Dear Parents and Dancers:
This packet includes a lot of information about our upcoming performance! It is important that dancers try their hardest to be at all their remaining classes.
Our winter show, “Merry & Bright” will be Saturday, December 11 at the Caldwell High School Auditorium. We will have 2 shows. Matinee will begin at 2:00 and Evening will begin at 4:00. Show Assignments are listed in the order they will rehearse on the Dress Rehearsal page of this packet.
We will be sending home costumes the week of the show. Please keep your costume(s) safe!!!! All costumes need to be returned to the studio the week after winter show. There are specific-colored tights and shoes required to wear with these.
All Creative 3s, 4s, Saturday Kinderdance and all other ballet classes will need to wear pink ballet tights and pink ballet shoes
Pointe: pink tights and pointe shoes Thursday Kinderdance will need pink tights and black tap shoes
All Jazz classes will need to wear tan tights and tan jazz shoes
Tap 1 & 2, Tap 3 & 4 & Adv Tap will need to wear tan tights and black tap shoes
Hip Hop 1, Hip Hop 2, Hip Hop 3 & Adv Hip Hop will need to wear tan tights & black hip hop/athletic shoes
Contemporary will need to wear tan tights and half-sole shoes
Misc. items needed: Hip Hop 1, 2 & 3 may wear a black tank or leotard underneath Adv Tap needs to wear their own black leggings Contemporary needs to wear a black leotard
**We will be placing a last order for tights and shoes December 1st. Orders must be received by November 30th
We will have classes the week after winter show (Dec 13-18). Everyone will need to return their winter show costumes then.
I am looking for a few volunteers. Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering. 😀 We appreciate all the extra help we can get!
Always ask if you have any questions! We are here to help, and we want this to be a fun and fantastic experience for all!
Andrea & Teachers
Dress Rehearsal is also Saturday, December 11 at Caldwell High School Auditorium. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early and wait inside the auditorium in the rows indicated by the signs. In some instances, we may run ahead. If you are not there on time you may miss your chance to practice on stage. We also run the risk of running late and we appreciate your patience. Dancers need to wear their costumes to rehearsal.
The following classes will begin their dress rehearsal at 9:00 am (in this order, going across) and perform in the 2:00 show-Arrive at 8:45
Do What I Do Company Stand in the Light Company Make it Look Easy Company
Work For It Company Saturday Creative 3s Pointe Jazz 4
Tuesday Creative 3s & 4s Tap 1 & 2 Contemporary
The following classes will begin their dress rehearsal at 10:00 am (in this order, going across) and will perform in the 2:00 show-Arrive at 9:45
Ballet 5 Jazz 2 Ballet 3 Adv Jazz Saturday Creative 4s Jazz 5
Hip Hop 2 Ballet 2 Thursday Kinderdance Hip Hop 3 Pre-Pointe
The following classes will begin their dress rehearsal at 11:00 am (in this order, going across) & will perform in the 4:00 Show-Arrive at 10:45 am
Hustle Company Somewhere Out There Company To Build a Home Company
Dancing in the Moonlight Company Somebody’s Watching Me Company
Monday Creative 3s Hip Hop 1 Beginning Pointe Ballet 4 Int Teen Jazz
The following classes will begin their dress rehearsal at 12:00/noon (in this order, going across) & will perform in the 4:00 Show-Arrive at 11:45
Ballet 1 Adv Tap Thursday Creative 4s Jazz 3 Saturday Kinderdance
Adv Hip Hop Ballet 6 Jazz 1 Tap 3 & 4 Int/Adv Jazz
Dancers are free to leave once they rehearse their dance. Please return to the auditorium 15 minutes before show starts!
General Recital Information
Ticket Info: Tickets will go on sale beginning November 30 in the lobby of the studio. Each ticket is $7 for 1 show or $10 for both, and lap sitters are free. Seating for the shows is reserved, meaning when you purchase your ticket(s) you will also select your seat(s).
We will begin selling tickets for recital on Tuesday, November 30th from 8:00-10:00 am, 11:15-2:15 pm and 4:30-6:30 pm in the lobby of the studio.
You may also purchase your tickets the following days and times:
Tuesdays (Nov 30, Dec 7) from 6:30-6:45 pm -check or cash only
Wednesdays (Dec 1, Dec 8) from 6:15-6:30-check or cash only
Thursdays (Dec 2, Dec 9) from 4:30-6:00
Saturday (Dec 4) from 9:30-11
Monday (Dec 6) from 6:15-7:00
Unable to come into the studio??? Ticket purchase requests may also be made through email (email@example.com) after Nov. 30th.
Tickets will be available to purchase at dress rehearsal and before each show by check or cash only
Costume Info: Your dancers need to wear their costume for dress rehearsal and recital. Please keep your costume(s) safe! Do not play or eat in your costume. Do not wash or iron your costume. To fluff tutus, you may hang your costume upside down in the bathroom while you shower (the warm steam will help reduce wrinkles). Do not hang in the shower or where it could get wet.
Backstage Helpers are prepared to assist with costume changes. We suggest that you organize and label costumes and shoes.
Recitals begin at 2:00 and 4:00. Doors will open at 1:30 and 3:30. Younger dancers need to be in their dressing rooms (located off the side hallway in the band or orchestra room) at 1:45 but no earlier than 1:30; and 3:45 but no earlier than 3:30 respectfully. Do come prepared to dance! Have your costume, tights, and shoes on. Hair needs to be pulled into a slick bun (no bangs or flyaways) and stage make-up needs to be applied. Make-up should consist of eye shadow in neutral tones; black or brown mascara for eyes; and rosy colored cheeks and lips. Parents of young dancers, please use your judgement for your little ones. If you think they will just rub away at their eyes, do not worry about eyeline or mascara. Dancers are not to wear any colored nail polish; jewelry; nor underwear under their tights. Nothing except water is allowed backstage or in the dressing rooms.
- Do have something for your dancer to do while they wait backstage to perform (label all the items). Please do not plan on popping in and out of the dressing rooms. It is very hard on the dancers (especially the younger ones) if you leave and they can’t come with you. Dancers are expected to wait backstage so they may participate in the finale. We have some very reliable and awesome Backstage Helpers; your child is safe with them. If you want to be in the room with them for the entire show, please feel free to do so. The dressing rooms are located off the hallway to the side of the auditorium.
- It is going to be a long day, so please feed your child and make sure they get plenty of rest prior to the show.
Be a kind and respectful audience! Cheer for every dance and don’t disrupt others by talking. Enter and exit only between dances. No flash photography (it is very disrupting to the performers) and silence your devices. Do not use the side door to the auditorium, unless needed for wheelchair accessibility.
Once the show is done you may come up to the stage to gather your dancer(s)! This is a great time to get pictures of them on stage, give them their flowers, etc. We will sell small flower bouquets in the lobby prior to the show. All dancers will participate in the finale. After the finale, come up to the stage to where your child will be sitting and waiting for you.