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Recital 2022
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Our SPRING SHOW

Each year we celebrate our students' hard work with a year end recital.  We are so excited to be back in a theatre this year.

This year our spring recital will be held:

JUNE 4, 2022 at the CUMBERLAND VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Answer all of your recital questions by reading our Recital Handbook!

 

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Ads Due: May 1

Tickets On Sale: May 16 @ 10:30

Recital Fee Due: May 1

Picture Day: Sat, April 30

Dress Rehearsal: Tue, May 31

Tech Night: Mon, May 23 & Tue, May 24

Recital: Sat, June 4

PURCHASE TICKETS

Tickets go on sale Monday, May 16, 2022 at 10:30am. Buy tickets here!:

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Tickets go on sale on May 16 at 10:30am EST.

Ticket Cost:

Giselle-$12 per ticket

Celebrat10n-$12 per ticket

Both Giselle & Celebrat10n*-$15 total, a savings of $9!

*You must buy these tickets at the same time to receive the discount.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • All seats are RESERVED
  • There is no limit to the number of tickets you can purchase. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.
  • Children ages 3 and under are free as “lap children”, but if they require a seat, they will need a ticket.
  • If you would like to reserve a seat for your dancer to sit with you, you must also purchase a ticket for them. There will be a limited number of seats available in the back of the auditorium for dancers (if they do not require adult supervision). If they choose to sit in these seats, they do not need a ticket.
  • Dancers are welcome to remain backstage for the duration of the show.
  • Tickets will be sold online through the day of the show, however, the price will be at the door for $15 for each show (no discount).
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Program Ads
Due by May 1, 2022

Recital Handbook Info

◾️Become a recital sponsor and have over 100 dancers support your business by getting your logo on our Recital T-shirts! Our recital sponsor(s) also receive two free tickets to the recital and specially reserved seats at the show! ◾️

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Students should arrive fully dressed in their first costume per the schedule below. Dancers will get their picture take in each of their recital costumes. Due to inadequate orders in past years, only individual pictures will be taken (with the exception of Company). We are happy to accommodate special requests (i.e. sibling pictures). Just let us know at the time of the picture!

Students need to be there at the beginning of their block of time.  Please listen for announcements in case we run out of order.  We have also been known to run early.

Parents are asked to stay to assist their child with any costume changes. If your dancer has a quick change, we will ensure they have enough time to get their picture taken.

Parents will not be allowed in the room while pictures are being taken. Please trust that our staff and photographer will capture a great picture!

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Picture Day Schedule:

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Please note that the dress rehearsal schedule is different than the recital line up. We do our best to get younger dancers home earlier on Tuesday. Some dancers may have quick changes because of dances being out of order. We will wait for dancers to make these quick changes.

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Things to Know:

  • We will start dress rehearsal with our mini ballet, Giselle. If you are a part of the ballet, please arrive fully dressed and ready by 4:20pm. Please check in when you arrive. 
  • Finale rehearsal will start at 5:45pm.  Students are asked to meet backstage. There will be a handful of helpers for the younger students.  Students should be fully dressed for their first dance (makeup and all). Students will be released back to their parents after finale rehearsal.
  • After finale, students must be checked in backstage during their scheduled block of time. After you check in, please DO NOT leave the auditorium. If a student has multiple dances, parents will be responsible for getting their child changed during DRESS REHEARSAL ONLY.
  • Dancers will be returned to their parents backstage after they are finished rehearsing.  Students need to be there at the beginning of their block of time.  We will not wait for students who are running late.  Please understand that to get through all our dances in an orderly and timely fashion, we need to keep the rehearsal moving.  Each class will have approximately 5 minutes on stage.
  • There will be NO food or drink allowed in the auditorium. There will be no video or flash photography allowed. Please respect these requests so that we can continue with open rehearsals in years to come.
  • Parents will be allowed in the dressing room to help their dancer change during DRESS REHEARSAL ONLY.
  • Please listen for announcements in case we run out of order.  We have also been known to run early.

