THE DANCE CONNECTION

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The Dance Connection proudly presents…
”Alice in Wonderland"

DRESS REHEARSAL

Friday, June 10th      *Class-specific rehearsal times posted on DRESS REHEARSAL PAGE!

PERFORMANCES

Saturday, June 11th at 6:30 pm
Sunday, June 12th at 2:00 pm

LOCATION

Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College

Check-in and Dismissal:

  • Student check-in will be conducted at the Registration Table located in the hall at the “Artist Entrance” which is located around the back of the Todd Performing Arts Center building.
  • Parents, family, and guests are not permitted in the backstage area or auditorium (during dress rehearsal or performances unless they are a Backstage Mom).  It is imperative that everyone respects these boundaries     for the management and safety of all the children.
  •  Runners will escort each dancer to their dressing room and into the care of the Backstage Moms.
  • Upon arrival and check-in for the performances, you will be given a “Student Retrieval Card.”
  • To help ease the crowding issue, please have only the person with the “Student Retrieval Card” in the line to pick-up.  All other family, friends, and guests can wait in the lobby.

 

Dress Rehearsal Format: IS DIFFERENT THIS YEAR (2016) PLEASE REFER TO DRESS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE!

  • Schedule of  class-specific rehearsal times are posted online.
  •  NOTE: Rehearsal times listed are the times the dancers will TAKE THE STAGE…this is their only 15-minutes of stage rehearsal! (For 3-5 Year Olds)
  • THIS IS A FULL DRESS REHEARSAL.Students must arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled rehearsal to allow time for dress, make-up. Students will need proper tights, shoes, hair and make-up, costumes, and costume accessories.
  • Students are NOT to come dressed in their costume – get dressed at the Todd Center – this is the responsibility of the parents not the Backstage Moms (bathrooms are available).  Please do hair and make-up at home so that all you need to do is put on your costume when you arrive.                                                                           
  • Students can bring water bottles ONLY– no juice, no soda, no snacks.  Please do all of that before they arrive.
  • Everyone's hair (if long enough) MUST be in a ballet bun (tight and slicked back)!
  • Label all of your child's belongings and contain everything in a small, labeled tote bag.

Recital Format:

  • Saturday – Students must check-in at the Registration Table no later than 5:30pm.
  • Sunday – Students must check-in at the Registration Table no later than 1:00pm. 
  • Do hair and make-up at home so that all you need to do is put on your costume when you arrive.
  • DO NOT COME DRESSED IN COSTUME - GET DRESSED AT THE TODD CENTER.
  • Bring all LABELED belongings in a small suitcase or tote; Leave all jewelry/valuables at home.
  • Everyone's hair must be in a ballet bun (tight and slicked back)!
  • Bring a water bottle, labeled.
  • Students will be dismissed to the ONE PERSON who has the “Student Retrieval Card” at the end of each performance. (Please do not try to pick up your Star Performer any earlier – everyone is included in the Finale at the end of each show.)

 

Backstage Moms:

  • To volunteer, see the sign-up binder in the Studio Office.
  •  A meeting for all Backstage Moms will be held on Saturday, June 4th at 11:00 at the studio. We greatly appreciate these special helpers who stay with the students in the dressing rooms before, during, and after the rehearsal and performances.  They will assist the students in getting organized and ready to go on stage, as well as helping to "manage all the excitement" in the dressing rooms.  

Make-up:

  • If acceptable by parents, students are to wear make-up for dress rehearsal, portraits, and performances.  The stage lights wash out their little faces, so the make-up is to be applied HEAVILY for the performances.  Apply: eye shadow, blush, lipstick and mascara.
  •  Join us for a free “How To Apply Stage Make-up” class with Ms. Meg on Saturday, June 4th at 12:00 at the studio.  This will be a demonstration class; no need to bring make-up products or the dancer to which you’ll be applying the make-up.

 

NO OTHER ACCESSORIES are permitted.  Children are NOT to have ANY of the following worn during the dress rehearsal, portraits and performances:

 

  • Earrings, Nose rings, Lip rings, Belly-button rings, or any other piercings*

 

*If you are considering having your child’s ears or anything else pierced, please note that ALL earrings, even starters, must be removed for this event.  So if you’re going to pierce, please remember the six-week healing time and plan accordingly, or wait until after the recital.

 

 

·    Wrist or ankle bracelets

  • Rings or Watches
  • Fingernail or toenail polish
  • Temporary tattoos

Costumes:

  • All alterations must be completed and the costume ready for dress rehearsal. ALL straps must be stitched in place to fit the student; they CANNOT be pinned or tied. PLEASE, do not allow costumes to be played with. If you have any questions about how to fit the costume, please ask the Dance Instructor or Miss Meg.

 

Tights and Dance Shoes

 

  • The following dance supplies, specifically appropriate for each type of dance, are required:  (no other colors or styles are acceptable):

 

Type of Dance

Dance Shoes

Dance Tights

BALLET & KINDERDANCE

PINK BALLET SLIPPERS

THEATRICAL PINK

JAZZ & HIP HOP

TAN  SLIP ON JAZZ SHOES
Boys wear black tennis shoes or Black Jazz sneakers

LIGHT SUNTAN

TAP

TAN TAP

LIGHT SUNTAN

TUMBLING

NONE

LIGHT SUNTAN

LYRICAL

Foor Undeez or the pirouette shoes

LIGHT SUNTAN

 

Tickets:  Go on sale Monday, May 9th.

 

 Per the Queen Anne’s County Fire Marshall and Todd Performing Arts Center
ALL PERFORMANCE ATTENDEES REGARDLESS OF AGE
MUST HAVE A TICKET FOR EACH PERFORMANCE

Complimentary Tickets

  • Every account receives two tickets for Saturday night and two tickets for Sunday night for the performance.
  • Each Dancer in the following dances will receive a complimentary ticket to use on the day of their choosing (Daisies, Butterflies, Bluebirds, Door Knobs, Keys, Tea Cups, Unbirthday Cakes, Mome Raths)

Advance Sale Tickets (Ticket purchases must be paid in full at the time of sale; we are not able to bill accounts.)

  • Additional tickets are available beginning May 9th through the office at The Dance Connection
  • Prices are as follows:
    • Additional tickets per performance are $10.00 each

Any unclaimed complimentary tickets (after May 28th) will be forfeited and released for sale. Exchanges can be made as long as ticket quantities last.    Both performances always sell out, so plan early for the number of tickets you’ll need for each performance.

 

Order forms for the following services will be available in the Studio Store in May:

 

Portraits:  Recital portraits will be taken during the Friday night dress rehearsal.  Each class will rehearse at their scheduled time and go directly to their portrait sitting.  Please have your order envelope completed, with payment enclosed, and turned in to the Backstage Mom at dress rehearsal.

 

Videography:  Order forms along with payment are due recital weekend…an order box will be available in the lobby all weekend.

 

Thank you for your time and consideration of this information.  We look forward to an exciting recital and these special moments that our students have worked so hard for all year long!