2015 Christmas Parade Details

CC & CO Parent and Dancer Info!

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Parade Rehearsal November 20th 2015

Friday, Nov. 20th, 5:45-7pm

Envision Science Academy Parking Lot: 9400 Forum Dr, Raleigh, NC 27615

Core and Fusion dancers that are DANCING (Including Pom Poms) in the parade must attend rehearsal on Friday November 20th from 5:45-7:00pm (Includes Force, Vitality, Jive, Pulse, Soul, Shock companies) IF YOU ARE NOT AT REHEARSAL, YOU WILL NOT DANCE ON SATURDAY (Unless we have been given your conflict ahead of time and have given you permission to miss) REPEAT: If you are carrying a banner or riding the float, you do NOT have to attend the rehearsal Friday night!


Rehearsal Time: 5:45-7:00pm: All Pom Pom Dancers (Force/Jive/Shock Tap onlys) along with Vitality, Pulse, Soul, Shock: PLEASE ARRIVE AT THE LOCATION BELOW at 5:45PM. CORE DANCERS PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CHECK IN WITH SUMMER. FUSION DANCERS PLEASE CHECK IN WITH ADRIENNE. YOU MUST WEAR THE SHOES AND PANTS YOU ARE WEARING THE NEXT DAY!


**LOCATION*** Practice will be held in the parking lot between Six Forks Station Theater and Envision Charter School. The School is located Directly behind KMART right by the studio. Address is above. Please drop your child off and park further down in the lot below. Look for a staff member/parent volunteer as you come in to point you in the right direction!


WHAT TO WEAR: Dress according to the weather. Please wear the shoes and pants you plan to wear the next day to ensure that you can dance comfortably in them. Black athletic pants are preferred over regular leggings. See below for the full outfit for Saturday.


**We will be evaluating each dancer one last time to make sure that they are comfortable with the dance. Remember, the dance is much harder when moving forward. If a dancer has trouble executing choreography in the rehearsal, they will be assigned a walking position. We want every dancer to enjoy their time at the parade!

Raleigh Christmas Parade November 21st 2015 *UPDATED TIME*

Saturday, Nov. 21st, 9am

Downtown Raleigh. Drop off at Intersection of W Morgan St and St. Mary's St.

***Updated Arrival time*** We were given our order and are in the middle of the parade. Dancers now need to arrive NO LATER THAN 9:00AM (previously 8:15) Staff members will be there early incase any dancers need to arrive at the original time. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE!


Basic Details

  • C C & Co has Two Floats.
  • Each dancer will be doing one of the following parade assignments. A Line-up of these assignments will be posted on the website next week. PLEASE LOOK OVER to find your dancers name and where they will be.
    1. Dancing (Vitality, Pulse, Soul, Shock)
    2. Riding one of the floats (Float One: Tiny Tots, Spirit and Power. Float Two: Groove/Jolt and Micro Mini dancers.)
    3. Walking and holding a Banner: These dancers have been assigned or are choosing to hold banner.
    4. Dancing And Holding a Pom Pom: Force, Jive, Shock Tap Onlys



LOCATION To Drop Off Dancers– Do not attempt to enter the Parade Formation Area except as follows:

Riders should be dropped off at the intersection of W. Morgan Street and St. Mary’s Street; W. Morgan Street is one-way East. To get to the intersection to unload, you will need to use W. Hargett Street to St. Mary’s Street, turn right onto St. Mary’s Street & go 1 block to W. Morgan Street. Riders and Dancers will then walk 1 block over to Hillsborough Street where floats will be parked. YOU WILL NEED TO FIND THE CC&CO FLOATS IN THE LINE UP.


CHECK-IN- IMMEDIATELY UPON ARRIVING TO THE FLOAT ALL DANCERS SHOULD CHECK IN WITH THE FOLLOWING STAFF MEMBER-

FLOAT RIDERS: PLEASE USE THE RESTROOM BEFORE COMING TO THE FLOAT. ONCE YOU ARRIVE, YOU WILL BE PLACED ON THE FLOAT IN YOUR SPOT TO WAIT! You MUST check in with the Float Staff member/Parents:

  • Float ONE (Spirit. Power and Tiny Tots)- Miss Lisa and Miss Melissa
  • Float TWO (Groove, Jolt, Micro Minis) Miss Nicole and Miss Staci

CORE/FUSION Dancers– Check in with MISS SUMMER AND MISS ERIN (ON THE GRASS AREA CLOSEST TO THE FLOATS)

POM POM DANCERS, BANNER HOLDERS- Check in with MISS ADRIENNE (IN AN AREA AROUND THE FLOAT TWO- YOU WILL THEN STAND WITH ADRIENNE UNTIL YOU GO TO PLACES)

ALL DANCERS MUST CHECK IN!


PARADE PARKING – On the map below you will see public parking lots highlighted in yellow. We suggest finding a parking spot near the end of the parade so you don’t have to walk really far once you pick up your dancer.


END OF PARADEFayetteville & Lenoir Streets, but we will have you pick up your dancers 2 blocks to the right at the corner of MCDOWELL & LENOIR STREETS at the “Participant Parking lot” (GREEN LOT ON ON THE MAP)– VERY IMPORTANT - you will need to pick up your dancer as soon as our float gets to the end of the parade route. When watching the parade, we suggest you be towards the end of the route and then once you see our float, come promptly to pick up your dancer. All public parking facilities will be highlighted in yellow. We suggest dropping your dancer off then parking in a lot near the end of the parade route. Don’t forget – you must get your dancer as soon as our float gets to the end of the route. PLease be respectful of the CC & Co. Staff who need to get back to the studio for rehearsals. Make sure you have your cell phone in case we need to find you and tell your child who will be picking them up. Be sure to let the parent/teacher below know that you are leaving with your child. This is for their safety.


Designated Parents/Teachers waiting with Companies: Dancers, please find these parents at the end of the parade and wait with them until your parents arrive.

  • Soul and Shock- Laurie Lin and Miss Christy
  • Pulse/Vitality- Miss Summer and Miss Emily
  • Jolt and Jive- Jane Reed and Miss Adrienne
  • Spirit/Power/Force-Leisha Hodgson and Phyillis Kennel
  • Groove- Lane Kaplan and Miss Staci
  • Micro Minis- Miss Nicole and Miss Lisa
  • Tiny Tots: Miss Melissa Pate (Floyd)




FLOAT RIDERS: REMOVE ANY PROPERTY BELONGING TO YOU WHEN YOU GET OFF

FLOAT. Floats leave Raleigh immediately following our Parade and you will not be able to retrieve your items once the float is gone.


PULSE AND SOUL COMPANIES: Please go to Float ONE and help the dancers off the float at the end of the parade.

Shock Company: Please go to Float TWO and help the dancers off the float at the end of the parade.


Parade Route:

Begins on Hillsborough Street at St. Mary’s Street

proceeds to the State Capitol

turns right onto Salisbury Street

turns left onto Morgan St.

Turns right onto Fayetteville St

and continues to turn right on Lenoir Street where it disbands

Length of Parade Route:

Approximately 1.4 miles


Rain Date: Sunday, November 22nd


IF you have any questions or concerns, please email eshoemaker@cccodance.com

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