It’s SHOW WEEK finally! Please read all of the information below, it will help make the week go a lot smoother.
Rehearsal Schedule this week –
After school Schedule –
Monday 11/28 – Purple classes and 4th
Tuesday 11/29 – Gold classes and 4th
Wednesday 11/30-Saturday 12/3 – ALL CALL, Call time on Saturday is 3:30pm – this is when warm-up starts – if you are late you risk not performing that night, if you miss warm-up you are pulled from the show.
-You are required to be in class all week and in after school rehearsals on days that you are called. Emergencies are the only exception. If you miss class, rehearsal or warm-up on Saturday 12/3, you will not perform.
-After school rehearsals will go until 7:30 pm, please make sure that you have made arrangements for transportation. Also, no one will be dismissed early, everyone is dismissed after roll call at the end of rehearsal each night.
-Friday night is show night and dancers will be dismissed after all costumes have been turned in and accounted for and all backstage areas including dressing rooms are clean.
-You will be fed dinner Friday night in between rehearsal and the show.
Costume/Hair/Make-up Reminders –
-Costume requirements were posted on Ms. Edwards’ blog in September before the Fall Concert dance wear order deadline. Please make sure that you have all required items for you Jazz, Modern and Ballet pieces.
-All female dancers must have a flexi (nude colored leotard/undergarment) and these will be checked the first night of dress rehearsal. This was listed on the concert requirements post on my blog, and I specifically went over it with all classes and showed examples to Dance 1 classes to make sure everyone knew what a flexi was. If you do not have one, you cannot perform. The good thing is, once you get it you really don’t ever have to worry about it again!
-PLEASE PUT YOUR INITIALS IN ALL DANCEWEAR AND SHOES! THERE WILL BE 150+ DANCERS BACKSTAGE AND THINGS CAN GET MISPLACED EASILY.
– Girls – hair is in a bun unless told otherwise – no wispsies or fly-aways, bun pinned to head (not moving around), hair slicked back with hairspray or gel, bobby pins and hair net used
-Guys – if you have longer hair you will need to have some kind of product in it to keep it from moving around
Girls – Basic makeup schematic – powder or foundation in skin tone to control shine, blush/contour 2 shades darker than skin tone, neutral (brown, cream) eyeshadow colors, black eyeliner (winged if you know how), false eyelashes are fine but not required, mascara, defined eyebrows and red lipstick*
*If you don’t own all of these items, please do not spend a lot of money! You can get what you need at the drugstore for a very small price point. Wet-n-Wild, NYC, E.L.F., NYX – these are all good brands that will work fine and most products are around $2-3. Do not share makeup – especially eye and lip!
Guys – translucent powder to control shine is usually fine unless told something else is needed
-No shimmer, glitter, gloss – all makeup should be matte and stay put!
-No crazy colors – bright/pastels/glitter etc.
-No nail polish on fingers or toes (unless color of nail bed)
-Only undergarments worn are flexes and dance belts, no different colored sports bras etc. should be worn.
Backstage Theater Rules/Etiquette –
Mr. Parker will go over a lot of these with you your first day in the theater, but it doesn’t hurt to hear the information twice.
-NO FOOD IN THE THEATER. EVER. Water bottles are fine. Dancers have been taken out of the show for breaking this rule.
-Do not hang out behind the cyc (upstage curtain/crossover area) backstage or in the wings! There will be a tape line down on the floor that you are not allowed to cross unless it is your piece that is on stage. This is for everyone’s safety. Once the show begins, you should be in costume and on the side of the backstage area for your first entrance. We don’t need extra traffic backstage.
-Do not talk backstage, 150+ people whispering is still loud. Also, we don’t scream while people are dancing onstage – even if it is coming from a supportive place. That is not professional behavior and not how we expect dancers or our audience to behave.
-Costumes must be turned in to your costume captains in an orderly fashion. We do not do roll call until all of the costume captains have checked in with us.
-Don’t sit on props/furniture that are being used for the show.
-Keep all of your belongings in your bag and not spread out all over the place. This is for safety and quick dismissal so that everyone can find their belongings at the end of the night.
-If it’s not yours, don’t touch it. Period.