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GENERAL INFORMATION

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HOLIDAY PRESENTATION:

ATTENTION PARENTS: $50 PERFORMANCE FEE IS DUE THIS MONDAY 11/27. NO EXCEPTIONS, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SEND IN AND OR MAIL TO POBOX. THANK YOU

DECEMBER 1ST, TWO PERFORMANCES:

6:30 PM AND 8:00 PM. THESE ARE  IN STUDIO performances. ALL students will dance IN BOTH performances. Show duration is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

ATTENTION PARENTS:  We will be dividing the audience in half, since we cannot hols everyone at the same time in Studio B

-Parents, friends and relatives who are related to students  with last names starting with letter A- M will attend the 6:30  PM Show

-Parents, friends and relatives who are related to students with last names starting with letter N- Z will attend the 8:00 PM Show

                               

***STUDENT REQUIREMENT: DUE 11/21:_STUDENT'S ACCOUNT MUST BE UP TO DATE. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY OUTSTANDING BALANCES.  - PLEASE BRING TO STUDIO-  $50 FEE  PER STUDENT TO PARTICIPATE. THIS FEE TAKES CARE OF SHOW COST, ANY TICKETS YOU WOULD OTHERWISE PURCHASE AND COSTUMES.(students will not be able to participate unless this requiremet is met)

Note: while it may seem to some that these smaller shows are simple, we guarantee you that a lots of hours of work are involved in the planning and executing of them. The $50 fee helps the studio compensate not only staff's time, but costumes purchase and preparation, ANY AMOUNT OF TICKETS YOU MAY WANT, music edits, two days of reharsals, two performances, with all that it entails. We consider this a very reasonable fee, considering a night out to eat with a family of 4 will most likely surpass this amount. It takes teachers, director, volunteers, set up, break down, editing , rehearsing and more to put on a small production like this. For that fee , we are providing your child with: A fun and memorable experience, the joy of performing, nice costumes for each routine, and an invitation to anyone related to them to come to watch them and their friends to do what they love to do, and show a sample of their accomplihments so far. We are also providing supervised fun for them away from home in a safe environment. While we are not babysitting, your children are away from home, hopefully freeing up your time, being watched by adults and having a wonderful time.

I felt the need to write this note based on some comments that came to my attention. Anyone who has volunteered for our shows knows the work behind them. If you are interested in seeing how and where your show fee is used, we welcome you to join our parent behind-the scenes volunteer group.

REHEARSAL INFO:

* THURSDAY, 11/30: THIS REHEARSAL IS MANDATORY.  ALL STUDENTS NEED TO BE AT THE STUDIO FROM 4:00- 8:00 pm. Thursday classes will not take place on this Thursday. If a teacher feels it is nessesary to have a little extra practice that day, we will do it within the same time frame.

Every student needs to bring a PERSONAL STORAGE PLASTIC BIN labeled with their name, with water bottels, snacks, hair brushes, hair spray, bobby pins, make up to the THURSDAY PRACTICE. Costumes will be distributed then.

*FRIDAY, 12/1: ALL STUDENTS CALLED AT 3:45 PM . WE WILL PRACTICE UNTIL 6:00 PM , then wait for first show to start at 6:30.  Studnets will remain at the studio and wait to perform again at 8:00 pm.

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE STUDIO BEFORE RETURNING ALL COSTUME PIECES, THANK YOU!

VOLUNTEERING! As always, we love to have any help that you may be able to offer! Both days we can use help! Thursday and Friday. We have different tasks to assign for anyone who would like to get involved! Please email or text letting us know your availability! Thanks!

 

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MARCH AND JUNE SHOWS ONLY:

****IMPORTANT: ALL NEW TICKET INFORMATION

 NOTE - (New) :As of September 2016, we will be requiring a $110 Show Fee. This Fee will cover  all your Show Expenses( including all non -competition costumes), this fee allows you to bring however many audience members you wish.( regular seats)

*VIP TICKETS: Don't wait in line, get early and preferencial seating. plus complimentary water: simply add $ 5 to the minimum required ( $110) per person. Example: one student who wants 6 regular tickets and 2 vip tickets would pay $110+$5 +$5= $120

*Siblings fee: If two or more siblings are dancing in the show , the Fee is $190 for two or more siblings.

*Saving Seats: we do not allow saving seats prior to the show. Jackets, coats and belongings will be kindly removed if left behind.  Volunteers who help during costumes, clean up or production, however WILL be provided with special signs whihc they can place on the seats of their preference ahead of time. If you would like to volunteer, please email Mariana.

Your child will be provided with all costume pieces and a wonderful performance experience to remember!

 

Our two big shows of the year. These shows are held at a large professionally equipped Theatre Venue, with full lighting and Sound design, video recording and full costumes.


A DVD of the performance is available for purchase at $35 if ordered PRIOR to the Recital.

Details on Schedule, Specific Times and more will be posted as we get close to each recital.

SHOWTIME, COSTUME DAY AND REHEARSALS GUIDELINES

3 Day Process:

Day 1:
Costume pick up at the studio. You will be given a time slot to pick up your costumes. Costumes are only provided to students who have turned in ticket payments.

Day 2:
Rehearsal #1 : At Theatre, at determined time slots. There may be or not be a general Rehearsal to follow depending on showtime the next Day

Day 3:
Final Rehearsal / Show Day: We usually rehearse all together all day and the Show is at the end of the Day.

