer will be up dancing and encouraging the children for the entire duration of the disco. Also, always remember we can tailor the disco to suit your children at each disco.
Can we give any special instructions in how we want our disco formatted?
Of course you can. We welcome any notes and information so that we can best achieve what your school would like to get out of the disco.
Do we need to have any supervisors in the hall during the disco?
We recommend you have at least 4 supervisors around the hall for the duration of the disco. Your entertainer will keep all the children engaged, however you still need a supervisors to ensure the safety of the children throughout the event.
Can you have the disco outdoors?
Always have a wet weather plan if your event is outdoors. We also find that outdoor discos don’t seem to work as well as indoor discos. Children tend to get easily distracted in big open spaces. If you really want to have your event outdoors we do have some regulations to comply with for our Public Liability Insurance. We cannot set up on grass as all electrical cords must be taped down and both the equipment and children must be undercover. If your event is during the day, all the children need to wear hats, sunscreen and have regular drink breaks.
What time will the entertainer arrive?
Your entertainer will arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled disco start time. This gives you an opportunity to ask questions, give any special song requests or discuss any requirements.
Do I need to provide anything for the entertainer?
All the entertainer will need is a table and a power point to plug the equipment in.
Are the entertainers ‘screened’?
Yes all the staff and entertainers of Bop till you Drop have been approved by the ‘Working with Children Check.
Do I need to provide a parking spot for the entertainer?
Yes. Your entertainer will need an allocated parking spot as close to your venue as possible. There is a lot of heavy equipment to unload (and reload) and we want the disco to run as smoothly as possible and on time. Please note you will need to pay for parking should free parking not be available. Also, please ensure you give the office clear directions on exactly where your venue is located.
What if someone hurts themselves, are you insured?
Bop till you Drop has $20 million dollars Public Liability Insurance.
What decorations do I need?
We provide two fantastic disco lights; these are really effective in creating a spectacular disco atmosphere. If you want any other form of decoration feel free, however please avoid free floating balloons, they are a big distraction, unless stuck on the walls. Also, its best to avoid chairs in the disco space.