Sometimes you need to shoot where a flash will not be allowed. As a parent of young children, this is normally the yearly dance show or prize giving in the school hall. Hopefully these tips will help you shoot something.
In these conditions, the traditional point-and-shoot cameras will not work. You are looking for a camera that will give you some control and has at least an ISO1600 or higher.
You want to keep the camera in manual and ensure the flash stays down. Most modern DSLR's with build-in flash, has this automatic pop-up feature of the flash when in Automatic mode. That pop-up and flash could get you chucked out of the show and then you are going to be in trouble with the whole family, not even mentioning the studio!