RECITAL: June 22, 2019 | 11AM + 4PM
MERCER ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL

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

  1. Tech Rehearsal is mandatory.

  2. Every dancer must enter through the 500 Hall Exit and Entrance by the B Lot!
    NO EXCEPTIONS!

  3. Do not wear your costume in the audience.

  4. No food or drink in the audience.

  5. 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 - 5 are required to remain backstage during the entire performance, NO EXCEPTIONS.

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creative movement + predance

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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 clothes 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 - 5

Students should arrive at least 20 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.

Costumes

All classes will receive their costumes in April/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 High School 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.

VOLUNTEERS

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 dancers know and recognize. Teachers of course will be back there also and will lead and set the their places onstage. Please email ale@definitivedance.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!! 


Tech Rehearsal: June 21
Time: 2:45 - 6:00
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. Tech 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 Tech 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.

Levels 1 - 5, Pre-Dance & Creative Movement
Students must arrive at 2:30 (no costumes). Please come in dance attire only and ready to dance! We are going to run the show in order so students and volunteers are familiar with the flow for Saturday. We need everyone to arrive at Tech Rehearsal on time! 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 - 2:30
We will run on time or ahead of schedule.
2:45 - 4:30pm
 Found In Silence, Creative Movement, Pre-Dance, Ballet and all numbers in the 1st half of the show.
4:30 - 6:00pm
Tap, and all numbers in the 2nd half of the show


DDS Class Pictures
June 15 - June 21 | Definitive Dance Studio

Saturday, June 15 and go through Friday, June 21. Dancers must bring costumes and correct dance shoes for class pictures. Dancers must have light makeup and their hair done correctly by the start of their class/picture time. You will take your pictures during your regularly scheduled weekly class. Once you have completed your pictures, you will rehearse your piece. (For more information on costume specifics, makeup and hair for each dance class go HERE.) 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. Come to class with your costumes and be ready to go right at class time! 

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. 

SATURDAY 6/15 | 9:30 - 11:30 | DDS

9:30 - 10:30 Creative Movement
10:30 - 11:30 Creative Movement

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
8:15 - 9:15
Senior Co Tap  | All Dance Company Solos + Duets (Minis, Juniors + Seniors)

Tuesday 6/18 | 4:15 - 8:30 | DDS

4:15 - 5:15 Jazz 1 | Mini Jazz, Mini Lyrical, Mini Hip Hop
5:15 - 6:15 Jazz 2 | Junior Jazz, Junior Lyrical
6:15 - 7:15 Jazz 3
7:15 - 8:15 Jazz 4 | Senior Jazz
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
5:15 - 6:15 Lyrical 1
6:15 - 7:15 Lyrical 2
7:15 - 8:15 Lyrical 3
8:15 - 9:15 Lyrical 4/5 | Senior Co Lyrical

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 1 | Hip Hop 3/4
7:15 - 8:15 Contemporary 2/3
8:15 - 9:15 Senior Hip Hop | Senior Contemporary

PICTURE HINTS

  • Please have your envelope already filled out.

  • You will need a separate envelope for each dance, but only ONE payment.

  • Please include only 1 check regardless of how many dances you are in.

  • Please make checks payable to: John Gault Productions

  • Pictures will be available to pick up in early September at DDS.

  • Different packages are available for purchase and not affiliated with the studio. Pictures are a personal choice.