We like to plan an annual dance recital. This is a wonderful experience and a great performance opportunity! The dance concert is optional; however, it finishes the work the students have put in throughout the year. Rehearsal is scheduled for Thursday, May 4th at West Elementary School and the recital is scheduled for Friday, May 5th at West Elementary School. There is a $20 recital fee per family due in February. You may bring as many guests as you like.
Monday, May 1st, Tuesday, May 2nd and Wednesday, May 3rd –WE HAVE CLASSES AS USUAL
COSTUME INFORMATION –details are with your costume
HAIR: All hair pulled up to a BUN, no bangs. Slick bangs back with a combination of hair gel, water and hairspray. Bangs can be braided into hair to keep them back. Hair nets can be used to secure buns.
MAKEUP: All performers will need to wear stage makeup. The suggested colors are: EYES: Lavender/violet BLUSH: rose MASCARA: black LIPS: rose CLEAR NAIL POLISH!! No jewelry, rings, earrings, necklaces, watches or hair accessories except costume accessories.
Our recital is scheduled for Friday, May 5th at West Elementary School @ 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. The concert usually lasts a little over an hour. Dancers need to arrive no later than 6:40 p.m. –come in your first costume–hair and makeup ready to go–wear cover-up over costume–meet in your dressing room. Audience seating is general admission. The house opens at 6:30 p.m. Parking is on the streets near the auditorium. Carpool if possible. We have a nice auditorium with bad parking. You can drop off guests at the West entrance, which also serves as the handicapped entrance.
*There will be no entry at the door facing the playground. (Our backstage door)
*Dancers will stay backstage with their class through the entire recital.
*Please send a quiet project with your child.
*If you send snacks with your child, please make sure it is nothing that can make a mess (NO POPCORN).
*We will have an encore number after the finale to safely get the dancers back to their dressing rooms. Please stay seated in the auditorium until after that performance, and then send one adult to pick up the dancer backstage. We are trying to reduce traffic backstage after the show!
*Put your name on your shoes, costume and accessories.
*Pictures for Teen, Adv, and Solo classes are Wednesday, April 20th and Live 2 Dance Studio.
*Rehearsal and pictures are at West Elementary School on Thursday, May 4th. **Pictures should have been prepaid. Please arrive at pictures and rehearsal on time. We run a tight schedule and wouldn’t want to have you miss out on the pictures or practicing on the stage. Parents will not be allowed in the photography room.**
*Please, no flash photography at the rehearsal or recital. It is dangerous for the dancers.
*During the recital if you need to enter or exit the auditorium, please do so between numbers. Please pass this information to your guests before the dance concert.
*DVD’s ($25) will be for sale at the studio, the rehearsal and at the dance concert. Order forms at the studio.
*Please, double knot your dance shoes if you have ties.
*Remember, no underwear—tights only, please.
*If you don’t have buckle tap shoes, please have elastic in tap shoes.
*Tap and jazz shoes should be black. Ballet shoes should be pink.
*Costume and tuition balances must be paid in full by 4/18/16 before the dancer will be allowed to participate in the recital.
PICTURES AND REHEARSAL
We do our pictures and rehearsal on the same day. Please come in your costume with hair and makeup done, get your picture taken, then proceed to the stage where we will run your number several times. If you have another dance, you will change into that costume and repeat the procedure. If you only have one number you may leave after your stage rehearsal or stay and watch. Please arrive at pictures and rehearsal on time. We run a tight schedule and wouldn’t want to have you miss out on the pictures or practicing on the stage-we usually run ahead of schedule. The rehearsal and picture schedule are as follows:
***Will Be Posted In April***
Non-refundable costume deposits of $25 per costume will be due in October. Last year’s costumes ranged from $40 to $120. We have several fundraisers during the year that can be applied to costume balance, recital fee or tuition.