This process may have some variations depending on times, dates and venues.

 

Our Dance Recitals are extremely popular! Do not expect the "typical" Dance recital !!! We put on full fleshed Shows , full of entertaining Dancing, Music and full on performances that you will not forget!

You will be clapping and bouncing to the beat the whole time!

Recital day at Mariana's Dancing Studio!

Recital and Rehearsals Rules

  • ALL STUDENTS UNDER 7 YEARS OLD MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A CHAPERONE AT ALL TIMES.
  • PLEASE BE ON TIME FOR ALL COSTUME DAY/PRACTICE SLOTS.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL COSTUMES SHOULD BE RETURNED RIGHT AFTER THE SHOW TO ASSIGNED STAFF. NO EXCEPTIONS. THANK YOU!!
  • COSTUMES WILL BE PROVIDED ON THIS DAY ONLY TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE THEIR COSTUME BINS AND WHO HAVE PURCHASED THE REQUIRED NUMBER OF TICKETS. DANCERS NEED TO BRING REHEARSAL DANCE CLOTHES AND THEIR LABELED COSTUME BINS TO THE STUDIO. EACH DANCER WILL ALSO NEED ONE OVERSIZED ZIPLOCK BAG, LABELED WITH THE DANCER'S NAME, FOR EACH SONG IN WHICH SHE IS PERFORMING. EACH DANCER WILL BRING HIS OR HER COSTUME TO THE SHOW. STUDENTS WITHOUT A STORAGE BIN OR WITHOUT ZIPLOCK BAGS WILL NOT RECEIVE COSTUMES.
  • It is each dancer's responsibility to take care and keep track of his or her costume and costume pieces.

Parents - Please help us teach our students to be responsible!

 

Important Note To All Parents And Dancers

Excellent behavior is expected from everyone involved during the whole Show production and practice days. Rudeness, bullying, mocking, negative attitudes, unwillingness to work hard, lateness, disrespect to teachers, director or assistants, running around the building unsupervised, touching/playing/climbing and other actions related to the venue's property, pushing, hitting, being verbally mean to others.. any and ALL of these are reasons for which a dancer's participation in the Show may be SUSPENDED. These rules apply to staff and parents as well. We pride ourselves in running the friendliest, warmest, most caring studio in the area. Please help us maintain our philosophy.

 

What To Bring

A big storage bin labeled with your name

Inside the Bin:

Dance clothes, dance shoes, (all applicable: jazz shoes, Eclipse half shoes, Tap/ballet/Pointe shoes. Tights (bring extra pair!) Black leotard (bring extra if you have one) white cami tank shirt in case we need one. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LABEL ALL SHOES AND CLOTHING .

Waters: Plenty of waters: no juices allowed. No colored waters. No sodas.

Underwear: please make sure all underwear is NUDE/SKIN color. Thank you.

Snacks: peanut free

Deodorant

Baby Wipes

Bobby pins to match hair color

Hair elastics: to match hair color

Safety pins

Bun Maker

Hairspray

Brush

Personal Mirror

Tissues, Baby wipes, make up remover

Make Up: foundation to match skin tone, blush, stay on lipstick, mascara, black eyeliner, eye shadow. NO LIPGLOSS


Show Make - Up and Hair

For a full makeup list, visit the above video in YouTube, and click on "SHOW MORE".

HAIR NOTE: Hair must be in a LOW BUN to the side of head and hair must be done in bun . We are taking professional pictures and everyone must look show-ready. (Hair part can be on right or left)

 

  • We encourage everyone to bring a light lunch and snack to eat during your down time!

 

Notes About Costumes

ALL STUDENTS MUST BRING A COSTUME BIN LABELED WITH THEIR NAME TO RECEIVE COSTUMES.

COSTUMES WILL NOT BE GIVEN UNLESS STUDENT HAS A COSTUME BIN AND HAS SUBMITTED TICKET PAYMENT.

This day is the ONLY day in which costumes will be distributed

Each Dancer needs an OVERSIZED ziplock bag for each routine they are in

Each Dancer will bring her costumes ready to go, and write name of routine on each ziplock bag which contains her costumes

It is every dancer's responsibility to take care and keep track of her costumes, costume pieces and props, if any. If any of these items are lost, the dancer's account will be charged for the lost item(s). Also, in some cases, we only have limited quantities of certain costumes and or pieces, and we cannot replace them in time for the show if lost. So, students will have to go onstage wearing an alternative costume that may not resemble the one worn by the group in that number. Please avoid this from happening by taking good care of the costumes.

Parents: please help us teach our students to be responsible!

* IMPORTANT, NO EXCEPTIONS: ALL COSTUMES MUST BE RETURNED RIGHT AFTER THE SHOW TO ASSIGNED STAFF MEMBERS.

 

Volunteering

Please email Mariana about volunteering.

We need volunteers for each day (Friday at the studio, Saturday and Sunday especially after the show)

We have lots of tasks you can be very helpful with! And each volunteer gets to save two seats of their choice, for which they will be given a Studio Reserved Sign.

THE ONLY WAY TO SAVE SEATS AHEAD IS TO VOLUNTEER. NO SEATS ARE ALLOWED TO BE SAVED OTHERWISE. CLOTHING, BAGS AND PEOPLE PLACED ON SEATS WILL BE REMOVED OR ASKED TO WAIT IN LOBBY UNTIL SHOWTIME.

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