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Recital Rehearsal Schedule and Additional Info 2017

The recital will conclude our dance year.
There is no admission charge! Please invite as many people as you wish.

REMINDERS:

*All recital fees (separate from costume fees) are due March 25 ($75 per family).
*After Bravo Dance Competition (April 7-9), there will be no more private polishing lessons or competition group rehearsals (be sure to practice on your own for recital).
*May tuition will be the same as always except for those in Tumbling or those in Ballet Tech and NOT in the Annie Ballet.
*Ballet Tech. Observation Days are the week of April 17
*Tumbling Observation Day is April 29, Acro 1 & 2 Observation Day is May 6
*Picture Day is Sat., May 13
*ALL FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL BEFORE YOUR CHILD CAN PARTICIPATE IN OUR SHOW

Which Show Is Your Class In?

Which Show 2018

10:30 Show2:30 Show7:00 Show
Mon. 5:30 Level 1/2Tues. 11:15 Level 1/2Tues. 4:30 Level 2.5
Wed. 5:00 Level 1/2Sat. 9:30 Level 1/2Sat. 11:30 Level 1/2
Mon. 4:30 Level 3/4Thurs. 4:30 Level 1/2Thurs. 6:30 Level 3/4
Thurs. 4:30 Level 3/4Thurs. 5:30 Level 3/4Sat. 10:30 Level 3/4
Mon. 6:30 Level 5.5Thurs. 5:30 Level 4.5Wed. 6:30 Level 5
Wed. 4:30 Level 6Thurs. 5:00 Level 5Wed. 7:30 Level 7
Tues. 5:30 Kids Hop Sat. 1:30 Level 6Tues. 6:45 Kids Hop
Tues. 4:30 Hip Hop 1Tues. 7:30 Hip Hop 1Thurs. 5:00 Hip Hop 2
Mon. 4:30 PreCoMon. 6:30 PreCoWed. 6:00 PreCo
Jrette Jazz/TapJrette Jazz/TapMini Comp 3
Sr Tap/both jazzesJr Jazz/TapJr. Jazz/Tap
ProductionSr Tap/both jazzesSr Tap/both jazzes
The Willy Wonka BalletProductionProduction
The Willy Wonka BalletThe Willy Wonka Ballet

REHEARSAL INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE

  • Please have dancers attend all rehearsals for all classes enrolled.
  • STAGE REHEARSALS ARE MANDATORY!!! Studio rehearsals are very close to mandatory. If necessary, you may need to rearrange other activities or carpool or ask a relative to drive your dancer to these important rehearsals. We only have one recital per year and we want it to be the best it can be. Help your child and her/his class do their best by not missing these important rehearsals.
  • For studio rehearsals, please do not stay as there will be too many people to accommodate. A parent/guardian MUST attend stage rehearsals with children as we will not be watching them the entire time they are there.
  • There is NO DRESS REHEARSAL. Do not wear costumes to rehearsals, just dancewear.
  • You may want to bring snacks to the stage rehearsals for older children who will be there a while, but DO NOT eat or drink in the auditorium (backstage is fine). There will be a concession stand at the recital. Do not let children eat or drink in costume; cover it up or change.
  • Do not let your child go to the bathroom alone or wonder around alone. Anyone could be there when it is unlocked to the public.
  • Bring a jacket, sweater or blanket to rehearsal. The auditorium may be cold when it is not filled up.
  • No one will be allowed in the balconies during rehearsals for safety reasons.
  • DIRECTIONS TO THE CANNON CENTER:(from Bartlett) Take I-40 toward Memphis. Go straight and follow Sam Cooper when I-40/240 veers off. Turn Right on East Parkway at the end of Sam Cooper. Turn Left on North Parkway. Turn Left on Front Street. Turn into the parking garage on the left at the near corner of the Cook Convention Center building.
    OR Take I-40 and follow through 240 juncture going toward Little Rock. Take Exit 1A at 2nd/3rd street. It will place you on 2nd street. Turn Right on Poplar, Right on Front St and the parking garage will be on the far corner of the building.
    Once in the garage, go to opposite end of garage. Enter thru the South Exhibit Hall. Go to the left and you’ll see escalators. Go up escalators, go straight down hall to end. Go right at end of large hallway (corner of Main & Poplar). You’ll be in the lobby of the Cannon Center. (Handicap access: as entering South Exhibit Hall the Elevators are to right)

