Preschool Ballet- Wed 530-615pm

Spring Parent Watch 2016

Welcome!

Thank you for attending tonight's Parent Watch evening. A lot of information will be covered this evening. Please keep this link as it will be an important reference for you as we move through the second half of the dance season.


Please email me with questions at skodance@gmail.com

Quick Reminders

Remind 101

Please take a moment and sign up for text notifications. This is a really handy app I use for reminders. You can also message me on this once you have signed up. I will use this to let you know where the rehearsal room is for our festival performances, reminders for the condensed schedule weeks etc...
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Contact Information

Please take a moment to review that all the contact information we have on file is correct. It is important that we have the correct information on file in the event of an emergency.

Dress Rehearsal

Dress rehearsal is an opportunity for dancers to practice in costume on the stage at the Dow Centennial Centre. If there are any issues with props, costume fit or accessories then they can be worked out over Spring Break.


Dress Rehearsal means:

- full hair

- full makeup

- full costume

- proper shoes and tights


Dress Rehearsal evenings are very busy as the availability of the Dow Centennial Centre is limited. Please be ready 15 minutes before our scheduled time slot so that rehearsal runs smoothly. We cannot wait for late comers.

Dress Rehearsal #2

Tuesday, March 15th, 4-9:30pm

Dow Centennial Centre Fort Sask, Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Canada

Lullaby


4-445pm section

- Since the girls are dancing at the end of this grouping please have them ready by 4pm

- meet me backstage by the white garage door ( where we met for the Christmas show)

- we will practice their routine twice. Once we are done please come pick up your dancer from where you dropped them off.


If your preschool dancer is in more than 1 number please pick 1 hairstyle for Dress Rehearsal.

Spring Break

We usually do not have regular classes the rest of the week of dress rehearsal but due to the early

Spring Break this year we will.


NO CLASSES: Wednesday March 16th

REGULAR CLASSES: Monday March 21st to Wednesday March 23rd


STUDIO CLOSED Thursday March 24th to Sunday April 3rd

CLASSES ON MONDAY APRIL 4TH AS OUR FIRST FESTIVAL FOLLOWS SPRING BREAK

Festival Season

Schedule During Festival Weeks

- to ensure we are seeing our students in between festival performance class schedules for April will be adjusted. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding

- This means your class will most likely be adjusted to a different day of the week and time. We do our best to keep it as regular as possible however it is not always possible as we have to get 5 days of classes condensed often down into 3 days.

- More details will be attached to your April newsletter


Performance Times

- Times are being added to your Studio Director Account as they come in. Please remember they could change. Any changes will be made to your Studio Director account.

- Solos/Duets- please read the emails sent by the office carefully for your dates/ times.


Dropping Off/ Picking Up Your Dancer

- Please meet your teacher in the rehearsal room 1 hour before their scheduled performance time

* Festival can run up to 30 minutes ahead of schedule

* This allows us to warm up and rehearse properly. As well as problem solve any last minute issues.

- After our category is complete and adjudication is over please meet me back in the rehearsal room. This is a very busy space so we ask

* that if you choose to take pictures please do so in the lobby or the hall way

* be respectful to the other groups/ routines rehearsing as you enter and exit the room. Please walk around the perimeter of the room so no one is bumped into or disrupted.



Festival Hints

- Get ready as much as you can at home. Dressing rooms will be busy with the older dancers who don't have time to return to their home/hotel to get ready for their next routine.

- Admission- Advance tickets are not required for festivals. There will be an admission table in the lobby. Please purchase a day pass from there upon your arrival.

- Please give yourself time to park. The DCC is a very busy multi use facility and quite often has multiple events happening on the weekends especially.

- Admission- Most festivals will charge an admission fee. Please make sure to bring cash with you to make it easier on yourself. Dancers do not pay an admission fee.

- If you have any questions or concerns about the festival please send an email to the office. Festival rules state that concerns must be submitted in writing by the studio owner.

- If you decide to stay and watch other categories please ensure that your dancers costume is covered up. A housecoat is a easy and quick way to keep your dancer's hidden while in the theatre


Theatre Etiquette

- Please be respectful of the roped off area around the adjudicator and writer. Do not sit in this area.

- Do not enter or exit the theatre while performances are taking place

- Help everyone find a seat during peak watching times by not leaving a single empty seat between you and the next party. Quickly being able to seat the audience also helps festivals stay on time.

For The Love Of Dance

Thursday, April 21st, 9am to Sunday, April 24th, 9pm

Dow Centennial Centre Fort Sask, Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Canada

Lullaby


Sunday April 24th

210pm


Please meet in the rehearsal room at 110pm

Performance Times

Performance times are subject to change. Please check your Studio Director profile for the most current updates.

Hair and Make Up Session

Please join us to learn how to do the required hair and apply makeup for festival.

(This is mandatory for all first and second year parents please try to keep this hour available)

Hair and Make Up Session

Sunday, March 6th, 3pm

Dance Moves III, Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Canada

Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Costume

- Pink Leather Ballet Slippers with elastic sewn across instep

* If your littles ones elastic bow ( aka our "spiders") keep coming out you can use a little piece of duct tape to help keep them tucked in.

- Ballet Pink Tights

- Purple Sequinned Costume (Ordered)


* Please no underwear underneath their costumes. Underwear is not cut the same as a bodysuit and we can see it sticking out of the bottom of the costume. This is why dance tights are built with a liner in them.

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Hair, Make Up and Accessories

Hair:

Ballet Bun with purple accessory on the dancer's right side next to bun


Make Up:

Brown Eye Shadow

Pink Blush

Red Lipstick

Mascara

Eyebrow powder- if your dancer is fair


Due to the bright stage lights it is important to highlight dancers facial features so that we can see their expressions on stage :)

Outstanding Fees

Click this link to access your account.

Important Note about Outstanding Fees

It is very important that all fees for your dancer are cleared up at this time. Instructors will retain all costumes that have an outstanding fee on them until the outstanding balance is cleared.


If there are any families who still have an outstanding balance by Monday March 14th, their dancer will NOT be allowed to participate in the dress rehearsal on stage at the Shell Theater. Please contact Miss Jessica for any questions or concerns with regards to your outstanding balance.

Pictures and Year End Recital

Both of these events will be happening in May. Please check your April newsletter for more information.

Group Pictures

Monday, May 2nd, 4pm to Friday, May 6th, 8:30pm

Dance Moves III, Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Canada

Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Please pencil in these days. Our pictures will be sometime this week. Schedule to come mid April.

Year End Recital

Sunday, May 29th, 11am-9pm

Dow Centennial Centre Fort Sask, Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Canada

Showtimes: 11am , 2pm and 6pm

Each group will perform only in one show