“ALADDIN” Dress Rehearsal ~ Friday, June 9th
Dear Dance Connection Dancers and Families:
I appreciate everyone respecting the commitment made to your child’s dance. This is a ONCE-A-YEAR event! We’ve all been planning for this event since before classes began in September.
I am FULLY aware that this rehearsal schedule is not perfect. I am fully aware that the children are in school, and that parents have jobs, and that parents are waiting for school busses to arrive, work days to end, etc. The ENTIRE evening is very tight with one rehearsal after another well into the night (and often the oldest dancers are rehearsing with Miss Meg past midnight). I REALIZE that this will require some of you to make arrangements ahead of time to accommodate the rehearsal schedule. Please network with other families in your child’s class(es) to help each other out (like one parent could pick-up a few children from school, one parent brings quick after-school snacks before dressing, etc).
I wish that there were a perfect schedule for everyone but it’s just not within my power to deliver. So I’ve done the best I can. I look forward to your support on this matter. The big weekend is coming soon…let’s get ready!
THE 3 – 5 YEAR OLD DANCERS HAVE A SET REHEARSAL TIME BELOW
NOTE: REHEARSAL TIMES listed are the time at which the dancers will take the stage to rehearse. Plan to arrive early enough to be dressed and ready at your scheduled rehearsal time(s). Immediately following their rehearsal, dancers will be escorted by their Backstage Moms to group and individual portraits. They will then be dismissed to parents by the Backstage Moms. The 3 – 5 Year Old Dress Rehearsal is NOT in the order of the performance.
Girls Hip Hop 5 – 8 Year Olds
Jazz 6 – 7 Year Olds
Only Backstage Moms will be able to go into the auditorium during dress rehearsal. All other parents can leave and come back to get their child(ren) or wait in the lobby until your child comes out to you.
The following classes must be at the college ready to go by 4:00 pm. Ready to go means hair and makeup already done – all you need to do is put on your costume when you arrive at the college. Dancers and Backstage Moms (the only parents who are allowed in the auditorium-all other parents may leave or wait in the lobby) will gather in the auditorium in their groups. They will be sitting in the auditorium during dress rehearsal to watch fellow dancers perform their dances.
We will get pictures taken in the order outlined below. After ALL pictures are taken we can change into practice clothes (or leave our costumes on) and return to the auditorium.
Once your child is completely finished rehearsing all of their dances, they are free to go home. The unknown for me is how long it will take to get all the pictures taken. If everyone is dressed and ready to go pictures should not take that long – which means we can start the full run through earlier!
Pictures will be taken in the following order: (starting at 4:00 pm)
Mon Beg Ballet – Gold
Thurs Beg Ballet – Flowers – A Whole New World
Beginning Pointe – Clouds
Int/Adv Pointe – Lava
Mon Int Ballet 7 – 9 – Stars
Thurs Int Ballet 7 – 9 – Marketplace Kids
Beg/Int Ballet 10 & up – Jewels
Thurs Int Ballet 9 – 11 – Procession Musicians
Int. Ballet 12 – Marketplace Vendors
Adv Slipper – Cave of Wonders
1st – 4th Lyrical – Sultan’s Trance
Middle School Lyrical – Sandstorm
High School Lyrical – Cobra
Tumbling – Magic Carpet
Teen Int/Adv. Tap – Genie Entertainers
Beg Tap 6 -8 - Golden Scarab
Adult Tap – Dancing Genies
Int. Tap – Flamingos
High School Jazz – Procession Dancing Girls
Jazz 8 – 10 – Peacocks
Middle School Jazz - Fireworks
Girls (9 & up) Hip Hop – Royal Guards
Boys Hip Hop – Marketplace Entertainers
We then practice in the following order:
CHARACTER LIST ~ IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE
Jafar and Lago and
Cave of Wonders
Aladdin & Abu
Jafar, Lago and Sultan
Jasmine & Rajah
Jasmine runs away to marketplace
Aladdin & Abu
Cave of Wonders
Magic Carpets (a couple to make brief appearance)
Genie of the Lamp
Prince Ali Procession led by Genie & Abu
Prince Ali/Sultan/Jafar/Jasmine gets mad
Aladdin/Jasmine – A Whole New World
Aladdin/Sultan/Jafar/Jasmine –Jafar see that Aladdin has lamp
Jafar now has lamp
Aladdin throws lamp – Genie fee –
Everyone lives happily everafter