RECITAL: June 22, 2019 | 11AM + 4PM
Costume Fees due January 15
Children 3 and under do not need a ticket if they are sitting in your lap. Children 4+ up must sit in a seat to not block the people behind them from seeing the show.
Tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis. When a show sells out, tickets will no longer be available for that show. Every child /adult age 4+ up needs to have a ticket. It is open seating, and doors will open 45 minutes prior to the show. You will be unable to reserve seats for friends and family. Please be respectful of this! NO FOOD OR COSTUMES in the THEATRE AUDIENCE OF ANY KIND!
Please plan to attend an entire performance not just the portion of the show that your child is in. All of our students work hard and deserve an attentive audience free from the distraction of people leaving the theatre. The show is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes long.
IMPORTANT RULES FOR EVERYONE TO FOLLOW
Every dancer must enter through the 500 Hall Exit and Entrance by the B Lot!
Do not wear your costume in the audience.
No food or drink in the audience.
Do not enter or exit through the side audience door, this is a fire exit only.
(This door will only be allowed to be used during Dress Rehearsal)
All Students must be dropped off at the 500 Hall Exit and Entrance by the B Lot! No student or parent may enter backstage through the commons. All parents must then go outside and around the building to the main entrance to enter the theater. hen they are ready to pick up their student they will have to go back outside and around to the 500 Hall Exit and Entrance by the B Lot to pick up their student. When students arrive they must check-in with our staff for both shows. Students will have assigned dressing rooms. The studio has grown quite a bit this year so students must adhere to their assigned rooms. Dancers in Level 1 - 4 are required to remain backstage during the entire performance, NO EXCEPTIONS.
creative movement + predance
All the Creative Movement and Pre-Dance classes perform in the first half of the show. Not one CM or PD student will be allowed anywhere besides backstage until intermission. The first half of the show runs 45 minutes to 1 hour long. Your student will be supervised by our DDS staff. They will be wearing Black DDS aprons the day of the show so you can easily find them. If you think your student will be hungry or thirsty pack them some water and a nut-free snack that is not messy (we don't want a costume emergency). CM and PD students should come in their costume (with regular shoes, do not wear dance shoes outside!) with their hair and makeup already done. They need to bring a labeled tote bag with their dance shoes, any snacks, and a change of clothe for after they perform on stage. Students must change out of their costumes before entering the audience. Students are welcome to watch the second half of the show with their parents, but they cannot be wearing their costume! Please keep their costumes/bags backstage or in the car at intermission. All Pre-Dance and Creative Movement students must have a parent check them out with staff before they leave.
levels 1 - 4
Students should arrive at least 15 minutes before the show start time with makeup and hair ready to go. There will be dressing rooms assigned to classes backstage. Students will enter through the side door. There is no entering the backstage area through the main entrance of the High School. Students must remain backstage until intermission, or the end of the show. All students are required to perform in both shows at 11am and 4pm.
All classes will receive their costumes in May. Please note that dancers will not be allowed to receive their costumes or purchase tickets until ALL outstanding balances/tuition is paid in full and current. For more information on costume specifics, makeup and hair for each dance class go HERE. We do not have any extra costumes or costume pieces. Make sure that your student's costume is hung up before the show and that you arrive with all accessories, shoes and tights needed for your class. DO NOT IRON YOUR COSTUME! Parents are responsible for making the appropriate alterations for their student's costume before the show. When we measure for costumes we do our best to accommodate for extra growing room so that the costumes are not too small by the time of the show.
RECITAL DAY CHECK-IN
All Students must be dropped off at the 500 Hall Exit and Entrance by the B Lot! No student or parent may enter backstage through the commons. All parents must then go outside and around the building to the main entrance to enter the theater. When they are ready to pick up their student they will have to go back outside and around to the 500 Hall Exit and Entrance by the B Lot to pick up their student. When students arrive they must go to the correct table to check-in with our staff for both shows. Students must check-out with staff before they leave as well.
We need at least one parent volunteer from each Creative Movement and PreDance Class with the students. Since there will be mostly female students of all ages with costume changes backstage, we ask for mom volunteers only, thank you for your understanding. We will have other (non-parent) volunteers backstage to help, but I feel it is valuable to have a mom who the girls know and recognize. Teachers of course will be back there also and will lead and set the their places onstage. Please email email@example.com ASAP if you are willing to help out backstage and for which show. We are always in need of friendly volunteers! Thank you so much!!
Dress/Tech Rehearsal: June 21
Mercer Island High School
You will drop off and pick up your student at the 500 Hall Exit and Entrance by the B Lot Parking Lot. Students may not enter or exit through the main commons and entrance of the High School. Dress Rehearsal is the only time we are allowed to use the side entrance into the auditorium audience. Please do not let this confuse you, you will not be able to use this entrance into the auditorium from backstage on Saturday.