BEGINNING MON., MAY 8, THERE WILL BE NO MORE REGULAR CLASSES.
EVERYTIME YOU PRACTICE IS LISTED HERE…

Please look below in the column on the left for all your class(es), look to the column on the right for the times your child comes to rehearsals.

Your Class NameYour rehearsals
Mon. 5:30 Level 1/2Tues., May 9, 5:45-6:45 at the studio
Thurs., June 1, 5:00-6:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Wed. 5:00 Level 1/2Tues., May 16, 5:30-6:30 at the studio
Thurs., June 1, 4:15-5:45 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Thurs. 4:30 Level 1/2Tues., May 9, 4:30-5:30 at the studio
Fri., June 2, 4:00-5:00 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Sat. 9:30 Level 1/2Wed., May 17, 5:45-6:45 at the studio
Thurs., June 1, 5:00-6:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Sat. 11:30 Level 1/2Thurs., May 25, 5:45-6:45 at the studio
Thurs., June 1, 6:00-7:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Mon. 4:30 Level 2.5Wed., May 17, 4:30-5:30 at the studio
Fri., June 2, 4:00-5:00 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Mon. 4:30 Level 3/4Tues., May 9, 4:30-5:30 at the studio
Wed., May 17, 4:30-5:30 at the studio
Thurs., June 1, 4:15-5:45 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Fri., June 2, 4:30-6:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Mon. 5:30 Level 3/4Tues., May 9, 5:45-6:45 at the studio
Wed., May 17, 5:45-6:45 at the studio
Thurs., June 1, 6:00-7:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Fri., June 2, 5:30-7:00 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Thurs. 4:30 Level 3/4Wed., May 17, 4:30-5:30 at the studio
Mon., May 22, 4:30-5:30 at the studio
Thurs., June 1, 4:15-5:45 at the Cannon Center (mandatory
Fri., June 2, 4:30-6:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Thurs. 6:00 Level 3/4Tues., May 16, 6:45-7:45 at the studio
Thurs., May 25, 5:45-6:45 at the studio
Thurs., June 1, 6:00-7:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Fri., June 2, 5:45-7:45 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Sat. 10:30 Level 3/4Tues., May 16, 5:30-6:30 at the studio
Thurs., May 25, 5:45-6:45 at the studio
Thurs., June 1, 6:00-7:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Fri., June 2, 5:45-7:45 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Thurs. 5:30 Level 4.5Tues., May 9, 5:45-6:45 at the studio
Wed., May 17, 5:45-6:45 at the studio
Thurs., June 1, 5:00-6:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Fri., June 2, 5:30-7:00 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Thurs. 5:00 Level 5Wed., May 17, 5:45-6:45 at the studio
Mon., May 22, 4:30-5:30 at the studio
Thurs., June 1, 5:00-6:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Fri., June 2, 4:30-6:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Wed. 6:00 Level 5Tues., May 16, 6:45-7:45 at the studio
Thurs., May 25, 5:45-6:45 at the studio
Thurs., June 1, 6:00-7:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Fri., June 2, 5:45-7:45 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Mon. 6:30 Level 5.5Tues., May 9, 6:45-8:00 at the studio
Tues., May 16, 5:30-6:30 at the studio
Thur., June 1, 6:30-8:00 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Fri., June 2, 5:45-8:00 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Wed. 4:30 Level 6Tues., May 9, 4:30-5:30 at the studio
Wed., May 17, 4:30-5:30 at the studio
Thurs., June 1, 4:15-5:45 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Fri., June 2, 4:30-6:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Sat. 1:30 Level 6Tues., May 9, 6:45-8:00 at the studio
Mon., May 22, 4:30-5:30 at the studio
Thur., June 1, 6:30-8:00 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Fri., June 2, 5:45-8:00 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Wed. 7:30 Level 7Tues., May 9, 6:45-8:00 at the studio
Thurs., May 25, 6:45-8:00 at the studio
