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 We are now down to the final days of preparation for our “2024” dance recital. You will find instructions and information for the 

 dress rehearsal and recital performances included in this notice. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have no matter 

 how trivial it may seem. The calmer and more prepared we all are the smoother the show will run.  

 All recital info is available on our website @ Click on the Recital Info Tab.

                             DRESS REHEARSAL:    Wednesday, June 5th   from 3:00 - 7:00pm
                                                                     MEMORIAL HALL, 590 MAIN ST. MELROSE
                                                                     Refer to Dress Rehearsal schedule for arrival times
                                                 RECITAL:    Saturday, June 8, 2024 - PERFORMANCE AT 2:00 pm


         Dress Rehearsal is in FULL COSTUME.  Listed below are rules and guidelines that will be strictly enforced so this recital   

         can be an enjoyable experience for everyone.


   1.    Dress rehearsal is not run in the same order as the recital.  A schedule of the order of the dress rehearsal  
          is available on our website.  This will determine your arrival time and an estimate of when you may be   
          finished.  The order of the Recital Performance on June 8th will be provided at the dress rehearsal.  


    2.   Only parents of the students that are rehearsing on stage will be allowed in the auditorium.  All dancers  
          must remain in the dressing rooms until you are called. This will be strictly enforced.  NO GUESTS are  


      3.  You are allowed to take pictures and videos at the dress rehearsal and only of your own child.
          This presents a safety and privacy issue. Therefore you are not allowed to take pictures or videos at the  
          recital performance.  Anyone taking pictures or videos during the recital will be asked to leave.


        4. The dress rehearsal will be run in full costume.  Proper shoes and tights must be worn.  Tights, accessories   
      and instructions are included with your costume.  Additional tights and shoes can be purchased through the   




         1.  On the day of the recital you must arrive at the Memorial Hall by 12:30 pm if you are in ACT 1 and 1:00 
              if in ACT 2 only. The order of the recital performance will be confirmed at the dress rehearsal for you to plan your arrival    

              time on June 8th.       


         2.  The doors to the auditorium will not open until 1:30pm. Please inform your guests to plan their arrival
              accordingly. If the weather is poor there is not a large covered area to wait before the doors are open.
              Early arrivals will be asked to leave the auditorium before the doors can be opened. 


         3.  Our policy for preparing and monitoring dancers backstage is as follows.  Because the dressing rooms and  
              backstage area are small it is necessary for us to limit the number of helpers. The number of parents  
              needed per class will depend on the age and size of the group.  Parents interested in helping should notify  
              the school. We will then choose the parents needed based on the order they signed up.  


         4.  Any class that has no performance in ACT II will be allowed to go into the auditorium and sit in a section 
              reserved for students while they wait for the finale.  Their monitors will stay with them and direct them  
              when they should return to the dressing rooms to prepare for the finale.  All help is appreciated and will be 
              utilized where needed most. No dancers are allowed to sit with their families in the auditorium so    
              please do not purchase a ticket for them.
         5.  Dancers are called to the stage area by classes 3 number before they are on stage.  When they are finished 
              dancing they are held in the stage area until the next number begins to reduce the amount of noise when 
              we open the doors to the dressing area.  This also allows the monitors/parents time to sit in the audience 
              when their child is on stage and return before the students are in the dressing rooms.


         6.  HAIRSTYLES: All dancers should wear their hair in a high bun unless otherwise instructed. No 
              colored elastics or clips. It is best not to wash your hair the day of the recital as it will be too soft and  
              difficult to stay in place. The 4-5 year old dancers should wear their hair in curls with the hair along the 
              face pulled back. 


          7.  MAKE UP: Dancers should wear a cream or beige color eye shadow over their entire lid and a darker brown or

               chestnut color in the crease of the eye. After applying the lighter shadow to the lid, use the darker color in the crease

               of the eye. Start at the inside corner, follow the crease along the bone and  sweep the shadow out to the outside   

              corner. Like drawing a banana.   Black eyeliner should be worn along the top and bottom lashes. Older dancers wear 

              false eyelashes.  All dancers should wear mascara and wear a Plum or Rose color blush depending on your skin tone   

              and red lipstick.  Makeup for younger dancers should be more subtle.

        There is a 6 ticket minimum but no maximum purchase per family.  Your account will be billed $150.00 which will be credited   

        once you purchase your tickets. Please refer to the "Ticket Information" on our website.  Order forms can be printed from our 

        website and will also be available at the studio.


       All regular classes are being held through Saturday June 1st.  Each teacher, however has the option to run classes if they feel 

       the students need the extra class. Your child’s teacher will tell you if they plan to run a class the week of  June 3rd  and the

      day and time of the class. Notices will be sent by text.

       Finale Instructions and a Finale Rehearsal Shedule are available online.  Participation in the finale is mandatory for all           


       Do you have any questions? Is this your first recital? We want this experience to be special for all of us after all the time and 

       effort that has gone into its preparation.
       Please contact us if you need any questions answered.
        Thank You,              

        Miss Susan                 

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