Creative Movement, Pre-Dance, Level 1 Families
Please have a parent / caretaker/ guardian attend Dress Rehearsal with your student so they can hear all pertinent instructions and announcements and be familiar with what will take place on recital day. They are welcome to watch the rehearsal from the audience, and can leave once the student has finished all of their dance numbers. Creative Movement will have their Group and Individual Class Pictures taken at Dress Rehearsal from 2:15 - 3:15.
Pre-Dance & Creative Movement, must arrive at 2:15 (with costume on). Levels 1-4, Your dancer does NOT need to wear their costume. Please come in dance attire only and ready to dance! Upper levels with multiple dances will be allowed to leave their costumes in the dressing rooms after rehearsal so they don't need to transport multiple times. Remember, moms and dads and nannies and or additional family help is allowed, but please do not invite guests to the rehearsal. We need to run on time and the dancers need to focus and take corrections. Please be respectful of this.
DANCER CALL TIME - 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR START TIME
(CM and PD call time is 2:15)
We will run on time or ahead of schedule.
1:00 - 1:30pm All Hip Hop Classes
1:30 - 2:15pm Ballet Classes Levels 1/2 - 4 (no Ballet 1)
2:15 - 3:15pm All Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Tap Classes
3:15 - 4:15pm Creative Movement, Pre-Dance, Ballet 1
DDS Class Pictures
June 17 - June 21 | Definitive Dance Studio
Monday, June 10th and go through Friday, June 15th. You will take your pictures during your regularly scheduled weekly class. Please note the Ballet photo schedule. Once you have completed your pictures, you will rehearse your piece. If your class does not have a recital number you will still have dance class. All of your class time will be used. Even if you choose not to purchase photos, please plan on coming and participating in the picture so those dancers who are buying pictures have a complete group photo. So come to class with your costumes and be ready to go right at class time! Picture hair will be the same as recital hair.
Picture order forms are available at the studio, this is an outside company that takes the pictures. We provide this as a service to you, and is in no way affiliated with the studio. No payments for pictures are made to the studio, so please make sure you bring your checkbook or cash as credit cards are not accepted. There are several price point packages available for purchase. Pictures will be available for pick-up at the studio in September.
Monday 6/17 | 4:15 - 8:45 | DDS
4:15 - 5:15 Mon. Pre-Dance | Ballet 2
5:15 - 6:15 Ballet 3 | Tap 1
6:15 - 7:15 Ballet 5 | Tap 2/3
7:15 - 8:15 Ballet 4 | Tap 4/5
Tuesday 6/18 | 4:15 - 8:30 | DDS
4:15 - 5:15 Jazz 1 | Mini Jazz, Mini Lyrical
5:15 - 6:15 Jazz 2 | Junior Jazz, Junior Lyrical
6:15 - 7:15 Jazz 3
7:15 - 8:15 Jazz 4 | Senior Jazz, Senior Lyrical, Senior Contemporary
8:15 - 9:15 Jazz 5
Wednesday 6/19 | 3:15 - 8:15 | DDS
3:15 - 4:15 PreDance
4:15 - 5:15 Ballet 1 | Mini Solos
5:15 - 6:15 Lyrical 1 | Junior Solos
6:15 - 7:15 Lyrical 2 | Senior Solos
7:15 - 8:15 Lyrical 3 | Senior Tap
8:15 - 9:15 Lyrical 4/5 | Extra Work: Duets/Trios
Thursday 6/20 | 4:15 - 8:15 | DDS
4:15 - 5:15 Teen Jazz/Lyrical | Hip Hop 1
5:15 - 6:15 Contemporary 4/5 | Hip Hop 2
6:15 - 7:15 Contemporary 2 | Hip Hop 3/4
7:15 - 8:15 Contemporary 2/3 | Senior Improvisation
8:15 - 9:15 Senior Hip Hop
Friday 6/21 | 3:30 - 4:30 | MI High School
2:15 - 2:45 9:30AM Creative Movement Class (After Dress Rehearsal in the backstage hallway area)
2:45 - 3:15 10:30AM Creative Movement Class (After Dress Rehearsal in the backstage hallway area)
Please have your envelope already filled out.
You will need a separate envelope for each dance, but only payment.
Please include only 1 check regardless of how many dances you are in.
Please may checks payable to: John Gault Productions
Pictures will be available to pick up in late August/early September.
Different packages are available for purchase and not affiliated with the studio. Pictures are a personal choice.