Here is an important packet of information concerning the dance recital and dress rehearsal. Please look over this carefully so you will be prepared for both events.
Dress Rehearsal will be during class 5/22/17 for Monday classes, 5/27/17 for Saturday classes, and 5/30/16-6/2/17 for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday classes. Please be sure to have your dancer in full costume and stage makeup.
Recital will be June 3rd at the Emerald Coast Convention Center. Gulf Islands National Seashore, 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
There will be two shows this year.
Show 1: Starts at 2:00 p.m., drop-off at 1:30
Show 2: Starts at 4:30 p.m., drop off at 4:00
Drop Off Location: All dancers will be dropped off at the main entrance of the convention center. There will be a sign in table where all dancers MUST be signed in. Creative Movement, 3/4s, 4/5s, 5/6s, and Level 1 will stay backstage in the PALM 1 & 2 dressing rooms until it is their time to dance. Level 2, Level 3, Pre-professional, and Competition dancers will also check in at the main entrance and will then have a dressing room backstage. There will also be a separate BOYS dressing room backstage. Please have them dressed in their first costume with their hair and makeup done. You will not be able to enter the backstage area. The theatre will open for seating 15 minutes before the performance start.
For recital, all students will be backstage with our volunteer helpers. Helpers will line them up and walk them backstage when it is time for them to go back. Helpers will get students changed backstage when it is time for a costume change. Parents will not be allowed backstage for recital unless there is an emergency. This is for the safety of the dancers. We will have teachers with the preschool groups, and they will provide entertainment, snacks, and peace of mind for all of you watching. Dancers must remain backstage until the end of their show. No exceptions.
Release Procedures: At the end of the show, all students will be brought back onto the stage for a Final Bow! We will then release the students from the stage, one class at a time. Please, only send ONE parent to collect your child from the stage. We will then have a reception area behind the audience seating where an “after party” cake will be provided for the dancers. Beverages for parents will be for sale. This will be the perfect time to snap a photo of your child and their dance teacher and friends!
Tickets will be on sale ONLINE starting May 15! Dancers are automatically allowed to enter the show. Tickets will be $15 per show or you may purchase a ticket for $25 which will allow you to enter both shows. All balances must be paid before receiving tickets to the performance.
Recording the Dances: During the recital, we have a professional videographer taping the performance. A copy of the video is included in your recital fee. Video cameras will be held by the theatre if brought to the performance. Cameras will be allowed but please, no flash photography. This is for the dancers safety and please remind family members.
Hair: Your child’s hair should be worn in a bun, unless given special instructions. If costumes have hairpieces, make sure the pieces are labeled with a name somewhere and that they have a way of being attached to her hair. Please use hairspray or gel to hold hair in place.
Costumes: If your child has 2 or more dances, please put extra costumes in a bag labeled with your child’s name.
Bags should include the following:
• All costume pieces for other dances. Each item should be labeled with your child’s name.
• Shoes for other dances. Tap shoes should have ribbons, elastic, or strings to match the color of the shoe.
• Bobby pins (for hair emergencies) safety pins (for costumes) other tights, if needed.
Under garments: Panties are not to be worn under costumes!
For older girls, a flesh-colored thong can be worn. Make sure bras don’t show. For some costumes, a bra is not needed, for others, a strapless may have to be worn.
Makeup: The dancers should wear stage makeup for rehearsal and recital. Stage makeup is important because it will make their faces and expressions show up better from a distance and under the stage lights.
For young girls: powder, blush, eye shadow, lipstick For older girls and teens: foundation, blush, lipstick, eye shadow, liner, mascara, and powder.
Volunteers: If you would like to be a volunteer backstage, please, send an email. Also, if you know anyone who would like to help with show please let us know. It takes a pretty big crew to put on this show!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org! Thank you parents! We have enjoyed your kids this year and are looking forward to a wonderful evening with our ATTD stars!