IMPORTANT DATES:

  • APRIL 12 – TICKET SALES OPEN AT 5:00 – Tickets are $15 each. Note that Preschool and Adore dancers are in the first show only and therefore have priority seating for the 11:00 am show. Those families will order their tickets on April 5th so we will know how many 11:00 tickets will be available for the rest of the Company.
  • APRIL 10 – SHOW Q & A MEETING – We will be on zoom at 10:30-11:00 a.m. and 3:30-4:00p.m. for parents of this age group. Please try to attend one of those sessions as we will walk through, in detail, what the day will look like for your dancer. This makes show day run so much smoother! Please read this packet before the meeting and bring all of your questions! CLICK HERE to access the meeting. Meeting ID: 442 374 4202 Passcode: 0JrMqH
  • APRIL 19 – PHOTO DAY AT THE STUDIO– Photos will be taken after regularly scheduled classes. Dancers will dress themselves after class. Please pick them up in the usual manner between 6:00-6:15. Wear assigned hairstyle and bring new show shoes (see info below).  You will preorder and pay for your photos ONLINE by Friday, April 16. 
  • APRIL 23 – MANDATORY REHEARSALS 
    • THURSDAY, April 22 at the studio 7:00-8:30* Wear uniform and show shoes. Dancer does not have to wear show hairstyle this evening.
    • FRIDAY, April 23 at the venue 6:00-8:50* Send dancer into the building promptly at 6:00 in their uniform with their hair completely done in their show style. No early drop offs. Please be waiting outside your car for them at 8:50.
    • *If you feel these ending times are too late for your dancer, you can choose for them not to participate in the finale and I can give you new ending times. Please let me know by April 1.
  • APRIL 24 (SATURDAY) SHOW DAY – Arrival 10:00 am.
    • Drop off at 10:00 am. Doors open for audience at 10:45. They will participate in all three shows – 11:00am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Please pack your dancer a lunch and water only. They will eat between the first and second shows. If you would like to take pictures of your dancer after a show, please plan on doing that after the 1:30pm or 3:30pm show to allow for a lunch break after the first show. 

 

SHOW SHOES:

PRAISE will wear jazz shoes in caramel. All shoes are to be ordered off of our ONLINE STUDIO STORE. The exact style and color have been added to their group’s list of items. Those dancers who already own the jazz shoe in caramel (which was required for last year’s show) may reuse it providing it looks “like new” (Mrs. Black can give feedback in class).  There are sizing sets for each shoe available at the studio for your dancer to try on before or after her class time.  Please make sure the shoe fits like a “glove” with less than a ¼” room at the toe. You will need to order as soon as possible.

 

HAIR:

PRAISE – High bun (not a sock or donut bun). Start with correct placement of a high ponytail. Proper position is as photo 1 indicates with a straight line from chin to in front of the ear to the crown of the head. Click HERE for a five-minute video that will give you a walk-through of exactly the proper placement of the ponytail at the crown. Video instructions for how to do a dance bun can be found HERE.  Use a lot of bobby pins to secure the bun. It should not move when dancer vigorously shakes her head. All wispies should be sprayed or gelled down.  You will do this style for photo day as well as all dress rehearsals and the show. We suggest practicing the style prior to photo day.

 

 

EMBELLISHMENTS:

Make sure you’ve removed, from your dancer, any nail polish, all jewelry, body decals and have not added any embellishments to the hairstyle. If you absolutely cannot remove a pair of newly pierced ears, you will need to find small flesh-toned band-aids to wrap over small stud earrings.

 

SHOW TICKETS:

Tickets are first come-first served in terms of seating closest to the stage. Typically, you choose your seat from a seating chart and walk away with your tickets. It can’t work like that this year as we anticipate having to socially distance family groups and can only have so many people per show.  Parents will print and bring this 2021 SHOW TICKETS AND DVD ORDER FORM when ordering and paying for your tickets. We will record your order and afterwards figure out seating. All groups, except Preschool and Adore, must choose a first and second choice of show time. You can pick up your tickets at Friday’s mandatory dress rehearsal. The tickets will not be sent home with dancers, a parent will have to come into the venue to pick them up. Note that there will not be any walk-up ticket sales on show day this year. 

 

SHOW DVD:

There is an option on the ticket order form for pre-ordering a professionally recorded SHOW DVDfor $25. Pick up is TBA at the studio. If you earned a show dvd from the fundraiser last year, it has been credited to this year, but please still mark it on your ticket order form.

 

 

SAFETY PROTOCOL:

We are thankful for God’s protection over our classes this year. We’ve been following safety protocols and have not had any spread of the disease through our studios. Please pray with us that this favor will continue through show week. If your child is exhibiting a fever and other COVID-19 symptoms during show week, they will have to step out of the show this year. I know that would be devastating to both them and us. If there is any way you can limit potential exposure to large groups of people prior to show week, it would be wise.

As for safety protocol while at the venue, we will still be taking temperatures as dancers enter. The dancers will wear their masks the entire time while on the premises. Before they leave their dressing room to perform their dance, they will take off their mask and put on the clear face shield like below. (We will be using pancake makeup on the strings to make them flesh-toned.) Upon returning to their dressing area, they will put their personal mask back on. They will have one chair that will be labeled with their name and they will use it for the dress rehearsal and the show. They will also hand sanitize on the way in and out of the dressing areas. The venue requires masks of the audience unless government restrictions have been lifted. Please do not purchase tickets for people that do not intend to comply.

 

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!

One of the differences between our Recreational Classes and our Company Classes is the expectation that dancers will practice outside of class time in order to be fully prepared for class and any shows. Please set aside practice time at least once each week between classes. Below is where you will find links to her dances as they become available. 

HOW DEEP THE FATHER’S LOVE FOR US, Nichole Nordeman (The Ultimate Collection)
NOBODY, Casting Crowns (Only Jesus)
HIGHLANDS, Hope College Worship (Endless Glory)

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