Thur., June 1, 6:30-8:00 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Fri., June 2, 5:45-8:00 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Tues. 5:30 Kids HopTues., May 9, 5:45-6:45 at the studio
Tues, May 16, 5:30-6:30 at the studio
Thurs., June 1, 5:00-6:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Fri., June 2, 5:30-7:00 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Tues. 6:45 Kids HopTues., May 9, 5:45-6:45 at the studio
Tues., May 16, 6:45-7:45 at the studio
Thurs., June 1, 6:00-7:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Fri., June 2, 5:45-7:45 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Tues. 4:30 Hip Hop 1Tues., May 9, 4:30-5:30 at the studio
Tues., May 16, 5:30-6:30 at the studio
Thurs., June 1, 4:15-5:45 at the Cannon Center (mandatory
Fri., June 2, 4:30-6:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Mon. 5:30 Hip Hop 1Wed., May 17, 5:45-6:45 at the studio
Mon., May 22, 4:30-5:30 at the studio
Thurs., June 1, 5:00-6:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Fri., June 2, 5:30-7:00 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Tues. 7:30 Hip Hop 2Tues., May 9, 6:45-8:00 at the studio
Tues., May 16, 6:45-7:45 at the studio
Thur., June 1, 6:30-8:00 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Fri., June 2, 5:45-8:00 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
PreCompany (both classes unless noted) (at the studio unless noted)Tues./Wed. April 18/19 Ballet Tech times as usual (Parent Observation day)
Mon., April 24, 6:30-8:00
Wed., April 26, 6:00-7:30
Mon., May 1, 6:30-8:00 Monday PreCompany class as usual
Tues., May 2, 5:00-6:30 (Ballet Curtain call)(those absent will not be in this part)
Wed., May 3, 6:00-7:30 Wednesday PreCompany class as usual
Thurs., May 4, 6:30-8:30 Full cast Ballet Rehearsal (VERY IMPORTANT)
Mon., May 8, 5:30-8:30 Full cast Ballet Rehearsal (VERY IMPORTANT)
Tues., May 9, 6:45-8:00 (Jazz/Tap/Mini Comp 3)
Tues., May 16, 6:45-7:45 (Jazz/Tap/ Mini Comp 3)
Wed., May 17, 6:45-8:00 Full Cast Ballet (Very Important!!!!)
Thurs., May 18, 5:30-8:30 Full Cast Ballet (Very Important!!!!)
Mon., May 22, 5:45-8:00 Full Cast Ballet (Very Important!!!!)
Thurs., May 25, 6:45-8:00 (Jazz/Tap/Mini Comp 3)
Thur., June 1, 6:45-8:45 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Fri., June 2, 12:15-2:15 AND 5:45-9:00 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Juniorettes(be aware you have another note with schedule that begins before these)
Mon., May 8, 5:30-8:30 (full ballet)
Tues., May 9, 6:45-8:00 (jazz/tap)
Wed., May 17, 6:45-8:30 (full ballet, jazz/tap)
Thurs., May 18, 5:30-8:30 (full ballet)
Mon., May 22, 5:45-8:00-8:30 (full ballet, production)(if not in prod., can leave at 8:00)
Thurs., May 25, 6:45-8:00 (jazz/tap)
Thurs., June 1, 6:45-8:45 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Fri., June 2, 11:45a-12:15-2:15-2:45p (production, ballet/jazz/tap, solo/duo)
AND 5:45-9:00 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
(if not in prod., can arrive at 12:15) (if don’t have solo/duo., can break at 2:15)
Juniors and Seniors (be aware you have another note with schedule that begins before these)
Mon., May 8, 5:30-8:30 (full ballet)
Tues., May 9, 8:00-9:00 (jazz/tap/open)
Wed., May 10, 7:00-9:00 (opening)
Thurs., May 11, 6:00-8:00 (opening)
Tues., May 16, 7:45-9:00 (opening)
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Wed., May 17, 6:45-8:00-8:30 (full ballet, jazz/tap)
Thurs., May 18, 5:30-8:30 (full ballet)
Mon., May 22, 5:45-8:00-8:30 (full ballet, production)
(if not in prod., can leave at 8:00)
Thurs., May 25, 8:00-9:30 (Jazz/Tap/Opening)
Thurs., June 1, 7:15-9:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
Fri., June 2, 9:45a-11:15-1:30p (solo/trio, open/jazz/tap/prod./ballet)
AND 5:45-9:30 at the Cannon Center (mandatory)
(if don’t have solo/trio., can arrive at 11:15)

