IMPORTANT DATES:

  • APRIL 5 – TICKET SALES FOR PRESCHOOL & ADORE PARENTS ONLY – Preschool and Adore dancers are in the first show only and therefore have priority seating. Those families will order their tickets one week before the rest of the Company. Tickets are $15 each and sales open at 5:30 on April 5. Only tickets for the 11:00am show can be ordered on This date. If you’d like to order for any other show, a separate order will need to be made on April 12 or after. 
  • APRIL 10 – SHOW Q & A MEETING – We will be on zoom at 10:00-10:30 a.m. and 3:00-3:30p.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 before regularly scheduled classes and dancers will practice in their costume. Please arrive 15 minutes early to dress your dancer. Wear assigned hairstyle and bring new show shoes (see info below). A parent needs to be onsite at the end of their dancer’s class to change them back into their street clothes. You will preorder and pay for your photos ONLINE by Friday, April 16. 
  • APRIL 23 – MANDATORY REHEARSAL AT THE VENUE 
    • Preschool and Adore dancers will wear their uniform to this rehearsal. Parent will enter with their dancer, have them use the lower level restroom and wait for Mrs. Conti to pick them up. Please be in the lobby 15 minutes prior to stated ending time in case we finish up early. 
    • PRESCHOOL 4:15-5:15
    • ADORE 4:30-5:30
  • APRIL 24 (SATURDAY) SHOW DAY – Arrival 10:20 am.
    • Mother/designee will change their dancer and exit the backstage area by 10:40. After the show is over, you have 15 minutes or so for photos and then you will change your dancer back into their street clothes. 
    • PRESCHOOL dancers will remain backstage with Mrs. Conti or a student teacher until they are finished performing songs 3 & 4. They will be brought out to the auditorium to sit with you between songs 5 & 6. We will discuss this more at the Q&A Meeting.
    • ADORE dancers will remain backstage with Mrs. Conti, the student teacher or a designated parent helper for the entirety of the show. They will dance songs 10 & 12. The show will be playing on a monitor backstage for them to watch when they are not on stage. 

 

SHOW SHOES:

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. This ballet slipper has no drawstrings (much to the delight of parents and dance teachers everywhere). There is a sizing set for 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:

PRESCHOOL & ADORE will both wear a high ponytail with all wispies sprayed or gelled down. Proper position is as the photo indicates with a straight line from the 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 what we are asking for. You will do this style for photo day as well as Friday’s dress rehearsal 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.