Parent Note for Spring Show

“A Rainbow of my Own”

May 28th, 2016

Hello Canyon Dance Academy Parents and Dancers! 

The end of the spring semester is upon us and it is time for our big, year-end performance: “A Rainbow of my Own”! We are so excited to have all of our wonderful dancers share their dances with their family and friends! Please read the following information carefully as it contains a lot of important information about dates, times, picture day, etc. for the show. The performances will be held on Saturday, May 28h, 2016 at the Coconino High School north auditorium. There is a mandatory dress rehearsal on the morning of the show at 9:00 am. This is very important, as it is the only opportunity for the dancers to rehearse on the stage. We expect to be done before 11:30. DANCERS WHO DO NOT ATTEND DRESS REHEARSAL WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PERFORM.  The shows are at 2:00pm and 6:00pm the same day.  All classes will be performing in both shows with the exception of the 3-4 yr. and 5-6 yr. creative dance classes. 3-4 yr. will attend morning dress rehearsal and perform in the evening show at 6:00pm; 5-6 yr. will attend morning dress rehearsal and perform in the matinee show at 2pm

The performance fee is $30.00/family and is due by May 5th. Please feel free to include this fee with your May tuition and notate the details on the memo line of your check or on the envelope with your cash. Thank you. 

♪      All costume fees are due in total by Thurs. April 7th, and performance fees are by Thurs. May 5th. IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID YOUR COSTUME BALANCE, PLEASE DO SO AT YOUR EALIEST CONVENIENCE. The performance fee covers the cost of theater, crew, props, scenery, and publicity. Time with the teachers during dress rehearsal and performances is also included. If this presents undue hardship on your family, please talk to Miss Cori. Dues must be paid (or other arrangements made with Miss Cori) in order for your child to perform.  

♪        The performance fee allows immediate family (Guardians and siblings only) to attend the concert at no additional cost.  Tickets will be issued for the immediate family of the dancer only. Only studio families may attend both concerts with their complementary tickets.  Family tickets will be distributed on picture day (Saturday, May 21st). Tickets for all other audience members are $7 for adults and $4 for children and will be available at the door.  All proceeds from admissions support the Canyon Dance Academy scholarship program. We believe that no child should be denied the opportunity to dance due to financial hardship and our scholarship program allows approximately 20% of our students to participate in classes.   

♪       Full dress rehearsal is Saturday, May 28th from 9:00am-11:30am/noon.  This rehearsal is mandatory for all dancers. Any dancer who misses the dress rehearsal will not be permitted to perform in the show. No exceptions. All dancers need to show up in FULL HAIR, and MAKEUP. PLEASE BRING YOUR COSTUME AND WEAR DANCE CLOTHES TO THE THEATER. Please don’t eat or drink in your costume, because if it gets stained or ruined we don’t have extra costumes and dancers with dirty costumes won’t be permitted to perform. Dancers are responsible for bringing their costumes. Costumes will be distributed during classes the week of the photos. Please ARRIVE in clothes that are not part of the costume. Call time for ALL DANCERS (dancers backstage): 9:00, warm-up (required for dancers 7+): 9:10-9:30, Dress Rehearsal: 9:00-11:30.

SCHEDULE: We will run the entire show. We will also rehearse bows before the show run through and again immediately after. 

After the final bows, dancers will be dismissed to their parents from the stage.  No parents on the stage please. Rehearsal should go quickly and smoothly. As a reminder, dress rehearsal can be tedious at times, so please be patient with the process. Your dancer is welcome to sit quietly in the audience until it is their time to dance, and this is their only chance to see the show. 

Dancers will not be allowed to enter the audience during live shows.  

DRESSING ROOMS: The dressing area is very limited, so please don’t bring anything “extra”. Also, please have your dancer arrive with hair and makeup completely done. 

MAKEUP & HAIR: Girls should wear: base (which prevents looking washed out), eyes (mascara, light eye shadow), blush/rouge on cheeks, and lipstick. Hair should be done away from face (no bangs) or following specific guidelines given by instructor(s).  

Boys should wear: base, and very light eye makeup, blush/rouge and lip-gloss. Teachers can further advise on details.

NO nail polish (fingers or toes), NO jewelry, and NO visible tattoos. 

UNDERGARMENTS: Leotards are a replacement for panties for girls.  Young boys should wear briefs that will not show under their costumes. In performance, additional layers of unnecessary underwear are distracting.   

♪       You may take pictures or video with your personal camera during the dress rehearsal ONLY. NO flash, NO cords and NO lights. You must also stay clear of the stage and all walkways and doorways for safety reasons. Personal photography and videography will not be permitted during live shows, as it is distracting to other audience members.  

♪       A DVD of the show is available to purchase for $30.00 and will include both shows. Forms will be available at the studio and in the lobby.  Please make checks payable to Canyon Dance Academy.  Only paid orders will be filled.  

♪       The performances start at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. and will run approximately 1.5 hours.  Dancers ages 3-6 must arrive 30 minutes prior to the show warm and ready to dance (1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively).  Teens, Tweens, Ballet and 7-9 year old classes must arrive one hour prior to the show for warm-up on stage (1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., respectively).  

Teachers and other volunteers will be in the dressing rooms and backstage for assistance.  During live shows, dancers are to stay in dressing rooms or other designated areas until a teacher or volunteer queues them backstage for their dance.  After the final bow, they will be dismissed to their parents from the stage.  No parents on the stage please.  

♪        Items to bring to dress rehearsal and shows: safety pins, bobby pins, hair spray, makeup, sewing kit, COSTUMES (including tights if costume requires them), and quiet activities such as cards or coloring books.  ABSOLUTELY NO EATING

♪       Flowers will be sold before and after the show if you would like to purchase them for your “star.” All proceeds from the flower sales benefit the scholarship program. 

♪        We need volunteers to sign up for various posts during the show:  ushers, ticket takers, dressing room monitors, etc.  Please sign up on the forms on the studio window in the lobby of Canyon Dance. 

♪       PICTURE DAY: We will do professional photos on Saturday, May 21st at the CDA Studio (see schedule below).  Please have your dancer arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time slot with costume on and hair/makeup done nicely. It is a VERY tight schedule, so please be prompt.  If your dancer misses their class’s scheduled time, we can try to fit in and individual picture between other classes, but no guarantees can be made. Photos are not mandatory to purchase, but please bring your dancers for the class photos regardless.  Picture package descriptions and order forms will be available at the studio.  Bring your completed order forms and payment on picture day - do not turn them in to the studio, they are to be given directly to the photographer. Please make checks to Inspirational Light Photography. If you have any questions about photos, please ask your teacher. The schedule below is for picture day on Saturday, May 21st at Canyon Dance Academy

Picture time    Class   

4:00-4:30pm           3-4s Basic Creative Dance (M 4:00pm class)  

4:30-4:50pm           5-6s Creative Dance and Technique (Th 4:00pm class) 

4:50-4:55pm           7-9s Intro. to Modern and Jazz (W 4:45pm class) 

4:55-5:10pm           Tap/Ballet combo. (W 4:00pm class) 

5:10-5:25pm           Hip Hop  (W 5:00pm class) 

5:35-5:55pm           Ballet 1 (M 5:00pm class) 

5:55-6:10pm           Ballet 2 (T 5:00pm class) 

6:10-6:20pm           Ballet 3/Pointe (T 6:00pm class) 

6:20-6:40pm           10-12 Modern and Jazz (T/TH class) 

6:40-6:55pm           13+ Modern and Jazz (M/W class) 

6:55-7:10pm           VELOCITY Dance Co. (Th. 6:45pm class)