THE DANCE CONNECTION

“ALICE IN WONDERLAND” Dress Rehearsal ~ Friday, June 10th

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!

 Thank you,

 Miss Meg

 

 "ALICE IN WONDERLAND” Dress Rehearsal ~ Friday, June 10th (Click here to print)

****NEW DRESS REHEARSAL FORMAT****NEW DRESS REHEARSAL FORMAT*****NEW DRESS REHEARSAL FORMAT****

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.

 

Rehearsal Time

3:00pm

3:15pm

3:30pm

3:45pm

4:00pm

4:15pm

4:30pm

4:45pm

5:00pm

Regular Class,

Day,

Time

Kinder-

dance

3’s

FRI 10:30am

 

Kinder-

dance

3’s

THUR 4:15pm

Kinder-

dance

4&5

TUE

  4:15pm

Kinderdance

4 & 5’s
THUR 5:00 pm &

SAT 9:30am

Pre-Ballet

5’s

MON 5:00pm

 

Pre-Ballet

5’s

WED 5:00pm

Tap 4&5’s

TUE 11:30am

SAT 10:15am

 

Tap 4&5

TUE

5:15pm

 

Tumbling for Dance

Tue 7:00 pm  & Wed 6:30 pm

Character

 

BLUEBIRDS

 

BUTTERFLIES

TEA CUPS

MOME RATHS

DAISIES

 

UNBIRTHDAY CAKES

KEYS

DOOR KNOBS

CROQUET GAME

 

 ****NEW DRESS REHEARSAL FORMAT**************NEW DRESS REHEARSAL FORMAT******

 I’m asking that the following classes please work with me in trying something new.  If this doesn’t work, we will go back to the way it was before.  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 5:00 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! 

 The question I am sure I will be asked the most is when will they be done?  When do we come back to get them?  If you look at the Practice in Order of Appearance (below), you will notice an approximate pickup time.  Please be in the Lobby waiting for your dancer to come out to you.  Please leave a contact number with your Backstage Mom so we can contact you should we run early or late.

 Pictures will be taken in the following order:

 

Mon Beg Ballet – Fish Caucus Race
Thurs Beg Ballet – Rocking Horse Flies
Beginning Pointe – Bread & Butterflies
Int/Adv Pointe – Singing Flowers
Mon & Thurs. Int Ballet 7 – 9 – Babbling Brook
Beg/Int Ballet 10 & up – Cheshire Cat Lights
Wed Int Ballet 9 – 11 – White Roses
Thurs Int Ballet 9 – 11 – Red Roses
Int. Ballet 12 –  Maze
Adv Slipper - Forest
1st – 4th Lyrical – Floating Vowels
Middle School Lyrical – Falling Down Rabbit Hole
High School Lyrical – Alice’s Tears
Beg Tap 6 – 8 - Cookies
Int. Tap – Path Sweepers
Teen Int/Adv. Tap – Unbirthday Presents
Adult Tap – Trial Jurors
Middle School Jazz - Cards
High School Jazz – Tea Party
Jazz 6 & 7 – Mad Watches
Jazz 8 – 10 - Fireworks
Girls Hip Hop – Forest Creatures
Boys Hip Hop – Painting the Roses Red

 We then practice in the following order:  CHARACTER LIST ~ IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

 Alice
Dinah, The Cat
Alice’s Sister
Daisies – no need to rehearse – they came earlier
Butterflies – no need to rehearse – they came earlier
Blue Birds – no need to rehearse – they came earlier
Babbling Brook – should be ready for pick up between 7 and 7:30 pm (if they are in nothing else)
White Rabbit
Falling Through Rabbit Hole - should be ready for pick up between 7 and 7:30 pm (if they are in nothing else)
Doorknobs – no need to rehearse – they came earlier
Cookies - should be ready for pick up between 7 and 7:30 pm (if they are in nothing else)
White Queen
Keys – no need to rehearse – they came earlier
Alice’s Tears
Dodo Bird
Fish Caucus Race - should be ready for pick up between 7 and 7:30 pm (if they are in nothing else)
White Rabbit
Tweedledee & Tweedledum
Bread & Butter-flies
Rocking Horse-flies – should be ready for pick-up between 7:30 – 8 (if they are in nothing else)
Singing Flowers
Floating Vowels –
Caterpillar
Forest Dancers – that are not part of Tea Party – just standing
Cheshire Cat Lights – should be ready for pick up between 8 and 8:30 (if they are in nothing else)
Cheshire Cat
Mad Hatter
Tea Party Guests – should be ready for pick up between 8 and 8:30 (if they are in nothing else)
Tea Cups – no need to rehearse – they came earlier
Unbirthday Cakes – no need to rehearse – they came earlier
Fireworks – should be ready for pick up between 8 and 8:30 (if they are in nothing else)
White Rabbit
Mad Watches – should be ready for pick up around 8:30 (if they are in nothing else)
Forest – should be ready for pick up between 8:30 and 9 (if they are in nothing else)
Mome Raths – no need to rehearse – they came earlier
Path Sweepers – should be ready for pick up between 8:30 – 9 (if they are in nothing else)
Forest Creatures  - should be ready for pick up between 8:30 – 9  (if they are in nothing else)
Floating Vowels - come and surround Caterpillar while she changes into Butterfly - should be ready for pick up between 8:30 - 9 (if they are in nothing else)
Alice Sad Song
White Queen
Cheshire Cat
Maze – should be ready for pick up between 9 – 9:30 (if they are in nothing else)
White Roses – should be ready for pick up between 9 – 9:30 (if they are in nothing else)
Red Roses – should be ready for pick up between 9 – 9:30 (if they are in nothing else)
Painting Roses Red – should be ready for pick up around 9:30 (if they are in nothing else)
Cards – should be ready for pick up between 9:30 – 10 (if they are in nothing else)
White Rabbit
Queen of Hearts
King of Hearts
Croquet Game – no need to rehearse – they came earlier
Cheshire Cat
Mad Hatter
Trial Jurors  - should be done be by 10:30
Unbirthday Presents should be done by 10:30
Cards chase Alice –  through the Maze – Fish Caucus Race – Tweedle Dee & Dum, Through the Tea Party – by the Caterpillar

 

 

 

Kinder-

dance

3’s

FRI 10:30am

 

Kinder-

dance

3’s

THUR 4:15pm

Kinder-

dance

4&5

TUE 10:30am &

  4:15pm

Kinderdance

4 & 5’s

SAT 9:30am

Pre-Ballet

5’s

WED 5:00pm

Kinderdance

4 & 5’s

THUR 5:00pm

Beg Ballet

6-8

MON 5:30pm

Tap 4&5’s

TUE 11:30am

SAT 10:15am

Boys Hip Hop

WED

5:30pm

Tap 4&5

TUE

5:15pm

 

DUCKS

 

BABY
ANNA

BABY
ELSA

GARDEN

MIDDLE AGED ANNA

MAYPOLE
DANCERS

BLIZZARD

ICE CUBES & ICE MEN

CARROTS