***********SATURDAY, JUNE 3 – RECITAL***********

For the 10:30 show…
9:00-9:30 performers arrive
10:00 theatre open for audience (please tell your guests they may NOT come in early)
10:30 Show begins

For the 2:30 show….
1:00-1:30 performers arrive
2:00 theatre open for audience (please tell your guests they may NOT come in early)
2:30 show begins

For the 7:00 show….
5:30 -6:00 performers arrive
6:00 group pictures of “Annie” Ballet cast on the stage. Please be in costume, hair and makeup done and meet on the stage (order these pictures by check to Ken Shoup) (No parents will be allowed on the stage for this!) (any ballet soloists wanting individual pictures on stage must do so BEFORE the group pix)
6:30 theatre open for audience (please tell your guests they may NOT come in early)
7:00 show begins

RECITAL INFORMATION

  • Each show will last approximately 2 ½-3 hours.
  • There will be a concession stand in the lobby selling small snacks at the recital. Do not eat or drink in the auditorium. Do not let children eat or drink in costume; cover it up or change.
  • Students in all shows may NOT leave the theatre in between. We will have someone organize a meal (let me know if you can help with this) or parents can bring in meals. NO OUTSIDE FOOD IN THE LOBBY, please keep outside food in the backstage areas.

YOUNG CLASSES, KIDS HOP and HIP HOP (those with only 1 or 2 dances):

  1. Children should be dressed for their first routine and in their dressing room 6 dances before theirs. Boys should meet their class outside the girls dressing room 5 dances early. (If yours is within the first 6 dances of the show, be in dressing room and ready 15 minutes before the show begins).
  2. The line up moms will get them in order and on stage for their first dance. Only Line Up moms may come to the stage area. Don’t hang around too long, as your child needs time to adjust to being away from their parents before dancing.
  3. After they perform, mothers should quickly go to dressing rooms to change them then cover up to go watch in the audience.
  4. Return to the dressing room 6 dances before your next dance and repeat steps 2 and 3. (if it is within 6 of the Annie Ballet, we will tell you during stage rehearsals at what point you need to return).
  5. Return to the dressing room 6 dances before the end of the show (in costume). Line up moms will bring them to the stage for the finale. If their second dance is near the end of the show, we may keep them backstage for the finale. This will be announced at the stage rehearsals.
  6. After the finale, come get your child from the stage. Preschool children will be given a nametag at the stage rehearsal. Please bring it to the recital to aid the line up moms. Don’t wear the nametag.

SEATING ARRANGEMENTS: Please do not walk around in the auditorium during a dance. Move between dances. The dancers as well as the audience should be respected at the theatre. This is part of what I try to teach the children. Do not let children (including non-dancers) sit in the aisles. It distracts the dancers and more importantly is a safety hazard. Please watch children closely if you go into the balcony. Please be considerate of our video company and stay away from their cameras.

  • NO ONE may enter the audience prior to 30 minutes before the shows begin(except stagehands, staff and the video company). If you arrive before then, you may go to the backstage areas and dressing rooms but you will not be allowed in the audience. We must
    have this time to get set up.
  • You may not use the doors at the front of the auditorium. You will need to use the back doors to exit the auditorium. We don’t want people walking in front of the audience constantly. (Line-up moms only may use the front doors.)
  • All audience members (and their belongings) with multiple shows to attend must leave the theatre after each show and re-enter at the 30 min mark. Any items left in the audience between shows will be taken to lost and found.
  • There is ample seating for everyone. You may NOT save seats by any means.  You may not save seats from one show to the next. (There will be some reserved seats for line-up moms, and official workers, etc. posted by Mrs. Tracy only.)

