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SHOW , PRACTICE AND COSTUME INFO           
 
 
MDS MARCH 2018 SHOW  " SYNERGY"
 
 
 Attention Parents: the week after February break is the week to bring in your Show Fee payment. If your student has class on Monday please send with student. If your student does not have class until Thursday PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CAN STOP BY AND DROP OFF INSIDE MY IN- STUDIO SLOT, LOCATED IN STUDIO A .
 
 
****SHOW FEE: $110 PER STUDENT , $190 FOR TWO OR MORE SIBLINGS . MUST BE PAID THIS WEEK IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SHOW, SORRY , NO EXCEPTIONS.
 
****ONLY VIP TICKETS WILL BE PHYSICAL TICKETS. IN ORDER TO GET THEM PLEASE SEND A NOTE WITH YOUR DANCER  THIS WEEK AND $5 PER VIP TICKET DESIRED..
OR..
 UPGRADE TO VIP AREA :  CAN ALSO BE DONE THE DAY OF THE SHOW,  BY PAYING $5 AT THE DOOR  .PLEASE BE THERE BEFORE 7 PM ON SATURDAY. 
 
****IMPORTANT: DANCERS: SATURDAY GROUPS REHEARSAL IS IN COSTUME. FULL COSTUMES. THANK YOU. 
 
Show  Date : SATURDAY MARCH 3RD, 7:00 PM
Practice Dates: Friday March 2nd and Saturday March 3rd through the day.( both at Stratham Middle School Auditorium, 100 Academic Way, Stratham NH)
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> *ALL STUDENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 7 MUST BE CHAPERONED AT ALL TIMES
           
 
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> COSTUME MEMO : NEW: NO COSTUME DAY THIS TIME: COSTUMES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THIS WEEK'S CLASSES.
 
COSTUMES WILL BE GIVEN TO YOUR DANCER  AT THE END OF CLASS TO BRING HOME NEXT WEEK. PLEASE SEND YOUR STUDENT WITH A LARGE -labeled - BIN THE  FIRST DAY THEY COME TO CLASS NEXT WEEK. (applies to All Rec classes: Acro, Tap, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Boys hip hop, Hip Hop, all Jazz Lyrical, Jr Ballroom)
 
 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  SHOW FEE PAYMENT. 
           
  *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 care and keep track of her costumes and costume pieces and props if any. If lost , costumes WILL NOT BE REPLACED            
  and the dancer will incur a charge for the cost of replacement.            
  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. Thank you.            
             
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               PRACTICE SCHEDULE

     FRIDAY MARCH 2ND:  DRESS REHEARSAL , ( VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! PLEASE CHECK WITH MARIANA)  Mandatory Dress and Group Rehearsal at Stratham Cooperative Middle  School : 100 Academic Way, Stratham NH                 
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> 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 qualifying 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.            
 
 DETAILED SCHEDULE :
 
 
* *Please arrive 20 minutes earlier than your scheduled slot. EACH SLOT IS VERY SHORT , SO IF YOU ARE NOT THERE YOU WILL MISS YOUR PRACTICE TIME. If a student is  not there, the light designer will not know you participate in the dance, therefore the student may not be lit properly during the show as lighting cues are designed this day.           
ALL STUDENTS MUST ARRIVE IN DANCE PRACTICE CLOTHES AND SHOES AT LEAST 20 MINUTES BEFORE THEIR ASSIGNED SLOT. SCHEDULE IS INCREDIBLY TIGHT. ARRIVING 20' EARLY IS A MUST.
 
* *ALL STUDENTS MUST BE WARMED UP BEFORE GOING ONTO STAGE
 
 
3:00- 3:45 : ALL SOLOS AND DUETS. - BE READY AND WARMED UP- - we realize it may mean early dismissal from school on this day, we thank you for your support in facilitating that!
 
3:45- 4;00: SIGMA AND OMEGA
 
4:00- 4:20 :
                    Mini Competition Team - Ava Abby Arya-
                    Tap
                    Jazz Lyrical 1
                    Junior Ballroom - Avery, Lili, Will, Sofia-
 
4:20- 4:50: Mini Acro
                  Acro 2
                  Koppa
                  Acro 3 -oldest-
 
4:50- 5:10: Ballet 2
                   Ballet 3
                   Ballet 4
                   Pro Ballet
 
5:10- 5:25; Hip Hop 1
                  Hip Hop 2
                  Boys Hip Hop
 
5:25- 6:25 : Musical Theatre 1 and  2
 
6:25- 7:35: Jazz Lyrical 2,
                  Jazz Lyrical 3
                 Jazz Lyrical  4
 
7:35- 9:00 pm : Epsilon, Delta, Eclipse( newest comp team with Delaney and Will) Libra , Alpha Teams.
 