Dress Rehearsal schedule:

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  • Dancers in Giselle should arrive and check in backstage by 1:00pm. Dancers in Ballet 4+ should meet on stage by 1:15 for a full ballet warmup.
  • Dancers should arrive in their first costume with hair and makeup complete.
  • Parents will NOT be allowed in the dressing room. Please make sure your dancer's things are labeled.
  • Students not in the ballet but dancing before intermission, are to be dropped off at 2:30pm and picked up during intermission.

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  • Students dancing before intermission are to be dropped off at 2:30pm and picked up during intermission.
  • Students dancing after intermission are to be dropped off at intermission and picked up at the completion of the show.
  • Dancers should arrive dressed in their first costume according to the schedule. Hair and makeup should be completed prior to arriving.
  • Each child will have a badge with their picture, name, and dances. They will receive their badge when they check in and return their badge when they are finished performing.  If your child is watching the second half of the show, but participating in finale, they should keep their badge and return it after finale.
  • Dancers who participated in Giselle but are also in Celebrat10n should remain backstage after the completion of our "mini ballet". Please do not pick up dancers at the end of the show UNLESS they are done dancing for the day.
  • Parents will NOT be allowed in the dressing room. Please have your dancer's things labeled. Dancers should have costumes and accessories prepared in the order of their dances. Some dancers will have quick changes due to their performance schedule and should be ready.  Staff and faculty will be available to assist with these quick changes.
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Tights and accessories list:

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  • Students in the ballet need to arrive by 1:00 for a 2pm curtain. Dancers in Company or Level 4+ should report directly back stage for a warm up.
  • Dancers not in the ballet need to arrive at 2:30pm. 
  • Dancers who dance ONLY after intermission may check in backstage during intermission.
  • Each child will have a badge with their picture, name, and dances. They will receive their badge when they check in and return their badge when they are finished performing.  If your child is watching the second half of the show, but participating in finale, they should keep their badge and return it after finale.
  • Dancers should wear their last costume for finale. 
  • Please label EVERYTHING with your child’s name.  Feel free to send activities and dry snacks (such as pretzels or animal crackers, (nothing that could transfer onto the costumes.) ) with your child.  However, we are not responsible for any lost items.
  • NO beverages besides water will be allowed backstage. (Nothing that could transfer onto the costumes.) 
  • If your student is in the first half of the show and would like to participate in finale, please have them join our helpers backstage when called.  You can then pick them up backstage after the show has finished.
  • With many children backstage, please be patient as we ensure all students get back to their parents as quickly and efficiently as possible during pick up times. 

We appreciate your cooperation!

 

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MAKEUP:

Makeup needs to be visible to the audience from stage. Below are some images of how makeup should look for both Dress Rehearsal and Performance Days.  We recommend the following makeup:

  • Eyeshadow/Blush/Lipstick: Makeup Palette, $30, Can be ordered at the office. No need to run to a bunch of different stores to get the correct makeup items! Included in each palette is your eyeshadows, blush, and lipstick. (White under eyebrow, Grey on eyelid, Black in the crease of the eye)
  • Fake Eyelashes: Ardell Fashion Lashes in size 105
  • Mascara/Eyeliner: Black eyeliner/mascara applied on both bottom and top lid
  • Foundation: Liquid foundation to match skin tone
  • Lip Stick: We recommend Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink in color Founder

Pre, Primary, and Tiny students do not need full stage makeup, but do need some makeup to enhance their features:

  • Lip: Berry color
  • Cheek: Berry color
  • Eye Shadow: Grey palette
  • Foundation: To match skin
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PERFORMANCE HAIR:
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Hair needs to be in a slicked back bun with PINS and HAIRNET.  No bangs or wispy pieces should be loose or visible. Hair accessory to be worn around or to the right of the bun.

  • Hair parted in center, accessory on slight right of bun. Some accessories may need to be worn around the bun or on top. Consult your teacher if you have questions.

Hip Hop ONLY: Hip Hop dancers with one dance are permitted to wear their hair in a left parted ponytail. Students with quick changes or if unable to switch their hair themselves will be required to leave hair in a bun.

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