BACKSTAGE: For the security of our dancers, only those essential to helping dancers and staff will be allowed in the backstage areas. Please don’t bring visitors or siblings to the backstage areas. Feel free to use the grand lobby to visit and take pictures!

Dressing Areas: For the show, dressing areas will be assigned and doors marked (feel free to take your child’s “star” after the show). One same sex guardian only will be allowed dressing rooms. Do not dress or apply make-up in the theatre or bathrooms.

Navigating to the backstage areas: You may not use the doors at the front of the auditorium. You will need to use the back doors to exit the auditorium and walk around to the dressing rooms. We don’t want people walking in front of the audience constantly. We will show you this route at the stage rehearsals. Line-up moms only may use the front doors.

VIDEO TAPING OF RECITAL:

We will have a professional production company taping our recital. To order a video, please fill out form in the recital folder and return to studio or video table at the recital. You will pick up your videos at the studio this summer. Give it 4-6 weeks then call us and we will leave expected date on the answering machine. I highly recommend you buy a video as the company does a good job. I have heard it makes great entertainment for the kids all summer.

If you video with your own camera, you MUST use a battery and not plug into an outlet. You must stand against the side walls or sit in your seat to video tape (no tripods). You may not stand up in the seats or aisles as it blocks other parents from seeing and is a safety hazard.  Feel free to take snapshots (again from your seat or the side walls). Remember the video is of the entire show and not highlighting your child so if you want close ups, bring your own camera.

ACCESSORIES AND DETAILS:
Undergarments: DO NOT WEAR PANTIES UNDER COSTUMES. (tights ARE your underwear) (Boys should wear tight briefs)(girls who need one should wear a bra. Pin straps under costume so they won’t show or wear clear straps).
Shoes: All shoes should be white unless otherwise specified (Pre-Company and Company dancers, Hip Hop classes and boys). If your child’s shoes are the wrong color she will not be allowed on stage. Your child’s ballet shoes should have plain elastic only (no decorations) sewn on them. Your girl’s tap shoes should have plain white elastic to hold them on. No ribbons, plastic buttons, or decorations (boys have laces). (Remember all shoe requirements were made known upon registration).
Hair: Fasten all headpieces securely with bobbi pins in X’s (remember they’ll be jumping around).
Makeup: ALL FEMALE STUDENTS SHOULD WEAR DARK MAKE-UP AND RED LIPSTICK. (The stage lights wash them out and you cannot see their features. We are not trying to make them little grown ups)(youngest children are fine with lipstick, blush, and a touch of eye shadow, as they get older add mascara and eyeliner) (PreCompany and Company should follow required makeup application as shown on our YouTube video).
*Cover costumes with a robe, jacket or big button front shirt. Do not go into audience in costume.
*DO NOT WAVE AT YOUR CHILD WHILE SHE/HE IS PERFORMING.

Helpful hints:
*Bring bobbi pins, needle, thread, scissors, safety pins, extra tights, hairspray, lipstick and other makeup for freshen up, your costume lists, your program marked with your child’s dances and when to come backstage, any special recital gift you may want to give your child afterwards (there will not be a time on stage to do this, however)
*To clean dance shoes, use rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball or a baby wipe
*Make the recital a very special time for your child. It is a big deal to work for a year for one day and get in front of lots of people to perform. Do not mention being nervous unless your child does. If she does, encourage her to be brave and reassure her that she will do well and it will turn out to be fun.
If you have any questions, ask your child’s teacher before or after class or call. At rehearsals, ask our teenage assistants and if they do not know they will ask me. I will periodically answer several questions at a time during the rehearsals.

Fall classes will resume in mid-August. Students will be notified by mail in July as to Fall registration. Sign up now for the summer activities.

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