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                      DRESS REHEARSAL & RECITAL INFORMATION

 

    We are now down to the final days of preparation for our “2019” dance recital. You will find instructions and information for the dress rehearsal and recital performances included in this notice. Those of you who have never experienced a recital before may have lots of questions. I’ve tried to make the information as complete and easy to understand as possible. 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 @ www.dancegallerymelrose.com and click on Recital Info.

 

DRESS REHEARSAL:       

                                    Wednesday, June 5th   from 3:00 - 7:00pm

                                     MEMORIAL HALL, 590 MAIN ST. MELROSE

                                    Refer to Dress Rehearsal                                                                     

 

RECITAL:             Saturday, June 8, 2019  -  PERFORMANCE AT 2:00 pm

                       

DRESS REHEARSAL:

       Dress Rehearsal is in FULL COSTUME.  Listed below we have some rules and guidelines that will be strictly enforced so this recital can be considered an enjoyable experience rather than an ordeal.

 

    1.  Dress rehearsal is run in the same order as the recital.  The order of the show will be available online the week prior to the recital.  Only parents of the students that are on stage will be allowed in the auditorium.  All dancers must remain in the dressing rooms until you are called.

We cannot use the auditorium as a dressing room.    It’s too distracting.  NO GUESTS are allowed and we suggest you make  arrangements for baby sitters for non-dancers.

 

     2.  You are allowed to take pictures and videos at the dress rehearsal only and only of your own child.!  YOU ARE NOT  ALLOWED TO TAKE  PICTURES OR VIDEOS AT THE RECITAL PERFORMANCE. 

Each year we have one or two parents who insist on breaking the rules.  If I allow one I have to allow everyone and it presents such a distraction and an enormous safety and privacy issue. Anyone caught taking pictures or videos during the recital will be asked to leave.

     

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

 

     4.  NO EATING IN THE AUDITORIUM!  The only drink or liquid allowed is water.  This is a      

 historic building and the custodians will enforce the rules.

 

RECITAL:

  1. 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 show will be confirmed at the dress rehearsal.)        

 

   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.  Any 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 are small it is necessary for us to limit the number of

         helpers.   The number of parents needed per class will depend on the 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.  Parents helping backstage will     

         given an ID tag.

 

    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.  They should return to the dressing rooms to prepare for the finale.  All help is                         appreciated.

         No dancers are allowed to sit with their families 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 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 should wear false eyelashes.

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

 

ACCOUNTS

All accounts must be paid in full for a student to participate in any of the rehearsals or performances.  If you have any questions, email us at  dancegallerymelrose@yahoo.com and either Susan or Wendy will answer any questions you have.

 

TICKETS

There is a 6 ticket minimum but no maximum purchase per family.  Your account will be billed $132.00 which will be credited once you purchase your tickets.    In addition to Ticket Sale Day on May 19th,  tickets are available at all classes and rehearsals and at the door.  Please refer to the "Ticket Information" on our website.  You can also download an order form or one is available at the studio.

 

CLASSES: 

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 email.

 

FINALE: 

Finale Instructions and a rehearsal schedule will be available online.  Participation is mandatory for all dancers.

Do you have any questions now? 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 call if you need any questions answered.

                                                                                               

                                      Thank You,              Miss Susan