NOTE: ALL STUDNETS MUST BE PICKED UP ON TIME PLEASE, WE ARE AT A RENTAL FACILITY AND HAVE TIME RESTRICTIONS, THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.
 
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SATURDAY MARCH 3RD : PRACTICE SCHEDULE AND SHOW DAY (Volunteers needed! please check with Mariana!)
 
SCHEDULE : ARRIVE 15 MIN EARLY PLEASE

 We will assign changing areas to each group within  the building, find your group, get into costume and come onstage.
 
 
          
10:45 am: Jazz Lyrical 2
                  Musical Theatre 1 and 2
                 Jazz Lyrical 1
                 Jazz Lyrical 3
                 
  12:15: ALL DANCERS OF ALL AGES AND ALL CLASSES  CALLED TO BE AT VENUE. PLEASE CHANGE INTO COSTUME ON ARRIVAL AND COME TO AUDITORIUM.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR DANCERS HAD LUNCH BEFORE COMING.
NOTE: Boys Hip Hop , Eva from Ballet 2 , and Hip Hop 1 girls can take a break after their dances are practiced. Since they are in only one routine in the show, they can take longer breaks.
 
12:30: WE START RUNNING SHOW IN ORDER : FULL COSTUMES AND HAIR DONE PLEASE.   ALL DANCERS WAIT IN COSTUME UNTIL THEIR ROUTINE IS CALLED TO PRACTICE ONSTAGE. 
 
3:30- 4:00 PM : DINNER BREAK: You can send in dinner with dancer, order out or bring in to dancer. We just need to stick to the 30 min break duration.
 
4;00-6:30 PM; ALL DANCERS READY TO FINISH SHOW PRACTICE 
 
6:30: VIP Seating Area opens, come early to choose your seat within the VIP area.
6:45: Doors Open for regular admission
 
7:00: Show starts
Show is about 2 hours approximately. There is a 15 min intermission  
     
                
ALL DANCERS MUST RETURN ALL COSTUMES BEFORE LEAVING.

 
 Reminder: nobody is allowed to save seats. Those who wish to be able to save/ choose a few seats need to sign up as volunteers. Volunteers are given a sign and they are instructed as to which seats they can save.( if you are intending to volunteer, please email Mariana asap)           
                        
 
End of the Show: ALL STUDENTS MUST RETURN ALL COSTUMES RIGHT AFTER THE SHOW.  THERE WILL BE PARENTS AND TEACHERS ASSIGNED TO EACH GROUP COLLECTING THEM .     
Costume Return : No matter how much of a rush you may be in, we need ALL costumes returned. NO EXCEPTIONS. Our system is affordable and convenient but it only works if you work with us.. complying with this request. Please check in with Costume volunteers/ staff who will have student check lists to mark your costumes being returned. Thank you !            
 
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SHOW MAKE - UP AND HAIR: Hair should be in a bun, with lots of hairspray please.
make up should match dancer's skin, using foundation ( to deflect sweat and lights), rouge on cheeks, more than you would wear in everyday life, eyeliner , mascara and eye shadow. Lipstick: red and bright pinks only, MUST BE STAY ON LIPSTICK. NO LIPGLOSS PLEASE.          
 
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> WHAT DOES YOUR DANCER NEED IN HER BIN : ( Besides Costumes)
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> - Dance clothes and 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 .
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> -Bottled Waters :  Long day! they will get thirsty! no color waters, no soda, no juice. Sorry. Venue policy.
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> -Underwear : please , make sure all underwear is NUDE/ SKIN color . thank you.
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> _Snacks : all peanut / nut free
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> - Deodorant
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> - Make Up : foundation to match skin tone, blush, stay on lipstick , mascara , black eyeliner, eye shadow. NO LIPGLOSS
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> - Baby Wipes
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> - Bobby Pins to match hair color
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> - Safety Pins
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> - Hair elastics to match hair color
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> - Bun maker
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> - Hair brush
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> - Hair spray
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> - Personal Mirror
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> VOLUNTEERING
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> We always need volunteers!!
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> We will need them for both days. :, Dress Rehearsal Friday and Dress Rehearsal / Show and  After the show on Saturday . WE ESPECIALLY NEED HELP AFTER THE SHOW TO COLLECT COSTUMES AND PROPS. YOUR HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!
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> We have lots of jobs you can be very helpful with!
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> Each volunteer  gets to save TWO seats of their choice ( either in the general area of in the vip area if you had purchased vip tickets )
> You will be given a volunteer reserved sign made by the studio .
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> This is THE ONLY WAY to save seats. No seats will be allowed to be saved otherwise. Clothing, bags and people seated as an attempt to save seats will be asked to leave (people) or removed ( items)
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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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