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We are in the home stretch here, in full focus and preparation working towards our annual June recital. It is crucial our dancers make it to class each week & on time from now till our performance weekend. Each class will learn their part of our company finale’ routine, and practice their routines to be comfortable and ready to perform for all their family and friends.
MANDATORY FINALE’ REHEARSAL: Saturday June 17th at World Class Dance. All dancers must be checked in by 12:45 (no earlier than 12:20). Rehearsal is 1-2:30. We will also be taking our annual company photo at the beginning of our rehearsal. All dancers need to wear their purple finale’ shirt (which was distributed with costumes), Hair in a ponytail; and any black legging/capris. Have your dancer wear their jazz, ballet or hip-hop shoes. Do NOT bring dance bags into the studio this day, parents please carry your dancers dance shoes/sneakers. All dancers must be signed in/out by the same parent/guardian, and DROPPED OFF! Parents are not allowed to stay and watch the rehearsal for this is a fire hazard and only our dancers and staff are permitted in the building. If parents of Creative Movement choose to stay please wait outside. Our CM dancers will be released as soon as we can and before all the other children. It is extremely important for your dancer to attend our finale’ rehearsal for this is the only practice our entire company will have to practice our finale’ routine together, and each class will be working with their class chaperone this day as well. (All Chaperones please attend this rehearsal to know your classes/students before recital weekend)
TICKETS: Recital tickets are now on pre-sale, and are a first come first base! ALL attendees are required to have a purchased ticket. Dancers do not need ticket. Pre-sale ends June 17th. Pre-sale ages 5 & up are $15 each ($18 after pre-sale) Pre—sale for children 4 & under are $5 ($8 after pre-sale)
DVDs: All DVD ordered must be submitted by June 22nd. Order forms are at the counter.
WCD Teddy Bears: This year, instead of flowers, we have teddy bears you can purchase as congratulations and memorabilia souvenir. $15 each or $20 for a bear and water bottle together.
DANCE PHOTOS/RIBBON DAY: This season we are not having a “formal photography day/session”. We are trying something new this season. On the last day of instruction our dancers will wear their costumes to class, with hair and make-up done. We will practice our routines in our costumes for the first half of class then parents may come in and observe your dancers receiving their ribbons and may take photos of your dancer and their class in front of our new personalized WCD backdrop.
RECITAL WEEKEND: June 23rd & 24th at Ballston Spa High School. Friday June 23rd is our full-dress rehearsal. (meaning costumes, hair, makeup…) We will be running the entire show, learning line ups, costume changes, spacing on stage, music and lights. Rehearsal night usually takes a little longer than recital for we need to let our dancers get our any “bugs” before they perform on Saturday, so please be patient. Check-in on Friday is from 4:15-4:45. We will begin our rehearsal at 5pm. There is NO viewing of our rehearsal. This is a closed rehearsal. This will last till approximately 8pm. (CM dancers will rehearse at 4:30, then will leave. You will receive a detailed CM info sheet) Saturday June 24th Recital Day. Check in is 1:00-1:45. All dancers stay back stage in their dressing rooms (except CM and any male dancers) Doors open for non-ambulatory attendees at 1:15. Doors will open for all others at 1:30pm. Recital will begin at 2pm with an estimated ending around 5pm. It is extremely important that your dancer’s name is labeled in EVERYTHING. Shoes, Dance bag, costumes, accessories, a dry snack (no peanut products allowed) and a disposable water bottle with name on it. Electronics are NOT permitted. At the end of the recital, once our auditorium is cleared, Our Creative Movement and our 3 ½-5-year-old classes will be dismissed from the stage by Miss Erica & Miss Brittney. Our 3 ½-5 dancers belongings will be in a box in front of stage. All other students will be released at the check-out table. The same ONE (1) parent/guardian who signs student in must also sign out. All other family and friends please wait in the cafeteria or outside to greet your dancer so my staff can release the students safely and quickly.
REGISTER NOW FOR OUR 2017-2018 DANCE SEASON TO SECURE YOUR SPOT! All World Class Families may Pre-Register for our fall classes during the month of May. All Current families must register with us, NOT on line. All those who pre-register in May, will be entered into a drawing for a FREE DANCE COSTUME for next season. If you have any questions about proper placement for the fall, please see Miss Erica directly. There’s still time to enroll your dancer in our summer classes as well. The summer is a great time to try new classes to see what else your dancer may like to try. It’s also a great help to continue to practice and continuing ones’ dance education as well.
~ Miss Erica